Farmstand Product List April 17-23 2013

According to the calendar, it’s been spring for weeks, and now the veggie world is starting to catch up. One of our area's tastiest harbingers of the season is here this week: RAMPS! At the Philly Farm and Food Fest on Sunday, I met Farmer Tim from Happy Cat Farm, whose heirloom seeds we sell every year. My eyes lit up when I spotted ramps – not a scallion but a rare variety of wild leek – amongst the potted herbs and greens he was selling. He uncovered a full produce tote full of them, foraged from his land the evening before, behind his table. I bought the stash (the first I’ve seen this season) on the spot, so we’ve got them for sale this week. Pickle the stems to enjoy later in the season, whizz the whole plant up into pesto, or try any of these amazing ideas – one is like colcannon with ramps instead of cabbage.

And there are more unique greens on the horizon! From the Amish farmers at Lancaster Farm Fresh, we’ve got some gorgeous ORGANIC KOMATSUNA, a deep-green, extra-long cousin of bok choy, and ORGANIC MUSTARD GREENS that are a little different than the ones you may have seen: leaves serrated, like some varieties of arugula. From Jersey, distributor Zone 7 brings ORGANIC KALE RABE from Marolda Farm. Kale rabe similar to regular kale – it’s overwintered kale that’s sprung cheerful blossoms and boasts sweet, tender leaves. Trim and add the florets to salads, and try the whole bunch in this kale panini recipe.

 

PRODUCT LIST

FRUIT, VEGETABLES & HERBS For all special orders and other inquiries, please contact Alex Jones, Farmstand Product Manager

BEECHWOOD ORCHARDS, Biglerville, PA

BLUE MOON ACRES, Buckingham, PA – Tuesday & Friday Baby Spinach – NEW! (Friday) Micro Herbs (2 oz and 6 oz) Microgreens (2 oz and 6 oz) Micro cilantro (2 oz) Pea Leaves (2 oz and 6 oz)

BROOKE LEE FARM, Fleetwood, PA – Deliveries vary

BUX-MONT HYDROPONICS, Telford, PA Hydroponic Basil

COMMON MARKET, Philadelphia, PA – Tuesday & Friday Butterhead Lettuce (Gehman Family) Butternut Squash (Spina & Sons Farm) Golden Delicious Apples (Boyer Orchard) Pink Lady Apples (Boyer Orchard) Cameo Apples (Weaver’s Orchard)

DAVID SILLER'S WILD EDIBLES,  Westville, NJ – Deliveries vary Chickweed – You may recognize this pervasive little green with tiny white flowers from your garden. It’s delicious in salads, gently sautéed, or made into pesto. Fiddlehead Ferns – These tightly coiled ferns are delicious just barely sautéed with olive oil and garlic, or pickle them for a springtime treat all year round. Japanese Knotweed (tentative) – NEW! Help control this invasive plant by eating it! Cooks and tastes just like rhubarb. Patience Dock – This chard-like wild foraged green is one of the first signs of spring and has a slightly tart flavor. Best eaten cooked.

GREEN MEADOW FARM, Gap PA

LANCASTER FARM FRESH COOP, Quarryville, PA – Tuesday & Friday Organic Arugula Organic Golden Delicious Apples Organic Komatsuna – NEW! Organic Mustard Greens – NEW! Organic Young Vitamin Greens

LANDISDALE FARM, Jonestown, PA – Wednesday Organic Arugula Organic Baby Spinach Organic Chives – NEW! Organic Deep Purple Sweet Potatoes Organic Gourmet Lettuce Mix Organic Green Cabbage Organic Humidified Compost – Supplement the soil in your container garden with this rich, organic compost, available in an easy-to-carry 25-lb bag (plus a free tote to take it home in!). Organic Kale Organic Rainbow Swiss Chard Organic Red Onions Organic Red Potatoes Organic Rutabaga Organic Spring Garlic –Enjoy this gentler flavored, young version of garlic, shoots and all, sautéed in your favorite dishes as you would its cured cousin. Organic Yellow Onions Organic Yukon Gold Potatoes

MOTHER EARTH MUSHROOMS, West Grove, PA Organic Cremini Mushrooms Organic Portobello Mushrooms Organic Shiitake Mushrooms Organic Royal Trumpet Mushrooms

OVERBROOK HERB FARM, Lansdale, PA – Thursday Chervil Bay Leaves Rosemary Marjoram Peppermint Thyme Sage

