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Posted 8/27/2015 10:02pm by Leslie Cooperband or Wes Jarrell.

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Farm News

The guinea hens are growing quickly. This year, we decided to set up their moveable pen in the shade outside the front of our house.  They have a carpet of weeds to dine on, along with a nice mixture of non-GMO grains.  Their appetite is voracious, and I’m impressed with the lightning speed at which they lay bare the soil beneath the greenery. Each day, Wes moves their pen to a clean spot. This ordeal involves inserting a hand cart underneath one side of the pen and tugging it along, guineas inside.  It helps to have someone inside the pen to make sure they don’t get underneath the back side and escape. 

Blue, our dog, has taken a fancy to the guineas, and for some strange reason, his herding instincts seem to snap into place when it’s pen moving time. He circles the pen as Wes pulls it forward, ensuring that no guineas make a play for freedom. 

Blue took a shining to these birds on the day I brought them home from Rural King.  When the fluffy keats (guinea chicks) were first moved outside, I noticed them escaping from the pen, only to discover they could slide their tiny bodies underneath the spaces between the pen frame and the uneven ground.  Blue went right to work, rounding them up, even gently placing one or two escapees in his mouth (well, maybe he wanted to bite down, but he could tell from my look that these creatures were forbidden food). 

Like all poultry on a farm, guineas are highly desired by predators of all stripes.  Protecting them from ground-dwelling predators such as weasel and raccoons, involves securing wooden boards along the base of the pen, with nails exposed to impale anyone attempting to enter the pen.  I had heard other farmers complain about air-borne predators, but when we saw a red-tailed hawk alight on the top of their pen one morning, I was a taken aback. The guineas expressed their terror with complete silence and immobility.  The hawk seemed a bit brazen; he reluctantly retreated to a branch above the pen when we opened the front door to snap a photo.  The hawk insisted on early morning visits to torment the fowl for nearly a week. Then one day, perhaps resigned to being thwarted by our well-constructed pen, he disappeared.  The guineas have put on their adult plumage and are beginning to make their adult guinea calls at dusk.  They’re predator free for the time being. 

hawk on guinea pen

 

Farmers’ Markets

We’re attending both Urbana’s Market at the Square and Chicago’s Green City Market.  In addition to our cheese regulars, we have a couple of new items for you. The Juliet tomatoes have been dripping off their vines, and I have been busy drying them. SO, TOMATO CHEVRE IS BACK!!  We also have some lovely jars of feta cubes marinated in extra virgin olive oil and fresh herbs from our garden.  The feta is velvety and delicious. 

feta in olive oil

In addition, we have:

  • Fresh chevre: plain, herbs de Provence, cracked pepper
  • Angel Food-limited quantities, so come early if you want some
  • Little Bloom on the Prairie-very limited quantities this week
  • Black Goat
  • Moonglo
  • Huckleberry Blue

Looking for gelato? We have some GREAT new flavors as well as some of our regular favorites.

gelato flavors

 

Don’t forget to check to sign up for our upcoming Tasting Trail with Sleepy Creek Vineyard and KD Ranch. Tickets are going fast.  Also, we have a few seats left for our Cucurbit Dinner at the end of September. The menu is now posted on our website.  Although our Summer Open House is done for the season, stay tuned for details about fall hours for apple picking too.   


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Posted 8/24/2015 9:18pm by Leslie Cooperband or Wes Jarrell.

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Summer really is drawing to an end, but it's not too late to come out and visit the farm or see us at The Land Connection's Downtown Champaign Farmers' Market.

Tuesday, August 25th, 4-7 PM.  TLC's Farmers' Market. We'll be there with cheese, gelato and hand-made crackers.  The weather should be GORGEOUS so come out and shop.

Wednesday, August 26th: 4-6 PM: LAST Summer Open House of the Season--come visit the farm and see the goats.  Take a selfie with the little white Nigerian Dwarf doeling "Zaya baby" and enter our Facebook contest to win farm goodies.  

