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Erin and TED's Excellent Adventure

Erin and TED's Excellent Adventure

Erin and TED's Excellent Adventure

 

Four years ago on January 26th, 2019 we were lucky enough to step on the TEDx Natick stage and share the story of Family Dinner. We talked about the need to shorten and strengthen the local food supply chain, to use data and technology to support the incredibly important work of small local farmers.

It was very slightly thrilling but mostly terrifying. It's a small miracle no one barfed on their shoes.

Thus began our Excellent Adventure with TED. (If you're too young to get the reference to this cinematic gem, come sit around the fire, children, and let Auntie Erin tell you about the late 1980's.)

In Spring 2020 we were contacted by TED and they were interesting in hosting our talk on the main TED page. They were incredibly fastidious in their research; fact-checking everything, requiring source materials.  In August the talk went live on the TED homepage and has since been viewed 1.85M times. 

xWe were contacted by people all over the world, from Pune, India to Sao Paolo, Brasil, to Perth, Australia and dozens of farming communities across the US. The clear message was that people were interested in the model, in a better way to manage the local food supply chain.  The community was buzzing and it was growing.

In December, they asked us to contribute to their recommended reading list of Books to Inspire. We chose Ruth Reichl's Save Me the Plums, which I seemingly cannot stop yammering about. 

The whole time for this wild ride we pinched ourselves. How could this little idea, written on the back of napkins at our favorite sports bar, have come to this.

We're so grateful to be a part of such an incredible community working hard to make their little corner of the world better. Thank you all for being a part of this.

Erin, Tim and the Family Dinner Fam

 

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Massachusetts

Delivery dates: Saturday 1/28 and Tuesday, 1/31

Note: If you order a "Meat and Fish Share" you will receive just the meats listed, not the "dairy" items (i.e., eggs, yogurt, etc). If you order a "Fish and Seafood Share" you will receive the fish listed, not the dairy items.

 

Weekly Add-ons

Bread of the Week - Francese from Iggy's
Cheese of the Week - Pepperjack from Sonnental Dairy
Fresh Pasta of the Week - Radiatori from Seven Hills
Gluten-Free Grain of the Week - Bagels from Something Sweet Without Wheat
Grain of the Week - Pretzels from Port City Pretzels
Mezze of the Week - Spinach Dip from Magic Bites
Pastry of the Week - Croissants from Forge

Vegetarian Soup of the Week - Butternut Squash Soup from Forge

 

 

Omnivore Shares

HALF SHARE

 

Omnivore Protein - Chicken from Feather Brook Farms and Tide Mill Farm
Dairy - Eggs from Latremore Farm; Yogurt from Sophia's
Fruits and Veggies - Spinach from Queen's Greens; Mushrooms from Fat Moon Farm; Potatoes from Heron Pond; Carrots from Brookford Farm
Grain - Popcorn from Popzup
Special Treat - Caramels from McCrea's

 

 

WHOLE SHARE

 

Omnivore Protein - Chicken from Feather Brook Farms and Tide Mill Farm; Scup from Red's
Dairy - Eggs from Latremore Farm; Yogurt from Sophia's
Fruits and Veggies - Spinach from Queen's Greens; Mushrooms from Fat Moon Farm; Potatoes from Heron Pond; Carrots from Brookford Farm; Turnips from Clark Farm; Shallots from Langwater Farm
Grain - Popcorn from Popzup
Special Treat - Caramels from McCrea's; Macaroons from Do Good Kitchen

 

 

DOUBLE SHARE

 

Omnivore Protein Chicken from Feather Brook Farms and Tide Mill Farm; Scup from Red's; Bacon from Yankee Farmer's Market
Dairy - Eggs from Latremore Farm; Yogurt from Sophia's; Cheese Curds from Pineland Farm
Fruits and Veggies - Spinach from Queen's Greens; Mushrooms from Fat Moon Farm; Potatoes from Heron Pond; Carrots from Brookford Farm; Turnips from Clark Farm; Shallots from Langwater Farm; Pears from Ward's; Sweet Potatoes from Brookford Farm
Grain - Popcorn from Popzup; Granola from Forge
Special Treat - Caramels from McCrea's; Macaroons from Do Good Kitchen
 
