PLOVGH

Plovgh is a cooperative of farmers, growers, and ranchers that sell directly to their customers.

Producer Profile: Stone & Thistle Farm

Location: East Meredith, NY 

Years in operation: 20 years

What’s your story?
Twenty two years ago we bought the farm as a weekend get away and two years later moved to the farm full time. We started farming to feed our family and then eventually we began feeding our community with healthy meats, eggs and goat dairy products. We expanded by adding Kortright Creek Creamery to produce organic goat milk, yogurt. Fable (=farm+table) our on farm restaurant, the bed & breakfast and farm stay was added five years ago as another avenue for feeding and educating our community with and about good food and healthy farming practices. During the summer the farm hosts farm events, workshops and tours.
 
What are your production practices?
The farm is 100% non certified organic. We rotationally graze on over 400 acres of pasture and woodlands. The cattle, goats and sheep are 100% grass fed and the pigs, poultry and rabbits are pasture raised and fed local grains.
23 01/13

McVay Family Popcorn

In the McVay family, Sunday night wouldn’t be complete without an enormous bowl of popcorn. It’s been happening that way for decades. After a day on horseback at the farm or at the end of a Minneapolis weekend, someone (usually Lizzy’s mama, Kita) pulls out the kettle, heats the oil, and drops the first kernel in. Once it pops, you know you’re on your way to goodness. 

When Plovgh returned from Iowa farm visits with a case of Jim Fitkin’s yellow popping corn, Kita tried it out. She now swears by it, as does Lizzy, who thinks it has hints of Iowa prairie, much like her preferred drink, Templeton Rye. Here’s what you can do with the popcorn.

1. Get a bag of Jim Fitkin’s popping corn.

2. Cover the bottom of a saucepan or kettle with a thin layer of the oil of your choice.

3. Turn the stove on high heat.

4. Add a single kernel to the pot and cover.

5. Wait for the kernel to pop to indicate that the oil is sufficiently hot.

6. Cover the bottom of the pot with a single layer of popping corn.

7. Cover and gently shake the pot over the heat for a few minutes or until popping noises have ceased.

8. Transfer the popped corn to a bowl.

9. Add melted butter, olive oil, salt, pepper, rosemary, and cayenne as desired.

13 12/11
Here is what’s available to order this week for pick up at Dekalb Market in Downtown Brooklyn or The New School in the West Village. Let us know what you’d like and we’ll get back to you with your order confirmation.
Pickup Dates:
Dekalb MarketFriday, December 9 or Saturday, December 1011am – 5pm
The New SchoolFriday, December 9 2 – 4pm
This week’s harvest:
Natural Earth Farms - Calverton, NY
Young family farm, certified naturally grown
• Escarole ………………….. $2.00/head
Rottkamp Farms - Glen Head, NY
50 acre, fourth generation family farm
• Beets with greens ………………….. $2.00/bunch• White Cauliflower …………………… $2.00/head• Kale …………………………………… $2.00/bunch• Broccoli ………………………………. $2.00/each• Red Boston Lettuce ………………….. $1.00 each• Cabbage …………………………….. $1.00 each• Collards ………………………………. $1.00/bunch• Leeks …………………………………… $2.00/bunch• Scallions ………………………………. $1.00/bunch• Parsley …………………………….….. $1.00/bunch• Cilantro …………………………….. $1.00/bunch

Plovgh mixed bag……..$12.00/bag
Not sure what to get? We’ll pack a bag with a variety of produce for you to pickup.

Here is what’s available to order this week for pick up at Dekalb Market in Downtown Brooklyn or The New School in the West Village. Let us know what you’d like and we’ll get back to you with your order confirmation.

Pickup Dates:

Dekalb Market
Friday, December 9 or Saturday, December 10
11am – 5pm

The New School
Friday, December 9 
2 – 4pm

This week’s harvest:

Natural Earth Farms - Calverton, NY

Young family farm, certified naturally grown

• Escarole ………………….. $2.00/head

Rottkamp Farms - Glen Head, NY

50 acre, fourth generation family farm

• Beets with greens ………………….. $2.00/bunch
• White Cauliflower …………………… $2.00/head
• Kale …………………………………… $2.00/bunch
• Broccoli ………………………………. $2.00/each
• Red Boston Lettuce ………………….. $1.00 each
• Cabbage …………………………….. $1.00 each
• Collards ………………………………. $1.00/bunch

• Leeks …………………………………… $2.00/bunch
• Scallions ………………………………. $1.00/bunch
• Parsley …………………………….….. $1.00/bunch
• Cilantro …………………………….. $1.00/bunch

Plovgh mixed bag……..$12.00/bag

Not sure what to get? We’ll pack a bag with a variety of produce for you to pickup.


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