Grab a scoop of gelato and walk around the farm.  We won't have U-Pick Peaches (they're pretty much done for the season), but we are gearing up for apple picking in September and maybe even October.  

Buy some cheese: we'll have fresh chevre, bloomies, Moonglo and Huckleberry Blue. 

Get some great summer produce from Tomahnous Farm and Heirloominous Farm.

Pick up some breads or bagels or granola from Stewart's Artisan Breads.

Ask us about pastured eggs and whole chickens from Seven Sisters Farm.

Check out our freezer full of artisan sausages (pork, chicken and yes, goat) by Piedmonte Sausage Co.

Let Laurence the Knife Dude sharpen your knives while you shop and visit the farm.

Don't forget to sign up for our September Tasting Trail on September 13th.


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Posted 8/20/2015 10:28pm by Leslie Cooperband or Wes Jarrell.

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Farm News

As much as last week’s sweltering temperatures and violent thunderstorms had me convinced that summer would linger, today’s unmistakable crispness foreshadows a change of the seasons.  The signs are here:  the clarity of light in the afternoon, the bounty of red tomatoes dropping off their vines, the wafting of buck odors from the north pasture, the intense glow from the waxing moon and evening stars.  

You could argue that this is the best time of year. The earth is rich with the fruits of spring plantings, the peaches are still ripening and sweet, the does’ milk is starting its gradual increase in solids so perfect for cheese making.  That sense of urgency that pervades farm life for most of spring and summer becomes slightly muted as fall approaches. Yet, you know that what follows the serenity of autumn is the frigidity and barrenness of winter.  It takes discipline to just be present in these glorious days of late august.

Farmers’ Markets

We’re back to two farmers’ markets this Saturday, August 22nd: Urbana’s Market at the Square and Chicago’s Green City Market.  Here’s the cheese line up:

  • Fresh chevre: plain, herbs de Provence, cracked pepper (heirloom tomato will be appearing very soon)
  • Angel Food
  • Little Bloom on the Prairie
  • Black Goat
  • Moonglo
  • Huckleberry Blue

It’s still perfect weather for gelato:

  • Vanilla
  • Chocolate
  • Sweet Corn
  • Salted Caramel
  • Peaches & Cream
  • Nectarine Sorbetto

Are some of the flavors we’ll be offering both in pints and single servings

Farm Happenings

School may be starting, but we have lots going on at the farm over the next several weeks:

Third Friday Pop-Up—That’s TOMORROW, FRIDAY, AUGUST 21ST 5:30-7:30—Can you say “Porchetta?”

Last Summer Open House of the Season: Wednesday, August 25th: 4-6 PM (maybe still have U-Pick Peaches too)

Fork in the Road Tasting Trail: September 13th 1:30-5:30 PM

"For the Love of Cucurbits" Farm Dinner: Saturday, September 26th (Tickets are still available)

Stay tuned for details about fall apple picking, classes, tastings and workshops at the farm. 


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Posted 8/18/2015 8:40pm by Leslie Cooperband or Wes Jarrell.

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The carefree days of summer are slowly winding down, but there's still time to visit the farm.  We have one more Wednesday Open House in August next week, BUT NO Open House on Wednesday, September 2nd (we have a private event scheduled for that evening). Depending on interest, we might have a final Open House on Wednesday Sept. 9th, so stay tuned.

This Wednesday's Farm Open House is loaded with seasonal foods that scream "SUMMER."

Plenty of cheese:

chevre, bloomies, Moonglo and Huckleberry Blue

Refreshing gelato and sorbetto by the scoop:

  • Local strawberry
  • Green tea
  • Chocolate
  • Stout Turtle
  • Nectarine Sorbetto

Lots and lots of summer veggies from Tomahnous Farm and Heirloominous Farm.

Breads, bagels, cookies and granola by Stewart's Artisan Breads

Pastured eggs and whole chickens by Seven Sister's Farm

Artisan sausages including our very own goat merguez (North African spiced) sausage by Piemonte Sausage Co.

