Garlic Burgers

The hands down favorite burger at Cedar Valley Sustainable Farm is the garlic burger. Sure, we have burger patties and they’re super convenient and quite tasty. Given the choice our boys always choose Jody’s garlic burgers! I’ll start with ingredients: 1lb ground beef6 cloves of garlic (or 1 tablespoon minced garlic)1 egg10 Ritz-style crackers1/4 teaspoon… Continue Reading

Beef Barbacoa

Beef Barbacoa

I tend to cook really simple things, one pot, straightforward recipes (or no recipe). But one of the things I really love about this dish is the depth of flavors. I keep coming back to it (and actually following the recipe) because they are so complex and perfectly balanced. Plus, it’s still only one pot!… Continue Reading

New Year New Audiences

New Year – New Audiences We have a serious case of “Winter Brain” this year.  Beth mentioned it in our January newsletter. It’s an attack of new ideas and inspirations for the farm. A couple of ideas are already coming to fruition. In the coming weeks we will participate in 4 pop-up markets.  The first… Continue Reading

Apple Cider Turkey Brine Recipe

  Apple Cider Turkey Brine Recipe   Print : Originally from All Recipes Recipe type: Brine Ingredients Water approximately 1 gallon – add enough to brine base to cover turkey 2 Cups apple cider 1 Cup Kosher salt ½ Cup brown sugar 1 Tablespoon fresh chopped sage or 1 teaspoon dried sage 1 Tablespoon (3… Continue Reading

Beef Stew

        Print Ingredients ¼ cup all-purpose flour ½ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon pepper 1-2 lbs stew meat or chuck roast, cut into cubes 3 tablespoons butter 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 1 ribs celery cut into 1″ slices 1 onion chopped ½ cup dry red wine 2 medium potatoes scrubbed cut into 1… Continue Reading

Cutting up a Whole Chicken

I often just take the easy route of roasting (or crock-potting) a whole bird and just cutting or pulling the meat off once it’s cooked.  Once in a while though I want to make a recipe that calls for cut up pieces.  Here’s a great resource for learning how to: Cutting Up a Chicken  Melissa… Continue Reading

Italian Sausage Hoagies

 Comfort Food! Italian Sausage Hoagies   This is a family favorite. Using bulk sausage means we can get 5-6 hoagies out of a pound of sausage versus four when we us links.    Italian Sausage Hoagies   Print A quick and easy sandwich. Ingredients 2 T Olive oil 2-3 Yellow onions, sliced 2-3 Sweet peppers… Continue Reading

Turkey Brine Recipe & Tips

So, you’ve gotten your pasture-raised turkey… now what? 24-36 hours ahead of cooking your turkey get it into a brine. Brining is one of the ways to ensure that this will be the best turkey ever! There are a lot of brine recipes, choose one that appeals most to you. Below is a simple brine… Continue Reading

Who’s growing your holiday turkey(s)?

Thanksgiving Turkeys – 2017 Edition Here’s what I said last fall: Every fall at about this time, our CSA members and farmers market customers ask us about holiday turkeys. We HAVE grown turkeys for the holidays in the past, but due to a amount finite brooder space (where to put turkeys when we have a… Continue Reading