Last weekend (August 16th), we debuted an experimental raw milk cheese at the Urbana Farmers' Market and Chicago's Green City Market. It is an externally molded blue cheese we're calling "Everett Lee's Wicked Dry Blue." It is dry like a dry jack or a romano cheese with a hint of blue on the rind. It is aged about 4 months. It is fairly mild in flavor, but it is great for grating over pasta or salad or shaving it thinly with some fresh pears.
We will be selling this cheese again this weekend at both farmers' markets.
Also look for the usual suspects: fresh chevre, Angel Food, Little Bloom on the Prairie, Moonglo and Dent de Leon.
Fruits in Season
We just harvested some delicious Harrow's Beauty and Red Haven peaches. We will have them at both farmers' markets this weekend, along with blackberries. The first of our organic pears are ripening, and they are delicious beyond belief. If we have enough, we will bring them to market.
The weekend of August 16th, we will have fresh chevre, Little Bloom on the Prairie, Angel Food, Moonglo, Dent de Leon for sale at the Urbana Farmers' Market and Chicago's Green City Market. We are also introducing one of our 'experimental' raw milk cheeses. It is an external blue mold ripened cheese (the blue is on the rind only and doesn't penetrate the body of the cheese). It has been aging for about 4 months. It is dry but flavorful. It makes an excellent grating cheese or a cheese for slicing with some peach preserves. We are calling it "Everett Lee's Wicked Dry Blue," named after our first buck "Everett Lee." We hope you will give it a try this weekend.
We are also debuting our "Dinners on the Farm" series. Our first dinner to be held on Saturday August 16th is SOLD OUT!! Please check out the website to read about the dinners and reserve seats for upcoming dinners. They are going fast.
In the orchard, the Red Haven peaches are winding down and the Harrow's Beauty and White Lady are starting to ripen. Some of our apples are showing signs of ripening as well.