Knife Sharpening by Laurence the Knife Dude

Come meet the newest arrivals to the farm--Nigerian dwarf twins born last Thursday!

Come out to pick some delicious white peaches (Belle of Georgia variety) too--U-Pick runs from 2-6 PM.  Regular Open House runs from 4-6 PM. 


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Posted 8/13/2015 10:45pm by Leslie Cooperband or Wes Jarrell.

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Farm News

Chino, the orange cat, walked out of a corn field and into our lives 12 years ago.  He appeared on our doorstep not too long after we moved into our house, about a week after I brought home two barn kittens from Wisconsin, Marie and Louie.  Unlike most stray cats I’ve wooed over the years, Chino (his name comes from the masculine version of Puerto Rican speak for “orange” or “china”), took very little coaxing to win him over.  Somehow he sensed he belonged here on this farm, with us. Before long, he was on the couch, in my lap and working his way into my heart. 

He was a great hunter, helping us fight the voles who insisted on eating the roots of our fruit trees.  After a while we noticed that his pupils were always dilated.  I didn’t think much of his lemur-like stare until we started to notice him bumping into things.  This seemed odd for a cat; feline hunters are supposed to have laser sharp vision.  So, I took him to the vet who diagnosed his condition as a congenital degenerative eye disease. Chino was slowly going blind.  Because his loss of sight was gradual, he had time to compensate and build his other senses of touch, hearing and smell.  Even as his condition worsened, he remained a superior hunter to his “partner” in crime with perfect cat vision, Marie.

chino stalking paulie

I like to think that Chino’s dilated pupils were a metaphor for our adventures in farming; eyes wide open to let in all the light, but sometimes unable to focus on the finer details.   At each turn that moved our farm in directions we had never anticipated, the eyes wide open propelled us forward.  Chino was with us for all the twists and turns, frequenting the goat barns to sit atop the hay or catch a mouse, climbing on our backs as we sowed our garden each spring or, more frequently later in life, dozing on the porch on a bale of straw.

chino lounging on straw

He took ill a little less than two weeks ago and died peacefully in my arms early yesterday morning. While we never knew his age exactly, he lived a pretty good long life with us on our farm. We laid him to rest in the shade of the porch corner where he loved to perch and lounge.    True to the cycle of death and life on the farm, Polly (one of our Nigerian Dwarf does who got rebred about 2 months after she kidded in late February—Oops!), kidded with twins early this morning: a dainty little doe less than three pounds and a stocky little buck with a very large head.  I’d like to believe in reincarnation. I’d like to believe that my beloved Chino has come back to us as a sweet little goat. 

Farmers’ Market News and Upcoming Farm Events

We will be attending only ONE farmers’ market this Saturday, August 15th: Urbana’s Market at the Square.  We WON’T be attending Chicago’s Green City Market because of the Chicago Air Show.  We will return to Green City Market on Saturday, August 22nd.  We have some beautiful cheeses for you this week:

  • Fresh chevre: plain, herbs de Provence, cracked pepper
  • Angel Food (limited quantities)
  • Little Bloom on the Prairie
  • Black Goat
  • Moonglo
  • Huckleberry Blue—yes it’s back and it’s creamy and nutty and delicious

You say you want something sweet to cool you down? How about gelato:

  • Vanilla
  • Chocolate
  • Cajeta (goat milk caramel sauce) swirl
  • Lemon Balm
  • Fresh Mint
  • Sweet Corn
  • Lavender
  • Peach sorbetto

We'll have a few bags of our goat milk caramels as well as our additive farmhouse crackers too. We’ll also be bringing some delectable baked goods made with our peaches and black berries (gallettes, pies, cookies). 

There are a number of events coming up at the farm in the next few weeks:

Wednesday Farm Open House: we should have U-pick peaches for our white peach variety, Belle of Georgia, but we’ll let you know for sure early next week.

