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Le Menu - what's ready already?

5 Gallon Bucket - $30 member, $40 non-member…

3.5 Gallon Grocery Sack - $20 member, $30 non-member…

Fill them with whatever you like!

 

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News from the farm and ranch

Out at the farm, there’s 5-8 feet of snow, but luckily we still have electricity so we can email this, post it to the blogspot, and keep in touch with all of you!  It’s amazing how much a modern farm relies on electricity for internet, cellular phone, text messaging, and other telecommunication.

 

NEW THIS WEEK:

 

Pine nuts

Cashews

Caraway Seeds

 

NEW: Firewood and animal feed may be included with your order.

 

President’s recommendations for the week

This week I highly recommend

 

* The fresh-picked organic maia-bought avocados make an excellent guacamole, and you can simply add in some store-bought salsa and a squeeze of fresh-picked maia-bought lemons.  A glass of fresh-picked orange juice finishes this California treat!

 

* Still on the must-try list is the eggs from Paredes Farm of Elbert County. 

 

* Give those pine nuts a try, too!  They sure are good.

 

* Our fruity tea is also quite good, as is our pine needle and willow tea.  I just tried our Lincoln Park Blend and I liked it a lot.  So did the Secretary / Treasurer.  Maybe you will too?

 

* Glazed Mushroom sandwiches - - - rehydrated glazed mushrooms are a breeze, and takes about 10 minutes to make with Maia’s farm fresh olive oil and twist of orange.  On your favorite bread (ask for bread to be included if you like) with sprouts and your choice of wild or garden herb blends.  Ask Maia to prepare all the ingredients for your kitchen and dinner can be ready in a moment!

 

* Roasted Tofu or Chicken - - - A bit of wild or conventional spices, some fresh olive oil from California, a few delicious mushrooms… dinner is ready inside an hour or two, and finished inside a minute or two.  Ask Maia to prepare all the ingredients for your kitcen and dinner can be ready in a moment!

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Tea mixes

While we encourage you to mix your own, give these popular mixes a try…

 

* Fruity blend.  This one is extraordinarily popular!  hibiscus, rose hips, elder berries, raspberry leaves, dandelion root, elm bark.  What else do you need?

 

* Lincoln Park Blend.  We love Denver’s parks, and this may have actually come from Lincoln park!  Actually, it’s raised by members, but features some of Denver’s favorite landscaping.  It’s actually quite refreshing.  Dandelion root, chicory root, pine needles and willow.

 

* Walden Pond blend.  Thoughtful, meditiative.  Earthy.  A blend of wild and cultivated.  Peppermint, pine,  dandelion roots, elder berries, raspberry leaf, hawthorne berries, rosehips, elm bark, and the secret ingredient: cannellini.  Weird, but actually it’s good.

 

* Limon 5-way.  Named for Limon’s five highways, we put in five ingredients famed for their benefits to your blood, liver, stomach, heart and mind.  Includes dandelion root, milk thistle seeds, elm bark, fresh willow and pine needles.

 

 

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Beans

 

>>>>DRY BEANS<<<<

 

All dry beans are choose or mix…

 

Anasazi
Black
Black eyed peas
Cannellini
Cranberry
Fava
Jacob's Cattle
Kidney
Lentil – Brown

Lentil – Black
Mung
Pinto
Soldier Beans

 

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Eggs

 

>>>>CHICKEN EGGS<<<<

 

PRODUCED BY MEMBER MP – ELBERT COUNTY – Paredes Farm Eggs

 

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Dairy

 

>>>>MILK<<<<

Still in negotiation for prices and availability.  Contact the President to join the Dairy committee and help Maia provide milk and cheese!

 

 

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Herbs, Teas and Coffees

 

>>>>COFFEE<<<<

* Coffee from Don Francisco – choose organic or conventional, house blend or espresso, columbian (not only is drinking coffee natural, some would claim it is medicinal – especially after missing their daily cup)

 

* Not-coffee (roasted Chicory) (also good to blend with your coffee for a Cajun treat)

 

>>>>TEAS AND HERBS<<<<

PRODUCED BY MEMBERS – BS & CF and also Group Purchased:

> Alfalfa leaves (Organic, Maia bulk purchase) (delicious, blood tonic)

> Burdock Root (Organic, Maia bulk purchase) (cure-all)

> Chamomile flowers (sweet flavor, sleep aid) (Organic, Maia bulk purchase)

> Chickweed (Organic, Maia bulk purchase) (peculiar flavor, good for the blood and lactation)

> Cottonwood (bark, twigs, leaves, buds) (fresh) (delicious, sweet vegetable, good in tea.  Cook at low temperature or luke warm for antiinflamatory and pain reducing properties)

> Echinacea flowers (earthy flavor, good for immune system) (Organic, Maia bulk purchase)

> Elder berries (Organic, Maia bulk purchase) (fruity flavor, good for the immune system)

> Elm, slippery (bark) (sweet flavor, good for the throat and stomach) (Organic, Maia bulk purchase)

> Dandelion root, dehydrated and cut (refreshing flavor, generally good for you) (Organic, Maia bulk purchase)

> Hawthorne berries (Organic, Maia bulk purchase) (very tasty!)

> Hibiscus (Organic, Maia bulk purchase) (delicious in any tea, high in vitamin c)

> Horehound (Organic, Maia bulk purchase) (generally good for you, green flavor)

> Nettle leaves (refreshing flavor, a blood tonic, generally good for you – like dandelion)

> Marshmallow root (Organic, Maia bulk purchase) (good for stomach)

> Milk Thistle Seeds (Organic, Maia bulk purchase) (tasty, very good for liver)

> Peppermint (Organic, Maia bulk purchase) (delicious, good for stomach)

> CF Wild Harvest Pine (needles, bark or twigs – fresh) (delicious, nutritious vegetable, makes great tea)

> Raspberry leaves (dry) (Organic, Maia bulk purchase) (very delicious, good for the blood)

> Red Clover Blossoms (Organic, Maia bulk purchase) (delicious, good for the blood)

> Rose Hips (dry) (Organic, Maia bulk purchase) (sweet fruity flavor, great addition to any tea, good source of C)

> Scullcap (Organic, Maia bulk purchase) (sleep aid, good for withdrawal, and more)

> Spearmint (dry) (Organic, Maia bulk purchase) (delicious! Good for the stomach)

> CF Wild Harvest Willow (bark, twigs, leaves, buds) (fresh) (delicious, sweet vegetable, good in tea.  Cook at low temperature or luke warm for antiinflamatory and pain reducing properties)

 

 

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Animal Feeds

Feed from member Coastalfields Feed can be delivered with your regular order.  Contact Maia at 720-722-FARM or maiacooperative-AT-gmail-DOT-com for more information and selections.

 

Container deposits may apply to purchases.

 

>>>>FORAGES: ARBRE CADABRA (CONVENTIONAL)<<<<

50 gallons (a small “bale”): $10 ($0.20 per gallon) MEMBER.  $14 NON MEMBER

1000 gallons (a large “bale”) FOB Agate: $160 (0.16 per gallon) $200 NON MEMBER

 

* A special blend of tree leaves.  Nutrient tested by two independent labs.

* USDA graded “Supreme” (RFV was rated at 200 on a scale of 1 to 185 – off the charts!)

* Better nutrition than alfalfa. 

* Suitable for dairy production, cattle, sheep, goats, rabbits and all other grazing animals: low sulfur, low copper, high calcium.

* Approximately 10% Protein, with a TDN of 60-67%!

* Sorry, “Organic” and “Natural” blends sold out.

 

>>>>GRAIN MIXES<<<<

* Numerous formulated varieties to choose from.  Please contact Coastalfields directly.  Tell them you are a member of Maia to receive your member discount.

 

 

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Fruit

Fruit is always in season… somewhere!  Try these organic Californian imports, they’re really tasty!

 

>>>>FRESH FRUIT<<<<

Organic Avocados (from non-member Pedro’s Avacado Ranch)

Organic Cherimoyas (from non-member Pedro’s Avacado Ranch)

Organic Lemons (from non-member Pedro’s Avacado Ranch)

Organic Oranges (from non-member Pedro’s Avacado Ranch)

 

>>>>DRY FRUIT<<<<

Organic Halawi Dates (soft, caramel flavor)

Super sweet raisins (not your standard Thompsons!)

