Valarie Russell on February 24th, 2015

egg drop5Wow, what a week of winter this has been, so sorry we had to  canceled the “egg Drop” for last weekend. The weather has been brutal.  Kenny said the greens are looking pretty good, the chickens have been toasty warm and we will have plenty of eggs for Saturday.

I will be under the pavilion from 10-12 am, corner of Market and Bank streets.  This Saturday we will also have greens available… kale, spinach and baby lettuce.  Let me know what your needs are and I will have your order ready when you arrive. E-mail me for any additional information ~ val@russellveggies.com .

I know of several vendors who will be set up with great products as well… 3D Valley Meats, Family Spirits Homestead-aka…”JellyLady”, and Grass Corp.- dairy products, meats and soaps.

Have a great week, stay warm and we will see you Saturday.

Val & Kenny

Valarie Russell on February 24th, 2015

penne pastaThis spicy, creamy plate of pasta rivals any Italian restaurant fare—and comes together in 30 minutes.  Add with this a small simple salad and a nice slice of homemade bread, talk about delicious!

1 lb. Italian sausage

1 each green and red pepper, cut into thin strips

1 medium onion, cut into thin strips

1 jar (24 oz.) spaghetti sauce (of course I used ours and it was 32 ozs.)

1 can diced tomatoes (of course we use ours and it was 32 ozs. so I used half)

1 tsp. fennel seed

Dash crushed red pepper

4 oz. (1/2 of 8-oz. pkg.) Cream Cheese, cubed

1/4 cup Shredded Parmesan Cheese

Cook pasta 1 lb. package, as directed on package.

Meanwhile, crumble sausage into large skillet; cook and stir on medium heat 8 min. or until done. Drain. Add peppers and onions; cook and stir 5 min. Stir in next 4 ingredients; cook 5 min. or until heated through. Add cream cheese; cook 2 min. or until melted, stirring frequently.

Drain pasta. Add to sausage mixture; mix lightly. Top with Parmesan and fresh chopped basil or parsley.

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Valarie Russell on February 17th, 2015

Due to the inclement weather, we are going to forgo the “Egg Drop” this Saturday. The hoops with greens are under a nine inch blanket of snow and  with sub-zero weather expected the next several days… that’s where they should remain.  The snow will act as a insulator to the cold and Kenny believes they will do just fine uninterrupted.

On a brighter note… the chickens are still laying and very happy in their warm/dry coop.  They seem to be adapting to this cold spell very well… there will be no shortage of eggs next weekend.

Have a great week, stay warm and hope to see you next weekend,

Val & Kenny

Greens under cover... Feb.17, 2015

Greens under cover…
Feb.17, 2015

 

Valarie Russell on February 17th, 2015

tomato soupWhat an awesome day to just hang out inside where its toasty warm and watch the snow collecting outside. I was trying to come up with something yummy to cook from our panty stash, this was something quick and easy I fixed for lunch.

1 1/2 Tbsp. olive oil

1 onion, roughly chopped

4 cloves garlic, crushed

3 1/2 cups canned whole tomatoes with their juices

1/2 tsp. sugar

1/2 tsp. Italian seasoning

1/2 C. chopped fresh basil

Salt and pepper to taste

Parmesan and basil for garnish

Heat oil in a large stock-pot. Add onion and garlic and sauté until tender. Add in remaining ingredients and stir. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to a simmer and cook until juice is reduced by 1/3 and soup has slightly thickened.

Blend with a stick blender until soup is smooth and no large chunks remain. Serve warm with grated parmesan and basil.

 

 

a glimpse into the canning room/pantry

a glimpse into the canning room/pantry

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Valarie Russell on February 3rd, 2015

egg drop5I will be under the pavilion this Saturday from 10-12 am, corner of Market and Bank streets with eggs! This Saturday we will also have greens available… kale, spinach and baby lettuce.  Let me know what your needs are and I will have your order ready when you arrive.

Shealy’s Honey will also be available for purchase on Saturday, I will be keeping it warm just for you. I know of several vendors who will be set up with great products… 3D Valley Meats, Family Spirits Homestead-aka…”JellyLady”, and Grass Corp.- dairy products, meats and soaps.

Just a reminder we still have some of our home preserved items available for pre-order… home-made jams ~ eight (8) varieties, salsa ~ three (3) varieties,  a few pickles, pickled beets, dilly beans, Cowboy candy and relish plus zucchini relish.  E-mail me for any additional information ~ val@russellveggies.com .

Have a great week and we will see you there,

Val & Kenny

Shealy Honey

Valarie Russell on January 20th, 2015

egg drop 10I will be under the pavilion this Saturday from 10-12 am at the corner of Market and Bank streets with eggs! This Saturday we will also have greens available… kale, spinach and baby lettuce.  Let me know what your needs are and I will have your order ready when you arrive.

Shealy’s Honey will also be available for purchase on Saturday, I will be keeping it warm just for you.

