Farm Journal

Posted 12/17/2014 10:00pm by Renee Savary.

For your order to be shipped ....

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Local and organic.
All our preserves are crafted right here at the farm the old fashioned way: just fresh fruits, that we either grow or pick from small local growers, and certified organic evaporated cane juice.
 
Three ways to shop with us:
Check out our e-commerce 
http://twinoaksfarm.net/store/preserves-chutneys-and-more
or
at our FarmStand
located @ The Shops of Grayton,
26 Logan Ln, Grayton Beach FL
or
@ the Seaside Farmers Market
every Saturday from 9am to 1pm.
 
We offer Free Gift Wrapping with your purchase.

No pectin, No citric acid, No ascorbic acid, No soy or any other colorants/fillers or chemicals found in a jar in today's world.
 
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Thank you for supporting a better way to produce healthy and wholesome food.
 
Twin Oaks Farm
USDA Certified Organic
Bonifay FL 32425
www.twinoaksfarm.net
www.facebook.com/twinoaksfarm
Posted 12/2/2014 11:51am by Renee Savary.
Twin Oaks Farm
is pleased to announce the opening of:

Farm Stand

 At The Shops of Grayton
26 Logan Lane in Grayton Beach Fl.
Organic and local foods from your farmer.
We are still a work in progress but please join us for our opening on December 4th from 4pm to 7pm.
 
We are looking forward to see you All ...
 
 
 
Please forward this email to your email list and help us spread the word about Real Food.
Thank you for supporting a better way to produce healthy and wholesome food.
Twin Oaks Farm - USDA Certified Organic - Bonifay FL 32425
www.twinoaksfarm.net - www.facebook/twinoaksfarm
Posted 11/26/2014 12:17pm by Renee Savary.

All temp and cooking time to roast with a conventional oven ...

How to cook your turkey …

First a few comments on my last post “how to brine your turkey” … I got several emails asking if it was a “must” … no, it is not, the theory behind brining is that it will help keep the turkey moist, so up to you, I do brine the ones cook for added flavors and they came out awesomely moist. 

After 24h in the brine take the turkey out and rinse it well with water, pat it dry, inside/out, and set it on the roasting rack, cover it and let it stand in room temperature for  at least 2h. This part is really important, the turkey needs time to warm up before getting in the oven. 

In the meantime you can prepare the turkey rub and the mix to baste the turkey. Take a cup of butter and 2 large spoons of our Grey Sea Salt Turkey Rub and mix it together to form a paste.


butter/salt mix

To baste the turkey I use a quart of chicken broth, add a quart of water and a stick of butter, warmed it up slowly and keep it warm you want to have it hot when you will be using it.


broth/butter to baste

I also prepare an onion, a carrot and a lemon to put inside the turkey, adding herbs like rosemary, thyme or sage is a good idea too.

I tuck the wings under, tie up the legs together, rub the butter/salt mix inside and outside of the turkey, added the onions/lemon/carrot to the inside, the bird was ready for the oven.


Oven ready


Pre heat the oven at 400F and then lower the temp to 375F and let the turkey roast for 45 minutes without opening the oven door.

After an hour lower the oven temp to 325F and start basting it with the broth/butter mix every ½ hour and roast the turkey until the temp reach 167F..

An hour before the time/size if up start checking the temp ... (see chart below).


after 2h temp at 167F

Here is a table showing cooking time by size ... 

 

8 to 12 pounds 3 to 4 hours
12 to 16 pounds 4 to 5 hours
16 to 20 pounds 5 to 5-1/2 hours
20 to 24 pounds 5-1/2 to 6 hours

I would start to check for the temperature 2h before due time ... Just to make sure not to over cook it ...

The oven I use does not have a broiler, if it had I would have run it 5 minutes at the end … but no more than that.

Also remember when you open your oven to bathe your turkey to reset it to the right temperature ... some oven don't do it automatically.

Once done I take it out of the oven and transfer the rack over a cookie sheet and cover the turkey with foil and let it stand for 1h at least and then carved it ….

To recap : brining is not a must but recommended, let it stand at room temp for at least 2h, rub butter/salt all over it, roast for an 1h at 375F and then at 325F basting it every 45 minutes … Start to check the temp 2h before set time …

Et voila … best turkey ever …

From all of us here at the farm we wish you All a Happy Thanksgiving … Thank you for purchasing your turkey from us. Please tell your friends and family you will be sharing it with : you got a Twin Oaks Farm Turkey, your turkey was raised right here at the farm on our organic pasture for the last six months … Thank you …

Posted 11/26/2014 10:54am by Renee Savary.

