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The Very Best Part

The Very Best Part

Every job comes with a host of pros and cons. Ups and downs. For me the pros are as diverse as they are numerous. Talking with our members, finding new products, eating an ungodly amount of Port City Pretzels - you get the picture. 

The big winner though, even more than Ranch Pretzels and Brownie Bites from Forge, is farm visits. Getting to see our partners, tour the land and yes, meet the pigs. (This one's name, I kid you not, is Bitchy Pig.  Maybe in me she saw a kindred spirit because in this moment she seemed perfectly lovely.)

Yesterday Joe (General Manager for Family Dinner in Maine/NH and professional beard model) and I took our show on the road to visit a few of our wonderful partners in Maine.  We toured Fairwinds Farm in a dilapidated but heroic truck, learned about the benefits of using oats as a cover crop at Dandelion Spring Farm, ran with the piggies at Olde Haven Farm (makers of the BEST jams and jellies around - coming your way again soon, promise!) and ate mounds and mounds of cured meats at Broad Arrow Farm's Rooting Pig outdoor charcuterie bar. (If you are ever anywhere near this place - you must go. It is nothing short of magical and transcendent.)

Knowing the farmers and makers is core to what we do.  Learning from them,  hearing their passion reinforces our own. It makes us immensely proud to be a part of this community and bring you the delicious fruits of their labor.

Have a wonderful weekend, we hope it's delicious.

Cheers,

Erin, Joe and the Family Dinner Fam

 


Massachusetts

Delivery dates: Saturday, 10/1 and Tuesday, 10/4

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 - Spelt from Iggy's
Cheese of the Week - Curds from Bell and Goose
Fresh Pasta of the Week - Garlic Scape Linguine from Valicenti
Gluten-Free Grain of the Week - Natural Spaghetti from Valicenti
Grain of the Week - Cracker's from Brewer's Crackers
Mezze of the Week - Almond Tzatziki from Littleburg
Pastry of the Week - Chocolate Croissant from Forge
Vegetarian Salad of the Week - Orzo Salad from Forge

 

 

 

Omnivore Shares

HALF SHARE

Omnivore Protein - Ground Beef from Yankee Farmer's Market; Ovoline from Mozzarella House
Fruits and Veggies  Hakueri Turnips from Clark Farm; Lettuce from Langwater; Apples from Autumn Hills Orchard and Kimball Fruit Farm; Mushrooms from Fat Moon Farm
Grain - Ziti from Seven Hills Pasta Co.
Special Treat - Cookies from Lark

 

WHOLE SHARE

Omnivore Protein - Ground Beef from Yankee Farmer's Market; Flounder from Red's; Ovoline from Mozzarella House; Eggs from Codman Community Farm
Fruits and Veggies  Hakueri Turnips from Clark Farm; Lettuce from Langwater; Apples from Autumn Hills Orchard and Kimball Fruit Farm; Mushrooms from Fat Moon Farm; Swiss Chard from Clark Farm; Broccoli from Brookford Farm and Plainiville Farm
Grain - Ziti from Seven Hills Pasta Co.
Special Treat - Cookies from Lark; Chocolate from Suenos

 

DOUBLE SHARE

Omnivore Protein - Ground Beef from Yankee Farmer's Market; Flounder from Red's; Sausage from Yankee Farmer's Market; Ovoline from Mozzarella House; Eggs from Codman Community Farm; Ferments from FinAllie Ferments
Fruits and Veggies -  Hakueri Turnips from Clark Farm; Lettuce from Langwater; Apples from Autumn Hills Orchard and Kimball Fruit Farm; Mushrooms from Fat Moon Farm; Swiss Chard from Clark Farm; Broccoli from Brookford Farm and Plainiville Farm; Eggplant from Iron Ox Farm; Pie Pumpkin from Brookford Farm
Grain - Ziti from Seven Hills Pasta Co.; Francese from Iggy's
Special Treat - Cookies from Lark; Chocolate from Suenos

 

