This week at the Farmstand, we’ve got ingredients to inspire the chef in us all. BLACK SALSIFY from Tuscarora Organic Growers (TOG) is crunchy and mildly earthy when raw, but equally subtle and delicious in soups, stews and noodle dishes. It pairs well with MAITAKE MUSHROOMS (aka Hen-of-the-Woods) from Mother Earth Mushrooms. If your palate is leaning westward, we’ve got tender FRENCH BREAKFAST RADISHES from LFFC and fresh FRENCH TARRAGON from TOG. Lastly, Dave Siller’s WILD FORAGED RAMPS are back and in abundance this week (Plus all the usual staples). Let your culinary creativity run WILD at the Farmstand.
It’s a post-holiday Egg & Ham SALE! Didn’t get enough ham glazing, ham hashes, or hamwiches? SMOKED HAMS from Country Time Farm will be $6.49 lb (originally 8.99 lb) while supplies last. Ahh, but what of the green eggs to go with your ham? We’ve got you covered: Hoover’s HERITAGE BREED, MULTICOLOR EGGS are $1 off a dozen at $4.50 per dozen this week. If you’re tired of the holiday leftovers, we’ll have FRESH YOUNG CHICKENS from Griggstown Quail Farm in for your delight this week too.
FRUIT, VEGETABLES & HERBS
For all special and bulk order inquiries, please contact Noel Bielaczyc, Farmstand Produce Manager
BEECHWOOD ORCHARDS, Biglerville, PA- Thursday this week!
Pink Lady Apples
Granny Smith Apples
BLUE MOON ACRES, Buckingham, PA – Friday
Microgreen Sampler (rotating selection)
Baby Arugula (First harvest!)
Pea Leaves (2oz & 6oz)
COMMON MARKET, Philadelphia, PA – Tuesday & Friday
Weavers Orchard Apple Cider (Pints & Half Gallons)
Asparagus (Fifer Orchards)
Green Curly Kale (Flaim Farm)
Hydroponic Butterhead Lettuce (Gehman Family Farm)
Bosc Pears (Shanesville Orchard)
White Potatoes (Mast Family Farm)
DAVE SILLER’S WILD EDIBLES, Philadelphia, PA – Deliveries vary. Limited supplies.
LANCASTER FARM FRESH COOP, Quarryville, PA – Tuesday & Friday
Organic Fresh Horseradish Root
Organic Catalogna Puntarella Stretta
Organic Red Dandelion Greens
Organic French Breakfast Radishes
LANDISDALE FARM, Jonestown, PA – Wednesday
Organic White Hamon Sweet Potatoes
Organic Red Potatoes
Organic Red Onions
Organic Yellow Sweet Onions
Organic Collard Greens
MOTHER EARTH MUSHROOMS, West Grove, PA
Organic Maitake Mushrooms
Organic Cremini Mushrooms
Organic Portobello Mushrooms
Organic Shiitake Mushrooms
OVERBROOK HERB FARM, Lansdale, PA – Thursday
Fresh Bay Leaves, Rosemary, Sorrel, Chervil, Burnet, Edible flowers and Peppermint!
Apple and Cherry for grilling and smoking
NEW this week: Vietnamese Celery & Lovage
PARADISE HILL FARM, Vincentown, NJ- pending availability
THREE SPRINGS FRUIT FARM, Wenksville, PA- No delivery this week
TUSCARORA GROWERS ALLIANCE, Hustontown, PA- Wednesday
Red & Green Cabbage
WOODLAND PRODUCE, Fairton, NJ- Wednesday
ZONE 7, Lawrenceville, NJ – Wednesday
Frozen Organic Blueberries (Little Buck Farm)
Baby Carrots (Phillips Farm)
Leeks (Phillips Farm)
Scallions (Blooming Glen)
Bunched Spinach (Marolda Farm)
Red Swiss Chard (Marolda Farm)
Fresh Thyme (Blooming Glen)
Flat Leaf Parsley (Marolda)
Red Hothouse Tomatoes (White Star Growers)
Orange Yams (Parzanese Bros)
For all special orders and other inquiries, please contact Paul Lawler, Farmstand Cheesemonger, Dairy & Meat Manager
BUCK RUN FARM, East Fallowfield, Chester County, PA
Buck run bulls are never fed grain and exist entirely on pasture.