All about your turkey …

 How to brine your turkey ….

The day before you will want to cook your turkey you may want to brine it. Soaking your turkey overnight in a mix of salt and water will keep it moist and the mix of spices will infuse some added flavors to it.

You will need : a 5 gallon container (stockpot, bucket) or a cooler with ice and if using a cooler it is better to put your turkey in a large brining or oven roasting bag.

 Ingredient:

1 bag of our Organic Brine Blend 

or you can make your own including salt, sugar and the spices you like.

or you can use our Grey Sea Salt Turkey Rub, 1 bag of it and add 1 additional cup of plain salt and the ½ cup of sugar.

Spice mix for the brine ...


Bring a quart of water and all of the above to a boil and let it simmer for 10 to 15 minutes, 
stirring until the salt/sugar has dissolved.

You will also need 2 thinly sliced onions, 2 lemons and a bottle of dry white wine.

onions/lemons/wine

 

Remove the turkey from the plastic bag, wash it thoroughly, pat it dry and set in the container or the bag you will be using, add 7 quart of water, the onions/lemon/whine and herb/salt water mix.

Make sure the whole turkey is submerged, if not weight it down with a plate.

Turkey submerged in brine

Refrigerate for 24h … if using a cooler, surround the turkey bag with ice, adding during the process to keep the temperature at 40F.

All the pictures are from the one I put in the brine tonight, tomorrow I will take it out and roast it … stay tuned for more …

Posted 11/13/2014 5:54am by Renee Savary.

Reserving your Turkey is now just a click away ....

http://www.twinoaksfarm.net/store/preserves-chutneys-and-more-turkey-reservation?page=1

Check our delivery schedule below ...

Turkey Time ....

 For a truly Farm To Table Thanksgiving:
We are raising Certified Organic Soy Free Turkeys.
They have been raised slowly on pasture for almost 6 months, enjoying the bugs and the sunshine.
We supplement with our certified organic mix of real grains NO soy.
This year turkeys are doing fantastic and should reach a nice size with some larger ones.
Our turkeys are $10/lb.
To reserve a turkey :
$75 now
Balance at pick up.
 
Pick up schedule:
  • Seaside Farmers Market: Saturday November 22
  • Yellow Green Farmers Market in Hollywood FL: Saturday November 22
  • Dothan, Al: Sunday November 23
  • Tallhassee, Fl: Tuesday November 25 @ Orchard Pond Organics
  • turkey
Posted 11/11/2014 6:39am by Renee Savary.
Check our delivery schedule below ...
Turkey Time ....
 
For a truly Farm To Table Thanksgiving:
We are raising Certified Organic Soy Free Turkeys.
They have been raised slowly on pasture for almost 6 months, enjoying the bugs and the sunshine.
We supplement with our certified organic mix of real grains NO soy.
This year turkeys are doing fantastic and should reach a nice size with some larger ones.
Our turkeys are $10/lb.
To reserve a turkey :
$75 now
Balance at pick up.
 
Pick up schedule:
  • Seaside Farmers Market: Saturday November 22 ....
  • Yellow Green Farmers Market in Hollywood FL: Saturday November 22
  • Dothan, Al: Sunday November 23
  • Tallhassee, Fl: Tuesday November 25 at Orchard Pond Organics.
 To reserve either email us or see us at the markets.
turkey 2014
 

 Please forward this email to your email list and help us spread the word about Real Food.

Thank you for supporting a better way to produce healthy and wholesome food.

Twin Oaks Farm - USDA Certified Organic - Bonifay FL 32425

www.twinoaksfarm.net - www.facebook/twinoaksfarm

 
Posted 10/29/2014 9:20pm by Renee Savary.
This Saturday November 1st
we are opening a Twin Oaks Farm space
at the Yellow Green Farmers Market in Hollywood, FL.
 
Open every Saturday and Sunday from 8am to 4pm.
 
Come visit us, booth # 243.
 
From our certified organic soy free eggs to our incredible 100% honey, we will bring to the market most of our farm production which also include all certified organic chicken, broth, preserves and more.
 #1 eggs
 
Be sure to reserve one of our pasture raised soy free certified organic turkey for Thanksgiving.
Thanksgiving turkeys
 
Twin Oaks Farm is a USDA certified organic farm located in North Florida. We raise heritage chickens and ducks, for eggs and meat, lambs and pigs on pasture, the old fashioned way. We are 100% soy free farm. At the farm we produce a whole line of artisan food only using organic and/or local ingredients. Our production is small and authentic. The Taste of Real Food. 
Our pasture 

Please forward this email to your email list and help us spread the word about Real Food.

