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Mushroom Squash Risotto

Posted by Josh King | Tags: sides, recipes, soup

We love vegetarian meals. Rice isn’t something we should eat all the time for a wide range of reasons, but there nothing like a REAL risotto with Arborio rice. Strictly speaking this dish isn’t vegetarian since a homemade broth is essential to the flavor. The broth also adds electrolytes and helps cushion the onslaught of carbs the rice throws at us. This meal takes time to do it right, but it is easy. Just get a glass of wine and have a nice conversation.



Using suet to make soap, bird feeders and more

Posted by Josh King | Tags: article, newsletter

A lot of new members (and even people who have been with us for a while) have questions about our 'traditional foods' What are you supposed to -do- with 'suet' anyway?? In this article we'll talk about how to render suet and make some fantastic things. This is a really rewarding way for many of our members to take things to the next level!



Chicken and Coconut Soup

Posted by Josh King | Tags: shredded chicken, easy, whole chicken, soup, recipes

We love this recipe. It is very flavorful but SO quick and easy to make. Start the chicken in the morning before work (or the day before if that’s easier) and the rest can be done in about 20 minutes right before dinner.



Bratwurst and Sausage Egg Bake

Posted by Josh King | Tags: brats, eggs, recipes

This is a yummy one-dish meal modeled after the British dish Toad-in-a-Hole. We love it with our brats and eggs!



Meet the Chicks

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

We're super excited to announce the locations for our 2016 Meet the Chicks event. Living in the city, it’s not every day you get to see baby chicks! There will be baby chicks at several of our pickup sites on Friday March 18th through Monday, March 21st. This is always a really popular event for parents with children.



Thai Peanut Pasta with Ground Pork

Posted by Josh King | Tags: ground pork, pork, vegitarian, recipes

This has been a favorite recipe of ours for a good 10 years … but we never realized until now that it would be PERFECT with ground pork! We’ve always made it with chicken or as a vegetarian dish but with the pork it has just now reached its full potential. This is a quick and easy weeknight meal – enjoy!



Avocado chocolate (vegan) pudding extravaganza

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

Not a fan of soy-burgers -- but you gotta love cooking vegan if for no other reason than this pudding. I've tried various internet recipes and none of them were that good -- but THIS is fantastic. A healthy, sugar 'free' treat for all.



Baby Piglets

Posted by Jack McCann | Tags: article, farm

Baby piglets are so amazing. They are small, adorable and quick to their feet. We have 10 healthy piglets born today... I LOVE seeing new piglets.



Pepperoni and Pea Pasta

Posted by Josh King | Tags: pepperoni, recipes, delimeat

We don’t generally have extra pepperoni to use for anything besides pizza, but we thought we should probably find another option for anyone looking to be more creative than we are! This recipe is quick to cook and uses ingredients that we generally have in the house. We don’t eat pasta often so when we do we want to make sure it is something really good!



Breakfast Burritos

Posted by Josh King | Tags: breakfast, recipes, eggs, sausage

We used to make breakfast burritos all the time. At some point we fell for the marketing gimmicks and used to think that somehow those fake sausage soy crumbles were good for us, so we’d use those. Now of course we realize that soy is pretty damaging to our bodies and that factory made sausages are deficient in key vitamins, full of crazy artificial or ‘natural’ toxic flavors and thus we wouldn’t touch the stuff. Instead, here’s a great way to nourish your body with a tasty treat!



Tamale Pie

Posted by Josh King | Tags: recipes, ground beef, beef

We loved when we used to have time to make tamales. Our cousin, Andy, got us into it with a really complicated recipe that took about 20 hours to make a meal for four people. Those were the days. No time? No Corn husks? It’s a perfect time for Tamale Pie! This recipe makes a lot of food, we put half or more of it away for a future quick meal.



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.

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