Hello beautiful peeps,
Wytheville Farmer’s Market WILL BE OPEN on Saturday. There will be stringent safety measures in place and there will likely be a learning curve to make it work smoothly. Instructions will be posted at the uncovered entrance. Check out the Wytheville Farmer’s Market Facebook page. More information will be posted there on Thursday or Friday this week.
I will be in the parking lot across the street for bulk meat and herd share pickups. Look for my burgundy Subaru Outback. Remember to bring your jars. If you did not receive an email saying I needed these, then I already have your jars. You will also be able to purchase items from inside but that is a different process put in place by the market manager.
Let’s keep each other’s safety in mind and maintain those safe distances if someone else is there with me picking up product. I’ll be using hand sanitizer between each of our interactions. If you have concerns about picking up, please let me know so we can make other arrangements. Above all, I want you to be comfortable and feel safe.
One other note, if you are looking for eggs because your stores are sold out, contact your favorite farmer and place an advance order or get there early. Meat was in short supply at the stores as well. There are several meat vendors at the market. We have ground lamb, beef and chev (goat). See below for other available meat products.
New herd share opportunities are coming up soon. Contact me via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or phone (276-694-4369). More shares will be available soon.
If you shop the Independence Farmer’s Market, you 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: “COVID19 – In the Year of Our Lord 2020” is comprised of my ramblings on life during this trying time in our lives.
- FREE Cheese tasting downloads
- Most Recent Recipes – Lemon Cheese was added.
Products Available to Herd Share Owners
|Choose 1 per week||1/2 Share||Whole Share|
|Yogurt||1 quart||2 quarts|
|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|
|Lamb||Price / Pound|
|Lamb Loin Chops||$18|
|Lamb Rib Chips||$18|
|Ground Lamb (approx 1 lb)||$10|
|Whole Lamb (approx 40 lbs)||$9.50|
|1/2 Lamb (approx 20 lbs)||$10|
|Chev (Goat)||Price / Pound|
|Ground Chev (approx 1 lb)||$12|
Let’s Get Together
As always, we’d love to meet you in person. You can find us at the Wytheville Farmers Market the 2nd and 4th Saturdays in April as long as the market is able to be open. Hours are 10 am to 12 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, COVID19 – In the Year of Our Lord 2020, is me rambling on and on about our life here and providing some uplifting support for you and your families. Please let me know if there is anything you need.
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.
Lemon Cheese: Lemon cheese is a very simple fresh cheese that you can easily make in your kitchen. It is a moist spreadable cheese with a hint of lemon taste.
If you make it in the evening, this rich and delicious cheese will be ready to spread on hot biscuits, toast, muffins, bagels or croissants for breakfast in the morning!
Greek Meatballs with Yogurt-Mint Sauce: Slow-simmered in a rich tomato sauce and served over rice with a tangy yogurt sauce and crumbled feta. Yum, yum. The recipe includes ingredients and instructions for the meatballs, the tomato sauce, and the yogurt-mint sauce.
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.