Farm Journal

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
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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



Posted 9/2/2014 8:06pm by Renee Savary.

The pix was taken late afternoon yesterday as the storm was kinda rolling in ... it looks like a lot of chickens but when they see me they all run toward me ... no worry NOT out of love for their farmer but for that bucket of grains I was carrying ... !!! 

Raised on pasture

Posted 8/15/2014 3:45pm by Renee Savary.

 

Posted 8/7/2014 8:39pm by Renee Savary.

Our piglets are now 1 week old and doing well.

On day 2, we were able to move the second Mom back into a secured area. It was epic and took several hours for a few hundred yards. We would give Mom a little bit of food, move the babies a few feet but as soon as we would grab a baby, the little punk would scream like you wonder how such a little thing can make such a noise !!!

Mom reacting immediately, us looking innocent !!! Once she calmed down starting all over again ... It was not a fast move but even protective the mom was never aggressive ... 

The big Mama was too far away to be moved but on Friday I came with a grand idea to move them and it did not work at all, the difference was this Mom was super aggressive when protecting the babies so everybody is still out there. 

Both group have access to a pond and the babies already go roll in the mud ... 

Here a few pictures, they are so much bigger and at least double in weight.

The second group, 6 days old ...

6 days old

The first group, 6 days old ...

6 days old

Mama having diner ...

Mama having diner ...