Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Preparing for Dinners at the Farm 2017, July 26-30


The pieces are coming together for the first Dinners at the Farm of the season.  We will be hosting the Dinners July 26-30 - come join us for a magical evening and delicious dining with Jonathan Rapp and his team from River Tavern.  To make your reservation click on this link: http://www.dinnersatthefarm.com/Dinners_at_the_Farm/Schedule_%26_Tickets.html

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Our Road-Side Stand

 
Road-side farm stands are a great American tradition.  Farmers put their fresh crops out, and sell directly to customers.  Everyone wins!  There are plenty of families today that do what we did when I was a child - travel the secondary and blue highways living primarily off the local produce.  I have gotten into great conversations with people at our own stand from as far away as California.

What surprises a lot of farm supporters and fresh food enthusiasts, however, is that not all road-side markets are the same.  Many trucks that park in parking lots and put out farm stand looking set-ups are not selling their own food.  Instead, they purchase the same food from the same regional wholesalers markets that supply Stop and Shop and other large food chains.  What looks like Connecticut grown tomatoes, for example, may have been grown anywhere, and under any conditions, and transported thousand of miles.

What I hear again and again is that people like our CSA and road-side produce because they know it is grown the way they want it grown.  In fact, whenever you visit our stand, you can see the fields right behind where the food was produced.  And yes, sometimes when you visit it will be self-serve.  That's because you really are buying from farmers, who have to head off and tend the fields.  Not hang around in a parking lot.


Sunday, July 9, 2017

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Summer Solstice

Delighted to welcome Summer with the Madison Plein Air Painters beautifully gracing our fields.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

How Do You Prepare Pea Shoots?


There are many ways to prepare pea shoots.  Some thoughts from friends include:
  • Alone and crisp;
  • In a salad with a light vinaigrette;
  • On sandwiches;
  • Sautéed and put into an omelette, quesadilla, or tossed with pasta; and
  • Alongside some grilled tuna or salmon.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Clio Newton at Tart Gallery, Zürich, June 22 - June 23, 2017

Photograph of Artist Clio Newton with Charcoal Drawing is Used with Permission
Join Clio Newton next Friday night for her most recent exhibition of large scale drawings, "Go from Home".

When: June 23rd 6 pm for the finissage with drinks and snacks

Where: Tart Gallery, Gotthardstrasse 54, Zürich.

As part of the exhibition she'll be drawing in the gallery all Thursday.

Monday, June 5, 2017

Dinners at the Farm, 2017


We are thrilled to welcome another year of hosting Dinners at the Farm with Jonathan Rapp and his incredible team at River Tavern, from July 26-30, 2017.  For more information and tickets, go to <http://www.dinnersatthefarm.com>.  Looking forward to seeing you here!