Cheese Trees

Cheese Trees

Hello,

LOOK AT THAT BABY COW! Our buddy Seamus here from Feather Brook Farm is now 6 days old. He spends his time getting drunk on milk, getting scratches and lounging in the sun. That's the life.

A few notes before we get into the good stuff:

  • If you need to skip a share, please do it before Sunday evening. Processing refunds and cancellations on Monday is logically complicated and costly on our side. You can find info on how to skip here, or you can always email us!
  • We have over 700 people on the waitlist, so the "Store" is currently closed on the website. We are accepting folks in from the waitlist bit by bit. 
  • If you are an existing customer and would like to make changes to your subscription, please email us today and we can take care of this for you!
  • We will be taking milk bottles back starting this week. We are still not taking bags (soon we hope!)
Have a wonderful day and enjoy the sunshine!

Erin + Tim

CHEESE TREES

When I hear the words "Farmer's Cheese" it has always made me laugh. Like, aren't all cheeses the product of farmers in one way or another, why does this one earn that moniker?

Or is there some plant that magically sprouts cheese in a perennial fashion?

And if there is some mythical cheese that actually grows on trees, where the hell do I find these guys to plant all over my yard?  Because if that exists, I could die happy.

Farmer's cheese is like fresh pressed cheese with the consistency of dense ricotta. It is wonderfully versatile and ready for your tacos, veggie pasta dishes or just slathered on toast (we know you've been baking bread, people!) with a touch of honey. 

When Luke and Catarina from Brookford Farm suggested it for the shares this week, we jumped at the chance to introduce it to the shares. We hope you enjoy!

WHAT'S IN THE BAG?

HALF SHARE

Omnivore Protein - Ground Beef from Feather Brook Farms; Farmers Cheese from Brookford Farm
Pescatarian Protein - Salmon from Red's Best; Farmers Cheese from Brookford Farm
Vegetarian Proteins - Veggie Burgers from Farm House Burgers; Farmers Cheese from Brookford Farm
Paleo Proteins - Ground Beef and Eggs from Feather Brook Farms
Fruits and Veggies - Beans from Baer's Beans; Lettuce from LEF and Queen's Greens; Beets and Carrots from Brookford Farm; Pink Lady Apples from Carlson Orchard
Grain - Fresh Pasta from Law of Pasta
Special Treat - Treats from Forge Baking

WHOLE SHARE

Omnivore Protein - Ground Beef and Eggs from Feather Brook Farms; Farmers Cheese from Brookford Farm; Salmon from Red's Best
Pescatarian Protein - Flounder and Salmon from Red's Best; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms; Farmers Cheese from Brookford Farm
Vegetarian Proteins - Veggie Burgers from Farm House Burgers; Farmers Cheese from Brookford Farm; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms; Tamales from Tex Mex Eats
Paleo Proteins - Ground Beef and Eggs from Feather Brook Farms; Salmon from Red's Best
Fruits and Veggies -  Beans from Baer's Beans; Lettuce from LEF and Queen's Greens; Beets and Carrots from Brookford Farm; Pink Lady Apples from Carlson Orchard; Greens from Generation Farm, Clark Farm and Drumlin Farm
Grain - Fresh Pasta from Law of Pasta
Special Treat - Treats from Forge Baking; Nuts from Q's Nuts

DOUBLE SHARE

Omnivore Protein - Ground Beef and Eggs from Feather Brook Farms; Farmers Cheese from Brookford Farm; Salmon from Red's Best; Bacon ends and Gouda Cheese from Brookford Farm
Pescatarian Protein -  Flounder, Scallops and Salmon from Red's Best; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms; Farmers Cheese and Gouda from Brookford Farm
Fruits and Veggies - Fiddle Heads from Joe Czajkowski Farm; Lettuce from LEF and Queen's Greens; Beets, Onions and Carrots from Brookford Farm; Pink Lady Apples from Carlson Orchard; Greens from Generation Farm, Clark Farm and Drumlin Farm
Grain - Fresh Pasta from Law of Pasta; Tortillas from VT Tortilla Company
Special Treat -  Treats from Forge Baking; Nuts from Q's Nuts

RECIPES

Hoppin John: Rice, Beans and meat. Doesn't get any easier than this Southern comfort dish.  It calls for Ham Hock but last week we made it with left over pork tenderloin. You could also use chicken, sausage or tempeh.

Simple Bolognese: Put the carrots, the pasta and the ground beef to good use.

Sauteed Fiddleheads: Fiddleheads = Spring. Use these guys ASAP, they will lose flavor. Sautee in some oil with salt and pepper, do not consume raw.