Gold success. We started making bone broth on the recommendation of our pediatrician, because our youngest son's preemie issues resulted in a pretty dysfunctional digestive system that wasn't absorbing nutrients and he was deficient in several areas even with a healthy diet. Bone broth from quality bones is pretty much the "gold" standard for absorption of many crucial minerals. Our keys to success:
Roast the bones with salt and pepper well first;
Add a splash of apple cider vinegar, bay leaves and peppercorns to the water and simmer, covered for at least 24 hours (that last picture shows a bone after 48 hours);
After straining, boil down to a thicker, more concentrated liquid. Whatever you don't plan to use that week, freeze! #gregoryfamilyfarms#bonebroth#nourishment
If you have a chance to experience a @thesideyardfarm brunch- please make it a priority! It was one of the most perfect experiences- wonderful food, friends new and old, and a very sweet neighborhood farm! #loveyourfarmer#portlandbrunch#nastirtiumbutter
Feeling grateful for the Farm Aid LOVE and the opportunity to help raise millions of dollars for farmers in need. The concert was incredibly ceremonious and brought tears to my eyes on numerous occasions. Being up close and personal some of my favorite musicians and fantastic farmers while participating in a solid act of service and prayer with 30,000 people has quickly become an unforgettable experience. Thanks to all who made it happen! #farmaid @farmaid @neilyoung @davematthewsband @nathanielrateliff @willienelsonofficial #concert#farmers#twinstars#twinstartribe#loveyourfarmer @bekahbearrr #supportfarmers#supportfarmersmarkets#suppotlocal#loveoneanother
Did anyone pick these up? Plum porridge, plum tart, plum jam, or just a juicy plum all on its own. We love seeing what you found! Swipe left to see what @a_wellcuratedlife found on Saturday. Thank you Sangita for sharing! ❤️
Happy Fall! Pomegranates are in full season and McFarlin Family Farms sells the most delicious raw pomegranate juice. Find McFarlin Family Farms in the south-west corner of the Sunday farmers market each week. While you’re there, check out their dried fruits including dried oranges, raisins and peaches. Eric Kufs performs on center stage, while Steve’s Machine Empire and the Thinking Arena are there to entertain you and spark your creativity with art activities and puzzles. @StevesMachineEmpire @mcfarlinfamilyfarms #pomegranate#juicecleanse
We are so excited to be at Farm Aid this morning and privy to an important conversation with Willie Nelson, John Melancamp, Neil Young and Dave Matthews along with various Connecticut Family Farms on the current farming climate and food justice. If you are at the event today stop by and visit Herbalists Lupo Passero and Rebekah Sutter at the Twin Star booth in the HOMEGROWN Skills Tent, for our 4:00 class on Herbal Bitters. Herbalists know that Bitters are Better! Learn how to make and use herbal bitters in this hands-on demonstration. This fun class will cover the history and science of bitters as well as basic formulas, tools, and processes to make your own bitter tinctures at home. Participants will have the opportunity to do tastings of various handmade bitters blends. We hope to see some of you there! #farmaid2018#farmaid @farmaid @neilyoung @davematthewsband @nathanielrateliff @willienelsonofficial #concert#farmers#twinstars#twinstartribe#loveyourfarmer @bekahbearrr
Broomcorn is a new crop this year. One that serves our chickens with tasty treats and you can actually make a broom with the rest!
OK, we may not be making a broom, but I'm sure they'll make for fun fall decor!
#aquidneckislandfoodchallenge Day 1! Prepping up for some exciting dishes today! Breakfast and lunch! Where does your food come from? Could you eat all locally sourced dishes for one week? Check out the food challenge and sign up! #loveyourfarmer
Off the cuff tasting course celebrating the best of the season...poached beets, Asian pear, pickled raspberries, watermelon radish, marinated feta, baby kale, pomegranate vinaigrette #loveyourfarmer#farmtotable#chefsofinstagram
The final watermelon for the season has been resting in my fridge for two weeks! My favorite way to enjoy it is to blend the pulp, pith and seeds in the vitamix and drink some! This time, I don’t want any to go to waste so I’m freezing most of it, reserving what we will use this weekend. It’s still over 90 degrees here so watermelon is on the menu! Trial and error has taught me to chop the rind and freeze it before composting! Cheers 🥂!
#loveyourfarmer#knowwhereyourfoodcomesfrom#watermelonjuice 🍉 #zerowasteliving
Meet one of our favorite fall fruits that love to hide with the veggies, the Tomatillo! In case you have been hesitant to meet this stranger, keep in mind that it comes from the venerable Nightshade family. Its close garden relatives are familiar “respectable types” you know well, such as tomatoes, eggplants, and peppers. Traditionally used in Mexican cuisine, tomatillos are gaining popularity as they become more familiar to home cooks across the country. Tomatillos are eaten raw or cooked. Raw, they maintain a crisp tartness that is great in salsas and salads. Cooked, the flesh becomes quickly softened and their tartness tamed, although they still keep a certain level of acidity. Check out our FB page today for recipes!
Boiled peanuts have been a long-standing recipe throughout the southern parts of the United States (and Hawaii) but many folks haven’t had the pleasure. Step one: buy ‘green’ or raw peanuts (not actually green in color), Step two: put peanuts into a pot, fill with water add salt ( 1 cup of salt per 2 gallons or follow a tested recipe), step three: boil for a couple of hours, cool and eat’em up! One farmer gave us a great tip last year during peanut season, throw a beer or two into the pot. The beer adds flavor and is a nice addition the distinctive grassy flavor profile. Next time you have people over to watch a game have a picnic or barbeque why not put something a little unusual on the table and impress your friends.
Fair trade = fair wage to farmers for a crop that fuels the ideas and ambitions of a planet of humans. Do good. Be fair. Remember your farmer and how hard they work to make a living. 👍🏽👍🏾👍🏿#fairtradecertified
Warm Roasted Vegan Potato Salad with Crowder Peas and celery. The Farm Share is delivering lots of potatoes and crowder peas this time of year, along with our autumn favorites (apples, squash and peppers). We love roasted potatoes (olive oil, herbs from the garden, salt, pepper) and they make a complete meal here with any green, any pea/bean and a squeeze of lemon. Any version of this salad is delicious and I’ve decided the very best preparation of crowder peas (black eyed peas, cow peas) is equal parts peas and water with a good 1/2 t salt boiled with 6-8 Untrimmed okra pods on top. Brought to a boil and simmered (or put in the Wonderbag) for 20-30 minutes. .