Bully Beef – Angusburger made from older bulls, has a strong beefy taste. The Bully Beef is premium chopped sirloin and can be used for burgers, meat loaf, chili, or in any recipe where ground meat is appropriate.
CLOVER CREEK FARM, Blair Co., PA
Heritage Breed Milking Shorthorn Veal raised on sunshine, pasture and whey!
Cutlets – Time to get pounding for snitzel and scallopine!
Shanks – Now everyone repeat after me: Osso Bucco. Yum.
Chuck Roasts (excellent and oh so easy family meal cut)
COUNTRY TIME FARM, Hamburg, PA – ALL IN FRESH AGAIN THIS THURSDAY !
Paul and Ember Criverallo raise heritage breed Large Black and Old Spotted hogs humanely in the hills of Berks County. Other cuts available by request.
Bacon – No Nitrates!
Smoked (ready to eat) Ham Slices
Pork Boston Butt Roast
Hot Dogs – The best we’ve ever had, truly a superior dog!
GREEN MEADOW FARM, Gap, PA – Thursday
Family farm and local small farm distributor.
Sweet Beef Bologna – Grass-fed, All-Natural
Double-Smoked Country Bacon
Canadian Bacon – Cured and double smoked pork loin, ready to eat
Country Sliced Sandwich Ham
Limited pasture raised Briskets available just this week! Send an email to: Paul Lawler, Farmstand Cheesemonger, Dairy & Meat Manager
GRIGGSTOWN QUAIL FARM, Princeton, NJ
Chicken Pies – Small & Large
Chicken Sausage – Granny Smith, Broccoli Rabe, Feta & Spinach
Turkey Pies -Small & Large
JAMISON FARM, Latrobe, PA
Dorset breed sheep raised humanely By John and Sukey Jamison
LANDISDALE FARM, Jonestown, PA
Grass-fed heritage breed meat from Devon and Scottish Highland crosses
MEADOW RUN FARM, Lititz, PA - Tuesday
Diversified family farm focusing on grass-fed lamb and beef, pastured poultry, and heritage-breed Berkshire pigs.
Chicken Breasts, Bone-in
NORTH MOUNTAIN PASTURES, Franklin County, PA - OUT!
Farmed by Brooks Miller and Anna Santini. The Millers started managing farms together in 2006, and now own 84 acres where they raise chickens, pigs, turkeys, cows and sheep, all with permanent access to pasture. Their animals never receive hormones or antibiotics, and our farms are free of harmful chemicals. None of their heritage breed Tamworth/Berkshire cross cured meats contain artificial preservatives, flavors or nitrates.
RENAISSANCE SAUSAGE, Philadelphia, PA – OUT
Handmade right here in Philly, these sausages are made with pasture-raised meat and locally grown veggies in season from some of our favorite farms!
SHADY ACRES FARM, Elizabethtown, PA
Chicken Breast – bone-in
Chicken Backs – great for stock
SOUTHWARK & COUNTRY TIME FARM CURED MEATS, Philly & Berks County
Our friend Nick Macri has partnered with Country Time to produce some amazing cured meats that we now sell. These cures highlight the quality of pastured meats through through traditional cures and the result is pure delicious meat alchemy folks! This stuff is perfect for holiday parties.
Brined and cooked Parma Cotto style ham
Porchetta de Testa
SWEET STEM FARM, Lititz, PA
Beef, Pork and LAMB from Heritage breed animals raised on pasture.
