Oct 222012
 

by Kate King

Kate King, one of our USA Farm Share members on Capitol Hill, writes the awesome blog “Lettuce Eat Together.” Over the weekend she whipped up a number of delicious meals using ingredients that she and her husband, Casey, got in their share from us.

Check out this  vegan edamame and butter bean dip recipe . We still have plenty of edamame from Epic Gardens and butter beans from Tara and William Fowler, so you can replicate it! Enjoy.

And here is Stout Braised Goat Rib Stew, featuring goat ribs from Goats R Us in Blackstone, VA. They make the most heavenly chevre, camambert and feta. We have recently gotten goat ribs in stock, and people are curious about how to cook them. Let us know how you have done your goat ribs, so we can share.

 

Oct 162012
 
F2F Apples

F2F Apples

by Ashley Cheng

It’s been credited for the fall of man, the theory of gravitation and the attempted assassination of Snow White. So intrinsically grafted onto our national identity, it’s the namesake for our largest city and most patriotic dessert. The one in your eye is your beloved, yet the one in your throat is just Adam’s. It’s both a gift of gratitude to our favorite schoolteachers and a daily defense against doctors, but be careful…one bad one can spoil the whole bunch.

Yes, Henry David Thoreau said it best, “Surely the apple is the noblest of fruits.”

October happens to be National Apple Month, so what better time to stop and take stock in this special fruit and the many ways we can enjoy them this season?

Here in the store we already have Fuji, Gale Gala, Crimson Crisp, and Honey Crisp; but there are more than 7,500 varieties of apples worldwide. Apples are also incredibly healthy as many studies suggest they:

  • Are a fantastic source of fiber
  • Contain vitamins A, B1, B2, C and niacin
  • Provide nutrients phosphorous magnesium, iron and potassium
  • May help reduce cholesterol, prevent cardiovascular disease, slow the growth of colon and liver cancer cells, reduce the risk of stroke, improve lung function and strengthen bones

No wonder they’ve been a part of our diets for as far back as 6500 B.C.

Keeping it local is at the heart of everything we do at Farm to Family, so in that spirit here is a simple recipe plan for the perfect fall dinner (featuring apples from start to finish!) with a collection of posts from some of our fave RVA bloggers. Let us know what you think, or post your own recipe and photos on our Facebook page.

Butternut Squash Soup by One Couple’s Kitchen

Apple Down Slaw by Richmond Food Collective

Turkey Burgers with Brie, Granny Smith Apples and Arugula by Tim Vidra Eats

German Apple Cake by Finding Delicious

And for breakfast the next morning:

Paleo Apple Cinnamon Streusel Muffins by Gabby’s Gluten-Free

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