Beers for a Cause

Beers for a Cause

Hi Friends-

We sent this message to the Maine and NH contingent yesterday but wanted to share the good news with everyone!

Family Dinner is participating in two very exciting events in the coming weeks in Portland, Maine with some amazing partners coming together for great causes. At both events, we’ll be hanging out and drinking beers. Come say hey. We’d love to buy you a round!
 
At Oxbow’s Earth Day 2022 on Fri., April 22, we’ll be helping to fundraise for Farms for Food Equity. This non-profit, founded by Penny Jordan of Jordan’s Farm in Cape Elizabeth, is tackling food waste and hunger, issues at the core of what drives Family Dinner.
 
Per Farms for Food Equity: "We serve the current food-insecure residents and serve farm businesses that seek to maximize their harvest by providing off-grade, over-runs, and first-quality products to organizations that are working to address hunger.
 
On Sat., April 30th, we’ll be at Oxbow’s Farmhouse Funkadelic at Novare Res. We’ll be sourcing some tasty ME-grown products for a special Family Dinner menu and buying rounds of Farmland till the keg kicks. Farmland was brewed to raise money for Maine Farmland Trust and, in that spirit, Family Dinner and Novare Res will be making a donation to this worthwhile nonprofit.
 
From the site: "Maine Farmland Trust is a statewide organization that protects farmland, supports farmers, and advances the future of farming. Our goal is not just to protect Maine farmland, but to revitalize Maine’s rural landscape by keeping agricultural lands working and helping farmers, and their communities, thrive.
 
Through both of these initiatives, we’re thrilled to bring our various communities together in support of two worthwhile causes at two of the country’s world's best craft beer destinations and have some fun while doing it.
 

--The Family Dinner Team

 


WHAT'S IN THE BAG? (MA)

Delivery dates: Saturday, 4/16 and Tuesday, 4/19

Note: If you order a "Meat and Fish Share" you will receive just the meats listed, not the "dairy" items (i.e., eggs, yogurt, etc). If you order a "Fish and Seafood Share" you will receive the fish listed, not the dairy items.

Add-on Bread of the Week - Focaccia from Forge
Add-on Cheese of the Week - Gouda from Sonnental Farm
Add-on Fresh Pasta of the Week - Garganelli from Valicenti
Add-on Gluten Free Grain of the Week - Dark Chocolate Seed'nola from 88 Acres
Add-on Grain of the Week - Pizza Shells from Iggy's
Add-on Mezze of the Week - Pickles from Olde Haven Farm
Add-on Pastry of the Week - Carrot Cake Muffins from Do Good Kitchen
Add-on Vegetarian Soup of the Week - Coconut Curry from Forge

HALF SHARE

Omnivore Protein - Redfish from Red's; Baba Ganoush from Magic Bites
Pescatarian Protein - Redfish from Red's; Baba Ganoush from Magic Bites
Vegetarian Proteins - Veggie Burgers; Baba Ganoush from Magic Bites
Paleo Proteins - Redfish from Red's; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms
Fruits and Veggies - Greens from Kitchen Garden Farm and Oasis Spring Farm; Lettuce from Gotham Greens; Beets from Jericho Settlers Farm; Sweet Potatoes from Juniper Hill Farm
Grain - Crackers from Brewer's Crackers
Special Treat - Molasses Cookies from Forge

WHOLE SHARE 

Omnivore Protein - Redfish from Red's; Bacon from Clark Farm, Yankee Farmer's Market, and Broad Arrow Farm; Baba Ganoush from Magic Bites; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms
Pescatarian Protein - Redfish, Haddock from Red's; Baba Ganoush from Magic Bites; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms
Vegetarian Proteins - Veggie Burgers; Quinoa Bowl from Forge; Baba Ganoush from Magic Bites; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms
Paleo Proteins - Redfish from Red's; Bacon from Clark Farm, Yankee Farmer's Market, and Broad Arrow Farm; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms
Fruits and Veggies - Greens from Kitchen Garden Farm and Oasis Spring Farm; Lettuce from Gotham Greens; Beets from Jericho Settlers Farm; Sweet Potatoes from Juniper Hill Farm; Micro Greens from Generation Farm; Onions from Brookford Farm
Grain - Crackers from Brewer's Crackers
Special Treat - Molasses Cookies from Forge; Cranberry Almond Brumble from Do Good Kitchen

