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Where to Find Us This Weekend

March 13, 2015

You can find Edgwick Farm cheese at two indoor winter farmer’s markets over this weekend:
Saturday: Cold Spring Farmers’ Market 8:30 am to 1:30 pm in St. Mary’s Parish in Cold Spring and
Sunday: Beacon Farmers’ Market 10 am to 3 pm in Scenic Hudson’s River House in Beacon.
We are bringing Canterbury soft goat cheese, Marinated Canterbury, Rosemary Fig Canterbury, Moodna goat feta (wedges and crumbles), Sackett Ridge hard goat cheese and Funny Child (washed with Rushing Duck’s Count Koala) as well as our Bloomy Rinds: Firthcliffe, Aleck Meadow and Idlewild.

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Gratitude

November 27, 2014

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Giving thanks is a mantra we practice all year-long, but it is a sentiment that bears repeating, especially at this time of year.

We are eternally grateful to our families, our land and livestock (especially those milk producing ladies), our staff, our community and the widespread network of cheese lovers here in the Hudson Valley that make our farm possible by eating  and enjoying our goat milk cheeses.

For every piece of cheese that leaves our farm – THANK YOU.

We are grateful to be part of your brunch with friends, your family dinner, that wild cooking experiment, your holiday party, your neighborhood celebration or your midnight snack.  We hope this holiday season brings you closer to the people who love and support you, and that we can make that gathering a little sweeter with something yummy to share from our farm.

Still need cheese for Thanksgiving?

November 24, 2014

Still need cheese for Thanksgiving? We are having open hours on the farm Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 10 am to 4 pm. Look for the sign out front and drive past the house and up to the red creamery building. We will have cheese for sale in the viewing room as well as chocolate chevre truffles.

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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.)

Eat Local, Buy Local, Grow Local

November 10, 2014

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Where to Find Edgwick Farm June 18th to June 22nd 2014

June 18, 2014

We have our monthly New Amsterdam Market this Saturday from 11 am to 5 pm.  This a very special market that you don’t want to miss.  New York City friends, come visit us!

So here’s the line up of 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 (Weather permitting, Eli the Edgwick Farm goat will be visiting the market from 1 pm to 2 pm.)

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

Saturday 11 am to 5 pm: New Amsterdam Market, Old Fulton Fish Market site, 109 South Street, New York, New York 10038

Sunday 9 am to 2 pm: West Point – Town of Highlands Farmer’s Market, Main Street, Municipal Lot across from West Point Visitor’s Center, Highland, NY 10928

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 goat feta (both in wedges and crumbles), Sackett Ridge goat cheddar, Ri (goat)ta and three types of ripe bloomy rinds: Firthcliffe (ash), Aleck Meadow (herbs de provence) and Idlewild (plain). This is the last week for Strawberry Canterbury.  Remember to grab an ice cold chocolate goat milk to sip while you are shopping at the market.

White Nubian drawing

Where to Find Us June 4th to June 8th 2014

June 3, 2014

This week, finally, it is OPENING DAY for the Cornwall Farmer’s Market!  And to celebrate, Eli the Edgwick Farm goat is coming to visit all his friends at market at 1 pm.

Eli kisses

So here’s the line up of 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

We will have our fresh Canterbury goat cheese, Marinated Canterbury, Rosemary Fig Canterbury, Moodna goat feta (2014), Sackett Ridge goat cheddar, our very special whole goat milk Ri(goat)ta as well as a few bloomies: Firthcliffe and Aleck Meadow (Idlewild has sold out).   There are bloomies ripening that should be ready for some of the markets later in the week.  We only have a handful of 2013 crumbled feta and these will likely sell out at Cornwall on Wednesday. The weekend markets will have a special treat because we are picking up freshly made strawberry jam from Luna Grown and we will be assembling the first Canterbury and jam pairing with it.  Yum!  We will keep you posted on Facebook.

Where to Find Us This Weekend: March 15th and 16th

March 11, 2014

It is that time of the month when the forces converge and we have three farmer’s markets and four tours on one weekend.  Hello third weekend in March!

On Saturday, Talitha’s son, Gabe will be at the indoor winter farmer’s Market in Cornwall.  It is held in St. John’s Church at 66 Clinton St, Cornwall, NY 12518 from 11 am to 3 pm.  The market boast 8 to 10 vendors with all sorts of goodies: jam, pies, fresh greens, soap, etc.  and of course, our goat cheese.  The church staff sells soup, scones and coffee that can be consumed at tables at the market.

Also on Saturday, Talitha will be outdoors from 10 am to noon at the Ringwood Farmer’s Market in the Ringwood, NJ Park n Ride next to the Ringwood Library.  This is a once a month treat until late May so come get your cheese!  E-mail special orders to edgwickfarm@gmail.com.

On Sunday, Talitha’s son Daniel will be at the indoor Beacon Winter Farmer’s Market in the Scenic Hudson River House from 11 am to 3 pm.

