Friday, July 5, 2013

Farm Membership

What is a Farm Member and How Do I Become a Member of The Simple Farm?
A farm member is one whom I (Lylah) have personally chatted with you (face to face) and explained a bit about the heart and the why and the how of our farm and it's HSM (honor system market).  You become a farm member upon doing a farm chore - usually a 30 minute chore.

The benefit that you continue to shop our market on any other day (including Thursdays) and except Saturdays. The farm is completely closed to anyone on this day. We just need a family day together.

We open our market door after we complete our farm chores - generally 8:30 am ish and we close the market door after evening farm chores - generally 5:30 - 6 isn - depending how light it is outside.

There will pretty much always be Crow's Dairy goats milk and cheese and some Grano de Vida Yummy breads and often Nourished Gourmet Specialty butters along with our jams and jellies and our favorite local honey. At times there will be eggs, herbs, flowers and in cooler weather - we will have onions and potatoes and any other vegetables we can harvest and put out. It will NOT be like the full on Thursday market though.

If you are interested in becoming a farm member - email me at lylah and we'll arrange a time when we can connect.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Goat Milk Soap - Oatmeal and Lavender

The luxurious goat milk soaps are back! I've asked my goat gal friends to make our farm their best and I'm excited about Annabelle's soap that I set out at the market this past Thursday. . . Lavender and Oatmeal is available right now.

One of the benefits of goat's milk soap is that it's the same ph as your skin. Read this Top Ten Benefits here and then stop by our farm on Thursday to pick up a few bars.

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Yup, Summer Is Here and We will be OPeN July 4th

Oh, it's a lovely heat isn't it and yet, in spite of that - we will be open this Thursday morning for a July 4th Market.  To help you get in the menu planning mode here's what we'll be having at the market and I've gathered some ideas for you to put it together.

Organic non gmo CORN 
(Incredibly delicious!)
Wrap your cobs in aluminum foil - roast on the bbq for about 7 minutes and then slather with one of Nourished Foods specialty butters. 

Michael and I used their roasted garlic parmesan butter. Heavenly.

Cherry/Yellow Pear Tomatoes and Peppers
Since you have the bbq heated up - I like those little wire baskets that can be used on the BBQ. Simply spritz the tomatoes and peppers with olive oil and a little balsamic and then roast.

Eggplant is Coming!
Eggplant is coming - and just to get you ready I thought I'd post Valerie's recipe for Grilled Eggplant with Feta (of course we have Crow's Dairy Goat Feta). Valerie is the incredibly blogger at Eat - Drink - Garden. Peruse her blog for tons of incredible menu/food/recipe/home ideas.

How about making a watermelon punch?  Valerie also has this amazing Watermelon Punch recipe here.

All the summer squashes are fabulous to roast - the zucchini types are so delicious when you slice down the middle and add fresh goat cheese (aka chevre).

We have our slicing cucumbers along with Crooked Sky's lemon cucumbers.  Make a middle-eastern salad by chopping up cucumbers and tomatoes and purple onions then toss with olive oil and fresh squeezed lemon.

Red Potatoes
Burgers and potato salad say - It's the 4th! These red potatoes make just about the best ever potato salad! Here's a great recipe for you.

We also have - local honey, local organic corn relish, plum jam, red wine jelly, fresh herbs, eggs from our girls, raw goats milk from Crow's Dairy, arugula, yellow onions, mint, basil - maybe some carrots and maybe some baby beets.

Goat Milk Caramel
Of course this stuff is best drizzled on anything sweet - brownies, apple crisp, or that 4th of July ice-cream sundae. Eaten straight from the jar works too!

Don't forget - August 1st is our last regular Thursday morning market until mid-October!
Farm members can use our HSM during the closed down time.