SPRING Community Re- cap

April 13, 2016

The spring season is one of rebirth and growth from the stagnancy and hibernation of wintertime. This season, we at From The Farmer had a major rebirth with the creation of a new website and an open marketplace to many more products than we've ever been able to offer before. Its been exciting + busy and certainly feels like we've turned over a new leaf. 

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Simple Spring Salad

April 12, 2016

As the seasons begin to change from Winter to Spring, and new flower buds bloom to life, we're craving lighter, more uplifting foods. Gone are the days of heavy cassoulets, hearty stews, and Sunday roasts.

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Delicious Kale Salad

April 10, 2016

With the busyness that life throws your way, its important to find balance on your plate between easy meal prep, health, and pleasing your tastebuds. Our trick? Keep it simple

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Asian Meatballs with Sautéed Shiitakes & Green Beans

April 08, 2016

We take dinner pretty seriously – no frozen meals or fast food around here. We want nourishing, whole foods that keep our bellies full and bodies healthy.

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Minty Farro Salad with Cucumber & Kale

April 06, 2016

This grain salad reminds us of the blooming of this new season - Spring. A great option for making ahead to bring to lunch throughout the week, or to prepare for your loved ones during a nice dinner. Its quick, flavorful, and is even better after a few days in the fridge - flavor fusion

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Spinach & Cheddar Savory Muffins

April 04, 2016

We love our breakfast all ways - scrambled eggs, fried bacon, cold cereal and baked frittata. But occasionally we want to switch it up to something more unique. These savory muffins fit the bill! Added greens and just the right amount of cheese to make them full of flavor make them healthy for even an on-the-go snack or a tasty accompaniment to your slow weekend coffee.

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Apple Baked Cheese

April 01, 2016

Take your favorite cheese to the next level. Whether you're celebrating, or just looking to impress guests, bake up this decadent Apple Baked Cheese dish to keep everyone's bellies full and happy!

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Mushroom & Spinach Pasta with Spicy Italian Sausage

March 31, 2016

There's little else as wonderful as a bowl of pasta, rolled out by hand, carefully dried, then recreated in a dish filled with love and comfort. When you fill your bowl with handmade pasta, sauce and other provisions backed with a story, you warm both bellies and hearts.

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Loukaniko Sausage and Fennel Salad with Tangelo Dressing

March 27, 2016

The middle of winter always brings a craving for warm foods - stews, soup, cassoulets - but as we move closer to springtime, it becomes apparent that there's a longing for something more refreshing and light on our palates.

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An Evening with community I St. Jude Children´s Hospital

March 17, 2016

When St. Jude Children's Research Hospital opened its doors in Memphis, TN, in 1962, founder Danny Thomas made it clear that each child to walk through the research hospital's doors - regardless of race, color, religion or their family's ability to pay - would be taken care of. Since then, no patient of St. Jude's has walked away with a hospital bill, and has been provided housing and transportation for each of their visits to and from the facility free of charge - for both them and their family. 

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Sleep sweeter tonight

March 16, 2016

Why has sleep become one of our modern casualties?  We know that sleep is important and that without the recommended 7-8 hours our decision-making, emotions, and even physical health can all suffer. According to the NIH, without sufficient sleep, the body doesn’t repair itself properly, isn’t able to solve problems as easily or balance hormones effectively, and the immune system can become weakened.

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Porcini Trumpet Pasta with Winter Spinach + Cream

March 15, 2016

This recipe sings the praises of both Sfoglini Pasta Shop's porcini trumpet pasta - made with porcini puree and organic semolina flour - and the ultra-versatile green, spinach. The cheese also really helps to make the dish shine - so don't be shy!

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Braised Kale with Chicken + Grits

March 13, 2016

Particularly throughout the colder months, comfort food is what we're craving. Warm, rich, and hearty - but not too heavy - this recipe for Braised Kale with Chicken and Grits is perfect for dinner on a chilly night and easy enough to make after work!

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Beet & Potato Gratin with Greens

March 10, 2016

The gratin is a hearty dish that's reminiscent of mom's home cooking. We're adding a twist to this dish by adding colorful beets and leafy greens to the traditional white potatoes to boost the nutritional value. Use kale, chard, or spinach for the greens in this recipe, or even better - make use of the whole veggie by including the beet greens!

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Maple Roasted Root Vegetables

March 09, 2016

Our team is pretty spoiled when it comes to fresh produce. We're able to get our hands on seasonal veggies each week - and get a little over-zealous when filling our bag since we love to share the harvest with our family and friends. Especially during the colder months, we have a surplus of root veggies. The best way to cook 'em up? Roasting to perfection!

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Touching Community With Capital Area Food Bank

March 09, 2016

In this sprawling metropolis we call home, many of us are fortunate to experience a good meal every day - three times a day. We dine at the hottest new restaurants or purchase high quality, fresh food that we cut, shred, cook into a delightful meal to share with roommates or family. We take for granted the availability and freshness of the food items we pick up at the store, market, or that are delivered to our homes. 

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Healthy alternatives to comfort

March 08, 2016

Now that we're beginning this new year, clean eating tips, detox rituals, and "new year, new you" ads are all over the place. We're not all about the fads, and love to focus on creating a healthy lifestyle that doesn't include deprivation. Instead, we're opting for flavor, nourishment, and long-lasting practices.

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Egg In A Cap

March 08, 2016

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Eggs are one of the easiest protein options for all times of day - even snack (hey, hardboiled eggs)! Just the same, this recipe, Egg In A Cap, can be made for brunch with friends, or a quick dinner for your significant other.

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Curried Apple & Parsnip Soup with Lentils

March 05, 2016

As one of our favorite meals, we surely can't turn down a bowl of steamy soup! Not only does this blended soup, with heat-invoking spices like curry and ginger, give you those warm and fuzzies that make you want to curl up on the couch with your favorite blanket, but it can also fuel you with a serious nutrient punch. 

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Fennel and Pesto Crostini

March 04, 2016

We have some pretty talented folks in our office - meat crafters, a  former recipe tester from America's Test Kitchen, home chefs, and more. So, it makes it pretty exciting when we have a funny vegetable or fruit come in from a farmer that's outside the typical tomato, potato, and apple - recipe ideas come a-flyin'.

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Autumn Harvest Fruit Butter

March 03, 2016

We love to celebrate the seasons! And this autumn we cooked up a great fruit butter that is a fantastic combo of fruits that really make you think of falling leaves and hot cider - its really a party of fruity flavors.

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New year, fresh start

January 30, 2016

Although every day is a new beginning, there is something about seeing the calendar turn to a new year that feels like a more concrete opportunity to start fresh. As you settle back into your day-to-day routine, it can be easy to lose sight of the resolutions you've made or goals you've set for this year.

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