GRIGGSTOWN QUAIL FARM NEWSLETTER 08/14/12
Posted on August 14, 2012
Last week we featured a photo of stuffed squash as an example of what one restaurant in Philadelphia, PA is doing with our yellow squash, and some of you have requested the recipe. We should be publishing the recipe in the next few weeks. If you do not want to make it yourself, you can have Chef Adam Diltz prepare it for you at FarmaCia Restaurant, 15 South 3rd Street Philadelphia, PA 19106, (215) 627-7885. www.farmiciarestaurant.com.
Call for hours of operation and to make certain the dish is still on the menu.
We’ve had some visitors to the farm market who were surprised to see quarts of ice cream for sale. Yes, you can take home a quart of your favorite ice cream and a ready to eat pie for dessert. If you prefer, you can bake the frozen pies yourself that we have in the frozen food display. If you don’t see your favorites, just ask Beth at the counter because they may just not be out in the market but are available from the large freezer.
Another item that has been getting attention is our prepared chicken. That’s right, just call ahead and we will cook the chicken for you. Pick up a couple of sides, pie and ice cream and you are ready to go.
Learn about husk cherries, information and recipes.
Remember, when you patronage our farm, you’re supporting our community, field to table agriculture and helping to maintain NJ farms. After all, we are the garden state!
We appreciate all the supportive comments made by our CSA members but the fact is, if it were not for the members we would not have a CSA. So thank you for your continued support. In an effort to keep things interesting on the farm we have something different coming next month. We have planted 2 Types of Kale, Collards, 4 types of Cauliflower, Broccoli, Arugula and Lettuce.
As always, some of the CSA produce listed below will be offered at the farm market on a first come first serve basis. The market also has corn, eggs, frozen and prepared food, freshly baked bread, ice cream by the quart and much more.
CSA Harvest for 8-16 and 8-17:
Yellow Squash/ Zucchini
Cooler weather means eating outside more. A group of coworkers from Celator Pharmaceuticals Inc. decided to spend their lunch time outdoors experiencing some of Chef Tiffany’s exciting entrees.
Come out to enjoy the lunch and you may get your photo taken.
Featured Menu Items:
Grilled vegetable sandwich with basil aioli
BBQ chicken quesadilla with red onions
Pizza of the day chef whim
Sides and drinks are available in the farm market.
If you are unable to visit is at the farm market to make your purchases you can stopover at one of the farmers markets Griggstown Quail Farm participates in. Here is a list of markets with day and times a Griggstown Quail Farm staff members is there.
West Windsor Farmers Market
Vaughn Drive parking lot of the Princeton Junction train station off of Alexander Road
May – October, Saturdays 9am – 1pm
Bernardsville Farmers Market
Rt. 202 & Clairmont Road Bernardsville
June 1 – November, Saturdays, 8:30am – 12pm
Burlington County Community Agriculture Center
500 Centerton Road, (intersection of Centerton & Hartfors Roads, Moorestown, NJ, June 14 – October, Saturdays, 8:30am – 1pm
Head House Farmer’s Market
Philadelphia, PA, 2nd Street between Pine and South Streets
May 4, Sundays, 10am – 2pm
Flemmington Farmers Market
Dvoor Farm Flemmington, NJ
June 8 – End of October, Sundays, 9am – 1pm
Morristown Farmers Market
Spring St. at Morris St, Parking lot #10 behind Morristown Diner & Post Office
Morristown, NJ 07960
June-October, Sundays, 8:30 am-2:00 pm
Montgomery Farmer’s Market
Village Shopper, Route 206, just north of junction with 518
Montgomery Township, NJ 08502
June-October, Saturdays, 9 am – 1 pm
Denville Farmer’s Market
Bloomfield Ave. Parking Lot, June 17th-November 18th, Sunday 8:30am-1:00pm
Five Basic Tips
1. Did grandpa ever give you a drink of cola for an upset tummy? It turns out that this is actually a pretty effective remedy. The sugar and carbonation can soothe many tummy problems – but it can also exacerbate others.
2. Putting salty bacon on a boil is said to “draw the poison out” of boils.
3. To help old wooden drawers (without runners) open and close smoothly, rub a candle on the tracks.
4. A cotton ball soaked in white vinegar and applied to a fresh bruise will reduce the darkness of the bruise and help it disappear sooner.
5. Drinking cranberry juice and eating blueberries regularly will help stave off urinary tract infections.
A Love Story, courtesy of Emma Christensen, http://www.blogger.com/profile/03004468532692748333
Husk cherries stole my heart this summer. They rustle in your hand, weighing nothing and smelling of dust. It seems impossible that inside each paper lantern can hide one single golden berry. They’re the humble Cinderella of the farmer’s market, for sure.
Rebekah’s Plum and Husk Cherry Tart
Recipe and Photo courtesy of Emma Christensen, http://www.blogger.com/profile/03004468532692748333
Actually, I can’t claim that I actually set out to bake a tart. A few weeks ago I was setting out to bake a plum tart for a friend who had just returned from a jaunt in La Jolie France. I had just admitted to myself that I didn’t have as many plums in my fridge as I thought when my friend walked in with a bag of husk cherries to share. I looked at my handful of plums. I looked at the bag of husk cherries. A little niggle in my brain reminded me of some candied ginger I’d been saving for a special occasion. Brilliance ensued.