Thanksgiving Produce

When we've been busy harvesting produce every week since the beginning of March... it's hard for a produce farmer to think of this time of year being labelled as "harvest time"! However, there's still something special about the Thanksgiving weekend, and the types of produce that are in-season right now. Definitely worthy of feasting and celebration! img_20161006_143121

This Saturday, there will be a special combo of farm-fresh goods available:

  • Fresh turkeys (this only happens twice per year!)
  • Fresh chickens (either whole or in pieces, see below)
  • Frozen pork (various cuts, more details below), duck, rabbit
  • All kinds of produce (partial list below)
  • Fresh eggs

Here's a partial list of the produce that will be available on Saturday. Feel free to place your order ahead of time (email is preferred), and it will be set aside for you.

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SQUASHES (pricing is based on the size of each squash)

Buttercup $2.50 - 4; dry, orange flesh; sweet; standard for roasting

Butternut $3 - 6; sweet orange flesh; excellent for soups (the roasted flesh is very smooth when pureed)

Sweet Dumpling $3 - 4 for two; very sweet nutty flavour; delicious; highly recommended; each half is a serving; roast on its own, or stuff with a meatloaf or vegetable mixture before roasting

Delicata $2 - 3 for two; sweet; good for stuffing with a meatloaf-type mixture

Vegetable Spaghetti $2 - 5; stringy yellow flesh that can be eaten as "noodles" with either a meat sauce, a pesto sauce, or fried in butter (after roasting) & topped with shredded parmesan

Acorn $2 - 4; sweet flavour; yellow flesh; good for roasting in halves or wedges

Pie Pumpkins $2 - 3.50; not as sweet as the squashes; excellent for making pies (of course!) or for other pumpkin baking (muffins, etc)

North Georgia Candy Roaster $8 - 10 (jumbo); sweet & delicious roasted; also good for baking; lots of flesh in each squash

Long Island Cheese $6 - 8 (large size); good for roasting & for pies; several pounds of flesh in each squash

img_20161003_124814Heirloom Tomatoes $3 / quart

Cherry Tomatoes $3 / pint (the super-sweet and flavourful Sungold)

Saladette Tomatoes $3 / quart

Red Peppers $3 / quart Three types... Bell peppers, pimento peppers, and Lipstick peppers (a smaller, sweet, cone-shaped pepper)

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Carrots $3 / bunch

Beets $3 / bag

Sweet Potatoes $4 / 3 medium

Salad Turnips $3 / bunch

Round Radishes $2 / bunch

White & Lavender Daikon Radishes $2 / bunch

Black Spanish Radishes $2 / bunch

Garlic $4 / 3 (medium-sized bulbs)... garlic for planting will be available next week

Swiss Chard $3 / bunch

Green Cabbage $3 / medium size

Herbs $2 / bunch

  • Cilantro, Dill, Mint, Parsley, Sage

Sept veg

PORK. Pasture-raised, non-GMO-fed, Berkshire pork. Very delicious!

  • Sausages (wheat-free, MSG-free, filler-free)
    • Mild Italian, Hot Italian, Hungarian, Salt & Pepper, Chorizo, Tomato Basil
  • Pork Chops & Butt Chops (which are taken from the shoulder; cook the same as any pork chop)
  • Ribs
  • Lard & Smoked Lard (Bacon-flavoured)... use to fry or roast vegetables, or make pie pastry. A nutritious, traditional fat.
  • Cracklings (the delicious leftovers after the fat is rendered into lard)
  • Ham Steak
  • Pork hocks... use to make flavourful soups
  • Trotters... make excellent broth as a base for soups and stews

CHICKEN. Pasture-raised, non-GMO-fed chicken. The way all chicken used to taste.

  • Whole chickens
  • Boneless chicken breast
  • Chicken legs
  • Chicken Breast Quarters
  • Chicken Leg Quarters
  • Chicken Wings

Email your order by 5pm Friday to have it reserved for you on Saturday morning. Or, come on out and select your own produce for your Thanksgiving feasting! See you Saturday!