Farm Journal

Posted 8/25/2013 8:19pm by Renee Savary.

New Leaf Market 6th Annual Farm Tour


Sunday October 20, 2013 from 10am to 4pm


Farm Tour at 11am, 1pm and 3pm


Farm Tour

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Twin Oaks Farm

 USDA Certified Organic

 Bonifay FL 32425

www.twinoaksfarm.net

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Posted 5/31/2013 6:29am by Renee Savary.

... just in time for Father's Day ...

A new gift bag ...

Visit our store :

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

$ 6 flat rate shipping

Includes gift wrapping as in the pictures


Twin Oaks Farm Preserves are the perfect choice.

All our preserves are produced right here at the farm the old fashion way : just fresh fruits, that we either grow or pick from small local growers, and certified organic evaporated cane juice and all organic ingredients.

No pectin, No citric acid, No ascorbic acid or any other colorants/fillers or chemicals.

 Exclusive Father's Day Bag :

One jar of our Lemon Chutney, one jar of our Fig Mustard and one bag of our new Organic Grey Sea Salt for Barbecue Mix ...

Father's Day Gift Bag 


Orders to be shipped for Father's Day need to be received by Wednesday June 12, 2013

 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

Posted 4/29/2013 8:13am by Renee Savary.

From our Farm to your Mother ....

... just in time for Mother's Day ...

We packed Gift Bags with goodies ...

Visit our store :

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

$ 6 flat rate shipping

Includes gift wrapping as in the pictures


Twin Oaks Farm Preserves are the perfect choice.

All our preserves are produced right here at the farm the old fashion way : just fresh fruits, that we either grow or pick from small local growers, and certified organic evaporated cane juice and all organic ingredients.

No pectin, No citric acid, No ascorbic acid or any other colorants/fillers or chemicals.

... And this year we teamed up with our friend The Soap Pedaler and with each order we will offer your Mother an all organic soap made with our duck eggs ....
 

Breakfast Bag :

One jar of our Blueberry Preserve, one jar of Pear Butter Preserve and one jar of Strawberry Preserves.

Afternoon Tea Bag :

One jar of our Peach Preserve, one jar of Pear - Calamondine and one jar of Fig Preserve.

The Cheese Lover Bag :

One jar of our Fig Butter, one jar of our Shallot Confit and one bag of Grey Sea Salt with Herbs de Provence.


Or you can pick and choose any 3 Preserves and we will be happy to gift wrapped it and ship it to your Mother !!! 

Orders to be shipped for Mother's Day need to be received by Tuesday May 7, 2013

 
Mother Day Gift Bag

We are at the Seaside Farmers Market

every Saturday from 9am to 1pm all year around.

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

Posted 4/28/2013 11:10am by Renee Savary.

All our preserves are made right here at the farm.

We only use fresh fruits that we either grow or buy from small local growers. For sugar we use certified organic evaporated cane juice and we make a point to buy the one grown in Florida, it comes at a premium.

Today, in this country, 96% of the beet sugar is grown from GMO seeds. Introduced in 2008, the beets are Monsanto’s most recent Roundup Ready product, genetically engineered to withstand loads of the direct application of the herbicide glyphosate. They took over the sugar beet market within two years. By 2010, 95 percent of the sugar beets grown in the U.S. were Monsanto’s genetically modified variety.

This matters to us all because about 50 percent of white sugar sold in the U. S. is made from sugar beets. In other words, unless that bag of sugar you just bought is labeled “Certified Organic” or “100 percent cane sugar,” it almost certainly contains sugar made from GMO crops.

This has created a rush on alternatives and certified organic cane sugar is one of them. Today we have to buy our sugar months in advance and in much larger quantities as we never know how much and when it will be available, and the price almost doubled compared to 4 years ago when we first started.

No pectin, No citric acid, No ascorbic acid … I am often asked why ?? to give you just one example: 90% of the world production of citric acid comes from China, all raised from a petty dish. I have nothing against China, but I don’t want it involved in my food, just a personal choice !!

The No pectin also means a preserve packed with fruits and not watered down.

If we use spices they have to be certified organic, all spices mix are made right here.

For years I suffered from debilitating food allergies and I learned the hard way to stay away from any “mix” whatever. Food labeling law does not require the detail of the “mix” as long as the use is under a certain percentage of the serving size … in other word: you have no way to find out what is in it but be pretty sure it contains MSG or some version of hydrolyzed soy.

We also stay away from any “natural”, by now we all know it does not mean anything.