PARADISE HILL FARM, Vincentown, NJ - Deliveries Vary Dried Cranberries (Sweetened with agave) Frozen Cranberries (tentative) Frozen Blueberries (tentative)

PARADISE ORGANICS, Paradise, PA- Friday

PLOWSHARE FARMS, Westville, NJ – Deliveries vary

TAPROOT FARM, Shoemakersville, PA– Tuesday

THREE SPRINGS FRUIT FARM, Aspers, PA- Wednesday Fuji Apples Jonagold Apples Stayman Apples

TUSCARORA GROWERS ALLIANCE, Hustontown, PA- Wednesday Organic Diva Cucumbers (tentative) – NEW! These crisp, sweet greenhouse cukes have great flavor and are burpless to boot. Organic Gold Ball Turnips (limited) Organic Gold Beets Organic Gold Potatoes Organic Green Meat Radishes Organic Jerusalem Artichokes Organic Parsnips Organic Red Thumb Potatoes – These little red fingerlings have smooth skin and waxy, pink-and-white flesh. Great for roasting or a springtime potato salad! Organic Watermelon Radishes Organic White Scallions – NEW!

ZONE 7 Ringoes, NJ – Wednesday Dried Jujube Fruits (Evergreen Farm) Dutch Cucumbers (Weaver Valley Farm) – These hydroponically grown beauties are juicy and crisp – great with salads, sandwiches, or snacks. Hydroponic Mixed Cherry Tomatoes (White Star Growers) Hydroponic Red Slicing Tomatoes (White Star Growers and Sun Haven Farm) Korean Asian Pears (Evergreen Farm) Leeks (Phillips Farm) Norwis Potatoes (Trauger’s Farm) Orange Carrots (Phillips Farm) Organic Bunched Spinach (Marolda Farm) NEW! Organic Kale Rabe (Marolda Farm) – NEW! Organic Nicola Potatoes (Cherry Grove Farm) Red Beets (Phillips Farm) Watercress (White Star Growers) – NEW! This hydroponically cultivated cress is clean, beautiful, and keeps well with its roots on

 

MEATS For all special orders and other inquiries, please contact Alex Jones, Farmstand Product Manager

NB: Good news! Our freezers are running again and we are adding in more product this week and next week.

BIRCH RUN HILLS FARM, Chester Springs, PA.

BUCK RUN FARM, East Fallowfield, Chester County, PA Buck run bulls are never fed grain and exist entirely on pasture. Angusburger Bully Beef – The Bully Beef is premium chopped sirloin made from older bulls and has a strong beefy taste. It can be used for burgers, meat loaf, chili, or in any recipe where ground meat is appropriate. Beef Kielbasa

CL BISON FARM, Lancaster, PA Free range, grass fed bison from Lancaster Co. Ground Bison (Friday)

CLOVER CREEK FARM, Blair Co., PA Heritage Breed Milking Shorthorn Veal raised on sunshine, pasture and whey!

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. Bacon – No Nitrates! Pork Chops Chorizo Country Ribs Smoked Ham Hocks

GREEN MEADOW FARM, Gap, PA - Thursday Family farm and local small farm distributor. Double-Smoked Country Bacon Canadian Bacon - Cured and double smoked pork loin, ready to eat

GRIGGSTOWN QUAIL FARM, Princeton, NJ – Wednesday Beef Pies – Small Turkey Pies – Small Chicken Pies – Small and Large Chicken Sausage - Granny Smith, Broccoli Rabe, Feta & Spinach, White Wine & Garlic, Sundried Tomato Whole Chickens Quail Duck Breasts Marinated Soy-Ginger Poussin Marinated Poussin with Fresh Herbs Ground Chicken

HIGHVIEW FARM,  North Hanover, NJ - Wednesday Ground Lamb Lamb Legs Lamb Shanks Lamb Chops Merguez Sausage Lamb Cubes

JAMISON FARM, Latrobe, PA Dorset breed sheep raised humanely by John and Sukey Jamison Lamb Pies – Small and Large

LANDISDALE FARM, Jonestown, PA Grass-fed heritage breed meat from Devon and Scottish Highland crosses Beef Jerky Beef Sticks (Hot and Mild) Beef Soup Bones Beef Short Ribs Beef Chuck Roast Beef Eye of Round Roast Beef Sirloin Steak Beef Delmonico Steak

MEADOW RUN FARM, Lititz, PA Diversified family farm focusing on grass-fed lamb and beef, pastured poultry, and heritage-breed Berkshire pigs. Chicken Necks and Backs Chicken Feet Whole Chickens Stewing Hens