 

Pescatarian Shares

HALF SHARE

 

Pescatarian Protein - Scup from Red's
Dairy - Eggs from Latremore Farm
Fruits and Veggies - Spinach from Queen's Greens; Mushrooms from Fat Moon Farm; Potatoes from Heron Pond; Carrots from Brookford Farm
Grain - Popcorn from Popzup
Special Treat - Caramels from McCrea's

 

WHOLE SHARE

 

Pescatarian Protein - Scup, Salmon from Red's
Dairy - Eggs from Latremore Farm; Yogurt from Sophia's
Fruits and Veggies - Spinach from Queen's Greens; Mushrooms from Fat Moon Farm; Potatoes from Heron Pond; Carrots from Brookford Farm; Turnips from Clark Farm; Shallots from Langwater Farm
Grain - Popcorn from Popzup
Special Treat - Caramels from McCrea's; Macaroons from Do Good Kitchen

 

DOUBLE SHARE

 

Pescatarian Protein - Scup, Salmon, Mackerel from Red's
Dairy - Eggs from Latremore Farm; Yogurt from Sophia's; Cheese Curds from Pineland Farm
Fruits and Veggies - Spinach from Queen's Greens; Mushrooms from Fat Moon Farm; Potatoes from Heron Pond; Carrots from Brookford Farm; Turnips from Clark Farm; Shallots from Langwater Farm; Pears from Ward's; Sweet Potatoes from Brookford Farm
Grain - Popcorn from Popzup; Granola from Forge
Special Treat - Caramels from McCrea's; Macaroons from Do Good Kitchen
 
 

Vegetarian Shares

HALF SHARE

 

Vegetarian Protein - Lentil Fingers from Magic Bites
Dairy - Eggs from Latremore Farm; Yogurt from Sophia's
Fruits and Veggies - Spinach from Queen's Greens; Mushrooms from Fat Moon Farm; Potatoes from Heron Pond; Carrots from Brookford Farm
Grain - Popcorn from Popzup
Special Treat - Caramels from McCrea's

 

WHOLE SHARE

 

Vegetarian Protein - Lentil Fingers from Magic Bites; Mushrooms (16oz) from Fat Moon Farm
Dairy - Eggs from Latremore Farm; Yogurt from Sophia's
Fruits and Veggies - Spinach from Queen's Greens; Squash from Harmony Meadow Farm; Potatoes from Heron Pond; Carrots from Brookford Farm; Turnips from Clark Farm; Shallots from Langwater Farm
Grain - Popcorn from Popzup
Special Treat - Caramels from McCrea's; Macaroons from Do Good Kitchen

 

DOUBLE SHARE

 

Vegetarian Protein - Lentil Fingers from Magic Bites; Mushrooms (16oz) from Fat Moon Farm; Tamales from Tex Mex Eats
Dairy - Eggs from Latremore Farm; Yogurt from Sophia's; Cheese Curds from Pineland Farm
Fruits and Veggies - Spinach from Queen's Greens; Squash from Harmony Meadow Farm; Potatoes from Heron Pond; Carrots from Brookford Farm; Turnips from Clark Farm; Shallots from Langwater Farm; Pears from Ward's; Sweet Potatoes from Brookford Farm
Grain - Popcorn from Popzup; Granola from Forge
Special Treat - Caramels from McCrea's; Macaroons from Do Good Kitchen
 
 

Paleo Shares

HALF SHARE

 

Paleo Protein - Chicken from Feather Brook Farms and Tide Mill Farm; Eggs from Clark Farm and Latremore Farm
Fruits and Veggies - Spinach from Queen's Greens; Mushrooms from Fat Moon Farm; Potatoes from Heron Pond; Carrots from Brookford Farm; Turnips from Clark Farm; Shallots from Langwater Farm

 

WHOLE SHARE

 

Paleo Protein - Chicken from Feather Brook Farms and Tide Mill Farm; Scup from Red's; Eggs from Clark Farm and Latremore Farm
Fruits and Veggies - Spinach from Queen's Greens; Mushrooms from Fat Moon Farm; Potatoes from Heron Pond; Carrots from Brookford Farm; Turnips from Clark Farm; Shallots from Langwater Farm; Pears from Ward's; Sweet Potatoes from Brookford Farm

