Save the Dates: Summer Farm Tours & Potlucks

Tussock Sedge Farm

Wednesday, June 5
Potluck: 6 pm, Tour: 7 pm


1239 PA-113
Blooming Glen, PA 18911

tussocksedgefarm.com

Tussock Sedge farm sits on 550 beautiful, preserved acres in Bucks County where they raise 100% grass-fed Red Angus beef cattle. Tussock Sedge Farm does not use herbicides or pesticides on their fields, nor do they use growth hormones or antibiotics in raising their cattle. Their grass-fed beef is dry-aged, vacuum packed, and flash frozen for freshness.

Tussock Sedge Farm welcomes Farm Tour attendees to purchase individual pieces, a Sampler Pak, or an 1/8 of Tussock Sedge 100% Grass-fed Beef. Attendees can order ahead on tussocksedgefarm.com and pick up at the farm tour on 6/5. Purchases by the piece will be available that evening as well.



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Feed a Family, Support a Family Farm

Look out for this initiative at the Doylestown Farmers Market and Wrightstown Farmers Market. Thank you in advance for your donations.

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Small Farm Grants Program: Grant Applications are arriving

Bucks County Foodshed Alliance is proud to announce that applications are now rolling in for the Small Farm Grant Program. This program will help small farms with small grants to make a big impact.

Our organization is keen to return to our roots of helping out small farms directly, in addition to our efforts at education, collaboration, and connection. We are so grateful to the many people who have specifically donated to this program so far and look forward to awarding our first grants soon. 

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Garden Tip: Weed-Be-Gone

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Asparagus Quiche with Goat Cheese Recipe

Crust: 

  • 1 1/4 cups flour 
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter cold, cut into cubes
  • 3-4 tablespoons ice water

Filling

  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 small sweet yellow onion chopped
  • 1 pound asparagus
  • 5 eggs
  • 3/4 cup whole milk
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt or to taste
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 ounces goat cheese
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Poetry in Bloom: Daisy Time

See, the grass is full of stars, 
Fallen in their brightness; 
Hearts they have of shining gold, 
Rays of shining whiteness. 


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Local or Organic: Which to Choose?

When we can find local, organic produce for sale, it’s great – you’re supporting local farmers while at the same time supporting the environment through pesticide-free farming. However, what should we do when local organics aren’t available? Is it better to buy local non-organic produce, or buy organic food from elsewhere and miss out on supporting local farms? This an enduringly tricky decision to make, and it’s one we hope to help you answer in this post.

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Young Lettuces Salad with Herb Garlic Dressing Recipe

Salad:

  • 3 heads of baby romaine, red leaf, or Little Gem lettuces, leaves separated
  • 2 cups of spicy greens (such as mizuna, watercress, buckwheat sprouts, or purslane)
  • 1 cup tender herbs (such as mint leaves, cilantro leaves, and fennel fronds)
  • ½ cup edible flowers (such as nasturtiums, bachelor’s buttons, and pansies)
  • Flaky sea salt
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Garden Tips

  • Water your garden in the morning to conserve moisture loss. This will also help to prevent mildew and other fungal diseases that occur at high humidity levels.
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Food Terms You Need to Know

100 Percent Organic 

  • Can be used to label any product that contains 100 percent organic ingredients. Raw, unprocessed farm products can be designated 100 percent organic and many value-added farm products like grain flours or oats can also be labeled this.

Organic

  • Can be used to label any product that contains a minimum of 95 percent organic ingredients. Up to 5 percent may be non-organic agricultural products.

Made with Organic Ingredients 

  • Can be used to label a product that contains at least 70 percent organically produced ingredients.  

Natural

  • Food does not contain artificial ingredients or preservatives and the ingredients are minimally processed. However, they may contain antibiotics, growth hormones, and other chemicals.
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