Tiny Farmers.

 

This week we got to head to Lexington Montessori School to check out their greenhouses, their farm and their farming curriculum. It was amazing! All the students from Pre-K to Middle School participate in creating a beautiful environment and a delicious bounty.  We were GIDDY thinking about kids learning about the importance of food and treating it with respect throughout its life cycle.  Heck Yes, LMS! We bought some seedlings for the double shares too!

About the program, from their site:

"Children discover where food comes from, how it is grown sustainably, and begin to appreciate the hard work it takes to grow nourishing food on a small “farm”. We spend time learning and discussing nutrition, aiming to understand the importance of eating a rainbow of colors. In addition, the middle schoolers take a compassionate look at food insecurity in America and the lack of fresh fruits and veggies for those in need. From toddlers to 8th graders, the farming program allows students at LMS to explore their surroundings, challenge themselves, think deeply, and participate in growing and nurturing new life."

What a dream. To start the mission of all of THIS early. We know we sound like a broken record**, but thank you all so much for supporting the mission of Family Dinner and spreading the good word of local food.

** To all of our 20-30 something customers: "records" are an analog sound storage medium in the form of a flat disc with an inscribed, modulated spiral groove. It's how we all listened to music when dinosaurs roamed the Earth.

 

WHAT'S IN THE BAG?

HALF SHARE

Omnivore Protein - Salmon from Red's Best; Eggs from Feather Brook Farm/Brookford Farm
Pescatarian Protein - Salmon from Red's Best; Eggs from Feather Brook Farm/Brookford Farm
Vegetarians -  Veggie Burgers from Farmhouse Burger Co; Eggs from Feather Brook Farm/Brookford Farm
Paleo Proteins - Salmon from Red's Best; Eggs from Feather Brook Farm/Brookford Farm
Fruits and Veggies - Swiss Chard and French Radishes from Busa Farm; Baby Red Kale from Brookford Farm; Tomatoes from Lakeside Farm
Grain - Rosemary Focaccia from Iggy's Bread
Special Treat - Treat from Forge Baking Co

 

WHOLE SHARE

Omnivore Protein - Salmon from Red's Best; Hot Italian Sausage from Featherbrook Farm; Eggs from Feather Brook Farm/Brookford Farm; Gouda from Brookford Farm
Pescatarian Protein - Salmon and Pollock from Red's Best; Eggs from Feather Brook Farm/Brookford Farm; Gouda from Brookford Farm
Paleo Proteins - Salmon from Red's Best; Hot Italian Sausage from Featherbrook Farm; Eggs from Feather Brook Farm/Brookford Farm; Gouda from Brookford Farm
Vegetarian Protein - Veggie Burgers from Farmhouse Burger Co; Kimchi from Brookford Farm; Eggs from Feather Brook Farm/Brookford Farm; Gouda from Brookford Farm
Fruits and Veggies - Swiss Chard and French Radishes from Busa Farm; Baby Red Kale from Brookford Farm; Tomatoes from Lakeside Farm; Baby Bok Choy from Riverland Farm; Apples from Champlain Orchards
Grain - Rosemary Focaccia from Iggy's Bread
Special Treat - Two Types of Treats from Forge Baking Co

 

DOUBLE SHARE

Omnivore Protein - Salmon from Red's Best; Hot Italian Sausage and Strip Steak from Featherbrook Farm; Eggs from Feather Brook Farm/Brookford Farm; Gouda from Brookford Farm; Greek Yogurt from Brookford Farm
Pescatarian Protein - Salmon, Blue Fish and Pollock from Red's Best; Eggs from Feather Brook Farm/Brookford Farm; Gouda from Brookford Farm
Fruits and Veggies - Swiss Chard, Rhubarb, Rainbow Carrots and French Radishes from Busa Farm; Baby Red Kale from Brookford Farm; Tomatoes from Lakeside Farm; Baby Bok Choy from Riverland Farm; Apples from Champlain Orchards
Grain - Rosemary Focaccia from Iggy's Bread; Parsley Garlic Pasta from Law of Pasta

Special Treat - Two Types of Treats from Forge Baking Co


RECIPES

One Pan Swiss Chard and Salmon: Did someone say ONE PAN? I'm in. Feel free to high-five any other greens that are sitting in your fridge and invite the to the One Pan Party. Top the whole thing with thinly sliced radishes for an extra bite.

Salmon Toast: If you have left over salmon (what's that??) consider these delicious salmon toasts as a brunch or light lunch. Your Iggy's focaccia will go well here, maybe some shaved radishes at the end?

French Breakfast Radish:  These guys are beautiful. They have a bright, peppery heat that adds a nice pop to salads, tacos, or egg dishes. They can be quartered for the full flavor or sliced thinly for something more subtle. I plan to grill some Iggy's top with a thin layer of cream cheese and cover with a blanket of thin radishes. Move aside, avocado toast!

Blue Fish: Some folks find this fish oily but I love it in this preparation. Right under the broiler and a lightning fast preparation.

Rhubarb and Apple Crisp: Please call me when this is ready, I'll be right over.