Weed Dating at Heirloominous Farm on August 20th (for more info, visit The Land Connection’s website)

Third Friday Pop-Up on August 21st, featuring heritage pork “porquetta” sandwiches and a whole bunch of summer sides. The menu should be posted to our website some time this week.

Dinners on the Farm—there are still tickets available to several of the fall dinner dates. Check 'em out!

Fork in the Road Tasting Trail—September 13th with KD Wild Game Ranch and Sleepy Creek Vineyard and Winery.  It's a great way to taste your way across central IL on a Sunday afternoon.


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Posted 8/10/2015 9:01pm by Leslie Cooperband or Wes Jarrell.

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We know many of our patrons can't make it to the Saturday farmers' markets, so this week, we have two mid-week opportunities to get your fix of Prairie Fruits Farm & Creamery products.  

Tuesday August 11th: 4-7 PM: The Land Connection's Downtown Champaign Farmers' Market
We'll have cheese (plenty of fresh chevre, feta, bloomies and raw milk beauties), gelato (pints of vanilla, chocolate, mint, lavender, peaches & cream and peach-raspberry sorbetto for sure) and farmstead crackers. We might even bring some peaches to sell.

Wednesday, August 12th Open House: 4-6 PM (with U-Pick Peaches from 2-6 PM)

Same great cheeses, special gelato flavors by the scoop (check out our Facebook page on Wednesday for the flavors of the week) AND:

Stewart's Artisan Breads: rustic breads, bagels, cookies and granola

Tomahnous Farm: organic veggies, fruits and beautiful flower bouquets

Heirloominous Farm: organic veggies (you can venture out to her plot to see her laying hens and pastured hogs too)

Pastured farm-fresh eggs and frozen whole chickens by Seven Sisters Farm

Sausages (pork, chicken and merguez made with our pasture-raised goat) by Piemonte Sausage.  

Come visit the farm, commune with the goats and meander through the orchard. Summer only lasts so long. 

 


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Posted 8/6/2015 10:48am by Leslie Cooperband or Wes Jarrell.

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Farm News

As farmers, we become used to extremes: birth and death, sickness and health, hot and cold, lush and barren, wet and dry. The farm’s pendulum swings brusquely from one extreme to the other.  We become conditioned to working at the edge; the emotional roller coaster that ensues becomes the “normal” mode of operation. When conditions hover in the middle, we’re often at a loss as to how to react. 

This week, the farm continued to dry out, and notes of mellowness pervaded.  Peach harvest season is in full swing; tomatoes are starting to ripen. We’re at that point in the season where going grocery shopping is only for toilet paper and laundry soap. We’re now at a point of wishing for some rain. 

The good side of dry is our ability to clean out barns and stalls laden with manure and bedding.  We did a lot of clean out this week. We even removed the compost mountain behind the doe barn that the goat girls had become so fond of. After milking, they would fight to climb to the top of the pile and bask in being elevated above their peers.  I know how much the goat kids love to climb; this need is really a core essence of being a goat, and it carries through to adulthood and even old age.  The other great thing about no rain is getting the girls back out to pasture on a daily basis. They won’t go outside when just a few raindrops hit their backs.  Once standing waters receded, we had mowed the pasture to renew its growth. It warms to see them wading out into the sea of green once again. 

 goats on compost pile

The bucks are starting to notice their female friends a little too intensely, so it is time to move them down to the north pasture until breeding season begins in October; don’t want any more fence busting and “unplanned” pregnancies.

Farmers’ Market News

We’ll be attending both Urbana’s Market at the Square and Chicago’s Green City Market.  It is National Farmers’ Market week, so come out and support your farmers. We’re even running a little “campaign” on Facebook and Twitter-so check it out.

NOTE TO GREEN CITY MARKET GOERS: WE WON’T BE ATTENDING THE MARKET ON AUGUST 15TH BECAUSE OF THE AIR SHOW. YOU MIGHT WANT TO STOCK UP ON CHEESE AND GELATO THIS WEEK. WE RETURN ON AUGUST 22ND.