SHADY ACRES FARM, Elizabethtown, PA Boneless Chicken Breasts Bone-In Chicken Breasts Chicken Legs Chicken Wings

STRYKER FARM, Saylorsburg, PA - Saturday Pastured goats and Tamworth hogs. Irish Bangers Breakfast Sausage Beer Brats Pork Cutlets Pork Loin Pork Tenderloin Scrapple Goat Cubes Ground Goat Goat Legs Goat Chops

SWEET STEM FARM, Lititz, PA Beef, Pork and Lamb from Heritage breed animals raised on pasture. Short Ribs Rump Roast Stew Cubes Pork Cubes Ground Pork Kielbasa Fresh Sausage Cheddar Beer Brats Black & Tan Sausage Leaf Lard Beef Tallow Smoked Ham Slice

 

EGGS, CHEESE & DAIRY For all special orders and other inquiries, please contact Alex Jones, Farmstand Product Manager

All cheeses are raw unless under 60 days aged or otherwise noted.

BIRCH RUN HILLS FARM, Chester Springs, PA. Birchrun Blue  raw Holstein milk, aged 70+ days Equinox – Alpine style – mild, aged, firm, and nutty Red Cat

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. Old Man Highlander – Calkins’ take on aged gouda Noble Road – Simultaneously fluffy and oozy, this bloomy-rind, Brie-esque cheese is spreadable heaven Noblette – a mini Noble Road Misty Morning – Caerphilly-style Welsh cheddar

CAPUTO BROTHERS CREAMERY, Spring Grove, PA Makers of hand-crafted, traditional Italian cheeses and cultured milk products. Cagliata Curds – Frozen and perfect for making your own homemade traditional Mozzarella, stracciatella and burrata. Ricotta – NEW! You haven’t had true ricotta – which means “recooked” – in the Italian tradition until you’ve tried this 95% whey version.

CHERRY GROVE FARM, Lawrenceville, NJ Rosedale – Appenzeller-style washed in hard cider, thyme, and sassafras with fruity notes and a little bite Toma – raw milk tome, creamy with briney overtones of olive 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 Garlic Peppercorn Jack Full Nettle Jack Herdsman Buttercup Brie – It’s back! After a short hiatus, this rich, buttery French-style brie returns to Pennsylvania’s only all-local cheese case.

CLOVER CREEK FARM, Blair County, PA Mature Cheddar – Specially cellar-aged 16-18 months just for Fair Food! Galen’s Good Old Smoked Galen’s Good Old Uncle Joe's (wine-washed)

DOE RUN DAIRY , Coatesville, PA Hummingbird St. Malachi Seven Sisters Bathed in Victory – buttery, soft, 90-day aged cheese washed in Victory Brewing Co. beer

DUTCH MEADOWS ORGANIC DAIRY, Paradise, PA – Wednesday

ELY FARM, Newtown PA Washington’s Crossing – semi-soft, earthy, grassy, and creamy; Gruyere-esque flavor with a Fontina texture.

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. Buttercup – a great 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. Vermeer – a Dutch-style natural-rind cheese that combines Alpine-style nuttiness with Gouda-style creaminess. A great melter! Tommenator – washed in Troeg’s Troegenator Mad Tomme – washed in Troeg’s Mad Elf 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 Wallaby – NEW! A soft, natural-rind cheese with a lactic flavor, citrus notes, and a mushroomy rind. Great for snacking or melting.

KING’S KREAMERY, Gordonville, PA – Thursday Sheep’s Milk Yogurt – NEW!

KINGFISHER DAIRY, Elizabethtown, PA 
Tuesday evening Raw dairy products from the milk of 20 Jersey breed cows Raw Whole Milk

LANCASTER FARM FRESH, Quarryville, PA – Tuesday and Friday Pasteurized Whole Milk (Maplehof Dairy) - in plastic 1/2 gallons Pasteurized Skim Milk (Maplehof Dairy) - in plastic quarts Pasteurized Cream Line Whole Milk (Maplehof) - in plastic quarts Chocolate Milk
 (Maplehofe Dairy) - in plastic quarts Buttermilk (Maplehof Dairy) – in plastic quarts

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 – This pillowy, bloomy-rind round has notes of vegetables and hay along with a thick interior and gooey layer under the rind Dalencay – Based on the French-style Valencay, this trapezoidal pyramid of ash-covered goodness will be the star of your spring holiday cheese plate!

