Archive for the ‘Seasonal joys’ Category

Recipe Monday: Cream of Spinach Soup

November 17, 2014

It is damp and cold out there today which made me crave soup for lunch, something rich and creamy.  Soup is a staple for us in the winter and I will make two or three different kinds every week.

Gabe (who covered the Beacon Farmer’s Market for us) brought home a gorgeous bunch of spinach from Migliorelli Farms so I thought cream of spinach soup.  I poked around the internet until I found a recipe that suited me and what I had in the fridge and pantry and then adapted it to our needs.  Besides the spinach, I had fresh onions from Bialas Farms and potatoes from our friend Diana who runs John Lupinksi Farms with her husband.  I had made chicken bone broth over the weekend and had a half gallon of that liquid gold.  Instead of cream or milk (since the goats are dry now pending births in January), I substituted some of our Canterbury goat cheese (using soft goat cheese instead of cream is an old chef’s trick).

Dan is now on his THIRD bowl!

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Cream of Spinach Soup

Rich and creamy spinach soup, with fresh spinach, onion, potatoes, chicken broth and goat cheese. Serve hot.

  • Prep time: 15 minutes
  • Cook time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 6 to 8.

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 cups chopped fresh spinach – packed -
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 3 medium potatoes, peeled and quartered (about 1 pound)
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 8 ounces of soft goat cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper

METHOD

1 In a large saucepan over medium heat, sauté onion in butter for 3 minutes or until limp. Add potatoes and chicken broth. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 20 minutes or until the potatoes are tender. Add spinach and cook for 2 to 4 minutes longer until spinach is tender.

2 Working in batches, purée soup mixture in a blender (or use an immersion blender right in pot). Return to saucepan.  Crumble in goat cheese, salt and pepper.  Whisk well (or use your immersion blender to fully incorporate the goat cheese.)

Where t Find Us this Weekend: November 15th and 16th 2014

November 13, 2014

dan making cranberry orange

You can find us at three farmer’s markets this weekend!

We are so excited that two winter markets are debuting this weekend!  The Cornwall Winter Farmer’s Market opens inside Munger Cottage (behind the Cornwall Library) this Saturday from 10 am to 2 pm.  The Ringwood Winter Farmer’s Market opens this Saturday from 10 am to Noon in the Ringwood Park n Ride parking lot (next to the Ringwood Library).  

The Beacon Farmer’s Market continues its weekly Sunday market from 10 am to 3 pm.  At this point, it is still outside on the dock but very soon it will move indoors to the Scenic Hudson River House.  We will keep you posted as we get updated information.

It’s finally November and the cranberry harvest has finished so we are bringing to market this month our last seasonal jam pairing with fresh Cranberry Orange jam paired with our Canterbury soft goat cheese.

We will also have fresh Canterbury goat cheese, Marinated Canterbury, Rosemary Fig Canterbury, Moodna fet in wedges and in crumbles, Sackett Ridge hard cheese and Funny Child ale washed hard goat cheese.

Looking forward to seeing you all!

Eat Local, Buy Local, Grow Local

November 10, 2014

eat local buy local grow local

Why we feed pumpkins to our goats (by Cara Meling)

November 6, 2014

MacKenzie and pumpkins

 

By the end of October there is not much left for the goats to browse on so instead of staying out on pasture, the girls go on daily walks for exercise and to snack on fallen leaves (goat chips!) By this point the girls are about half way through their pregnancy, so we want to supplement their diet with extra nutrients. Pumpkins are full of vitamins and antioxidants and the seeds are packed full of protein and also act as a natural dewormer.
We take all the pumpkins we receive from the community and store them in a cool dry place where they will last for months. Every day we cut up the pumpkins into bite size pieces (did you know that goats don’t have top teeth in the front? Cutting them up into bite size pieces makes it easier for the goats to chew) along with apples we get from a local orchard and feed them to the goats. On top of the nutritional aspects of feeding the goats pumpkins, they also make them happy!

Where To Find Us This Week: November 8th & 9th 2014

November 4, 2014

We have just two things going on this weekend.

Saturday, come by the farm at 348 Angola Road, Cornwall, NY 12518 between noon and 4 pm and drop off your Halloween pumpkin.  We will feed them to the goats and chickens over the winter.  Eli will be available for goat snuggles.  Of course, we will have Edgwick Farm cheese for sale at the same time.

Sunday, Gabe will be at the Beacon Farmer’s Market from 10 am to 3 pm.  We are waiting to hear whether it will be on the dock or inside at the Scenic Hudson River House.  Last week’s market was unfortunately cancelled due to the high winds on the dock but this Sunday’s weather looks good.

Starting this weekend, we will be debuting our last seasonal jam pairing, Cranberry Orange jam paired with our Canterbury soft goat cheese.

We will also have:

  • plain Canterbury soft goat cheese,
  • Marinated Canterbury,
  • Rosemary Fig Canterbury,
  • Lavender Honey Canterbury
  • Moodna hard goat feta,
  • Moodna soft goat feta crumbles
  • Sackett Ridge goat cheddar
  • Funny Child ale washed alpine style goat tomme

Looking forward to seeing you all!

