Orders placed today will be delivered on Saturday 12/21 and Tuesday 12/24

The Future (of Farming) is Female.

 

Friends, meet Shannon. Shannon is one of the wonderful team members at Family Dinner, lovingly packing and delivering your shares to you each week. She is the maker of great playlists and the teller of terrible (but wonderful) jokes.

Shannon is also an entrepreneur who started her own organic vegetable, flower and herb farm this year!

She's no spring chicken in the farming world, having grown up on Feather Brook Farm where we source our amazing meats.

She went on to get a BBA Marketing with Certificate in Sustainable Food and Farming via UMass AND a Master of Science in Sustainability Science with a concentration in Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems. Smart cookie!

She traveled to Ghana interning with an oil palm mill and  farmers implementing regenerative agriculture and then finally returned back home, starting her farm with a firm mission in mind:

"I wanted to take an active role in combating climate change here at home through agriculture.

Local food is an act of defiance against the corporate ag machine. Sovereignty in the local food system from seed to plate is giving power back to the community and empowering local food producers and consumers."

HECK YES!

We love what Shannon is doing at Blossom Brook Farm and are excited to support her as she grows. Keep an eye out for her produce in your shares and follow her on IG to check out the progress! @blossombrookfarm

WHAT'S IN THE BAG?

HALF SHARE

Omnivore Protein -  Chorizo from  Feather Brook Farms; Beet Cacik From Magic Bites
Pescatarian Protein -Salmon from Red's Best, Beet Cacik From Magic Bites 
Vegetarians - Falafel from Tru Provisions; Beet Cacik From Magic Bites
Paleo Proteins - Chorizo and Eggs from Feather Brook Farms
Fruits and Veggies -  Kale and Squash from Brookford Farm; Pears from Kimball Fruit Farm; Eggplant from Busa Farm
Grain - Tortillas from Mi Tierra
Special Treat - Donut Holes from Union Square Donuts

WHOLE SHARE

Omnivore Protein - Chorizo from  Feather Brook Farms; Beet Cacik From Magic Bites; Yogurt from Brookford Farm;  Salmon from Red's Best
Pescatarian Protein - Redfish and Salmon from Red's Best, Beet Cacik From Magic Bites; Greek Yogurt from Brookford Farm
Paleo Proteins - Chorizo and Eggs from Feather Brook Farms;  Salmon from Red's Best 
Fruits and Veggies - Shishito Peppers from Clark Farm; Cherry Tomatoes, Kale and Squash from Brookford Farm; Pears from Kimball Fruit Farm; Eggplant from Busa Farm
Grain - Tortillas from Mi Tierra
Special Treat - Donut Holes from Union Square Donuts; Ginger Snap Cookie from Vinal Bakery

DOUBLE SHARE

Omnivore Protein - Chorizo and Eggs from  Feather Brook Farms; Beer Brats from Brookford Farm; Beet Cacik From Magic Bites; Yogurt from Brookford Farm;  Salmon from Red's Best
Pescatarian Protein -Redfish*, Yellow Fin Tuna and Salmon from Red's Best, Beet Cacik From Magic Bites; Eggs from Feather Brook Farm; Greek Yogurt from Brookford Farm; * We are hoping for enough Redfish but the hauls vary daily and we were told there *may* not be enough redfish. We would sub with another great fish!
Fruits and Veggies - BEETS FROM BLOSSOM BROOK FARM; Shishito Peppers from Clark Farm; Cherry Tomatoes, Lettuce Kale and Squash from Brookford Farm; Pears from Kimball Fruit Farm; Eggplant from Busa Farm
Grain - Tortillas from Mi Tierra; Tortilla CHIPS from Mi Nina
Special Treat - Donut Holes from Union Square Donuts; Ginger Snap Cookie from Vinal Bakery


RECIPES

Chorizo and Kale Tacos: You heard it at Food and Wine FIRST!

Sihshito Pepper Appetizer: The ladies at Clark Farm told it first. Coat'em in oil, add them to a hot pain and let them blister for a few. Toss with a flake salt and a squeeze of lime juice. If you are feeling frisky, whip up a Lime Crema to dip them in.

Tahini for for Falafel or for Life:

So this week we got amazing homemade falafel from our friends at Tru Provisions. Grace, the owner and Boss Lady, suggests a tahini sauce to go with. I would DRINK THIS STUFF:

This recipe makes 2 portions:
Tahini Dressing
2 fluid oz tahini (sesame paste)
Juice of 1 lemon
1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
2 - 4 tablespoons water
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 pinch granulated garlic
1 pinch cumin
1 pinch salt
Measure tahini into a small mixing bowl. In a separate cup, combine lemon juice, vinegar and water. Whisk the water mixture into the tahini slowly - the tahini will thicken up at first but keep adding liquid and whisking. More water can be added to adjust to desired thickness, this should be a fairly thick, creamy dressing. Add in remaining seasoning and whisk to combine