Pescatarian Shares

HALF SHARE

Pescatarian Protein -  Flounder from Red's; Ovoline from Mozzarella House
Fruits and Veggies Hakueri Turnips from Clark Farm; Lettuce from Langwater; Apples from Autumn Hills Orchard and Kimball Fruit Farm; Mushrooms from Fat Moon Farm
Grain - Ziti from Seven Hills Pasta Co.
Special Treat - Cookies from Lark

 

WHOLE SHARE

Pescatarian Protein -  Flounder, Blue Fin Poke from Red's; Ovoline from Mozzarella House; Eggs from Codman Community Farm
Fruits and Veggies Hakueri Turnips from Clark Farm; Lettuce from Langwater; Apples from Autumn Hills Orchard and Kimball Fruit Farm; Mushrooms from Fat Moon Farm; Swiss Chard from Clark Farm; Broccoli from Brookford Farm and Plainiville Farm
Grain - Ziti from Seven Hills Pasta Co.
Special Treat - Cookies from Lark; Chocolate from Suenos

 

DOUBLE SHARE

Pescatarian Protein -  Flounder, Blue Fin Poke, and Salmon from Red's; Ovoline from Mozzarella House; Eggs from Codman Community Farm; Ferments from FinAllie Ferments
Fruits and Veggies - Hakueri Turnips from Clark Farm; Lettuce from Langwater; Apples from Autumn Hills Orchard and Kimball Fruit Farm; Mushrooms from Fat Moon Farm; Swiss Chard from Clark Farm; Broccoli from Brookford Farm and Plainiville Farm; Eggplant from Iron Ox Farm; Pie Pumpkin from Brookford Farm
Grain - Ziti from Seven Hills Pasta Co.; Francese from Iggy's
Special Treat - Cookies from Lark; Chocolate from Suenos

 

Vegetarian Shares

HALF SHARE

Vegetarian Protein - Gyro Seitan from Littleburg; Ovoline from Mozzarella House
Fruits and Veggies Hakueri Turnips from Clark Farm; Lettuce from Langwater; Apples from Autumn Hills Orchard and Kimball Fruit Farm; Mushrooms from Fat Moon Farm
Grain - Ziti from Seven Hills Pasta Co.
Special Treat - Cookies from Lark

 

WHOLE SHARE

Vegetarian Protein - Gyro Seitan from Littleburg; Pierogi from Jaju; Ovoline from Mozzarella House; Eggs from Codman Community Farm
Fruits and Veggies Hakueri Turnips from Clark Farm; Lettuce from Langwater; Apples from Autumn Hills Orchard and Kimball Fruit Farm; Mushrooms from Fat Moon Farm; Swiss Chard from Clark Farm; Broccoli from Brookford Farm and Plainiville Farm
Grain - Ziti from Seven Hills Pasta Co.
Special Treat - Cookies from Lark; Chocolate from Suenos

 

DOUBLE SHARE

Vegetarian Protein - Gyro Seitan from Littleburg; Pierogi from Jaju; Tamales from Tex Mex Eats; Ovoline from Mozzarella House; Eggs from Codman Community Farm; Ferments from FinAllie Ferments
Fruits and Veggies Hakueri Turnips from Clark Farm; Lettuce from Langwater; Apples from Autumn Hills Orchard and Kimball Fruit Farm; Mushrooms from Fat Moon Farm; Swiss Chard from Clark Farm; Broccoli from Brookford Farm and Plainiville Farm; Eggplant from Iron Ox Farm; Pie Pumpkin from Brookford Farm
Grain - Ziti from Seven Hills Pasta Co.; Francese from Iggy's
Special Treat - Cookies from Lark; Chocolate from Suenos

 

Paleo Shares

HALF SHARE

Paleo Protein - Ground Beef from Yankee Farmer's Market; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms
Fruits and Veggies - Hakueri Turnips from Clark Farm; Lettuce from Langwater; Apples from Autumn Hills Orchard and Kimball Fruit Farm; Mushrooms from Fat Moon Farm; Swiss Chard from Clark Farm; Broccoli from Brookford Farm and Plainiville Farm

