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New and Returning Products

Sourdough whole wheat bread
Menu Group: Food
Section: Baked Goods
Category: Bread
Vendor: Beehive Bakery
King Arthur 100% light whole wheat, olive oil, sea salt, honey, spring water, yeast
Tea
Menu Group: Food
Section: Coffee and Tea
Category: Tea
Vendor: Whitehill Farm
Calming Chamomile! Certified Organic and hand harvested, blossoms only.: Chamomile blossoms, all hand harvested at Whitehill Farm. Makes a soothing and calming tea!

Marvelous Mate and Mint: Natural caffeine power from Herbal Mate, blended with our own mint for a refreshing cup'a!

Organic Green Tea, Mint, Raspberry, and Raspberry Leaf Blend, 1 oz: A robust blend of green tea, raspberry leaf and mint.

Organic Green Tea, Lemon Verbena and Mint blend: A refreshing blend of fresh, intense herbs and healthful green tea.
HOT!!! Dried hot peppers, perfect for chili and sauces.
Menu Group: Food
Section: Dried Food
Category: Peppers
Vendor: Whitehill Farm
Matchbox, Maya Habanero, Grandpa's Russian, Czech. Black, Rat Turd (that really IS the name!), and more! These will keep in a dry place, out of sunlight, almost indefinitely.
Dried Tomatoes
Menu Group: Food
Section: Dried Food
Category: Tomatoes
Vendor: Whitehill Farm
Classic Italian style Dried Tomatoes. Certified organic: A classic Italian specialty. Can be refreshed to store in oil. Use on pizza, in dressings, with pasta and focaccia. MOFGA Certified Organic. Grown and dried at Whitehill Farm.

Pizza Special! Dried Tomato Slices, Organic: Traditional dried tomatoes but in slices perfect for pizza! While preparing toppings for your pizza, soak some Tomato Slices in the sauce to refresh them! Delicious!
Melons
Menu Group: Food
Section: Fruits and Berries
Category: Melons
Vendor: Porter Hill Farm
Cantaloupe - medium: Naturally grown; avg 2.5 lbs (range 2-3 lbs)

Medium sweet Honey Dew: Vine ripened, naturally grown. A great year for melons. Try one. Avg 2 lbs Range 1.5 to 2.5 lbs

Watermelon - medium: Vine ripened, naturally grown. A great year for melons. Try one.
Avg 3-4 lbs
Ground Cherries, a truly sweet snack!
Menu Group: Food
Section: Fruits and Berries
Category: Other
Vendor: Whitehill Farm
Traditionally used for pies and tarts, but we also use them in gravies and for just plain munching!
Tree ripened sweet juicy peaches
Menu Group: Food
Section: Fruits and Berries
Category: Peaches
Vendor: Porter Hill Farm
Madison, a late to ripen tree and our last! A favorite of many. Some are fully ripe, others need a day or two on the window sill to ripen. Prolong the shelf life by refrigerating. Grown without pesticide sprays.
Plums - last harvest for the year!
Menu Group: Food
Section: Fruits and Berries
Category: Plums
Vendor: Porter Hill Farm
Juicy and sweet. Some ripe and ready to eat and some need a day or two on your window sill, but keep a careful eye on them! Grown without pesticide sprays.
Expect 8 per pound.
Whole Genovese Basil Plants!
Menu Group: Food
Section: Herbs
Category: Basil
Vendor: Whitehill Farm
Tall and lush, 1 really large or two medium sized.
Whole plants, cut at the ground and bagged! Genovese basil at it's best!
Dill heads
Menu Group: Food
Section: Herbs
Category: Dill
Vendor: Rasmussen Farm
Add a dill head to each jar of dill pickles
Garlic Powder
Menu Group: Food
Section: Herbs
Category: Garlic Powder
Vendor: Whitehill Farm
Garlic Powder: MOFGA Certified Organic garlic, grown, dried, and ground at Whitehill Farm. Perfect for salad dressings, soups, stews, dips, wherever you desire a hint of garlic.

GREEN Garlic Scape Powder! Mild and sweet! GREEN Garlic Powder is made from the garlic scapes ...milder and sweet. Use for subtle flavor in recipes AND with nutritional yeast for an excellent popcorn topping!
Herb Blends
Menu Group: Food
Section: Herbs
Category: Herb Blends
Vendor: Whitehill Farm
Best Herb Blend: A simple and versatile blend of herbs for dressings, marinades, chicken, fish, cheese, etc. Contains marjoram, thyme, and chives. Salt free.

Cajun! Whew! HOT! The classic HOT spicy seasoning for meat, poultry, and fish. Use for marinades, blackened steak, with sour cream for dips, or as a simple additive four soups or stews. Contains paprika, garlic, onion, cayenne pepper, oregano, basil and ground black pepper. Salt free.

