December Winter Share Distribution

With these whirlwind weeks of holiday cooking and new years celebrations, it seems like it was just yesterday  but it was actually a few weeks ago on December 17th that we had our first distribution of our 5 month Winter season. We figured before we start posting all the amazing things we have been cooking/baking/preserving, it was about time we did an informational post about the December shares….

Dec 2013 Winter Sun Vegetable Share

Dec 2013 Winter Sun Vegetable Share

Winter Sun Vegetable Share

This month’s distribution included 6 frozen items. Typically we get 5 items plus a fresh bag of pea shoots. Unfortunately, early December was a hard one for pea shoots. The farm that we get our pea shoots from, Little Seed Gardens in Chatham, NY, was hit particularly hard with a cold snap and they lost their pea shoots. (The plan as it stands is to have pea shoots again in January and in subsequent months.) Therefore, in December we all got an extra frozen item in place of the pea shoots.

Winter Share Tomato Paste Pic by Ryan Kuonen

The December share included the following:

  • 24 oz jar of Tomato Puree from Taliaferro Farm & Williams Farm
  • Butternut Squash Puree from Black Horse Farm in Coxsackie, NY
  • Winterbor Kale from Stoneledge Farm in South Cairo, NY
  • Blueberries from Mead Orchards Farm in Tivoli, NY
  • Green Beans from Markristo Farm in Hillsdale,  NY
  • Diced Peppers from Hepworth Farm in Milton, NY
  • Sweet Corn from Gills Farm in Hurley, NY
Montrose guarding the eggs

Montrose guarding the eggs

Egg Share

Members picked up their dozen’s of gorgeous eggs…..

Dec 2013 Whole Meat Share

Dec 2013 Whole Meat Share

Northwind Farm Meat Shares

Half Share –  The average weight comes to 7.7 lbs per share

  • Barbary Duck
  • Ground Turkey Meat
  • Chicken split Breast
  • Breakfast Sausage
  • Rib Steak

Whole Share – The average weight total comes to 11lbs per share

  • Barbary Duck
  • Turkey Drumsticks
  • Breakfast Sausage
  • Ground Turkey
  • Turkey Tenderloins
  • Rib Steak
Tasting of beers n' hot sauces

Tasting of beers n’ hot sauces

Broken Stove Beer Tasting Club

This month’s selection of homebrew goodness:

3 22 ounce bottles of the following –

  • Dunkelweisen
  • Scotch Ale
  • Smoked Porter

Still time to get in on our winter shares. Prices to join will be updated on the blog later today…..

Eat & Drink Local This Winter!

Winter Share Farms

Winter Share Farms

A map of where all the delicious vegetables, fruit, meat, and beer comes from!

Map by Yolim Khoo

Winter Northwind Farm Meat Share

We are pleased to announce a meat option with our fabulous meat farmers, Northwind Farm, during our Winter Season.

The farmers of Northwind Farm

The farmers of Northwind Farm

Our fab brewer of the Broken Stove Beer Tasting Club, James, has agreed to drive us down some meat this winter. The distributions are mostly on Tuesdays in conjunction with the Winter Share but a few will be on Sunday because we are bringing back the Winter Potluck series in Jan & Feb. The share will run for 5 months – Dec to April, distributing on Tues 12/17, Sun 1/19, Sun 2/16, Tues 3/18, & Tues 4/15. The Tues distros are 5-830pm at Nitehawk Cinema Bar; The Sunday distros are 3-7pm @ Ryan & Yolim’s loftspace – 140 Metropolitan Ave. Email ASAP to sign up.

2 Options:

  • $275 – Half share – 6-8 lbs of different meats per month ($55 per distro)
  • $375 – Whole share -10-12 lbs of different meats per month ($75 per distro)

Lots of info about the farmers and the meat share on the blog; check out the Northwind Farm page & the Meat Share page

meat share pic by ryan kuonen

 

northwind cow