Friday, September 28, 2012

Kaboocha Pumpkins

Here is some of this week's produce. 
We have been experimenting with growing kaboocha pumpkins.  This pumpkin is very mild tasting and an easy to prepare addition to dinner.  Just bake and serve it the same way as the more traditional (and my favorite) butternut squash.

A Baked Kaboocha Pumpkin (Just bake them until soft.)

While I eat mine in thick slices, many guest prefer it in the more familiar mashed form.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Fresh Chicken now available from The Wooly Pig

Hi! Nichki and Laz from The Wooly Pig here, taking over the Barberry Hill Farm blog for an entry!

We are young aspiring CT farmers who were lucky enough to meet Kelly and Kingsley last March and over the past several months they have become our good friends and farming mentors. This fall, the Goddards have been so kind as to lend us their pasture and their expertise so that we can raise our very first batch of chickens for our community.

Our birds are pasture raised, which means they are brought up outdoors with plenty of access to fresh vegetation, open air, and sunlight.

They are fed a strictly organic diet – an added cost for us that we feel is a worthwhile investment in our customers’ health. Pesticides in non-organic animal feeds can be substantial and the vast majority ingredients used are genetically modified.

Genetically modified foods have been linked to toxic and allergic reactions, sick, sterile, and dead livestock, and damage to virtually every organ studied in lab animals. The effects of genetically modified crops on our health has yet to be studied by the FDA, and while they are banned as ingredients in all of Europe and 17 countries elsewhere, the FDA does not even require the labeling of GMOs in our food ingredient lists. Our organic feed is GMO free which benefits not only the health of our birds, but our customers as well.

But our birds aren’t just good for you - they taste great too! We can’t thank our customers enough for supporting local, sustainable agriculture.

Your good decisions help build strong, healthy communities right here in Connecticut. And we certainly owe a great big thanks to Barberry Hill Farm for their generosity and encouragement while we try to provide our neighbors with the best darn chicken we know how to raise!

For more information on our chickens, please contact us by email at

Monday, September 10, 2012

Madison's Open Fields

One thing that makes Madison so special is all of the openness.  Some of this comes from our spectacular beaches and ocean views.  But it is also the open fields that also make driving around town such a pleasure.

Kingsley does his part to keep the town open by mowing the Bauer Park.  If you have driven by in the last few days, you may have even seen him out there.

We live in a bustling town.  Sometimes, however, it is nice to grab some tranquility, even if it is just scanning an open horizon.