Hello beautiful peeps,
Wytheville Farmer’s Market will be open on Saturday and operating in similar manner to last time. Stringent safety measures will still be in place and purchases are TAKE OUT ONLY. Pre-orders with your favorite vendor can be made via the Wytheville Farmer’s Market Facebook page. More information will be posted there. You may also place your order at the uncovered entrance — pay and pick up on the covered side on Saturday between 10:00 am and Noon.
The current health crisis is disrupting the food chain and meat packing plants are closing. If you are having trouble finding beef, lamb or goat, get in touch with me asap. We still have a small amount of each available. We called our meat processor got their next available date — which is three-months from now.
I have a waiting list for beef delivery in mid-August. Lamb and goat will be available the first week of August. You can make a deposit for beef quarters or halves and/or whole or half lamb. I have very limited quantities and will give you guys first dibs.
Herd Share Peeps, as before, between 10:00 am and 12 noon I will be in the parking lot across the street for pickups. Look for my burgundy Subaru Outback. Fresh milk and yogurt is available. And as always, cheese and butter.
New herd share opportunities are available. Contact me via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or phone (276-694-4369).
News This Week
- Products Available This Week
- Let’s Get Together
- This week’s FarmCast is not published yet. That is happening tomorrow.
- FREE Cheese tasting downloads
- Most Recent Recipes – this is the last week for this feature but the recipes will always be available on our website. Peacefulheartfarm.com/recipes
Products Available to Herd Share Owners
|Choose 1 per week||1/2 Share||Whole Share|
|Raw Milk||1/2 gallon||1 gallon|
|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|
|25-lb beef package – $200||$8.00|
|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 on Saturday from 10:00 am to Noon and then every Saturday after that from 8:00 am to Noon.
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 the cheese operation and where it is stored.
Peaceful Heart FarmCast
This week’s podcast will be published tomorrow (Friday). I’m changing the format and length to better fit into our very busy homestead life. Going forward, the podcast will focus mostly on the homestead. Weekly recipes will be discontinued as a regular feature but I’ll still throw one in every now and then. All of the old podcast episodes will remain available with their instructions in how to make cheese, how to taste cheese, the benefits of raw milk, information regarding A2A2 milk and so on. If there is something in particular that you would like me to cover, drop me an email and I’ll be sure to give it a go.
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.