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9 Vegetables You Can Roast Under a Chicken

9 Vegetables You Can Roast Under a Chicken

I'm going to let you in on the easiest Sunday dinner I can think of. A local pastured chicken, roasted with root vegetables scattered around or underneath. The prep work is minimal, all you really need is salt and pepper, maybe olive oil or butter. This is simple food...

National CSA Sign-up Day!

National CSA Sign-up Day!

The end of February brings bright news - February 28th is National CSA Sign-up Day! Buying a share in late winter is the perfect way to make a meaningful investment in your local food system. Our dedicated crew is headed back to work at the beginning of March and...

Video – Easy Pizza

Video – Easy Pizza

It's true, pizza is a favorite no matter your locale! Join us in the Farm Kitchen with local chef Emma Frisch to learn how to make easy no-knead pizza dough and simple tomato sauce. The only other things you need are all your favorite toppings from your CSA share!...

The Locavore Pizza – with Sausage, Goat Cheese, & Spinach Pesto

The Locavore Pizza – with Sausage, Goat Cheese, & Spinach Pesto

When we teamed up with Emma Frisch for our video "Easy Pizza" we set out to make 2 pizzas - a traditional Margherita Pizza and one with a local twist. Here's our local twist - sausage from CSA+ cooked and crumbled with a local chevre over our spinach pesto. We...

Roasted Butternut Squash with Gochujang

Roasted Butternut Squash with Gochujang

Gochu what? Really, I'm not 100% sure how to pronounce gochujang, but I think it's my new sriracha. I first tried the Korean Chile paste Gochujang in China 7 years ago! Since then my husband and I have been looking forward to recreating Bibimbap in our own kitchen,...

Balsamic Braised Beef Shanks with Cheddar Leek Polenta

Balsamic Braised Beef Shanks with Cheddar Leek Polenta

This meal is easy, comforting, and almost 100% local! We've teamed up with The Piggery in Ithaca to offer you some great recipes for budget cuts in the New Year. We started out with Black-eyed Peas and Ham Hock - don't limit these to New Year's Day. Now we're moving...

Our Top Ten Recipes From 2015

Our Top Ten Recipes From 2015

2015 came to a close and we're back at it in the farm office getting ready for our 18th (!) growing season! Our huge seed order came in and we're putting all the plans in place for another great year. In the farm kitchen we're getting creative with what's left in the...

8 Ways Joining Our CSA Will Help You Eat Healthier in the New Year

8 Ways Joining Our CSA Will Help You Eat Healthier in the New Year

New year, new habits right? After a fun and filling holiday season, most of us are looking for ways to increase vegetables in our diets, find time to hit the gym, and plan an overall healthier year. As you look to the coming year, joining our CSA Farm Share is the...

6 Meals to Make with Leftover Roasted Vegetables

6 Meals to Make with Leftover Roasted Vegetables

Sunday afternoons (or even Saturday) are the perfect time to get ahead for weeknight meals. Last night I made a big batch of braised beef and roasted root vegetables. The root vegetables are great as leftovers on their own, but they can also stretch into a variety of...

Ginger Soy Glazed Squash with Sesame Wasabi Cream

Ginger Soy Glazed Squash with Sesame Wasabi Cream

Sweet Dumpling Squash is less prevalent in our shares than other varieties, but a lovely variety! Somewhere in between acorn and delicata it is versatile and easy to cook. The shape is perfect for stuffing or slice in to wedges and roast. If all else fails, bake it...

Easy Beet Chips

Easy Beet Chips

Do you have an oven and a bag of beets? Well, beet chips are just about 30 minutes away! I have to say in all my years as a CSA member beet chips have always been in the back of my head, but this is the first time I ever made them. These taste exactly like the ones in...

Black Eyed Peas with Sage Roasted Squash & Ham Hock

Black Eyed Peas with Sage Roasted Squash & Ham Hock

There's one thing I always make for the New Year and it's black eyed peas! Black eyed peas are a southern tradition, serve them with greens for good luck.The peas represent coin and greens “add to the wealth”. This year I heard that they should be eaten before noon on...

How to Host a Ramen Party

How to Host a Ramen Party

If you're looking for a fun post-holiday meal loaded with fresh vegetables, how about ramen? Even better, how about ramen made with rich local ramen stock, fresh noodles, pasture raised pork, and fresh, vibrant winter vegetables. This meal is so easy to make, and...

