Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Locavore Farm Delivery from Dee Creek Farm - 10.28.2009

Here's this week's awesome Locavore delivery list chock full of locally grown, raised, made and gathered goodies for your table. Take note of some very special items this week, including fresh baked bread from the fabulous Russell of Russell's Bread, free laying hens, lots of great wild crafter foods from Nature's Choice (including watercress and wild chestnuts...and don't forget that Bill & Laura are offering an extremely rare opportunity to spend a day in the woods learning and gathering mushrooms with Bill. Sign up soon, because there are only a couple of hunts left for the year!),a nd finally fresh lamb from Reister Farm in Washougal. Sweet. Now here's the official word from Summer at Dee Creek Farm:

We have bread for Thursday! Russell, the bread maker, has generously offered to make up "goodie bags" for me to send home with customers Thursday night, each containing a fresh mini french loaf and delicious cookies. We've swapped cheese for bread with Russell many'a time at the Market (yum!), and would be happy to keep his breads a regular thing if you guys are wanting it! I'm taking pre-orders for multi grain full sized loaves below for Thursday. If you'd like to meet Russell in person, visit his booth this Saturday during the last Vancouver Farmers Market Saturday of the season!

If you've emailed me about the beef, and haven't heard back, I will email you shortly. Because it's hunting season, I need to check in with Gartner's to see how many animals they can handle at once. If not now, we can hook you up in a couple of weeks.

Stock up THIS Thursday on extra's for two weeks worth, as on 5th (the next delivery), we will only have eggs and cheese. Scott & I are taking off to the coast for our 10th anniversary, and Mom will be doing deliveries alone - thanks Mom! ~S

Just a reminder that tomorrow, Wednesday, from 3pm-6pm, Storytree Farm will be having a bit winter squash & pumpkin sale!

An offer from one of our customers: ...have five hens that need a home, free of charge, to be picked up in Vancouver. At least three of them are laying regularly. A picture of these lovely girls below. Email me if you're interested, and I will fwd it to her.

Dee Creek Farm Cheeses, from start to finish - ask about our weekly CSA discount. A plethora of choices this week, all delish!


Original, 4 oz, $5.00 tub
Flavored, 3.5 oz, $5.00 tub. Flavors are: Garlic & Chive, Provence, Dill, Red Peppers (contains sugar)
FETA, Raw & Pasteurized:
Fresh, Pasteurized, block or crumbles, 4 oz, $5.00
Spicy, Fresh, Pasteurized crumbles, 3.5 oz, $5.00
Tapenade Aged, Raw crumbles, 3.5 oz, $5.00
Smoked, Fresh, Pasteurized blocks, 3.5 oz, $5.00
REGULAR CHESTER (young Muenster-style). Pasteurized milk, washed rind cheese. Mild, smooth, soft and creamy. $1.50 per oz. Vacuum sealed wedges. Apprx $6-9
MANCHEVO MOLE (Manchego Fresco-style). Pasteurized milk, rind rubbed with cocoa & (hot!) chipotle. Mild, subtle and fresh PASTE. Rich, semi-firm & creamy. Try with baked potatoes, chopped onion, beans, burritos, tacos, salad. $1.75 per oz. Vacuum sealed wedges. Apprx $4-8
CAPRAPHILLY (Caerphilly-style). $1.50 oz. Vacuum sealed wedges. Apprx $6-10.50
CHELBY CRUMBLES (Colby-style), 3.5 oz, $5.00 tub
CHEVINS (Cabra al Vino style), Vacuum sealed wedges. Soaked in Spirits. Some Raw milk, some pasteurized:
Semi-Dry Cider $2.00 oz. Unpasteurized. Semi-Dry Cider-soaked rind. $8.50-11
Blackberry $1.75 oz. Pasteurized. Blackberry wine-soaked rind. $10-14
Strawberry $1.75 oz. Pasteurized. Blackberry wine-soaked rind. $9.50-13
Riesling $1.75 oz. Pasteurized. Riesling wine-soaked rind. $9.50-13

$5/dozen, ($4.50 per dozen for egg CSA'ers)
$2.50/half-dozen (limited)

We may have extra from other farms this week. Our chickens are fed only natural feeds and lots of pasture - you can find lots of info on our poultry-raising on our website. Be sure to recycle egg cartons that you pick up at our deliveries with us!

Fresh Lamb, (options below)
$7/lb. ground lamb burger
$11.25/lb - Rack of Lamb - they each are 2-3 pounds
$30 - Individual size includes the following:
2 lamb chops, 1 pound of kabob meat (made from the leg), 2 pounds of burger
$65 - Small family size ( 2 to 3 people) includes the following:
4 lamb chops, 1 boneless shoulder roast, 3 lbs burger, 2 shanks
$100 - Large family size includes the following:
6 lamb chops, 1 shoulder roast, 3 lbs burger, 4 lamb steaks, 2 shanks
This is from Reister Farms in Washougal, and includes USDA processing and packaging. Checks for this will need to be made out to them separately, as possible.

Wild & Naturally Preserved Eats,
Mushrooms, Fresh (1/4# bags) -
Shiitake $3.00
Maitake $4.00
White Chanterelle $3.50
Yellow Chanterelle $4.00
Wild Water Cress $3.00 per bag
Wild Chestnuts $4.00 per 1# bag
Frozen Huckleberries $9.00 per pound
Frozen Wild Blackberries $3.50 per pound
Frozen Elderberries $6.00 per pound
From Nature's Choice, a couple-owned business in Vancouver, these wild eats are amazingly well-gathered, fresh, and nutrient-dense!

Multi-Grain Bread, $4.25/loaf
Tomorrow Russell (with Russell's Bread) will be bringing some of his multi-grain bread loaves, fresh and sliced, ready to serve. Since he started mixing and prepping tonight for them to be fresh Thursday, quantities are very limited - so be sure to pre-order if you'd like to try one or two!

Natural Soap, $4/bar
Handcrafted by one of our customers, Kathy, these naturally made bars are made with vegetable and essential oils. They are mild and non-toxic. Many of the 'extra's (oils, dried herbs, etc) come directly from Kathy's garden! Choose one (or more) of the following: Cinnamon Coffee, Clove, or Rosemary.

Laundry Soap Kit - $5/each
The kit will make 3 gallons of liquid laundry soap, made by Kathy. All ingredients & instructions included to make your very own. You just need a pot, a bucket, a wooden spoon, and essential oils if you desire!


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" or CSA-ers! 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)

Here’s a riddle for you: When is a nut not just a nut? When it’s a chestnut. Because of their high starch content (twice that of potatoes), chestnuts have historically been used more as a vegetable than a nut. In some parts of the world they are still used as a potato substitute. This speaks of the chestnut's versatility. Roast them, use them in soups or as an accompaniment to vegetable dishes, puree them, or add them to stuffing. However you use chestnuts, you can be sure that this ancient food, is a good nutritional choice over the holidays. And once you figure out how to penetrate their forbidding hard mahogany exterior, you’ll be well on your way to enjoying a wonderful low fat, high fiber holiday treat.

This and more info (including recipes) can be found by clicki
ng here.

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