This week we have:

  • Fresh chevre: plain, herbs, cracked pepper
  • Feta: whey-brine aged; tangy and crumbly
  • Little Bloom on the Prairie (young but yummy)
  • Black Goat
  • Angel Food (limited quantities)
  • Moonglo

For gelato, we have:

  • Vanilla
  • Chocolate
  • Espresso
  • Caramel Machiatto
  • (only in singles)
  • Peaches & Cream
  • Salted Caramel Swirl
  • Fresh Mint
  • Thai Basil
  • Lavender
  • Peach-Raspberry Sorbetto

Don’t forget to pick up some our irresistible crackers and salted goat-milk caramels (Urbana only for the caramels). Don’t forget to check out the latest happenings at the farm through our website and our Facebook page. 


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Posted 8/4/2015 10:09pm by Leslie Cooperband or Wes Jarrell.

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We will be open for U-Pick peaches tomorrow (Wednesday) afternoon from 2-6PM. This will be the only day this week for U-Pick as the peaches aren't ripening as fast as they were earlier. We have all the tools you need for picking.  We will also be selling firsts and seconds for those who don't want to pick during our Wednesday Farm Open House. 

Our Open House runs from 4-6 PM. We've got cheese:

  • Fresh chevre
  • Feta
  • Black Goat 
  • Angel Food
  • Little Bloom on the Prairie
  • Moonglo 
  • Huckleberry Blue

We even have a few bags of crackers to go with the cheese. 

We've got gelato by the scoop and pints too-check out our Facebook page tomorrow for the special flavors this week.  You can also see our special campaign in celebration of National Farmers' Market Month.  

We'll also be selling pastured eggs and chicken from Seven Sisters Garden and sausages from Piemonte Sausage.  We have the first batches of Merguez goat sausage (that's a north african spice blend) made with our very own goat meat. 

The usual "suspects" will be here too:

Tomahnous Farm with summer veggies and gorgeous summer flower bouquets

Heirloominous Farm will have summer veggies too.

Stewart's Artisan Breads will have rustic breads, bagels, cookies and granola.

Laurence. the Knife Dude. will be available to sharpen your knives while you shop and visit the farm.  


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Posted 7/30/2015 10:12pm by Leslie Cooperband or Wes Jarrell.

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Cheese as Art

Late last fall, we received a curious inquiry. A gentleman name Mike Geno was undertaking a “Cheese Map Project,” painting cheeses from every state in the nation.  He wanted to paint a portrait of our Huckleberry Blue to represent the state of Illinois.  Here was his proposition: send him a wheel of our cheese and he would send us a print of the painting.  So, we scanned the shelves in our aging room for a particularly beautiful wheel of Huckleberry—cloaked in apple-brandy soaked sycamore leaves, tied up in twine like a lovely parcel of raw milk rusticity. We sent it off proudly, not really knowing when or if we would ever see its rendition in paint. 

Imagine my surprise today, when a flat package arrived in the mail from a Mike Geno. It had been so long since we sent him the cheese wheel that I didn’t recognize his name or associate it with the package contents.  After slicing the tape to reveal the contents, I was amazed to see Huckleberry Blue’s likeness on canvas.  The artist captured the essence of the cheese so well, I could almost smell it. Want to see more of the Cheese Map Project? Check out his work on Instagram.

Huckleberry Blue painting

Farmers’ Markets—Cheese, Crackers, Gelato AND Peaches

We’re attending both Urbana’s Market at the Square and Chicago’s Green City Market on Saturday.  The secret password into the world of delicious cheese is “bloomy rind.” Ask for Little Bloom on the Prairie, in particular, and we’ll give you a recipe for how to enjoy this cheese with our scrumptious peaches.   

