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
Without further ado let’s answer the question at hand. Nothing is worse than clicking on one of these articles to find that the question is buried somewhere deep in the text.
The short answer is YES!
Fresh green beans can be frozen without blanching and actually come out better. But there are limitations to what you can do with them after you freeze them. If you have frozen blanched green beans when they thaw back out they can be a little soggy. Freezing them without blanching helps this soggy problem out, but doesn’t completely solve it.
The process is simple enough. Snap the ends of your fresh green beans, give them a wash, dry them off, and then freeze them. We try to spread them out on a cookie sheet after they are dry and freeze them for 30 minutes before putting into freezer bags. This way they don’t stick together and you can take out just a few at a time if you needed to.
The limitations are that they don’t remain the raw crispness of a true fresh green bean. But they do retain more snap than canned beans or your average grocery store freezer aisle beans. We recommend using them in a casserole, soup, or another cooked dish.
We used ours for the classic side dish Green Bean Almondine! (pictured above) Here’s the recipe we followed.
What You’ll Need:
-About 1lb of Green beans
-1 large shallot clove
-1 large garlic clove
-1/2 cup almonds, crushed up a little
-2 T of butter
What You’ll Do:
Thaw out the beans in the fridge overnight. Toss them in a bowl with a dash of olive oil, salt and pepper and place them in a small baking dish. Chop the shallot and garlic and sprinkle over top. Place the almonds in a plastic bag and use a rolling pin to crush them up a bit. Place those on top of the beans. Chop up the 2 T of butter and put on top. In the oven covered for 35 minutes at 350 or until they sizzle and you have a perfect little dish!
If you didn’t save any green beans this year, don’t worry. We’re going to grow lots next year too. This is a great side dish for Thanksgiving dinner as well. If you need a turkey this year, we have some left.
Many articles, blogs, and conversations start with the same thing this year….I can’t believe this year is almost over! It’s been such a tough year!
That is most certainly true. But one thing that didn’t change all that much is the fields. Rain and sun still came and we still had to weed. Now the fall is in full swing. Despite the pandemic, the crops have come in nicely for the fall and we’re excited to share them with you.
As we head into the winter months, Brighton Farmers Market will remain outdoors in the Brighton High School Parking lot into December. For more information please visit https://brightonfarmersmarket.org/
Thank you for reading our statement concerning COVID-19. Your health and safety is crucially important to our business. Please keep in mind that we are here to help in anyway possible. Thank you.
To our customers and Community,
We will continue to serve our customers while respecting the ever-changing recommendations from health authorities. We are confident we will be able to continue to provide the exceptional service you’ve come to expect. At this point we have no interruptions in our production or supply chain.
Please be assured that we are committed to keeping the supply chain open to everyone during these times of COVID-19. We have ample supply of vegetables and eggs that we will make available. At this time the Rochester Public Market will be our primary source of distribution. Farm pickup is an option by appointment only.
If the Rochester Market is forced to close then we will provide a new distribution system. Facebook and Instagram will be the best way to keep in touch. Updates will be made as changes come along.
Although we cannot predict the course of events or their impacts in the future, we are working to educate our employees and taking extra preventative measures. We are maintaining our production environments keeping them as clean and sanitary as possible and keeping close contact with all suppliers to be fully prepared to handle the potential consequences in both the short term and long term.
Rochester Public Market
Union Street, Rochester
Retail Stores with our eggs:
Flour City Bread
New City Cafe (Rochester)
Red Jacket Orchards (Geneva)
Monaco’s Coffee (Geneva)
If you would like to meet us on the farm for a pick up please use our website or social media to arrange a time that benefits us both. Thank you and stay healthy and safe.