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Posted 11/22/2010 6:52pm by Leslie Cooperband or Wes Jarrell.
We realize that many of you weren't able to make it to this past Saturday's Farmers' Markets to purchase your Thanksgiving feast foods, so we're opening our doors (or farm gates, rather) to give you one more opportunity to get some of the finest locally produced artisan cheeses and organic vegetables in Central Illinois. This WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 24TH, FROM 12 NOON TO 5PM, WE WILL HOST AN OPEN-HOUSE AND FARM SALE AT OUR FARM.  Directions to our farm can be found on our website: www.prairiefruits.com under "Interact"
We're partnering with Blue Moon Farm who plans to have the following mouth-watering organic vegetables for sale:
  • salad greens
  • sweet and luscious spinach
  • leeks
  • carrots
  • potatoes
  • turnips
We will have our farmstead honey and the following cheeses for you to purchase:
  • Fresh chevre (plain, herbs de Provence, cracked pepper and heirloom tomato)
  • Angel Food-our gooey goat milk brie-try baking this with dried fruits and nuts, drizzled with some of our honey
  • Little Bloom on the Prairie-always a crowd pleaser on the cheese plate
  • Krotovina--this refined little pyramid with an ash layer through the center is sure to dazzle your thanksgiving guests
  • Red Dawn--with a dusting of smoked paprika on the rind reminiscent of bacon, they will be begging you for more
  • Moonglo-a tangy semi-hard raw goat milk tomme well suited for the cheese plate or for our "potato turnip au gratin" recipe (see last week's email for the recipe or go to our website: www.prairiefruits and view it under "The Experience" then "News")
  • Kaskaskia-a lovely nutty raw sheep milk grating style cheese perfect for finishing your roasted root vegetable medley or in our "potato-turnip au gratin" recipe
If the veggies and the cheeses aren't enough to entice you to visit us on Wednesday afternoon, we will also be offering a sneak preview of our very own goat milk gelato. To keep you warm, we'll be serving hot Curtis Orchard Cider. Of course, you can visit the goats inside the barn. They are keeping warm and dry as  little baby goats grow in their bellies.
We hope to see you here on Wednesday. Happy Thanksgiving!