Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Holiday Season

 Are you still pondering what to get those special people in your life that you know don't use half the stuff you normally get them.

Are the people you are getting gifts for the type of people that love food and love to try new things?

Most importantly, is it important to you to make sure you buy from local producers?

If you answered yes to any of those questions we have the perfect items for you!

We have numerous items that you can give. We have 12 varieties available right now. Make a mix and match basket. Purchase just one special one. Pair them with some teas. Either way they all make great gifts.

We had someone purchase a bunch this weekend for their office christmas gifts. Do you do Secret Santa?

Perfect teacher gift or just something a little perfect for yourself to enjoy while you are fixing Thanksgiving dinner?

We will take special orders for the butters right up until the Christmas. We even will wrap the jars in cellophane with a nice ribbon around them.

 Fruit butters available now:
 Apple Butter
Sugar Free Apple Butter
Blueberry Apple Butter
Sugar Free Blueberry Apple Butter
Cranberry Apple Butter----*NEW*
Jalapeno Apple Butter---- *NEW*
Pear Butter
Sugar Free Pear Butter
Plum Butter
Peach Butter
Pumpkin Butter
Sugar Free Pumpkin Butter

Herbal Teas available now:

Apple Mint Tea---- *NEW*
Chamomile Lavender Tea
Lavender Tea
Spearmint Tea
Peppermint Tea
Sage Tea-----*NEW*
Lemongrass Tea
Lemon Balm Tea

Dried Herb Shakers available now:

Lime Basil
Lemon Basil
Poultry Seasoning
Lemon Balm
Lemon Lime Fish Seasoning

We will be at the Chenango Valley High School Craft Fair this weekend from 10am-3pm. Make sure you come and see us!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Thanksgiving Cranberry Sauce Change Up!

Believe it or not the Holiday season is upon us. The massive amounts of people at all hours in the stores tells us so. The amounts of christmas trees and Santas in every store tell us that Christmas is coming!

Well we can't wait for Christmas, but more than anything I can't wait for a nice Turkey on Thanksgiving. More now than every Christmas overshadows Thanksgiving. But not for us!

As most of you know we raised our own turkeys this year and I cannot wait to taste the freshness of our own turkeys.

Going into Thanksgiving some people were asking for a cranberry flavored fruit butter. Being that we were using only local fruit I was having a tough time trying to figure this one out. We finally decided that we would buy some cranberries and pair them with the local apples we get and make a Cranberry Apple butter, sticking to our local fruit but also pleasing our loyal customers.

The cranberries are still from the USA. Obviously there are no cranberries in NY.

I personally don't care for Cranberry Sauce at thanksgiving. So when I was making this I was a little skeptical. But I will have to say if you are looking for something different for Thanksgiving rather than your normal cranberry sauce you need to absolutely without a doubt try our Cranberry Apple Butter.

Oh my God it is amazing!

My mother in-law loves it!
(They are our guinea pigs sometimes so they have had the good and the bad recipes. )

But to hear from her that she raves over it and ate it within a few days I knew we had a good one. She then called and asked for me to make a big jar of it for thanksgiving.

Yup that must mean it is really good!

We then had our Fiber Festival this weekend at the Oakdale Mall and this proved more than anything that it was excellent. Our biggest seller over the weekend was the Cranberry Apple. People were consistently saying how they were going to use it instead of cranberry sauce at Thanksgiving.

What is the difference between cranberry sauce and Cranberry Apple Butter?

Cranberry sauce is full of high fructose corn syrup and tons of sugar! And obviously lots of preservatives.

Cranberry Apple butter made by us is made of Cranberries, Apples, sugar, cinnamon and cloves. There really is not a lot of sugar in it. Just enough to give it a sweetness but that is what the apples are for as well to give it that right amount of cranberry tartness and sweetness of the apple. No preservatives, No high fructose corn syrup!

Come on give it a try, change it up for Thanksgiving and have our Cranberry Apple Butter with your Turkey this year!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Craft Shows and Winter markets!

Now that the outdoor market season is over we once again have found a bunch of craft shows and indoor markets that we will be attending. As a farmer and living only on what you make from the farm you still have to find things in the winter when things slow down outside.

Otsiningo Farmers Market once again has created an indoor market and will be located once again at the Metrocenter in Downtown Binghamton.  It will be the 1st and 3rd Saturday of every month from 9am-Noon. The same as last year.

Here is our schedule:

November 3, 2012- Cortland High School Craft Fair 10am-3pm.
                             - Otsiningo Winter Market 9am-noon. We will not be there this time but Cheryl from
                                                                                    Boer Bakery has offered to sell our products for us.
November 10- Oakdale Mall Fiber Festival 10am-9 pm
November 11- Oakdale Mall Fiber Festival 11am-7pm
November 17- Chenango Valley Craft Fair 10am

December 1- Otsiningo Winter Market 9am-noon
December 2- Vestal Craft Fair 10am-3 pm
December 7- Parlor City Indie Market and Craft Fair 6pm-9pm
December 8- Parlor City Indie Market and Craft Fair 9am-6pm
                   - Holiday Magic Newark Valley in front of Cardinal Cafe
December 9- Parlor City Indie Market and Craft Fair 11am-6pm
December 15- Otsiningo Winter Market 9am-noon

January 5- Otsiningo Winter Market 9am-noon
January 19- Otsiningo Winter Market 9 am-noon

February 2- Otsiningo Winter Market 9am-noon
February 16- Otsiningo Winter Market 9 am-noon

March 2- Otsiningo Winter Market 9 am-noon
March 9-10- Field, Hearth and Home event- Treadway Inn Owego
March 16- Otsiningo Winter Market 9am-noon

April 6- Otsiningo Winter Market 9am-noon
April 20- Otsiningo Winter Market 9am-noon