Posts Tagged ‘Thornhill Farm’

Our Local Foods Newsletter – June 3, 2011

Thursday, June 9th, 2011 | No Comments »

Great KTC Specials This Week:

- Hearty Breakfast Special

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One Dozen Eggs and Breakfast Sausage 15% off – $9

- Vegetable Bags this Week

Both the CSA and KTC vegetable bags this week will include Eggplant, Green Beans, Cucumbers, Squash, Cabbage, Torpedo Onions, and Berries.

**Please remember that substitutions may be necessary.

Blueberries and Blackberries by the pint are now available on Kitchen Table Cuisine!

Summertime…and the Veggies are Growing!

- Green Beans, Eggplant, Squash, and Cucumbers are finally here! You’ll find them in this week’s CSA bags, in the KTC Vegetable bags, at the Farm Store and at the Farmers Markets! Blackberries and Blueberries are also ripening now and are available through Our Local Foods.

- Beautiful Cut Flowers are also available at the Farmers Markets. Don’t forget—we’re at the Pawleys Island Market on Wednesdays, the Mount Pleasant Town Center Market on Saturdays, and the Downtown Charleston Market also on Saturdays. See you there!

- Other summer produce is still developing. We should start harvesting the tomatoes in two weeks. The cantaloups should be ready in two to three weeks. Watermelons and Okra will come later in the summer.

- Unfortunately, we weren’t able to grow Corn this year. If anyone is interested, we can get local but non-organic corn. Let us know if that’s something you’d be interested in!

Weather on the Farm

As you know, our area is experiencing drought conditions right now. So far, our fields are hanging in there and still producing strong…but we’re praying for rain! Keep your fingers crossed that we get some soon!

See you at the Farm Store and the Farmers Markets!

Our Local Foods Newsletter – March 25, 2011

Friday, March 25th, 2011 | No Comments »

KTC Take Home

  • Asian Noodle Bowl Soup with Mepkin Abbey Oyster Mushrooms for $9.95.
  • The Noodle Bowl is a satisfying way to inject the goodness of fresh vegetables in their own healthy broth into your culinary repertoire. It utilizes the simplest cooking technique and captures the flavors and nutritional elements into a light meal.

  • Korean Chicken Wings for $14.95.
  • Korean Chicken Wings are heralded as something special in all the right places! From the New York Times to Guy Fieri of The Food Network, and now KTC!! We love fried chicken, and the satisfying stickiness of a well seasoned Korean Seasoned Chicken Wing is a great way to indulge in an updated and hip menu item! Enjoy with our “Noodle Bowl” Soup this week for an internationally sensational weeknight meal!

Great Wallet Friendly Specials this Week on KTC
* Sparkman’s Cream Valley Drinkable Yogurt Quarts 20% Off! Four delicious flavors now only $3.31. Choose from Natural, Mango, Peach and Strawberry.
* KTC International Combo Price: $22.50 Purchase one Asian Noodle Bowl Soup with Mepkin Abbey Oyster Mushrooms and one Korean Chicken Wings and receive 10% off the combined price. Use coupon “Take Home” BEFORE checking out. If you have any issues using the coupon, please call the store or send an email before you place your order.

Vegetable Bag Suggestions
We’ve all been enjoying the pea tendrils as the perfect spring salad, but there are other ways to enjoy pea tendrils as well. Use it with our farm fresh eggs in omelets and frittas for a heavenly Sunday brunch. Food process it into pesto sauce instead of basil and toss with al dente pasta. Or wilt the pea tendrils and toss into a light pasta salad. Enjoy!

KTC Welcomes MUSC!
Next week, on Friday April 1st, Kitchen Table Cuisine will make its first delivery to the MUSC community. Orders will be delivered to the lower lobby of the Wellness Center by 11:00 am on Fridays. All new customers will receiver their membership kits to include coolers and bags. please pick-up your membership kit even if you don’t place an order this wee. We suggest picking them up over your lunch break. Don’t forget to have your orders in by 10:30 am on Monday to get delivery this week!

Adaptive Gardens Out in the Community

  • April 9: McClellanville Garden Club Plant Sale from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm. Come visit to pick up all your seedlings for your summer garden!
  • Also come by the farm for an open house. The first 25 visitors will receive a free one dozen eggs.
  • April 16: Visit Joe Riley Stadium and Dogs with a Cause to support Adaptive Gardens of the Lowcountry. Contact info@adaptivegardens.org to purchase tickets. Game starts at 7:05 pm on Saturday April 16th.
  • April 21: Earth Day Celebration at MUSC Horseshoe from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm, raffle prizes will include organic produce from local farms and Adaptive Gardens’ herbal soap. Come join the celebration for Mother Earth!

Our Local Foods Newsletter – March 4, 2011

Friday, March 4th, 2011 | No Comments »

Happy Spring and Healthy Eating

Place Your Kitchen Table Cuisine Order Today!

Great Specials from Kitchen Table Cuisine this Week!

Refer to the Menu for the week for ideas on how to use these specials.

