Home Place Pastures

Delicious and Local Meats!

We wanted to offer a variety of quality meats to our customers and are thrilled to partner with Home Place Pastures in Como, Mississippi. Fifth generation farmers, the Bartlett family has farmed their land for 150 years. They’ve begun the next chapter by running a vertically integrated, pasture-based beef, pork and lamb farm. All animals are humanely pasture raised. All produced meat is slaughtered and processed on the farm. Add their fresh, quality meats to your farm box!

Rosecreek Farms

Tasty Greens!

We are so honored to be partnering with Rosecreek Farms, a small operations produce farm located Selmer, Tennessee. This family owned and operated farm will be supplying a variety of quality ​​lettuce, greens and root crops. They offer delicious greens including Green Leaf, Panisse and Butter along with roots like carrots and turmeric. Be sure to order some of their goodies in your farm box

Pumpkin Stick ‘Ems!

You don’t need to carve a pumpkin to create some spectacularly festive pumpkins! Try these fun sticker packs to create your fall porch decor!

You’ll Need:
Pumpkins of various sizes (we have a bunch here at the farm)
3D Foam Sticker Kit
Face Sticker Kit

To Make:
Peel and stick! That’s it!

We look forward to seeing y’all here at the farm for loads of Fall fun!

Old-Fashioned Blackberry Cobbler

Blackberry Cobbler

Who doesn’t remember coming in from playing outside in the summer sun to the welcoming scent of fresh baked blackberry cobbler? We just happen to grow some of the best berries in Tennessee. Pick some up at a farmers market near you and try out this tasty recipe!

You’ll need:

4 cups fresh blackberries
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 large egg
1 cup sugar
1 cup all-purpose flour
6 tablespoons butter, melted
Cinnamon  

To make:

Preheat oven to 375°. Place blackberries in a lightly greased 8-inch square baking dish and sprinkle with lemon juice. Stir together egg, sugar, and flour in a medium bowl. Sprinkle mixture over fruit. Drizzle melted butter over topping. 

Bake for 35 minutes or until lightly browned and bubbly. Let the cobbler stand for ten minutes. Serve warm with whipped cream or ice cream and enjoy!

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Creamy Peas N Bacon

Creamy Peas N Bacon

Sugar snap peas are tasty right off the vine, but adding a little bacon adds a punch of flavor to this delicious vegetable! 

You’ll need:

1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
1 tbsp butter
8 oz sugar snap peas, trimmed
Ground black pepper to taste
13 oz green peas
1 tsp salt
8 oz bacon
2 tbsp all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cup chicken broth
1/4 cup heavy cream
1/2 tsp fresh nutmeg
1/2 cup fresh mixed herbs, chopped (such as: parsley, thyme, sage)
Squeeze of fresh lemon juice

To make:

  1. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and add butter and oil. Add the sugar snap peas, salt, and pepper, and cook for 3 to 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until sugar snaps are crisp-tender.
  2. Stir in 13 oz of the green peas and cook while stirring for 3 minutes. Transfer to a bowl and set aside.
  3. Add bacon to skillet and cook until crispy. Remove and drain on paper towels. Once cooled, chop into bits.
  4. Save 2 tbsps of the bacon grease and discard the rest. Add butter if there’s not enough grease.
  5. Add flour to the drippings and whisk continuously for 2-3 minutes until flour is bubbling.
  6. Mash 1/2 cup of the peas and add them to the flower/oil mixture.
  7. Slowly and gradually stir in the chicken broth, whisking until smooth. Add the heavy cream and nutmeg.
    Whisk continuously until the sauce is reduced by 1/3, about 5 minutes.
  8. Add peas back to the sauce. Cook, stirring, until heated through, about 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in the fresh lemon juice and season with additional salt and black pepper, to taste.
  9. Transfer peas in cream sauce to a serving bowl or platter, and top with bacon and fresh herbs. Voila!

Sign up for our CSA Farm Share Membership and get fresh peas, herbs, and more to whip up this dish!

Delicious Pesto!

Delicious Pesto!

