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There's a new farm ...... mooooooving in

There's a new farm ...... mooooooving in

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Moooooving In

When we started our operation in Portland, Maine, Joe (Family Dinner Maine and NH General Manager and long time best bud) and I had the distinct joy of bopping around Maine in his Prius with cat themed plates, meeting farmers, learning their storied traditions and getting excited about having their goods in your shares. 

One of those magical places was Pine Ridge Acres in Cumberland, Maine.  Pine Ridge, run by Evan Putnam and his team, is nestled in rolling, verdant hills with cows lazily dotting the horizon. It's the physical manifestation of what your mind pulls up when it hears the word "farm". Simply idyllic.

A bit about them in their own words:

"You will see our cattle and crops grow along picturesque fields in Falmouth and Cumberland, Maine.  Beginning in 2005, a local family stepped forward to steward these lands for future generations while helping to maintain our state’s agricultural heritage.  A big part of that comes from growing great food.  We value the importance of supporting local agriculture and want our customers to be able to know where their food comes from.

In addition to our animals, during the summers we focus on land and crop management in our fields. We work in tandem with many local neighbors to help maintain and preserve their fields as well. Through these mutually beneficial relationships, we are able to diligently produce top quality hay that feeds our own animals year round as well as many nearby farms. In the fall we harvest the pumpkins, gourds and squash that we planted earlier in the summer. Pine Ridge Acres works hard to be a supportive member of the Maine farming community by providing our customers with a wide range of food and products that will feed their own families and allow their homes to grow."

This attention to details at all levels results in an incredibly high quality product. In short, super tasty beef you can feel wicked good about.

If you ever find yourself in Cumberland, check out their farm store. Beautiful cuts of their meat and an abundance of local products. It's always open, and operates on the honor system. 

Massachusetts

Delivery dates: Saturday 1/14 and Tuesday, 1/17

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 - Focaccia from Forge
Cheese of the Week - Smoked Feta from Maplebrook Farm
Fresh Pasta of the Week - Fresh Herb Pappardelle from Valicenti
Gluten-Free Grain of the Week - Tortillas from VT Tortilla
Grain of the Week - Crackers from Brewer's Crackers
Mezze of the Week - Lentil Fingers from Magic Bites
Pastry of the Week - Blueberry Ginger Brumble from Do Good Kitchen
Vegetarian Soup of the Week - Carrot Ginger Soup from Forge

 

Omnivore Shares

HALF SHARE

Omnivore Protein - Ground Beef from Pine Ridge Acres
Dairy - Eggs from Nature's Henhouse and Latremore Farms
Fruits and Veggies - Spinach from Queen's Greens; Sunchokes from Langwater Farm; Potatoes from Heron Pond Farm and Brookford Farm; Mustard Greens from Clark Farm
Grain - Pita from Sharonna
Special Treat - Chocolate Chip Cookies from Forge

WHOLE SHARE

Omnivore Protein - Ground Beef from Pine Ridge Acres; Salmon from Red's
Dairy - Eggs from Nature's Henhouse and Latremore Farms; Cheese from Pineland Farms
Fruits and Veggies - Spinach from Queen's Greens; Sunchokes from Langwater Farm; Potatoes from Heron Pond Farm and Brookford Farm; Mustard Greens from Clark Farm; Mushrooms from Fat Moon Farm; Lettuce from Clark Farm
Grain - Pita from Sharonna
Special Treat - Chocolate Chip Cookies from Forge; Baklava from Skewer's
 

DOUBLE SHARE

Omnivore Protein - Ground Beef from Pine Ridge Acres; Salmon from Red's; Pork Chops from Yankee Farmer's Market; 
Dairy - Eggs from Nature's Henhouse and Latremore Farms; Cheese from Pineland Farms; Haydari from Magic Bites
Fruits and Veggies - Spinach from Queen's Greens; Sunchokes from Langwater Farm; Potatoes from Heron Pond Farm and Brookford Farm; Mustard Greens from Clark Farm; Mushrooms from Fat Moon Farm; Lettuce from Clark Farm; Garlic from Shady Acre Farm; Beets from Brookford Farm
Grain - Pita from Sharonna; Multigrain Spaghetti from Valicenti
Special Treat - Chocolate Chip Cookies from Forge; Baklava from Skewer's