  • Fresh Trout Fillets from Sunburst Trout Co – Special price of $7.99 each, a savings of more than 10%! Choose from Bourbon Marinated, Lime-Cilantro Marinated, Au Poivre Encrusted, or Hemp and Grits Encrusted for a light and delicious meal.
  • Chicken Leg Quarters – 20% Off! Limit of 3 per customer please. Perfect for wine-poached Chicken.
  • Spice Blends from Alchemy Spice Co. – Special price of $5.00 each, a savings of 15%! Choose from Neo Masala Indian Masala Powder, Bella Garlique Italian Blend, Chive Jive Southwestern Blend, Bayou Ya-Ya Cajun Blend, and Scenic City Sizzle Grilling Pepper to spice up your life.

BB&T Charleston Food and Wine Festival March 4 – 6th at Marion Square!

Visit our booth at the BB&T Charleston Food and Wine Festival this Saturday! Come meet Maria and Jacqueline, and taste our new Carrot and Ginger Soup. Congratulations to Charleston for having such a vibrant and dedicated culinary community with the ability to attract so many visitors to the local food and wine scene! Help us congratulate Our Local Foods for being a runner-up for the Food Innovator Award at the Food and Wine Festival.

News from the farm…

The peas are up and the potatoes are peeking out from under the covers! We included pea tendrils in the vegetable bags last week for those who enjoy that first taste of spring in their salads!

Get ready for beautiful summer bouquets of flowers! We have 15 varieties of cut flowers seeded now. Bouquets will be available at our booths in the farmer’s market.

Adaptive Gardens Corner

Adaptive Gardens of the Lowcountry welcomes a new school group full of new faces to Thornhill Farm. Georgetown Middle School now sends a group of students every week to enjoy time in the garden, feeding the donkeys, and special activities such as mixing potting soil and making goats milk soap. Soon they will have their own chickens to care for!

Mark your calendars now for Saturday April 9th! Adaptive Gardens of the Lowcountry will be selling organic vegetable, flower and herb starts at the McClellanville Plant Sale, sponsored by the McClellanville Arts Center. The plant sale is located along Pickney Street in front of the Arts Center and runs from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm. This is a great time to get your backyard garden supplied for the summer!

Come Visit the Farm Store!

We are embellishing the farm store with fun and exciting new products for the home and garden. A visit to the farm store is a great idea for a Saturday excursion. If you’re planning a back-yard garden this year, we have organic vegetable and herbs seedlings available as well as a variety of gardening supplies (Call or email first for seedling availability if you’re looking for something specific). We can also help with gardening and culinary gift ideas. Come see us, we love visitors!

New items include:

  • The Little Bunny Garden from Sunny-Side Up Gardens- this fun kit includes 6 packages of Organic and Heirloom Vegetable Seeds, Starter Soil, Wooden Plant ID Stakes, Growing Instructions, Growing Journal, Pencil and 100% Recycled Fiber Egg Carton Planter. Perfect for encouraging young gardeners!
  • Flexible Tubtrugs – available in 5 different sizes and colors. These flexible rubber baskets have reinforced ribbing for extra strength, super-strong comfort grip handles, and are made from 100% food-grade plastic. They’re safe for kids and pets and can be used for anything! Use them to carry gardening supplies, tools, kids’ toys, or just about anything else you can think of!
  • Intense Skin Therapy Cream by Outdoor Hands for skin that is “Tough not Rough.” Outdoor Hands is a pharmacist formulated cream made of a unique blend of botanical extracts and organic oils for cracked or chapped hands, feet, elbows, lips and all other dry skin.
  • Cooling headwear by Blu Bandoo – these stylish hats and neck bandoos are a must for summertime in the South! Soak in water for minutes to keep cool for hours, and wear them for sports, work, play and leisure.

Thank you Jacqueline for your inspiring menu of the week.

We encourage everyone to read Jacqueline’s menu and visit the website for the recipes. This is a great way to enjoy all that Kitchen table Cuisine has to offer!

The New York Times on Farming!

Friday, February 11th, 2011 | No Comments »

New York Times newspaper covers Sean Brock and Our Local FoodsThe New York Times did 2 great articles on Sean Brock, of Husk & McCrady’s restaurants, this week. The first on February 8, 2011 describes how Sean has helped preserve some of what’s best in southern farming, including details about benne. In this article, he mentions the work he and his team have done on Thornhill Farm with Maria and the Our Local Foods team. READ THE ARTICLE HERE >>

Our Local Foods is Hiring!

Tuesday, January 18th, 2011 | No Comments »

Position: Farm production intern

Our Local Foods is looking for an able bodied, energetic individual to get down and dirty with us on Thornhill Farm. We are planting, harvesting, starting starts and rotating crops constantly to meet the demand of the Charleston area for locally grown, certified organic produce. This is a seasonal position in the organic production gardens of Thornhill Farm. Prior farm experience a plus. Clean driving record a must.
Please send your resume to Hiring Manager at Our Local Foods.



