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Barley Finished Beef

Posted by Jack McCann | Tags: Newsletter

After a decade of offering only 100% grass fed beef, we decided to do a little experiment... Sure pasture-raised 100% grass-fed is better than feedlot beef, but is it the best option? Check this out to see what we found.



You Are What You Eat

Posted by Jack McCann | Tags: Newsletter

A peek under the hood of what it takes to care for the happiest chickens in Minnesota: A little more about egg yolk color and what our hens have been eating this spring and summer -



Thanks for visiting!

Posted by Jack McCann | Tags: Newsletter

Thanks to everyone who came out to visit us on the farm tour this year!



New Pickup Sites

Posted by Jack McCann | Tags: Newsletter

When it comes to finding ways to make it more convenient to get your family trustworthy healthy food, we never sit still. Recently, we've added several new neighborhood pickup locations.



Recipes - Week of August 17th

Posted by Betsy McCann | Tags: MealPlans

Are you feeling like summer is almost over? So are we. This week we grill, enjoy some fresh summer veggies, and make some meals that we can do in double/triple batches to freeze for busy times ahead. As always, we'll spend some weekend time chopping a bunch of fresh veggies for quick-grab snacks and lunches during the week.



Summer Vegetable Stew

Posted by Betsy McCann | Tags: recipes, broth, vegetarian

This is an easy and tasty dish when vegetables are fresh and plentiful. Delicious over couscous or rice.



Kale & Chickpea Curry

Posted by Betsy McCann | Tags: recipes, vegetarian, 08-10-2021

This is a staple in our house; it's flavorful but not spicy, filling but not heavy, and absolutely delicious. Our version is an adaptation of Sarah Raven's wonderful recipe. Serve over rice.



Recipes - week of August 10th

Posted by Jack McCann | Tags: MealPlans

Kale and Chickpea curry, Pizza of the month, Grilled steaks, herb-stuffed chicken breasts, buckwheat pancakes with smoked salmon



Pasta Carbonara with Green Beans

Posted by Betsy McCann | Tags: recipes, pasta, bacon, eggs, 09-07-2021

This is a very quick, easy, and satisfying meal for any time of year.



Tater Tots

Posted by Betsy McCann | Tags: recipes, VEGETARIAN

Our 7-year-old has begged to make these since discovering the in the school cafeteria ... and after making them at home she said ours are better!



Pesto

Posted by Betsy McCann | Tags: recipes, vegetarian, 08-23-2021

We love this as a pasta sauce, pizza sauce, dip for grilled chicken or sauce for vegetables. If you want to avoid garlic breath after the meal, lightly cook the garlic before adding it to the recipe.



Buckwheat Pancakes with Smoked Salmon, Cucumber, and Mustard-Dill Sauce

Posted by Betsy McCann | Tags: recipes, fish, eggs, breakfast, 09-14-2021

This meal is great for a brunch or dinner and is no more difficult than making pancakes. Do plan ahead though, as the batter needs time to rest.



Chicken Tagine with Apricots

Posted by Betsy McCann

This is a wonderfully flavorful take on a traditional North African stew. We created this recipe using Sarah Raven's as our inspiration. It makes great left-overs ... actually the left-overs are even better than the original meal! Serve over couscous or rice.



Recipes - Week of August 3

Posted by Betsy McCann | Tags: MealPlans

Chicken Tagine with Almonds and Apricots, Gyros, Tomato Soup, Fancy Franks and Beans, Grilled Burgers and Zucchini



Tomato Basil Soup

Posted by Jack McCann | Tags: recipes, vegetarian

This is a simple and amazing soup - it is SO worth making your own! This versatile recipe works with fresh or canned tomatoes and fresh or dried basil, making it easy to make any time of year.