Pre-thanksgiving Nov. 25th pickup: Please order by Monday noon!

Happy Thanksgiving! Special offering of local cheese and lots of baked goods. Please see below!

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.

This week’s menu is below. Order by email (citygrown2@gmail.com) by noon on Monday for Tuesday pickup. Always include a phone number with your order, please. If you need to reach us on Tuesday at the pickup point, please call Martha’s cell — you got the number in your email.

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

SPECIAL OFFER:

From Nancy:

Award-winning Meadow Creek Dairy cheeses, made from raw milk from their closed Jersey herd in Galax, VA.

APPALACHIAN: this one took third place in a national competition a few years back. Semisoft, buttery interior, brushed rind (most folks trim off before eating). $13.00/lb.

MOUNTAINEER: firmer than Appalachian, and closer grain, a bit nuttier but not as pronounced as a Gruyere. Brushed rind. $12.25/lb.

I have a 25% markup on these cheeses to help defray overhead costs of Citygrown.

Thanks to those who responded to my feeler for a COOKS’ COLLABORATIVE. I am encouraged but not ready to leap. This is likely to begin in early 2009 if the legal/organizational work goes according to plan. Anyone able to help with non-profit incorporation?

BAKED GOODS:

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).

Traditional Pumpkin Pie baked with Rabbit Hill Farm pumpkins. $22.50

Pecan Pie. True Virginia Hospitality. Rich and oh-so-decadent, made with local eggs and organic flour. $22.50

Cookie of the week: Pine Nut and Rosemary Cookies. A taste of Italy! Toasted pine nuts and local organic rosemary make these a crumbly, chewy and savory cookie. $6 a dozen.

Sweet Potato Pie: What a sweet potato crop! Rabbit Hill Farm’s finest combined with local eggs and milk. $22.50

Apple Tart: Lighter and more delicate than a pie. Baked with Franklin Co. apples. $20.00

Pecan Tartlets: Rich and yummy 4-inch tarts made with brown sugar, local eggs, and
pecans. $4.00 each, minimum of three.

Pear Tart: Lovely, rich, made with Mountain Ave. pears. $20.00

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

PREPARED FOODS:

From Martha:

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.”

Martha’s homegrown mixed Heirloom Beans, cooked with onion, garlic, and cumin. Pint, $5, Quart, $10

White bean spread with parsley, garlic, olive oil, hot pepper — 8 oz. jar, $5

Twice-Baked savory sweet potato casserole: white and orange local organic sweet potatoes, roasted and peeled, then baked in a loaf pan with sauteed onion, apple, and butter. About eight servings, $12.00


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 3, depending on your choices). Includes:

  • Martha’s homegrown mixed Heirloom Beans, cooked with onion, garlic, and cumin. — 16 oz. jar
  • White bean spread with parsley, garlic, olive oil, hot pepper — 8 oz. jar
  • Crunchy green rice (brown rice with parsley and chard, olive oil, and sunflower seeds) — 16 oz.container
  • Twice-Baked savory sweet potato casserole: white and orange local organic sweet potatoes, roasted and peeled, then baked in a loaf pan with sauteed onion, apple, and butter. One-half loaf (about 4 servings).
  • Bread: your choice of Martha’s breads: skillet cornbread, Crunchy Bread, Garlic, or Rosemary
  • Dessert: your choice of about a dozen Raspberry-Tahini (vegan) cookies or a quart of homemade grass-fed Botetourt yogurt. It’s the best.Vegan version of the Peasant’s Fare is available (organic sesame oil replaces butter).

PRODUCE:

Tender salad greens, limited supply. $3.50 for 8 ounces.

Flat leaf Parsley: $2.50 a bunch

FRESH HERBS:

Flat Leaf Parsley,

Rosemary, Sage,

Oregano. $2.50/bunch.

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