Hello beautiful people,
Sorry for the late newsletter. I let time get away from me. Hope all is going well for all of you. When you have do you add a bunch of stuff to your “to do” list? This is the time to complete all that stuff that has been put on hold.
Scott has half of the creamery roof “dried in” already. Follow us on our Facebook page so you don’t miss the great photos of his progress. You can follow us HERE.
Meet me at the farmer’s market on Saturday. I’ll have Moroccan seasoned lamb meatballs for tasting. We are taking another steer to the processor in the next week or so. Get your orders in now.
If you have not heard from me regarding available herd shares, I do not have you on my waiting list. I have one and a half shares available. Contact me via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or phone (276-694-4369). I will have more shares available in the spring.
As a reminder, those of you that shop the Independence Farmer’s Market can still place your orders for lamb, beef and goat via the online market. We now have lamb available in 1″ kabob chunks. It’s great for making Indian curry dishes. Indian Style Curry is one of the new recipes.
Here is a link to the online store. Register for an account, place your order online and pick it up on Wednesday afternoon at Grayson Landscaping (next to the old court house). Email me if you don’t see what you are interested in purchasing.
News This Week
- Products Available This Week
- Let’s Get Together
- This week’s FarmCast: “Nose to Tail Beef” will answer many questions you may have regarding how to use a great quantity of beef and unfamiliar cuts.
- FREE Cheese tasting downloads
- Most Recent Recipes – Moroccan Seasoned Meatballs was added (by request from several of YOU).
Products Available to Herd Share Owners
|Choose 1 per week||1/2 Share||Whole Share|
|Butter||1/4 pound||1/2 pound|
|Ararat Legend||1/4 pound||1/2 pound|
|Peaceful Heart Gold||1/4 pound||1/2 pound|
|Pinnacle||1/4 pound||1/2 pound|
|Clau d’ville Cheddar||1/4 pound||1/2 pound|
Products Available to the General Public
|Beef||Price / Pound|
|1/4 Beef (approx 100 lbs)||$7.00|
|1/2 Beef (approx 200 lbs)||$6.50|
|Whole Beef (approx 400 lbs)||$6.00|
|Ground (approx 1 lb)||$7.00|
|Marrow Bones (approx 2 lbs)||$2.00|
|Lamb||Price / Pound|
|Lamb Loin Chops||$16|
|Lamb Rib Chips||$16|
|Ground Lamb (approx 1 lb)||$10|
|Lamb Soup Bones (approx 1 lb)||$3|
|Whole Lamb (approx 40 lbs)||$9.50|
|1/2 Lamb (approx 20 lbs)||$10|
|Chev (Goat)||Price / Pound|
|Ground Chev (approx 1 lb)||$12|
|Meaty Goat Bones (approx 2.5 – 3.5 lb)||$3|
Let’s Get Together
As always, we’d love to meet you in person. You can find us at the Wytheville Farmers Market the and 4th Saturdays in January, Februrary, March, and April. Hours are 10 am to 2 pm.
As always, you may visit us at our dairy farm in Claudville, Virginia Tuesdays from 10 am to 12 noon and Saturday afternoons from 3 pm to 5 pm. Find out how we raise our animals and why you will love the taste of tradition that is inherent in all of our products. Herd share holders will be able to see up close how their cows are cared for and where the cheese is made and stored.
Peaceful Heart FarmCast
This week’s podcast, Nose to Tail Beef, will give you great information on just how a cow is put together. You’ll also learn where various cuts of meat originate on the cow and some basic (very basic) instructions on how to prepared the various cuts. I have my “Whole Beef Cookbook” in the works to fill in the blanks.
I want to follow up on my previous FarmCast, The Taste of Cheese where I talked about developing your expertise with using descriptive words. The FREE downloads of Classifying Cheese by Type and Category and Expand Your Cheese Vocabulary are still available at our website. Please stop by and get your FREE resources.
You can LISTEN TO THE PODCAST HERE. Or, if you have an Alexa device, just say: “Alexa, play podcast Peaceful Heart FarmCast.”
Click the links and check them out. All of my recipes are printable.
Easy Barbecued Beef: Meatballs Seasoned with a Moroccan-style blend of fresh mint, cinnamon, coriander and cumin and simmered in tomato sauce, these tender lamb meatballs make a flavorful change from their Italian-style cousins.
These delicious meatballs were a hit at the farmer’s market. Lamb is a delicious alternative to beef.
Easy Barbecued Beef: This easy barbecued beef recipe takes advantage of your traditional slow-cooker. It’s great for any cookout or potluck dinner. Chuck roast makes delicious shredded beef sandwiches. The recipe calls for ketchup however, you may substitute tomato paste for a slightly less sweet dish. In any case, this barbecued beef is sure to please your family.
Queso Fresco: Want to make queso fresco at home? Here is an easy recipe to make this homemade cheese that is a popular topping for tacos, nachos, enchiladas and tostadas. Many Latin foods use this ingredient and it is so easy.
Crème Fraîche: Crème fraîche is similar to sour cream. While sour cream and crème fraîche are both used to add richness and tangy flavor, they are not the same thing. And is it worth taking the extra time to make your own crème fraîche? I’m going to say absolutely, yes, depending on the use.