 

DOUBLE SHARE

 

Paleo Protein - Chicken from Feather Brook Farms and Tide Mill Farm; Scup from Red's; Bacon from Yankee Farmer's Market; Eggs from Clark Farm and Latremore Farm
Fruits and Veggies - Spinach from Queen's Greens; Mushrooms from Fat Moon Farm; Potatoes from Heron Pond; Carrots from Brookford Farm; Turnips from Clark Farm; Shallots from Langwater Farm; Pears from Ward's; Sweet Potatoes from Brookford Farm; Parsnips from West Farm; Leeks from Pete's Greens

 

Recipes (MA)

Creamy Skillet Chicken with Spinach and Mushrooms - I love a recipe that is only 2 steps! Easy on pan meal for the week! 

Squash and Mushroom Risotto - Hearty and Warm dish for the end of July! 

Carrot Salad - One of my favorite lunches! 

Roasted Scup - Briny herby sauce for the win! 

Mackerel with Sweet Potatoes - Dinner in under an hour! 

Baked Pear - One of my top 5 favorite desserts of all time! 

Tips and Tricks for storing your food and getting the most from your shares can be found here

 

Maine & New Hampshire

Delivery date: Sat., Jan. 28

Note: If you order a "Meat and Fish Only Share" or "Fish and Seafood Only Share" you will receive just the proteins listed, not the fruits and veggies, dairy, grains or teats.

Add-on Bread of the Week - Roasted Garlic Focaccia from Rosemont Market & Bakery
Add-on Cheese of the Week - Spreadable Farmer's Cheese from Sweet Rowen Farmstead
Add-on Fresh Pasta of the Week - Orecchiette from Solo Cucina Market
Add-on Gluten-Free Grain of the Week - Wild Blueberry Walnut Crackers from Maine Crisps
Add-on Grain of the Week - Whole Wheat Sourdough Boule from Rosemont Market & Bakery
Add-on Mezze of the Week - Hummus from Rosemont Market & Bakery
Add-on Pastry of the Week - Blueberry Muffins from Two Fat Cats Bakery
Add-on Sausage of the Week - Jalepeño Cheddar from Colvard & Co.
Add-on Treat of the Week - Whoopie Pies from Two Fat Cats Bakery
Add-on Sausage of the Week - Red Lentil With Chickpea & Spinach or Carrot Ginger from Forge Baking Co.

 

Omnivore Shares

HALF SHARE


Protein - Green Herb Chicken Sausage from Vernon Family Farm
Fruits and Veggies - Sugarloaf Chicory from Dandelion Spring; Frozen Wild Blueberries from Burke Hill Farm; Fingerling Potatoes from Two Farmers Farm; Rainbow Carrots from Two Farmers Farm
Dairy - Yogurt from Silvery Moon
Grain - Fresh Paccheri Pasta from Solo Cucina Market
Special Treat - Whoopie Pies from Two Fat Cats Bakery

 

WHOLE SHARE


Protein - Green Herb Chicken Sausage from Vernon Family Farm; Tuna from Harbor Fish Market
Fruits and Veggies - Sugarloaf Chicory from Dandelion Spring; Frozen Wild Blueberries from Burke Hill Farm; Fingerling Potatoes from Two Farmers Farm; Rainbow Carrots from Two Farmers Farm; Mushrooms from Fruit of the Forest; Micro Greens from Generation Farm
Dairy - Yogurt from Silvery Moon; Eggs from Clark Farm
Grain - Fresh Paccheri Pasta from Solo Cucina Market
Special Treat - Whoopie Pies from Two Fat Cats Bakery; Peanut Butter Cookies from Rosemont Market & Bakery

 