DOUBLE SHARE

Omnivore Protein - Redfish from Red's; Bacon from Clark Farm, Yankee Farmer's Market, and Broad Arrow Farm; Stew Meat from Feather Brook Farms; Baba Ganoush from Magic Bites; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms; Butter from High Lawn
Pescatarian Protein - Redfish, Haddock, Flounder from Red's; Baba Ganoush from Magic Bites; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms; Butter from High Lawn
Vegetarian Proteins - Veggie Burgers; Quinoa Bowl from Forge; Tempeh from Rhapsody Foods; Baba Ganoush from Magic Bites; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms; Butter from High Lawn
Paleo Proteins - Redfish from Red's; Bacon from Clark Farm, Yankee Farmer's Market, and Broad Arrow Farm; Stew Meat from Feather Brook Farms; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms
Fruits and Veggies - Greens from Kitchen Garden Farm and Oasis Spring Farm; Lettuce from Gotham Greens; Beets from Jericho Settlers Farm; Sweet Potatoes from Juniper Hill Farm; Micro Greens from Generation Farm; Onions from Brookford Farm; Sunchoke from Pete's Greens; Tomatoes from Backyard Farms
Grain - Crackers from Brewer's Crackers; Country Round from Iggy's
Special Treat - Molasses Cookies from Forge; Cranberry Almond Brumble from Do Good Kitchen


RECIPES (MA)

(from Shannon)

Blackened Redfish - A simple but delicious recipe for dinner any night of the week! 

Fish Pie - Anyone else in a spring cleaning mood yet? Just me? Doubt it! Use recipes like this one as a good excuse to clear out all sorts of leftovers from the fridge or your pantry/root drawers to get ready for all the spring greens that are coming! 

Sweet Potato Gratin - Sub bacon for pancetta for a fun side dish! 

Tempeh Chili - Dinner or lunches for the week ready in an hour with this chilli recipe! 

Seared Founder with Sesame (Greens) - Sub your greens for the spinach in this 20 minute recipe.

Greens!! Y'all spring is finally here and we are starting to see more greens available as the first crops of the new season! (And I do a happy dance every time I check availability lists from our farms with how excited I am for all that will be coming in the near future!!! That being said, lets chat greens - we love em, we need em, we adore them. Here is an article on ten common greens and how to use them. And another recipe for how to make anyone love greens! 

Beef Casserole - Although I am super excited for spring, I wouldn't mind curling up with this casserole on a rainy April day one more time :) 

Tips and Tricks for storing your food and getting the most from your shares can be found here


WHAT'S IN THE BAG? (ME/NH)

Delivery date: Saturday, 4/16

Note: If you order a "Meat and Fish Share" you will receive just the meats listed, not the "dairy" items (i.e., eggs, yogurt, etc). If you order a "Fish and Seafood Share" you will receive the fish listed, not the dairy items.

Add-on Bread of the Week - Focaccia from Rosemont Market & Bakery
Add-on Cheese of the Week - Dilly Cub from Bell & Goose Cheese Co.

Add-on Fresh Pasta of the Week - Egg Fettuccine from Terra Cotta Pasta Co.
Add-on Gluten Free Grain of the Week - SeedNola from 88 Acres
Add-on Grain of the Week - Potato Chips from Vintage Maine Kitchen
Add-on Mezze of the Week - Cocktail Pickles from Olde Haven Farm
Add-on Pastry of the Week - Sticky Buns from Rosemont Market & Bakery

Add-on Vegetarian Soup of the Week - Coconut Curry from Forge Baking Co.
Add-on Sausage of the Week - Portuguese Hunter's Sausage from Broad Arrow
Add-on Treat of the Week - Blondies from Rosemont Market & Bakery

HALF SHARE

Omnivore Protein & Dairy - Chicken from Tide Mill Organic Farm; Eggs from Feather Brook Farm
Pescatarian Proteins & Dairy - Monkfish from Harbor Fish Market; Eggs from Feather Brook Farm
Paleo Proteins - Chicken from Tide Mill Organic Farm; Eggs from Feather Brook Farm
Vegetarian Proteins & Dairy - Veggie Burgers from Blue Mango; Eggs from Feather Brook Farm
Fruits and Veggies - Spinach and Onions from Goranson Farm; Carrots from South Paw Farm; Tomatoes from Backyard Farms; Micro Greens from Generation Farm (Paleo Half Shares only); Red Potatoes from Harmony Meadows Farm (Paleo Half Shares only)
Grains - Tortillas from Tortillería Pachanga
Special Treats - Blondies from Rosemont Market & Bakery

