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Hot Cocoa

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

Homemade hot cocoa is easy, healthier and tastes SO much better than pre-made mixes.



Get a Real Thermometer

Posted by Jack McCann | Tags: Newsletter, Tools, Article

I know, I know. You ARE a great cook and you probably don't need one all the time to get a perfect medium rare on your steak. BUT even after all this time, I am still surprised how much I appreciate a good FAST thermometer.



Make Your Own Organic Vanilla Extract

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

Vanilla: One of the most loved flavors and perhaps the most artificially (and poorly) imitated. Real vanilla is also rather expensive. Making your own is easy and much less expensive than a $2.50 per ounce in the store. At that price, you can hardly afford to use enough to truly appreciate this amazing delicacy. Way better to simply make your own... trust me, your culinary life won't be the same.



Nut Butter Cakes

Posted by Jack McCann | Tags: vegetarian, GAPS, newsletter, recipes, breakfast

These grain-free cakes are GAPS intro diet approved and are an awesome healthy breakfast or snack on the go for you and your kids. Quick and easy to make, you'll have no problem serving up pancakes for the family any morning!



Tasting Minnesota Cookbook

Posted by Jack McCann | Tags: newsletter

Just released: A new cookbook written by one of our members, featuring a recipe from TC Farm!



American Heart Association Sugar Recommendations

Posted by Jack McCann | Tags: article, newsletter, health, sugar-free

This week, the American Heart Association made some big changes in it's recommend guidelines for how much sugar kids should be getting. As parents with kids of our own, we think this is a big step in the right direction. Learn more.



Lower Rates of Heart Attacks on a Higher Fat Diet

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

This study 40 years ago could have fully reshaped the American diet. But it was never fully published. An experiment run right here in Minnesota, and reported on this week in the Washington Post, appears to contradict some LONG held conventional wisdom about fat and health.



Get More of what You REALLY Love

Posted by Jack McCann | Tags: newsletter

Ever have a type of food you just can get enough of? For the last few months, we've quietly introduced some new packages that we offer to our members. We've received a lot of good feedback and thought it was about time we write about them.



Come See Us at the Minnesota State Fair

Posted by Jack McCann | Tags: article, newsletter

We will be at the Minnesota Grown CSA booth at the Minnesota State Fair on Friday, September 2nd from 5pm-9pm. Stop by and say hello!



Fermented Beets

Posted by Jack McCann | Tags: sides, recipes, newsletter, ferment, instant pot

Fermented beets are so tasty and good for you... filled with probiotics, they are a perfect way to capture a bit of summer. Using an InstantPot or other e-Pressure Cooker is an ideal way to cook beets.



Healthy Fat and Food Choices - Book Recommendations

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

Is fat good for you? Cholesterol? Do pasture raised animals change the health impacts to consider? I am always asked these types of questions and found myself recommending various books over the years. I thought it would be nice to compile a list of favorites for future reference.



Eat Local Farm Tour Was a Big Success

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

A quick recap of this year's farm tour for those who weren't able to make it. And a thank you to those who were!



More choices. More variety. More 'warm and serve' meals

Posted by Jack McCann | Tags: article, newsletter, member news

We're rolling out our new packages for this season and we think you'll love the new variety, customization choices and quick ready-to-eat meals we've added for our members.



Get your TC Farm Gear On!

Posted by Jack McCann | Tags: article, member news, newsletter

Besides all the other great reasons to join us for the Eat Local Farm Tour on Saturday, July 16, we've added one more reason: Awesome threads. We'll have TC Farm hats and t-shirts for you to take home. This is a great way to show off your TC Farm pride.



The 6 Reasons You Crave Junk Food

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

Stop feeling bad about yourself and get to the heart of why you REALLY crave junk food! Lack of willpower is not anywhere on the list.

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