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Lewis Waite Order Deadline

Order raw milk cheese by Tuesday 1/27 and everything else by Thursday 1/29 for delivery on Tuesday 2/3. Everything you need to order can be found here.

Farm Network Updates:

3 Corner Field Farm: Karen is offering a rare special for February and March on her aged sheep milk cheese including Frere Fumant (smoked cheese), Battenkill Brebis, and Brebis Bleu! If you have not tried these gourmet cheeses yet, do your mouth a favor and take advantage of the sale on these award winning cheeses!
Here’s Karen Weinberg on developing her cheese business and farm: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uv1FswhNwbE

Argyllshire Lamb: Barbara brought over some more lamb stew kabobs to keep us warm on these cold winter nights. She’s also still running a special on 100% grass fed lamb Loin Chops.

Berle Farm: Beatrice has dried off her cows, so no more yogurt for a few months. Sad sigh. We can still get the thick Sheep Milk Yogurt from 3 Corner Field Farm, but no cow yogurt until Beatrice’s ladies start calving in the spring. We hope to have it in March, but our deliveries are early in the month, so we are not making promises.

Cascun/FreeBird: Sorry we ran low on chicken last month, but we’ll have plenty in for the February delivery.

Cowbella Dairy: Hooray! Dave and Shannon are sending some butter our way, from their Jersey herd. We will pick up some more Kefir, as well, and, to help us sell it and you save more, we’ll be offering a set of 6 in mixed flavors for a reduced rate. We’ll take requests as to included flavors as our inventory allows.

Grazin’ Acres Farm: just restocked their freezers with their Heritage breed, pasture raised pork. Order earlier to get tenderloin or to try the Canadian bacon. Belly bacon, shoulder bacon and jowl bacon also available.

Kriemhild Dairy: New item! Unsalted Meadow Butter rolls in a 1 pound size. Wrapped in paper, no plastic tubs. We also restocked on the 8 oz size tubs as Bruce passed by Albany this weekend.

Lewis Waite Farm: We’ll have just a little pork in this month. Please see the note from the farm for more information.

Oliver’s Organic Eggs: Oliver can only meet us once before the delivery week in the winter, usually the Monday of delivery week – if you missed out on organic eggs in January, get your orders in early for February. Once we sell out, that’s all she wrote, folks. We can get more local, non-organic eggs from neighboring farms, but not many around us sell certified organic eggs.

Stonewood Farm: Stonewood Farm has raised their prices slightly, and we have had to follow suit. The good news is that the dark ground turkey is back in stock! Annnnnd…We are having a sale on whole turkeys. Be sure to check our our Specials section this month, we have quite a few products on sale.

Washington County Farm: We are having a sale on sausage! Sweet and Hot Italian, and Eagle Bridge’s delicious breakfast sausage recipe (that’s the same seasoning as Lewis Waite and Grazin’ Acres). It’s not just for breakfast, so try this peppery flavor in your red sauces, egg dishes, and with a pile of greens, too! Makes a great lasagna, according to Nancy’s sister Judy.

West River Creamery: Cambridge with Chipotle back in stock! Also, we’ve made the move to only offering the 1/2 pound pieces, since they are more frequently sold than the 1 pound pieces. Please order multiple ½ pound pieces for your full pound. If you wanted a 1 lb piece, order early, write us a note, and we might be able to accommodate.
We are also getting in more of Jane’s wonderful (Iceberg Farm) lamb sausage with red wine, rosemary, and feta, along with her pork, garlic, and parmesan. There has been a price increase on these, so we will make them available as soon as that is all settled.

Yoder Farm: is starting to run low on some supplies of heirloom beans. Order early or they may be all gone! We did get in more of Ryan’s apple sauces and live cider vinegar before the last delivery.

Lewis Waite Deadline for 1/6 delivery

For delivery on Tuesday, January 6th, order raw milk cheese by 12/30 and everything else by Thursday 1/1.

Product Updates:

Argyllshire Lamb – never tried lamb before or grass-fed lamb? Take advantage of this special on lamb loin chops. These rich flavored grass-fed loin chops will melt in your mouth.

Hawthorne Valley Farm – try some of their lacto-fermented products. Currently on special are curry and ruby sauerkraut or try their hot pepper sauce to add a kick to your meals.

Mack Brin Farm – raises chickens on pasture without antibiotics, hormones or GMOs. Try their whole chickens or stock making parts. Also available is chicken liver on special this month. Try making some pate.

Strafford Organic Creamery – offers us 9 flavors of their certified organic ice creams. This is a good time of year to try it; since melting is less of a concern than in July.

Vermont Maple Granola – brought us some more of their maple sweetened granolas. Now available in 7 different flavors; be sure to try them all.

