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Summer 2017 - Week #10

Health Hero Farm Cows Graze on Clover

Featured Producers: Joan Falcao & Bob Fireovid of Health Hero Farm

The story of Health Hero Farm, from Joan and Bob:

"At Health Hero Farm, we breed and raise 100% grass-fed beef. Currently, our animals include British White, White Galloway, and an Angus/Devon cross. Our pastures and hayfields are certified organic, and we are applying for Animal Welfare Approved certification. We use low-stress livestock handling practices, and our cattle are managed organically. However, because we purchase breeding stock, our meat is not certified organic.

Our Managed Intensive Grazing practices mimic how free-roaming herds crossed the landscape hundreds of thousands of years ago – constantly moving to new grass and bunching tightly together from the pressure of predators – the same kind of environment under which grasses and ruminants co-evolved! These completely organic and optimally-beneficial conditions for grasses and animals helps increase…

  • total forage production and forage quality,
  • carbon sequestration (removing greenhouse gas from the Earth's atmosphere)
  • topsoil production, and
  • water retention and filtration,

These practices improve the health of our soils and absolutely minimizes the escape of nutrients into Lake Champlain, which borders our farm. Although we are not required to do so, we utilize government-certified nutrient management practices to ensure that our farm does not pollute adjoining lands, air or waters either today or in the future."

 

 In Our Baskets This Week... 

*Certified Organic  | ** No Spray/Ecologically Grown  |  Meet Our Producers

Vermont Vegetable Package - Single Size

  • Mesclun*  |  Diggers' Mirth Collective Farm, Burlington, VT
  • Kale*  |  Valley Dream Farm, Cambridge, VT
  • Zucchini/Yellow Squash* |  Intervale Community Farm, Burlington, VT and River Berry Farm, Fairfax, VT
  • Green Beans | Shadow Creek Farm*, Fairfax, VT and Lewis Creek Farm**, Starksboro, VT
  • Cherry Tomatoes* |  Burnt Rock Farm, Huntington, VT and River Berry Farm, Fairfax, VT and Rockville Market Farm, Starksboro, VT
  • Garlic* |  Bella Farm, Monkton, VT and Burnt Rock Farm, Huntington, VT

Vermont Vegetable Package

  • Mesclun*  |  Diggers' Mirth Collective Farm, Burlington, VT
  • Kale*  |  Valley Dream Farm, Cambridge, VT
  • Zucchini/Yellow Squash* |  Intervale Community Farm, Burlington, VT and River Berry Farm, Fairfax, VT
  • Green Beans | Shadow Creek Farm*, Fairfax, VT and Lewis Creek Farm**, Starksboro, VT
  • Cherry Tomatoes* |  Burnt Rock Farm, Huntington, VT and River Berry Farm, Fairfax, VT and Rockville Market Farm, Starksboro, VT
  • Garlic* |  Bella Farm, Monkton, VT and Burnt Rock Farm, Huntington, VT
  • Blueberries* Adam's Berry Farm, Charlotte, VT

Omnivore Package

The Omnivore Package includes the Vermont Vegetables above, plus...

  • Ground Salmon  |  Starbird Fish, Burlington, VT
  • Herb Cheese Spread* Hillside Creamery, Milton, VT
  • Cultured Butter |  Ploughgate Creamery, Fayston, VT

Localvore Package

The Localvore Package includes the Omnivore Package & Vermont Vegetables listed above, plus...

  • Bread: Polenta on Tuesday/Thursday; Olive on Wednesday  |  Red Hen Baking Co., Middlesex, VT
  • Pasture Raised Eggs  |  Besteyfield Farm, Charlotte, VT


Bread - Cheddar Cheese - Eggs

Bread: Polenta on Tuesday/Thursday; Olive on Wednesday |  Red Hen Baking Co., Middlesex, VT

Pasture Raised Eggs  |  Besteyfield Farm, Charlotte, VT

Cheddar Cheese  |  Shelburne Farms, Shelburne, VT

MONTHLY SUBSCRIPTIONS

If the items below are part of your subscription, they will be delivered, frozen, in a silver thermal bag, along with your basket.

Grass Fed Ground Beef  |  Health Hero Farm, South Hero, VT and Maple Wind Farm, Huntington, VT

Pasture Raised Whole Chicken  |  Maple Wind Farm, Huntington, VT

Pasture Raised Sausage  |  Sweet Italian and Chorizo  |  Maple Wind Farm, Huntington, VT

Bean Burgers*  |  Black Bean and Maple Chipotle |  Vermont Bean Crafters, Waitsfield, VT

Tortillas & Beans *  |  Heirloom Corn Tortillas and Black Beans All Souls Tortilleria, Warren, VT  and Vermont Bean Crafters, Waitsfield, VT

Wild Alaskan Fish  |  Coho Salmon, Rockfish, and Cod |  Starbird Fish, Burlington, VT

Wild Alaskan Salmon  |  Starbird Fish, Burlington, VT

Recipes & Cooking Tips

Visit our Recipes page to browse all recipes

Eat This First: Mesclun and kale. Kale can be washed, stripped from the stems and frozen for an easy addition to smoothies! Get creative with salads: try different combinations of toppings (like fruit, nuts cheeses, and more) and dressings (like the blueberry balsamic recipe below) to find a new favorite.
 

Localvore and Omnivore Package Recipes

Vermont Vegetable Recipes