Tag: Eat Local

Garden Planning

I am not sure why, but every year January flies by – probably the busyness of holidays and birthdays clustered together. It is nearing February, and I have yet to start my seeds. That is my main To-Do for this week. We hosted our…

Beef Bone Broth

The taste of warm broth from healthy bones is what people have savored over multiple generations. Stocks were sold in early restaurants, and weary travelers were often greeted with the comfort of a hot mug of bone tea. At Spengler Farms, we insist on…

Shortages at Whole Foods Stores – How can we fix this?

Featured Image from Business Insider. “A Whole Foods Store in West Hartford, Connecticut. Photograph by Derek Beere.” A recent article was published outlining the effects of a newly implemented system at Whole Foods Stores. This new system, OTS, or order-to-shelf, has cost saving benefits…

Tomato Jam Braised Short Ribs (Instant Pot edition)

Last night we had the most delicious meal of Short Ribs, Mashed Potatoes, and Beet Greens. However, we were only home for twenty minutes to prepare it all. “How did you accomplish such a task?”, you might ask. My answer – The All Magic,…

Cast Iron Steak with Garlic Rosemary Infused Butter

We love a tender juicy steak, but have you thought much about your steak? The average beef you find in supermarkets is generally raised in a feedlot setting. The cattle are raised in close proximity, often in not so favorable conditions, and fed grain….

Food and Fellowship

β€œThe shared meal elevates eating from a mechanical process of fueling the body to a ritual of family and community, from the mere animal biology to an act of culture.” – Michael Pollan Farming should not be an isolated job. The connection we can…

The Secrets to a Delicious Pasta Sauce

I just finished up canning all of my tomatoes for the season, and thought I would share my secrets, and a large batch canning recipe for a delicious, thick, packed with flavor spaghetti sauce. I make this sauce (and double it) every year and…

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