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Sunday
May192013

Chef Ludo's Visit

Hey everyone.  We are very honored to recently have Chef Ludo Lefebvre visit our farm in order to shoot a short piece about potatoes.  You may know Chef Ludo from Top Chef Masters season 2, his pop-up resutrant Ludobites, or from his new resesturant Trois Mec with Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo from Animal.  This short film all about potatoes is from filmmaker David Gelb.  David Gelb was the man behind documentary hit, Jiro Dreams of Sushi.  Check out the video below and the pictures from when Ludo stopped by the farm.

Ludo Lefebvre: On Potatoes on Nowness.com

 

 

 

 

Sunday
Mar102013

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

Ingredients


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

Directions


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
Feb172013

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!"

Sunday
Feb102013

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.

 

 

Sunday
Feb032013

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.