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Summer 2017 - Week #5

does leap goats

Featured Producer: Does' Leap Farm, East Fairfield, VT

The goat herd at Does' Leap Farm, owned and operated by George van Vlaanderen and Kristin Doolan, is a mix of Alpines and Alpine-Nubian crosses, which are known for their outgoing nature. They live outside almost year-round, grazing on the pasture grasses and wild vegetation of Vermont, as well as forage crops like kale and turnips grown on the farm. This rich diet makes their certified organic milk high quality and delicious, with delicate flavors that can change with the seasons. A focus on farm sustainability means that two draft horses provide a large portion of the farm labor. The chèvre from Does' Leap in this week's basket is a smooth, creamy cheese, perfect for spreading n crackers or mixing into dips.

 In Our Baskets This Week... 

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

Vermont Vegetable Package - Single Size

  • Lettuce*  |  River Berry Farm, Fairfax, VT
  • Strawberries*  |  Last Resort Farm, Monkton, VT
  • Beets* |  Rockville Market Farm, Starksboro, VT or Shadow Creek Farm, Fairfax, VT
  • Sugar Snap Peas**  |  Lewis Creek Farm, Starksboro, VT
  • Kale*  | River Berry Farm, Fairfax, VT

Vermont Vegetable Package

  • Lettuce*  |  River Berry Farm, Fairfax, VT
  • Strawberries*  |  Last Resort Farm, Monkton, VT
  • Beets* |  Rockville Market Farm, Starksboro, VT or Shadow Creek Farm, Fairfax, VT
  • Sugar Snap Peas**  |  Lewis Creek Farm, Starksboro, VT
  • Kale*  | River Berry Farm, Fairfax, VT
  • Tomatoes*  Jericho Settlers' Farm, Jericho, VT

Omnivore Package

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

  • Halibut | Starbird Fish, Burlington, VT
  • Chive Butter |  Ploughgate Creamery, Fayston, VT
  • Chevre* |  Does' Leap Farm, East Fairfield, VT

Localvore Package

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

  • Bread: Baguette*  |  Red Hen Baking Co., Middlesex, VT
  • Pasture Raised Eggs  |  Besteyfield Farm, Charlotte, VT


Bread - Cheddar Cheese - Eggs

Bread: Baguette* |  Red Hen Baking Co., Middlesex, VT

Pasture Raised Eggs  |  Besteyfield Farm, Charlotte, VT

Cheddar Cheese  |  Shelburne Farms, Shelburne, VT


Recipes & Cooking Tips

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Eat This First: Lettuce and strawberries. A big summer salad with strawberries, pecans, and feta/goat cheese is always a hit!

Storage Tip: Store greens with a paper towel in the bag to absorb excess moisture and prevent rotting, and soak in cold water to refresh if the leaves start to wilt before you're able to use them.

Localvore and Omnivore Package Recipes

Vermont Vegetable Recipes