Cajun! Whew! NOT So Hot! Not so much cayenne pepper. The same versatile Cajun seasoning with less heat. Contains paprika, garlic, onion, cayenne pepper, oregano, basil and ground black pepper. Salt free. Created and blended at Whitehill Farm.

Classic Italian Seasoning: Classic blend of oregano, marjoram, thyme, rosemary. basil, and sage. Salt free! Pungent and complex flavor enhancer.

Delicious Sausage Herb Mix: Fabulous herb and garlic mix - enough to create one pound of delicious breakfast sausage patties. Add chopped green chilies, if desired, for added flavor!

Earthshine Herbal Blend: A more complex and very versatile blend. Add to cream cheese for a delicious spread, to sour cream for a dip, or blend with butter to season baked potatoes or steamed vegetables. Salt free.

Herbes de Provence: In recipes from the south of France this traditional herb blend is used as a complex flavor enhancer for fish, game, red meat, poultry and vegetables. Contains oregano, summer savory, thyme, lavender flowers, basil, rosemary, and sage. Salt free!

Italian Bruschetta Herb & Spice Mix: A robust blend of garlic, basil, parsley and paprika that can be mixed with olive oil for dipping or bruschetta.

Italian Salad Dressing Mix: Classic and delicious basic vinaigrette mix for salads and marinating. Try it with our cider vinegar or red wine vinegar. Created and hand blended at Whitehill Farm.

Rajin' Cajun Seasoning: Classic Cajun Seasoning (but not TOO much cayenne. Add more to taste!) Use for jambalaya, fish, crab and shrimp, Red Beans and Rice, gumbo, chicken dishes, or pulled pork.

Ranch Dressing Mix: Use in place of store bought ranch dressing packets in dressing, dips, meat dishes, and on roasted vegetables. To make Ranch Dressing, mix a generous tablespoon of this mix with ⅓ cup mayonnaise or Greek yogurt and ¼ cup coconut milk.

Salad Sprinkles: Salt free. Sesame seeds, leeks, and herbs. Tasty salad seasoning that's also great for garnishing soups or flavoring dips.

Sweet 'n Sassy Meat and Rib Barbecue Rub: Fresh, sweet, and delicious. Rub on chicken, beef, or pork, bring meat to room temperature and grill! Just a hint of heat.

Taco Seasoning Blend: Basic, robust, and delicious. Sprinkle on ground beef or chicken while preparing tacos. 3 Tablespoons = one commercial package.

Turkey Basting Herb Mix: A hearty blend of thyme, sage, parsley, fennel, ground pepper, allspice, mustard, chervil and savory. Makes a delicious basting mix for roasting poultry. Pan gravy made from the drippings is delicious!

Tuscan Blend, Italian Classic: Robust and delicious, the perfect blend of Italian herbs and spices. Rub on a roast or season fresh sautéed vegetables. The right touch for sauces and gravies, dressings and dipping oil!
Paprika
Menu Group: Food
Section: Herbs
Category: Paprika
Vendor: Whitehill Farm
Freshly Ground: MOFGA Certified Organic paprika, grown, dried, and ground at Whitehill Farm. Mildly spicy.

Smoked Paprika …add a smoky spicy note where Paprika is called for in a recipe!
Tidy bunch of tasty curly Parsley
Menu Group: Food
Section: Herbs
Category: Parsley
Vendor: Whitehill Farm
Pesto
Menu Group: Food
Section: Prepared Foods
Category: Pesto
Vendor: Whitehill Farm
BACK! Basil Pesto, dairy free, made with our own Certified Organic basil and garlic, olive oil, walnuts.
Beautiful, fresh, and tasty! Ready to use as is or with added Parmesan cheese. Needs to be refrigerated.

Garlic Scape Puree, made with our own Certified Organic garlic scapes and olive oil. Use to start many recipes. It's also great mixed with butter for garlic bread! Can be divided into smaller containers and refrozen. Must be refrigerated.
Sauces
Menu Group: Food
Section: Prepared Foods
Category: Sauces
Vendor: Whitehill Farm
Roasted Tomato Pasta Sauce: Our own Certified Organic tomatoes* - mostly Italian Corbarinos - roasted with olive oil and seasoned with our own Tuscan Blend*. Processed in the Cuisnart to be a smooth sauce. (Tuscan Blend contains basil*, marjoram*, garlic*, oregano*, thyme*, rosemary*, and red pepper flakes*.)