Just a reminder we still have some of our home preserved items available for pre-order… home-made jams ~ eight (8) varieties, salsa ~ three (3) varieties,  a few pickles, pickled beets, dilly beans and zucchini relish.  E-mail me for any additional information ~ val@russellveggies.com .

Have a great week and we will see you there,

Val & Kenny

Shealy Honey

 

Valarie Russell on January 6th, 2015
Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

New Years is the perfect occasion to celebrate love, friendships and all the good things in life. Let’s take the time to appreciate what last year gave us and what the new one is about to bring! Welcome 2015…

I will be under the pavilion this Saturday from 10-12 am at the corner of Market and Bank streets with eggs! This Saturday we will also have greens available… kale, spinach and baby lettuce.  Let me know what your needs are and I will have your order ready when you arrive.

Shealy’s Honey will also be available for purchase on Saturday, I will be keeping it warm just for you.

Just a reminder we still have some of our home preserved items available for pre-order… home-made jams ~ eight (8) varieties, salsa ~ three (3) varieties,  a few pickles, pickled beets, dilly beans, pickle relish, zucchini relish, and apple pie filling.  E-mail me for any additional information ~ val@russellveggies.com .

Have a great week and we will see you there,

Val & Kenny

Market 10-14-2014 (2)

 

 

P.S. Our next “egg drop” will be

January 24, 2015

Shealy Farms ~  Floyds Knobs, Indiana

Shealy Farms ~ Floyds Knobs, Indiana

Valarie Russell on December 23rd, 2014
HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

I will be under the pavilion this Saturday from 10-12 am at the corner of Market and Bank streets with eggs! This Saturday we will also have greens available… kale, spinach and baby lettuce.  Let me know what your needs are and I will have your order ready when you arrive. Our next “egg drop” will be January 10, 2015.

Just a reminder we still have our home preserved items available for pre-order… home-made jams ~ eight (8) varieties, salsa ~ three (3) varieties, pickles, pickled beets, dilly beans, pickle relish, zucchini relish, and apple pie filling.  E-mail me for any additional information ~ val@russellveggies.com

We hope you and yours have a very Happy Holiday season!

Val & Kenny

Valarie Russell on December 9th, 2014
HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

This Saturday will be my last egg drop before Christmas, I will be downtown this Saturday from 10:00 – noon… under the Pavilion in our regular spot~ at  the corner of Market and Bank streets.  I will have eggs as well as greens… kale, spinach, baby lettuce and a little Swiss chard. Be sure and order early, we will sell out of eggs and greens.

I will also have our home canned products available for your holiday purchases. Let me know what your needs are and I will have your order ready when you arrive.  E-mail me for any additional information ~ val@russellveggies.com

Shealy Farms will be at the market as well this weekend.  Load up on your HONEY for the holidays.  It makes a great gift as well!

Thanks for your patronage and hope to see you there,

Val & Kenny

Shealy Farms ~  Floyds Knobs, Indiana

Shealy Farms ~ Floyds Knobs, Indiana

 

Valarie Russell on December 9th, 2014

Market 10-14-2014 (2)We have been quite productive around the homestead this year. We are sharing our bounty with others this weekend at the market during our last Saturday before Christmas. We will be downtown this weekend with our home canned goodies and some of our other value added products and gift giving ideas. All of our homemade items will be available this Saturday at the market and they are always available via pre-orders until our supply runs out.

Kenny and I made several batches of salsa, our regular Medium, Corn Salsa, Golden Salsa as well as our Blue Ribbon winner Chipotle Black Bean and Corn.   Tomato season was good this year, we canned cases of whole tomatoes along with plenty of  our  homemade  Tomato Bruschetta, Spaghetti Sauce and Chili Base.

We have several varieties of jam to choose from…my very popular Strawberry Balsamic, then something new… Strawberry Basil, Black Raspberry Balsamic, Spiced Blueberry, Damson Plum, Brandied Plum, Blackberry Vanilla, Chardonel Grape Jelly, New York Muscat Grape Jam, Mars Grape Jam, Chambourcin Grape Jam, Raspberry Jam, and my newest addition Bourbon Crab-Apple Jam. Limited amounts are available.

Green beans were very plentiful this season, we canned cases of green beans along with our Dilly Beans. We still have a few pickles for sale “Hot & Spicy”, Dill and new this year  Spicy Bread & Butter.  We have sold a lot of  Kenny’s  Pickled Beets but we still have some available.  The pepper season was also productive and we had lots still ripening when the market ended this fall so we made Candied Jalapenos, and Cowboy Relish with them. We will also have Sweet Zucchini Relish.

Coming soon I hope to have a store front available on the website so you can see all the products we currently produce and have available.  I’m just waiting on Gary, my son, to get all the details lined out.  He’s the computer guru, I just fill in the blanks.

We thank each of you that support us with you purchases and hope you enjoy our homemade goodies.

 

Return empty jars for cash refund… $.50 for small jars ~ $1.00 for large jars.

These products are home produced and processed.  The production area has not been inspected by the State Health Department.

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