 

 

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Firewood and Fuel Oil

Firewood – Cord $200 (4ftx4ftx8ft), 1/8 Cord $25 (4ftx2ftx2ft), Small Bundle $2.50 (1.5ftx1ftx1ft) … Delivered and stacked

Canola Fuel oil - $4/gallon

MEMBER PRODUCED - DP Used oil (for fuel) - $2/gallon

 

Ask us for free lessons on how to make oil lamps for light and heat!

Ask us for free lessons on using wood for light and heat!

 

 

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Flowers and Bouquets

CF Winter bouquets

 

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Grain

 

* Barley (Maia group buy)
* Oats (Maia group buy)
* White Wheat (Maia group buy)

* Brown Rice (lundberg – Maia group buy)

* Wehani Rice (lundberg – Maia group buy)

 

 

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Honey

* Busy Bee (Larkspur)

* Ambrosia Honey (West Slope)

 

 

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Meat

 

>>>>BEEF<<<<

Beef (group buy from Elizabeth Meat Locker of Elbert County)

>>>>CHICKEN<<<<

Chicken (Redbird) (group buy from Elizabeth Meat Locker of Elbert County)

>>>>GOAT/CHEVON<<<<

PRODUCED BY MEMBER MP – ELBERT COUNTY: quarters, halves, whole, or pieces. 

 

>>>>LAMB/MUTTON<<<<

Out of stock.

 

>>>>PORK<<<<

Pork (group buy from Elizabeth Meat Locker of Elbert County)

 

>>>>RABBIT<<<<

CUSTOM BUTCHERED – REQUIRES ADVANCE ORDER

PRODUCED BY MEMBER AA – LINCOLN COUNTY

 

>>>>TOFU<<<<

Denver Tofu (from non-member the Denver Tofu Company): $2.50 ea

 

 

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Mushrooms

Dried portabella

Dried oyster

Dried shiitake

 

 

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Nuts and Seeds

 

>>>>NUTS<<<<

Almonds

Cashews

Natural Cashews

Pine Nuts

 

>>>>SEEDS<<<<

Caraway (excellent toasted, or in bread!)

Sunflower Seeds (shelled)

Sesame

 

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Vegetables

 

Sprouts (Maia group buys from Sprouts Extraordinire of Denver)

> Alfalfa

> Clover

> Mung

> Radish

> Wheat Grass (ask)

> Numerous other varieties available upon request: chances are we have it!

 

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Wild Harvests

 

From Coastalfields Farm

> Cottonwood (twigs, buds or roots – fresh) (delicious, nutritious vegetable.  Cook at low temperature for antiinflamatory and pain reducing medicinal herb)

> Pine (needles, bark or twigs – fresh) (delicious, nutritious vegetable, makes great tea)

> Wild Harvest Willow (bark, twigs, leaves, buds) (fresh) (delicious, sweet vegetable, good in tea.  Cook at low temperature or luke warm for antiinflamatory and pain reducing properties)

 

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Oil (cooking and eating)

 

Olive Oil (produced for Maia to Maia standards by Oils of Paicines of California).  Sold in 50ml bottles – about enough for a week for most users

 

 

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Prepared foods

 

Some of our members sell prepared farm fresh foods from their own farm and ranch, using their own and also other Maia products.  We purchase these at a bulk discount for our members!

 

>>>>BREAD FROM AA FARMS <<<<

* White

* Potato

* Wheat

* White Winter Wheat

 

 

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Garden Seeds and Trees

 

Seeds and trees for planting can be included in your regular order.  Contact Maia at 720-722-FARM or maiacooperative-AT-gmail-DOT-com for more information and selections.

 

Packets of seeds begin at less than $0.25 ea. 

 

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Cloth and Fiber

Price of purchase deducted from bucket or sack value

 

AA Dish cloths: hand crochet, 100% cotton. Choose white and blue, yellow and green, white and muted green, white and pink, white and red, yellow and orange, pink or green). Non-members $5 ea, members $3 ea. (Maia members may reduce the $3 from the cost of your bucket or sack).

 

CF Raw alpaca fiber.  $1.50 per oz (member)

 

 

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Crafts

Price of purchase deducted from bucket or sack value

 

>>>>LOTIONS<<<<

AA Farms: Vanilla Pear Lip Lotion 16 @ $1 member. Contains avocado oil, shea butter, beeswax, vitamin E, stevia and flavor oil.

 

>>>>SOAP<<<<

> AA Farms: Soap: lavender, wild chamomile and geranium.  $3 ea member Contains: lard, coconut oil, shea butter, lye, oil, castor oil, water, lavender, wild chamomile and geranium essential oils

> AA Farms Soap: Apple blossom & peony.  $2.50 ea member.  Contains: lard, coconut oil, shea butter, lye, olive oil, castor oil, water and fragrance oil.

> AA Farms Soap: Peach orchard.  $2 ea member.  Contains: lard, coconut oil, shea butter, lye, olive oil, castor oil, water and fragrance oil. 

> AA Farms Soap: Aqua reef (like old spice).  3 bars at $1.50 ea member.  Contains: lard, coconut oil, shea butter, lye, olive oil, castor oil, water and fragrance oil

> AA Farms Dish cloths: hand crochet, 100% cotton.  Choose white and blue, yellow and green, white and muted green, white and pink, white and red, yellow and orange, pink or green).  Non-members $5 ea, members $3 ea.  (Maia members may reduce the $3 from the cost of your bucket or sack).

 

>>>>CANDLES<<<<

> AA Farms: numerous scents. $2.50

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What's ready already? Le menu

5 Gallon Bucket - $30 member, $40 non-member…
3.5 Gallon Grocery Sack - $20 member, $30 non-member…
Fill them with whatever you like!

* if you are a meat eater, to try the chicken. At $2 per pound, this is a good deal on natural chicken. A bit of wild or conventional spices, some fresh olive oil from California, a few delicious mushrooms… dinner is ready inside an hour or two, and finished inside a minute or two.

* If you are not a meat eater, or even if you are, the President’s favorite this week was the tofu. Denver Tofu, a landmark for nearly a hundred years in Denver, uses imported ingredients from Japan for an authentic taste that can’t be beat.

* Also on the must-try list is the eggs from LaChona Farm of Elbert County. Their kids have been learning lots of good tricks at 4-H on raising chickens and eggs, and it really shows. The brown (and sometimes white) eggs make the very best donuts when you use Maia white wheat.

Finish it off with some organic herbal tea, or fresh squeezed OJ. These oranges are picked Monday in California by Pedro, and delivered to your door Friday by Maia. Can’t be beat. Especially at $1.10 per pound.

~=~=~=~ READY FOR THE COOK ~=~=~=~ Glazed Mushroom sandwiches - - - rehydrated glazed mushrooms are a breeze, and takes about 10 minutes to make with Maia’s farm fresh olive oil and twist of orange. On your favorite bread (ask for bread to be included if you like) with sprouts and your choice of wild or garden herb blends.

Orangeaide - - - this is a favorite around the farm. Combine 1/4 cup water, 1/2 cup orange juice and 1/4 cup lemon juice, with sugar to taste

Roasted Tofu or Chicken - - - Fresh natural goat meat with your choice of natural wild spices or more traditional recipes. Includes mushrooms and fresh oil. How can you g wrong?
Try some herbal tea: this week’s special blends include

* Fruity blend. This one is extraordinarily popular! hibiscus, rose hips, elder berries, raspberry leaves, dandelion root, elm bark. What else do you need?

* Walden Pond blend. Thoughtful, meditiative. A blend of wild and cultivated. Peppermint, pine, hawthorne berries, rosehips, elm bark, and the secret ingredient: cannellini. Weird, but actually it’s good.

* City Park blend. We love Denver’s parks, and this may have actually come from city park! Actually, it’s raised by members, but features some of Denver’s favorite landscaping. It’s actually quite refreshing. Dandelion root, chicory root, elm bark, milk thistle seeds.

* Limon 5-way. Named for Limon’s five highways, we put in five ingredients famed for their benefits to your blood, liver, stomach, heart and mind. Includes dandelion root, milk thistle seeds, elm bark, fresh willow and pine needles.

