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Local Bounty Update

| December 6, 2016

Good morning, local foodies!

Christmas is right around the corner, but no worries. Local Bounty has you covered for great local gifts! When you’re in doing your shopping this week, check out our gift area.

Have you tried Hartzler’s eggnog? Oh my, is it delightful! I am taking pre-orders this week. If you are interested, just let me know by calling or stopping in.

This Saturday is a tasting with our newest vendor, Road Hog Willy’s BAR-B-Q SAUCE. Bill will have samples with his two sauces on pork. (Northern Blackberry and Southern Peach) He will be here 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Please stop by!

Thank you for your support!
Have a terrific week!
Don’t forget to check out our website!
www.localbountycoshocton.com

Best thoughts,
Kristie

Keene Creek Farm

We hope your holiday season is off to a fun start. This week we restocked our freezer at Local Bounty with some of our best selling items – peppered bacon, Canadian bacon, ham loaf and butter and garlic marinated pork chops. We also brought down more beer brats (seasoned with hops). They’re delicious. Our bratwurst seasoned brats are fabulous in soups. Since it’s too cold out for grilling, we invested in a grill lodge pan a few years ago. It is used regularly to cook up some brats with veggies – a delicious and quick dinner. Christmas season blessings to you and yours.

 

Keene Creek Farm

 

25673 T.R. 322 Coshocton, OH 43812

740-623-8023 (h) or 740-502-8392 (c)

“Like” our farm on [email protected]

Our Garden

Our Garden has just dug and brought new potatoes mixed within the bag. We have also picked the last of the fall kohlrabi. Kohlrabi is a veggie that grows above ground and is cooked or eaten raw like a turnip.  Our supply of veggies is getting low and some of the last supplies are on Bounty’s shelves now.

Our family is hard at work gearing up for next year by updating the greenhouse heat and putting down compost made from our horse manure that is all natural too (because of the food we feed the horses and other animals). John just came across another reasonably-priced compost machine to replace one that was 22 – 24 years old that passed away this year. She is not a new model but has 18 years of experience in composting and is already hard at work creating compost. She is a grey (white) registered Arabian mare in the center of the collage. Very beautiful and a great personality, she seems to be getting along with the others in an ‘over the fence’ conversation. She will get mixed in with the others in a week or two. We are also planning for more water retention since we hauled more than 30,000 gallons this last year due to lack of rain.

We are also working on our CSA’s and continuing to expand our web site to order veggies. This is your opportunity to give us ideas of what you want to see next year and improve the product we provided to Bounty this past year.

If the greenhouse heat installation goes well this winter, we will have even more greens late winter and early spring along with herbs and some veggie plants for sale.

Thanks for a great season and enjoy finish buying what is available in the next few weeks from Our Garden to cook with your family and create a lifetime of memories.

 

John and Bonnie Snyder

Our Garden

15850 Nashville Road; Danville OH 43014

 

 

Flying Pig Farm
This week, we’re happy to have completed fencing an additional pasture to add to our rotational grazing schedule. We hope to add a couple more cows to the herd. One will come by way of our momma cow. Fingers crossed…it’ll be a first for her and for us. 🙂 The other we hope to purchase soon. Our baby chicks are weathering the cold well and growing like weeds. Soon the older batch will be big enough to let out onto pasture with our layers. The littlest batch has a couple more weeks to go in the safety of their coop. If you haven’t tried our grass-fed beef or pastured non-GMO chicken, now is the time! Follow us on Facebook www.facebook.com/OhioFlyingPigFarm.

 

Strawberry Hill Farm

Our eggs, strawberry jam, and Winterbor kale are being replenished at the store today, and Mary is bringing her first batch of tender, buttery shortbread. This sweet treat makes a great hostess gift or addition to holiday gatherings.

 

Bob’s Pickle Patch/ Verda’s Hens

How long can a chicken live? Well, you can find just about anything on the internet, so I just looked it up. The Guinness Book has a bantam hen named Matilda that lived to be 14 years old. Then there was a farmer in England who claimed to have a 17 year old hen named Victoria who was very grumpy. She had not laid an egg for 13 years, but when he put her in isolation because of her bad mood, she laid two eggs.

We still have three hens that our neighbor gave us in 2011. She didn’t know how old they were then. They may be 10 or 11 years old by now. Pretty sure they are not laying eggs!  Usually a hen will lay eggs until about three years old, then just every once in a while, then nothing at all. However, they can still go broody, sit on some other hen’s eggs and hatch them out.

Why couldn’t the hen find her eggs?

Because she mislaid them.

 

Thanks for shopping at Local Bounty.

The McGraws

 

As always, thanks for your support

The Local Bounty Vendors

 

Local Bounty Coshocton, Inc.
22951 S.R. 83 N. Coshocton, OH 43812
740-622-1400 – We’re also on facebook!

www.localbountycoshocton.com

Store Hours:
Tuesday – Friday 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturdays: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

“Coshocton’s only year-round farmers market.”

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