Friday, September 28, 2012

Fugi Apples, Fall Scones and Farmstead Jam and Jellies

Fugi are my favorite apple and I have to tell you...they just arrived at our market.

Scones and French press coffee are divine and I just put out a little basket of Pumpkin Spice (with it's dollop of pumpkin frosting) and the much asked for Cranberry Scone.

A few jars of my Rose Petal/Lavender Jelly is at the market and this afternoon I'll put a few jars of my apple butter. . .

. . . all, just in time for a lovely weekend - perhaps a little alfresco with family and friends.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

The Tastes of Fall at the Farm

What do you think of when you think of fall?  Cooler weather, leaves changing colors, sweaters and pumpkins, apples and spiced cider?

New Fall Breads
Carol's been busy in her artisan kitchen coming up with something tasty for fall - just for our farm. Pumpkin Spice Scones and Apple Cinnamon bread are her newest comfort food creation and both will be at our farm starting Wednesday.

Last week, Carol brought me a sample scone. This sample was (I think) her 3rd, 4th or 5th try for Pumpkin Spice Scone perfection.  Amazing isn't quite good enough.

New Fall Flavor - Coffee Bean Caramel
We are finally ready to introduce our new fall flavor caramel - Coffee Bean Caramel.  Goat milk and Fair Trade French Roast coffee beans cooked to a creamy sweetness and bottled up in a little jar - perfect for pouring/spooning over brownies, ice cream, crepes, apples (we have apples at our farm now) and lots of other ways. Our caramel has a 12 month shelf life and once opened refrigeration is suggested.

Our very popular Salted Caramel. 

Last year we had quite the load of pumpkins and this year we're going to bring a good selection of cooking pumpkins like Rouge vif detampes - the beautiful pumpkins that look like Cinderella's carriage, and the small, sweet New England Pie Pumpkin and the Sugar Pie Pumpkin too.  We'll also have a small selection of Jack-o-Lanterns for carving along with those cute little Ironman pumpkins - just perfect for little hands to paint.  We think we'll have our pumpkins this Friday. I'll post it if it looks like it will be a few days later.   Here's a picture of last years pumpkin patch at the farm.  Take note of the "before" market picture.

Morning Chore Sounds

Morning Chore Sounds from Lylah Ledner Goat Farmer on Vimeo.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Organic and Local - The Beautiful Apples

Apple season means so many things to me  - one being it's cooler -  two being it's cold/flu season and three being apple crisps and pies.  I heard that apples somehow protect your bronchi from colds/flu.

Lately, I've been totally craving apples and we're fortunately to be able to have a few boxes of gala, granny smith and later on this week - the fugi apples (my favorite).  I keep hearing that apples are not in plenty this year, so take advantage of them while we have them.

Speaking of apples our artisan bread maker has made a new fall bread for the farm...Apple Cinnamon.  Amazing. Delicious. Toasted with butter and double wonderful.

If you have a favorite apple pie or apple crisp recipe, I'd love for you to post them in our comment section. I'll print them off and make them available at the farm.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Adding French - Vintage Touches to the Market

Everything is changing. Even the weather is changing. Our markets are changing too.

We'll be opening our Thursday Morning Farmer's Market on October 11th at 8:30 until noon.  Breakfast breads (yummy fall scones and other delectables) and coffee will be served at our French Cafe'.

The Saturday Morning Farmer's Market start date is still being decided upon. It just depends on how things are growing.  We'll keep you posted.

The Honor System Market days and times will change too. But we'll keep you posted on that too and until we do, we really LOVE how it's working and want to keep it in one form or another.

Besides planting seeds, preparing more garden beds, milking goats, fixing a gazillion soaker hoses, doing income tax, making caramel, breeding goats, building fences, repairing well pumps, reorganizing tool sheds and just normal chores . . . we've been adding new touches to our French Market and Cafe.

Here's a peek. . .