WHOLE SHARE 

Omnivore Proteins & Dairy - Chicken from Tide Mill Organic Farm; Monkfish from Harbor Fish Market; Eggs from Feather Brook Farm; Queso de Verano from Silvery Moon
Pescatarian Proteins & Dairy - Monkfish and Pollock from Harbor Fish Market; Eggs from Feather Brook Farm; Queso de Verano from Silvery Moon
Paleo Proteins - Chicken from Tide Mill Organic Farm; Monkfish from Harbor Fish Market; Eggs from Feather Brook Farm
Vegetarian Proteins & Dairy - Veggie Burgers from Blue Mango; Tempeh from Rhapsody Natural Foods; Eggs from Feather Brook Farm; Queso de Verano from Silvery Moon
Fruits and Veggies Spinach and Onions from Goranson Farm; Carrots from South Paw Farm; Tomatoes from Backyard Farms; Micro Greens from Generation Farm; Red Potatoes from Harmony Meadows Farm; Cabbage from Brookford Farm (Paleo Whole Shares only); Kabocha Squash from Greenwood Orchards (Paleo Whole Shares only)
Grains - Tortillas from Tortillería Pachanga
Special Treats - Blondies from Rosemont Market & Bakery; Peanut Butter Cookies from Two Fat Cats Bakery

DOUBLE SHARE

Omnivore Proteins & Dairy - Chicken from Tide Mill Organic Farm; Monkfish from Harbor Fish Market; Ground Beef from Pine Ridge Acres; Eggs from Feather Brook Farm; Queso de Verano from Silvery Moon; Butter from Casco Bay Creamery
Pescatarian Proteins & Dairy - Monkfish and Pollock from Harbor Fish Market; Cod from True Fin*; Eggs from Feather Brook Farm; Queso de Verano from Silvery Moon; Butter from Casco Bay Creamery
Paleo Proteins - Chicken from Tide Mill Organic Farm; Monkfish from Harbor Fish Market; Ground Beef from Pine Ridge Acres; Eggs from Feather Brook Farm
Vegetarian Proteins & Dairy - Veggie Burgers from Blue Mango; Tempeh from Rhapsody Natural Foods; Mapo Tofu from Rosemont Market & Bakery; Eggs from Feather Brook Farm; Queso de Verano from Silvery Moon; Butter from Casco Bay Creamery
Fruits and Veggies - Spinach and Onions from Goranson Farm; Carrots from South Paw Farm; Tomatoes from Backyard Farms; Micro Greens from Generation Farm; Red Potatoes from Harmony Meadows Farm; Cabbage from Brookford Farm; Kabocha Squash from Greenwood Orchards
Grains - Tortillas from Tortillería Pachanga; Ravioli from Terra Cotta Pasta Co.
Special Treats - Blondies from Rosemont Market & Bakery; Peanut Butter Cookies from Two Fat Cats Bakery

*Super frozen to -60ºC which means zero ice crystals rupturing cell structure while defrosting which means zero difference from fresh and zero issues searing. ❤️


RECIPES (ME/NH)

(from Joe)

Tortillería Pachanga - Very excited to be working with Lynne and Tortillería Pachanga. They spent the winter moving into a larger facility and are finally back to making delicious fresh tortillas made from local, organic corn. TACO NIGHT.
  • Fish Tacos - Tons of recipes and the best play on the mellow sweetness of seafood with brightness, creaminess and texture. The monkfish or pollock in shares this week would work wonderfully.
  • Grilled Chicken Tacos - One of my favorite things on earth. I use thighs, also in shares, and grill them on the bone with the skin on. If I'm feeling especially ambitious, I pull the skin off after and then toast them till super crispy and use as a garnish. 🤤
  • Tempeh Tacos - Back in my vegetarian days, tempeh tacos were an absolute staple. And the tempeh prep here is very versatile.
  • Spinach Tacos With Caramelized Onion, Fresh Cheese And Red Chile - Also one of my favorite things on earth.
  • Chorizo-Potato Tacos - Sensing a trend: tacos are one of my favorite things on earth.
Easy Taco Slaw - Texture on taco. Yes, please.

Pico de Gallo - Great on more than just tacos. Throw this on some grilled/pan roasted fish or just about any other protein.
 
Ground Beef Enchiladas - Okay... not tacos, but these look damn good.
 
Tips and Tricks for storing your food and getting the most from your shares can be found here.