Cheddar n Beer Brats
Italian Pork Sausage with Rosemary
Clun Forest Heritage lamb
Lamb legs boned and rolled
EGGS, CHEESE & DAIRY
All cheeses are raw unless under aged 60 days or otherwise noted. For special orders or fantastic cheeseplates for parties, please contact Paul Lawler, Farmstand Cheesemonger, Dairy & Meat Manager
BIRCH RUN HILLS FARM, Chester Springs, PA.
‘Birchrun Blue’ Cheese – raw Holstein milk, aged 70+ days
‘Fat Cat’ Cheese – raw Holstein milk, super creamy!
CALKINS CREAMERY, Honesdale, PA
Pocono family farm that makes a wide variety of tasty raw milk cheeses from their herd of grass-fed Holstein cows.
‘Noble Road’ – Holy cow, Calkins may be the only domestic producer of raw milk brie! Funky, fungal and oh so creamy!
‘Smokey Moo Mozz’ & regular Mozzarella – Nice grated on the fat side of your grater and tossed about in an Asian pear salad.
CHERRY GROVE FARM, Lawrenceville, NJ
Toma Primavera – raw milk tome, creamy with briney, olivey overtones
Buttercup Brie – Gently pasteurized, true to the name it’s super buttery & great w/Chardonnay
Havilah – A hard aged northern Italian style cheese made all their own by cheesemaker Sam Kennedy. Aged about 11 months. Excellent, lots of complexity and long lasting – reaching towards many comte qualities
DUTCH MEADOWS DAIRY, Paradise, PA
Raw milk from Heritage Breed Dutch Belted Cows fed entirely on pasture. Fresh delivered every Tues and Friday.
In glass ½ Gallons
GOD’S COUNTRY CREAMERY, Ulysses, PA
‘Gridley Gruyere’ – Great for grating and melting, try it on toasts wrapped in some of our charcuterie
GOOT ESSA CHEESES, Howard, PA
Raw milk cheeses crafted by John Esh to preserve the Amish Dairying tradition
‘Der Alpen Kase’ – a pungent cave aged german-swiss inspired cheese. Perfect for grilled cheese or fondue.
HIDDEN HILLS CHEESES, Everett, PA
Raw milk cheeses crafted by hand in the rolling hills o’ Bedford County.
Feta – Classic feta packed in brine. Tangy wallop of flavor that crumbles with ease.
Old Gold – Aged min one year. Hard with flavors of browned butter, coffee and toffee.
KESWICK CREAMERY, Newburg, PA
Raw milk cheeses from grassfed Jersey cows, hand made using traditional methods.
‘Lesher’ – a rich, depthful British-style cheese with wax rind. –
‘Tommes’ – washed in a variety of wonderful things like beer, wine or cider! We’ve got an awesome one washed in wine must right now. Tastes of caramel and clove, yum.
‘Blue Suede Moo’ creamy and nutty with craggily, crumbly rind. Lovely depth of flavour that owes to fine quality milk and a unique recipe that traces to the Scottish Highlands
‘Quark’ – Grab it while you can! Makes a greater party app with our Tait Farms Pepper Jelly
KINGFISHER DAIRY, Elizabethtown, PA
- Tuesday evening
Raw dairy products from the milk of 20 Jersey breed cows
Raw Whole Milk
Raw Milk Colby
LANCASTER FARM FRESH, Quarryville, PA – Tuesday & Friday
Raw Milk – Certified Organic – from grass-fed Dutch Belted heritage breed cows
Chocolate Milk (Maplehofe Dairy)
Buttermilk (Maplehofe Dairy)
Toy Cow Farm Jersey Milk Smoothies – a variety of flavors
LINDEN DALE FARM, Ronks PA
The Mellinger’s have been continuously farming on their land since 1850! They’ve learned the goat cheese tricks of the Pyrenees and got schooled in cheese chemistry in Vermont. This expertise shows from the quality of their cheeses.
Laughing Lindy – wonderful little snow white pillow puck. smells lightly of cabbage and fresh hay and tastes just bloody wonderful with a lip-smackingly thick interior and gooey, gamey liquid layer under the rind.