~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~ BEANS ~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~
CF Anasazi CF Black CF Black eyed peas CF Cannellini CF Cranberry CF Fava CF Jacob's Cattle CF Kidney CF Lentil CF Mung CF Pinto CF Soldier Beans
NEW Denver Tofu (from non-member the Denver Tofu Company)
~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~ EGGS ~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~ Availability unreliable. Order early through Maia from various non-members.
~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~ DAIRY ~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~
&gt; NOT YET AVAILABLE &lt;
~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~ HERBS, TEAS and COFFEE ~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~

&gt;&gt;&gt;COFFEE&lt;&lt;&lt;
&gt; Coffee from Don Francisco – choose organic or conventional, house blend or espresso, columbian (not only is drinking coffee natural, some would claim it is medicinal – especially after missing their daily cup)
&gt; Not-coffee (roasted Chicory) (also good to blend with your coffee for a Cajun treat)

&gt;&gt;&gt;TEAS AND HERBS&lt;&lt;&lt;
FROM BS, CF and Group Purchases:
&gt; Alfalfa leaves (Organic, Maia bulk purchase) (delicious, blood tonic)
&gt; Burdock Root (Organic, Maia bulk purchase) (cure-all)
&gt; Chamomile flowers (sweet flavor, sleep aid)
&gt; Chickweed (Organic, Maia bulk purchase) (peculiar flavor, good for the blood and lactation)
&gt; Cottonwood (bark, twigs, leaves, buds) (fresh) (delicious, sweet vegetable, good in tea. Cook at low temperature or luke warm for antiinflamatory and pain reducing properties)
&gt; Echinacea flowers (earthy flavor, good for immune system)
&gt; Elder berries (Organic, Maia bulk purchase) (fruity flavor, good for the immune system)
&gt; Elm, slippery (bark) (sweet flavor, good for the throat and stomach)
&gt; Dandelion root, dehydrated and cut (refreshing flavor, generally good for you)
&gt; Hawthorne berries (Organic, Maia bulk purchase) (very tasty!)
&gt; Hibiscus (Organic, Maia bulk purchase) (delicious in any tea, high in vitamin c)
&gt; Horehound (Organic, Maia bulk purchase) (generally good for you, green flavor)
&gt; Nettle leaves (refreshing flavor, a blood tonic, generally good for you – like dandelion)
&gt; Marshmallow root (Organic, Maia bulk purchase) (good for stomach)
&gt; Milk Thistle Seeds (Organic, Maia bulk purchase) (tasty, very good for liver)
&gt; Peppermint (Organic, Maia bulk purchase) (delicious, good for stomach)
&gt; Pine (needles, bark or twigs – fresh) (delicious, nutritious vegetable, makes great tea)
&gt; Raspberry leaves (dry) (Organic, Maia bulk purchase) (very delicious, good for the blood)
&gt; Red Clover Blossoms (Organic, Maia bulk purchase) (delicious, good for the blood)
&gt; Rose Hips (dry) (sweet fruity flavor, great addition to any tea, good source of C)
&gt; Scullcap (Organic, Maia bulk purchase) (sleep aid, good for withdrawal, and more)
&gt; Spearmint (dry) (Organic, Maia bulk purchase) (delicious! Good for the stomach)
&gt; Willow (bark, twigs, leaves, buds) (fresh) (delicious, sweet vegetable, good in tea. Cook at low temperature or luke warm for antiinflamatory and pain reducing properties)
&gt; NOT COFFEE (roasted chicory root)

~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~ FEED ~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~
Feed from Coastalfields Feed can be delivered with your regular order. Contact Maia at 720-722-FARM or <a href="mailto:%6d%61%69%61%63%6f%6f%70%65%72%61%74%69%76%65%40%67%6d%61%69%6c%2e%63%6f%6d">maiacooperative-AT-gmail-DOT-com</a> for more information and selections.

~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~ FRUIT ~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~
&gt;&gt;&gt;FRESH FRUIT&lt;&lt;&lt;
NEW Organic Avocados (from non-member Pedro’s Avacado Ranch): $2/ea
NEW Organic Cherimoyas (from non-member Pedro’s Avacado Ranch): $3/lb
NEW Organic Lemons (from non-member Pedro’s Avacado Ranch): $1.10/lb
NEW Organic Oranges (from non-member Pedro’s Avacado Ranch): $1.10/lb

&gt;&gt;&gt;DRY FRUIT&lt;&lt;&lt;
BS Organic Halawi Dates (soft, caramel flavor): $6/lb members
BS Super sweet raisins (not your standard Thompsons!): $4/lb members

~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~ FUEL ~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~
Fuel not included in any bucket or sack… purchased separately

Firewood – Cord $200 (4ftx4ftx8ft), 1/8 Cord $25 (4ftx2ftx2ft), Small Bundle $2.50 (1.5ftx1ftx1ft) … Delivered and stacked
BS Fuel oil - $4/gallon
BP Used oil (for fuel) - $2/gallon

Ask us for free lessons on how to make oil lamps for light and heat!
Ask us for free lessons on using wood for light and heat!
~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~ FLOWERS ~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~ CF Winter bouquets ~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~ GRAIN ~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~ &gt; Barley (Maia group buy)&gt; Oats (Maia group buy)&gt; Sunflower (Maia group buy)&gt; White Wheat (Maia group buy)
&gt; Brown Rice (lundberg – Maia group buy)
&gt; Wehani Rice (lundberg – Maia group buy)

~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~ HONEY ~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~
Ambrosia Honey Co. (Maia group buy)
Soon… fresh from East Slope!
~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~ LIVESTOCK ~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~
AA: Male rabbits. $10 ea.
~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~ MEAT ~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~ AA Rabbit: $20/rabbit for member
Goat (group buy from Albrecht Farms of Elbert County)Beef (group buy from Albrecht Farms or Elizabeth Meat Locker of Elbert County)
Chicken (Redbird)
NEW Denver Tofu (from non-member the Denver Tofu Company): $2.50 ea
~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~ MUSHROOMS ~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~ BS Dried portabella $2.25/oz members (about 1 cup)BS Dried oyster $2.25/oz members (about 1 cup)
BS Dried shiitake $2.25/oz members (about 1 cup)

~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~ NUTS &amp; SEEDS (EATING) ~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~

&gt;&gt;&gt;NUTS&lt;&lt;&lt;
BS Almonds $12/lb
BS Natural Cashews. $10/lb

&gt;&gt;&gt;SEEEDS&lt;&lt;&lt;
Sunflower Seeds (shelled) $8/lb
CF, BS Sesame

~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~ OIL ~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~
Fresh Natural Olive Oil (grown for TwoInTents in California) ($2.50 for a 50ml bottle – about enough for a week for most users)

~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~ SEEDS (PLANTING) AND TREES ~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~
Seeds and trees for planting can be included in your regular order. Contact Maia at 720-722-FARM or <a href="mailto:%6d%61%69%61%63%6f%6f%70%65%72%61%74%69%76%65%40%67%6d%61%69%6c%2e%63%6f%6d">maiacooperative-AT-gmail-DOT-com</a> for more information and selections.

Packets of seeds begin at $0.25 ea.

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;PRESIDENT’S NOTE: JOIN THE SEED COMMITTEE TODAY!&lt;&lt;&lt;&lt; ~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~ VEGETABLES ~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~ Sprouts (Maia group buy from Sprouts Extraordinire)
&gt; Alfalfa $3/lb
&gt; Clover $3/lb
&gt; Mung $1.25/lb
&gt; Radish $3/lb
&gt; Wheat Grass (ask)
~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~ WILD HARVESTS ~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~ FROM CF FARM ($1.25 per bundle, about the size of a standard sandwich bag)
&gt; Cottonwood

~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~ CLOTH AND FIBER ~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~
AA Dish cloths: hand crochet, 100% cotton. Choose white and blue, yellow and green, white and muted green, white and pink, white and red, yellow and orange, pink or green). Non-members $5 ea, members $3 ea. (Maia members may reduce the $3 from the cost of your bucket or sack).

CF Raw alpaca fiber. $1.50 per oz (member)

~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~ CRAFTS ~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~

&gt;&gt;&gt;LOTIONS&lt;&lt;&lt;
AA Farms: Vanilla Pear Lip Lotion 16 @ $1 member. Contains avocado oil, shea butter, beeswax, vitamin E, stevia and flavor oil.