Roasted Tomatoes! Our own Certified Organic tomatoes* - mostly Italian Corbarinos - roasted with olive oil and seasoned with our own Certified Organic Tuscan Blend*. Tomatoes are halved or quartered and are perfect for sauces, pizza, salads, and more! (Tuscan Blend contains basil*, marjoram*, garlic*, oregano*, thyme*, rosemary*, and red pepper flakes*.)

Smoking' Steak Sauce! Tomatoes, honey, tabasco, mustard, and smoke ...a winning and zesty combination! Fabulous as a steak sauce, barbecue finishing sauce, or just about any place that you like to light up with flavor!
Peruvian Sauce Chutney
Menu Group: Food
Section: Preserved Foods
Category: Condiments
Vendor: Whitehill Farm
BACK! A complex balance of sweet, tart, hot, and salt in a classic tomato based shutney.
Jam
Menu Group: Food
Section: Preserved Foods
From Beehive Bakery

Autumn Berry: has a unique sour/sweet flavor, thick-ish spread, good on toast and muffins or stirred into hot night teas. It is high in lycopines which help our immune system . We collect the berries in wild areas along field edges in late autumn.


From Whitehill Farm

BlueBarb! Delicious combination of two locally grown fruits! Full of sweet/tart flavor.

BACK! Raspberry Jam: Summer in a jar! Brilliant red berries from our farm and Counterpoint Farm in Jay. Perfect for morning toast or PB & J!

Strawberry Rhubarb: Traditional blend of rhubarb - our own - and strawberries - local, of course - makes a sweet/tart and delicious jam.
Pickles
Menu Group: Food
Section: Preserved Foods
Category: Pickles
Vendor: Whitehill Farm
3 Bean Salad: Sweet and tart traditional pickle: onions, celery, sweet peppers, green, yellow and kidney beans. Great for Thanksgiving.

Dill Spears: Dilled cucumber spears, with garlic and a hint of hot pepper.
A basic for a pickle platter.

Pickled Garlic Scapes ...a few '16 jars left - perfect and ready to enjoy!: The 2017 crop is coming along and we'll be harvesting and pickling soon. Unique pickles made of garlic flower stems using a traditional dill pickle recipe. Best saved until Thanksgiving - if possible! - to let the flavor develop!

Sour Mustard Pickles! Old-fashioned Farmers Almanac recipe.: In the search for a good mustard pickle I found this intriguing recipe. It is actually fermented and then canned! Crisp and wicked tasty!
Zucchini Relish
Menu Group: Food
Section: Preserved Foods
Category: Relish
Vendor: Whitehill Farm
award winning recipe. Sweet, tart, spicy, and delicious.
`Family recipe, published in the Old Farmers Almanac Blue Ribbon Recipe Cookbook!
Catsup!
Menu Group: Food
Section: Preserved Foods
Category: Sauces
Vendor: Whitehill Farm
Really Red Tomato Lovers Paradise Catsup! A new twist on an iconic American sauce. Sweet, tart, and just a hint of cinnamon.

Back! SPICY Catsup! Our delicious Really Red Catsup with just a little kick!
Canned Fruits
Menu Group: Food
Section: Preserved Foods
Vendor: Whitehill Farm
Just Applesauce! 2016 crop! Unsweetened, made from our own Certified Organic apples. Cortland and Empire apples slowly cooked into thick applesauce.

Pear Butter! Thick and spreadable and lightly seasoned with allspice
Herbal UNSalt
Menu Group: Food
Section: Salt and Spices
Category: Organic Spices
Vendor: Whitehill Farm
Simple and tasty, and a great salt substitute. Sweet basil, summer savory, celery seed, sage, thyme, marjoram, and a touch of kelp, all ground into a tasty powder.
Salt
Menu Group: Food
Section: Salt and Spices
Category: Sea Salt
Vendor: Whitehill Farm
Just Right Seasoned Salt: Sea salt and a delightful blend of herbs and spices. Marjoram, mustard, paprika and smoked paprika, thyme, garlic, and onion.

Sweet Herbal Salt - Just The Right Touch: Sea salt, tarragon and parsley, with cane sugar as a special touch. Perfect for oven baked potato fries (need a recipe?), baked potatoes, and steamed vegetables.
homemade vanilla extract
Menu Group: Food
Section: Salt and Spices
Category: Vanilla Extract
Vendor: Beehive Bakery
A fresh new batch just made! Madagascar Vanilla Bean, Swedish Vodka, and brewed in tall cupboards for months to bring you the best, deepest flavor.
Beehive's WILDFLOWER HONEY
Menu Group: Food
Section: Sweet Stuff
Category: Honey
Vendor: Beehive Bakery
New batch of autumn honey just off the hives! Mix of summer wildflowers- light and delicious.
Cherry Tomatoes
Menu Group: Food
Section: Vegetables
Category: Tomatoes
Vendor: Whitehill Farm
a rainbow of flavors and colors! At least 5 varieties per pint. Cuban, Chinese, German, and American varieties …a veritable rainbow of colors, shapes and flavors! Every box is an adventure!
Broccoli
Menu Group: Food
Section: Vegetables
Category: Broccoli
From Porter Hill Farm

Broccoli - beautiful large heads: Naturally grown, 1+ lbs each.