Dalencay – a soft-aged cheese that has an edible mold coated ash rind. Clean, pure goat’s milk and pasture flavors.
MEADOW RUN FARM, Lititz, PA
Pasture Raised Brown Eggs, heritage breed – limited, first come first served
Pasture Raised Blue Eggs – limited
MISTY CREEK DAIRY, Lancaster Co, PA
Misty Lovely – a raw goat’s milk cheese! Flaky, salty-sharp and perfection shaved in an arugula salad.
Kidchego – a raw, well aged goat cheese. Try it atop a bowl of pasta carbonara or minestrone. Woodsy, white pepper, brusque and herbaceous.
Midnight Dream – A raw goat tome aged 3-4 months. Washed in a blend of herbaceous tea and sweet wine! Refreshing.
Moo Blue – A blue made using organic Jersey cow milk. Our regional version of gorgonzola dolce, super buttery and soft.
NATURAL BY NATURE, West Grove, PA
Organic Cream Pints
Organic Non-homogenized Milk – in glass, whole & 1%
NITTANY VALLEY ORGANICS, State College, PA
Amish crafted by Mark Stoltzfus and family. His raw milk cheeses use Celtic Sea Salt, renowned for it’s nutrient pack properties.
‘Smoked Cheddar’ – crafted in small batches. A great all purpose cheese.
‘Pepperjack Cheddar’ – Soft and supple. An easy melter and nice in mac n’ cheese.
‘Mild Cheddar’ – A fine melter.
PEQUEA VALLEY DAIRY, Ronks, PA – Monday
Made with milk from grass-fed Jersey cows
Yogurt – plain and flavored, in both quart and 6 oz sizes
SEVEN STARS FARM, Phoenixville, PA
Made with Certified Organic and biodynamic milk from grass-fed Jersey cows
Lowfat Maple Yogurt
Heavy Cream: seriously good stuff for crème fraiche, sauces, fudge and ice cream makers!
SHELLBARK HOLLOW FARM, West Chester, PA – Thursday
Straight from a Chester County farmstead in the middle of a suburban cul-de-sac.
‘Sharp Chevre’ – the sharp provolone of goat cheeses
‘Fresh Chevre’ – light and floral classic chevre
NEW bloomy rinds in this spring! Quite a variety, come in ask for a taste!
TRICKLING SPRINGS CREAMERY, Chambersburg, PA – Thursday
Butter – UNSALTED & SALTED – made with milk from Jersey cows raised on pasture year-round on Shankstead Ecofarm
WAKEFIELD DAIRY, Lancaster, PA
Bouche- Certified Organic raw cow’s milk cave-aged in the Cheddar-style. Unfolds in layers of complexity on the palette
WHOLESOME DAIRY FARMS, Yellow House, PA
Pastuerized and Raw Milk products from Heritage Breed Ayshire Milk
Cheddar Cheese Curd & Garlic & Herb Curd – great for snacking!
Whey Ricotta – No way – whey! Most ricotta is made from whole milk, this is truly made from whey, a bi-product of the cheesemaking process. It’s got a sweet and toasty flavor, come in and try it.
Kefir – A mild Kefir
Plain Yogurt and Honey Yogurt No wacky stabilizers or sweeteners, just straight up loose textured traditional yogurt in a glass jar
YELLOW SPRINGS FARM, Chester Springs, PA Back in!
Exquisite farmstead goat cheeses made by Al & Catherine Rienzi. All their pretty rinds are designed to be eaten – I like their style!
**Note that Fair Food is a host site for Yellow Springs Farm’s upcoming 2012 CSA. Please consider enrolling, you can choose between different plans starting at $260 a year for a cheese delivery every two weeks. This is the last month they take csa members! Check it out here
PREPARED FOODS, BAKED GOODS & OTHER
From small local farms and food companies using local and/or organic ingredients.
