Rain and rain and some more rain. This late summer and fall have seen some improvements here on the farm. The rain has been a damper on some of our activities, but we haven’t let it stop us from getting stuff done. This last week of unexpected warm drier weather has given us a couple extra days to get some paint up on the Ovid self-serve farm shed and the picnic tables here in Rock Stream. Most importantly we were able to get the last of the hay in. Over the past couple months, a litter of piglets born in Ovid and Cherry the Calf’s leg has healed. Though we miss her by the shop she was able to rejoin the herd! We were also able to get off the farm for a soil health conference which was incredibly informative. We were also delighted to be a part of Schuyler County Open Farm Weekend. Now we are switching gears to cooler weather and thinking about updates to the retail shop and creating our holiday offerings!
One of our biggest goals has been to add to our farm experience and food offerings. Expanding our flight options and adding more take and go options has been at the top of the list. Our cheese flights include our cheeses and now some of the locally produced items we carry, including honey, pickles, our cured meats, or jams. These flights include 6 items and are constantly changing, you might even see some of our prepared items on there to sample! Our gelato flights feature YOUR choice of 6 sample scoops of our Cow to Cup Gelato. We currently have over 20 flavors to choose from including some seasonal fall flavors like apple cider, grape and pumpkin that are not to be missed! Beginning November 1st, we will be rolling out farm fresh Grab and Go Breakfast options. Think breakfast sandwiches made with our eggs, cheese, and sausage. Homemade baked goods, yogurt parfaits, sausage gravy & biscuits and maybe even gelato for breakfast!!! We are delighted to have Seneca Coffee roasters as our coffee option. We are really looking forward to our own Eggnog!!! It should be available the second week of November and will be bottled into pints, half gallons as well as into gelato! We are also thinking Fondue with the cooler weather. Well have that ready made in our retail shop and look forward to our very own Crosswinds Fondue recipe!
The Trumansburg Market finished up for the regular season last Wednesday. We will miss all our market friends and will be looking forward to next season. Keep an eye out for us at the Thanksgiving and winter holiday markets! Our homemade cheesecakes and cheese balls are not to be missed. And our hams are always a big hit! We will have turkeys available from Bieber Farms again this year.
Local artist Annie Lowns created this lovely Face in the Hole Board for us, and we are just over the moon about it! Stop by the shop and you can be the cow or the cheese. Don’t forget your cheese and gelato flight!
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