Late summer on-farm meals

We were drawn into farming for the food, and do our best to maximize the quality, freshness, and diversity of our meals. Here’s the latest in our series of photo essays documenting some of the on-farm-sourced meals we eat, which we hope serve as inspiration to customers and others interested in the value of local foods.  These photos cover late August through mid-September. As always, ingredients sourced from our farm listed in italics.
At left, enchiladas: fresh-made tortillas, fried potatoes, fresh goat cheese, onions, peppers, roasted pepper sauce, topped with cilantro. At right, skillet greens: baby brassica mix (mustard, arugula, tat soi, mizuna) sauteed with garlic, sweet red peppers, and balsamic vinegar.

 At left, potato pancakes (shredded potatoes, onions, zucchini, egg, flour) & applesauce (organic Missouri apples from Blue Heron Orchard). At right, pseudo-fried rice (organic brown rice, shiitake mushrooms, onions, zucchini, peppers, roasted pepper sauce).

 Similar vegetables, different treatments. At left, vegetable stew: onions, garlic, okra, peppers, tomatoes, zucchini, potatoes, cowpeas, water. At right, curried vegetables: organic coconut milk, onions, sweet peppers, hot peppers, zucchini, okra, potatoes, green beans.
 At left, simple pasta: organic penne, sweet red peppers, onions, garlic, herbs, Goatsbeard aged cheese. At right, one of many pizzas: fresh-made crust with tomatoes, shiitake mushrooms, zucchini, fresh-made goat ricotta, pesto. Other recent pizzas have included potatoes, rosemary, caramelized onions, peppers, herbs, and more.
 Bland colors but great taste. At left, shepherd’s pie: potatoes, fresh sausage (goat, pork, garlic, sage), shittake mushrooms, sweet corn, garlic, herbs, goat cheese. At right, roasted potatoes with rosemary.
Easy skillet meals. At left, quick saute of red onion, sweet & hot peppers, garlic. At right, fried potatoes.
´╗┐Desserts. At left, fruit salad: watermelon, cantaloupe, blackberries, local peaches, local apples. At right, caramel layer cake (including our eggs & goat milk) with local peaches.

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