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Thursday, January 17, 2019

January

Winter Love!

I will admit I do love winter.  Not only is it a time of rest and reset for me, but the beauty in the season brings me great joy.  It is a time of quiet and fairy-like sparkles, a time to appreciate the wildness of the farm; deer tracks through the fields and crows calling from the trees wondering when all their free samples will reappear.  


Winter heats are house with canning, preserving and rendering farm products I was not able to get to in the summer.  It's a glorious reminder of summer colors and sweet flavors; of warm summer air and the knowledge that it will all happen again soon.


Winter is also a time of great wonder for me.  Our freezers, walk in cooler and dry storage areas are packed with a bounty that all started from a tiny seed.  An energy force so great and precious to our survival.  It is sometimes easy to forget that the power our bodies use to move through the day, to grow, to be strong and mindful, nearly 100% comes from a plant that grew out of the top 6" of this earth.  To be thankful for this gift is an understatement.  And know that the food that you consume from our farm not only has nutritional value and organic standards, but it also has our love and commitment to goodness.  

Now is the time to buy into your share of good energy!  Set you and your family up with the power that comes from a seed and reserve your Summer Share!  

Thank you for Loving Little Ridge Farm


This Month's Bounty:
carrot, onion, turnip, garlic, beet, kohl rabi, potato, sweet potato, winter squash, parsnip, watermelon radish, celeriac, leeks, green/red cabbage

The Farmer's Table (a peak into what we eat here on the farm)
*roast chicken with a mushroom cream sauce and veggies (kohl rabi, leek, garlic, carrot, parsnip, celeraic, potato)

*LRF grass-fed meatballs and homemade tomato sauce
We've been using this recipe, slightly modified, but the key is that it is almond flour instead of bread crumbs and they are really really good!

*LRF pork tenderloin with homemade quick sauerkraut

*LRF NY strip steak with mushrooms and roasted carrots

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