&gt;&gt;&gt;SOAP&lt;&lt;&lt;
&gt; AA Farms: Soap: lavender, wild chamomile and geranium. $3 ea member Contains: lard, coconut oil, shea butter, lye, oil, castor oil, water, lavender, wild chamomile and geranium essential oils
&gt; AA Farms Soap: Apple blossom &amp; peony. $2.50 ea member. Contains: lard, coconut oil, shea butter, lye, olive oil, castor oil, water and fragrance oil.
&gt; AA Farms Soap: Peach orchard. $2 ea member. Contains: lard, coconut oil, shea butter, lye, olive oil, castor oil, water and fragrance oil.
&gt; AA Farms Soap: Aqua reef (like old spice). 3 bars at $1.50 ea member. Contains: lard, coconut oil, shea butter, lye, olive oil, castor oil, water and fragrance oil
&gt; AA Farms Dish cloths: hand crochet, 100% cotton. Choose white and blue, yellow and green, white and muted green, white and pink, white and red, yellow and orange, pink or green). Non-members $5 ea, members $3 ea. (Maia members may reduce the $3 from the cost of your bucket or sack).

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Le Menu! What's available at the farm?

It is the season when every young man’s fancy turns to mud.  A man grows tall in the country in the winter, about 5 inches taller, to be precise.  Spring showers bring may flowers, December snows bring January mud.  Wow it’s mucky!

This week we have some delicious sprouts to try from the Maia cooperative.  They are grown in Denver hydroponically, which is different from how we grow them – while we grow them in the soil, the key to delicious sprouts (and mushrooms) is actually the sunlight they receive.  The sunlight helps the young plants develop not only vitamins and minerals, but all kinds of flavor!  Sprouts are alive, and it is best before you eat them (or if you eat them at night, the afternoon before you eat them) to put them in the sun for about 15 minutes.  They’ll be much better for it… and so will you!

We are also excited about a new batch of olive oil from our friends in California who raise their olives for us with organic methods free of chemicals.  What are we to do except combine sprouts and oil with some delicious lo mein or stir fry?

But don’t forget us when you get your winter cold.  We have a coldbuster tea just for you!  It’s really tasty, so even if  you’re not sick, give it a try!

And for our meat eaters out there… please don’t forget that Thomas Farms has chicken, and a student trip to Washington, DC to fundraise for!  And we still have a few sausages left from our own farm.  Try these in your lo mein if you’re not into tofu.

NEW THIS WEEK:
Chicken from Thomas Farms

Mud.  Fire sale prices!  Come out for a visit and come back with pounds of it on your shoes…


READY FOR THE COOK:
Sprout stuffing - - - wheat, barley, sprouts and fresh olive oil meet a delicious blend of secret spices for a filling stuffing!

 

Cold buster tea - - - Willow twigs, pine twigs and thistle root.  Great with a bit of lemon or honey!

 

Sausages - - - traditional recipe from Europe. Hot or mild.

Roast Chevon - - - Fresh natural goat meat with your choice of natural wild spices or more traditional recipes.

~~~BEANS~~~

Anasazi
Black
Black eyed peas
Canellini
Cranberry
Fava
Jacob's Cattle
Kidney
Lentil
Mung
Pinto
Soldier Beans

~~~EGGS~~~
Next harvest estimated in Spring

~~~FRUIT~~~
Next harvest, estimated in Summer

~~~FLOWERS~~~
Winter bouquets

~~~GRAIN~~~
Barley
Oats
Sunflower
White Wheat

~~~MEAT~~~
Goat
Beef

Chicken

~~~MEDICINAL HERBS AND TEAS~~~
Pine needles (delicious, nutritious, revitalizing!)
Rose Hips (delicious, vitamin C)
Thistle Root (supports liver)
Winter willow, aspen and poplar (antiinflamatory, powerful painkiller - use like aspirin)

~~~MUSHROOMS~~~
Dried portabello
Dried oyster

~~~VEGETABLES~~~
Sprouts – alfalfa, clover, radish


~~~WILD HARVESTS~~~
Cottonwood

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Gosh it is cold out!  And snowy!  Yet it is amazing how the larks like to play in the weather.  Butterball likes to run in and out of his home, getting snowy and wet, then going right back in.  Dracula just stays inside all day.  The spinach is holding on in our cold frames, but not growing much because of the cold.  We’ll have to wait a little longer, probably.  This week, Thomas farms has been kind enough to offer some of their chicken: the birds are compassionately and naturally raised in Elbert County.  They’re raising money for a school trip to Washington, DC… so try the chicken!

NEW THIS WEEK:
Chicken from Thomas Farms

Fresh snow, ice and cold wind. Free. Take as much as you like. Pick up at the farm only. Limited, while supplies last.

READY FOR THE COOK:
Beef Sausages - - - traditional recipe from Europe. Hot or mild.

Mushroom pasta - - - We served this to some hardy volunteers, and they liked it! Either ask for pasta included or not. Portabello and oyster mushrooms, wheat, and natural olive oil, with a spice packet!

Roast Chevon - - - Fresh natural goat meat with your choice of natural wild spices or more traditional recipes.

December rose hip tea - - - rose hips, pine needles and cottonwood. This will perk you up, a warm drink on a cold night.

~~~BEANS~~~

Anasazi
Black
Black eyed peas
Canellini
Cranberry
Fava
Jacob's Cattle
Kidney
Lentil
Mung
Pinto
Soldier Beans

~~~EGGS~~~
Next harvest estimated in Spring

~~~FRUIT~~~
Next harvest, estimated in Summer

~~~FLOWERS~~~
Winter bouquets

~~~GRAIN~~~
Barley
Oats
Sunflower
White Wheat

~~~MEAT~~~
Goat
Beef

Chicken

~~~MEDICINAL HERBS AND TEAS~~~
Pine needles (delicious, nutritious, revitalizing!)
Rose Hips (delicious, vitamin C)
Thistle Root (supports liver)
Winter willow, aspen and poplar (antiinflamatory, powerful painkiller - use like aspirin)

~~~MUSHROOMS~~~
Dried portabello
Dried oyster

~~~VEGETABLES~~~
Mung bean sprouts (early harvest - warm winter!) - planted only upon demand
Coming soon (sooner or later): spinach!

~~~WILD HARVESTS~~~
Cottonwood

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Hello from your favorite farm in Agate!

These last two weeks were sure cold!  The spinaches beginning to take hold of our cold frames are slowing down noticeably, and all the animals are becoming homebodies.  This means extra work for us, as we keep their pens tidy and clean.  The manure is put into the soil where it is eaten by the microorganisms still active through the winter and prepares our soil for springtime: manure in last year's aisles prepares next year's beds! 


NEW THIS WEEK:
Fresh snow, ice and cold wind.  Free.  Take as much as you like.  Pick up at the farm only.  Limited, while supplies last.

READY FOR THE COOK:
Beef Sausages - - - traditional recipe from Europe.  Hot or mild.

Mushroom pasta - - - We served this to some hardy volunteers, and they liked it!  Either ask for pasta included or not.  Portabello and oyster mushrooms, wheat, and natural olive oil, with a spice packet! 

Roast Chevon - - - Fresh natural goat meat with your choice of natural wild spices or more traditional recipes. 


December rose hip tea - - - rose hips, pine needles and cottonwood. This will perk you up, a warm drink on a cold night.

~~~BEANS~~~
Anasazi
Black
Black eyed peas
Canellini
Cranberry
Fava
Jacob's Cattle
Kidney
Lentil
Mung
Pinto
Soldier Beans

~~~EGGS~~~
Next harvest estimated in Spring

~~~FRUIT~~~
Next harvest, estimated in Summer

~~~FLOWERS~~~
Winter bouquets

~~~GRAIN~~~
Barley
Oats
Sunflower
White Wheat

~~~MEAT~~~
Goat
Beef

~~~MEDICINAL HERBS AND TEAS~~~
Pine needles (delicious, nutritious, revitalizing!)
Rose Hips (delicious, vitamin C)
Thistle Root (supports liver)
Winter willow, aspen and poplar (antiinflamatory, powerful painkiller - use like aspirin)

~~~MUSHROOMS~~~
Dried portabello
Dried oyster

~~~VEGETABLES~~~
Mung bean sprouts (early harvest - warm winter!) - planted only upon demand
Coming soon: spinach! Just sprouting.

~~~WILD HARVESTS~~~
Dock Seed
Cottonwood

 
 

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Hello from your favorite farm in Agate!