From Rasmussen Farm

"Fractal" broccoli: Broccoli Romanesco, also called Roman cauliflower, forms in a unique fractal pattern. It is best raw, in crudites or salads, or very lightly cooked--don't overcook it! It's falvor has been described as sweet and mild or nutty and slightly spicy. See photos & find a recipe at http://www.cookography.com/2008/simply-sauteed-broccoli-romanesco

Piracicaba non-heading broccoli: Enjoyed as much for the leaves & stems as for the small florets, similar to broccoli raab but sweeter, Piracicaba is a fun variation on broccoli. Read more & find a recipe at http://livingthefrugallife.blogspot.com/2011/08/harvest-meal-pad-see-ew.html
Red Cabbage-Large
Menu Group: Food
Section: Vegetables
Category: Cabbage
Vendor: Porter Hill Farm
These large deep purple-red heads are a work of art when sliced open, and equally appealing in slaw, soups, stir-fries, salads. Avg 7+ lbs
Carrots
Menu Group: Food
Section: Vegetables
Category: Carrots
From Porter Hill Farm

A Colorful mix of carrots: Mix of orange Nantes, Yellow, Purple Haze, and Rainbow. Medium to full sized carrots. Grown naturally as is all our produce.


From Whitehill Farm

Orange carrots: Crisp and crunchy golden orange carrots! Just right for snacking, steaming, or soups and stews. Certified Organic. Beautiful crisp carrots.

Yellow carrots (pictured): Wow! Enormous, tender, golden yellow, and crisp! Our carrots are amazing this year, really big and still tender. The size is courtesy of our raised beds and uncomplicated soil! Certified Organic by MOFGA.
Cauliflower florets
Menu Group: Food
Section: Vegetables
Category: Cauliflower
From Porter Hill Farm

Cauliflower Florets - White: Naturally grown. Firm, white, tasty.

From Rasmussen Farm

Colorful Cauliflower Florets - mixed white, green, orange, and/or purple: Brighten up your table with a lovely, colorful mix of 3-4 colors of cauliflower. Wonderful as crudites or lightly cooked. The purple loses some of it's color when cooked and can become mushy if overcooked.
Silver Queen Corn
Menu Group: Food
Section: Vegetables
Category: Corn
Vendor: Porter Hill Farm
The Queen - An old standard for excellent eating at the end of the season - big full ears. No Spray!
Garlic
Menu Group: Food
Section: Vegetables
Category: Garlic
Vendor: Whitehill Farm
German Extra Hardy: continental type, 4-6 huge cloves per bulb. Freshly dug! Ready to store to dry or to use fresh. For serious garlic lovers! Huge cloves, nice sharp flavor. Stores very well and can be used for planting this fall or fresh eating.

Phillips: heirloom garlic. 6-10 medium sized cloves per bulb
Large Leeks
Menu Group: Food
Section: Vegetables
Category: Leek
Vendor: Porter Hill Farm
Beautiful and tender Oakleaf lettuce!
Menu Group: Food
Section: Vegetables
Category: Lettuce
Vendor: Whitehill Farm
Yellow onions
Menu Group: Food
Section: Vegetables
Category: Onions
Vendor: Whitehill Farm
all different sizes. Good Keepers. Certified Organic.
Pumpkins
Menu Group: Food
Section: Vegetables
Category: Pumpkin
Vendor: Porter Hill Farm
Orange Pumpkins: Classic pumpkins for carving. Good color and shape. 5-7 lbs

Pie Pumpkins: For cooking, but could also be used as a nice small decorative pumpkin. Avg 3 lbs each

Small Decorative Orange or White Pumpkins: Gourd like - cute
Cute!
Mixed gourmet shallots
Menu Group: Food
Section: Vegetables
Category: Shallots
Vendor: Whitehill Farm
mild and delicious. Certified Organic.
Beautiful Tomatillos, just right for salsa fresca!
Menu Group: Food
Section: Vegetables
Category: Tomatillos
Vendor: Whitehill Farm
Chive Infused White Wine Vinegar
Menu Group: Food
Section: Vinegars and Oils
Category: Vinegar
Vendor: Whitehill Farm
Lovely mild chive aroma and flavor, perfect for salad dressings. Beautiful lavender color. Colavita White Wine vinegar, chives Certified Organic by MOFGA.