MEADOW RUN FARM, Lititz, PA
 Pasture Raised 
Tuesday evening Pasture Raised Brown Eggs, heritage breed Pasture Raised Blue Eggs heritage breed (limited)

MILKY WAY MEADOWS, Townville, PA This Amish farm in northwest PA makes raw milk cheeses with a celestial theme. Smoked Mars Marble – NEW! A wax-rind, creamy and flavorful Colby-style with smoky notes – perfect melted over nachos or between two sliced of toasty bread.

MISTY CREEK DAIRY, Lancaster Co, PA Kidchego Midnight Dream Mist O’ Blue – This goat’s milk blue cheese is firm and flaky but melts on the tongue with a flavor that’s unmistakably blue and subtly goat. Tomme de Conestoga – This goat tomme features a bright-orange rind thanks to its B. linens wash, and the flavor is reminiscent of an Italian table cheese.

MILKY WAY MEADOWS, Townville, PA This Amish farm in northwest PA makes raw milk cheeses with a celestial theme. Smoked Mars Marble – NEW! A wax-rind, creamy and flavorful Colby-style with smoky notes – perfect melted over nachos or between two sliced of toasty bread.

NATURAL BY NATURE, West Grove, PA- Friday Organic Half-and-Half Organic Heavy Cream Organic Sour Cream

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. Organic Cheddar Organic Pepper Cheddar Organic Smoked Cheddar Organic Yogurt Cheese

PECAN MEADOWS FARM, Newburg, PA – Every 2nd Wednesday Duck Eggs Goose Eggs (tentative)

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

ROUNDTOP FARM, Honey Brook, PA - Thursday Natural Rind Tomme – Milk from farmer Melvin Stoltzfus’ sheep becomes a firm, pleasantly grainy cheese that dances from fruity to umami flavors on your tongue. Sheep Feta – NEW! This is our most pungent feta, ranging from pleasantly salty and tart to almost fruity in one bite.

SANDY RIDGE FARM, Elizabethtown, PATuesday evening Cage-free brown eggs

SEVEN STARS FARM, Phoenixville, PA Made with Certified Organic and biodynamic milk from grass-fed Jersey cows Maple, Vanilla & Plain Yogurt Lowfat Maple & Plain Yogurt Heavy Whipping Cream

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 Goat Yogurt Goat Kefir Goat Milk in half gallon, quarts and pints Ricotta – NEW! Ricotta from goat’s milkit's a springtime miracle!

SHEPHERD’S HOLLOW FARM, Leola, PA Tomme de Ewe – raw sheep’s milk

STRYKER FARM, Saylorsburg, PA Saturday Pastured goats and Tamworth hogs. Goat’s Milk Yogurt Smoothies – in Honey-Vanilla and Strawberry

SWISS VILLA DAIRY, Wrightsville, PA – Wednesday Garlic & Herb Goat Cheese Raw Goat Feta Goat Butter – Made from the milk of goats at Apple Tree Goat Dairy in Lancaster County.

TAPROOT FARM, Shoemakersville, PA– Saturday Pastured eggs

TRICKLING SPRINGS CREAMERY, Chambersburg, PA  Thursday Butter – UNSALTED & SALTED - made with milk from Jersey cows raised on pasture year-round Dark Chocolate Milk – NEW! This ultra-thick version of Trickling Springs’ chocolate milk is made with dark Belgian chocolate for a flavorful, not-too-sweet treat. Available in returnable glass quart bottles.

WAKEFIELD DAIRY, Lancaster, PA Bouche- Certified Organic raw cow’s milk cave-aged, Cheddar-style cheese. Try melting the rind on toast! Farm Fromage Clothbound Cheddar  NEW! Try this 18-month-aged crumbly, fruity, and sharp wonder. Beer Washed Tomme – washed in Lancaster Brewing’s Milk Stout Smythe

WAYSIDE ACRES GOAT DAIRY, Newport, PA

WHOLESOME DAIRY FARMS, Yellow House, PA Pasteurized and Raw Milk products from Heritage Breed Ayshire Milk Raw Milk – plastic gallons & pints Kefir – A mild Kefir Plain Yogurt – straight up loose textured traditional yogurt in a glass jar Greek Style Yogurt –plain and honey

YELLOW SPRINGS FARM, Chester Springs, PA Exquisite farmstead goat cheeses made by Al & Catherine Rienzi. All their pretty rinds are designed to be eaten – I like their style! Fieldstone Yellow Brick Road – washed in Victory Brewing Co.’s Golden Monkey! Red Leaf Black Diamond – NEW! Try this ash-covered, pyramid-style softie Cloud Nine – NEW! Springtime is for soft-ripened goat cheeses – grab one of these pillowy little rounds to celebrate kidding season (and we don’t mean April Fool’s Day).

