B.Y.O.S

 

The B.Y.O.S acronym could mean a whole slew of things (Bring Your Own Stegosaurus?) but here we are talking about the "Build Your Own Share" options with Family Dinner.

This allows you to customize the components and amounts of your share a bit more. You can add meat or fish each week, choose veggie shares of different sizes etc. These can be add-ons to your current share or you can design your full share out of these parts.

Some of your waved the flag that you wanted more meat (and more of the same kind) to feed the unquenchable appetites of a houseful of teenagers.  Some of you wanted to say YES to veggies and fish but take a hard pass on eggs, dairy and grain. 

We hear you! Thanks for the input! We have been slowly rolling out the B.Y.O.S concept and gathering feedback.

Let us know what you think!

High fives,
Erin and Tim



WHAT'S IN THE BAG?

GLOSSARY!

Friends, this week we have a few new items that may require some introduction:

Ramps: Ramps are spring onions- they look like scallions, but sexier. They sport longer leaves and a bright oniony flavor. We had a few last week for double shares. We don't love to repeat items week to week but the growing season is short and we wanted to include them while we could!

Bone Broth:  This deliciously rich broth was made for us by Grace at TruProvisions. Grace is an incredible cook and suggests that you drink this broth as a beverage with a touch more salt and lemon. That'll cure what ails ya. You can also add it to soups or beans to deglaze pans.

Quark:  Quark is a soft cheese that has its origins in Germany but is popular all over Europe. Think of it as a marriage of yogurt and ricotta. Spread it on bread and top with your favorite veggies for a quick snack. Fold into omelettes or into your creamy soup. 
If you have plain quark mix in some sriracha for a nice dip for crackers, baked chicken or chips!

HALF SHARE

Omnivore Protein
 - Steak from Feather Brook Farms; Bone Broth from Tru Provisions
Pescatarian Protein - Salmon from Red's Best; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms, Clark Farm and Brookford Farm
Vegetarians-  Plant Deli Sausage; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms, Clark Farm and Brookford Farm
Paleo Proteins -Steak from Feather Brook Farms; Bone Broth from Tru Provisions
Fruits and Veggies - Lettuce; Bok Choy and Golden Beets from Busa Farm; Tomatoes from Long Wind Farm
Grain - White Beans from Baer's Best 
Special Treat - Chocolate from Taza Chocolate


WHOLE SHARE

Omnivore Protein
 -Steak and Pork Belly from Feather Brook Farms; Bone Broth from Tru Provisions; Quark from Brookford Farms
Pescatarian Protein - Salmon and Halibut from Red's Best; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms, Clark Farm and Brookford Farm; Quark from Brookford Farms
Paleo Proteins - Steak and Pork Belly from Feather Brook Farms; Bone Broth from Tru Provisions; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms, Clark Farm and Brookford Farm
Vegetarian Protein - Dozen Eggs from Feather Brook Farms, Clark Farm and Brookford Farm; Extra Greens and Fresh Mozzarella from the Mozzarella House; Greek Yogurt from Brookford Farm
Fruits and Veggies - Micro Greens from Clark Farm; Ramps from Joe Czajkowski Farm; Lettuce; Bok Choy and Golden Beets from Busa Farm; Tomatoes from Long Wind Farm
Grain - White Beans from Baer's Best 
Special Treat - Chocolate from Taza Chocolate; Gluten Free/ Dairy Free Brownie Bar from Girlfriend Baking


DOUBLE SHARE

Omnivore Protein 
-Steak and Pork Belly from Feather Brook Farms; Salmon from Red's Best; Bone Broth from Tru Provisions; Quark from Brookford Farms; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms, Clark Farm and Brookford Farm
Pescatarian Protein - Salmon, Haddock and Halibut from Red's Best; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms, Clark Farm and Brookford Farm; Quark from Brookford Farms
Fruits and Veggies - Micro Greens from Clark Farm; Ramps from Joe Czajkowski Farm; Lettuce; Bok Choy and Golden Beets from Busa Farm; Tomatoes from Long Wind Farm; Apples from Champlain Orchards
Grain - White Beans from Baer's Best; Focaccia from Iggy's Bread
Special Treat - Chocolate from Taza Chocolate; Gluten Free/ Dairy Free Brownie Bar from Girlfriend Baking


RECIPES

Cooking Beans:  These beans from Baer's Best are different from your normal dried bean- they don't require the pre-soaking. You can skip that step in this recipe. He suggests you cook for about 90 minutes.

Some info on the beans from farmer Charley Baer:
" Our farm produces around 20 varieties of heirloom and specialty beans each year. As a small farm we can harvest each type at peak maturity and quality. After the drying process is complete in the barn, the crop is cleaned with conventional screening machines followed by state of the art gravity separation. One final time consuming step we take with the beans is to use 100 year old hand grading machines to do final QC. This results in a top quality product far better than commercial gradesOur crop is always fresh harvest and cooks quickly, without the need for presoaking."

Spiced Rubbed Steak and White Beans:  This plate is so warm and cozy.

Ramp and Bean Soup:   We are going to take a stab at improvisation her and take a riff on Martha's Ramp and Barley soup and step in with the cooked beans.

Steak Salad with Grilled Ramps:  A nice Sunday meal to share.

Grilled Steak and Bok Choy: I could eat Bok Choy every day of the week, especially when its bathed in a soy ginger sauce. 

Slow Cooker Pork Belly: This is another great Sunday set up, your house is going to smell incredible.  A little bit of set up and you'll have pork for the week.

Salmon with Ramp Beurre Blanc: Beurre Blanc is one of those sauces that sounds intimidating but isn't so scary. And once you've done it a few times, its a great thing to have in your arsenal. The addition of ramps sends this through the roof on the tasty scale.