WHOLE SHARE

Paleo Protein - Gorund Beef from Yankee Farmer's Market; Flounder from Red's Best; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms
Fruits and Veggies - Hakueri Turnips from Clark Farm; Lettuce from Langwater; Apples from Autumn Hills Orchard and Kimball Fruit Farm; Mushrooms from Fat Moon Farm; Swiss Chard from Clark Farm; Broccoli from Brookford Farm and Plainiville Farm; Eggplant from Iron Ox Farm; Pie Pumpkin from Brookford Farm

DOUBLE SHARE

Paleo Protein - Ground Beef from Yankee Farmer's Market; Flounder from Red's Best; Sausage from Yankee Farmer's Market; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms
Fruits and Veggies - Hakueri Turnips from Clark Farm; Lettuce from Langwater; Apples from Autumn Hills Orchard and Kimball Fruit Farm; Mushrooms from Fat Moon Farm; Swiss Chard from Clark Farm; Broccoli from Brookford Farm and Plainiville Farm; Eggplant from Iron Ox Farm; Pie Pumpkin from Brookford Farm; Scallions from Iron Ox Farm; Celery from Blossom Brook Farm


Recipes (MA)


Mushroom Lettuce Wraps - A great recipe to use to clear out leftovers or odds and ends items from your fridge/pantry. 

Laziest Apple Crisp - They had me at Lazy. And, I absolutely adore any apple based dessert.

Miso Roasted Turnips - Try your Hakueri's like so OR mash all of it together and let nothing go to waste with this Mashed Whole Hakueri recipe

Broccoli Pesto Stuffed Flounder - Okay, this one just looks really good and fun! 

Swiss Chard Rolls - Speaking of fun, why not try this recipe that screams having fun with your food. Or, if you get lazy, like I do, and just want a one pan meal, try out this skillet ground beef and swiss chard recipe

Pie Pumpkin Puree - Not often do I pull the, "Erin, we're doing this veg because it will make me very happy." But the pumpkins legit just came in while I am typing this section of the newsletter and had to contain my giddy squeals till the driver left (you know, gotta hold up appearances). Roast up your pumpkin and use in your soups/baking and numerous other fall recipes. Also, save those seeds for a snack or salad topper later!! 

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

—Shannon


Maine & New Hampshire

Delivery dates: Saturday, 10/1

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

Add-on Bread of the Week - Sourdough Sesame Baguette from Rosemont Market & Bakery
Add-on Cheese of the Week - Smoked Cheddar from Pineland Farms Creamery
Add-on Fresh Pasta of the Week - Angel Hair from Terra Cotta Pasta Co.
Add-on Gluten Free Grain of the Week - Maine Maple Potato Chips from Vintage Maine Kitchen
Add-on Grain of the Week - Cornmeal from Fairwinds Farm
Add-on Mezze of the Week - Spinach Spread from Magic Bites
Add-on Pastry of the Week - Ham and Cheese Croissant from Rosemont Market & Bakery
Add-on Sausage of the Week - Vadavan from Brookford Farm
Add-on Treat of the Week - Rosie-Os from Rosemont Market & Bakery
Add-on Vegetarian Salad of the Week - Quinoa Salad from Rosemont Market & Bakery

 

 

 

 

 

Omnivore Shares

HALF SHARE

Protein - Chicken Leg Quarters from Tide Mill Organic Farm
Fruits and Veggies - Baby Potatoes from Goranson Farm; Corn from Fairwinds Farm; Bell Peppers from Goranson Farm; Swiss Chard from South Paw Farm
Dairy - Smoked Cheddar from Pineland Farms Creamery
Grain - Cornmeal from Fairwinds Farm
Special Treat - Rosie-Os from Rosemont Market & Bakery

 

WHOLE SHARE

Protein - Chicken Leg Quarters from Tide Mill Organic Farm; Pollock from True Fin*
Fruits and Veggies - Baby Potatoes from Goranson Farm; Corn from Fairwinds Farm; Bell Peppers from Goranson Farm; Swiss Chard from South Paw Farm; Gem Lettuce from South Paw Farm; Scallions from Dandelion Spring
Dairy - Smoked Cheddar from Pineland Farms Creamery; Eggs from Feather Brook Farm, Meadow Mountain Farm and Brookford Farm
Grain - Cornmeal from Fairwinds Farm
Special Treat - Rosie-Os from Rosemont Market & Bakery; Brownies from Two Fat Cats Bakery 

