This Week ‘Round The Farm
We moved the chickens… into the jungle 🌴😂.
This one and her corn 🌽.
The pigs don’t seem to mind it, but I am so over the mud.
The mushroom business is thriving 🍄. /s
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Beef is Back in Stock!
We’re happy to say beef is back in stock! Thanks for your patience during our beef drought. At the time of this writing, we’ve been restocked ~ 1 week and filling request / wait list items. Were finally getting caught up so apologies this email is a bit late.
A challenge we’re facing is maintaining inventory on two websites (Ours and Charlottesville City Market To-Go) so bear with us while working out the kinks. Due to COVID, the farmers market is online thus inventory is split between the sites. If you don’t see something on our website, check there as well.
Unfortunately, with just getting caught up on local request, we are unable to ship meat at present. We plan on resuming shipping once our inventory evens out so stay tuned for more on shipping.
Lastly, we’ve just taken in another load of cattle to the processor so hopefully we’ll be able to maintain a better inventory. We’ve also secured a number of dates for next year and signifcantly upped our number of cattle going in. If you need beef, we want to make sure you have a place to get it!
When Life Gives You Tomatoes, Make Marinara!
If you’ve been looking for a great all purpose marinara, look no further! Full of flavor and canning friendly, this super versatile recipe is hard to beat. Bonus: if you’re like me (read; a lazy canner) you can skip peeling the tomatoes and the hand held immersion blender does the work!
12 pounds ripe tomatoes
1/2 cup dehydrated minced onion
6 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 extra virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons sea salt
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary
1 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
1 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon dried rubbed sage
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
(bottled lemon juice if canning)
Chop all tomatoes and combine with all ingredients (minus the lemon juice)
Simmer for 2 hours.
Immersion blender the bejezus out of the sauce while still hot
Ladle into prepped jars (if storing, use sterilized jars and lemon juice added and follow water bath guidelines).
Ball Handbook is a great resource if you’re new or experienced in canning. That’s it! Great for spaghetti sauce, pizza sauce, or for dipping (cheese sticks or veggies). Versatile, healthy, and delicious. Give it a shot and enjoy!
Charlottesville City Market To-Go
Want to pick some Longbottom Farm beef, pork and eggs, as well as other locally produced goodies. This is the place to to it. Charlottesville City Market To-Go is a drive through farmers market where you preorder online, then drive around the market on Saturday to pick up your goods. Here’s how it works.
1. Go to the online site Charlottesville City Market To-Go.
2. Set up an account and choose a time slot.
3. Shop for some Hand-Gathered Eggs among other veggies, meats, pastries, and more (Search feature allows you to look for products or your favorite vendor).
4. Show up Saturday morning at your chosen time, drive through the horse-shoe market where your goods are loaded in your trunk, then you’re on your way.
That’s it. A great way to stock up on some local food and treats while enjoying some fresh air in a safe way. Take your favorite beverage, put on your favorite tunes, and enjoy a Saturday morning drive. Thanks to all those that have come out to support local farms and artisans in our area. Hope to see you there!
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With Our Appreciation,
Jason, Lexi, and Family