This week we are building up pens out of tires that were donated. This recycling puts tons of waste to productive use, and is sanctioned and encouraged by the EPA. While we do use loose tires, we have just recieved compressed "tire bales," each one weighing about 2,000 pounds. Luckily, the weather's been nice and warm. We are building two shelters inside every pen: one for large or medium sized quadrapeds, and one for birds (usually ducks and chickens). We mix different kinds of seeds in our fields because biodiversity results in greater health and production for our plants. The same is true for our animals. With our plants, biodiversity allows predators to live in our field, and defend our plants, their shelter-homes. It also improves soil microflora, allowing the microorganisms to keep each other in check and not cause disease. With our animals, the birds (who are free to roam, but usually stay at home - except for a few of them) help reduce insects and other pests in the pens, and in numerous other ways keep our quadrapeds safe and sound. In return, the larger quadrapeds keep our birds safer from hawks, feral cats, foxes and other predators, and our medium - sized quadrapeds keep the birds warm at night (a goat is a very warm body in the coop in winter, and produces more heat and better heat than an electric heat lamp or fire). Our animals are so happy at home that we can leave our gates open and our cattle do not even wander out the door: a safe, clean pen with plenty of high quality food and fresh water, adequate shelter and friends (of the same and other species) is a great place to be. Better than the vegetable gardens we plant right on the other side of the fence!

NEW THIS WEEK:
*** Turkey from Thomas Farms, also in Elbert County, a partner farm of Two In Tents. Their birds are naturally and compassionately raised by an ambitious young farmer, still in grade school. Choose white or dark meat to be added to your regular box! Or the whole bird. We are out of turkey right now, but highly suggest trying Thomas Farms turkey.
*** Goat and beef from Albrecht Ranch, also in Elbert County, a partner farm of Two In Tents. Their goat and beef is naturally and compassionately raised by an ambitious young farmer, just out of college. Choose your cut, or get quarters or halves or whole animals in your regular box. We are running low on goat and beef right now, but are proud to work with Albrecht Ranch while our animals do their best to grow up.

READY FOR THE COOK:
Mushroom stuffing - - - Inspired by seeing some beautiful wild oyster mushrooms dried on the tree while out on a walk (they were a little far gone, but the farm-raised articles are still good!). Includes portabello and oyster mushrooms (dry) with wheat and a delicious bean mix, seasoned with pine, cottonwood and rose hips.

Goat rib soup - - - Chevon in the pot with mushrooms, wheat and barley makes for a hearty dinner.

December rose hip tea - - - rose hips, pine needles and cottonwood. This will perk you up, a warm drink on a cold night.

~~~BEANS~~~
Anasazi
Black
Black eyed peas
Canellini
Cranberry
Fava
Jacob's Cattle
Kidney
Lentil
Mung
Pinto
Soldier Beans

~~~EGGS~~~
Next harvest estimated in Spring

~~~FRUIT~~~
Next harvest, estimated in Summer

~~~FLOWERS~~~
Winter bouquets

~~~GRAIN~~~
Barley
Oats
Sunflower
White Wheat

~~~MEAT~~~
Goat
Beef

~~~MEDICINAL HERBS AND TEAS~~~
Pine needles (delicious, nutritious, revitalizing!)
Rose Hips (delicious, vitamin C)
Thistle Root (supports liver)
Winter willow, aspen and poplar (antiinflamatory, powerful painkiller - use like aspirin)

~~~MUSHROOMS~~~
Dried portabello
Dried oyster

~~~VEGETABLES~~~
Mung bean sprouts (early harvest - warm winter!) - planted only upon demand
Coming soon: spinach! Just sprouting.

~~~WILD HARVESTS~~~
Dock Seed
Cottonwood
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The wind and cold snow blows, but it's warm and dry inside.  In the winter it's easy to forget just how many delicious greens are available.  This week, try our fresh sprouts with some wild greens, sip pine tea by your fire while reading your favorite book.
 
NEW THIS WEEK:
*** Mung bean sprouts
 
READY FOR THE COOK:
Wild sprout stir fry mix-in - - - a mix of sprouts, seasonal herbs, organic olive oil and your choice of extra mushrooms, beef or goat.  Just add to your favorite pasta, and cook according to the directions.
 
Pine and willow tea - - - how wonderful this is by a warm fire on a cold night!  Refreshing at the end of a day.
 
~~~BEANS~~~
Anasazi
Black
Black eyed peas
Canellini
Cranberry
Fava
Jacob's Cattle
Kidney
Lentil
Mung
Pinto
Soldier Beans
 
~~~EGGS~~~
Next harvest estimated in Spring
 
~~~FRUIT~~~
Next harvest, estimated in Summer
 
~~~FLOWERS~~~
Winter bouquets
 
~~~GRAIN~~~
Barley
Oats
Sunflower
White Wheat
 
~~~MEAT~~~
Goat
Beef
Pork
 
~~~MEDICINAL HERBS AND TEAS~~~
Pine needles (delicious, nutritious, revitalizing!)
Rose Hips (delicious, vitamin C)
Thistle Root (supports liver)
Winter willow, aspen and poplar (antiinflamatory, powerful painkiller - use like aspirin)
 
~~~MUSHROOMS~~~
Dried portabello
Dried oyster
 
~~~VEGETABLES~~~ 
***Mung bean sprouts (early harvest - warm winter!)
Coming soon: spinach! Just sprouting.
 
 ~~~WILD HARVESTS~~~
Dock Seed
Cottonwood
 
 

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This week was undeniably colder, and the crisp autumn air is beginning to harden into winter.  Time for soup!
 
READY FOR THE COOK:
 
AMERICAN SOUP MIX.  This soup mix includes your choice of extra mushrooms, beef or goat, and a double top selection of gourmet beans, grains and spices that are ready to combine in a pot with a prescribed amount of water.  (OK we'll tell you: cranberry beans, soldier beans, pinto beans, white wheat, and lundberg's wehini rice - would you believe Colorado is not good rice country? - and a seasoning mix of garlic sprouts, mushrooms, sea salt and pepper)
WILD SOUP MIX.  This is an interesting and refreshing soup, facinating and designed against winter fever (sometimes mistaken as the flu).  Includes cottonwood, willow, pine needles, thistle root, rose hips, wheat and barley, with salt and pepper. 
CARNIVORE'S TREAT: A cut of meat you have not tried or is your favorite (you get to choose) with pine needles and willow and a recipe for your marinade.
 
~~~BEANS~~~
 
Anasazi
Black
Black eyed peas
Canellini
Cranberry
Fava
Jacob's Cattle
Kidney
Lentil
Mung
Pinto
Soldier Beans
 
~~~EGGS~~~
Next harvest estimated in Spring
 
 
~~~FRUIT~~~
 
Next harvest, estimated in Summer
 
 
~~~FLOWERS~~~
 
Winter bouquets

~~~GRAIN~~~
 
Barley
Oats
Sunflower
White Wheat
 
~~~MEAT~~~
Goat
Beef
Pork
 
~~~MEDICINAL HERBS AND TEAS~~~
 
Pine needles (delicious, nutritious, revitalizing!)
Rose Hips (delicious, vitamin C)
Thistle Root (supports liver)
Winter willow, aspen and poplar (antiinflamatory, powerful painkiller - use like aspirin)
 
~~~MUSHROOMS~~~

Dried portabello
Dried oyster
 
~~~VEGETABLES~~~
 
Next harvest, estimated in December: sprouts! : )
 
~~~WILD HARVESTS~~~
 
Dock Seed
Cottonwood
 
 

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NEWS FROM THE FARM AND RECIPES
Summertime is hot and everyone at the farm finds some shade midday.  The wild animals enjoy our tall grasses and wildspaces, our domestic animals enjoy their pens (except for Tom the rescue turkey who will stand in the hot sun or the freezing rain, gobbling and hissing at the weather like a fool until being encouraged inside where its nicer).  Midday it is very quiet indeed!
 
This week, the milkweed came into season and it is great in tea or as a fresh vegetable.  Try them with green pine cones, roses, strawberry leaves and thistles!  Yum!  Also, we have green fava beans!  Finally!  The tomatoes are still green on the vine and not ripening, but we will be patient a little longer.
 
LOOK FOR:
>>>> New items
> Old items
 
Give us a call or an email if you want samples!  Let us do the cooking...Prepared meals available.
 