Our farm-grown basil has such a wonderful flavor and is the perfect ingredient for salads, herb butters, and, of course, PESTO! Here is one of our favorite pesto recipes. 

You’ll need:

  • ½ cup of pine nuts
  • ¾ cups parmesan cheese, grated
  • 2 garlic cloves, grated
  • 6 cups basil leaves (about 3 bunches)
  • ¾ cups extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt

To make:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Lay pine nuts out on a baking sheet and roast for 5-7 minutes, tossing halfway. Place roasted nuts on a plate to cool. 

Put cooled pine nuts, cheese and garlic into a food processor and pulse until ingredients are finely ground (about 1 minute). Add basil. With the top on and the motor running, gradually add the olive oil in a slow, steady stream until the sauce is smooth with just flecks of basil (about 1 minute). Add salt to season. Serve with your favorite pasta!

Recipe makes about 1 ½ cups of pesto sauce.

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Did you know you can get our delicious basil in your CSA box? Learn more!

Toilet Paper Tube Ornaments

Toilet Paper Tube Ornaments

You can’t beat handmade Christmas ornaments. They’re a fun craft the whole family will enjoy and they can often be made with items lying around the house. This DIY ornament repurposes empty toilet paper tubes. Kind of fitting for 2020, no? Giggle.

You’ll need:

Empty toilet paper tubes
Paint
Paint brush
Ruler
Pencil
String

To make:

Paint outside of tube and allow to dry
Paint inside of tube and allow to dry
Using a ruler, draw a ½  inch thick around the middle of the tube.
On one side of the tube, cut equal strips (should wind up with eight) and cut those into triangles.
On the other side of the tube, do the same making sure strips are slightly off set.
Fold triangles towards middle of tube.
Tie string around middle of the tube.

Mom Tip: Lay down wax or parchment paper to save your table for little paint-covered hands.

Hang on the Christmas tree and enjoy!

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Fall Blooms

Fall Blooms

What better way to celebrate fall than to take delight in it’s stunning blooms! The cool, crisp weather brings with it some of the most vibrant bouquets of the year.

Here at the farm, we offer a variety of flowers including zinnias, several varieties of celosia, gomphrena, hydrangeas, sunflowers, asparagus fern, gladiolas, and marigolds. With shades of crimson, gold, and bright orange, these flowers will make any space feel like fall.

Come on out to the farm and pick up a few bouquets! New to flower arranging? Visit our Pinterest page for inspiration!

DIY Halloween Costumes

DIY Halloween Costumes

Halloween is just around the corner! As parents, we’d love to find fun and creative costumes for our kids without spending a fortune.  Try these WICKEDLY easy DIY Halloween costumes! They’re ADORABLE and won’t break the bank!

Scarecrow
You’ll need:
Jeans
Plaid shirt
Face paint
Fabric scraps cut into squares
Hot glue gun/glue or safety pins
Large piece of brown felt for DIY hat

To create:
Sew, glue, or safety pin fabric scraps to jeans and and felt hat. Fake sunflowers can be glued to hat if you’re feelin’ fancy. Paint seems and patches on your little one’s face and you’re done!

Bee
You’ll need:
Yellow shirt
Black pants/leggings
White felt, large enough for a pair of wings
Black felt, cut into wide strips
Hot glue gun/glue or safety pins

To create:
Pin or glue black strips to yellow shirt to create ‘bee body’. Using the white felt, cut out a pair of wings. Pin or glue wings to back of shirt. If you want a more girlie bee, you can add a black tutu to your ensemble!

Minion
You’ll need:
Yellow shirt
Denim overalls
Yellow beanie
Felt (white, black, and grey)
Hot glue gun/glue or safety pins

To create:
Using black felt, cut a strip long enough to wrap around the beanie and glue it to the beanie. Cut out a circle of white felt and another circle of grey felt, cutting out the center to make a frame. Cut out a smaller black circle to create the eyeball. Glue the grey felt frame to the white felt. Glue the black circle to the middle to complete the trademark minion goggle head!

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