The farm to table (also known as garden to table or farm to fork) movement is huge right now, educating people about the health and economic benefits of growing/raising more of your own food or buying from local farmers/farm markets. This is something that has been instilled in me my entire life.
For generations, my family has raised meat, vegetables, and fruit for sustainability. Looking back at my childhood I remember my Mom had a summer kitchen, out the back door of the farm house where we lived. She worked, what must have seemed endlessly to her, canning vegetables and fruits from our garden. My Dad has always had some type of butchering set-up, and at times has even smoked some of the meat.
I did run away from this type of lifestyle for a while, but as my husband says "you can take the girl out of the country, but you can't take the country out of the girl". I embrace this type of lifestyle now! Having children is what ignited my fire. And, surprisingly, my husband was not raised this way, but he dives right in, learning as we truck forward in this lifestyle. It is a great adventure that we are on.
Here at LL Farm, I love to create meals for my family and friends that incorporate things from our garden (fresh, frozen, and canned). I use the delicious eggs that our chickens lay for us. Our beef comes from my brother's farm. We have added young cows to our our little farm and look forward to the day when we can supply our own meat. We have planted fruit trees and bushes and look forward to them producing soon. I think it is important to teach my children, and educate others, where their food comes from.
We are not totally sustainable, so I share plenty of other recipes that you can find under the recipe category on the right side column of this blog. You will also find plenty of chicken recipes there!
Below are some of our favorite farm to table recipes. Click on the picture to read the post.
RECIPES USING OUR GARDEN INGREDIENTS:
|Fried Green Tomatoes|
|A Morning of Pickin' Equals A Day Full Of Meals|
|Zucchini, Zucchini, And More Zucchini|
|How To Freeze Peppers And A Recipe|
|Green Beens and Garlic Sauteed in Butter|
|Zucchini Spice Cake|
RECIPES USING OUR FRESH EGGS:
|Breakfast Casserole with Cottage Cheese|
|Spinach and Tomato Frittata|
|Egg In A Hole|
Egg, Ham, and Cheese Muffins
|Breakfast For Supper|
|Ham, Egg, And Cheese Sandwich|
|Overnight French Toast Casserole|
|Hard Boiled Eggs|
(Mom's Tried and True Way)
RECIPES USING FAMILY RAISED BEEF:
|Yummy Pan Gravy|
(This recipe uses beef, garden vegetables, and eggs from our farm)
|Crockpot Pizza Pasta|
|Homemade Beef Broth|
RECIPES USING OUR FRUITS AND BERRIES:
|Easy Blackberry Cobbler|
|Apple Crisp With Almonds|
Rhubarb Apple Crisp
|Baked Apple Slices|
(made in the microwave)
WE RAISED A TURKEY FOR CHRISTMAS DINNER:
|Read about our HARD journey to get there|
|Creamed Turkey recipe|