Pescatarian Shares

HALF SHARE

Pescatarian Protein Salmon from Red's
Dairy - Eggs from Nature's Henhouse and Latremore Farms
Fruits and Veggies - Spinach from Queen's Greens; Sunchokes from Langwater Farm; Potatoes from Heron Pond Farm and Brookford Farm; Mustard Greens from Clark Farm
Grain - Pita from Sharonna
Special Treat - Chocolate Chip Cookies from Forge
 

WHOLE SHARE

Pescatarian Protein Salmon and Flounder from Red's
Dairy - Eggs from Nature's Henhouse and Latremore Farms; Cheese from Pineland Farms
Fruits and Veggies - Spinach from Queen's Greens; Sunchokes from Langwater Farm; Potatoes from Heron Pond Farm and Brookford Farm; Mustard Greens from Clark Farm; Mushrooms from Fat Moon Farm; Lettuce from Clark Farm
Grain - Pita from Sharonna
Special Treat - Chocolate Chip Cookies from Forge; Baklava from Skewer's

 

DOUBLE SHARE

Pescatarian Protein - Salmon and Flounder from Red's; Monkfish from True Fin
Dairy - Eggs from Nature's Henhouse and Latremore Farms; Cheese from Pineland Farms; Haydari from Magic Bites
Fruits and Veggies - Spinach from Queen's Greens; Sunchokes from Langwater Farm; Potatoes from Heron Pond Farm and Brookford Farm; Mustard Greens from Clark Farm; Mushrooms from Fat Moon Farm; Lettuce from Clark Farm; Garlic from Shady Acre Farm; Beets from Brookford Farm
Grain - Pita from Sharonna; Multigrain Spaghetti from Valicenti
Special Treat - Chocolate Chip Cookies from Forge; Baklava from Skewer's

Vegetarian Shares

HALF SHARE

Vegetarian Protein - Farro Salad from Forge
Dairy - Eggs from Nature's Henhouse and Latremore Farms
Fruits and Veggies - Spinach from Queen's Greens; Sunchokes from Langwater Farm; Potatoes from Heron Pond Farm and Brookford Farm; Mustard Greens from Clark Farm
Grain - Pita from Sharonna
Special Treat - Chocolate Chip Cookies from Forge

WHOLE SHARE 

Vegetarian Protein - Farro Salad from Forge; Tempeh from Rhapsody Foods
Dairy - Eggs from Nature's Henhouse and Latremore Farms; Cheese from Pineland Farms
Fruits and Veggies - Spinach from Queen's Greens; Sunchokes from Langwater Farm; Potatoes from Heron Pond Farm and Brookford Farm; Mustard Greens from Clark Farm; Mushrooms from Fat Moon Farm; Lettuce from Clark Farm
Grain - Pita from Sharonna
Special Treat - Chocolate Chip Cookies from Forge; Baklava from Skewer's

 

DOUBLE SHARE

Vegetarian Protein - Farro Salad from Forge; Tempeh from Rhapsody Foods; Manicotti from Valicenti
Dairy - Eggs from Nature's Henhouse and Latremore Farms; Cheese from Pineland Farms; Haydari from Magic Bites
Fruits and Veggies - Spinach from Queen's Greens; Sunchokes from Langwater Farm; Potatoes from Heron Pond Farm and Brookford Farm; Mustard Greens from Clark Farm; Mushrooms from Fat Moon Farm; Lettuce from Clark Farm; Garlic from Shady Acre Farm; Beets from Brookford Farm
Grain - Pita from Sharonna; Multigrain Spaghetti from Valicenti
Special Treat - Chocolate Chip Cookies from Forge; Baklava from Skewer's

Paleo Shares

HALF SHARE

Paleo Protein - Ground Beef from Pine Ridge Acres; Eggs from Nature's Hen House
Fruits and Veggies - Spinach from Queen's Greens; Sunchokes from Langwater Farm; Potatoes from Heron Pond Farm and Brookford Farm; Mustard Greens from Clark Farm; Mushrooms from Fat Moon Farm; Lettuce from Clark Farm