AMARANTH BAKERY, Lancaster, PA – Tuesday & Friday
BEECHWOOD ORCHARDS, Biglerville, PA
Honeycrisp Apple Sauce – sweetened and unsweetened
Canned Peaches – no syrup, lite syrup and heavy syrup
Apple Butter – sugar & space, no spice
BETTER TOGETHER (BT) BROWNIES, Philadelphia, PA
Decadent treats made with local cream and butter from grass-fed cows, pastured eggs, organic flour and evaporated cane juice, and fair-trade chocolate.
Peanut Butter Brownies
BRULÉE BAKERY, Philadelphia, PA Delivered fresh Tuesdays!
Premium baked good committed to all-natural, locally sourced ingredients and sustainable business practices. Featured this week:
Cornmeal Lime Cookies
Apple Crumb Cake Muffins
CAYUGA PURE ORGANICS, Brooktondale, NY
Certified Organic Grains, Beans and Polenta from near Ithaca, NY
Polenta – from Heirloom corn
Spelt Berries – cook like wheat berries!
COMMON MARKET, Philadelphia, PA
Canned Crushed Tomatoes – 100% Jersey Grown!
DAISY ORGANIC FLOURS, McGeary Organics, Lancaster, PA
Organic All Purpose Flour, white
Organic All Purpose Flour, whole wheat
Organic Whole Wheat Bread Flour
Organic Whole Wheat Pastry Flour
Organic White Pastry Flour
Organic White Spelt Flour
Organic Whole Wheat Spelt Flour
HALDEMAN MILLS, Manheim, PA
HEALTHY VISIONS BAKERY, Manheim, PA
“NRG Granola Bars”- all-natural, vegan, wheat & soy free, sweetened with rice syrup. Flavors include: Blueberry Almond & Chocolate Peanut Butter
MAINE SEA SALT, Marshfield, Maine
Hickory Smoked Sea Salt – smoked over a wood fire, great on cucumber salads!
Dulse Sea Weed Sea Salt – sea salt with sea weed, feel those nutrients.
Apple Smoked Sea Salt – smoked over a wood fire, sold in grinder!
Sea Salt – 1 lb & 8 oz bags
MARKET DAY, Philadelphia, PA – Friday
Caramels – Walnut Crème, Fleur de Sel, Orange
Canele – small and large!
MISTY CREEK GOAT DAIRY, Leola, PA
Goats milk soaps – variety of scents!
OAK GROVE MILLS, Pittstown, NJ
Organic grains produced and milled on the Blew Family Farm – a historic farm that was also the first in New Jersey to enter their land into Farmland Preservation Program!
Wheat Berries – the whole wheat kernel – cook and toss with salads, into soups, or bake into homemade bread!
PATTERSON FARMS, Sabinsville, PA
Grade A Maple Syrup, Amber & Dark
Grade B Maple Syrup
Gallons – available by special order
SYLVIA’S BAKERY, Millersburg, PA
Cranberry Craze Granola
SLOW RISE BAKERY, Lancaster, PA
Organic Oat Bread
7 Grain Bread
Whole Wheat Bread
Organic Sprouted Wheat
Four Seed Cookies
TAIT FARM FOODS, Centre Hall, PA
Apple Pepper Jelly: Our favorite lunch: toasted on a baguette with smoked turkey and Buttercup Brie!
Blueberry Jam – Whole blueberries just hanging out in a jar, Paul’s favorite gift item.
Raspberry Jam - Thick, tart and lip-smacking good.
Sour Cherry Jam – Particularly good on a cheeseplate with Lindendale Farm’s Laughing Lindy or Shellbark Sharp Chevre.
Celebration Chutney – Try it with our hard aged cheeses.
Rhubarb Chutney- great with our Clover Creek mature cheddar!
THREE SPRINGS FRUIT FARM, Aspers, PA
Canned Local Peaches - lightly sweetened & unsweetened
Apple Butter – No sugar & “Sugar and Spice”
Peach Butter – No sugar & “Sugar and Spice”