Yoder Farm – if you have been missing dried beans, they are back. We have a variety of heirloom beans now available from Yoder Farm. Ryan has also restocked us with their wonderful apple products – apple sauces specific to local orchards, vinegar and slow cooked, dark apple butter.

Lewis Waite Order Deadline for 12/9 Delivery

Raw Milk Cheeses must be ordered by Tuesday 12/2
Everything else by Thursday 12/4

Order here.

Lewis Waite Farm is happy to provide you with some great food related gift ideas this Holiday season.

We are offering Gift Packs of Teeny Tiny Spice Co of VT’s delicious and unique spice blends. These are available in several themes of flavors: Indian, Grilling, Mexican, and Spice Lands. The individual tins also make excellent gifts, but you’ll have to wrap those yourself!

Gift Certificates to Lewis Waite Farm CSA Extras – a great gift for your CSA buddies. If you consider this for someone outside the CSA network, we can also ship UPS (under LWF Farmer Network).

Don’t forget New Year’s Eve! Putney Mountain Winery’s Apple Bubbly makes an excellent nonalcoholic toasting beverage for the ringing in of the New Year. Preservative and additive free, it tastes like liquid apple with pleasant bubbly-ness.

We are offering the Cheese Plate again, for your Holiday celebrations. It’s a mix of 5-6 kinds of cheeses from all the farms we partner with. (under LWF Farmer Network)

Product Updates:

Argyllshire Farm: Barbara will be bringing us some more 100% grass fed lamb in time for the delivery. Consider a rack or leg of lamb for your Holiday meals! Lamb meatballs are also a great hors d’oeuvre, and there are many meals other than the Holidays before we return to the city.

Cascun Farm: will be bringing us more of their own Pasture Raised parted chicken – half chickens will return! They will also prepare FreeBird Chicken all natural parts and whole birds.

Cowbella Dairy: Still no butter for us, but we have lots of Kefir on hand. We’re having a special on it for the month of December. This drinkable yogurt has no thickeners added.
Lewis Waite Farm: We are low on pork again – what a run on bacon! Please check the Washington County Hoosick listing for Non-GMO, humanely raised, all natural pork. These are raised outside with a large yard, by a farm in Hoosick, NY (just a few miles away from Lewis Waite).

Yoder Farm: Ryan is offering you a chance to get his heirloom beans! Grown on organically managed Yoder farm, we have all kinds of new beans. Marfax, Kebarika, Hutterite and more. We’re not sure how long they’ll be in stock, so order soon if you wanted to try any!

Thanksgiving with the CSA

This week is key for getting your Thanksgiving needs met through the CSA.

Order Milk Not Jails by tomorrow (11/10) for delivery on November 20th. Find all the info you need here.

Lewis Waite turkey orders must be placed by this Friday (11/14), and some of the varieties have already sold out. You have until Monday 11/17 to figure out what else you may need to complete your feast, with delivery on Thursday, 11/20. Everything you need to know is here.

We’re also selling tickets to win a Lewis Waite turkey, so bring money to this Thursday’s pickup. The winner will be announced before the deadline to order.

If you’re looking for a turkey recipe, I’ve made this the past few years and it’s pretty foolproof. Plus, no advance prep like brining, which I always find challenging in my 3/4 size apartment refrigerator. Instead of canola oil I will use rendered leaf lard from pastured pork, which can be ordered from Lewis Waite. Don’t be scared, rendering lard is simple and easy and all you need is a dutch oven, a mesh strainer, and storage containers. I’ve successfully subbed arrowroot for the cornstarch, one for one.

Last Call for Turkeys

IT’S TURKEY TIME!
Place your Lewis Waite order by November 14th for delivery on 11/20.

That’s only ONE WEEK away! Time to make your calls, check your guest list, and place your order!

We are happy to begin thawing your bird for you, just make a note when you place your order.

How much do I need? We recommend 1 lb. per person for the meal, but don’t forget to plan for turkey sandwiches, turkey tetrazzini, and turkey soup (usually 4-5 lbs)! Larger birds have a higher meat to bone ratio, so you may need slightly more per person if you order a small bird.

What other local products can I get? Our entire list of family farm and artisan products is available to help keep your holiday meal locally sourced. Putney Mountain Sparkling Ciders, lots of local cheeses, cranberry sauce, grains and beans for side dishes, bread, etc. After you’ve added your turkey to the shopping cart, you can keep shopping, or check out and return at a later date to EDIT your existing Turkey order. Check out our Thanksgiving Essentials for some excellent hors d’oeuvre ideas.

Here are your options:

Stonewood Farm, $4.59/lb – All Natural
Stonewood Farm specializes in premium quality turkeys with superior flavor and juiciness that can only be grown in Vermont. They grow their turkeys naturally; no antibiotics or growth hormones. Plenty of fresh Vermont air, cool nights, good feed and tender loving care on their family farm make for a wonderfully juicy turkey. They raise their turkeys for your family without any artificial ingredients inside large, open-sided barns. They are processed on the farm in their USDA facility without any preservatives.