WHOLE SHARE

Paleo Protein - Ground Beef from Pine Ridge Acres; Salmon from Red's; Eggs from Nature's Hen House
Fruits and Veggies - Spinach from Queen's Greens; Sunchokes from Langwater Farm; Potatoes from Heron Pond Farm and Brookford Farm; Mustard Greens from Clark Farm; Mushrooms from Fat Moon Farm; Lettuce from Clark Farm; Garlic from Shady Acre Farm; Beets from Brookford Farm
 

DOUBLE SHARE

Paleo Protein - Ground Beef from Pine Ridge Acres; Salmon from Red's; Pork Chops from Yankee Farmer's Market; Eggs from Nature's Hen House
Fruits and Veggies - Spinach from Queen's Greens; Sunchokes from Langwater Farm; Potatoes from Heron Pond Farm and Brookford Farm; Mustard Greens from Clark Farm; Mushrooms from Fat Moon Farm; Lettuce from Clark Farm; Garlic from Shady Acre Farm; Beets from Brookford Farm; Tunrips and Carrots from Brookford Farm

Recipes (MA)

Sunchoke and Potato Soup - Try this soup or take the same ingredients to make a gratin! OR... a Sunchoke dip to go with your pita! 

Maple Soy Salmon with Mustard Greens - 15 minutes to dinner, sounds good to me! 

Ground Beef and Spinach Rice Bowl - 30 minute dinner or if you aren't feeling rice, you could try a beef and spinach casserole

Monkfish Sliders - A sustainable fish for a fun weeknight dinner! 

Tempeh Lettuce Wraps - Nice light vegetarian lunch or din din! 

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

—Shannon

Maine & New Hampshire

Delivery date: Saturday, 1/14

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.

Weekly Add-ons

Add-on Bread of the Week - Cinnamon Raisin Bread from Rosemont Market & Bakery
Add-on Cheese of the Week - Lumberjack's Pepper Jack from Sonnental Dairy
Add-on Fresh Pasta of the Week - Mafaldine from Solo Cucina Market
Add-on Gluten Free Grain of the Week - Spinach Trenne from Valicenti
Add-on Grain of the Week - Granola from Two Fat Cats Bakery
Add-on Mezze of the Week - Tzatziki from Skewers 2 Go
Add-on Pastry of the Week - Cinnamon Rolls from Two Fat Cats Bakery
Add-on Sausage of the Week - Chicken Italian Sausage from Tide Mill Organic Farm
Add-on Treat of the Week - Lemon Shortbread Cookies from Two Fat Cats Bakery
Add-on Vegetarian Soup of the Week - Chickpea Peanut Soup from Forge Baking Co.

Omnivore Share

HALF SHARE

Protein - Chicken Leg Quarters from Tide Mill Organic Farm
Fruits and Veggies - Mushrooms from Fruit of the Forest; Grey Kabocha Squash from Goranson Farm; Pears from Champlain Orchards; Bibb Lettuce from Springworks Farm
Dairy - Butter from Casco Bay Creamery
Grain - Fresh Angel Hair Pasta from Terra Cotta Pasta Co
Special Treat - Lemon Shortbread Cookies from Two Fat Cats Bakery

WHOLE SHARE

Protein - Chicken Leg Quarters from Tide Mill Organic Farm; Mahi Mahi from Harbor Fish Market
Fruits and Veggies - Mushrooms from Fruit of the Forest; Grey Kabocha Squash from Goranson Farm; Pears from Champlain Orchards; Bibb Lettuce from Springworks Farm; Hakurei Turnips from Dandelion Spring; Daikon Radish from Dandelion Spring
Dairy - Butter from Casco Bay Creamery; Eggs from Nature's Hen House
Grain - Fresh Angel Hair Pasta from Terra Cotta Pasta Co
Special Treat - Lemon Shortbread Cookies from Two Fat Cats Bakery; Mini Whoopie Pies from Two Fat Cats Bakery

 