DOUBLE SHARE


Protein - Green Herb Chicken Sausage from Vernon Family Farm; Tuna from Harbor Fish Market; Sirloin Steak from Pine Ridge Acres
Fruits and Veggies - Sugarloaf Chicory from Dandelion Spring; Frozen Wild Blueberries from Burke Hill Farm; Fingerling Potatoes from Two Farmers Farm; Rainbow Carrots from Two Farmers Farm; Mushrooms from Fruit of the Forest; Micro Greens from Generation Farm; Beets from Snell Family Farm; Cabbage from Brookford
Dairy - Yogurt from Silvery Moon; Eggs from Clark Farm; Smoked Cheddar from Pineland Farms
Grain - Fresh Paccheri Pasta from Solo Cucina Market; Whole Wheat Sourdough Boule from Rosemont Market & Bakery
Special Treat - Whoopie Pies from Two Fat Cats Bakery; Peanut Butter Cookies from Rosemont Market & Bakery

 

Pescatarian Shares

HALF SHARE


Protein - Tuna from Harbor Fish Market
Fruits and Veggies - Sugarloaf Chicory from Dandelion Spring; Frozen Wild Blueberries from Burke Hill Farm; Fingerling Potatoes from Two Farmers Farm; Rainbow Carrots from Two Farmers Farm
Dairy - Yogurt from Silvery Moon
Grain - Fresh Paccheri Pasta from Solo Cucina Market
Special Treat - Whoopie Pies from Two Fat Cats Bakery

 

WHOLE SHARE


Protein - Tuna from Harbor Fish Market; Monkfish from True Fin*
Fruits and Veggies - Sugarloaf Chicory from Dandelion Spring; Frozen Wild Blueberries from Burke Hill Farm; Fingerling Potatoes from Two Farmers Farm; Rainbow Carrots from Two Farmers Farm; Mushrooms from Fruit of the Forest; Micro Greens from Generation Farm
Dairy - Yogurt from Silvery Moon; Eggs from Clark Farm
Grain - Fresh Paccheri Pasta from Solo Cucina Market
Special Treat - Whoopie Pies from Two Fat Cats Bakery; Peanut Butter Cookies from Rosemont Market & Bakery

 

DOUBLE SHARE


Protein - Tuna from Harbor Fish Market; Monkfish from True Fin*; Hake from True Fin*
Fruits and Veggies - Sugarloaf Chicory from Dandelion Spring; Frozen Wild Blueberries from Burke Hill Farm; Fingerling Potatoes from Two Farmers Farm; Rainbow Carrots from Two Farmers Farm; Mushrooms from Fruit of the Forest; Micro Greens from Generation Farm; Beets from Snell Family Farm; Cabbage from Brookford
Dairy - Yogurt from Silvery Moon; Eggs from Clark Farm; Smoked Cheddar from Pineland Farms
Grain - Fresh Paccheri Pasta from Solo Cucina Market; Whole Wheat Sourdough Boule from Rosemont Market & Bakery
Special Treat - Whoopie Pies from Two Fat Cats Bakery; Peanut Butter Cookies from Rosemont Market & Bakery

 

Vegetarian Shares

HALF SHARE


Protein - Cheese Empanadas from Emapanda Club
Fruits and Veggies - Sugarloaf Chicory from Dandelion Spring; Frozen Wild Blueberries from Burke Hill Farm; Fingerling Potatoes from Two Farmers Farm; Rainbow Carrots from Two Farmers Farm
Dairy - Yogurt from Silvery Moon
Grain - Fresh Paccheri Pasta from Solo Cucina Market
Special Treat - Whoopie Pies from Two Fat Cats Bakery

 

WHOLE SHARE


Protein - Cheese Empanadas from Emapanda Club; Peanut Noodles from Rosemont Market & Bakery
Fruits and Veggies - Sugarloaf Chicory from Dandelion Spring; Frozen Wild Blueberries from Burke Hill Farm; Fingerling Potatoes from Two Farmers Farm; Rainbow Carrots from Two Farmers Farm; Mushrooms from Fruit of the Forest; Micro Greens from Generation Farm
Dairy - Yogurt from Silvery Moon; Eggs from Clark Farm
Grain - Fresh Paccheri Pasta from Solo Cucina Market
Special Treat - Whoopie Pies from Two Fat Cats Bakery; Peanut Butter Cookies from Rosemont Market & Bakery

 

