New Year, New Beginnings

Happy 4th Day of Hanukkah, Happy Saturday before Christmas, Happy Holidays to you all!

It’s been a while since I’ve been on posting duty. It was a much needed break, but I’ve missed this duty. Working full-time, raising two boys into kind, loving and respectful humans, life in general has been a bit crazy. Due to this, Eric and I have spent the last few weeks talking about what is important. We’ve come to realize we have too much “stuff” which takes time away from doing the things we long to do, like hikes with the kids, writing about the farm, even spending time together. Thus we have started the great purge of 2014, to welcome in a calmer 2015. We have started getting rid of toys that are thrown about, but not really played with. We have purged kitchen items that we think we might use sometime, if we have the right circumstances. After that, we plan to tackle the flood damaged basement and begin bringing that back to life. So, here I am back to doing one of the I love, talking about farm life with you all. Stay tuned, I promise to get back at posting!

For now, if your baking or looking for something delicious to make for the holidays, whole chickens and eggs by the dozen will be for sale at Salt Fork Kitchen today (Saturday December 20), tomorrow and Monday. Also, Salt Fork Kitchen will be open on New Years Day. They will be hosting a buffet from 9-2. How great is that? Drink a wee-bit too much on the 31st, and have a kick-ass meal prepared for you on the 1st by the wonderful folks at SFK! I think the boys and I will have to go up for that delicious bit of yummy!

We here at Salt Fork Farms wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

~eve

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Pastured Poultry for Sale!

Salt Fork Farms has been butchering broilers and thanksgiving turkeys this fall.  These are now available from the farm for pick up by appointment.  Although most of the turkeys are spoken for, we have lots of young chickens for sale.  One or two nice chickens are a nice alternative for thanksgiving, if you only need to feed 6-10 people.  Please contact me with your poultry orders!

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Winter Market

The 2nd annual Salt Fork Farms Winter Farmers Market has begun!

Saturdays from 9a – 2p at Salt Fork Kitchen.

 

The market set-up:

1. Select your produce

2. Tally the produce & price per item

3. Take your market slip to the register

 

Produce this week:

Bok Choi

Carrots

Turnips

Daikon radish

Radishes

Celery

Asian greens

Salad mix

Chilies (both medium-hot and hot)

Broccoli

Onions

Garlic

Potatoes

Squash

Pumpkins

and — eggs!

 

Hope to see you there.

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For the Market: 9-6-14

We will have the following this week:
Eggs
Potatoes
Onions
Garlic
Leeks
Beets
Broccoli
Squash
Cucumbers
Beans
Kale
Okra
Tomatoes
Eggplant
Peppers
Tomatillos
Basil
Herbs
Flowers
Raspberries

Next week: greens!! And duck!!!
2 weeks: lettuce, radishes, celery

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Late post for tomorrow’s market

Harvesting to following for tomorrow:
Potatoes
Onions
Garlic
Fennel
Beets
Beans
Squash
Cucumbers
Broccoli
Eggplant
Peppers
Cherry tomatoes
Tomatillos
Okra
Kale
Escarole
Endive
Herbs
Flowers
Basil
Torpedo onions
Eggs

See you at the market!

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The peak of the season…

We are at the peak for most main crop produce. Although tomatoes, peppers, okra are behind, they have started to come in and we are now getting eggplant in good numbers. Squash, cucumbers, beans are still going strong and we have broccoli, fennel, beets, carrots, kale, garlic, onions, potatoes, and carrots this week. Also, herbs, basil, flowers, and some torpedo onions. We’ve started to plant fall crops this week, so we will have carrots, winter squash, pumpkins, parsnips, greens, lettuce, broccoli, cabbages, daikon, radishes, turnips, cilantro and beets in the near future. We are trying a new yard long bean this year and we will have edamame too. See you at market!
Eric

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August is already here!

The summer is speeding past. It seems like I’ve been on a constant “that’ll be ready in a week or two” mantra this year. Well, we are finally arrived at the week in question for many of those things. On that note, here is a list of items we are bringing on Saturday:

Cucumbers! The finest around
Squash! Ditto
Onions – Sweet Spanish and Red River
Potatoes – medium Red Villette
Garlic
Kale
Collards
Endive
Escarole
Broccoli
Cabbage
Eggplant
Jalapeños
Cherry toms
Tomatillos
Beans – several kinds
Beets
Scallions
Carrots
Basil
Herbs
Flowers
Eggs

See you there!
Eric

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