We’re celebrating the first eggs born to Citygrown chickens! The first of them appeared on Nov. 13 and we’re already thinking of new recipes to make the most of this new bounty!
If you’ve just become acquainted with Citygrown, you should know that our produce is from community gardens and is organic in practice, though usually not certified. Ingredients in our prepared foods are selected for quality and sustainability — mostly local, mostly organic, and we avoid “factory food” as much as we can. Please write if you have specific requests, allergies, or other concerns. We’re a small group, producing goods to order, and are always happy to talk about food.
Order by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) by noon on Monday for Tuesday pickup. Always include a phone number with your order, please.
Pickup is Tuesday between 4:00 and 5:30 at 416 Church Avenue, Roanoke (park in the lot at the corner of 4th and Church and follow Citygrown signs — we’re in the back). This is the downtown Church of the Brethren.
– Nancy Maurelli, Rachel Theo-Maurelli, Martha Hagood, and Elaine Fleck
Four choices of Elaine’s Muffins: $1.00 each (minimum of 6 of any one type) Sweet Potato-Spice Muffins made with Rabbit Hill Farm sweet potatoes and organic flour, local eggs, local Homestead Creamery buttermilk; Pear-Pecan Muffins: deliciously moist with cinnamon and nutmeg and made with local pears and local eggs. Also Blueberry (from Washington State), and Apple Spice Muffins made with low-spray Franklin County apples (we really like these apples).
Apple Pie: made with Franklin Co. low-spray (before fruiting) apples. $25.00
Pecan Tartlets: Rich and yummy 4-inch tarts made with brown sugar, local eggs, and pecans. $4.00 each, minimum of three.
Cookie of the week: Cowboy cookies are moist and chewy and made with old fashioned oats, chocolate chips, pecans, and coconut. Local eggs, organic flour, organic coconut. $6 a dozen
Martha’s Breads: (Vegan versions of yeast breads available; cornbread available in a gluten-free version.)
* Crunchy bread: A pretty round or oval artisan loaf of whole wheat, unbleached, and spelt flours (all organic, regional flours), a little yeast and salt, and local whey or buttermilk. The “crunch” comes from organic sunflower seeds and sprouted Virginia wheatberries. $5.50 loaf.
* Garlic and herb breads: Somewhat lighter and more refined than the meal-in-itself Crunchy Bread. Organic and regional flours: choose Garlic or Rosemary. $5.50.
* Skillet corn bread: Cooked in an 8-inch cast iron skillet, with organic cornmeal and organic Virginia whole wheat flour, local eggs and dairy. $5.50
An offering for those cold autumn evenings….
Russian cabbage borscht made with potatoes, cabbage, onions, caraway, and of course, Rabbit Hill Farm’s very own beets. Pine, $5, quart, $10.
Lemon cous-cous salad with pine nuts, golden raisins and cherry tomatoes from Rabbit Hill farm. Pint, $4
Tomato Tart: Layered with roasted organic garlic, sontina cheese, and end-of-season tomatoes. Organic flour, local vegetables. $22.50 whole tart.
Swiss Chard and Onion Quiche with local eggs and dairy, Vermont cheddar cheese. $22.50 whole pie.
Homemade Local Yogurt: in a returnable Mason jar. Milk from local, grass-fed cows is gently pasteurized but not homogenized, so each jar has a tiny bit of rich, cultured cream on top. Very mild and thick, with great flavor, living cultures and no pectin, “emulsifiers” or “stabilizers” like many commercial brands. Quart, $5.75, pint $3.25. (plus 75 cent refundable deposit on jar.) Comments from customers: “Perfection!” and “Simply the best I’ve ever had.”
Chili with mixed organic beans, local organic tomatoes, organic onions, garlic, pepper, and a little bit of local organic sweet potato. It’s good! Pint $5.50, quart $10. A good, warming meal on damp nights.
Lentils with onions, garlic, and a little lemon. Pint $5, Quart, $9 All organic except the extra-virgin olive oil.
Crunchy green rice. Short grain brown rice with parsley and chard, olive oil, and sunflower seeds. Everything organic except the extra-virgin olive oil. 24 oz. container, $5.50
Local organic apples fried in local, grass-fed butter. with cinnamon and a little maple syrup. 16 oz. jar, $7.50
PEASANT’S FARE: Six organic, sustainable basics to build a week’s meals around: $29.50 for the package, plus refundable 75 cent deposit on jars. (2 to 4, depending on your choices). Includes:
* Chili with mixed beans, tomatoes, onions, garlic, pepper, and a little bit of sweet potato. — 16 oz. jar
* Lentils with onions, garlic and a little lemon juice — 16 oz. jar
* Crunchy green rice (brown rice with parsley and chard, olive oil, and sunflower seeds) — 24 oz.container
* Fresh garden greens: about 8 ounces
OR tender cooked chard with onions, garlic, and olive oil, 8 oz. jar
* Bread: your choice of Martha’s breads: skillet cornbread, Crunchy Bread, Garlic, or Rosemary
* Dessert: your choice of about a dozen Peanut Butter Cookies or six Granny Smith and Goldrush apples sauteed in local butter with a little bit of cinnamon and maple syrup.
Vegan version of the Peasant’s Fare is available (organic sesame oil replaces butter in apples).
Organic very local baking apples: Goldrush and Granny Smith, mixed. $2.50 a pound.
Scallions: 6 for $1. limited supply.
Tender salad greens, limited supply. $3.50 for 8 ounces.
Cooking greens: Swiss chard, $3 a bunch
Flat leaf Parsley: $2.50 a bunch
Sweet potatoes: Jersey type only (white flesh, nice texture). Try ‘em! $1.75 pound
Flat Leaf Parsley,