Mary and John will be in the Frederick area on Thursday, February 19th. Items for sale this week include: eggs, sausage (frozen), sauerkraut, jams, cheeses, and our famous apple chips and fruit rolls. Location: 101 S. Main St. Woodsboro (noon to 6 pm), Frederick (5:30 to 6 pm), Walkersville (6:30 to 7:00 pm).
To request a list of products for this week and/or to place an order contact Farmer John.
Today is National Wear Red day promoting heart health for women.
A good way to promote good heart health is to join a CSA.
Lock Farm CSA applications are now available on our website: www.lockfarm.net.
It is a cold and rainy Saturday here at the Lock Farm. Not a good day to do outside chores. So… this morning I took one of our huge sweet potatoes and made: a sweet potato pie, sweet potato bread and sweet potato fritters.
The fritters are delicious. Here is the easy (and tasty) recipe.
Sweet Potato Fritters
2 cups mashed sweet potatoes
1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon sugar
1 cup of milk
2 egg yolks
1/2 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 egg whites well beaten
oil for frying
Combine liquid ingredients. Beat until smooth.
Combine dry ingredients. Add to mixture.
Fold in the beaten egg whites.
Drop by teaspoon-full into oil at 365º.
Flip when browned on bottom until both sides are brown.
Remove from oil and drain on a paper towel.
Sprinkle with powdered sugar.
Gobble them while they are still warm. YUM!
This vegetable is good fixed in many ways: raw, in salads, cooked, steamed, braised or fried.
Over cooking gives cabbage a strong flavor and odor.
Cooking celery with cabbage will help cut to strong cooking odor.
CABBAGE AND NOODLES Ingredients
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/4 cup butter
4 cups shredded cabbage
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
8 oz noodles, cooked and drained
1/2 cup sour cream
Sauté onion in butter.
Add cabbage; sauté until tender crisp (about 5 minutes)
Sprinkle with slat and pepper.
Stir hot noodles into cabbage.
Add sour cream.
(Taken from The PRACTICAL PRODUCE Cookbook)
We are now accepting applications for the Lock Farm’s FALL HARVEST CSA. Farmer John is now planting broccoli, cabbage, kohlrabi and cauliflower. Squashes, like acorn, butternut, spaghetti and carnival, will also be part of this tasty CSA. Take advantage of the discount offered if your application is received by September 30th.
(Taken from: The American Heritage Cook Book)
The Dutch word for salad, sla, was quickly absorbed into the American language. Concerning cabbage, Amelia Simmons noted: “The …small tight heads, are best for slaw.” Ingredients
1 small head green cabbage 1/2 cup heavy cream or commercial sour cream 2 tablespoons sugar 1 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper 2 tablespoons cider vinegar Directions
Shred cabbage very fine (1 head should make about 1 quart when shredded). Mix cream with all remaining ingredients. Add cabbage and toss gently until coated. Serve immediately.
Both kinds of cabbage are available at the Lock Farm, 822 Ritner Highway, Shippensburgh PA 17257