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Sunday
Feb072010

Here's Our Stand!

After a busy day at the Farmers Market last Sunday, we stopped by our local Whole Foods Market in Venice.  We were there to participate in their Buy Local Campaign, talk to the customers, and sample our crops.  Displayed beautifully was our fresh harvest of Romanesco cauliflower, Chioggia, Gold, and Bulls Blood beets, sunchokes, brocolli, and all our colors of heirloom potatoes and carrots.  We sampled, we talked farming, nutrition, cooking, and shared many recipes. 

The energy and excitement was amazing and that ancient connection between farmer and eater was really going on.  It was great to see familiar faces and friends we see weekly at our Certified Farmers Markets as well to meet new interested people who want to know where their food comes from.  
  

Our props to Whole Foods and their customers for understanding that eating local means food that tastes better, is more nutritious, better for the environment, benefits the local economy, and builds a sense of community.  

Here at Weiser Farms we feel very fortunate to farm in this wonderful unique place on earth and especially to have the love and support of such a great, diverse, receptive community.  Thank you!

 If you didn't get the chance to see us, you can now find our produce at various Whole Foods markets in the Los Angeles region.

 

**And a special thank you to Daniel Beaman, who was kind enough to spend the day with us, taking all these beautiful photos!

Tuesday
Feb022010

Weiser Family Farms featured on Modern Marvels

Did everyone get a chance to see the Modern Marvels episode on potatoes last week?  It was very entertaining and informative.  You wouldn't even need to be a potato farmer to enjoy it.  If you missed it, never fear, The History Channel will be showing it again.  If you do get a chance to see it, make sure to pay attention to the early segment where Nancy Silverton buys her potatoes at the Santa Monica Farmers' Market.  Check out the "celebrity farmer" showing her the product.

Friday
Jan292010

Coming To A Farmer's Market Near You...

Sunday
Dec272009

New Year, New Recipe

What could be better than ringing in the New Year with Fingerling potatoes and caviar? Um, nothing!  Check out this recipe for a very special New Years appetizer:

Roasted Fingerling Potatoes with Creme Fraiche and Caviar*

Ingredients

  • 2 dozen fingerling potatoes, washed and scrubbed, halved lengthwise
  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil, plus 2 tablespoons
  • 2 fresh rosemary sprigs, needles stripped from the stems and chopped
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup creme fraiche or sour cream
  • 1 (3-ounce) jar osetra caviar
  • Minced fresh chives, for garnish

Directions

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

In a large mixing bowl, toss the potatoes with 1/2 cup of olive oil, rosemary, and a generous seasoning of salt and pepper. Coat a small roasting pan with the remaining olive oil and put the potatoes in the pan, cut-side down. Bake for 50 to 60 minutes, until the potatoes are tender on the inside and golden on the outside.

Let the potatoes cool slightly and then arrange on a serving platter. Serve the potatoes with the creme fraiche, caviar, and chives for self-service hors d'oeurves. This goes great with champagne. If you wish, spread each potato with a 1/4 teaspoon of creme fraiche and 1/2 teaspoon caviar instead of dipping.

 

*This recipe is from Food Network and Tyler Florence 

Sunday
Dec132009

Herzog Wine Cellars Farm Dinner

Farming has many fulfillments and rewards. One of the greatest is eating and enjoying the fruits of our labor while experiencing the amazing arts of work chefs create with our bounty.

One of our supporters, Tierra Sur at Herzog Wine Cellars in Oxnard, CA, hosted a Weiser Family Farm’s Dinner last Thursday, December 10th. And what a wonderful experience it was! Despite the cold, rainy weather, the atmosphere was warm and toasty.

 Chef Todd Aarons prepared a wonderful four course meal, paired with Herzog wines, using our vegetables in the most delicious and imaginative ways possible!

 Thank You to the Herzog family and Chef Todd Aarons, for supporting and promoting local and family farmers!