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The 100 Yard Dinner and Farmers' Markets

Posted 9/25/2009 9:44am by Leslie Cooperband or Wes Jarrell.
The Garden
The Prairie Fruits Farm Herb Garden in a more orderly state this summer

The time has arrived for our 100 Yard Farm Dinner
. We have been tending our vegetable garden all spring and summer and raising our guinea hens to bring you a dinner fabricated from 98% of the food grown right here on our farm. The menu has been posted on our website under "Dinners on the Farm" "Buy Dinners" then click on September 26th "The 100 Yard Dinner."  Although the weather man threatens intermittent rain (which probably means we will be dining inside the barn), we will be giving our guests a complete tour of the vegetable and herb gardens as well as regaling them with guinea fowl tales. If you are coming to the dinner, please bring a raincoat or umbrella for the tour.
Market Offerings
We will be attending three markets this weekend: Urbana, Oak Park and Green City Market. For those you expecting us in Bloomington, I am sorry to say I won't be able to be there this Saturday. I will return there on October 10th.

Here's what we have for sale this week:
RICOTTA is back and is as delicate as ever.  We stuck to our tried and true recipe and it came out really nice. For those of you waiting patiently for ricotta's return, come early to make sure you get as much as you want.
Fresh Chevre--its that time of year when the milk is shifting over to late lactation--higher butterfat. The chevre is creamy and rich.  All four types are available: plain, herbed, cracked black peppercorn and heirloom tomato.
Ewe Bloom
-very nice taste/texture
Roxanne--think butter and grass
Kaskaskia--our latest hard sheep milk cheese--farmhouse style; great substitute for parmesan.

We don't have any Little Bloom on the Prairie or Angel Food this week, but they should be making an appearance next week.
As always, we appreciate your support and patronage. As fall descends on us, we are thankful for all we have here.