Sriracha Glazed Roasted Root Vegetables

Sriracha Glazed Roasted Root Vegetables

How many pans of roasted root vegetables have you enjoyed already this fall? After a few rounds of Basic Roasted Root Vegetables it's really fun to shake things up! Sriracha seems to be in the spotlight a lot lately, and with good reason. After you make these easy...

All About Turnips

All About Turnips

We grow all kinds of turnips on the farm, they're great cold weather crops.  The 3 varieties grown at Early Morning are, Hakurei Turnips, Pink Turnips, and Purple Top Turnips.  The different varieties of turnips vary in taste, Hakurei Turnips are mild and sweet...

Vegatable Lover’s Gift Guide

Vegatable Lover’s Gift Guide

The ultimate guide for anyone who loves to cook! Y-Shaped Vegetable Peelers Easy to hold and sharp enough for any root vegetable or winter squash. Also perfect for making shaved vegetable salads! Colorful Paring Knvies Fun for kids and adults alike! Mini Cocottes...

December Share Meal Plan

December Share Meal Plan

Butternut Squash Beets Brussels Sprouts Acorn Squash Rutabaga Carrots Celeriac Cabbage Onions Purple Top Turnips How to Chop a Celeriac Easy Ways to Use Celeriac 5 Ways to Saute Cabbage All About Turnips     Flat Roasted Chicken & CSA Vegetables Brussels...

How to Make a Latke Without a Recipe

How to Make a Latke Without a Recipe

One of the easiest recipes to make with leftover CSA veggies is fritters or latkes. If you're looking for some ideas beyond the traditional potato version, look no further! We've grated up most of the veggies on our farm and panfried them into crispy pancakes. Even if...

Oven Baked Rutabaga Fries with Chipotle Aioli

Oven Baked Rutabaga Fries with Chipotle Aioli

Rutabaga, or yellow turnip is a mild tasting root vegetable with a creamy yellow interior. Great for mashing, roasting, and of course oven fries! Peel and slice rutabaga into wedges then toss with minced herbs, garlic, and olive oil. I used rosemary, but thyme, sage,...

Turkey Arborio Rice Soup

Turkey Arborio Rice Soup

Thanksgiving IS my favorite holiday of the year, but what I really look forward to is the leftovers. Turkey burritos, turkey chili, turkey tortilla soup, the list goes on and on. This simple soup gets lots of body from homemade stock and the starchiness of the arborio...

The Best Thanksgiving Leftover Recipes

The Best Thanksgiving Leftover Recipes

Thanksgiving is so centered around food that everyone has their favorites. Turkey, stuffing, and mashed potatoes are classics, but what I really look forward to are the leftovers! My favorite is a turkey brie sandwich with cranberry sauce, usually followed by a hearty...

Mashed Potatoes & Rutabaga

Mashed Potatoes & Rutabaga

A holiday classic and all around comforting food - mashed potatoes! This are simple and rich with a CSA twist - rutabaga. Eating seasonally is fun and refreshing, but sometimes you have to be willing to be flexible. Planning on "mashed root vegetables" is the way to...

Maple Glazed Carrots

Maple Glazed Carrots

Most of our Thanksgiving tables are filled with hearty dishes like mashed potatoes, stuffing, turkey, and desserts. I think it's really important to add a few light vegetable tables to the table to light things up! These glazed carrots are simple, require few...

Vegetarian Mushroom Stuffing with Miso Gravy

Vegetarian Mushroom Stuffing with Miso Gravy

There are so many variations of stuffing, and it's really easy to make a satisfying vegetarian version. I like to keep the stuffing on the side of turkey -  there are differing opinions on this, but from a food safety standpoint the it's much safer to cook the turkey...

Thanksgiving Share Meal Plan

Thanksgiving Share Meal Plan

Butternut Squash Carrots Kale Beets Brussels Sprouts Acorn Squash Leeks Celery Lettuce Potatoes Rutabaga Easy Amazing, Dry Rub Turkey with Pan Gravy Mashed Rutabaga & Potatoes Rye, Sausage, & Kale Stuffing Maple Glazed Carrots Brussels Sprouts & Bacon...

Video – Easy, Gluten Free Pan Gravy

Video – Easy, Gluten Free Pan Gravy

Watch this short video to learn how to make an easy, flavorful au jus style gravy. This is a little different from thicker, roux style gravy, but it yields an herby, flavorful gravy perfect for turkey, potatoes, stuffing and more. The best part is it's free from flour...

The Locavore Thanksgiving Guide

The Locavore Thanksgiving Guide

It's that time of year - the CSA season is ended and our crew is working a "lighter" schedule. We're as busy as ever getting ready for our popular winter share boxes, closing down the farm for the winter, and planning for our 18th growing season! That means one more...

