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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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27 Sep 2014 | facebook:
Looking forward to seeing all our shareholders tomorrow - enough Americaunas laying that everyone will get some cool green eggs in their shares, as well greens and a choice of carrots or radishes. In the choice cooler this week are some awesome fingerling potatoes, the last of the tomatoes, mini bell peppers, squash blossoms, string beans, and okra.
Today the girls and I went on a little adventure to visit and put a deposit down on this guy, a 5 month old Shetland ram named Bazz. He has a gorgeous chocolate fleece under that sun bleaching, and will be joining our flock this November. If Mother Nature cooperates, we should have some bouncing baby lambs this spring, and enough fleece to send off to the wool mill to be made into socks by the following fall. We didn't realize that incorporating fiber products into our CSA would be quite such a multi year endeavor, but we are excited to be taking the next step and move into breeding our Shetlands this year. Thank you, as always, for coming along on the adventure with us.
13 Sep 2014 | facebook:
Just ordered our seed garlic! Trying Seed Saver's German Extra Hardy this season. These will be harvested in early summer 2015!
08 Sep 2014 | facebook:
We didn't have power on and off all weekend here on the farm, so Sunday afternoon found us fleeing to the sheep show. As always, the NJ Sheep and Fiber Festival was great - so many gorgeous animals. We were able to catch up with the shepherd who got us started in Shetlands and find a local Shetland ram to lease this fall to breed our girls. Of course the angora goats, being goats, were much more into posing for the camera. :) The festival is held every year in early September at the Hunterdon County Fairgrounds, and is full of every breed of sheep you could imagine, with several barns full of gorgeous yarns, raw fleeces, and combed, carded, and dyed wool for sale. Alpacas, Angora goats, and Angora rabbits round out the crew, and you can learn to spin and shear as well.
01 Sep 2014 | facebook:
Meet the newest blended family on the farm...after spending all of August sharing a nest, they hatched out nine babies yesterday and escorted them out into the world today. About half are Cayugas and at least three belong to our Blue Swedish mama - can't wait to see what they look like as they grow up!
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.