Orders placed today will be delivered on Saturday 06/13 and Tuesday 06/16

Baby Cows, for The Win!

Good Morning!

Another big week here at Family Dinner!  Last week we went from 250 deliveries to over 500, this week we will do the same. Thank you for everyone for your patience - we know that some deliveries showed up outside the normal window and some emails languished a few hours longer than normal. We appreciate your understanding. We also love and really feel all of your kind words, waves from the window and signs (Jenny Q, you rule).

We are doing everything we can to be more efficient than last week with a smaller team. If you are new to Family Dinner and are curious about what we are doing to keep you, your family and our team safe, please check out this page on our website.  If you are curious what music we listen to while lovingly packing your shares, check out these sick jams.

Before we get into this week's goodies; a note:

Forge Baking Company - the purveyor of our amazing focaccia, pizza dough and treats has turned their kitchen a facility that makes and donates meals to the food insecure during this difficult time via Community Cooks.  They are cooking, preparing and delivering homemade, ready-to-eat meals to vulnerable populations.

They've estimated the cost of each meal to be $5.  Their goal is to deliver 10,000 meals.  I have always been in awe of Jen Park and her team at Forge. If you have a few dollars to donate to keep this incredible effort going, please do so here.

Thank you for your support and patience as we go through this process together. 

Much Love,

Erin, Tim and the Family Dinner Team

 

BABY COWS, FOR THE WIN

Guys, every time I tried to type "For the Win" on this email it came out as " For the Wine" - coincidence? I think not, these are crazy times.

Which is why you need baby cows, piglets and sheep in your life.  Meet "Finnish" one of the calves born at Brookford Farm this Spring. Brookford is home to your produce, yogurt and some of the delicious meat that comes into your shares. Each year the dairy "girls" have about 50 calves, there are about 15 nurse cows that birth another 15 calves and 10 or so newbie young cows who show up to the dairy. 

I've seen these ladies many times; walking out to pasture, basking in the sun, caring for their young and living their Best Cow Life. I can tell you it brings me pride to bring you their product. It's farming as it should be.

And Spring means babies all over the farms; piglets, lambs, kids and calves. Follow our farmers on IG to see keep an eye on these beauties and to yell I LOVE YOU SO MUCH into your phone at a photo of an animal (is that just me?)

Brookford Farm: @brookfordfarm

Feather Brook Farms: @featherbrookfarms

Clark Farm: @clarkfarmcarlisle

WHAT'S IN THE BAG?

HALF SHARE

Omnivore Protein - Salmon from Red's Best; Muhammara from Magic Bites
Pescatarian Protein - Salmon from Red's Best; Muhammara from Magic Bites
Vegetarians - Empanadas from Buenas; Muhammara from Magic Bites
Paleo Proteins - Salmon from Red's Best; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms
Fruits and Veggies - Spinach from Queen's Greens/Drumlin Farm, Greens from Drumlin Farm/ Jericho Settlers Farm; Mushrooms from Fat Moon; Potatoes from Brookford Farm
Grain - English Muffins from VINAL Bakery
Special Treat - Cookies from Forge

WHOLE SHARE

Omnivore Protein - Salmon from Red's Best; Muhammara from Magic Bites; Lamb and Eggs from Featherbrook Farms
Pescatarian Protein - Salmon and Haddock from Red's Best; Muhammara from Magic Bites; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms
Vegetarians - Empanadas from Buenas; Muhammara from Magic Bites; Tofu from 21st Century Foods; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms
Paleo Proteins -  Salmon from Red's Best; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms; Lamb from Feather Brook Farms
Fruits and Veggies - Spinach from Queen's Greens/Drumlin Farm, Greens from Drumlin Farm/ Jericho Settlers Farm; Mushrooms from Fat Moon; Potatoes from Brookford Farm; Carrots from Pete's/Brookford Farm; Micros from Neighbor's Acre 
Grain - English Muffins from VINAL Bakery
Special Treat - Cookies from Forge

DOUBLE SHARE

Omnivore Protein Salmon from Red's Best; Muhammara from Magic Bites; Lamb, Chicken Wings and Eggs from Featherbrook Farms
Pescatarian Protein - Salmon, Scallops and Haddock from Red's Best; Muhammara from Magic Bites; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms
Fruits and Veggies - Spinach from Queen's Greens/Drumlin Farm, Greens from Drumlin Farm/ Jericho Settlers Farm; Mushrooms from Fat Moon; Potatoes from Brookford Farm; Carrots from Pete's/Brookford Farm; Micros from Neighbor's Acre; Apples from Carlson Orchards; Sweet Potatoes from Laughing Child Farm
Grain - English Muffins from VINAL Bakery; Crackers from Brewer's Crackers
Special Treat -  Cookies from Forge

RECIPES

Lamb Meatballs with Spinach and Orzo: Could be orzo, could be rice, or polenta 

Lamb with Potatoes: Warm, happy comfort in a pot

Salmon Fried Rice: Throw what ever the heck you want in there, it will be delicious.