-- GOODIES --
>>>> Seasonal Tea Mix
>>>> Seasonal Salad Mix
>>>> Seasonal Bouquets
> Edible flowers (Alfalfa, YUCCA)
> Olive Oil (imported from California - olives don't grow in Colorado, silly! We make sure there is no chemicals used, just like on our farm. It is very buttery oil, very sweet)
> Dates (imported from California - dates don't grow in Colorado any more than olives do, but they are worth the extra transportation. We ensure they are better than organic, too!  The season is not yet begun, but we run out quickly so please order early)
 > Sprouts - our own special method makes these tastier and more nutritious!
> Meat shares - from the Rev. Ronald Taylor's ranch.  These meats are from a neighbor of ours, he uses no hormones, and both grains and pastures the cows on natural feeds.  He raises holsteins.  If there is more beef than expected, you can either pay the difference or return to him what you did not pay for! 
     * 1/2 Beef Share: $800 down, $4 per pound, plus share of processing
     * 1/4 Beef Share: $400 down, $4.50 per pound, plus share of processing
     * 1/8 Beef Share:  $200 down, $5 per pound, plus share of processing
      * 1/16 Beef Share: $100 down, $5.25 per pound, plus share of processing
       * 1/32 Beef Share: $50 down, $5.50 per pound, plus share of processing
 
-- VEGETABLES --
> Bean Greens
> Dandelion (also a blood cleanser herb)
> Fava greens (eat like chard, beet greens or pea greens)
> Green Quinoa
>>>> Green Fava Beans
> Lambsquarter
> Lettuce
> Linden (leaves) (very sweet, sugar substitute)
> Radishes (ROOT, FRUIT)
> Salsify (leaves and roots and flowers)
> Sprouts (pea, bean, sunflower)
> Thistle (also a liver support herb)
 
-- BEANS --
  > Black
  > Fava
  > Jacob’s Cattle
  > Pinto
  > Trout
 
-- GRAIN --
  > Barley
  > Oats
  > Sanfoin
  > Safflower
  > Sunflower (SEED)
  > Rye
  > Wheat
 > Quinoa (GREEN)
 
-- HERBS --
  > Juniper (BERRIES)
  > Catmint
  >>>> Day Lillies (FLOWERS) try stuffing like squash flowers
  > Garlic (BABY)
  > Garlic (GREENS)
  > Garlic (WILD)
  > Garlic (SCAPES)
  >>>> Green pinecones (eat like corn on the cob or put in tea)
  > Onion flowers
  >>>> Rose (FLOWERS)
  >>>> Snapdragon (FLOWER)
  >>>> Strawberry (LEAVES)
 
-- MEDICINE AND TEA --
  > Aspen (LEAVES, BARK) (antiinflamatory, pain relief, fever treatment)
  > Flax (FLOWERS) (great tea!)
  > Milk Thistle (FLOWERS)
  >>>> Milk Weed (liver support)
  > Poplar (LEAVES, BUDS, ROOTS) (antiinflamatory, pain relief, fever treatment)
  > Pine (REALLY great tea!) (high in vitamin C and other vitamins and minerals - drink your vegetables per day!)
  > Willow (LEAVES, BUDS, ROOTS) (antiinflamatory, pain relief, fever treatment)
  >>>> Yarrow (FLOWERS, LEAVES) good for wounds, tasty in tea
  > Yucca (ROOT, FLOWERS)
 
-- ANIMAL FEEDS --
  > Two legs 
  > Four legs
  > Six legs
  > Eight legs (?!)  :::: )
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NEWS FROM THE FARM AND RECIPES
The radishes are fruiting and the first wildflowers are ready!  The tomatoes are just beginning to flower and we have hopes that the year, off to a slow start, is finally getting underway!  This week also we have some interesting white oyster mushrooms to try, and delicious bean greens!  Garlic scapes are always a good idea, as are onion flowers and mustard.  Give them a try on your sandwhiches, mixed in with your mac and cheese (veggies and mac and cheese are actually quite good together!) or on your pizza!
We are beginning to plant the autumn crops!  Let us know the kinds of things you'd like and we'll plant them!
 
LOOK FOR:
>>>> New items
> Old items
 
Give us a call or an email if you want samples!  Let us do the cooking...Prepared meals available.
 
-- GOODIES --
>>>> Seasonal Tea Mix
>>>> Seasonal Salad Mix
>>>> Seasonal Bouquets
> Edible flowers (Alfalfa, YUCCA)
> Mushrooms from Amateur Mycology farm, wild mushroom hunter friends of ours (limited supply order early!)
> Olive Oil (imported from California - olives don't grow in Colorado, silly! We make sure there is no chemicals used, just like on our farm. It is very buttery oil, very sweet)
 > Sprouts - our own special method makes these tastier and more nutritious!
> Meat shares - from the Rev. Ronald Taylor's ranch.  These meats are from a neighbor of ours, he uses no hormones, and both grains and pastures the cows on natural feeds.  He raises holsteins.  In the hard economic times, he is adjusting his prices to allow microshares.  If there is more beef than expected, you can either pay the difference or return to him what you did not pay for! 
     * 1/2 Beef Share: $800 down, $4 per pound, plus share of processing
     * 1/4 Beef Share: $400 down, $4.50 per pound, plus share of processing
     * 1/8 Beef Share:  $200 down, $5 per pound, plus share of processing
      * 1/16 Beef Share: $100 down, $5.25 per pound, plus share of processing
       * 1/32 Beef Share: $50 down, $5.50 per pound, plus share of processing
 
-- VEGETABLES --
> Bean Greens
> Dandelion (also a blood cleanser herb)
> Fava greens (eat like chard, beet greens or pea greens)
> Green Quinoa
> Lambsquarter
> Lettuce
> Linden (leaves) (very sweet, sugar substitute)
> Radishes (ROOT, FRUIT)
> Salsify (leaves and roots and flowers)
> Sprouts (pea, bean, sunflower)
> Thistle (also a liver support herb)
 
-- BEANS --
  > Black
  > Fava
  > Jacob’s Cattle
  > Pinto
  > Trout
 
-- GRAIN --
  > Barley
  > Oats
  > Sanfoin
  > Safflower
  > Sunflower (SEED)
  > Rye
  > Wheat
 > Quinoa (GREEN)
 
-- HERBS --
  > Juniper (BERRIES)
  > Catmint
  > Garlic (BABY)
  > Garlic (GREENS)
  > Garlic (WILD)
  >>>> Garlic (SCAPES)
  >>>> Onion flowers
 
-- MEDICINE AND TEA --
  > Aspen (LEAVES, BARK) (antiinflamatory, pain relief, fever treatment)
  > Flax (FLOWERS) (great tea!)
  > Poplar (LEAVES, BUDS, ROOTS) (antiinflamatoryz, pain relief, fever treatment)
  > Pine (REALLY great tea!) (high in vitamin C and other vitamins and minerals - drink your vegetables per day!)
  > Willow (LEAVES, BUDS, ROOTS) (antiinflamatory, pain relief, fever treatment)
  > Yarrow
  > Yucca (ROOT, FLOWERS)
 
-- ANIMAL FEEDS --
  > Two legs 
  > Four legs
  > Six legs
  > Eight legs (?!)  :::: )
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NEWS FROM THE FARM AND RECIPES
What a wet week at the farm!  With an inch of water puddling everywhere, the geese and ducks are enjoying themselves tremendously.  They go from puddle to puddle, trying each one.  They like the one in front of our home best because there *was* lambsquarter growing there.  They've eaten all they can without removing themselves from the puddle, and now are content to dabble in the mud.
Mud is very important for animals: it is a major source of minerals, and helps improve the flavor and quality of their products.  Humans naturally eat quite a bit of soil, too.  The dust on your veggies is nature's multivitamin!  And yes, even after being washed 5 times, there's still quite a bit of dust on your veggies.
This week, definately try YUCCA FLOWERS!  They have a very short season, but are one of the best treats of the year.  We've been enjoying them with oil, but there really is no bad way to have them.  If you're adventurous, give the wild mushrooms a try.  Lambsquarter is quickly ripening into Quinoa, and this is a good week to try GREEN QUINOA.  The FLAX FLOWERS are also nearly out of season, give them a try! 
Happy trails!
 
LOOK FOR:
>>>> New items
> Old items
 
Give us a call or an email if you want samples!  Let us do the cooking...Prepared meals available.
 
