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Silver Forge Farm will be operating as a CSA in 2014. Each share will include pasture raised eggs, organic vegetables and fruit as well as farm sourced items such as wool products from our Shetland sheep. We are sold out for shares of the 2014 season but we will be taking names for a 2015 waiting list.
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30 Aug 2014 | facebook:
CSA Pick ups today: Tomatoes, peppers, all sorts of different greens, 'cukes and of course huevos!
28 Aug 2014 | facebook:
I made this tonight to rave reviews, skipped the basil and used pepper jack and sharp cheddar. Alton Brown's pie crust recipe is my go to, but I'm sure this would be pretty tasty with store bought crust as well.
25 Aug 2014 | facebook:
The girls found this little guy in the soybeans yesterday - he will turn into a silver-spotted skipper when he grows up...
23 Aug 2014 | facebook:
Here's the recipe I used for today's treats - I doubled the recipe and baked it in a rimmed cookie sheet. I added a glaze that I threw together - melted cream cheese, added a splash of milk, dash of salt, and a pat or two of butter, then stirred in enough confectioners sugar till it was sweet but still tangy. Don't forget to share your recipes and creations with us!
16 Aug 2014 | facebook:
Edamame (fresh soybeans) are in your shares this week...they are a favorite snack around here, but if you have never had them, here's how we do it...steam them for a minute or two in the microwave, sprinkle with sea salt, then pop the beans out once they are cool enough to handle. Soybean pods are not edible :)
14 Aug 2014 | facebook:
We are growing a new crop on the farm this year, vegetable amaranth, and it seems to like it here. Called callaloo in the Caribbean, including Trinidad where some of our family hails from, use it just like you would spinach. It is great raw and looks gorgeous in salads with its green and red leaves. Here's one recipe idea from Serious Eats....
12 Aug 2014 | facebook:
This week's experiment...I think they could be a great addition to summer sandwiches! Now to see how long they take to sprout :)
09 Aug 2014 | facebook:
CSA pick up today 8 to 8. Pears, carrots, greens, peppers and tomatoes and of course the greatest eggs ever!
06 Aug 2014 | facebook:
The pears are ripe! We put a few in the fridge and will do a taste test tomorrow - they often get even sweeter after a bit of a chill.
06 Aug 2014 | facebook:
The hens have been happy girls lately, and are laying accordingly. Eggs are now available to non CSA members, $5 a dozen, never more then a week old. Omelettes anyone?
05 Aug 2014 | facebook:
Here we go again! Once I found Mama Cayuga's new nest (16 eggs in this one) I marked all the eggs with a line around the center and have been able to grab any new eggs that are laid when she gets off the nest for breakfast and dinner. Eventually she will probably get so protective that the other girls lay elsewhere, but this works for now. It looks like duck eggs will be a regular part of CSA shares next year - and that we will need to build a duck pasture soon!
02 Aug 2014 | facebook:
CSA pickups back to normal today from 8 am to 8 pm. In between seasons so lots of different veggies but not too many shares of each item. Pick up early for the best selection!
30 Jul 2014 | facebook:
We have gotten quite a few questions about the Shiso growing in the pick-your-own herb gardens. Many people describe Shiso as a combination of basil and mint (it is actually an annual in the mint family). Like mint, you can use it in cocktails like mojitos. In the kitchen, it is often cut into strips and sprinkled over rice and often used to wrap and garnish sushi and sashimi. While usually used fresh, the leaves can also be easily fermented using a simple brine and often some chili or fish paste. Shiso leaves are also dipped in batter and fried as part of tempura platters. If you have a favorite shiso recipe, please share it here!
You will notice that the first plantings of dill and cilantro are also being allowed to go to seed. When ready, the dill seeds are wonderful in homemade pickles and cilantro the plant gives rise to coriander the seed once it is ready. New crops of cilantro and dill are in the works, as well as more basil (genovese, purple, and thai) to accompany the August tomatoes.
And many, many more ideas...http://chocolateandzucchini.com/ingredients-fine-foods/43-things-to-do-with-fresh-shiso/