Farmstand Product List May 2-8, 2012

The Farmstand will be bursting with spring flavors this week: STRAWBERRIES from Fifer Orchard, RHUBARB from Lancaster Farm Fresh and fresh WALLA WALLA ONIONS from Blooming Glen! Also noteworthy are the BUNCHED RED BEETS from Marolda Farm beautiful field-grown LETTUCES & GREENS from Paradise Organics. The wait is finally over! A limited run of Sheep cheese is in from Valley Shepherd today: TARTUFO, a luxe pecorino studded with truffles and CREMA DE BLUE. CREMA is silly rich—the "ice cream" of our blue selections. I recommend it with some Berliner Weisse and a drizzle of our Urban Apiary honey for a swoon-worthy dessert. And, fresh  CHOPS, TENDERLOINS, COUNTRY RIBS and BUTT ROAST will arrive Thursday afternoon from Country Time Farm. 

Also this week, we want to introduce you to the Plymouth Rock or Barred Rock breed. This chicken breed was developed as blend of five varieties in New England the mid-19th century by John C. Bennett. They became popular for their hardiness, docility, and good humored but low-volume chatty nature. Their coats are pretty striations of gray, black and white and they generally start laying eggs at about 6 months. Meadow Run's flock has just begun to lay and last night the Farmstand got a flush of their PULLET EGGS, a real spring treat! These mini-eggs are the same rich pastured eggs that have a cult following in our fridge, only younger and a total steal at $2.50 a dozen. Pullet eggs, also known as Peewee, are laid by hens less than 1 year and therefore occur only a few weeks a year until the hens get the hang of the laying cycle. To give you an idea, most "Large" eggs are between 23-26 ounces, whereas pullet eggs are 10-15 ounces. I recommend soft boiling them and dipping parboiled asparagus spears into the yolk with a splash of lemon. Or try cracking one into the middle of your favorite pizza dough and letting the egg set as the pizza cooks. Their sun-gold yolks are bound to enhance any sauce too. Whatever your preference, our pastured pullets are a must try you won't find elsewhere!

Lastly, ORGANIC SOUR CREAM from Natural by Nature is $1.99 a pop! So wop a dollop in the center of your asparagus soups and chip n' dip to your heart's desire.

PRODUCT LIST

FRUIT, VEGETABLES & HERBS For all special and bulk order inquiries, please contact Jennie Noakes, Farmstand Operations Manager

BLUE MOON ACRES, Buckingham, PA – Friday Microgreen Sampler (rotating selection) Pea Leaves (2 oz & 6 oz) Baby Arugula (5 oz)

COMMON MARKET, Philadelphia, PA – Tuesday & Friday Weavers Orchard Apple Cider (Pints & Half Gallons) White Potatoes (Mast Farms) Covington Sweet Potatoes (Spina & Sons Farm) Hydroponic Butterhead Lettuce (Gehman Family Farm) Bosc Pears (Shanesville Orchard) Rhubarb (King Family Farm) Strawberries (Fifer Orchard/ Cassaday Farm) Asparagus (Fifer Orchard)

DAVE SILLER’S WILD EDIBLES, Philadelphia, PA – Deliveries vary. Limited supplies. Patience Dock Ramps Black Locus Flowers Bristly Green Briar Tendrils

LANCASTER FARM FRESH COOP, Quarryville, PA – Tuesday & Friday Chemical-Free Rhubarb Organic Green Spring Garlic Organic Pink Beauty Radishes Organic New Baby Carrots (With tops) Organic Hakurei Turnips I.P.M. Mutsu Apples

LANDISDALE FARM, Jonestown, PA – Wednesday Organic White Hamon Sweet Potatoes Organic Red Onions Organic Yellow Sweet Onions

MOTHER EARTH MUSHROOMS, West Grove, PA Organic Beech 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 PARADISE HILL FARM, Vincentown, NJ- Welcome back Paradise! Friday delivery Organic Mixed Head Lettuce (Romaine, Oak Leaf, Butterhead, etc) Organic Green Curly Kale Organic Dandelion Greens Organic Collard Greens Organic Cilantro Organic Mustard Greens Organic Baby Bok Choy Organic Bunched Spinach

