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A Trip Across the Pond.

 

Good Morning! 

Just a reminder about the "In Season Dinner" series, a collaboration between Forge and Family Dinner.  This year we are kicking off with the famed Pizza and Beer night.  There will be tasty brews from Idle Hands and pizza from the magicians at Forge.

It all takes place on January 30th, 6:30 pm at Forge Baking Co in Somerville.  Tickets can be purchased on Eventbrite - we would love to see you there!

Also: CALLING ALL BAGS!  if you have a treasure trove of Family Dinner bags or ice packs - maybe you're taking them on vacation or letting your kids built a fort of out them that looks like Hogwarts (if so, send pics!) - we would love them back!  You can leave them out for your driver or exchange them in person for a high five!

Thanks!!

Erin + Tim

 

A TRIP ACROSS THE POND

Today we are headed to see these wonderful people at Heron Pond to pick up Sweet Potatoes (400#- that's a lot of spuds!) for the shares and Cranberries to bring to Forge for their new pastry special. Heron Pond is in South Hampton, NH, right over the border.

From their site: Heron Pond Farm is owned and operated by Greg Balog and Andre Cantelmo. Friends from college where they studied soil science, they have been a team for twenty years. Heron Pond is a four season farm that grows over 250 varieties of vegetables, fruits, herbs, and flowers. Farming year-round has allowed us to grow and maintain an incredibly skilled and experienced staff whose passion brings higher yields, quality, and flavor to our food all year long.

It's a beautiful drive through Amesbury and down the long winding road that leads to the farm; no matter the weather I have the windows down and the music up.  It's a classic rock kind of a drive, if you know what I mean.  There's a real joy in meeting the people who grow the food we love to bring you; knowing their passion and trusting their process. Whether it's talking with Tad about meat or visiting Sarah at Vinal to pick up hundreds of her perfect English Muffins, its like being part of a big happy food Family. 

And so we'll spend this frigid New England day driving around in a truck full of hundreds of pounds of potatoes, hundreds of heads of lettuce drinking perfectly roasted Tandem coffee and cranking Queen's greatest hits with the windows down - all to bring you another week of delicious food from this wonderful Family. That's the dream right there.

WHAT'S IN THE BAG?

HALF SHARE

Omnivore Protein - Haddock from Red's Best; Eggs from Feather Brook Farm
Pescatarian Protein - Haddock from Red's Best; Eggs from Feather Brook Farm
Vegetarians - BBQ Tempeh from Rhapsody Foods; Eggs from Feather Brook Farm
Paleo Proteins - Haddock from Red's Best; Eggs from Feather Brook Farm
Fruits and Veggies - Sweet Potatoes from Heron Pond Farm; Tomatoes from Long Wind Farm; Carrots from Clark Farm; Onions from Brookford Farm
Grain - English Muffins from Vinal Bakery
Special Treat - Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies from Forge

WHOLE SHARE

Omnivore Protein - Haddock from Red's Best; Ground Pork and Eggs from Feather Brook Farm; Yogurt from Brookford Farm
Pescatarian Protein - Haddock and Sea Bass from Red's Best; Eggs from Feather Brook Farm; Yogurt from Brookford Farm
Vegetarians - BBQ Tempeh from Rhapsody Foods; Eggs from Feather Brook Farm; Giardiniera from Kitchen Garden Farm (a wonderful mix of pickled veggies. You can put that stuff on EVERYTHING!)
Paleo Proteins - Haddock from Red's Best; Ground Pork and Eggs from Feather Brook Farm
Fruits and Veggies - Sweet Potatoes from Heron Pond Farm; Tomatoes from Long Wind Farm; Carrots from Clark Farm; Onions from Brookford Farm; Lettuce from Brite Harvest; Micro Greens from Generation Farm
Grain - English Muffins from Vinal Bakery 
Special Treat - Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies and Oatmeal Cookie from Forge

DOUBLE SHARE

Omnivore Protein Haddock from Red's Best; Steak (yum!), Ground Pork and Eggs from Feather Brook Farm; Gouda and Yogurt from Brookford Farm
Pescatarian Protein - Haddock, Salmon and Sea Bass from Red's Best; Eggs from Feather Brook Farm; Yogurt from Brookford Farm
Fruits and Veggies - Sweet Potatoes from Heron Pond Farm; Tomatoes from Long Wind Farm; Carrots from Clark Farm; Onions from Brookford Farm; Lettuce from Brite Harvest; Micro Greens from Generation Farm; Apples from Carlson Orchards
Grain - English Muffins from Vinal Bakery; Granola from Forge
Special Treat - Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies and Oatmeal Cookie from Forge

RECIPES

Egg Sandwich: I don't mean to tell you how you should be making your scrambled eggs; but if you do it any other way than this- you're 100% doing it wrong. The key is low heat and some patience. This obviously calls to be eaten with your favorite cheese, Tandem coffee and a Vinal Muffin.

Vegan Sweet Potato Curry: This will require some pantry items (coconut milk, sadly, is not native to these parts) but it should be worth it. Maybe simmer in some greens or left over chicken.

Sweet Potato Beef Stew: The Sweetness of the spuds will make for a nice balanced combo with the beef and the tomatoes.

Panko Crusted Haddock: I'll be right over. This is my FAVORITE dish.