Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Join us for Brookfield Market Day

The fun starts at 2pm with a Farmers’ Market, Buggy Rides, Art show, Face Painting, Book Sale, Silent Auction, cooking classes and live music throughout the afternoon, all at the Old Town Hall in Brookfield Village by the Floating Bridge.  

A BBQ dinner with local chicken and veggies will be available from 5-7pm and an old time square dance starts at 7pm with music by Her Majesty’s Streak O’ Lean.  Join us as we launch Floating Bridge Food and Farms, a collective of local businesses offering farm products and farm vacations.   

Product samples and information from members will be on offer.  We are proud to be founding members, along with Fat Toad Farm, Ariel’s Restaurant, Sweet Retreats, Brookfield Bees, All Together Farm,  Brotherly Farm Organic, Turkey Hill Farm, and more.  More Details Here. Or on our Facebook page—just search Green Mountain Girls Farm.  or Check out Alice Levitt's thoughts from Seven Days

Friday, August 20, 2010

Summer Tomatoes

Fresh from the field
Is there anything better than a fresh, delicious August tomato? Well, perhaps that tomato sliced with some basil, salt and olive oil. Oh, summer eating is at its best right now with luscious vegetables of all types. I try, but do not always succeed, to savor them, taking a moment to just enjoy that taste sensation that only happens this time of year. Hope you all are enjoying fresh tomatoes, they are plentiful here.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Farm Happy Hour

Music, Tastings and Socializing by the Pond

Summer’s bounty is here and it is time to celebrate.
Join us for a Farm Happy Hour
Thursday, August 19th from 5-8pm

Join us this Thursday to celebrate summer at the farm. We will have food samples, including BBQ goat, summer veggies, goat milk custard and more. Live music will be performed by some local talent with a new band. Take this opportunity to check on the growing animals, lounge by the pond and enjoy summer. Our farmstand will also be fully stocked with fresh chicken, eggs, vegetables, milk and frozen pork all for sale.
Questions?? Email us at:
Directions: From I-89, take exit 5 toward Northfield 1 mile, turn left on Loop Road.  Go about 1 mile, the farm is on the left - 923 Loop Road.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

45 pounds of Chard

Megan and lots of chard!
The food processing has begun in earnest!  Megan and Donna persevered despite Liva's repeated deliveries of larger and larger baskets of chard to process.  45..or more pounds later, the winter food security is well on its way.  45 pounds of chard have been harvested, washed, chopped, blanched, dried, packaged and frozen. 

So much more is on the list: Pestos, salsas, dried tomatoes, canned tomatoes, pickled veggies, broccoli, cauliflower..and who knows what else.  All so members can enjoy quality local food this winter, when the delights of fresh tomatoes and harvesting from the field have passed.    It makes August and September busy months.  In addition to the regular farm work there is lots of harvesting and processing. But as the freezers and Canning cupboards start to fill up, it is really satisfying!

Some of the animals love this time of year as well.  The pigs were the beneficiaries of the massive chard processing.  They LOVE chard.  I don't know why, but they do.  So big and small, the pigs were thrilled o get the cuttings and gleanings from the chard.