 

DOUBLE SHARE

Protein - Chicken Leg Quarters from Tide Mill Organic Farm; Pollock from True Fin*; Steak Tips from Pine Ridge Acres
Fruits and Veggies - Baby Potatoes from Goranson Farm; Corn from Fairwinds Farm; Bell Peppers from Goranson Farm; Swiss Chard from South Paw Farm; Gem Lettuce from South Paw Farm; Scallions from Dandelion Spring; Wax Beans and Watermelon from Six River Farm
Dairy - Smoked Cheddar from Pineland Farms Creamery; Eggs from Feather Brook Farm, Meadow Mountain Farm and Brookford Farm; Hot Sauce from Dutch's
Grain - Cornmeal from Fairwinds Farm; English Muffins from Rosemont Market & Bakery
Special Treat - Rosie-Os from Rosemont Market & Bakery; Brownies from Two Fat Cats Bakery 

 

Pescatarian Shares

HALF SHARE

Protein - Pollock from True Fin*
Fruits and Veggies - Baby Potatoes from Goranson Farm; Corn from Fairwinds Farm; Bell Peppers from Goranson Farm; Swiss Chard from South Paw Farm
Dairy - Smoked Cheddar from Pineland Farms Creamery
Grain - Cornmeal from Fairwinds Farm
Special Treat - Rosie-Os from Rosemont Market & Bakery

 

WHOLE SHARE

Protein - Pollock from True Fin*; Butterflied Trout from Harbor Fish Market
Fruits and Veggies - Baby Potatoes from Goranson Farm; Corn from Fairwinds Farm; Bell Peppers from Goranson Farm; Swiss Chard from South Paw Farm; Gem Lettuce from South Paw Farm; Scallions from Dandelion Spring
Dairy - Smoked Cheddar from Pineland Farms Creamery; Eggs from Feather Brook Farm, Meadow Mountain Farm and Brookford Farm
Grain - Cornmeal from Fairwinds Farm
Special Treat - Rosie-Os from Rosemont Market & Bakery; Brownies from Two Fat Cats Bakery 

 

DOUBLE SHARE

Protein - Pollock from True Fin*; Butterflied Trout from Harbor Fish Market; Mahi Mahi from Harbor Fish Market
Fruits and Veggies - Baby Potatoes from Goranson Farm; Corn from Fairwinds Farm; Bell Peppers from Goranson Farm; Swiss Chard from South Paw Farm; Gem Lettuce from South Paw Farm; Scallions from Dandelion Spring; Wax Beans and Watermelon from Six River Farm
Dairy - Smoked Cheddar from Pineland Farms Creamery; Eggs from Feather Brook Farm, Meadow Mountain Farm and Brookford Farm; Hot Sauce from Dutch's
Grain - Cornmeal from Fairwinds Farm; English Muffins from Rosemont Market & Bakery
Special Treat - Rosie-Os from Rosemont Market & Bakery; Brownies from Two Fat Cats Bakery

 

 

 

Vegetarian Shares

HALF SHARE

Protein - Veggie Burgers from Blue Mango
Fruits and Veggies - Baby Potatoes from Goranson Farm; Corn from Fairwinds Farm; Bell Peppers from Goranson Farm; Swiss Chard from South Paw Farm
Dairy - Smoked Cheddar from Pineland Farms Creamery
Grain - Cornmeal from Fairwinds Farm
Special Treat - Rosie-Os from Rosemont Market & Bakery

 

WHOLE SHARE

Protein - Veggie Burgers from Blue Mango; Veggie Lasagna from Rosemont Market & Bakery
Fruits and Veggies - Baby Potatoes from Goranson Farm; Corn from Fairwinds Farm; Bell Peppers from Goranson Farm; Swiss Chard from South Paw Farm; Gem Lettuce from South Paw Farm; Scallions from Dandelion Spring
Dairy - Smoked Cheddar from Pineland Farms Creamery; Eggs from Feather Brook Farm, Meadow Mountain Farm and Brookford Farm
Grain - Cornmeal from Fairwinds Farm
Special Treat - Rosie-Os from Rosemont Market & Bakery; Brownies from Two Fat Cats Bakery 

