Spring has sprung! We have several new and noteworthy arrivals this week from the farm and forest. First of the season ASPARAGUS from Fifer Orchards is making an early and welcome debut. It’s just begging for a rich golden hollandaise made with Meadow Run EGGS! RAMPS are here too. Wild foraged by Dave Siller, these beauties taste like a mild and woodsy onion. Great on the grill, or in an omelet or quiche… More wild FERN FIDDLEHEADS are on their way as well. Other additions for the holiday weekend include: Fresh HORSERADISH ROOT from LFFC, QUAIL EGGS from Liberty Branch Farm, and BABY RED BEETS from Tuscarora Growers Alliance. Happy cooking! This is the LAST MONTH to enroll in Yellow Springs Farm's goat cheese CSA program. The Renzi's cheeses are multi-award winning and exceptionally unique- currently Farmstand has NUTCRACKER, treated with the farm’s own black walnut liquor and RED LEAF, a small natural rind round wrapped in sycamore leaves as it matures. This season the Fair Food Farmstand will be their CSA's first Center City host site- please check out the details here and get a taste of what you might get at our cheese counter today.
Online sales for HAMS have closed but you can expect a few half hams on hand from Country Time and Sweet Stem for you last minute shoppers. Moreover though, we have loads of Sweet Stem Heritage Breed Lamb and Meadow Run chicken if that’s more apt to your holiday table! Have a joyous holiday and weekend!
FRUIT, VEGETABLES & HERBS For all special and bulk order inquiries, please contact Noel Bielaczyc, Farmstand Produce Manager
BEECHWOOD ORCHARDS, Biglerville, PA- Thursday this week! Goldrush Apples Pink Lady Apples Granny Smith Apples Cameo Apples Fuji Apples Idared Apples York Imperial Apples
BLUE MOON ACRES, Buckingham, PA – Friday Microgreen Sampler Micro Asian Mix Micro Cilantro Pea Leaves (2oz & 6oz)
COMMON MARKET, Philadelphia, PA – Tuesday & Friday Weavers Orchard Apple Cider (Pints & Half Gallons) Asparagus (Fifer Orchards) Chard, Kale & Spinach (Flaim Farm) Hydroponic Butterhead Lettuce (Gehman Family Farm) Bosc Pears (Shanesville Orchard)
DAVE SILLER’S WILD EDIBLES, Philadelphia, PA – Deliveries vary. Limited supplies. Fern Fiddleheads Ramps
LANCASTER FARM FRESH COOP, Quarryville, PA – Tuesday & Friday Organic Green & Purple Mizuna Organic Fresh Horseradish Root Organic Red Russian Kale Organic Green Endive
LANDISDALE FARM, Jonestown, PA – Wednesday Organic White Hamon Sweet Potatoes Organic Red Potatoes Organic Red Onions Organic Yellow Sweet Onions Organic Arugula
MOTHER EARTH MUSHROOMS, West Grove, PA 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
PARADISE HILL FARM, Vincentown, NJ- pending availability
THREE SPRINGS FRUIT FARM, Wenksville, PA- No delivery this week Bosc Pears ‘Myra’ Fuji Apples Golden Delicious Apples
TUSCARORA GROWERS ALLIANCE, Hustontown, PA- Wednesday Black Walnuts Baby Red Beets Green Beans (Homestead Farms) Yukon Gold Potatoes Russet Potatoes Watermelon Radishes Purple Top Turnips Sunchokes Red Garlic Red & Green Cabbage Strawberries (LIMITED!!!)
WOODLAND PRODUCE, Fairton, NJ- Wednesday Spring Mix Mesculin Mix Spring Garlic Watercress
ZONE 7, Lawrenceville, NJ – Wednesday Frozen Organic Blueberries (Little Buck Farm) Leeks (Flaim Farm) Bunched Spinach (Marolda Farm) Red Swiss Chard (Marolda Farm) Flat Leaf Parsley (Marolda Farm) Fresh Thyme (Blooming Glen) Scallions (Blooming Glen) Red Hothouse Tomatoes (White Star Growers) Orange Yams (Parzanese Bros) Kohlrabi (Savoie Organic Farm) Red Leaf Lettuce (Savoie Organic Farm) Baby Carrots (Phillips Farm)
MEATS 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! Round Steak Cutlets – Time to get pounding for snitzel and scallopine! Chops Cubes Liver Shanks – Now everyone repeat after me: Osso Bucco. Yum. Burger Blend Brisket Chuck Roasts (excellent and oh so easy family meal cut)
COUNTRY TIME FARM, Hamburg, PA 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. Country Ribs Bacon – No Nitrates! Smoked (ready to eat) Ham Slices Pork Chops Pork Tenderloin Pork Boston Butt Roast Scrapple Hot Dogs – The best we’ve ever had, truly a superior dog! Pork Belly
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- In fresh today! Chicken Pies - Small & Large Chicken Sausage - Granny Smith, Broccoli Rabe, Feta & Spinach Turkey Pies -Small & Large Whole Chickens Pheasants Duck Breasts Quail
JAMISON FARM, Latrobe, PA Dorset breed sheep raised humanely By John and Sukey Jamison Merguez Sausage Lamb Pies
LANDISDALE FARM, Jonestown, PA Grass-fed heritage breed meat from Devon and Scottish Highland crosses Beef Jerky Stew Meat Soup Bones
MEADOW RUN FARM, Lititz, PA - Tuesday Diversified family farm focusing on grass-fed lamb and beef, pastured poultry, and heritage-breed Berkshire pigs. Whole Chickens Chicken Livers Chicken Breasts, Bone-in Chicken Feet
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 until April 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 Wings 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. Ground Beef Marrow Bones Filet Mignon NY Strip Stew Cubes Ground Pork Pork Chops Kielbasa Cheddar n Beer Brats Italian Pork Sausage with Rosemary Clun Forest Heritage lamb Lamb legs boned and rolled Shoulder portions Stew Meat Ground Chops Rib Racks Bones Lamb Suet Shanks
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 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 Half-and-Half 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 Maple Yogurt 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 ‘Goat Yogurt’ 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
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! Nutcracker Red Leaf **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 Flatbreads
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. Chocolate Brownies Peanut Butter Brownies Salted Caramel
BRULÉE BAKERY, Philadelphia, PA Delivered fresh Tuesdays! Premium baked good committed to all-natural, locally sourced ingredients and sustainable business practices. Featured this week: Almond Elderflower Cakes w/ lime zest glaze (gluten free!) Currant Scones Apple Crumb Cake Muffins
CAYUGA PURE ORGANICS, Brooktondale, NY Certified Organic Grains, Beans and Polenta from near Ithaca, NY Kidney Beans Turtle Beans Pinto Beans 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 Buckwheat Flour Cornmeal
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! White Popcorn Wheat Berries – the whole wheat kernel - cook and toss with salads, into soups, or bake into homemade bread!
PATTERSON FARMS, Sabinsville, PA Maple Sugar 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 Spelt Bread 7 Grain Bread Multigrain Bread Whole Wheat Bread Organic Sprouted Wheat Lavosh 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. Strawberry Jam 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”