Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Farm Connect/Locavore Delivery 3.26.2009

Here's this week's Farm Connect/Locavore delivery list and some other news from the good folks at Dee Creek Farm:

VFM was fantastic! We brought a few kinds of Chevre (below, available for Thursdays delivery, minus the garlic & chive, which is sold out until this Saturday). They were a smashing hit - As was the beef, which is SOLD OUT - Here's to hoping for more soon!

I am working on putting together a few locally-written articles about food, nutrition, etc... If you're a naturopath, please email me if you'd be interested in participating and we'll chat more about this!

Try to get your order in by late Wednesday night, if possible! Also remember to bring back any egg cartons that you pick up at our deliveries if you can! We do have room for a few more egg CSA'ers, if you're interested. See you on Thursday! ~S

All of the milk produced for our cheeses are from goats raised at Dee Creek Farm. The cheeses are handmade by Spark, too! From start to finish!
Aged Feta, $5.50/container retail, $5.00/container CSA - block or crumble
Creamy block or crumbles of unpasteurized aged feta. Try in scrambled eggs, ravioli stuffing or pasta addition, wild greens & berry salad, beans.
Fresh Chevre, $6.00/5-oz.
Huckleberry - berries from Nature's Choice, raw honey from Honey House Farm
Tomatoes & Herbs - organic heirloom tomatoes from NW Organics, herb mix from Garden Delights
These soft goat cheeses are made with pasteurized milk. They are a soft, spreadable cheese. Excellent on bagels, filling for crepes, or on a spoon (my favorite!).

$5/dozen, ($4.50 per dozen for egg CSA'ers)
$2.50/half-dozen (limited)
We'll have lots of Dee Creek Farm eggs this week! Our hens are pastured - check out our website for details! Be sure to recycle egg cartons that you pick up at our deliveries with us!

Raw Honey,
Quart/$12, Pint/$7
Raw honey in glass jars form Honey House Farm in Brush Prairie - super local!

Dried Herbs, $4/packet
From Garden DElights in Brush Prairie, these herbs were hand prepared from chemical-free herbs.
Poultry Blend and Herb Butter are all we have this week!

Canned "Preserves",
Strawberry Jelly, low sugar, $5/8-oz
Raspberry Jelly, low sugar, $5/8-oz
Grape Jelly, low sugar, $5/8-oz
The above also come from Garden Delights, in Brush Prairie. A multi generational farm, this Mom and daughter team work hard on creating healthful, local, and delicious foods.

Wild Huckleberry Syrup, $6.00/8oz. - Nature's Choice
Wild Huckleberry Jam, $5/7oz. - NEW from Nature's Choice
Both of these from Nature's Choice. Made with white grape concentrate, they are low calorie, and almost sugar-free.

Pumpkin Butter, $5/half-pint
Apricot Syrup, $6/12-oz.
Both of the above were made by us, at Dee Creek Farm. Both delish!

Wild & Naturally Preserved Eats,
Mushrooms, Vacuum packed Frozen – ¼ lb packs
Chanterelle $4.00
Porcini $4.50
Dried Snack and Meal Helpers -
(Already chopped, diced, sliced, portioned, and packaged just right for 1-2 meals)
Org Red Onions (great for stir-fry, burgers, sandwiches, macaroni & potato salads...) $1.25
Org. Heirloom Tomatoes (snacks, great for pasta or rice dishes, saute` w/vegs...) $2.00
Frozen or Dried Rose hips, $2.00
Wild Elderberries, $2.00
Fresh Watercress, $3/bunch
Fresh Stinging Nettles (tops), $6 for a 1/2# bag, approximately ("long tradition of use in treating arthritis or kidney problems. High in nutrients, rich in calcium and iron. Good for folks who don't eat much meat or fruit. Used as extract, cooked like spinach or dried to make tea" - Laura at N.C.)
The above comes from Nature's Choice, a Vancouver business, operated by a couple who collects & sells wild eats, and prepares naturally preserved foods.


Remember that in an effort to be more efficient, and less wasteful, we do not write individual receipts, but instead keep a book. If you specifically want a receipt, please let us know when you place your order, if possible.

Anyone and everyone can order from our deliveries, not just "subscribers"! To any newcomers on the e-list, welcome! Also rest assured that all farms contributing to our deliveries all meet several standards: chemical-free, sustainable, natural, family farming... If you have questions about any of them, don't hesitate to ask, or check them out yourself!

To order, click here and specify what you would like.
All checks go to "Dee Creek Farm", or bring cash.
We fill pre-orders first, then it’s first come, first served!
We do mostly pre-orders at deliveries, rather than Farmers Market style.
Please help us in this by pre-ordering what you can!

Summer & Spark
Farm Phone: 360-225-9711
Cell Phone: 360-903-6956 (no service at the Farm)

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