Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Our 13th Year With Our CSA

Community Supported Agriculture and Farmers' Markets:  We love them both!

Dear Laurie and Matt,

With this email we acknowledge receipt of your check; you are signed up for the 2015 season!

We will notify you again shortly before the vegetable deliveries begin, which we expect will be in the second or third week of June.

Until then, have a great winter!

The Seelys

Springdale Farm
W7065 Silver Spring Ln.
Plymouth, WI 53073

Friday, February 20, 2015

We Bought A Lamb

Pinn-Oak Ridge Farm is a lamb farmer that we often buy cuts from at our farmers' market.  We love lamb, and decided to buy a whole one from them.

I don't know much about the cuts you get from butchering an animal, but the were very helpful in walking me through it.  We are getting:

  • 2, 2 lb shoulder roasts
  • 2 racks, Frenched
  • 12 loin chops, 2 chops per package
  • 2, semi-boneless legs
  • 2 shanks
  • 4 - 6, 1 lb packages of ground lamb
  • heart, liver, and kidneys
  • bones for stock
They will bring it to the market for us in a few weeks.  That should give me time to figure out what to do with the organ meat.

I can't wait!

Monday, February 9, 2015

Winter Farmers' Market

We had a very successful trip to the farmers' market Saturday.
  • Ground lamb and lamb shanks from Pinn Oaks farm
  • Blue and Settlers' Swiss cheese from Decator Dairy
  • A Bronze Ranger chicken from Dominion Farms
  • Carrots from Springdale Farms (our CSA)
  • Eggs
  • Celeriac
I asked the guy we bought the celeriac from if he ever grew okra.  He said he doesn't because okra really thrives on heat and poor soil "neither of which we have in Wisconsin."  Too bad.  We like okra.  Fortunately is is always available at the Indian (subcontinental, not reservation) grocery store we go to.

The market is at the Domes on 27th street.  It used to be in the lobby but it now is in the green house next to the Tropical dome.  It's a better location:  more space and much better flow.