To all three markets, we will be bringing fresh Canterbury goat cheese, Marinated Canterbury, Rosemary Fig Canterbury, Moodna feta, Sackett Ridge hard cheese and the last very tiny bit of Funny Child, our ale washed goat tomme.  This is it on the Funny Child and it won’t return until June so don’t miss out on this fantastic artisan cheese!

However, as a special, and to give you all something different to do with all this blasted winter weather (i.e.  cook and try out some new recipes), we are selling 4 ounces of crumbled feta for $4.  Check out a recipe list here:

https://edgwickfarm.wordpress.com/2014/03/11/this-weekends-feta-crumble-special-recipe-ideas/

Our upcoming weekend tours are just about fully booked.  Check our Facebook page or e-mail us for availability. Families coming on these tours will get to meet all the growing babies born in January and February!   Cara, our herd manager gives the guided tours and Big Dan will be doing the cheese tastings and milk tastings.  Don’t miss out – the tours end April 30th.  Book yours today!

Have you ever thought about keeping bees?  We are offering a bee boot camp this April with hands on experience with the bees.  Check it out at:

https://edgwickfarm.wordpress.com/2014/03/09/honey-bee-boot-camp-2014/

On a last note, Talitha’s daughter Emma, who lives now in California turns 20 years. Happy birthday Miss Emma!  Edgwick Farm misses you!

This weekend’s feta crumble special: recipe ideas!

March 11, 2014

Enough of this damn winter…can’t garden, so you may as well COOK!

We are having a special this weekend only: 4 ounces of feta crumbles for $4.

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What can you do with feta crumbles?  Be prepared to drool…

Here are some ideas:

Feta Couscous salad: http://www.alouettecheese.com/recipes/salads-and-sandwiches/feta-couscous-salad/

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Roasted Asparagus with Lemon-Feta:  http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/recipe/roasted-asparagus-lemon-feta-crumble

roasted asparagus with lemon feta

Easy Pasta Salad with Feta: http://www.thecookingmom.com/recipe-box/salads/easy-pasta-salad-with-feta-cheese/

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Spinach and Feta Casserole with Brown Rice: http://www.kalynskitchen.com/2011/11/recipe-for-spinach-and-feta-casserole.html

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Apple Quinoa Salad with feta crumbles: http://pumpsandiron.com/2012/09/24/apple-feta-quinoa-salad-with-cranberries-and-walnuts/

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Orzo with scallops, artichokes, feta: http://www.dinner-mom.com/orzo-pasta-with-scallops-artichokes/

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Wheat berry sald with feta:  http://www.thekitchn.com/recipe-wheat-berry-salad-with-78138

wheat berry salad

Farinata topped with roasted fall veggies and crumbled feta: http://www.thefooddocs.com/farinata-topped-with-roasted-fall-vegetables-and-crumbled-feta-cheese/

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Bruschetta with Tzatziki, Sundried Tomatoes, Feta: http://www.twobluelemons.com/2013/04/bruschetta-wtih-tzatziki-sundried.html

Bruschetta with Tzatziki, sundried tomatoes, feta

Pumpkin Gnocchi with Sage Brown Butter & Feta: http://www.reclaimingprovincial.com/2012/10/17/pumpkin-gnocchi-with-sage-brown-butter-feta/

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Are you drooling yet?

We will have our feta crumble special at the farm, for sale at the end of tours, at Cornwall Farmer’s Market, Ringwood Farmer’s Market and Beacon Farmer’s Market.

FAQ – I’m pregnant, is it ok for me to eat your cheeses?

March 3, 2014

Cheese is an excellent source of vitamins, nutrients, calcium, and protein—all things that a pregnant woman needs in her diet. It’s a megafood that feeds growing bodies, inside and outside the womb.

That said, most doctors and midwives recommend that pregnant women avoid eating any raw-milk cheeses because of the risk of listeriosis, a type of food poisoning that is very rare but can be seriously harmful to a fetus. Soft, high- moisture cheeses made from raw milk are particularly off-limits since the offending bacteria, Listeria, and particularly Listeria monocytogenes, will multiply faster in a moist environment.

The high heat of pasteurization kills the bacteria, which is why pasteurized cheeses—soft or hard—are the most prudent option for pregnant women.  All Edgwick Farm cheeses ARE pasteurized.

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) website, “Listeria is a type of bacteria found in soil, water, and sometimes on plants. [It] is all around our environment…most infections in people are from eating contaminated foods.”  We’d like to emphasize that the risk of contracting listeriosis from our cheese is extremely low, thanks to the care that we must take to keep our creamery extremely hygienic.

It’s worth noting that statistically, the food that, carries the greatest risk of listeriosis is not cheese but deli meats. Studies by the Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS) cite deli meats (and uncooked hot dogs) as the most common source of Listeria food poisoning. So go ahead and enjoy Edgwick Farm cheeses.

But we’d watch out for those wieners!

pregnant & goatPhoto by The Farmstead (Don’t you just LOVE this photo by The Farmstead…check out their giveaway here.)


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