-- GOODIES --
>>>> Tea Mix
>>>> Salad Mix
>>>> Edible flowers (Alfalfa, YUCCA)
> Pennycress
> Mushrooms from Amateur Mycology farm, wild mushroom hunter friends of ours (limited supply order early!): this week, try the Bernardi, Wild Portabello, Oyster and Morrel
> Olive Oil (imported from California - olives don't grow in Colorado, silly! We make sure there is no chemicals used, just like on our farm. It is very buttery oil, very sweet)
 > Sprouts - our own special method makes these tastier and more nutritious!
> Meat shares - from the Rev. Ronald Taylor's ranch.  These meats are from a neighbor of ours, he uses no hormones, and both grains and pastures the cows on natural feeds.  He raises holsteins.  In the hard economic times, he is adjusting his prices to allow microshares.  If there is more beef than expected, you can either pay the difference or return to him what you did not pay for! 
     * 1/2 Beef Share: $800 down, $4 per pound, plus share of processing
     * 1/4 Beef Share: $400 down, $4.50 per pound, plus share of processing
     * 1/8 Beef Share:  $200 down, $5 per pound, plus share of processing
      * 1/16 Beef Share: $100 down, $5.25 per pound, plus share of processing
       * 1/32 Beef Share: $50 down, $5.50 per pound, plus share of processing
 
-- VEGETABLES --
> Dandelion (also a blood cleanser herb)
> Fava greens (eat like chard, beet greens or pea greens)
>>>> Green Quinoa
> Lambsquarter
> Lettuce
> Linden (leaves) (very sweet, sugar substitute)
> Radishes
> Spinach
> Salsify (leaves and roots and flowers)
> Sprouts (pea, bean, sunflower)
> Thistle (also a liver support herb)
 
-- BEANS --
  > Black
  > Fava
  > Jacob’s Cattle
  > Pinto
  > Trout
 
-- GRAIN --
  > Barley
  > Oats
  > Sanfoin
  > Safflower
  > Sunflower (SEED)
  > Rye
  > Wheat
 > Quinoa (GREEN)
 
-- HERBS --
  > Juniper (BERRIES)
  > Catmint
  > Garlic (BABY)
  > Garlic (GREENS)
  > Garlic (WILD)
  > Wild Onion (limited availability)
 
-- MEDICINE AND TEA --
  > Aspen (LEAVES, BARK) (antiinflamatory, pain relief, fever treatment)
  > Flax (FLOWERS) (great tea!)
  > Poplar (LEAVES, BUDS, ROOTS) (antiinflamatoryz, pain relief, fever treatment)
  > Pine (REALLY great tea!) (high in vitamin C and other vitamins and minerals - drink your vegetables per day!)
  > Willow (LEAVES, BUDS, ROOTS) (antiinflamatory, pain relief, fever treatment)
  > Yarrow
  > Yucca (ROOT, FLOWERS)
 
-- ANIMAL FEEDS --
  > Two legs 
  > Four legs
  > Six legs
  > Eight legs (?!)  :::: )
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NEWS FROM THE FARM AND RECIPES
MUSHROOM season is again upon us!  Hooray!  One of our farmer friends raises mushrooms and it is warm enough for Oyster mushrooms.  Place your orders early, there is a limited supply.  He raises them with no chemicals, in clean organic media.  He has a unique Hawaiian variety, a pink oyster.
 
Try them with lambsquarter and sunflower for a rare treat!  Or radishes and spinach if you feel more traditional.  They are actually quite good with thistles if you are adventurous. 
 
PENNYCRESS is in season and it looks like it will be a short one this year, so hop and give it a try!  Alfalfa flowers are also just beginning to bloom!
 
The chicks and ducklings are mixing with the older birds and are getting along just fine.  One of the young roosters likes to explore a ways!  The goats (who are kind enough to turn our weeds into fertilizer) got some big treats this week when their favorite grasses began to put out seed. 
 
The blackbirds are playing all day in our trees and the weather has been beautiful!  We watch with anticipation the young apples ready to swell up, and the asparagus putting out flowers.  With the first mosquitoes of the season, we are beginning to wear our mosquito netting again...
 
The tomatoes are just beginning to flower, and so are the potatoes!  It won't be long before both are ready.
 
LOOK FOR:
>>>> New items
> Old items
 
Give us a call or an email if you want samples!  Let us do the cooking...Prepared meals available.
 
-- GOODIES --
>>>> Edible flowers (Alfalfa)
>>>> Pennycress
>>>> Mushrooms from Amateur Mycology farm (limited supply order early!)
> Olive Oil (imported from California - olives don't grow in Colorado, silly! We make sure there is no chemicals used, just like on our farm. It is very buttery oil, very sweet)
 > Sprouts - our own special method makes these tastier and more nutritious!
> Meat shares - from the Rev. Ronald Taylor's ranch.  These meats are from a neighbor of ours, he uses no hormones, and both grains and pastures the cows on natural feeds.  He raises holsteins.  In the hard economic times, he is adjusting his prices to allow microshares.  If there is more beef than expected, you can either pay the difference or return to him what you did not pay for! 
     * 1/2 Beef Share: $800 down, $4 per pound, plus share of processing
     * 1/4 Beef Share: $400 down, $4.50 per pound, plus share of processing
     * 1/8 Beef Share:  $200 down, $5 per pound, plus share of processing
      * 1/16 Beef Share: $100 down, $5.25 per pound, plus share of processing
       * 1/32 Beef Share: $50 down, $5.50 per pound, plus share of processing
 
-- VEGETABLES --
> Dandelion (also a blood cleanser herb)
> Fava greens (eat like chard, beet greens or pea greens)
> Lambsquarter
> Lettuce
> Linden (leaves) (very sweet, sugar substitute)
>>>> Radishes
> Spinach
> Salsify (leaves and roots and flowers)
> Sprouts (pea, bean, sunflower)
> Thistle (also a liver support herb)
 
-- BEANS --
  > Black
  > Fava
  > Jacob’s Cattle
  > Pinto
  > Trout
 
-- GRAIN --
  > Barley
  > Oats
  > Sanfoin
  > Safflower
  > Sunflower (SEED)
  > Rye
  > Wheat
 
-- HERBS --
  > Juniper (BERRIES)
  > Catmint
  > Garlic (BABY)
  > Garlic (GREENS)
  > Garlic (WILD)
  > Wild Onion (limited availability)
 
-- MEDICINE AND TEA --
  > Aspen (LEAVES, BARK) (antiinflamatory, pain relief, fever treatment)
  > Flax (FLOWERS) (great tea!)
  > Poplar (LEAVES, BUDS, ROOTS) (antiinflamatoryz, pain relief, fever treatment)
  > Pine (REALLY great tea!) (high in vitamin C and other vitamins and minerals - drink your vegetables per day!)
  > Willow (LEAVES, BUDS, ROOTS) (antiinflamatory, pain relief, fever treatment)
  > Yarrow
  > Yucca (ROOT)
 
-- ANIMAL FEEDS --
  > Two legs 
  > Four legs
  > Six legs
  > Eight legs (?!)  :::: )
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Le Menu (what's cookin'?)

NEWS FROM THE FARM AND RECIPES

While out on wild harvests we saw lark buntings again playing in the warm eveningtime.  The weather has finally warmed up (maybe because we finally built shelters for our plants?) and the birds (domestic and wild) are staying up late making up for lost time. 

Our ducklings met our chicks for the first time, and are simply terrified of them!  The chicks, oblivious to the terror they inspire, attempt to be friendly with the ducks with a fun chase game!  They are doing better together now that they've known each other for a few days.

The lambsquarter season is winding up, so make sure you get some before we're out! We've got domestic spinach now, but that's just not the same.  Flax flowers are not to be missed, and neither are the summertime willow leaves.  Beans are sprouting, so expect bean greens soon!  Yum!

If you've not yet, try our pine tea and our tea mixes!  Great with an ice cube for hot summer days, or steaming hot in the cool summer nights.

LOOK FOR:

>>>> New items

> Old items 

 

Give us a call or an email if you want samples!  Let us do the cooking...Prepared meals available.

 

-- GOODIES --

> Eggs (Duck) - LIMITED AVAILABILITY ORDER EARLY!

> Olive Oil (imported from California - olives don't grow in Colorado, silly! We make sure there is no chemicals used, just like on our farm. It is very buttery oil, very sweet)

 > Sprouts - Greenhouse is being used to shelter tomatoes and peppers, so please order one week in advance

> Meat shares - from the Rev. Ronald Taylor's ranch.  These meats are from a neighbor of ours, he uses no hormones, and both grains and pastures the cows on natural feeds.  He raises holsteins.  In the hard economic times, he is adjusting his prices to allow microshares.  If there is more beef than expected, you can either pay the difference or return to him what you did not pay for! 