THREE SPRINGS FRUIT FARM, Wenksville, PA - done for the season

TUSCARORA GROWERS ALLIANCE, Hustontown, PA- Wednesday Black Walnuts Red & Green Cabbage

WOODLAND PRODUCE, Fairton, NJ- Wednesday Spring Mix Mesculin Mix Spring Garlic Watercress

ZONE 7, Lawrenceville, NJ – Wednesday Frozen Organic Blueberries (Little Buck Farm) Fresh Walla Walla Onions (Blooming Glen Farm) Bunched Red Beets (Marolda Farm) Bunched Red Radishes (Marolda Farm) Baby Carrots (Phillips Farm) Leeks (Phillips Farm) Scallions (Phillips Farm) Organic Bunched Spinach (Jah’s OG Farm) Mixed Young Head Lettuce (Jah’s OG Farm) Asparagus (Parzanese Bros Farm) Orange Yams (Parzanese Bros) Fresh Tarragon (ARC Greenhouse) Dried Jujube Fruit (Evergreen Orchard)

MEATS For all special orders and other inquiries, please contact Jennie Noakes, Farmstand Operations 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 - 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. 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

GRIGGSTOWN QUAIL FARM, Princeton, NJ 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 Sweetbreads

LANDISDALE FARM, Jonestown, PA Grass-fed heritage breed meat from Devon and Scottish Highland crosses Beef Jerky Stew Meat Short Ribs Soup Bones

MEADOW RUN FARM, Lititz, PA 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 Pastured Eggs

RENAISSANCE SAUSAGE, Philadelphia, PA- IN! 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 Legs 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. All out for now, Pancetta and special cured ham aging currently.

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 Jennie Noakes, Farmstand Operations Manager

BIRCH RUN HILLS FARM, Chester Springs, PA. 'Birchrun Blue' Cheese - raw Holstein milk, aged 70+ days ‘Fat Cat’ Cheeseraw 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 & 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 Ludington Lace – What Alpine Lace dreams of being

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. NEW: Buttercup – your new warm weather melter! Great for burgers & potatoes – mild and buttery

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 crumbly rind. Lovely depth of flavor that owes to fine quality milk and a unique recipe that traces to the Scottish Highlands Quark – Grab it while you can! Makes a great party appetizer 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; smells lightly of cabbage and fresh hay. Dalencay – a soft-aged cheese with an edible mold-coated ash rind. 

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 raw goat’s milk cheese! Flaky, salty-sharp and perfection shaved in an arugula salad. Kidchego – a raw, well-aged goat cheese. Woodsy, white pepper and herbaceous flavors. Midnight Dream a raw goat tome aged 3-4 months. Washed in a blend of herbaceous tea and sweet wine!

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 plastic quarts and 6 oz cups

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 Maysiola NEW Aurora’s Cloud

TRICKLING SPRINGS CREAMERY, Chambersburg, PA - Thursday Butter – UNSALTED & SALTED - made with milk from Jersey cows raised on pasture year-round

WAKEFIELD DAIRY, Lancaster, PA Bouche- Certified Organic raw cow’s milk cave-aged, Cheddar-style cheese. Try melting the rind on toast! PA Noble – The older cousin to Bouche. Intense and earthy with a tart finish on the rind.

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 – straight up loose textured traditional yogurt in a glass jar

YELLOW SPRINGS FARM, Chester Springs, PA We’ll have new cheeses this Thursday! Exquisite farmstead goat cheeses made by Al & Catherine Rienzi. All their pretty rinds are designed to be eaten – I like their style! PREPARED FOODS, BAKED GOODS & OTHER From small local farms and food companies using local and/or organic ingredients. For special orders please contact Jennie Noakes, Farmstand Operations Manager

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 Committed to all-natural, locally sourced ingredients and sustainable practices. Cornmeal Lime Cookies 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

GOOD SPOON SOUPS, Philadelphia, PA Grass-fed beef Chili Old Fashioned Chicken Spring Asparagus Red Lentil Curry (Vegan) Senagalese Chicken Peanut

CASTLE VALLEY MILLS, Bucks Co, PA Locally Grown and milled grains. Stone Ground Grits Stone Ground Fine Cornmeal

HALDEMAN MILLS, Manheim, PA Buckwheat Flour Cornmeal

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 - Wednesday & 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

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”