 

DOUBLE SHARE

Protein - Veggie Burgers from Blue Mango; Veggie Lasagna from Rosemont Market & Bakery; Manicotti from Valicenti Pasta Farm
Fruits and Veggies - Baby Potatoes from Goranson Farm; Corn from Fairwinds Farm; Bell Peppers from Goranson Farm; Swiss Chard from South Paw Farm; Gem Lettuce from South Paw Farm; Scallions from Dandelion Spring; Wax Beans and Watermelon from Six River Farm
Dairy - Smoked Cheddar from Pineland Farms Creamery; Eggs from Feather Brook Farm, Meadow Mountain Farm and Brookford Farm; Hot Sauce from Dutch's
Grain - Cornmeal from Fairwinds Farm; English Muffins from Rosemont Market & Bakery
Special Treat - Rosie-Os from Rosemont Market & Bakery; Brownies from Two Fat Cats Bakery

 

 

 

Paleo Shares

HALF SHARE

Protein - Chicken Leg Quarters from Tide Mill Organic Farm
Fruits and Veggies - Baby Potatoes from Goranson Farm; Corn from Fairwinds Farm; Bell Peppers from Goranson Farm; Swiss Chard from South Paw Farm; Gem Lettuce from South Paw Farm; Scallions from Dandelion Spring
Dairy - Eggs from Meadow Feather Brook Farm, Mountain Farm and Brookford Farm
Special Treat - Rosie-Os from Rosemont Market & Bakery

 

WHOLE SHARE

Protein - Chicken Leg Quarters from Tide Mill Organic Farm; Pollock from True Fin*
Fruits and Veggies - Baby Potatoes from Goranson Farm; Corn from Fairwinds Farm; Bell Peppers from Goranson Farm; Swiss Chard from South Paw Farm; Gem Lettuce from South Paw Farm; Scallions from Dandelion Spring; Wax Beans and Watermelon from Six River Farm
Dairy - Eggs from Feather Brook Farm, Meadow Mountain Farm and Brookford Farm
Special Treat - Rosie-Os from Rosemont Market & Bakery; Brownies from Two Fat Cats Bakery 

 

DOUBLE SHARE

Protein - Chicken Leg Quarters from Tide Mill Organic Farm; Pollock from True Fin*; Steak Tips from Pine Ridge Acres
Fruits and Veggies - Baby Potatoes from Goranson Farm; Corn from Fairwinds Farm; Bell Peppers from Goranson Farm; Swiss Chard from South Paw Farm; Gem Lettuce from South Paw Farm; Scallions from Dandelion Spring; Wax Beans and Watermelon from Six River Farm; Delicata Squash from South Paw Farm; Cortland Apples from Snell Family Farm
Dairy - Eggs from Feather Brook Farm, Meadow Mountain Farm and Brookford Farm
Special Treat - Rosie-Os from Rosemont Market & Bakery; Brownies from Two Fat Cats Bakery

 

*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)

Spicy Maple Mustard Chicken with Creamy Polenta - There's a chill in the air! This'll warm you right up.

Cheese Grits - This is a great base for breakfast under some fried eggs or for dinner next to some chicken or other protein. Would definitely use the smoked cheddar in this for a nice lil' bump of flavor.

Chicken and Corn Chowder - I always way overeat this... And I'm totally okay with that.

Sheet Pan Baked Fish - This is a super adaptable recipe. Use any white fish (such as the pollock or the butterflied trout that some of you are receiving), another protein (adjusting cook time, of course), different veg you'd like to roast... Quick, easy and tasty.

Stuffed Bell Peppers - Old. School. Indelible flavors from childhood and an amazing way to stretch ingredients. Vegetarian? Crumble up veggie burgers as the protein in the stuffing.

 

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