Monday Goat Doodle

November 3, 2014

Happy Monday! Enjoy Cara’s goat doodles of Edgwick Farm. Remember to vote tomorrow!

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Where to Find Us October 29th to November 1st, 2014

October 28, 2014

Thank you

As October comes to a close, our weekly outdoor markets are ending.  We are also wrapping up our October seasonal pairing Pumpkin Spice Canterbury.  We’d like to thank you for all of your support this farmer market season.

Here’s the lineup of this week’s farmer’s markets where you can find Edgwick Farm cheese with times and locations:

Wednesday 10 am to 4 pm: Cornwall Farmer’s Market, Town Hall Park, 183 Main Street, Cornwall, NY 12518 – LAST OUTDOOR MARKET FOR 2014

Friday 10 am to 5 pm: Goshen Farmer’s Market, Village Square/Church Park Goshen NY (intersection of South Church St and Main St) Goshen, New York 10924 – LAST OUTDOOR MARKET FOR 2014

Sunday 11 am to 3 pm: Beacon Farmer’s Market, on the dock behind the train station, 8 Red Flynn Road, Beacon, New York 12508

Edgwick Farm will be bringing to all its markets:

  • plain Canterbury soft goat cheese,
  • Marinated Canterbury,
  • Rosemary Fig Canterbury,
  • Lavender Honey Canterbury,
  • Pumpkin Spice Canterbury,
  • Moodna hard goat feta,
  • Moodna soft goat feta crumbles
  • Sackett Ridge goat cheddar
  • Funny Child ale washed alpine style goat tomme

Looking ahead to November, we start our winter indoor markets in Cornwall and Ringwood on November 15th.  Beacon will continue weekly and an indoor date will be announced soon by the market manager.  We will be at the Bialas Farms holiday market on November 23rd.  On November 24th, 25th, 26th, we will have open farm hours for pick up of cheese for Thanksgiving.

Our seasonal pairing this month is Canterbury soft goat cheese paired with Cranberry Orange jam from Luna Grown.  For Hudson Valley Cider Week, November 14th to 23rd, we will have a special Funny Child washed with Hudson Valley cider and aged five months.  For the holidays, we are also hoping to offer Chocolate goat cheese truffles!

On November 8th from noon to 4 pm, we will have our second annual pumpkin drop off (and cheese sale) at the farm.  On November 29th, we will be participating with 29 other local businesses in the Small Business Saturday Shop Hop of Cornwall/Cornwall on Hudson.

If you want a special order brought to market, e-mail Talitha at edgwickfarm@gmail.com.

Farm Foto Friday October 10, 2014

October 10, 2014

A Friday morning ritual. A series of photographs and brief descriptions that capture the farm at that moment in time.

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Where to Find Us September 10th to September 14th 2014

September 9, 2014

20140909_094929It’s September and the blackberries are ripe which means Edgwick Farm’s fourth seasonal jam pairing is available with fresh Blackberry Jam paired with our Canterbury soft goat cheese!

Here’s the lineup of this week’s farmer’s markets where you can find Edgwick Farm cheese with times and locations:

Wednesday 10 am to 4 pm: Cornwall Farmer’s Market, Town Hall Park, 183 Main Street, Cornwall, NY 12518

Friday 10 am to 5 pm: Goshen Farmer’s Market, Village Square/Church Park Goshen NY (intersection of South Church St and Main St) Goshen, New York 10924

Saturday 9 am to 1 pm: Ringwood Farmer’s Market, Cannici Drive & Skyline Dr. (next to the Ringwood Public Library) Ringwood, New Jersey 07456

Saturday 10 am to 2 pm: Cornwall Farmer’s Market, Town Hall Park, 183 Main Street, Cornwall, NY 12518

Sunday 11 am to 3 pm: Beacon Farmer’s Market, on the dock behind the train station, 8 Red Flynn Road, Beacon, New York 12508

Edgwick Farm will be bringing to all its markets:

  • plain Canterbury soft goat cheese,
  • Marinated Canterbury,
  • Rosemary Fig Canterbury,
  • Moodna hard goat feta,
  • Moodna soft goat feta crumbles
  • Sackett Ridge goat cheddar
  • Funny Child ale washed alpine style goat tomme
  • Ri(goat)ta
  • Lavender infused honey Canterbury
  • Blackberry Canterbury
  • And a limited number of 3 styles of bloomy rinds: Firthcliffe (ash) Aleck Meadow (herbs de provence) and Idlewild (plain).

If you want a special order brought to market, e-mail Talitha at edgwickfarm@gmail.com.

Remember to grab a glass of chocolate goat milk to sip while you are shopping at the market.

Farm Foto Friday August 29, 2014

August 29, 2014

A Friday morning ritual. A series of photographs15049032906_d69dc5ba79_k and brief descriptions that capture the farm at that moment in time.


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