Flour Power.

Flour Power.

Hello!

They say it's the most wonderful time of the year and we totally agree. It's the time of year when you can wear foolish jammies, put brandy in all of your warm beverages and watch Love Actually AND Die Hard on repeat. What's not to love? 

This week we have a few reminders:

-We are selling amazing meats for your Holiday table. Holiday Roasts will be delivered on 12/24, just in time. Choose from Prime Rib, Pork Shoulder Roasts, Whole Chickens and More! Add on Bacon, Eggs for brunch left overs!

-We still have Gift Cards! Give the good gift of Food.

We hope you enjoy everything the season has to offer. Have an extra slice of pie, ogle at Bruce Willis a little longer and hug the folks you love just a little tighter.

Much Love,

Erin + Tim

 

FLOUR POWER:

For this week's grain we turned to Noah and Sophie (pictured, photo by Paul Carey Goldberg) from Aprilla Farm in Essex, MA. Aprilla is a beautiful place, nuzzled by the Castle Neck and Essex River estuaries. They milled Wheat Flour for Family Dinner just this week, to order.  You may be saying to yourself: Grains? In Massachusetts? What the Holy Heck are you talking about?

At Aprilla they explain it this way:

"As farmers in the 19th century pushed west, it’s not hard to understand how big stretches of flat prairie were enticingly able to pump out a huge amount of shelf-stable, shippable, commodity calories. Subsequently, the small, regionally-adapted New England grain varieties, and the knowledge, threshing, milling, and baking infrastructure that accompanied them slowly died out in the Northeast.
 
And yet, at Alprilla, we’ve made a significant push to try our hand at growing wheat, flint corn, barley, and beans. Our reasons are both intellectual and practical. As Noah says, the Local Food Movement can’t be just a Produce Movement; We need beer and bread, too."

Beer and Bread. Sounds like supper is ready. 

Enjoy!

 

WHAT'S IN THE BAG?

HALF SHARE

Omnivore Protein - Red Fish from Red's Best; Cheese from Brookford Farm
Pescatarian Protein - Red Fish from Red's Best; Cheese from Brookford Farm
Vegetarians - Miso from Rhapsody Natural Foods; Cheese from Brookford Farm
Paleo Proteins - Red Fish from Red's Best and Eggs from Feather Brook Farms
Fruits and Veggies - Carnival Squash from Clark Farm; Apples from Champlain Orchards; Carrots from Brookford Farm and Lettuce Mix from LEF Farm
Grain - Whole Wheat Flour from Aprilla Farm
Special Treat - Kiss Cookies from Ari Bakes

WHOLE SHARE

Omnivore Protein - Red Fish from Red's Best; Cheese from Brookford Farm; Steak and Eggs from Feather Brook Farm
Pescatarian Protein - Red Fish and Haddock from Red's Best; Cheese from Brookford Farm; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms
Vegetarians - Miso from Rhapsody Natural Foods; Pierogi from Jaju; Cheese from Brookford Farm; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms
Paleo Proteins - Red Fish from Red's Best; Steak and Eggs from Feather Brook Farms
Fruits and Veggies - Turnips and Carnival Squash from Clark Farm; Apples from Champlain Orchards; Carrots from Brookford Farm and Lettuce Mix from LEF Farm: Lettuce from Brite Harvest 
Grain -  Whole Wheat Flour from Aprilla Farm
Special Treat - Kiss Cookies and Coffee Cookie from Ari Bakes

DOUBLE SHARE

Omnivore Protein:  Red Fish from Red's Best; Sausage and Cheese from Brookford Farm; Steak and Eggs from Feather Brook Farm; Honey from North Woods Apiaries
Pescatarian Protein - Red Fish, Salmon and Haddock from Red's Best; Cheese from Brookford Farm; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms; Honey from North Woods Apiaries
Fruits and Veggies - Winter Kale, Turnips and Carnival Squash from Clark Farm; Apples from Champlain Orchards; Shallots and Carrots from Brookford Farm and Lettuce Mix from LEF Farm: Lettuce from Brite Harvest
Grain -  Whole Wheat Flour from Aprilla Farm; Pierogi from Jaju
Special Treat - Kiss Cookies and Coffee Cookie from Ari Bakes

RECIPES

Whole Wheat No-Knead Bread: Simple and delicious.

Whole Wheat Pie Crust: I can't bake to save my life but I can eat a whole pie by myself, so I think I'm pretty much an expert. This one looks delightful.

Stuffed Carnival Squash: These guys are a hybrid between sweet dumpling and acorn squash. It is best roasted and here is a few ideas on how to stuff them.

One Fish, Two Fish: This Red Fish Dish is simple and quick. It's also light to counteract all the cookies you are about to nom over the next week.