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Winter Market, "From Russia With Love Farm Dinner and CSA sign-up

Posted 1/19/2017 3:40pm by Leslie Cooperband or Wes Jarrell.

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Winter Market

This coming Saturday, January 28th, we will be attending the Urbana's winter farmers' market "Market in the Square." We hope to be located closer to the south entrance of the mall, but just look for our booth, when you arrive; we should be easy to spot. Although it's winter, we have a great selection of cheeses, gelato and other farm products (sausage, stew meat, eggs, jams, goat milk soaps):

Chevre (has been frozen, so you can either thaw it to use right away or keep it frozen): plain, herbs de Provence, cracked pepper

Raw milk feta: you may not think of feta as a ‘winter’ cheese, but it is perfect to liven up a hearty stew, a bowl of chili or even a winter salad.

Snow Fog: our cow’s milk bloomy rind (“Chaource”) is back. If you're pining for a lovely local bloomy rind, this is it.

Moonglo: our raw milk “tomme” makes a delicious and fancy grilled cheese sandwich

Magia Negra: our raw milk, manchego-style hard goat cheese, is full of flavor-perfect for grating over your favorite winter dishes-casseroles, quesadillas, tacos, whatever you like. This is the last batch until next summer, so get it while it lasts.

Huckleberry Blue: YES! Our first fall batch is finally ready for your eating pleasure. This raw milk blue is dense and creamy and very approachable. 

If you'd like to pre-order your cheese and gelato and have it ready for you to pick up at the market, you can place your orders through CU-Farmers, an online customizable CSA/buying club. We are partnering with Blue Moon Farm this winter.  Get your veggies and cheese online, and they will make you smile all winter!

Winter Farm DinnerFrom Russia with Love”  

Sunday, January 29th, 5:00-8:00 PM  

Put on your faux fur coat and join for us a for a heart-warming winter feast on the farm. Chef-owner of Watson’s Shack and Rail, Mark Hartstein, will be our guest chef for the evening.  He’s crafted a menu that harkens back to my own eastern European ancestor roots. He'll be featuring local foods from Blue Moon Farm, PrairiErth Farm, Seven Sisters Farm and Bane Family Meats (as well as cheeses from us). Vegetarian substitutions are welcome, but we need at least one week’s notice to accommodate vegetarian requests.  


Pickles, bites, cheese vodka!!  
“Herring in a Fur Coat” Festive, layered pickled herring topped with vegetables and sieved eggs  
Borscht, Garlic Buns  
“Pelmeni” Beef and onion dumplings, black garlic broth  
Braised Mutton with greens and preserved peppers  
Pavlova with winter fruit and gelato

 Price is $100 per person and includes spirits, beer and wine pairings with each course.

Proceeds from the dinner sales will be donated to Girls Rock! A rock n’ roll camp for girls in Champaign-Urbana with the goal of creating a culture of positive self-esteem for girls in our community. https://www.facebook.com/GirlsRockCU  Click HERE to make your reservation.

Cheese and Gelato CSA

If you're thinking about spring and the coming season, why not consider signing up for our Cheese and Gelato CSA.  It's a great way to show your support of the farmers who strive to provide you with the highest quality, local food with a face. You also get discounts on our prices and the option to sign up for a "members only" CSA farm to table dinner in the fall.  Our CSA is designed to give you lots of options. Please check it out and give it a try.

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