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New Study Shows Organic Is Healthier

Posted by Jack McCann | Tags: news, article, health, CSA

For those of you on the fence about signing up for an organic meat CSA or an organic veggie CSA, here's some new research you might find interesting. I can't tell you how amazingly different local organic produce is. The best thing in the world is fresh Minnesota Spinach. Even just drinking some basic chicken broth from our pasture raised organic fed chickens, I can tell how much more nourishing it is for my body than stuff I could buy out of a can.



Preparing Perfect Pastured Pork Chops

Posted by Jack McCann | Tags: article, newsletter, handbook, pork, recipes, pork chop, sous vide

We've learned a lot over the years on how to prepare tender juicy pork -- not that dry cardboard stuff you might remember. A well prepared organic pork chop can rival any steak, give it a shot!



So You Want to be an Urban Chicken Farmer

Posted by Jack McCann | Tags: article, news

Congratulations to the city of Minneapolis for making a great change and easing restrictions on raising chickens within the city. We would love to share some tips we've learned along the way for all the aspiring urban chicken farmers out there!



Soaking Grains

Posted by Jack McCann | Tags: article

Gluten Free is great? Gluten Free is just a fad? What about Grain Free? What in the world should I REALLY be doing about grains? Here is a short article about why and how to soak and ferment your grains.



Penne in Cream Sauce with Italian Sausage

Posted by Jack McCann | Tags: recipes, sausage

It is so nice to have organic spiced, pasture raised Italian sausage! Here is a great dish that is super easy and any leftovers are even better!



Coconut Chicken Confit Pad Thai

Posted by Jack McCann | Tags: recipes, eggs, chicken, drumsticks, thighs, vegetarian, newsletter

I don't think I would have come up with this recipe -- but it sure is a great way to showcase our slow growth dark meat chicken. Making a coconut poached drumstick really is simple to do and a perfect compliment to Pad Thai. This is a classic in the making.



Roasted Cauliflower With Garlic

Posted by Jack McCann | Tags: sides, recipes, vegan, vegetarian

This is fantastic -- a superfood and easy to make. When I first tried making this, I didn't expect much, but it turned out so good that I was glad I made two whole cauliflowers worth!



Beet Chips

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

Beets are SO good, but they also require planning ahead to roast and use in things... I love having this quick option for a great salty and sweet snack or side dish!



Kale Chips

Posted by Jack McCann | Tags: recipes, side, vegetarian

These chips are amazing.. so simple and healthy... but watch out, they are addictive and you'll never make enough to satisfy everyone the first time!



Cancellation Policy

Posted by Jack McCann | Tags: handbook

Part of the TC.Farm Handbook. What is our cancellation policy?



Grandpa Cucumbers

Posted by Jack McCann | Tags: recipes, side, vegetarian

I've always loved these 'Grandpa' cucumbers, easy to make and a great side for almost anything.



Sauteed cabbage and peas

Posted by Jack McCann | Tags: recipes, side, vegetarian

Simple easy side dish.... I can't believe how good fried cabbage is, I mean its just cabbage!



Herb-Stuffed Chicken Breasts

Posted by Jack McCann | Tags: recipes, chicken, breast

Looking for a fresh, easy, and tasty way to use your boneless chicken breasts? We loved this. We separated the tenders from the breasts and made them all the same way so we ended up with normal-sized and kid-sized rolls in the end.



Birthday Cake Challenge

Posted by Jack McCann | Tags: dessert, recipes, sugar-free

I can hear it now - Oh come on... really? what has this world come to when kids need a sugar free birthday cake?!? Wait... Just wait... this cake is really good, I promise. It also is super healthy for you and your kids. There are no 'pretend' colors, or allergens, or anything that should cause any distress to a growing or aging body. Oh, did I mention it takes no time to make?



Deconstructed Meatballs

Posted by Jack McCann | Tags: recipes, pork, ground pork

Meatballs take more time that we have right now. Instead of spending my entire evening cooking, I made the following recipe loosely based on the meatball recipe. We served this on top of plain cooked quinoa, but any grain you like to use would do fine. Rice, cous cous, pasta – use whatever you have in your pantry.

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