Apr
03
2015

Steak Fajita Salad

This is an awesome way to turn one package of steaks into a meal for 8 people. We always begin with fresh, chemical free salad greens purchased at the farmers market.

Ingredients:

  • 12 ounces beef steak, cut into thin strips
  • 2 tsp dry fajita seasoning (salt, chili powder, paprika, cumin)
  • 1 sliced red, orange, or green pepper
  • 1 sliced onion
  • 1 can black beans – drained
  • 1 tomato – chopped
  • ½ c sliced black olives
  • cheese
  • lettuce

Directions:

  1. Sprinkle steak with fajita seasoning and let set for 2-4 hours before grilling if possible for best flavor.  Grill to medium rare and slice into thin strips.
  1. In skillet, saute peppers and onions in coconut oil until vegetables are tender.
  1. Makes 4 large salads.

Southwest Fiesta Dressing:

  • ½ c plain yogurt
  • ¼ c sour cream
  • 2 tbsp ketchup
  • 2 tbsp minced onion
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • ½ tsp chili powder
  • 1 garlic clove – minced
  • ¼ tsp salt

Mix all ingredients together and chill.  Best if made an hour or more ahead of time.

 

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Mar
26
2015

Tortilla Soup

This simple recipe is great anytime of the year, and it’s very easy to put together.  And even though it is a soup, it is very hardy and filling!

  • 1 package chicken frames
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 package frozen sweet corn
  • 1 jar salsa
  • 2 cans black and/or pinto beans
  • seasoning to taste (chili powder, cumin and mineral or sea salt)
  • corn tortilla chips
  • shredded cheese
  • sour cream (optional)

Directions:

Bring the chicken frames to a boil, then reduce heat and let simmer in a large pot of water for 2-3 hours to make a great stock.  Strain and remove frames to a 13×9 pan and let cool.  Add 1 tsp salt to the stock.  Combine all other ingredients in the pot and bring to a boil and let simmer 20 minutes.  While mixture is simmering, remove meat from chicken frames and add to the pot.  Serve in a bowl over corn tortilla chips and top with cheese and sour cream.  Enjoy!

 

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Mar
09
2015

Perfect Taco Seasoning

This is a super easy, super quick meal you can make any night of the week.  We use organic hard taco shells and top the meat off with some freshly shredded organic raw cheese, salsa, fresh lettuce mix and a bit of sour cream.  This will make 8 servings and with a small side dish can feed a family of four.  It’s a great way to stretch just one pound of meat into a dinner meal!

To 1lb browned ground meat (beef or pork) add:

  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp mineral or sea salt
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Nov
12
2014

Announcing Our New Binford Buying Club

As many of you know, we’ve been a vendor at the Binford Farmer’s Market since May of 2010.  It doesn’t feel like 5 summer seasons have gone by, but they have!  We’ve built a lot of relationships in the Binford area and as such, some of our most ardent supporters come from that market.

With that in mind, a couple of months back we began to think of a way to stay connected with our customers in the Binford area year round.  We considered a number of ways to do this, but the idea we kept coming back to was to form a buying club.  A buying club, in short, is simply a group of people who order product from a farmer and then have the items delivered into the city for pickup at someone’s home.  There are many different examples of how buying clubs are operated and what products they provide but they all hinge on one very important thing:  A really good buying club coordinator!

The coordinator is the glue that binds this type of relationship together and without them, the club simply won’t function.  As we started to pull the details of the buying club together, I began mentioning it to several of my regular customers at the Binford Farmers Market to gauge interest.  The interest was very high and the feedback was really positive.  We knew we were on to something and we just had to find the final piece!

One of those customers I mentioned our idea to was Meredith Sharp.  Meredith is an extremely passionate local foodie who supports us weekly and loves all of our products (but she is hopelessly addicted to our forest raised pork).  As we were parting ways the day I mentioned our idea she expressed an interest in being involved to help get this project off of the ground.  After hammering out some logistical details, Meredith agreed to be our official coordinator for the Binford Buying Club!  We feel really fortunate to have her, and her husband Matt, on board to help us make this a reality.

Now that we have all of the nuts and bolts figured out, we are happy to announce that our first delivery to the Binford Buying Club (BBC) will be on Monday, November 24thDelivery is free, and there is no minimum order required.  All you have to do is order by Sunday, November 23rd thru our online order form and select “Binford Buying Club” as your pickup point.  If you are not comfortable ordering online, you can also just contact Meredith via email and she can place your order for you.  Once your order has arrived, she’ll contact you about pickup times and take things from there.

Binford Buying Club Delivery Option

You might have a few questions about how all of this will operate, and most of the answers can be found in the FAQ section on our Binford Buying Club (BBC) webpage.  If you don’t see your question there, just email Meredith and she’ll respond to you.

Want to stay connected with all things BBC related?  You can sign-up using the email form below, or you can always go to our email sign-up page as well.  Meredith will be updating you through this newsletter on ordering deadlines, product availability, pickup times, and more.

Our goal is for those of you on the Northeast side of Indy to have a way to enjoy our products year round.  Please consider taking advantage of this free service!

Oct
11
2014

It’s Thanksgiving Turkey Time!

Simpson Turkey Photos

If you’re looking to have a delicious Thanksgiving turkey on your table in a couple of months, you need to plan on reserving your bird from our farm today! We have limited quantities and rarely have any left for purchase after our pre-orders are taken care of for all of our customers. You can also plan in advance and get two turkeys now, one for Thanksgiving and one for Christmas!

If you’d like to have one of these sitting our your table this holiday season, you’ve got to take action now and reserve your order. It’s easy and simple and can be done right online!

You don’t just have to take our word for it, here are some comments from previous customers:

“Bought a turkey from them. Fantastic! Best turkey we’ve ever had.”Ron W. – Indianapolis

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“Loved the turkey . Awesome, well worth the money!”

Jim R. – Seymour

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“My wife and I had Thanksgiving at our house yesterday and the Turkey received rave reviews.  I picked out a bird that weighed about 19 pounds on Friday.  My preparation was all the same as prior years (overnight brine, chill the turkey breasts prior to cooking with a bag of ice, stuff a paste under the skin), but everyone agreed it was the best Turkey they ever had.  Most of the credit has to go to the people who raised it!   It was wonderful.  Thank you!”

David F. – Indianapolis

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“David and I agree that your turkey is the best we have ever eaten.  I said that once about your competitor whose name we will not speak.  But yours is better.  Please keep up the excellent work!  Thank you.  See you soon.”

Lynne G. and David D. – Indianapolis

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