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How to Store Summer Produce

Ever come home with a big bounty of produce from the market then wonder what the heck to do with all of it? Refrigerate? Leave it on the counter? Are those potatoes still good after two weeks? The folks at Great Country Farms have provided a few pointers for storing some this season’s fresh ingredients […]

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Dog Days Peach Festival is this Weekend – Try these recipes from our chefs

The Dog Days Peach Festival is this weekend at Great Country Farms. It may be the hottest part of the summer, but the Dog Days at Great Country are all about fun with your family and canine companions. Bring the whole family for a romp in the play area and to u-pick peaches (they’re at peak perfection!) […]

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Summer Blackberry Recipes

The Bluemont BBQ Bash & Blackberry Bonanza is almost here! Here are two recipes from Chef Mark and Chef Nick to celebrate blackberry season. Blackberry Reduction Ingredients . 1 Cup of blackberries . 1/2 cup of water . 2 TBSP sugar . Directions . 1. In a saute pan on high, add blackberries and water. Bring […]

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Summer Produce Guide: Pluots

Great Country Farms’ CSA deliveries are now in full swing! This week’s share features a unique fruit: the pluot.     A Pluot is a hybrid between apricots and plums. It has the sweetness of the plum and the early harvest of the apricot. This week’s CSA box features the first harvest from the eight […]

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Recipe: Garlic Scape Pesto

  The first CSA boxes of the season are arriving this week, and one unique thing you’ll find inside is GARLIC SCAPES! Garlic scapes are the shoots that garlic bulbs send up as they’re growing. They are harvested so that the plant uses its energy to make a bigger bulb instead of making a bigger plant. They […]

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Strawberry Jubilee and Fox 5 Strawberry Recipe

Join Great Country Farms this Saturday for their annual Strawberry Jubilee–the earliest in the history of the farm due to the warm spring weather. There’s U-Pick in the morning (come early for the best picks!), music, food, and celebration like the annual Diaper Derby, visits with the Strawberry Princess. Don’t miss Grandma Z’s strawberry shortcake, […]

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Food Revolution: How to cook locally, seasonally, and affordably

One of our goals at Cookology is to teach students how to make local, seasonal, healthy meals at home simply and affordably. This Fall we participated in Slow Food USA’s $5 Cooking Challenge to illustrate the types of (drool worthy) home cooked meals you can make at home on a budget. We’ve included links to our […]

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Mother’s Day Family Chef’s Table Preview

We’re gearing up for all of our special Mother’s Day classes this weekend. Chef Katie chimes in on what to expect from our Mother’s Day Family Chef’s Table events happening this Saturday and Sunday, and gives a preview of one of the recipes the kids will be helping to make for mom–Homemade Strawberry Short Cakes, YUM! “The family […]

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Asparagus with Spicy Peanut Sauce

Last weekend Chef Brad joined Great Country Farms for their member open house event where fresh asparagus was in abundance. In addition to bringing along samples of his Asparagus & Asiago Mini Quiches, he also demonstrated this unique Asian-style asparagus recipe for vistors. Try it alongside a seared soy glazed hanger steak or over cold buckwheat […]

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Recipe: Asparagus & Asiago Mini Quiches

Chef Brad was out at Great Country Farms this past Saturday for their open house event. In addition to demonstrating a seasonal asparagus recipe using Great Country’s fresh produce, he also brought samples of this savory quiche for guests. Makes a great party appetizer! Asparagus & Asiago Mini Quiche INGREDIENTS 3 eggs 2 cups heavy cream […]

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