Tuesday, January 27, 2015

WTF What we did over the holidays update!

 
I always get asked what we do when the Farmer's Market is on break for the winter.  Well, to start with the Salisbury Farmer's Market ends in December & starts back in April but the Davidson Market runs year around.  So you will find Lee at the market year-round.
 
The farm still has to operate no matter what time of the year it is or what the weather is like outside.  Trust me the pigs did not know it was Christmas Day they just look forward to seeing Farmer Lee riding the Mule to come feed them!
 
Here are a few pictures to capture what WTF did during the holidays.
 
 
Homemade Chicken Stock
I have been making chicken stock for awhile now but normally I'll either freeze it or make a batch to keep in the fridge.  This was the first time I actually canned it.
 
 
 Rosty receives Arrow of Light
Both of our boys are Cub Scouts but our oldest received the highest rank in Cub Scouts the Arrow of Light & will become a Boy Scout next month



New Puppy
Many of you know our Guard Dog Annie.  We decided it was time to get her a puppy to train.  Meet Roo.  Roo is a Kangal/Akbash cross.  She has quickly won our hearts.  Annie is still undecided at this point



Christmas at Great Wolf Lodge
This year my folks gift to our family for Christmas was a trip to Great Wolf Lodge.  The boys had a blast!!




New Pantry
We live in a house that was built 40+years ago & our kitchen storage was lacking.  With the help of a Contractor we were able to build a pantry & then Lee completed the pantry (paint, floor & shelves). I absolutely love my new pantry!! 





So, there you have it a little glimpse into what WTF has been up to the past month.

Friday, January 23, 2015

WTF News- January 23rd


Happy Friday

 

 

We will be back at Davidson Farmers Market tomorrow.  It's going to be cold so dress warm.

 

 

 

Davidson Farmers Market 9-Noon

Salisbury Farmers Market- closed for the winter - but give us a call and come to the farm

 

 

For our Charlotte Peeps- Don't forget that we are keeping some items stocked at Greeneman Farms in the 7th Street Market.  They usually keep a variety of WTF products including our sausages, hotdogs, ham steaks, and chicken.  If they don't keep what you want in stock, we'll be glad to drop off an order for you there so you can pick it up at your convenience.  

 

Don't forget to check out our Wild Turkey Farms Facebook page and "like" us to get the most up to date info.

    

 

We hope that you'll support some of the chefs & businesses that support us & other local farmers.

300 East- Charlotte

Greeneman Farms @ 7th Street Market- Charlotte

Pure Pizza @ 7th St Market - Charlotte

Whiskey Warehouse- Charlotte

Fork- Cornelius

Napa On Providence - Charlotte

The Asbury at The Dunhill Hotel- Charlotte

The Wineshop at Foxcroft- Charlotte

Heirloom- Charlotte

Customshop- Charlotte

Little Spoon- Charlotte

Passion 8 Bistro- Charlotte

 

Thanks for your support, have a great weekend, and we'll see you at the market.

 

Lee, Domisty, Rosty, & Charlie

Wild Turkey Farms LLC

China Grove, NC

WTF News- January 19th


Happy Friday

 

 

Just a reminder that there is no market tomorrow but if this warm weather has you in the mood to grill out, give us a call & come see us at the farm.

 

 

For our Charlotte Peeps- Don't forget that we are keeping some items stocked at Greeneman Farms in the 7th Street Market.  They usually keep a variety of WTF products including our sausages, hotdogs, ham steaks, and chicken.  If they don't keep what you want in stock, we'll be glad to drop off an order for you there so you can pick it up at your convenience.  

 

Don't forget to check out our Wild Turkey Farms Facebook page and "like" us to get the most up to date info.

    

 

We hope that you'll support some of the chefs & businesses that support us & other local farmers.

300 East- Charlotte

Greeneman Farms @ 7th Street Market- Charlotte

Pure Pizza @ 7th St Market - Charlotte

Whiskey Warehouse- Charlotte

Fork- Cornelius

Napa On Providence - Charlotte

The Asbury at The Dunhill Hotel- Charlotte

The Wineshop at Foxcroft- Charlotte

Heirloom- Charlotte

Customshop- Charlotte

Little Spoon- Charlotte

Passion 8 Bistro- Charlotte

 

Thanks for your support, have a great weekend, and we'll see you at the market.

 

Lee, Domisty, Rosty, & Charlie

Wild Turkey Farms LLC

China Grove, NC

WTF News- January 9th


Happy Friday

 

 

Happy New Year!  I hope that all of you are managing to stay warm on these cold days.  We've been in winter mode here lately and trying to catch up on all of the projects like building fence, building shelters, cleaning up, fixing buildings and all that fun stuff that we've put off for quite some time.  

 

We will be back at Davidson Farmers Market tomorrow.  It's going to be cold so dress warm.

 

We're reloaded on beef so now is a great time to stock up.  We also have just a few turkeys (16-20lbs) in the freezer so this is your last chance to get a WTF free range turkey.

 

We should have a few eggs available tomorrow

 

Davidson Farmers Market 9-Noon- (next market will be Jan 10th)

Salisbury Farmers Market- closed for the winter - but give us a call and come to the farm

 

 

For our Charlotte Peeps- Don't forget that we are keeping some items stocked at Greeneman Farms in the 7th Street Market.  They usually keep a variety of WTF products including our sausages, hotdogs, ham steaks, and chicken.  If they don't keep what you want in stock, we'll be glad to drop off an order for you there so you can pick it up at your convenience.  

