Silver Forge Farm

Local, homegrown, small farm awesomeness

About Silver Forge Farm

A small-scale family farm in Central New Jersey offering vegetables, free range eggs, and wooly goods. We use sustainable practices to grow food for our family and yours.

112 Iron Ore Road
Manalapan, NJ 07726
732-693-0498
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Silver Forge Farm CSA shares sold out for 2014!

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.

Read our 2014 CSA Expectations and Goals
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28 Aug 2014 | facebook:

Silver Forge Farm: 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. [ ⇒ ]

7 likes. [ 10:57pm ]

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25 Aug 2014 | facebook:

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Silver Forge Farm: The girls found this little guy in the soybeans yesterday - he will turn into a silver-spotted skipper when he grows up... [ ⇒ ]

16 likes. 1 comment. [ 8:38pm ]

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23 Aug 2014 | facebook:

Silver Forge Farm: 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! [ ⇒ ]

4 likes. 1 comment. [ 2:11pm ]

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20 Aug 2014 | facebook:

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Silver Forge Farm: Well hello there Mrs. Toad. [ ⇒ ]

19 likes. 2 comments. [ 5:55pm ]

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20 Aug 2014 | facebook:

Silver Forge Farm: Let Your Children Grow Up to Be Farmers ( m.huffpost.com ) [ ⇒ ]

8 likes. [ 1:07pm ]

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18 Aug 2014 | facebook:

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Silver Forge Farm: Adopt a dog named after your farmer! [ ⇒ ]

1 like. [ 6:47pm ]

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16 Aug 2014 | facebook:

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Silver Forge Farm: 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 :) [ ⇒ ]

12 likes. [ 1:11am ]

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14 Aug 2014 | facebook:

Silver Forge Farm: 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.... [ ⇒ ]

8 likes. [ 7:33pm ]

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12 Aug 2014 | facebook:

Silver Forge Farm: This week's experiment...I think they could be a great addition to summer sandwiches! Now to see how long they take to sprout :) [ ⇒ ]

7 likes. 1 comment. [ 9:22pm ]

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09 Aug 2014 | facebook:

Silver Forge Farm: CSA pick up today 8 to 8. Pears, carrots, greens, peppers and tomatoes and of course the greatest eggs ever!

7 likes. [ 10:06am ]

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09 Aug 2014 | facebook:

Silver Forge Farm: You don't need to throw out those carrot tops! [ ⇒ ]

5 likes. [ 9:47am ]

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08 Aug 2014 | facebook:

Silver Forge Farm: These are in process as we speak...
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7 likes. [ 10:41pm ]

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06 Aug 2014 | facebook:

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Silver Forge Farm: 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. [ ⇒ ]

17 likes. [ 6:02pm ]

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06 Aug 2014 | facebook:

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Silver Forge Farm: 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? [ ⇒ ]

14 likes. 4 comments. [ 5:55pm ]

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05 Aug 2014 | facebook:

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Silver Forge Farm: 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! [ ⇒ ]

10 likes. 1 comment. [ 10:44am ]

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02 Aug 2014 | facebook:

Silver Forge Farm: 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!

1 like. [ 12:05am ]

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30 Jul 2014 | facebook:

Silver Forge Farm: 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.

In cocktails...http://www.thekitchn.com/straight-up-shiso-mojitos-51128
Fermented...http://www.smallfootprintfamily.com/how-to-use-shiso-leaves
And many, many more ideas...http://chocolateandzucchini.com/ingredients-fine-foods/43-things-to-do-with-fresh-shiso/
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8 likes. [ 11:23am ]

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25 Jul 2014 | facebook:

Silver Forge Farm: Hey Shareholders! If you can pick up by 4:30 tomorrow that would be great, if not, can you send us an e-mail? Thanks, Your Farmers

3 likes. [ 4:51pm ]

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25 Jul 2014 | facebook:

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Silver Forge Farm: This is what three little girls look like on Fair Week Day Three! Pick-ups are the usual day and time this week, and will include both salad and cooking greens, as well as spring onions. The other veggies in the shares will vary again this week, and include okra, basil for pesto, shelling peas, beets, and anything else the gardens have to offer up tomorrow morning.
The squash, tomatoes, peppers, and eggplant are on the verge of exploding, so get ready for the bounty of August! Gazpacho, Caprese Salad, Ratatouille, homemade pickles, squash au gratin, zuchinni bread.... The quail are laying everyday now so quail eggs will be showing up in shares on a rotating basis as well as duck eggs. Enjoy! [ ⇒ ]

14 likes. 1 comment. [ 11:13am ]

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21 Jul 2014 | facebook:

Silver Forge Farm: Pickup today for members that couldn't make it yesterday. 8 to 8. Double eggs and herbs. See ya!

1 like. [ 8:34am ]