     * 1/2 Beef Share: $800 down, $4 per pound, plus share of processing

     * 1/4 Beef Share: $400 down, $4.50 per pound, plus share of processing

     * 1/8 Beef Share:  $200 down, $5 per pound, plus share of processing

      * 1/16 Beef Share: $100 down, $5.25 per pound, plus share of processing

       * 1/32 Beef Share: $50 down, $5.50 per pound, plus share of processing

 

-- VEGETABLES --

> Dandelion (also a blood cleanser herb)

> Fava greens (eat like chard, beet greens or pea greens)

> Lambsquarter

>>>> Lettuce

> Linden (leaves) (very sweet, sugar substitute)

>>>> Spinach

>>>> Salsify (leaves and roots and flowers)

> Sprouts (pea, bean, sunflower)

> Thistle (also a liver support herb)

 

-- BEANS --

  > Black

  > Fava

  > Jacob’s Cattle

  > Pinto

  > Trout

 

-- GRAIN --

  > Barley

  > Oats

  > Sanfoin

  > Safflower

  > Sunflower (SEED)

  > Rye

  > Wheat

 

-- HERBS --

  > Juniper (BERRIES)

  > Catmint

  > Garlic (BABY)

  > Garlic (GREENS)

  > Garlic (WILD)

  > Wild Onion (limited availability)

 

-- MEDICINE AND TEA --

  > Aspen (LEAVES, BARK) (antiinflamatory, pain relief, fever treatment)

 >>>> Flax (FLOWERS) (great tea!)

  > Poplar (BUDS, ROOTS) (antiinflamatory, pain relief, fever treatment)

  >>>> Pine (REALLY great tea!) (high in vitamin C and other vitamins and minerals - drink your vegetables per day!)

  > Willow (BUDS, ROOTS) (antiinflamatory, pain relief, fever treatment)

  >>>> Yarrow

  > Yucca (ROOT)

 

-- ANIMAL FEEDS --

  > Two legs 

  > Four legs

  > Six legs

  > Eight legs (?!)  :::: )

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Le Menu (what's cookin'?)

NEWS FROM THE FARM AND RECIPES

The baby prairie  dogs are scampering and it must be springtime.  Except its already June!  The ground is so cold and wet we are going to have to replant our squash seeds!  Luckily, some things enjoy the weather: the linden leaves are absolutely wonderful this year, as are the dandelions and our pine teas.  And the ducks and geese are very happy indeed.  Every year has something special to enjoy!

This week we have treats from our greenhouse: look under the goodies section!

We were busy building up greenhouses for our tomatoes and peppers, which are not liking la nina too much.  That was a lot of work!

Rat update: for those coming into the middle of the story, we adopted 3 baby field mice who were abandoned by their mother.  This week, we released them into a sheltered corner of our farm!  We will miss them.  Rats are important to any ecology, and especially to agroecologies.  We treat all our animals - wild and domestic - with a high degree of compassion.

LOOK FOR:

> New items

> Old items 

 

Give us a call or an email if you want samples!  Let us do the cooking...Prepared meals available.

 

-- GOODIES --

>>>> Greenhouse lettuce! - LIMITED AVAILABILITY ORDER EARLY!

> Eggs (Duck) - LIMITED AVAILABILITY ORDER EARLY!

> Olive Oil (imported from California - olives don't grow in Colorado, silly! We make sure there is no chemicals used, just like on our farm. It is very buttery oil, very sweet)

 > Sprouts - Greenhouse is being used to shelter tomatoes and peppers, so please order one week in advance

> Meat shares - from the Rev. Ronald Taylor's ranch.  These meats are from a neighbor of ours, he uses no hormones, and both grains and pastures the cows on natural feeds.  He raises holsteins.  In the hard economic times, he is adjusting his prices to allow microshares.  If there is more beef than expected, you can either pay the difference or return to him what you did not pay for! 

     * 1/2 Beef Share: $800 down, $4 per pound, plus share of processing

     * 1/4 Beef Share: $400 down, $4.50 per pound, plus share of processing

     * 1/8 Beef Share:  $200 down, $5 per pound, plus share of processing

      * 1/16 Beef Share: $100 down, $5.25 per pound, plus share of processing

       * 1/32 Beef Share: $50 down, $5.50 per pound, plus share of processing

 

-- VEGETABLES --

> Dandelion (also a blood cleanser herb)

> Fava greens (eat like chard, beet greens or pea greens)

> Lambsquarter

> Linden (leaves) (very sweet, sugar substitute)

> Sprouts (pea, bean, sunflower)

> Thistle (also a liver support herb)

 

-- BEANS --

  > Black

  > Fava

  > Jacob’s Cattle

  > Pinto

  > Trout

 

-- GRAIN --

  > Barley

  > Oats

  > Sanfoin

  > Safflower

  > Sunflower (SEED)

  > Rye

  > Wheat

 

-- HERBS --

  >>>> Juniper (BERRIES)

  > Catmint

  > Garlic (BABY)

  > Garlic (GREENS)

  >>>> Garlic (WILD)

  > Wild Onion (limited availability)

 

-- MEDICINE AND TEA --

  > Aspen (LEAVES, BARK) (antiinflamatory, pain relief, fever treatment)

  > Cherry Blossoms

  > Lilac Blossoms

  > Plum Blossoms

  > Poplar (BUDS, ROOTS) (antiinflamatory, pain relief, fever treatment)

  > Willow (BUDS, ROOTS) (antiinflamatory, pain relief, fever treatment)

  > Yucca (ROOT)

 

-- ANIMAL FEEDS --

  > Two legs 

  > Four legs

  > Six legs

  > Eight legs (?!)  :::: )

Tags:
 
 

Le Menu (what's cookin'?)

NEWS FROM THE FARM AND RECIPES

This week, the pines put out new buds and the cool weather has made them extra sweet this year.  The willow, aspen and poplars are also enjoying the weather, and are very strong medicines! On the farm, potato leaves are just popping up out of the ground, and if we get a week or two of good hot weather, we should be enjoying lettuces, pea greens and other delicious treats...

But La Nina is furious this year, with temperatures still nearly freezing at night and a delayed summertime.  The ground is wet enough that there has been an inch of water standing on the ground twice this last week, and while our crops are not damaged because our aisles act to regulate the moisture in the field and our animals are warm and dry in their pens, it is disappointing to have to wait so long for our summer favorites.

Rat update: for those coming into the middle of the story, we adopted 3 baby field mice who were abandoned by their mother.  This week, one of the rats released themselves while we accustomed them to cool temperatures.  Guess that one was ready to go!  The remaining mice will be released within a few days, once they stop shivering when the temperature gets below 60: we want them ready for the big world.  Rats are important to any ecology, and especially to agroecologies.  We treat all our animals - wild and domestic - with a high degree of compassion.

LOOK FOR:

>>>> New items

> Old items 

 

 

Give us a call or an email if you want samples!  Let us do the cooking...Prepared meals available.

 

-- GOODIES --

> Eggs (Duck) - LIMITED AVAILABILITY ORDER EARLY

> Olive Oil (imported from California - olives don't grow in Colorado, silly! We make sure there is no chemicals used, just like on our farm. It is very buttery oil, very sweet)

> Sprouts - due to frost, unusual limited availability

 

-- VEGETABLES --

> Dandelion (also a blood cleanser herb)

> Fava greens (eat like chard, beet greens or pea greens)

> Lambsquarter

> Linden (leaves) (very sweet, sugar substitute)

>>>> Pine buds

> Thistle (also a liver support herb)

 

-- BEANS --

  > Black

  > Fava

  > Jacob’s Cattle

  > Pinto

  > Trout

 

-- GRAIN --

  > Barley

  > Oats

  > Sanfoin

  > Safflower

  > Sunflower (SEED)

  > Rye

  > Wheat

 

-- HERBS --

  > Catmint

  > Garlic (BABY)

  > Garlic (GREENS)

  > Wild Onion (limited availability)

 

-- MEDICINE AND TEA --

  > Aspen (LEAVES, BARK) (antiinflamatory, pain relief, fever treatment)

  > Birch (TWIGS) (sweetener, also good for throat)

  > Cherry Blossoms

 > Lilac Blossoms

  > Plum Blossoms

  > Poplar (BUDS, ROOTS) (antiinflamatory, pain relief, fever treatment)

  > Willow (BUDS, ROOTS) (antiinflamatory, pain relief, fever treatment)

  > Yucca (ROOT)

 

-- ANIMAL FEEDS --

  > Two legs 

  > Four legs

  > Six legs

  > Eight legs (?!)  :::: )

Tags:
 
 
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