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Onondaga Valley Area
This soup is clean, light and combines the flavors of what is currently in season.
- 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling
- 1 medium onion, chopped (about 1 cup)
- 4-8 cloves garlic, chopped
- Sea salt
- Zucchini or Yellow Squash (about 2 pounds), cut into 1-inch pieces
- 4 1/2 cups filtered water
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil, plus more for garnish
- 5-8 large collard leaves, tough ends removed and leaves roughly chopped
- Freshly ground black pepper
- Pinch Ground Ginger
- Heat oil in a large pot over medium heat; cook onion, covered, until soft, 4 to 5 minutes. Add garlic and a pinch of salt, and cook for 3 minutes more. Add squash, and pour in filtered water until it reaches just below the top of the squash.
- Bring to a boil over high heat. Add 2 tablespoons basil. Reduce heat to low, and simmer until squash is just tender, about 5-6 minutes. Stir in greens, and simmer for 3 minutes.
- Let sit for 5 minutes to cool slightly. Stir in remaining 2 tablespoons of basil. Puree soup in batches in a blender until very smooth, adding more water (about 1/2 cup) if it’s too thick. Return to pot, and reheat. Season with salt and pepper. Garnish with dill, black pepper, ginger and a drizzle of oil, and pinch of sea salt.
Welcome to Grindstone Farm
Grindstone Farm provides produce through our Home Delivery Box Program and Farmer’s Markets (scroll down for locations). With over 25 years of rich experience in growing high quality, certified organic fruits and vegetables, Grindstone Farm has become a well-known leader in Central New York.
We grow over 120 varieties of vegetables and fruits. You’ll find everything from A (asparagus and arugula) to Z (zucchini and zinnia). We also serve as a link between you and other farms through which we offer fresh, natural dairy, meat, organic dried fruits, nuts, honey, maple syrup, juices and more.
What’s New At Grindstone Farm
Order deadline is noon on Monday
It’s already October! Wow! Where did September go? That being said, this is a good time to remind everyone that preorders for half and whole pigs will not be available much longer. You have two more weeks to preorder and pay your deposit. If you do not preorder then you will pay a higher price for any that might be available after the fact. You will pay $3.50 hanging weight, plus all processing fees for a half pig and $3.25/lb hanging weight plus all processing fees for a whole pig. Anyone who has already preordered will be getting a form to fill out and return by the end of this month. We are working to have them all processed in November before the onset of the “snow” season! Anyone who does not preorder a half or whole will end up paying $4.00/lb hanging weight plus all processing fees. This can add up. The deposit will be deducted from the total. Remember this year we opted to feed all of our animals certified non gmo feed which cost a little more. We feel it was well worth the cost.
You will soon see turkeys available on the website. They too will be available in different weight categories. This will make it easier for customers to plan their holiday meal cost. We are estimating the fee to be around $4.50 per pound this year, based on cost and comparison to other organically raised, NON GMO fed, free range farms. Most of the farms we looked at are charging upwards of $5.00 plus per pound and require a deposit.
Our final batch of freedom ranger chickens have been processed and are in the freezer. They are available on the website. Some people have questioned the “black” that appears near the opening. This “coloring” on the fat is because the feathers were dark. It is perfectly fine. I was startled when I took mine out to cook it and noticed the discoloration. I then contacted the processor who put my mind at ease by explaining this. I was able to pull that fat off prior to cooking and it was the best tasting chicken I have had in years.
We have added Empire Apples from Knapp Farms this week. Summertime Natural Foods now has 4 varieties of pesto available and we have added several varieties of potatoes fresh from the fields.
This week’s box contents:
Empire Apples, Black Seedless Grapes, Lemons, Green Cabbage, Baby Orange Carrots, Garlic, Lettuce, Green Peppers, Grindstone Potatoes, Spaghetti Squash, Rainbow Cherry Tomatoes and Cilantro.
All the contents of the Healthy Box plus Whole Cranberries, Bartlett Pears, Broccoli, Rainbow Chard, Yellow Onions, Purple Peppers, Summer Squash and Heirloom Tomatoes.
Grindstone Farm Apples, Chard, Collard Greens, Eggplant, Kale, Green Romaine Lettuce, Mizuna, Green Peppers, Adirondack Blue Potatoes, Easter Egg Radishes, Shallots, Butternut Squash, Hakurei Turnips, Heirloom Tomatoes and Cilantro.
Pink Lady Apples, Bananas, Coconut, Whole Cranberries, Black Seedless Grapes, Lemons, Bartlett Pears and Pineapple.
Apple Spice Bread, Empire Apples, Baby Orange Carrots, Eggplant, Red Romaine Lettuce, White Sliced Mushrooms, Red Onions, Parsnips, Mini Mix Peppers, Acorn Squash, Hakurei Turnips, Yams, Eggs, Ground Beef Stew Beef and Salted Pumpkin Seeds.
Thanks for your continued loyalty and support.
To place or modify your order for this week, please click here.
The Grindstone Farm Team
780 County Route 28
Tinker Tavern Road
Pulaski, NY 13142-2471
fax: (315) 298-2119
pho: (315) 298-4139
We at Grindstone Farm know you care about local eating, so we have created this group on Wholeshare to open the door to Regional Access’s wholesale products. This site operates a bit differently than your Grindstone account, in that you can order bulk items, but you can also initiate a “split” of a bulk item so that you are buying only what you can handle.