DOUBLE SHARE


Protein - Cheese Empanadas from Emapanda Club; Peanut Noodles from Rosemont Market & Bakery; Tempeh from Tootie's Tempeh
Fruits and Veggies - Sugarloaf Chicory from Dandelion Spring; Frozen Wild Blueberries from Burke Hill Farm; Fingerling Potatoes from Two Farmers Farm; Rainbow Carrots from Two Farmers Farm; Mushrooms from Fruit of the Forest; Micro Greens from Generation Farm; Beets from Snell Family Farm; Cabbage from Brookford
Dairy - Yogurt from Silvery Moon; Eggs from Clark Farm; Smoked Cheddar from Pineland Farms
Grain - Fresh Paccheri Pasta from Solo Cucina Market; Whole Wheat Sourdough Boule from Rosemont Market & Bakery
Special Treat - Whoopie Pies from Two Fat Cats Bakery; Peanut Butter Cookies from Rosemont Market & Bakery

 

Paleo Shares

HALF SHARE


Protein - Green Herb Chicken Sausage from Vernon Family Farm
Fruits and Veggies - Sugarloaf Chicory from Dandelion Spring; Frozen Wild Blueberries from Burke Hill Farm; Fingerling Potatoes from Two Farmers Farm; Rainbow Carrots from Two Farmers Farm; Mushrooms from Fruit of the Forest; Micro Greens from Generation Farm
Dairy - Eggs from Clark Farm

 

WHOLE SHARE


Protein - Green Herb Chicken Sausage from Vernon Family Farm; Tuna from Harbor Fish Market
Fruits and Veggies - Sugarloaf Chicory from Dandelion Spring; Frozen Wild Blueberries from Burke Hill Farm; Fingerling Potatoes from Two Farmers Farm; Rainbow Carrots from Two Farmers Farm; Mushrooms from Fruit of the Forest; Micro Greens from Generation Farm; Beets from Snell Family Farm; Cabbage from Brookford; Parsnips from Goranson Farm; Onions from Snell Family Farm
Dairy - Eggs from Clark Farm

 

DOUBLE SHARE


Protein - Green Herb Chicken Sausage from Vernon Family Farm; Tuna from Harbor Fish Market; Sirloin Steak from Pine Ridge Acres; Ground Chicken from Tide Mill Organic Farm
Fruits and Veggies - Sugarloaf Chicory from Dandelion Spring; Frozen Wild Blueberries from Burke Hill Farm; Fingerling Potatoes from Two Farmers Farm; Rainbow Carrots from Two Farmers Farm; Mushrooms from Fruit of the Forest; Micro Greens from Generation Farm; Beets from Snell Family Farm; Cabbage from Brookford; Parsnips from Goranson Farm; Shallots from South Paw Farm
Dairy - Eggs from Clark Farm

*Super frozen to -60ºC which means zero ice crystals rupturing cell structure while defrosting which means zero difference from fresh and zero issues searing.

Recipes (ME + NH)

Local Chicory, Feta and Hazelnut Salad with Honey Lemon Dressing - Check us out in the Portland Press Herald! Christine Burns Rudalevige gave us a nice lil' shout out in last Sunday's edition. She was as delighted as we were about the sugarloaf chicory from Dandelion Spring that were in shares a few weeks back so its getting an encore performance. And her recipe would be an excellent side dish to...

...Paccheri Pasta with Sausage - Paccheri are fat rigatoni and can generally be used interchangeably. They're big ole funnels of chunky sauce. Yes please.

Seared and roasted sausages with grainy mustard sauce - An old friend of ours, Vadim, opened up an amazing charcuterie joint down in FL, The Swinerie, and posted a pic of some of his sausage in a mustard sauce and it looked ridiculous. This recipe looks like a good stand in and would be awesome with the herby chicken sausage from Vernon Family Farm.

Blueberry Oatmeal Yogurt Pancakes - This sounds amazing. It's, like, half of the breakfast ingredients that I want all in one.

Blueberries + Bourbon - Not much more to say here.

Garlic Butter Steak and Potatoes - Or here... I swear, I'm not being lazy. Sometimes these things just speak for themselves.

Tips and Tricks for storing your food and getting the most from your shares can be found here.

—Joe

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