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Nothing beats free eggs!

Posted by Jack McCann | Tags: member news

Anyone who has been reading this blog or following us for a while already knows we like to talk about our hens.  Egg laying is a naturally cyclical process.  Each winter, we usually give our hens a month off.  Because it is good for them.  But also because hens naturally lay fewer eggs in the winter.  Of course, the flip side of that is that hens in late spring are laying eggs…



Saffron Lamb or Beef Stew With Lemon and Fig

Posted by Jack McCann | Tags: recipes, newsletter, beef, roasts, lamb

One of our all-time favorite meals.



Quick show of hands

Posted by Jack McCann | Tags: Member News

It's still a couple of months off (July 15 will be here fast!) but we're trying to get a feel for how many people might attend the Co-op Farm Tour or the potluck BBQ we are throwing for our members afterwards. If you could take the time to let us know if you are interested, that would be awesome!



Co-op Farm Tour and Member Picnic

Posted by Jack McCann | Tags: newsletter, events, farm, Member News

We will be participating in the annual Co-op Farm Tour organized by the local organic grocery cooperatives -- save the date: July 15th.



Slow Food Minnesota Dinner - May 21st

Posted by Jack McCann | Tags: newsletter, events

We're thrilled to be attending the 10th annual Slow Food MN foraged foods dinner: Where the Wild Things Are. We spoke last year and will be speaking again this year. They are a lot of fun with some AMAZING food. We'll be speaking about our farm and philosophy at the event. Hope you can join us - May 21st



FREE Sample Saturday 11a-2p at the CSA Fair - Seward Co-Op

Posted by Jack McCann | Tags: events, article

Stop by and try our amazing summer sausage and ask all those questions you always wanted to know about TC Farm and how we make this CSA thing work so well. They'll be other great local veggie CSAs as well -- last chance to sign up for one of those!



Liquid Soap Foaming Dispensers

Posted by Jack McCann | Tags: tools, newsletter

Using a foaming soap dispenser saves soap and is easier to use. Check it out.



Updated Delivery Routes

Posted by Jack McCann | Tags: member news

Some of you got emails about updated delivery routes. Here is just a little more information about WHY we are updating those routes.



Dinner on the Farm

Posted by Jack McCann | Tags: newsletter, member news

We are hosting a Dinner on The Farm event that I am SO excited about... Hope you will join us for an amazing evening and meal. Chef Adam from Saint Dinette and Tattersall Distilling will be cooking up an amazing feast served just a half hour west of the metro. July 30th is the big day.



Green Beans a la Shawn

Posted by Jack McCann | Tags: sides, recipes, newsletter

Shawn (3) said he wanted bacon and green beans, but the bacon had to be crispy, not too fatty. Here is the result. Simple, yummy and nutritious. BONUS: What is the difference between the two TC Farm bacon options at Lakewinds?



Meet the Chicks

Posted by Jack McCann | Tags: article, newsletter, events

Spring is just around the corner which means it's time to meet some of the newest chicks coming to TC Farm. This is our 7th year doing this and it is always a lot of fun for kids and families.



Egg Cartons: My Favorite

Posted by Jack McCann | Tags: newsletter

Oh how I love egg cartons. We used to have SO many, but where have they gone?



Kitchen Scales Are The Best

Posted by Jack McCann | Tags: article, tools, newsletter

If you love cooking or WANT to love cooking, you should have a kitchen scale. They make it so much easier with much less cleanup. Plus they are a great excuse to bake some cookies.



Peanut Butter Cookies and Variations

Posted by Jack McCann | Tags: newsletter, article, GF, dessert, recipes

I really love cooking by weights, especially with peanut butter and brown sugar. I just hate trying to get that measuring cup clean! So I decided to make this simple recipe here by weight so I wouldn't have to figure it out every time.



Freezer Space and 'Uncured' Food

Posted by Jack McCann | Tags: article, newsletter, handbook

Ever wish you had more freezer space so that you could get just a little extra bacon or maybe a big pack of our maple-blueberry brats every so often? Here is the secret tip that you've been waiting for...

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