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.....


Monday, December 1, 2014

Last Turkey Post

 
I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving!!  The WTF family sure did.
 
One thing I was really looking forward to this year was using the turkey carcass to make stock.  I have been using our chicken backs this year to make stock & I thought the turkey would be fun to try.
 
Last week I got an email newsletter that included a recipe for Next-Day Turkey Soup.  I did some tweaking to the recipe & this is what I came up with:
 
 Turkey Soup
1 leftover turkey carcass
Water
 Sliced carrots
 Chopped onion
Sliced celery
 Garlic, minced
Salt & pepper to taste
Dried Parsley
 
Place carcass & water in stock pot & bring to a boil.  Reduce heat, cover & simmer for 1 1/2 hours.  Remove carcass.


 Remove meat from bones & set aside.
 
 
 Discard bones, then strain broth & skim fat.
 
 
 Add carrots, onion, celery, garlic, salt & pepper & simmer for 30-45 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
 
 
 Add parsley & heat through.




 
The original recipe calls for adding cubed turkey meat but I left some meat on the carcass so there was no need to add extra. 

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

How to Cook a Turkey


HOW TO COOK A TURKEY

Step 1. Buy a turkey

Step 2. Have a glass of wine

Step 3. Stuff turkey

Step 4. Have a glass of wine

Step 5. Put turkey in oven

Step 6. Relax & have a glass of wine

Step 7. Turk the bastey

Step 8. Wine of glass another get

Step 9. Hunt for meat thermometer

Step 10. Glass yourself another pour of wine

Step 11. Bake the wine for 4 hours

Step 12. Take the oven out of the turkey

Step 13. Tet the sable

Step 14. Grab another wottle of bine

Step 15. Turk the carvey!

**Got this from a Facebook post not sure where it originated from but it's funny!!**

Monday, November 24, 2014

Turkey Update- Monday 11/24/2014

There are a few turkeys left!!!!
 
If you are interested in a turkey TEXT Lee at 704.202.9348.

Friday, November 21, 2014

WTF News- November 21st

Happy Friday

 


Remember that we are now on the 9 til noon schedule at BOTH markets

 

After tomorrow we will not be back at the markets for 2 weeks so come stock up.

 

Davidson Farmers Market 9-Noon

Salisbury Farmers Market- 9-Noon

 

TURKEY CUSTOMERS- Don't forget that tomorrow is turkey pick up day at the farmers markets.  
 

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

Friday, November 14, 2014

WTF News- November 14th


Happy Friday

 

 

 

The weather looks COLD so bundle up and come see us at the markets in the morning.  

 

TOO COLD???  Well, how about I tempt you with BACON!!!  We will be restocked on a limited quantity of hickory smoked bacon, smoked chops, smoked jowl bacon, smoked hocks, smoked polish, and maple link sausages.  Stock up for your holiday meals since this will likely be the last of the bacon for the year.

 

Remember that we are now on the 9 til noon schedule at BOTH markets

 

Davidson Farmers Market 9-Noon

Salisbury Farmers Market- 9-Noon

 

 

We still have a FEW  turkeys that are available so if you are interested let me know asap

 

- if you have a size request please tell us and we'll do the best to match you up with what's available

 

- this year we plan to have birds available for pick up at the Davidson and Salisbury farmers markets on the Saturday before Thanksgiving (11/22) - We will have a Charlotte pick up Saturday afternoon

 

- prices are as follows- (these include all taxes )

        large turkey (14.5lbs or more) $95 ea

        Medium turkey (under14.5lbs) $75 ea

     

 

- payment must be made in full - should you be upgraded or down graded in size the balance or refund of $20 will be due/made at pick up.  (credit card payments will include a $3 fee)

 

 

 

 

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

Friday, November 7, 2014

WTF News- November 7, 2014


Happy Friday

 

This year has flown by like no other that I can remember.  Everytime I get caught up on my "to do list" it seems as though I blink and I'm magically 2 months behind again.  It has been that way especially with turkeys this year.  I hope you all will forgive me for being later than normal on getting out the turkey info. 

 

By the way- for those of you interested in turkeys, somewhere around 3pm today is looking especially "fowl".

 

 

The weather looks much better and we will be back at the markets this weekend and remember that we are now on the 9 til noon schedule at BOTH markets

 

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