Recipes from Raccoon Forks Farms: Harriett’s Mom’s Chicken Soup

This is slow food, good to make on a day when the weather is bad and you need something warm and comforting.

1 whole Raccoon Forks Farms chicken 
1 small onion
1 carrot
1 stalk celery
6 whole peppercorns
4 whole cloves
1 bay leaf

Peel onion and trim carrot and celery as needed. Cut carrot and celery stalk in half, crossways. Place chicken, carrot, onion, celery, peppercorns, cloves, and bay leaf in a large pot and fill with water until chicken is covered. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat, cover, and simmer until the chicken is falling off the bones.

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Raccoon Forks Farms newsletter – Dec. 18, 2018

Dear Friends of Raccoon Forks Farms –

Season’s greetings! Can you believe it’s the end of the year, already? We hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and that you’re enjoying the holidays thus far.

It’s been another busy and productive year at the Farms. As we wrote last month, it turned out to be a pretty good year for produce, particularly later in the summer. We had big crops of tomatoes, peppers, okra, garlic, potatoes, beans, and other vegetables – and 2018 will definitely live in our memories as “The Year of the Squash!”

Our squashes grew with exuberance last summer!

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Raccoon Forks Farms newsletter – Nov. 27, 2018

Dear Friends and CSA Partners –

We hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving! Were you affected by the amazing snow that hit southern Iowa over the weekend? We hope it didn’t complicate your travels.

Well, it’s happened again! This week is the last week of our fall vegetables and summer eggs CSA share seasons. It’s astonishing how fast the time goes! We hope you’ve enjoyed your eggs and your fall vegetables as much as we’ve enjoyed bringing them to you! We’re a little bit sad for it to be the end of the season, but we’re also looking forward to our winter work and to preparing for next year’s growing season. We have some exciting updates:

First, we have a new CSA brochure! Download it from our web site, or find one at your CSA pick-up site.

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