- Market Date: Every Sunday
- Address 1: 2299 South St
- Address 2: Coventry, CT
- Address 3 if necessary: 11am-2pm
- Time: coventryfarmersmarket.com
April 1st, 2013
We have officially reserved our 2 baby goats at Beltane Farm in Lebanon, CT! We went out to meet and spend some time with the little ladies this week, and will be taking them home in May once they are weaned. We plan to breed them this Autumn and be milking them in early 2014, though just for our own consumption (no official milking parlor, approvals by the powers-that-be, etc., at the farm just yet).
Meet Ann & Capella!
January 22nd, 2013
Dear Sweet Acre Farm Patrons,
First of all, Happy New Year! We are very excited about the 2013 season. Sweet Acre Farm will be moving from Storrs, CT to the small town of Hampton, another twenty minutes east of our current location. Thanks to the generosity of our friends at Full Moon Farm, we will be using a beautiful, certified organic, two-acre field complete with twelve-foot deer fence. Along with some extra pastureland, this will mean greater production and flexibility in our operation. Specifically, we have plans for more storage crops to get us all through the winter months, our own laying flock of chickens, and two baby goats which we will plan to breed and milk in 2014. We will continue with our intensive vegetable production, along with our own maple syrup and pasture-raised chicken.
We are writing to let you know SAF is open for business. Our Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) allows you, our customers, to pay forward any amount of money (over $100) that you plan on spending with us over the course of the market season. Sending a check in January or February entitles you to a 10% bonus – for example, $200 would translate to $220 to spend with us at market. We do not pre-package anything, so just come and shop as you would for the things you like. We will keep track of your purchases as a declining balance.
For ease of calculating:
- The CSA balance will be used only for vegetables and flowers, but will not be applied to purchases of Syrup or Chicken.
- The CSA balance will be used exclusively at our market stands at the Hartford West End (Tuesday 4-7), Storrs (Saturday 3-6), and Coventry (Sunday 11-2) Farmer’s Markets.
- There are 22 weeks in the market season (28 in Storrs).
In addition to the financial incentive for you (the customer), your timely investment in the farm also allows us to make the necessary pre-season purchases that ensure a healthy season for everyone: from the smallest members of the farm in the fungal and bacteria community all the way to you and the people you share your food with. As CSA members you will also be invited to come and work with us at the farm. Every month we will have an afternoon gathering when you can see the farm, get your hands dirty, and share a potluck meal with some new friends.
Checks are payable to Sweet Acre Farm at 77 Forest Road, Storrs, CT 06268. We will alert you when we officially move to the Hampton location.
Jonathan and Charlotte
*Share this info with your friends and neighbors!
*CSA Shares make an excellent gift!
September 21st, 2011
- Lettuce Mix
- Spicy Green Mix
- Swiss Chard
- Kale (winterbor (curly), red russian, and lacinato)
- Eggplant (Italian, Japanese)
- Pepper (Sweets and Hots)
- Red Onions
- Winter Squash
- Flower Bunches
Lots more greens coming out of the ground, but for now they are still selling out fast!
August 4th, 2011
A recipe to delight your friends or disgust your enemies. A versatile recipe for the all too often neglected round zucchini.
- 4 small-medium round zucchini
- 1 bunch red long onions chopped (about a cup)
- 2 Tbs chopped garlic
- 2 Tbs peeled/chopped ginger
- 2 Tbs peanut oil (or canola)
- 1/2 tsp tumeric
- 1/2 tsp fenugreek seed
- 1/2 tsp coriander seed
- 1/2 tsp fennel seed
- 1 hot pepper
- 1 cup yesterday’s rice
- salt and pepper to taste
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Chop tops off zucchini and scoop out the inside with a spoon leaving about a 1/4″ of flesh on the skin. Chop scooped zuke. Measure spices and set by stove. Heat a pan on medium high heat. When hot, add the spices and stir for 30 seconds. Add the onion and cook for 5 minutes stirring constantly. Add the garlic and ginger and stir for one more minute. Add the zucchini, coat with the oil and continue cooking for 2 minutes. Add the rice to the pan and mix thoroughly. Cook for another 2 minutes. Scoop mixture carefully into empty zucchini shells until overflowing. Cover with the tops and place in a lightly oiled pan into the oven. Cook for 10 minutes until the shells are cooked but not limp. Let cool and serve.
You can use this recipe as a side dish, or use larger zucchini as a main course. Of course you can substitute any spice mixture you like, or grain for that matter. Try couscous and fresh herbs, or quinoa and spicy fresh peppers. Endless possibilities!
Posted in: Recipes
July 23rd, 2011
Beginning this week, Sweet Acre Farm will now be bringing our fresh-picked vegetables and home-boiled maple syrup to the West End Market twice a week! Tuesdays and Fridays, 4-7pm. We are very excited to see our Hartford customers on a more regular basis. Come stop by the stand to see what’s new this week, or pick up some of your old favorites.
Our eggplant harvest has begun! We will have Italian and Oriental Charm varieties at Storrs market today, and more at Hartford’s West End market on Tuesday.
Our Sun Gold and Washington cherry tomatoes are still holding out on us…..our harvest last night yielded only enough for a couple of hungry farmers. But, don’t worry, the plants are covered in fruit and blushing like a prom date so we should be bringing them to market by Friday at the latest. Man are they sweet!
In other news, our first batch of chickens has been processed and packed into our brand-new freezer. We had no trouble finding each of the delicious birds a home and we will have 50 more for sale in about a month. Let us know if you’d like to try out a heritage chicken raised on fresh pasture and organic grain – I bet you’ve never tasted one like it before.
Hope to see you at market soon, and in the mean time, keep shaking that rain stick!!
June 25th, 2011
On sale this week:
- Bok Choi
- Lettuce (Red & Green Butterhead, Red & Green Leaf Lettuce, Romaine)
- Napa Cabbage
- Swiss Chard
June 16th, 2011
New Vegetables on the block:
Summer Squash, Cauliflower, Kohlrabi, Fennel, Parsley, and Basil!
Old Standbys and recent additions:
Head Lettuce: Green Leaf, Red Leaf, Green Butterhead, Red Butterhead, Romaine
Kale (by the bunch)
Chard (also by the bunch)
And from our micro-boilery…
100% Pure Maple Syrup
And Keep in mind…
3 weeks until chicken is available for pre-order