Thursday, December 10, 2009
Holiday goodies at Heather Ridge Farm! If you are in Upstate New York, buy local and good for the earth for the holidays. Heather Ridge Farm has lots of local items for sale that can help fill up the stockings or finish off the holiday lists with a little something extra, including some of my blank greeting cards that have photos of views from Heather Ridge Farm. They are open on Saturdays from 11am-2pm and will have free hot cider and beautiful snowy views to rev up the holiday spirit. Stay and have some chili for lunch to warm you up! Check out Carol's message about what gift items are available (scroll down to see).
Here's a message from Carol Clement at Heather Ridge Farm:
This weekend we will have our award wining chili freshly made, and lots of gift items at our farm store. Come by and browse, have a cup of complimentary coffee or hot mulled cider. Stay for a warming lunch if you want! Open every Saturday in December 11am-2pm.
Fresh Lamb and Mutton Dec. 19
The following weekend, Sat., Dec. 19, we will have fresh lamb and "yearling mutton." (The nasty storm we just had changed our processing schedule, and moved the lamb processing back a week). Contact me with your special orders!
A chilly chili day
We will be serving our award winning chili and corn muffins for lunch ... perfect for a chilly day! And those great brownies made by the Aloisi's for dessert!
Gifts and Gift Baskets
I've gotten requests for lists of items that we have at the farm store that are suitable for gift giving, as well as for gift baskets. We're happy to put together decorated gift baskets and ship them for you. We have items suitable for grab bags, hostess gifts or major presents! Here goes:
Socks: made of our own sheep and llama fibers. Warm and durable! Machine washable Crew socks $15, Heavy weight boot socks $25
Women's Felt Hats: made by Liz LoGuidice, Ravensroost Farm. Very cool! $45
Woodland fairies: also made by Liz, decorative airy, fairy woolly sprites! $18-21
Sheepskins: long or short wool from $85 to $99
Wreaths and swags: A range of prices made by Jane Hersey, Bags of pine cones and pine boughs to make your own, too!
Fisherman yarn: $8 skeins in lovely colors, hand painted wooden knitting needles $7-8, pewter and painted buttons $7-12 for your own project or the knitter on your list from Kate Henderson, Sheepy Valley Farm.
Photo cards by Beth Schneck: Set of 5 for $20 with views of Heather Ridge Farm. Blank inside with envelopes.
Hudson Valley Farms by Joanne Michaels $29.95 A beautiful "coffee table" photographic book of essays on the area's farms, including Heather Ridge!
Grassfed Gourmet $22.95 and The Farmer and the Grill $17.95 by Shannon Hayes. The definitive cookbooks on grassfed meat.
Recipes from America's Small Farms $16.95 by Joanne Lamb Hayes and Lori Stein. Great recipes for CSA and farmers markets' bounties
Regional books by Black Dome Press ... a wide selection!
Fire feeders: pine cones dipped in beeswax $6
Honey Soaps ($4-5) and beeswax candles ($6-8)
Honey, Lemon Honey, Honey Nut Toppings ($4-18)
Chocolate Honey Truffles $9
Spicy Roasted Honey Pecans $7
Honey Mustards, smooth and whole grain $7
Maple syrup (pint, quart, half gallon) and maple cream $14
Fair Trade Coffee $10.50 Rich and delicious!
Local cheeses from Nettle Meadow, Harpersfield Cheese, Dancing Lamb Our own summer sausage and pepperoni (nitrate free and great with the mustards)
Scones, brownies, biscotti
Chicken liver pate
Clementine cakes made to order
And there's always gift certificates for any of our products ... use them for everything from felt hats to ground beef!
And these gifts can be put into Lisa O'Leary's "feed bag" tote bags, $20, the perfect reusable farm tote bag doubling as a gift basket!
Carol Clement Heather Ridge Farm
989 Broome Center Road
Preston Hollow, NY 12469