April 29, 2010
April 26, 2010
Yesterday's dinner was a real treat! Trout given to us by a good friend from the Cuba NY area and prepared by our son John! It was superb! The trout were really fresh tasting which I attribute not just to the chef, but also the way they were frozen. All of the trout were put into a bag of water and froze solid. It does take a day ahead in the fridge to thaw out, but so worth the wait!! There is a great website to help find places to fish near you. Check out http://www.great-lakes.org/fish_ny.html
Posted by The Farm Store at 1:01 PM
April 23, 2010
Very interesting article on the New York Magazine web site,Restaurants section: http://nymag.com/restaurants/features/65483/
Raw milk is gaining in popularity as the number of farms with permits to sell rose: 29 in New York (up from nineteen in 2007), and 100 in Pennsylvania (up from 35 in 2005).
Check out the article!
Posted by The Farm Store at 11:00 AM
April 11, 2010
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April 6, 2010
What a huge surprise March and April have been, here in the Finger Lakes. John was able to prepare the garden over the Easter weekend. Usually we are well into May before this can happen. Today I planted heirloom Alaska Peas, two 44 ft. rows, with a chicken wire fence in between the two for climbing. Peas are my favorite vegetable and getting it done today was pretty exciting. I think I am going to try and plant a vegetable a day. Spinach, Chard, Onions, Lettuce, Radishes, and New Potatoes should all do well now. Well I have been told anyway. I have never planted this early and am really looking at this early spring as a sign of great gardening year ahead! :)
Posted by The Farm Store at 2:21 PM
April 1, 2010
Usually people who like to eat food, like to talk about food, cook food, shop for food, touch food, grow food, smell food, and lastly read about food! I found a book I wanted to share. I have not had a chance to purchase and read myself, but hope to very soon. -'The Town That Food Saved-How One Community Found Vitality In Local Food', by Ben Hewitt. Here is a link to read more about it, http://www.slowfoodusa.org/index.php/slow_food/blog_post/hardwick_vt_the_town_that_food_saved/ Now how about those two blog friends with food books of mine....how are you liking your books? Post me a comment....
Posted by The Farm Store at 6:29 AM