Gingerbread Cake with Butternut Squash & Apple

Gingerbread Cake with Butternut Squash & Apple

Are you looking for an easy flavorful holiday cake? Look no further! This dense, moist gingerbread recipe was sent to us by CSA Member Linda! As soon as she sent it to me it was at the top of my list of things to try - a gingerbread cake with shredded apples and...

Mini Vegetable Pot Pies

Mini Vegetable Pot Pies

Do you want to make a vegetarian at your Thanksgiving table really happy? Make a batch of these mini vegetable pot pies instead of a frozen turkey substitute. In fact, everyone will enjoy these, they can easily be made ahead of time and reheated while the turkey rests...

Braised Kale with Tomato, Blue Cheese, & Pecans

Braised Kale with Tomato, Blue Cheese, & Pecans

This flavorful side is inspired by a local favorite - the greens at popular Ithaca tapas restaurant Just a Taste! Although the menu at Just a Taste rotates, you can usually find these on the menu and I can see why. The restaurant version is a little different than...

Rye, Sausage, & Kale Stuffing

Rye, Sausage, & Kale Stuffing

I have a confession to make, I don't normally love stuffing. (or if you want to get technical, dressing since this made in a pan, not stuffed inside a bird). I have branched out in previous years to cornbread stuffing, which is definitely welcome on my plate at least...

Slow Cooker Beets

Slow Cooker Beets

For fresh salads and honestly, just snacking I love slow cooked beets. They're tender and smooth with a sweet, fresh flavor. I usually make a little foil packet and bake them for over an hour in the oven, but lately I've been on a mission to utilize my slow cooker...

Sushi Burritos with Quick Pickled Ginger

Sushi Burritos with Quick Pickled Ginger

There is a craze that is apparently sweeping the nation, it hasn't yet reached the Fingerlakes (that I know of, please tell me if I'm wrong!), but it's the ultimate mash-up. Sushi burritos! Sushi rice and fixings inside a burrito you can customize to your liking?!...

Caramelized Fennel & Beet Tart

Caramelized Fennel & Beet Tart

Fresh beets have a few natural pairings and fennel is one of the best! The sweet flavor of beets also goes really well with anything creamy or tangy, so with the layer of creme fraiche and sprinkling of feta in this tart we're off to a great start! Creme fraiché is...

Roasted Root Vegetable Beef Stew

Roasted Root Vegetable Beef Stew

Beef stew is a winter classic, and I hadve fond memories of coming home after school to the aroma of stew on the stove. We have a pretty classic version of Beef Bourguignon in our recipe index, but after a few batches the traditional way I decided to shake things up!...

Basic Share Meal Plan Week 23

Basic Share Meal Plan Week 23

Butternut Squash Carrots Kale Beets Celeriac Onions Acorn Squash Brussels Sprouts Easy Tips for Storing Winter Squash How to Have a Stress-free Thanksgiving Week 23 Basic Share Shopping List Pizza. Pre-cook beets. Make or buy pizza dough in advance. Assemble just...

Premium Share Meal Plan Week 23

Premium Share Meal Plan Week 23

Butternut Squash Carrots Kale Beets Celeriac Brussels Sprouts Mizuna Fennel Onions Acorn Squash Easy Tips for Storing Winter Squash 7 Ways to Use Mizuna How to Have a Stress-free Thanksgiving Week 23 Premium Share Shopping List Stew. Braise the beef ahead of time,...

CSA Harvest Forecast – Final Week!

CSA Harvest Forecast – Final Week!

CSA Harvest - Final Week! This week's SUPER AMAZING weather has my mind going in circles about the fact that next week, is indeed the final week of the summer CSA season. I know everyone  that works here at EMF feels so much gratitude, and that I can say on behalf of...

How to Thaw, Prep, and Roast a Turkey

How to Thaw, Prep, and Roast a Turkey

If I had to pick a favorite holiday, it's hands-down Thanksgiving. There's no better way to celebrate the season than with our bounty of local offerings in the Fingerlakes area! On the farm we have so many vegetable ideas and recipes, but we've also cooked a lot of...

Video – How to Have a Stress-free Thanksgiving

Video – How to Have a Stress-free Thanksgiving

Does the thought of planning a big party like Thanksgiving leave you feeling you stressed? excited? ambivalent? Either way a little planning goes a long way and we've teamed up with our pal and local chef extraordinaire, Emma Frisch to bring you 5 tips for a...