I’m catching my breath this morning after a whirlwind of a season, reflecting on God’s goodness!
I was blessed to meet some beautiful new people this season and very much enjoyed getting to know familiar faces even better. A big thank you to all my fellow friendly vendors for your moral support and for all of you patrons for shopping local and supporting our local farmers’ markets!
And a big thank you to God who gave me strength and ability to bake much! He also smiled upon us every Wednesday with wonderful rain-free weather! He also helped my littlest helpers, Albin (3) and Lydia (1.5) be patient and understanding with Momma as she baked.
What will we be doing in the off season?
Expanding our bread line and sales – I hope to start stocking a couple new, local stores with my breads and add some gluten free breads. Follow us on Facebook to stay up-to-date on where you can buy our fresh bread in the “off season”!
Improving our garden and grow potential – Our garden this year was quite disappointing for a number of reasons (breaking new ground, cold, rainy weather, moving mid season, too many other work commitments, etc.). But we are poising ourselves for next year with a greenhouse, improved soil, more drainage and a small garden tractor. We are excited about the potential and praying for yummy berries and veggies for next year!
I’ve been promoting kale since it is one crop of ours that did well in the cooler weather. Here’s one meal our family enjoyed – potato, sausage soup with sauted kale and garlic on top with a side of fresh spelt bread of course 🙂
I recommend using LOCAL spicy Italian sausage from Worth Gold Farm (you can see them at the Watertown Farmers Market on the very end near Rockin’ Robbin).
Use one of our 5 varieties of baby kale in this fresh salad
5oz. Kale (chopped into 1″ thick strips)
1/2 cup crasins
1/2 cup sunflower seeds (or chopped pecans)
1/2 cup bacon crumbs
1/3 cup red onion (finely chopped)
1 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup sugar
2 tbls apple cider vinegar
Salt & pepper
Toss salad in dressing and let chill for 4 hours before serving.
We’ve enjoyed seeing folks at the Watertown and Clayton markets! Planting has been a slow and delayed process this year but little-by-little we will be bringing more and more fresh, organically grown produce from our garden.
Lord willing, next week we will have:
Spinach, kale, radishes, lettuce mix, head lettuce, golden beets, swiss chard & rhubarb
And from our kitchen I hope to bring Spelt Bread, Challah, Sourdough, scones, granola bars and (if time allows…Which it often doesn’t…) GF bread, GF peanut butter balls and chocolate chip brownies.
Hope to see you there!
This year we will be coming to the Watertown Farm and Craft market (Washington St.) Wednesday’s 6:30am-3:00pm AND Clayton Farmer’s Market (in the park) Thursday’s 10am-4pm.
We have a selection of specialty breads, granola bars, peanut butter balls and scones!
This week we have the beginning of our fresh produce as well:
Baby Spinach (that is 10X more flavorful than what you can find in the store)
Baby Kale (4 varieties!)
Rhubarb (2 varieties)
In the future we will be bringing a wide range of produce – everything from mustard greens to cucumbers & tomatoes – EVEN raspberries! We grow what we bring and we take pride in what we grow. So come check us out!
Spelt is an ancient ancestor to wheat with a slight nutty flavor.
While spelt and wheat are related, they are different species (Triticum spelta and Triticum aestivum).
Spelt does contain gluten. However, the gluten in spelt behaves differently than that which is found in wheat. Many who are gluten-sensitive have noticed less sensitivity to spelt bread than regular wheat bread. It is not recommended for those with celiacs or gluten intolerance to consume spelt.
Give our new Spelt Bread a try! Now available at Nolts Country Store!
Check out our new display at Nolt’s Country Store near the checkout counter!
Sourdough Sandwich Loaf
“Nutty First Date” Granola Bars.
These products are delivered FRESH by noon on Monday, Wednesday and Friday!
Special thanks to:
Jeff Zehr for constructing this bread stand for us and
Elaine Nolts for supporting local businesses and promoting great products at her store!
We were able to nab these last night before the frost. We’ve got over 100 lbs of them! So to all you southerners out there (or someone who just likes green tomatoes) give us a call (315-778-6524)! We don’t want them to go to waste!
Starting Today, October 10th, I will be selling my Sourdough Sandwich Loaf at Nolt’s Country Store in Lowville (7189 Route 812). I plan to bake every Monday, Wednesday and Friday morning and have it delivered to the store in the early afternoon.
So come check it out!
Our first year of participating in the Watertown Farm and Craft Market went very well! THANK YOU! We learned a lot and loved getting to know our customers! We will miss seeing you all in the off season!
Over the colder months ahead we plan to rest and continue some baking. My sourdough bread will be for sale at Nolt’s Country Store in Lowville and I can do additional baking upon request!
We hope to add another market to our schedule next summer and are already planning to make more adjustments and increased inventory for next year! If there are any specialty items that you would appreciate us growing or baking we would love to know about it! We would also like to hear what farmers markets in the area you attend.