Thank you for supporting a better way to produce healthy and wholesome food.

Twin Oaks Farm - USDA Certified Organic - Bonifay FL 32425

www.twinoaksfarm.net - www.facebook/twinoaksfarm

http://www.cornucopia.org/organic-egg-scorecard/

 
 

 

 

 

Posted 10/24/2014 6:42am by Renee Savary.
New Leaf Market 7th Annual Farm Tour is this
Sunday October 26, 2014 from 10am to 4pm
Farm Tour at 11am and 1pm 
 On going throughout the day, a detailed showcase of our chickens, our hogs, our sheep, our turkeys, our apiary and our donkeys.

We have a nice line up ready for you :

The Ladies from The Choctawhatchee Bay Spinners Guild will be here, carding and spinning the fleece from our own sheep, they will also display the result of last year spinning...

Bring your kids, we will start some seedlings with them to take home...

Our Bistro will be open and let me just say that this year, all new, menu is to die for...

Our Bees will be out and about and on display and this year honey will be available for purchase ...

We will be turning a compost pile and demonstrate how we build our compost ...

Our shop will be open with lots of new goodies ... 

Farm Tour with your favorite Farmer at 11am and 1pm, no worry I wont make you walk around our 94 acres ... We will have a nice chat in the shade overlooking it all.

We look forward to see you All ...

Direction: I-10 to exit #112 Bonifay, go north on SR79 for 8 miles, untill the small bridge with the kid's playground on your left (the Corner of Creek Road). Turn left into Creek Road, follow parking signs.

This is working farm, wear closed-toe shoes.

Bring a cooler, our shop will be open and we have fresh eggs, chickens etc etc etc ...

No pets.

 

 Please forward this email to your email list and help us spread the word about Real Food.

Thank you for supporting a better way to produce healthy and wholesome food.

Twin Oaks Farm USDA Certified Organic - Bonifay FL 32425

www.twinoaksfarm.net - www.facebook/twinoaksfarm

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Posted 9/28/2014 3:14pm by Renee Savary.

Have you reserved your Thanksgiving Turkey yet ???

Turkey 2014

They are raised on pasture, enjoying the bugs and the sunshine. We supplement with our certified organic mix of real grains 

NO soy.

Our turkeys are doing fantastic and should reach a nice size with some larger ones.

Our turkeys are $10/lb.

To reserve a turkey :

$75 now

Balance at pick up.

Pick up on Saturday November 22 ....

Yes it takes over 5 months to raise a fantastic turkey ...

To reserve either email us or see me at the markets.

Posted 9/16/2014 4:38pm by Renee Savary.

New Leaf Market 7th Annual Farm Tour

Sunday October 26, 2014 from 10am to 4pm

Farm Tour at 11am and 1pm 

On going throughout the day, a detailed showcase of our chickens, our hogs, our sheep, our turkeys, our apiary and our donkeys.

Farm Tour

Twin Oaks Farm is a certified organic 94 acres farm located in Holmes county. We raise heritage chickens, ducks, lambs and pigs on pasture, the old fashioned way.

At the farm we produce a whole line of artisan food only using organic and/or local ingredients. Our production is small and authentic. The taste of Real Food.

On the day of the Farm Tour you will have a closer look at what we do and how we do it from our thriving apiary using smaller bees to our incredible Big Black Hogs (yes our first litter of piglets is growing very fast), from our Rhode Island Red hens (producing the #1 eggs in the country according to the Cornucopia Institute Eggs Score Card) to our gentle Gulf Coast Sheep. We will show you how organic sustainable farming raise healthy animals giving them the space and the life they are supposed to have.
Ducks, geese, turkeys, donkeys ... they all will be roaming freely on pasture and be picture ready.
Stop at our unique Bistrot under the Oak and degust some delicious all organic and farm produced food.
Our shop will be open with a whole cornucopia of goodies.
As we get closer to Farm Tour day please visit our web site for a detailed schedule.

Please forward this email to your email list and help us spread the word about Real Food.

Thank you for supporting a better way to produce healthy and wholesome food.


Twin Oaks Farm

 USDA Certified Organic

 Bonifay FL 32425

www.twinoaksfarm.net

www.facebook.com/twinoaksfarm