 

PREPARED FOODS, BAKED GOODS & OTHER From small local farms and food companies using local and/or organic ingredients.

For all special orders and other inquiries, please contact Alex Jones, Farmstand Product Manager

AMARANTH GLUTEN-FREE BAKERY, Lancaster, PA All Amaranth Bakery products are gluten-free! Maple-Almond Granola (Friday) Flatbread (Friday)

BEECHWOOD ORCHARDS, Biglerville, PA Honeycrisp Apple Sauce – sweetened and unsweetened Canned Peaches – no syrup, lite syrup and heavy syrup

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. Salted Caramel Brownies Cookie Brownies Chocolate Brownies Peanut Butter Brownie Raspberry Brownies – NEW!

CASTLE VALLEY MILLS, Bucks Co, PA Locally Grown and milled grains. Fine Cornmeal Rye Flour Farro (whole) Spelt Berries

CAYUGA PURE ORGANICS, Brooktondale, NY Certified Organic Grains, Beans and Polenta from near Ithaca, NY Red Kidney Beans Black Turtle Beans Heirloom Polenta Oat Groats Heirloom Cornmeal Buckwheat Flour – NEW!

COMMON MARKET, Philadelphia, PA Canned Crushed Tomatoes – 100% Jersey Grown!

COOKIE CONFIDENTIAL, Philadelphia, PA -- Fridays Undercover Cupcakes in Maple Bacon Buttermilk, Spiced Pear & Fig Black Market Brittle in Peanut, Sunflower Red Pepper, and Pink Pepper Pistachio

DAISY ORGANIC FLOURS, McGeary Organics, Lancaster, PA Organic All Purpose Flour, white Organic White Pastry Flour Organic White Spelt Flour Organic Whole Wheat All Purpose Flour Organic Whole Grain Spelt Flour

EPIC PICKLES, York, PA Pickled Cauliflower Pickled Asparagus Spicy Okra Spicy Carrots Hot Dills Pickled String Beans

FIFTH OF A FARM, Philadelphia, PA Mint Jelly Grape Jelly Prickly Pear Jelly Peach Agave Jam Strawberry Agave Jam

FRESH TOFU, Allentown, PA Use certified organic soybeans from NY state to make their products. Organic Firm Tofu Organic Baked Tofu

GOOD SPOON SOUPS, Philadelphia, PA Grass-fed Beef Chili Curried Red Lentil Senegalese Chicken Peanut Kale-Lentil Carrot Ginger Broccoli Rabe and Sausage

HALDEMAN MILLS, Manheim, PA

LANCASTER FARM FRESH, Leola, PA Organic Horseradish Organic Sauerkraut Organic Red Sauerkraut

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!

NIFTY SAUCES & SPREADS, Philadelphia, PA -- Deliveries Vary Spicy Ginger Ketchup Asian Pear Membrillo (tentative)

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!

PATTERSON FARMS, Sabinsville, PA Maple Sugar Grade A Maple Syrup, Amber Grade B Maple Syrup

PECAN MEADOWS FARM, Newburg, PA Granola – This sticky, raisin-studded granola makes a great breakfast stirred into yogurt with a dollop of jam or honey.

SLOW RISE BAKERY, Lancaster, PA – Tuesday Organic Oat Bread 7 Grain 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! Apricot Butter Cranberry Mustard Raspberry Chocolate Sauce Fig & Olive Relish Rhubarb Chutney- great with our Clover Creek mature cheddar! Tomato Bruschetta Ginger Shrub – This tart, sweet, and spicy syrup flavors sparkling water, cocktails, and desserts wonderfully Rosemary Olive Oil – This extra-virgin olive oil is infused with savory, aromatic rosemary – perfect for dipping crusty bread or adding to your favorite vinaigrette recipe. Sour Cherry Jam

THREE SPRINGS FRUIT FARM, Aspers, PA Canned Local Peaches - lightly sweetened & unsweetened No-Sugar-Added Applesauce

URBAN APIARIES, Philadelphia, PA ZIP Code Variety Gift BoxesThese gift boxes contain 4 6-oz jars, each containing a honey from a different part of the city (19143, 19147, and 19129 [unfiltered and filtered]).