Solstice Family Farm, $6.39/lb – Pasture Raised
Pasture Raised on a 280 acre farm in the Mohawk Valley. This is an Amish homestead farm, where the family and animals live in harmony with nature. Pasture Raised means the animals always have access to pasture grasses, and are raised without hormones or antibiotics. They raised enough they feel confident we can get the size bird you ordered. Processed locally by Garden of Spices Farm.

Order Lewis Waite by tonight for delivery 10/23

Place your Lewis Waite orders here for delivery on Thursday 10/23.

Product Updates:

Beth’s Farm Kitchen: It is canning season. We are stocking up on preserves, jams and chutneys. Including cranberry sauce seasoned with orange and cardamom, for you upcoming holiday meals.
Earth Sky Time: Goldburgers, Hoomoos and Pesto are restocked. The pesto is seasonal, so stock up on frozen pesto while it is still here and have fresh summer pesto all winter long (made with sunflower seeds instead of nuts, perfect for people with nut sensitivities).

Farmer Ground Flour: is restocked. Organic, heritage grains. Choose from whole wheat, white flour, pastry flour, rye flours, buckwheat, spelt flour and corn meal. As the days get cooler, there is nothing like homemade bread. Try mix and match flours in this “No-Knead Recipe” to make your own multi-grain bread.

Gatherer’s Granola: Was delivered today and is restocked with plenty of delicious gluten-free varieties for breakfast or a power snack.

Grazin Acres Farm: Great news for Grazin Acre fans, we will be stocking a limited number of non-GMO, pastured raised turkeys! Look for them as we get closer to Thanksgiving.

Hawthorne Valley Farm: Try any of their sauerkraut with a fresh Lewis Waite fresh pork roast for an old-world soul warming meal.

Lewis Waite Farm: Pork is finally here! We are still waiting for our smoked pork products. But the freezer is full of fresh pork loin chops, sirloin chops, sirloin cutlet, tenderloin, sirloin roast, fresh ham roast, Boston butt, shoulder roast, ham steaks as well as ground pork and nitrate-free pork sausage. Hooray!

Teeny Tiny Spice Company: fresh ground organic spice blends. These colorful blends are well balanced with a lot of variety for every palette. The gift packs include 3 different spice blends to add to your menu, they are pleasing to the eye and belly, and a great food gift this holiday season.

Lewis Waite News & Order Deadline

Order by Sunday for cheeses and Monday for everything else.

Product Updates:

Argyllshire Farm has sent over some lamb rib chops. Get them fast. They are the perfect weeknight option to spice up your after work routine.

BEANS (organic, dried) are becoming hard for us to find. Cayuga Pure Organics only has a few kinds cleaned, and the shipping service we used to get them here has tripled the cost. We’re looking into ways to get them (including asking anyone we know going near the Finger Lakes if they wouldn’t mind grabbing a few hundred pounds of beans on their way). Alas – we will find some sooner or later!

GEM Buffalo will have more burger for us, but we can’t get it until 10/6 on our way back up from the Monday delivery to Westchester and the Hudson Valley. We’ll make it available as quick as we can. we are even getting some more Hump Roast in stock, a Native American delicacy. Ever tried making Pemmican?

Grazin’ Acres has Kosher King heritage breed, non-GMO, pastured raised, chicken available. These birds are moist and full of flavor. If you can manage to leave any meat on the bones, throw all your left overs (bones and all) into a large pot to make nutritious, delicious chicken stock.

Farmer Ground Flour will be sending us more fresh ground flour next week, for all your fall pie baking!

Lewis Waite Farm has more 100% grass-fed beef came in this week, for all those folks waiting for filet mignon, flat iron steaks, beef bratwurst and more. Send us an email if you want something saved for you! The hanger steaks are already promised.

Mariaville Mushroom Men will (we hope) bring us some more Chaga Chug Tea this weekend, as it practically ran out the door. There are many different kinds of mushroom teas available from this local mushroom operation. All their practices are organic while they work towards certification.

Putney Mountain Winery has restocked us on the preservative free sparkling apple cider they make. As Thanksgiving approaches, this makes a truly special addition to the table fro those not partaking in the ‘harder’ offerings. If you think you may need a few bottles, let us know so we can plan ahead!

Stonewood Farm is getting ready for the big day. Our turkeys from this farm are now available for ordering (BE SURE TO CHECK THE DELIVERY DATE – YOU CAN CHANGE THE DATE IN YOUR CART TO GET CLOSEST TO THANKSGIVING).

Vermont Maple Granola will be bringing us maple sweetened trail mix on Sunday!

