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Cultivating Meaningful Holidays

Rejuvenate yourself and refresh your holiday traditions. Connect with farmers who grew and made gifts and products to make your holiday feasts and celebrations special. These are full circle gifts. Gifts you give wrapped in stories –stories of local ingredients, talents, your own adventures getting them. And take pride that your purchases are investments in […]

holiday gift ideas

Caramel Pumpkin or Sweet Potato Pie

– adapted by one of our favorite farm cooks, Donna Farley, from Fat Toad Farm’s Recipe Ingredients 15 oz pumpkin, squash or sweet potato puree (see below) 8 oz Fat Toad Farm Caramel – I use Vermont Maple flavour, FTF recommends Salted Bourbon or Original 2 eggs 3 tablespoons dark brown sugar 2 tablespoons molasses 2 tablespoons […]

Slice of Pumpkin/Squash/Sweet Potato Pie

WCAX on Pasture-Raised Lard

Had a great time with Judy Simpson & Joe Carroll from WCAX talking about our pasture-raised pigs and the lard they produce.           Check out the video clip to learn more about this healthy fat and how to use it.                   For more […]

wcax piece on lard

Praise the Lard…

And the pasture-raised pigs that provide it! We have been celebrating lard lately, after making some fresh batches and coming into the season of more time for cooking and baking.  And the bounty of sweet potatoes has one farmer craving a deep fryer so we could make sweet potato fries in our lard. With the prompt […]

lard on wcax with logo

Localvore Oatmeal Cranberry Cookies

Cookies are well-loved in our household…one of the favorite sweets and best served with the other favorite, Strafford Ice Cream.   This is a favorite family recipe, updated for sustainable local eating! Bye, bye Crisco and hello pasture-raised lard from our pigs! That paired with great ingredients like one of the many great Vermont Flours, […]

donna rolling lard pie crust with wcax

Framing Foliage in Farms, Food and Community

Whether you are looking for day trip ideas or a way to experience fall foliage in an off-the-beaten-path way, we invite you to our farms and community. We organized the Floating Bridge Food and Farms Cooperative to make our working landscape more accessible for folks to enjoy. Cooperative members host  farm tours, apple picking and […]

pigs and foliage

Apple Pie Contest

          It is October in Vermont.  Time for foliage and apples..and other goodness too.  We’ve stocked the farmstand with lard for the upcoming pie contest for those bakers out there.  And of course, pie eaters are needed as well! We organized the Floating Bridge Food and Farms Cooperative to make our […]

Pie #3

Root Vegetable Latkes

There are loads of recipes for root veggie latkes, here is just one as a starter from SaraMoulton.com. Rachel Levine did a great piece in Huffington Post and encourages some fun spicing options. Mark Bittman has recipes for ones with potato & beets, but potato and carrot would work super well too, we have even just used […]

Our Turnip Potato Latkes fried in lard...yummm!

Warming Up and Sharing Warmth

Giddy-up, giddy-up… Lets go! Fill up stockings with farmhouse hot sauces and salsa!                           Jenga recommends you make Merry with local Mary Mix! Actually, she was heard saying “best not to overwhelm the heirloom tomato, horseradish and pepper flavor – Virgin Marys are […]

Lard Pig jumping over the moon label