 

Don't forget to check out our Wild Turkey Farms Facebook page and "like" us to get the most up to date info.

    

 

We hope that you'll support some of the chefs & businesses that support us & other local farmers.

300 East- Charlotte

Greeneman Farms @ 7th Street Market- Charlotte

Pure Pizza @ 7th St Market - Charlotte

Whiskey Warehouse- Charlotte

Fork- Cornelius

Napa On Providence - Charlotte

The Asbury at The Dunhill Hotel- Charlotte

The Wineshop at Foxcroft- Charlotte

Heirloom- Charlotte

Customshop- Charlotte

Little Spoon- Charlotte

Passion 8 Bistro- Charlotte

 

Thanks for your support, have a great weekend, and we'll see you at the market.

 

Lee, Domisty, Rosty, & Charlie

Wild Turkey Farms LLC

China Grove, NC

Monday, December 22, 2014

WTF News- December 19th


Happy Friday

 

 

 

We will be back at both markets tomorrow and it looks as though the rain may have fizzled out - YEAH!  

 

We're reloaded on beef so now is a great time to stock up.  We also have just a few turkeys (16-20lbs) in the freezer so this is your last chance to get a WTF free range turkey for Christmas or just to enjoy before next Thanksgiving.    

 

Unfortunately the short days have sent our hens into molt so still- NO EGGS....  Bummer, but hopefully they'll pick up soon.

 

Davidson Farmers Market 9-Noon- (next market will be Jan 10th)

Salisbury Farmers Market- 9-Noon- (this is the last market til April)

 

 

For our Charlotte Peeps- Don't forget that we are keeping some items stocked at Greeneman Farms in the 7th Street Market.  They usually keep a variety of WTF products including our sausages, hotdogs, ham steaks, and chicken.  If they don't keep what you want in stock, we'll be glad to drop off an order for you there so you can pick it up at your convenience.  

 

Don't forget to check out our Wild Turkey Farms Facebook page and "like" us to get the most up to date info.

    

 

We hope that you'll support some of the chefs & businesses that support us & other local farmers.

300 East- Charlotte

Greeneman Farms @ 7th Street Market- Charlotte

Pure Pizza @ 7th St Market - Charlotte

Whiskey Warehouse- Charlotte

Fork- Cornelius

Napa On Providence - Charlotte

The Asbury at The Dunhill Hotel- Charlotte

The Wineshop at Foxcroft- Charlotte

Heirloom- Charlotte

Customshop- Charlotte

Little Spoon- Charlotte

Passion 8 Bistro- Charlotte

 

Thanks for your support, have a great weekend, and we'll see you at the market.

 

Lee, Domisty, Rosty, & Charlie

Wild Turkey Farms LLC

China Grove, NC

WTF News- December 12th


Happy Friday

 

 

 

We will be back at both markets tomorrow.  We're reloaded on beef so now is a great time to stock up. Unfortunately the short days have sent our hens into molt so we will not have any eggs for a couple of weeks.

 

Davidson Farmers Market 9-Noon

Salisbury Farmers Market- 9-Noon

 

 

For our Charlotte Peeps- Don't forget that we are keeping some items stocked at Greeneman Farms in the 7th Street Market.  They usually keep a variety of WTF products including our sausages, hotdogs, ham steaks, and chicken.  If they don't keep what you want in stock, we'll be glad to drop off an order for you there so you can pick it up at your convenience.  

 

Don't forget to check out our Wild Turkey Farms Facebook page and "like" us to get the most up to date info.

    

 

We hope that you'll support some of the chefs & businesses that support us & other local farmers.

300 East- Charlotte

Greeneman Farms @ 7th Street Market- Charlotte

Pure Pizza @ 7th St Market - Charlotte

Whiskey Warehouse- Charlotte

Fork- Cornelius

Napa On Providence - Charlotte

The Asbury at The Dunhill Hotel- Charlotte

The Wineshop at Foxcroft- Charlotte

Heirloom- Charlotte

Customshop- Charlotte

Little Spoon- Charlotte

Passion 8 Bistro- Charlotte

 

Thanks for your support, have a great weekend, and we'll see you at the market.

 

Lee, Domisty, Rosty, & Charlie

Wild Turkey Farms LLC

China Grove, NC

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Cooking WTF Style- Lamb Meatballs

I have decided to edge out of my comfort zone a little bit.  If you have ever asked me at the Farmer's Market about how I cook lamb or how to cook lamb my normal response is "I let my husband do it!"
 
 
I decided I needed to venture out & actually try to cook some lamb on my own.  I had a customer a few weeks ago who was buying ground lamb to make meatballs so I thought I'll try that.
 
The recipe that I used to help me get started with the meatballs can be found here.
 
I used a pack of ground lamb, mixed in some bread crumbs (leftover baguette from Chef Charles at the Davidson Farmer's Market), 1 egg, beaten, dried parsley, marjoram, salt & pepper.  I combined all the ingredients by hand & put it in the refrigerator for about 20 minutes (not 1 hour like suggested in the recipe).  Next, I rolled into balls.


 
As suggested by the recipe I cooked the meatballs in butter (YES, a whole stick of butter) & added the 1 Tbsp of Olive Oil. 
 
 
And here are my lamb meatballs.
 
 
According to the Farmer Lee.....I did overcook the meatballs just a little bit.  But the lamb shoulder chops that I cooked in all the leftover butter he said those were just right!
 
As luck would have it I got an email newsletter that include a recipe for spicy lamb.  So stay tuned.....