To all our loyal duck egg lovers out there, we are sorry to let you know that Little River Farm has retired and can no longer bring us duck eggs each week. We are currently looking for more local producers to keep you stocked!

Thank you to everyone patiently waiting for more Lewis Waite pastured raised pork, we will have more this month. In the meantime, we have Washington County, locally raised non-GMO pork in stock.

At Lewis Waite we know that eating sustainably grown food is not all always easy. Please know, here at the farm we are grateful and glad to know there is strong network of informed customers who understand the importance in supporting New York State farmers. Your effort is not in vain. Your support is far reaching and much appreciated. Do not hesitate to let us know what we can do to help to continue building this indispensable network.

We look forward to your next order!

Lewis Waite New Items & Order Deadline

Order sheep and goat milk cheeses by Sunday 9/21 and all other products by Monday 9/22 for delivery on Thursday 9/25. Place your order here.

New products:

3-Corner Field Farm: is now offering a bleu cheese. This 100% raw sheep’s milk bleu has a crumbly, moist interior and a moderate bleu flavor.

Cowbella: Kefir is back! We had a special, and ran out of this delicious, pro-biotic drink made from cow’s milk. Available in maple, strawberry, vanilla and plain, try them all.
Lewis Waite Farm: received pork last week. It is going fast, but there is still some bacon available!

Mariaville Mushroom Men: try some Mushroom tea on these chilly fall nights. Enjoy the warmth of tea and the healthy benefits of mushrooms. Each tin contains a two supply of tea, to be taken as a health supplement. Check out what mushrooms can do for you here.

Manx Station Farm: has updated their listing with more inventory. Try the sandwich steaks; quick cooking and great for Philly Cheese Steak Sandwiches or Stir-Fried with your favorite fall time veggies.

Teeny Tiny Spice Company: add a little spice to your meals. Teeny Tiny has a spice for everyone. These spices are full of certified organic ingredients and range in spiciness. ***I love their Perfection Spice Blend–it’s so good as a rub for slow-cooked meats. Their Shepherd’s Blend tastes lovely in this recipe for salmon cakes.

Specials – We are using the ‘specials’ category in the ‘Shop by Product’ part of our website to put different items on specials. Check there!

Lewis Waite Order Deadline + Sale Items

Harissa by Teeny Tiny Spice Co.
Harissa by Teeny Tiny Spice Co.

The last Lewis Waite delivery of the winter season is coming up on Tuesday, May 13th. Order your Lewis Waite products by 11:59 pm on Thursday 5/8 for delivery next Tuesday 5/13. Raw milk cheese products must be ordered by Tuesday 5/6, so if you want those, be sure to submit your order early!

Strafford Organic Creamery has added Smooth Maple to their roster of ice cream flavors.

3 Corner Field Farm has fresh sheep milk cheeses available again now that lambing season is over.

Teeny Tiny Spice Company wants to remind you that their spices come in gift packs and would be lovely for Father’s Day, for end of year teacher gifts or a hostess gift. As the weather warms, you might want to pick up some grilling spices for yourself.

Speaking of grilling, Lewis Waite is having a sale on hot dogs and Mack Brin Farms has a sale on pasture raised chicken livers.

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Lewis Waite–New Products, Sale Items & Order Deadlines

Planning your menu for Passover or Easter? Check out Lewis Waite’s myriad offerings to make your holiday–or everyday–table one to remember. Place your order by April 3 for pick up on Thursday, April 8.

Pork kielbasa is back in stock, and perhaps it brings with it better weather for grilling!

Strafford Organic Creamery has new flavors of ice cream in stock. In addition to vanilla, chocolate and coffee, they now have sweet guernsey cream, ginger, wintermint, coconut almond and strawberry.

Yoder Farm is offering another flavor of apple sauce and ‘live’ apple cider vinegar for sipping. (Did you know America’s Test Kitchen just put out a gluten-free cookbook? I bring it up mainly because the first recipe I tried was an applesauce cake that had all my gluten-loving friends licking the crumbs off their plates. I bet it would be even better with higher quality applesauce than the supermarket brand I used.)

On sale: horseradish chevre and maple walnut chevre from Nettle Meadow Dairy, which would taste delicious tossed with some roasted beets (if you have any leftover from the last share box of the season). And jazz up your scrambled eggs or nachos with lacto-fermented hot sauce from Hawthorne Valley Farm–you can feel the burn and heal your gut at the same time.

The Shepherd Herb Spice Blend from Teeny Tiny Spice Co. is also on sale this month and it would really pair well with lamb. I also love it in this recipe for grain-free salmon cakes. I use about a tablespoon. I also use leeks instead of chives, because they get nice and crispy while frying. These salmon cakes are good hot and even better cold, for easy lunch leftovers that travel well.