Aside from the fruits preserves, you can choose from our chicken in curry sauce or chicken in mushroom/cream sauce both are 100% organic which means all the ingredients are certified organic. Our chicken broth: just chickens and sea salt. We also have a whole line of confits, chutneys and other compotes either sweet or not, spicy or not ... some are just seasonal like our Ratatouille, you can buy zucchinis all year around but if you want to use only local harvest then you have them just for a few months. The beauty of local and seasonal !!!
Little Preserve Trivia : Fig is our all time best seller !!!
We work hard to bring you the best preserves and your ongoing support made them a success …
Check out our new Preserves Album on Facebook :

http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.106883413013.96940.104138533013&type=1

Strawberry Preserve

Posted 3/28/2013 6:56pm by Renee Savary.

From our farm to you table : Easter Brunch Essentials

Organic duck eggs to poach over greens ....

Poached duck eggs ...


Fresh ducks ready to be roasted ...

Roasted duck


or if you prefer a fresh chicken ?? 

chicken to roas


... chicken eggs to make custard and other meringues ....

wild berries custard with meringue top


Still not too late for some egg coloring ...


Posted 3/24/2013 10:48am by Renee Savary.

Finally last week I got to start getting the garden ready for spring planting ... Here are some pictures of the cleaning process ...

The Cleaning Crew at work ...

Cleaning crew

One of my favorite sign of Spring : the Dandelion ...

Dandelion

More Helper ...

cleaning crew

The bees were so beezy over the brocoli flowers that we will keep them in the garden till we get some more flowers going on ...

beees

The Blackberries are in bloom ...

Blackberry flowers

Cleaning the Herb Spiral ...

cleaning crew

Gorgeous Thistle colors ...

thistle

Everything pulled from the garden beds was tossed over the fence for the sheep to snack on ...

snacking

More Thistle ...

thistle

Lots of wild flowers ... many think of them as "weed" but the bees and other polinators love them ... We keep them ...

flowers

Here the chickens have nicely spread a whole line of hay where melons and zucchinis were planted last summer ...

hay spreading

More beautiful colors ...

thistle

At the end of the day we found 2 eggs under the garden bench, no time to go back to the coop when you are hard at work in the garden ...

eggs under the bench


Happy Spring ...

Posted 3/14/2013 9:00pm by Renee Savary.

Easter Eggs with Natural Coloring


Easter is just around the corner and it is time to think "coloring" ..
With just a few simple ingredients you will have a rainbow of eggs ...

 Here is what you need to create your rainbow:

RED
2 cups of beets, grated - 3tbsp white vinegar - 2 cups water

YELLOW to GOLD
3 large handfulls of yellow/brown onion skins - 3tbsp white vinegar - 3 cups water

BLUE
1lb frozen blueberries, crushed - 3 tbsp white vinegar - 2 cups water

Green:
Boiled spinach leaves - 3tbsp of white vinegar - 2 cups of water

Purple
Make a strong hibiscus tea with 2 cups of water then add 3 tbsp of white vinegar

 

Coloring ingredients


Mix combinations of the primary dyes (in separate cups) to make secondary colors : red and yellow for orange, yellow and blue for green, blue and red for violet.

 

Coloring

The vinegar acts as a fixative, without it the dyes won't stick to the eggs.
For uniform color, strain each dye mixture through a cheesecloth or a fine strainer.
For a mottled, tie-dyed or spotty effect, leave all the ingredients in the pans.
Use crayons to make designs on the eggs.

eggs coloring
The longer the eggs remain in the dye, the deeper the color.
For special effects, dip half the egg in one color, the other half in another.


Happy coloring ...

... et voila ...

Posted 12/24/2012 7:19am by Renee Savary.

From All of Us here at the farm...

We wish you a Merry Christmas

and

an Wonderful New Year ....


Happy Holidays


Twin Oaks Farm

USDA Certified Organic
Bonifay FL 32425
www.twinoaksfarm.net

www.facebook.com/twinoaksfarm


Posted 12/17/2012 9:37am by Renee Savary.

Last day for shipping your favorite Preserves

is tomorrow Tuesday the 18 ...

 

Twin Oaks Farm Preserves are the perfect choice.

All our preserves are produced right here at the farm the old fashion way : just fresh fruits, that we either grow or pick from small local growers, and certified organic evaporated cane juice.

No pectin, No citric acid, No ascorbic acid or any other colorants/fillers or chemicals found in a jar in today's world.

Free gift wrapping

Check out our e-commerce 

http://www.twinoaksfarm.net/store/69

 

Pear Calamondine


Raw, unheated, unhaltered honey


Strawberry Preserve 

We are at the Seaside Farmers Market

every Saturday from 9am to 1pm all year around.

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 12/12/2012 2:07pm by Renee Savary.

Thank you for All of you that ordered this morning special ...

we are sold out on the little candles but we still have some of our honey ...

By purchasing a jar of our honey you will help us increase our bee population and be an integral part of the bee preservation.

The whole $25 will be use to increase our bee population in the spring 2013.

http://twinoaksfarm.net/store/preserves-chutneys-and-more-100-honey?page=1