We also have:

  • Fresh chevre: plain, herbs de Provence, cracked pepper
  • Fresh ricotta: this is probably the last batch of the summer, so get it while it lasts
  • Feta Little Bloom on the Prairie: still on sale this week, still more brie like in its gooey deliciousness
  • Angel Food
  • Black Goat: the Geo rind is particularly lovely on this batch
  • Moonglo
  • Huckleberry Blue

Peaches are everywhere on the farm these days, and they’ve made their way into gelato. Flavors this week include:

  • Peaches & Cream (singles only)
  • Lavender (made with fresh lavender buds from Sharps Crossing Lavender Farm in Urbana, IL)
  • Fresh Mint
  • Salted Caramel Swirl
  • Thai Basil
  • Lemon Chevre
  • Vanilla
  • Chocolate
  • Frozen Yogurt with Lemon Zest (made with our goat milk yogurt)
  • Plum Sorbetto
  • Sangria Sorbetto

Speaking of peaches, our U-pick this week has been so successful that we have to cancel tomorrow (Friday)’s U-pick. However, we’ll be bringing first and seconds peaches to the Urbana market—Dani will be at Heirloominous Farm’s tent again at the north end of aisle 3 (just ask us at our tent and we’ll point you in the right direction).  She will also have some amazing baked goods made with our peaches:

  • Savory and sweet peach gallettes
  • Peach pie
  • Peach jam bars
  • Thumb print cookies with peach jam and blackberries  

Farm Happenings

The tickets for fall dinner dates go on sale on Saturday August 1st at 12 noon.  If you’re not familiar with our ticket sales platform, “ShowClix,” I recommend you go on the website tomorrow and click through some of the dinner dates. 

We also have a couple of seats that just recently opened up for our dinner on August 8th with guest chef Niall Campbell of Firefly Grill as well as seats to our Cucurbit Dinner with The Great Pumpkin Patch. Stay tuned for future events in August and September including “Third Friday Pop-Ups” and our fall tasting trail with Sleepy Creek Vineyard and KD Game Ranch.   


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Posted 7/27/2015 8:31pm by Leslie Cooperband or Wes Jarrell.

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We now have the summer we've been asking for--full throttle heat and humidity and no rain for over a week.  The weather is perfect for a cool salad with cheese AND some peach cobbler with gelato for dessert.  Prairie Fruits Farm & Creamery can make all that happen for you this week. 
First, Tuesday, July 28th from 4-7PM, we'll be attending The Land Connection's Downtown Champaign Farmers' Market.  We've got cheese:

  • Fresh chevre
  • Feta
  • Ricotta
  • Black Goat--it's ripe and ready to slather on a baguette from Pekara bakery
  • Angel Food
  • Little Bloom on the Prairie
  • Moonglo 
  • Huckleberry Blue

We even have a few bags of crackers to go with the cheese.

We've got gelato:

  • Fresh mint
  • Thai Basil
  • Salted Caramel Swirl
  • Vanilla 
  • Chocolate
  • Plum Sorbetto
  • Sangria Sorbetto

We've got organic peaches--they are soooo juicy and sweet. I've been slicing them into a bowl, topping them with a scoop of gelato and giving my mouth a summer version of heaven.  

Wednesday, July 29th: Summer Open House: 4:00-6:00 PM

Of course, we'll have the usual offerings of cheese, gelato (follow us on Facebook to get updates on the flavors by the scoop this week), crackers and caramels. We'll also be selling pastured eggs and chicken from Seven Sisters Garden and sausages from Piemonte Sausage.  

The usual "suspects" will be here too:

Tomahnous Farm with summer veggies and BLUEBERRIES--how about a peach-blueberry crisp for dessert??

Heirloominous Farm will have summer veggies too.

Stewart's Artisan Breads will have rustic breads, bagels, cookies and granola.

Laurence. the Knife Dude. will be available to sharpen your knives while you shop and visit the farm. 

The "peach" de resistence: U-Pick peaches from 2-6 PM.  We will also be selling firsts and seconds for those who don't want to pick.  


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