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Farm News and Holiday Markets

Posted 11/30/2017 5:24pm by Leslie Cooperband or Wes Jarrell.

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Farm News

Things are quiet this week on the farm. The unseasonal warm weather is keeping the pasture green and lush.  The goats are grazing and their milk production is holding steady; very unusual for this time of year.  We're still making cheese (mostly chèvre and Huckleberry Blue). We're gearing up for the holiday season on and off the farm.

  Market News and Farm Happenings

Saturday, December 2nd, we will be attending Urbana’s Market in the Square from 8AM to 1 PM.  In case you miss us at the market, we'll be open at the farm both Saturday and Sunday (1-4 pm each day). 

Here’s the line for Saturday:

  • Fresh chevre: plain, herbs de Provence, cracked pepper
  • Angel Food:  our little “crottin” style bloomy rind; small enough to eat in one sitting; great warmed with a drizzle of honey; perfect for your holiday cheese board.
  • Magia Negra: our nod to a Manchego style cheese, sharp nutty notes with hints of tart berries. Rind is rubbed with an olive oil-black currant & aronia berry paste
  • Moonglo: our raw-milk tomme-style cheese, aged for about 4 months.  Semi-firm texture, fruity and sharp flavor notes.  We’re using it in a sweet potato gratin for our thanksgiving holiday meal.

Gelato Pint Flavors: Buy three pints and get a discount: 

  • Vanilla
  • Chocolate
  • Salted Caramel
  • Masala Chai Tea
  • Fruitti di Bosco (mixed berry)
  • Local Ginger
  • Peaches & Cream
  • Hazelnut
  • Lemon Verbena  

Farm Happenings-The Real Stand

Our farm store is open every weekend through December 17th.  We have cheese, gelato, lots of pickled veggies, jams, meats, sausages, eggs, etc.  

We also encourage you to peruse our holiday farm store, now flush with unique gifts from several local artisans. We have LOTS of new PFFC “merch” to show you too!! Delight Flower Farm is taking reservations for their holiday wreaths, and they’re hosting a few wreath making workshops at the farm as well-mostly in December.

If you missed our goat photo booth after Thanksgiving, no worries. We're hosting another one on Saturday, December 9th. Start a new holiday tradition; take your holiday pictures with our festively dressed goat friends.  Through the holiday season, we continue to offer fresh, hand-rolled doughnuts from Lucky Pierre Bakers In addition to our regular weekend hours, The Real Stand will be open the evenings (5-7 pm) before the Delight Flower Farm Wreath Making Workshops: December 7th and 13th.   

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