With the holiday season fast approaching we wanted to get you what we have in stock as of now. We try and provide these as often as we can to help you plan out your shopping and meals.
Let’s start first with turkey. If you would like to have a fresh turkey for your holiday meal this year, there’s still time! A $20 deposit today will guarantee you a turkey for the holiday and get you as close to the weight you would prefer as possible.
If you’re not feeling turkey don’t forget that we have duck, chicken, and stewing hens, too. The ducks roast whole really well or can be broken down into parts. Here’s a how to video on breaking down one of our whole ducks:
Here’s what veggies you can find at our farm pick up and on our tables at the market:
Yellow cooking Onions
Beets (without greens)
Potatoes – Red, Yukon Gold, White, and Sweets availalbe
2020 is getting closer and closer to a close. Even if this year your holiday party will be smaller than in years past, and no matter what holiday you celebrate this time of year, it will be a great way to usher out one of the strangest years on record.
We would like to thank everyone for their interest in local food. The enthusiasm our shopper have had this year has been awesome, and at time, unbridled! Many people used this year to explore new recipes while they were stuck inside and we were able to learn so much from all of you. Thank you.
As the year comes to a close, we want to let everyone know some menu options available.
Turkey – We have a limited supply of fresh turkey the will be ready for pick up starting 12/19. Follow the link below to put down your $20 deposit to guarantee a fresh turkey for your table. I WANT TO PLACE A DEPOSIT ON A TURKEY.
Duck – They are frozen and will take about 2 days to thaw in the refrigerator. Sizes vary. If there is a specific size you would like us to bring to the market please let us know in advance by calling or messaging us. If we don’t respond we didn’t get your message. Don’t be afraid to message again. We want you to get what you like.
Chicken – We always have a pretty good supply of chickens at the markets with us.
Stewing Hens – Low and slow works best for these. We have posted recipes in the past to use them. No matter what recipe you use, your whole house will smell delicious!
We also have eggs on hand as well, along with lots of winter storage veggies.
This is the perfect opportunity to make a TURDUCKEN!
Not sure what that is? It’s a chicken stuffed into a duck and then stuffed into a turkey. Here’s a video of the legendary John Madden ripping one apart on live national television with his bare hands:
There’s just so much going on right now, at the farm and in the country, that we wanted to make sure you knew all that we had going on at the farm so you can, at the very least, plan what you might have for dinner over the weekend (if nothing else!)
Below is a list with some helpful links for the 7 things we have going on right now that you might want to know about heading into the holidays.
Thanksgiving Turkey Still Available – We have sold out of organically raised turkey but there are still conventional turkeys left, but they are going fast! If you need a turkey for Thanksgiving you can still order here: THANKSGIVING TURKEY
Farm Pre-Order Pickup Wednesdays – From now until 12/23 you can pre-order your groceries and pick them up at the farm on Wednesday nights from 3pm until 6pm. Submit the order form by Tuesday of each week and we’ll be ready for you. IF you’re interested click here: ORDER FORM
The Brighton Market will Continue OUTSIDE – The Brighton Farmers Market will be outside with regular hours from now until Thanksgiving and then have reduced hours but remain outside until Christmas. For more information click here: BRIGHTON FARMERS MARKET
Stewing Hens are Back! – The hens are back and just in time to make soups, stocks, and hearty dishes with them. If you are not familiar with our stewing hens, check out the following for ideas and recipes: CHICKEN STEW, CHICKEN RAGU, CHICKEN TACOS, CHICKEN POT PIE
Our Partnership with Flour City Bread Continues! – Our online pre-order grocery pick up is still ongoing! And, they are offering to cook you Thanksgiving dinner this year too. Check out all the details here: FLOUR CITY BREAD
Christmas Turkeys will be available – We will have turkey for Christmas dinner this year. Details to follow. We have ducks available too!
Rochester Public Market – Here every Saturday as well as a special pre-Thanksgiving pick up day on Wednesday 11/25. We will also bring produce that day as well.