Position: Farm Harvest Workers

Our Local Foods is looking for able bodied, energetic individuals to get down and dirty with us on Thornhill Farm. We will be harvesting large quantities of organic veggies through the Spring & Summer to meet the demand of the Charleston area for locally grown, certified organic produce. This is a part-time, seasonal position in the organic production gardens of Thornhill Farm. Prior farm experience a plus.
Please send your resume to Hiring Manager at Our Local Foods.



FILLED


Position: Farmer’s Market Manager

Take the local food movement to the next level with Our Local Foods by managing our presence at area farmer’s markets! Great opportunity to understand the local food system with interactions both on the farm and off. We need an individual with an able body, great customer relations skills, enthusiastic about great food, good driving record and a flexible schedule (it’s not exactly 9-5!!). If you feel you’ve got the passion to take it on, give me your resume! It’s going to be an exciting summer in the lowcountry’s foodweb!
Please send your resume to Hiring Manager at Our Local Foods.



Outstanding in the Field this Sunday, September 26

Friday, September 24th, 2010 | No Comments »

Our Local Foods, Thornhill Farm and McCrady's team up with Outstanding in the Field for a wonderfull afternoon and evening party!The folks from Outstanding in the Field (www.outstandinginthefield.com) will be setting up their famous “Long Table” at Thornhill Farm on Sunday, September 26, 2010! Wherever the location, the consistent theme of each dinner is to honor the people whose good work brings nourishment to the table. Ingredients for the meal will be almost all local, with much of the produce coming from Thornhill Farm.

The meal will be prepared on site by award-winning Chef Sean Brock, of McCrady’s Restaurant in Charleston with the Our Local Foods team providing the assist!

If you are attending this event and need directions, Thornhill Farm is approximately 2 miles north of the blinking light in McClellanville ,SC. You can also call the Our Local Foods Farm Store at (843) 887-3500 if you need additional directions or have other questions.

Farmer Training at Our Local Foods!!

Monday, September 13th, 2010 | No Comments »

Lowcountry Local First and the Farm Fresh Market of South Carolina are sponsoring the next in a series of “Farmer Training” Sessions. The topic of this session is Post Harvest Handling which will focus on how items are brought in from the fields, washed, packaged and delivered to customers. This session will be held on Thursday, September 16, 2010 from 6pm to 8pm with Maria Baldwin of Our Local Foods conducting the training. The training will be held at Thornhill Farm in McClellanville, SC. Please call (or email) Elizabeth Beak at (843) 740-5444 with any questions.

Outstanding in the Field coming to Thornhill Farm!

Thursday, April 1st, 2010 | 1 Comment »

Coming to a farm near you!The folks from Outstanding in the Field (www.outstandinginthefield.com) will be setting up their famous “Long Table” at Thornhill Farm on Sunday, September 26, 2010! Their mission is tore-connect diners to the land and the origins of their food, and to honor the local farmers and food artisans who cultivate it. Outstanding in the Field is a roving culinary adventure – literally a restaurant without walls. Since 1999 they have set the long table at farms or gardens, on mountain tops or in sea caves, on islands or at ranches. Wherever the location, the consistent theme of each dinner is to honor the people whose good work brings nourishment to the table. Ingredients for the meal will be almost all local, with much of the produce coming from Thornhill Farm.

The meal will be prepared on site by award-winning Chef Sean Brock, of McCrady’s Restaurant in Charleston with the Our Local Foods team providing the assist!  We encourage you to come join us and have a wonderful day on the farm!

We are so happy that the folks from Outstanding In The Field have chosen to include Thornhill Farm as part of their 2010 National Tour. We are also grateful that a portion of the proceeds from this event will benefit Thornhill Farm’s resident non-profit organization, Adaptive Gardens of the Lowcountry. Please visit www.outstandinginthefield.com to learn more or to purchase tickets.

First Annual – Local Music on the Farm a Big Success!

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009 | No Comments »
First Annual Local Music on the Farm A Big Success!
Thank you for attending our first fundraising event in support of Adaptive Gardens of the Lowcountry! We count ourselves very lucky for the perfect day we had for our event yesterday. The beautiful weather, fabulous oysters, great barbeque, and fantastic music made it a fun time to be had by all. We’d like to once again send out a special thank you to our event sponsors and donors:
Coastal Caterers, Clammer Dave’s Sustainable Gourmet  Seafood, GP Sound, Livingston Seafood, High Hammock, McCrady’s Restaurant, McClellanville Rentals, Meadors Construction, Pearl Cadwell, Sun Bay Logic, Town Museum of McClellanville, Trident Tech Culinary Program, Queen Anne’s Revenge, Beth & Jerry Zink, Holy City Sinners, Skye Paige & the Original Recipe, The Hungry Monks, French Toast, the Toasted lmotf-thechefs-img_0430-400x300Beets, Wando High School Special Needs Class, Tom Knisley, Julian Levin, Thomas Beach, Guy Artiguse, the Staff of Our Local Foods, and all our cherished volunteers.

Also a special thank you to all of you who came out and made it a great day – we hope you’ll come have fun with us again the next time we have such a wonderful event hosted here at Thornhill Farm.

Thank you!

Maria