Thursday, October 8, 2009

October 6, 2009 Cheese Class, a success!

Last weekend we began the harvest of some of our organic squash and organic pie pumpkins for the Cheese Class... Monday we began baking our wonderful gut Pumpkin Muffins!
here we are waiting for the cheese guest to arrive back from their Belgian hay ride and tour of the farm to enjoy their bountiful harvest lunch from Maple Valley Farms!
Each guest received a complimentary magazine from Green Prints, "The Weeder's Digest". I am a subscriber to this wonderful little gardening magazine and they sent us a box to pass out at our farm meetings!
Our menu:
Fresh local coffee and cider with whipped creme
teas (4 varieties)
our fresh garden salad (an arugala mix with olive oil and vinegar dressing)
hard dairy cheese (made by MVF) with back to nature crackers
goat's cheese (made at MVF) with zuke marmalade (from the farm of course) and Late July Organic Crackers
an heirloom organic Maple Valley Farms tomato with homemade pesto, pine nuts, Maple Valley Farms goat cheese and olive oil
caramel apple salad with jonagold apples
"Dinner in an Organic Pumpkin" (MVF) free range beef and brown organic curried rice and butter drizzled with Maple Valley Farms Maple Syrup (from the 2009 harvest)
dessert: Homemade on our wood fired cookstove Pumpkin Muffins with cream cheese frosting!
Thank you to all of our delightful guests that attended!
Don't miss our next class with another delicious in season menu straight from the farm!
Next Cheese Class: November 3, 2009 10 am - 12:30 ish Farm tour as well
Check out our local harvest site for all the details (note: Local Harvest not showing class quite yet as it is being "approved")


Farmgirl Cyn said...

Mmm...Any way you could post the dinner in a pumpkin recipe? Looks mighty good!

Scottish Twins said...

Recipes please!!!

The food looks amazing!

Anonymous said...

I wish I lived closer, I'd be right there for the hay ride and lunch and cheese making. sounds Wonderful!!!...debbie

A Bite of Country Cupcakes said...

That all sounds and looks soooo fantastic!
Everything just would taste so fresh....I could almost smell the aromas.
I do wonder how you manage to be soooo productive with a New babay and all.

Renata said...

That food looks amazing! You're doing such a great job there! I love the new blog header picture - is that your pressure cooker in the foreground? What a great size!

Catherine Anne said...

Love your blog! LOVE IT

Homemaker Ang said...

yes renata, that is our pressure canner(s) the large one is our All American 14 quarts all at once (but you dont have to do 14 quarts all at once)

Kelle said...

Oh, I don't want to be envious, but I can't help it. I wish we lived closer, that looks like so much fun.

Hey, the plates your served on, I think I have the very same set, weird huh? Those dishes are our good dishes for special occasions.

WOW! That's a lot of squash! You'll sure enjoy it this winter though.

I'm saving for an All American canner, our neighbor has one and let us borrow it in the height of our canning( we only have on pressure canner) and we loved it! That is on my wish list to have by next canning season.

Take care and may your Autumn days be productive and blessed.

Mancelona Woodswoman said...

Calling all lovers of country life and culinary delights! My friend, Amy, and I drove 2 1/2 hours (one way) to experience this day. It was nothing short of amazing ~ and I already live this way ~ complete with outhouses! To everyone out there ~ make the time, make the effort, make some cheese! You won't be sorry ~ this day will remain in your heart forever. Thank you Homemaker Ang, Matt (truly a Gentle Giant), and all the kidlets. Each of you welcomed us into your home, your barns, and your heart. Thank you!

All Natural Mama said...

ohhhh... yum, yum, yum...

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