Sunday, June 10, 2012

Slow Food Picnic

We enjoyed a Slow Food gathering at Local Bounty on June 10.  The food was great, the conversation was interesting, and the mosquitoes stayed away.  A perfect evening!  We even had a visit from a couple of hot air balloons.
A variety of salads: spinach and blueberries; fresh cabbage with Asian dressing

Homemade pizza with fresh herbs, sundried tomatoes, and goat cheese

Dessert pizza with fresh strawberries and mint

Crock pot chicken with olives and cherries

Swiss chard and cheese in pastry

Good friends and good food

Hot air balloons!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Backyard Bounty: Windy Hill Berry Farmand Vineyard

Martin and Terese Zelones are owners of Windy Hill Berry Farm and Vineyard.  They grow a variety of berries selected to produce well in this climate including:  strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, red and black raspberries. They also grow a variety of vegetables and make specialty jams.

The Zeloneses also raise grapes.  This is the second year for the wine grapes and the fourth year for table grapes. As the demand for each increased, Martin bumped up the quantity and varieties. Most of the grapes are sold to local winemakers. 

The 42 dozen eggs that they sell each week from their Golden Comet chickens are sold through Local Bounty, at the Coshocton and Dover farmers markets, and in several area stores, including the Pit Stop, Collin's Sanitary Meat Market, Village Market in West Lafayette and the Unusual Junction.
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Saturday, June 2, 2012

You are Invited to a Slow Food
Potluck Picnic
Sunday, June 10
6:00 p.m. at
Local Bounty Coshocton
22951 SR 83 N (beside soccer fields)

Please bring a slow food* dish to share and your own table service.
Mint tea and water provided.

Enjoy a fun evening meeting new people, sharing ideas, eating great food!
Invite friends who might be interested in slow food!

*slow food n.—food which is prepared with care, using high-quality local and seasonal ingredients, and is intended to be savored and eaten with gusto;  the opposite of fast food
or 545-5234

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Baker Amy Shaw finds following with breads

Amy Shaw, owner of The Flour Basket, makes several different types of breads in her home for Coshocton's Local Bounty. / Julie Ames/Tribune

 In 2011 Amy Shaw decided to acquire her home bakery license and sell her goods to friends, at the local farmers markets, and through Local Bounty.  Each week, she makes about 30 loaves of her white, wheat and cinnamon raisin breads for standing orders she has from several neighbors, as well as for the markets.  In recent months, Shaw has started working on gluten-free breads.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Finding a Niche of Their Own

Marissa Mullett and her daughter Marin

The Keene Creek Farm name might be fairly new in the community, but its owners are not.
Rowdi and Marissa Mullett, 1999 graduates of River View and Ridgewood high schools, moved back to the area and bought their home and farmland in late 2008.

On their 3 acres, which includes a greenhouse built by Rowdi, the couple is raising produce that is not commonly found in farmers markets in the community, such as toi choi, a popular green in Asian cuisine; eight ball zucchini which is good for grilling; sweet peas, a Victorian flower, and more. 

Although not certified organic, Keene Creek Farm is chemical free. The couple try to be eco-friendly when it comes to watering the garden as they use water collected in a rain barrel next to the chicken coop.

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Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Mullet Apiaries in Warsaw

Dick Mullet, of Mullet Apairies, places a cap on a bottle of raw honey, which he will label and sell at Local Bounty and area farmers markets. / Valerie Boateng/Tribune
Mullet Apiaries sits on 80 acres of woodland in Warsaw and produces raw honey, creamed honey, maple syrup, beeswax and candles. Mullett sells many of these products at Local Bounty market.

To be classified as raw, honey has to be unheated and unfiltered. Mullet simply strains his honey to remove the bee parts left behind in the collection process.
"The pollen grains are still in there if you're looking for the medicinal part of the honey for your allergies," he said.  Some theories indicate eating locally produced honey is helpful for the treatment of allergies.  Mullet's bees feast on various wildflowers in the area, which makes his honey in demand.

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Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Backyard Bounty: Strawberry Hill Farm

The Coshocton Tribune is running a series of articles called Backyard Bounty.  Each one will feature a different vendor from Local Bounty.  Today's story is about Ron and Mary Meyer's farm, Strawberry Hill, located in Fresno.  The Meyers sell free range eggs at Local Bounty.  They also raise organic produce and, of course, strawberries.  In addition to Local Bounty, their farm products can be found at the Coshocton Farmer's Market and through their CSA, Community Supported Agriculture.  Strawberry Hill is certified organic. 

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