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Foodie February

Shady Brook Farm is known for its farm fresh fruits and veggies most of the year but when the weather turns cold and no crops are coming in, other food offerings come into the spotlight. We have many talented folks around here making delicious creations, one of these being Maria Valles. Maria came to Shady Brook from Mexico 19 years ago with her husband, Gabino, and six of their 11 children, and we are lucky to have her! Maria makes hundreds of pounds of fresh guacamole and pico de gallo every year using her mother’s authentic Mexican recipe. Both are super popular with our customers and are THE PERFECT things to bring to a Super Bowl party or any gathering, really. Trust us, your friends will LOVE you for it! And you’ll come back for more. 

pico and guacamole

A brand new offering from our Kitchen is WINGS! We’ve got Terrence back there and he is one good cook. He whipped up a couple batches of wings a few weeks ago and they were a hit with the customers in our Stone’s Throw pub (which you need to visit if you haven’t yet…loads of locally brewed craft beer on tap). Terrence’s wings are baked as a healthier alternative to frying and come in all kinds: 8 Oaks Whiskey BBQ, honey BBQ, Teriyaki, hot, buffalo, garlic Parmesan (scrumptious!)…he’s a really creative guy. Add those to your Super Bowl party menu and you’ll be the winner for sure!

super bowl wings

In addition to those delicious things, our Gourmet Food manager has brought in all kinds of decadent cheeses and fancy crackers to go with them. If you love cheese, you’ll love our selection. Making up a cheese plate? Add some of our homegrown honey. Bob the Beekeeper just brought in a delivery of honey made from the hives right here at Shady Brook Farm. Sooo good!

honey

Just remember that even though it’s cold outside Shady Brook Farm is OPEN and has lots of foodie finds in store!

Hydroponics Greenhouse in the News

hydroponic spinach
Tomato lovers, listen up: You do not have to wait until early summer to buy locally grown tomatoes, a Lower Makefield farmer said. Farmer Paul Fleming plans to harvest the first crop of cherry tomatoes grown in a greenhouse at Shady Brook Farm this week.Plus, regular tomatoes growing in the 10,000-square-foot greenhouse will be ready for the picking next week, Fleming said Monday.

How is that possible? Shady Brook is using a hydroponic greenhouse to extend what is usually a one-month to two-month tomato-selling season to one that is about six months long, the farmer said. The hydroponic greenhouse growing system uses a liquid nutrient solution to feed and grow plants instead of traditional soil, Fleming said.

Read the rest of the article at PhillyBurbs.com