DOUBLE SHARE

Protein - Chicken Leg Quarters from Tide Mill Organic Farm; Mahi Mahi from Harbor Fish Market; Bacon from Broad Arrow and Pine Ridge Acres
Fruits and Veggies - Mushrooms from Fruit of the Forest; Grey Kabocha Squash from Goranson Farm; Pears from Champlain Orchards; Bibb Lettuce from Springworks Farm; Hakurei Turnips from Dandelion Spring; Daikon Radish from Dandelion Spring; Cabbage from Goranson Farm; Red Potatoes from Goranson Farm
Dairy - Butter from Casco Bay Creamery; Eggs from Nature's Hen House; Blueberry Lavender Preserves from Olde Haven Farm
Grain - Fresh Angel Hair Pasta from Terra Cotta Pasta Co.; Cinnamon Raisin Bread from Rosemont Market & Bakery
Special Treat - Lemon Shortbread Cookies from Two Fat Cats Bakery; Mini Whoopie Pies from Two Fat Cats Bakery

 

Pescatarian Shares 

HALF SHARE

Protein - Mahi Mahi from Harbor Fish Market
Fruits and Veggies - Mushrooms from Fruit of the Forest; Grey Kabocha Squash from Goranson Farm; Pears from Champlain Orchards; Bibb Lettuce from Springworks Farm
Dairy - Butter from Casco Bay Creamery
Grain - Fresh Angel Hair Pasta from Terra Cotta Pasta Co
Special Treat - Lemon Shortbread Cookies from Two Fat Cats Bakery

 

WHOLE SHARE

Protein - Mahi Mahi from Harbor Fish Market; Whole Black Sea Bass from Harbor Fish Market
Fruits and Veggies - Mushrooms from Fruit of the Forest; Grey Kabocha Squash from Goranson Farm; Pears from Champlain Orchards; Bibb Lettuce from Springworks Farm; Hakurei Turnips from Dandelion Spring; Daikon Radish from Dandelion Spring
Dairy - Butter from Casco Bay Creamery; Eggs from Nature's Hen House
Grain - Fresh Angel Hair Pasta from Terra Cotta Pasta Co
Special Treat - Lemon Shortbread Cookies from Two Fat Cats Bakery; Mini Whoopie Pies from Two Fat Cats Bakery

 

DOUBLE SHARE

Protein - Mahi Mahi from Harbor Fish Market; Whole Black Sea Bass from Harbor Fish Market; Monkfish from True Fin*
Fruits and Veggies - Mushrooms from Fruit of the Forest; Grey Kabocha Squash from Goranson Farm; Pears from Champlain Orchards; Bibb Lettuce from Springworks Farm; Hakurei Turnips from Dandelion Spring; Daikon Radish from Dandelion Spring; Cabbage from Goranson Farm; Red Potatoes from Goranson Farm
Dairy - Butter from Casco Bay Creamery; Eggs from Nature's Hen House; Blueberry Lavender Preserves from Olde Haven Farm
Grain - Fresh Angel Hair Pasta from Terra Cotta Pasta Co.; Cinnamon Raisin Bread from Rosemont Market & Bakery
Special Treat - Lemon Shortbread Cookies from Two Fat Cats Bakery; Mini Whoopie Pies from Two Fat Cats Baker
y

 

Vegetarian Shares

HALF SHARE

Protein - Tempeh from Tootie's Tempeh
Fruits and Veggies - Mushrooms from Fruit of the Forest; Grey Kabocha Squash from Goranson Farm; Pears from Champlain Orchards; Bibb Lettuce from Springworks Farm
Dairy - Butter from Casco Bay Creamery
Grain - Fresh Angel Hair Pasta from Terra Cotta Pasta Co
Special Treat - Lemon Shortbread Cookies from Two Fat Cats Bakery

 

WHOLE SHARE

Protein - Tempeh from Tootie's Tempeh; Roasted Mushroom Dumplings from Litte Brother Chinese Food
Fruits and Veggies - Mushrooms from Fruit of the Forest; Grey Kabocha Squash from Goranson Farm; Pears from Champlain Orchards; Bibb Lettuce from Springworks Farm; Hakurei Turnips from Dandelion Spring; Daikon Radish from Dandelion Spring
Dairy - Butter from Casco Bay Creamery; Eggs from Nature's Hen House
Grain - Fresh Angel Hair Pasta from Terra Cotta Pasta Co
Special Treat - Lemon Shortbread Cookies from Two Fat Cats Bakery; Mini Whoopie Pies from Two Fat Cats Bakery

