Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Summer is Here

Hi everyone! the sun is shining (mostly!) and the summer farm season is well underway.  We are busy taking care of the cows and sheep in the pasture, mending fences, chasing chickens, ducks, and our resident goose Bugsy.  Our "where to find us" section is now up to date with our farmers market and store locations.  We have a great selection of lamb and beef cuts ranging from a variety of roasts, steaks, ground meat, and chops!  Also, look for Sage's handmade roving and yarn at one of our many farmers market locations. Hope to see you soon!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Here is a yummy recipe from jamie oliver .com A 4.4 lb roast will work.
local lamb that’s had the appropriate amount of hanging time. I’m going to let the meat speak for itself and not add much to it, just a simple sauce made from all the goodness in the tray. You can make this at any time of year served with any seasonal veg.

Preheat your oven to full whack. Slash the fat side of the lamb all over with a sharp knife. Lay half the sprigs of rosemary and half the garlic cloves on the bottom of a high-sided roasting tray, rub the lamb all over with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Place it in the tray on top of the rosemary and garlic, and put the rest of the rosemary and garlic on top of the lamb. Tightly cover the tray with tinfoil and place in the oven. Turn the oven down immediately to 170°C/325°F/gas 3 and cook for 4 hours – it’s done if you can pull the meat apart easily with two forks.

When the lamb is nearly cooked, put your potatoes, carrots and swede into a large pot of boiling salted water and boil hard for 20 minutes or so until you can slide a knife into the swede easily. Drain and allow to steam dry, then smash them up in the pan with most of the butter. If you prefer a smooth texture, add some cooking water. Spoon into a bowl, cover with tinfoil and keep warm over a pan of simmering water.

Remove the lamb from the oven and place it on a chopping board. Cover it with tinfoil, then a tea towel, and leave it to rest. Put a large pan of salted water on to boil for your greens. Pour away most of the fat from the roasting tray, discarding any bits of rosemary stalk. Put the tray on the hob and mix in the flour. Add the stock, stirring and scraping all the sticky goodness off the bottom of the tray. You won’t need gallons of gravy, just a couple of flavoursome spoonfuls each. Add the capers, turn the heat down and simmer for a few minutes.

Finely chop the mint and add it to the sauce with the red wine vinegar at the last minute then pour into a jug. Add your greens and stalks to the pan of fast-boiling salted water and cook for 4 to 5 minutes to just soften them. Drain and toss with a knob of butter and a pinch of salt and pepper. Place everything in the middle of the table, and shred the lamb in front of your guests. Absolutely delish!

• from Jamie at Home


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for the lamb

• a large bunch of fresh rosemary

• 1 x 2kg shoulder of lamb

• olive oil

• sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

• 1 bulb of garlic, unpeeled, broken into cloves

for the smashed veg

• 750g peeled potatoes, cut into large chunks

• 3 large carrots, peeled and cut into small chunks

• ½ a large swede, peeled and cut into small chunks

• 75g butter

for the sauce

• 1 tablespoon flour

• 500ml good-quality hot chicken or vegetable stock

• 2 heaped tablespoons capers, soaked, drained and chopped

• a large bunch of fresh mint, leaves picked

• 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
Our darling lambs Roger and Quinella joined us at the Lloyd Market on Tuesday to entertain children and adults.  We are not sure if we will make this a regular thing because some potential customers seemed deterred from buying meat due to excessive cuteness.

Friday, August 27, 2010

New market in Manzanita

Longevity has a farmstand on Laneda St. in Manzanita, Oregon; one block above the beach. They are open everyday with fresh picked produce and a selection of our 100% grass-fed beef and lamb.

The stand is outside next to www.longevitymanzanita.com Across the street from:
T spot yarn and chocolate where we sell our wool and hats and scarves we make.www.tspotshop.net Two great "must stop by" places in town.

grass fed meat at restaraunts

There are now two restaurants in Portland that feature our meat:

Vino Paradiso at 417 nw tenth ave.www.vinoparadiso.com

BESAWS at 2301 NW Savier ST. www.besaws.com

Both chefs are very dedicated to featuring local family farmer's food. The food is great and they are easy places to be.