Can you believe it? Just two more weeks of adventures to the farm! The cold nights ahead will make for crisp turnip and mustard greens, and sweeten the collards and the cabbage. The pansies and mums are thankful that the weather has broken and are blooming up nicely!
Lots of folks have said how very sad they will be not to journey out each weekend to see us. It seems summer has barely gone and we are already thinking of next year’s ripe tomatoes and sweet corn!
There ARE a couple of chances to come out to the farm after the season is technically over. We are hoping that the weather cooperates to host the Silly Goose restaurant for a fall farm dinner on Sunday, November 3. Roderick is a dynamic young chef who is totally into the local movement and is a great supporter of Green Door. If you are interested, we will have more info next week as we finalize plans, so watch for “Dishing the Dirt” and sign up quick there will only be thirty seats available.
Also, many folks have asked about turkeys for Thanksgiving. Green Door Gourmet is pleased to announce the Jolly Barnyard has all natural pasture raised turkeys available for order for pickup HERE the weekend before Thanksgiving. The birds will average 15-17 pounds and will be $4.95 per pound. You may REQUEST a smaller or larger bird as well, and we will TRY to accommodate your request, but you must be an early bird to get your bird size for sure! If you have never had a truly natural bird, with absolute no hormones and such, you will be in for a treat. If you have tried the chicken from the Jolly Barnyard you already know how delicious their products are, so why not get your turkey from them this year?
We will be taking deposits for orders starting this weekend and will take orders for the next two weeks. Deposits will be $30 (approximately half of the order cost). Deposits are NON refundable because we are reserving the bird for YOU . You may pick up your turkey from our freezer on the Saturday before Thanksgiving. That will give you plenty of time to have it oven ready for the big day! You can also preorder our cranberry walnut jam and spiced pumpkin butter, not to mention great side dishes to pick up here from Miel at the same time. Don’t miss out on the chance to make your Thanksgiving a Green Door Gourmet one too!
We have a new shipment of hardy mums as well as the decorative ones, and there are a few lavender plants, rosemary plants, and evergreens to take home to brighten up the barren spots that always seem to appear once the leaves drop! The mums come from our pals at Riverdale nursery and they are the Ryan Gainey heirloom ones… Ryan’s Pink, Thanksgiving and more!
Our spectacular Fall continues with hayrides and pumpkins, great fall produce and crafts, not to mention some great deals… The DEAL OF the WEEK for Oct 22/23 is a meat lover’s dream!
2 lbs of Sequatchie Cove Ground Beef
1 rack of Gourmet Pasture Beef Ribs
1 Whole Chicken from the Jolly Barnyard
1 pound of Beef Brats from Walnut Hills Farm
1 pound Sequatchie Cove lamb chops of steaks
One dozen eggs
Green Door Gourmet BBQ sauce, & Bread and Butter or Dill pickles and Cheese Bread
PLUS a small pie pumpkin all for $70!!
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a meat lover’s special and start stocking your freezer for the winter with wonderful local all natural and organic meats.
Don’t forget to come get your mums and pumpkins and take your family’s photo by our pumpkin tower!
This week we have baby lettuce, radishes, turnips, sweet potatoes, acorn and butternut squash, collards and kale, green (plus some ripe) tomatoes and apples. Doesn’t fried green tomatoes with Noble Springs goat cheese served on top of baby farm lettuce drizzled with Miel Dijon vinaigrette sound delightful!
Click Here to order your box. Remember to email us at email@example.com if you would like to pick up on Sunday during our fall extended hours from noon to 4.
Thanks everyone for a great October!