A Good Excuse to Eat Potatoes

Happy St. Patrick's Day everyone!

One thing we never need here at Weiser Family Farms, is an excuse to eat potatoes.  But hey, let's do it anyway! Everyone drink and be merry this St. Patrick's Day, but don't forget to eat some potatoes!  Check out this recipe that would be awesome with some cornbeef:

Cheese Scalloped Potatoes


1/4 cup chopped onion
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons flour
1 1/4 cups milk
1 cup grated Cheddar cheese
Salt and pepper
3 potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced, not rinsed


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Cook onion in butter until soft, add flour and cook for 2 minutes, whisking. Whisk in milk and cook until thick and bubbly. Remove from heat and add 3/4 cup of cheese, stirring until melted; season with salt and pepper. Layer half of potatoes in a baking dish and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cover with half of sauce. Layer remaining potato slices on top of sauce and season. Top with remaining sauce and sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake, covered, for 30 minutes or until potatoes are tender.

Courtesy of Food Network and Emeril Lagasse


Sunday Funday in Claremont

Hey everyone.  This week we wanted to highlight one of the farmer's markets that we frequent: The Claremont Farmer's Market. In my opinion this is one of the best farmer's markets in the Inland Empire.  The people are so nice and the vendors are equally awesome.  It is not a huge market, but they have a great variety of produce, bread, Middle Eastern food, Honey and flowers.  

And of course, our produce can be found there.  Every Sunday you can come by and say "hello" to Sarah and Esther.  A mother and daughter produce team who know almost everything about everything.  So if you have any questions about how to cook your potatoes that week ot how to pick out the right melon, just ask!

The market is also in the center of the Claremont Village, which is just a really nice area to hang out on a Sunday morning/afternoon.  There are several resturants within walking distance including a Starbucks and Some Crust Bakery.  The market is also very close to one of my favorite record stores: the infamous Rhino Records.  


The Claremont Market is every Sunday from 8am to 1pm on Second Streey between Indian Hill Blvd. and Yale Ave.  Come by this weekend and say "hi!"


God Made A Factory Farmer

Like most people I am sure you watched the Super Bowl.  And if you did, you might have seen a Dodge commercial about farming.  In my opinion,  the Dodge commercial was a little corny and boarding on exploitative.  You can watch that video here.

Right after the original Super Bowl ad aired, there was a spoof of the commercial that was made by Nick Wiger and uploaded to Funny Or Die.  People sometimes say things are "funny because they are true."  Well, this video is just true.  So true, that it is hard to see what is funny.  You can watch the video below.




All Reds for Valentine's Day


We are excited this week because our All Red potatoes are back in season and just in time for Valentines day.  These potatoes are red on the outside and light pink on the inside.  This makes them perfect for showing that special someone how much you love them at the dinner table.  All Reds are a round potato and are super versitile.  You can use them for anything from mashing to baking.  Try them this week when they are fresh out of the field. 


Re: Our Trip Around The Sun...

Tehachapi is under snow and it’s raining here in Rancho Cucamonga.  It’s kind of a dreary day.  That’s a sharp contrast to how hot a year it was for us at Weiser Family Farms.  As is everything in life, it was a mixed bag.  On the whole, however, it was tremendous.  Heck, I would rather pridefully recall how fantastic our melon crop was received this summer versus wonder what might have been had the birds not feasted on our parsnip crop (they’re coming...probably even before we get a Farm Bill). 

This year, we had some great events like our late August’s hosting of a Alex’s Lemonade fundraiser at our Tehachapi ranch last August.  Chefs Suzanne Goin, Neal Fraser and Paul Kahan all donated their time to raise money for Alex's Lemonade.  A great cause that has our unwavering support. We also had our moments of loss, particularly the sad passing our our good friend, Dennis St. John.  Dennis’ cheerfulness and helpful nature is missed tremendously.  

All those individual moments that made up one crazy trip around the sun. We were fortunate to have so many wonderful friends and customers share the trip with us.  Thanks for the pleasure of your company! Hey, the more the merrier so tell your friends about us.  Tell them to check us out at, follow us on twitter (@weiserfarms), or like us on Facebook. There, I blew the mood with a bunch of crass commercialism.  Sorry.

As for 2013? AllI can say is, as the great Ralph Lawler says, “Fasten your seat belts, it’s going to be a bumpy ride!” A happy and prosperous new year to everyone!