 

DOUBLE SHARE

Protein - Tempeh from Tootie's Tempeh; Roasted Mushroom Dumplings from Litte Brother Chinese Food; Mushroom Pot Pie from  Dunk's Mushrooms
Fruits and Veggies - Mushrooms from Fruit of the Forest; Grey Kabocha Squash from Goranson Farm; Pears from Champlain Orchards; Bibb Lettuce from Springworks Farm; Hakurei Turnips from Dandelion Spring; Daikon Radish from Dandelion Spring; Cabbage from Goranson Farm; Red Potatoes from Goranson Farm
Dairy - Butter from Casco Bay Creamery; Eggs from Nature's Hen House; Blueberry Lavender Preserves from Olde Haven Farm
Grain - Fresh Angel Hair Pasta from Terra Cotta Pasta Co.; Cinnamon Raisin Bread from Rosemont Market & Bakery
Special Treat - Lemon Shortbread Cookies from Two Fat Cats Bakery; Mini Whoopie Pies from Two Fat Cats Baker
y

 

Paleo Shares

HALF SHARE

Protein - Chicken Leg Quarters from Tide Mill Organic Farm
Fruits and Veggies - Mushrooms from Fruit of the Forest; Grey Kabocha Squash from Goranson Farm; Pears from Champlain Orchards; Bibb Lettuce from Springworks Farm; Hakurei Turnips from Dandelion Spring; Daikon Radish from Dandelion Spring
Dairy - Eggs from Nature's Hen House

 

WHOLE SHARE

Protein - Chicken Leg Quarters from Tide Mill Organic Farm; Mahi Mahi from Harbor Fish Market
Fruits and Veggies - Mushrooms from Fruit of the Forest; Grey Kabocha Squash from Goranson Farm; Pears from Champlain Orchards; Bibb Lettuce from Springworks Farm; Hakurei Turnips from Dandelion Spring; Daikon Radish from Dandelion Spring; Cabbage from Goranson Farm; Red Potatoes from Goranson Farm
Dairy - Eggs from Nature's Hen House

 

DOUBLE SHARE

Protein - Chicken Leg Quarters from Tide Mill Organic Farm; Mahi Mahi from Harbor Fish Market; Bacon from Broad Arrow and Pine Ridge Acres; Jalapeño Cheddar Sausage from Colvard & Co.
Fruits and Veggies - Mushrooms from Fruit of the Forest; Grey Kabocha Squash from Goranson Farm; Pears from Champlain Orchards; Bibb Lettuce from Springworks Farm; Hakurei Turnips from Dandelion Spring; Daikon Radish from Dandelion Spring; Cabbage from Goranson Farm; Red Potatoes from Goranson Farm; Red Onions from Brookford Farm; Rainbow Carrots from Two Farmers Farm
Dairy - Eggs from Nature's Hen House

*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)

Char Siu Chicken - Char siu... drooooool. Generally a pork preparation, it's equally delicious with chicken. Would definitely serve alongside some Daikon Carrot Stir Fry. And, for you vegetarian share folks, you could definitely use the tempeh you're receiving this week or tofu.

Any Vegetable Stir-Fry - I love this recipe (paywall... sorry!). Use what you got. Or better, be inspired by what's local seasonal and local (and currently in your fridge). And this week's share has some great veg combos you can toss in here.

Maple-Glazed Hakurei Turnip and Shiitake - We make this as soon as hakurei turnips are in season in the spring. And then continue to make it. It's dang tasty. We couldn't score local soba but the angel hair is a solid stand in here or in other noddle dishes.

Blackened Mahi Mahi - I love me some mahi mahi. Like halibut, it stands up great to bigger flavors and is excellent grilled (it is 51º today, after all). But I'm willing to bet most of you aren't braving the outdoors so this recipe will serve as a solid stand in.

Steamed Black Bass with Ginger and Scallions - We've been leaning heavily on recipes like this whenever we're doing whole fish. Super flavorful and pretty fun to eat (I basically ditch cutlery altogether and dive in fingers first... I'm gross).

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

 

—Joe