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Local Bounty update

| September 5, 2013

With fall just around the order, we are winding down summer vegetable production (although there is still a good bit to be had – especially sweet corn) and moving back to cool crops (salad greens, kale, etc.) and fall decorative items (mums, pumpkins, asters).

Here are several updates from our vendors:

Ashcraft Acres – Elaine Ashcraft
Tomorrow I am restocking my freshly frozen lamb products – directly from Olde Village Meats straight to Local Bounty. It doesn’t get any more farm-fresh than that. The lambs on my farm are Scottish Blackfaces. They are fast-growing, pastured and grain fed on my farm just outside Coshocton. If you’ve never tried lamb or don’t know how to fix it, pick up one of the new recipes I’ll have printed off at Local Bounty.

Hiland Naturals

We know how much you love the skin-on, boneless chicken breasts we have. So, we’re making sure those are restocked for this market week (Friday afternoon for sure)!

Carson House Farm – the Lozowskis

The garden is winding down for the winter, but gourds, squash and pumpkins are coming on. There are still some greens coming along too. Jersey beef remains in good supply. Lamb chops are out right now, but we hope to have more available in the next few weeks. Cut corn stocks for fall decoration will be available later this month. Carson House Farm, as always, naturally grown and raised.

Keene Creek Farm – the Mulletts

Wow. How much pork can we possibly sell in one weekend? I’m pretty sure we set a record last market week. We hope you’re all enjoying your peppered bacon, brats, ham loaf (would love feedback on this new product), sausage, Canadian bacon, etc. Many thanks for your support of our product line. As far as this week goes: Marissa is cleaning out the hoop house to make room to seed some winter greens. Grab bags of basil (sweet and purple) are available for $2 each. Make up pesto, chop it up and put it on pizza, or even fold into an herb butter. A couple bags of dill are also available. Our cage-free brown eggs are in the cooler and of course, our dry mixes are on our shelf unit.

Mullet ApiariesDick & Robin Mullet

Fall is in the air! Our bees are busy on the goldenrod and fall asters, putting away honey to live on during the winter, but we still have plenty of honey available to Local Bounty customers, including the customer favorite, Cinnamon Cream Honey. It’s great on whole wheat toast or English muffins from Local Bounty. Drizzle some regular honey on pork chops for a sweet glaze, or combine a little honey with some plain yogurt, chop up a cucumber in the mix and use as a compliment for lamb chops. As always, we appreciate your business.

Rosemary’s Baked Goods – Rosemary McFarland

Will have pies (pumpkin, chocolate peanut butter, peach, apple, and black raspberry). We will also have a great selection of bars, cookies, fudge, buckeyes, and pecan tarts. Wheat bread, oatmeal and white bread will be on our shelves too. Also, banana nut and Zucchini nut breads. Thanks to all my customers.

Strawberry Hill Farm – The Meyers

We’re enjoying the cooler weather this week on the farm. It gives us renewed energy as we prepare for an open house and a farm tour in the next two weeks! The greens are liking the cooler weather too, though we could use some rain again. We’ll be bringing more arugula to Local Bounty this week, as well as kale, green beans and eggs. Look for our green beans in the cooler

Windy Hill Berry Farm & Vineyard – the Zelones
Last week our blackberries were used on a local wedding cake. Since we were invited to the wedding, we got to sample the cake. It was beautiful, and delicious! We will have pictures on our Facebook page in the next day or two. (In the meantime, Google ‘nude wedding cakes.’) We have picked fresh blackberries for the store today, along with tomatoes (cherry and large sizes), zucchini, rosemary, marjoram, and chives. The hens are staying busy (one even laid a 1/4 lb. egg yesterday!) so we will be bringing plenty of free range eggs and English muffins for your breakfast sandwiches. (Sorry the 1/4 lb. egg wouldn’t fit in a carton.) Chicken joke(s) of the week: What do you get when you cross a chicken with a duck? A bird that lays down! Is chicken soup good for your health? Not if you’re the chicken! (Sorry.)

Young Farms – Ben Young

We are restocking all of our beef cuts/products sometime this weekend – including the ever-so-popular ground beef and steaks.

Thank you all for supporting our local food efforts.

– Local Bounty Vendors

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