Well that’s a lot! We hope that helps you plan your holiday! See you at the market!
We know what we’re thankful for this year. Do you?
Wow. It was strange to type the word ‘Thanksgiving’ up there. We can’t believe that this year is already coming into holiday season. Once the kids go back to school (well, for some..) it seems like a matter of minutes until you’re opening presents under the tree.
We’ve definitely had a strange year, as so many of us have. We went from the depths of winter thinking about the spring planting season to worrying about our friends and family to worrying about our farm. But the community pulled together and we were able to be a part of that. This year we’re thankful for our strong local community.
Having such a strong focus on local throughout the region allowed us to continue our operation and get food on plates. That’s what it’s about for us. We want to grow good food that people enjoy. We love what we do and we love seeing how the community responds. We’re thankful for our customers and they’re thankful that we can continue to grow food!
Local doesn’t stop for us when summer ends. We’ll have plenty of storage crops and are able to provide lots of veggies far into the winter. We also have eggs, chicken, and duck during the winter too. Keep your eye out for info on the duck! It’s limited!
Right now our focus is turkey. As odd as it feels to be planning for Thanksgiving already, it’s time. Our poults are in the barn and we’ve officially opened up our reserving turkey on our farm store. $20 today gets you a farm fresh turkey on Thanksgiving. We have organic turkey too. Either way, all our turkeys are fresh and local!
It hasn’t gotten consistently chilly at night quite yet but as soon as it does it calls for some comfort food. The most comforting meal that we can possibly think about is Thanksgiving Dinner. Always a great day to spend time with family and of course, over eat. But is Thanksgiving dinner really that unhealthy?
The short answer is unfortunately, yes. It probably is. But it isn’t necessarily what we eat but how much. Plus, really hard to say no to delicious pies even after you’ve already eaten a few helpings. But what about the star of the show? How about turkey?
The question with turkey is always the same; white or dark meat? Which really comes down to whether or not you want to have a slice of turkey breast or leg. You might think that this is because of health, but in reality it’s more about taste, because health wise, there isn’t enough of a difference in calories or fat in the meat to make much of a difference.
Roasted Turkey Breast (Skin-On) Calories: 160; Fat: 6g; Sat Fat: 2g; Unsat Fat: 2.5g; Protein: 24g; Sodium: 55mg
Roasted Turkey Breast (Skinless) Calories: 130; Fat: 2g; Sat Fat: 0.5g; Unsat Fat: 1g; Protein: 26g; Sodium: 85mg
Roasted Turkey Leg (Skin-On) Calories: 180; Fat: 8g; Sat Fat: 2.5g; Unsat Fat: 5g; Protein: 24g; Sodium: 65mg
Roasted Turkey Leg (Skinless) Calories: 140; Fat: 3g; Sat Fat: 1g; Unsat Fat: 1.5g; Protein: 25g; Sodium: 70mg
Where most of the unhealthy-ness of turkey comes from is the skin. So if you’re trying to watch out for fat than skip the skin. That being said its all unsaturated fats. So if you decide that crispy goodness is for you that day, you don’t have to feel guilty about deviating from the diet.
We do have some friends that deep fry their turkey. We’ve tried that too and these is very little room left for doubt that it’s really fantastic. But we don’t have to tell you that it’s not very healthy to eat anything fried. Our turkeys are raised to be very tender and juicy after hitting the oven. Plus we feel like the deep frying process takes away from the taste of the turkey itself, which we think is awesome!
One thing to consider when choosing a bird this year: Read the label. Some store bought turkeys are injected with a sodium solution to improve and retain flavor after freezing. When you buy a turkey from us it never gets frozen. It goes right from farm to table. So if you have someone in the family that might be watching their sodium intake make sure to keep that in mind.
Let’s get back to the original question; is Thanksgiving dinner healthy. The over eating part probably isn’t, but if you are selecting local fresh ingredients to put on your table and the star of the show comes from us, chances are it’s really not that bad for you. As long as after dinner you don’t have eleven pieces of pumpkin pie. Maybe this year just have five.