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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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Opening Day at Wrightstown Farmers Market

Winner of 2019 Best of Bucks Farmers Market, The Wrightstown Farmers Market is thrilled to be opening its 14th season on Saturday, May 4th from 9 am - 1 pm at 2203 Second Street Pike.

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Celebrate National Flour Month with Castle Valley Mill

March is also National Flour Month and it's a good time to think about the flour you are using. If you visit our local farmers markets then you know who your vegetable farmer is and you know who your meat farmer is. But who is your wheat farmer?? Have you ever thought of that? What's in that 5 lb bag of shelf stable flour you buy at the grocery store? And who grew it, and how? What level of quality is this flour and what effect does it have on my health? 

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National Poultry Day

March 19th is National Poultry Day (yes, really) and we'd like to highlight that fact that we connect you with local, pasture raised poultry (and everything else local) through our two farmers markets.

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