Friday, April 10, 2015

Green Mountain Maple Sugar Refining Co. Offering / Contracts for 2015 Season Due May 1

We are excited to announce that we are once again working with Joe Russo of the Green Mountain Maple Sugar Refining Company in Vermont. Members may order Maple Syrup (4 grades), Maple Cream, Maple Vinegar, Maple Candy, Honey, Creamed Honey and Vanilla Extract. All products are organic, GMO free and Kosher. All maple products are made at the Farm in Belvidere Center, VT. All honey is made from bees raised on Lake Champlain in Alburgh, VT. Products will be delivered in late July.

Maple Syrup (4 Grades, 4 Sizes, $10-$48)
Maple Cream ($15/lb)
Maple Candy ($15/lb)
Maple Vinegar ($15/Quart)
Honey ($22 Quart/$12 Pint)
Creamed Honey ($8.50/lb)
Vanilla Extract ($12/0.5 Pint)

Maple/Honey Order Form

To find out more about the Green Mountain Maple Sugar Refining Co, click here to read about Melissa's visit to the farm in Vermont with her sons last year.

REMINDER: 2015 Member Contracts & Checks are due by May 1. 

: If you are splitting a share, please remember to included contact information for your share partner. In addition, only one contract per group and all payments must be included in one envelope.

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Wassail May 9 | Balkan Music | Hard Cider

Dear Friends,

Happy Spring! We are please to invite you to our 19th Annual Wassail. This year we will be joined by an unusually robust group of musicians. There will be wassailing, singing, dancing and feasting among the trees. As always, we invite anyone who would like to camp in the orchard, (which is now certified organic!), to do so. Please note the Wassail is being held at Breezy Hill Orchard-just outside Rhinebeck. There is a lot to celebrate this year, especially our purchase of Stone Ridge Orchard. We will be unveiling some exciting new plans for that farm at the Wassail.

RSVPs are quite important to us to make sure we are cooking the right amount of wonderful foods for you all. The wood fired pizza oven will be cranking, the cider will be pouring. We will have wonderful new hard cider releases which you will be the first to taste. Please help us publicize this event by sharing this email with family, friends and colleagues.

We are also bringing back our farm-based CSA. Stay tuned for more information.

Was hael (to your health)!

Elizabeth Ryan and everyone from Breezy Hill and Stone Ridge Orchards
Please rsvp to

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

River Bend Farm Meat Shares

Farm & Fork Society is proud to offer our Spring, Summer and Fall meat shares from River Bend Farm in Peapack, NJ! This offering is available to anyone interested and not exclusively to Farm & Fork Society members. This year we will have three scheduled pick-ups, April, June and November. When you order through Farm & Fork Society, you will receive an additional 10% off.

To order for April delivery, download the River Bend Farm order form here.

Just a reminder that Early Bird pricing for the 2015 season is now over. Commitment form and checks are due May 1. 

River Bend Farm Meat Shares

Angus Beef Sampler includes 40 pounds of beef: 1/3 steaks that may consist of Rib-eye, T-Bone, Porterhouse, Sirloin, Tenderloin and Ranch (Chuck), 1/3 Roasts that may consist of Chuck, Rump, Round, & London Broil and 1/3 Ground Beef. (Reg. $425 - Farm & Fork Society $382.50)

Berkshire Pork Sampler includes 35 pounds of pork that may consist of ham, ham steaks, chops, spare-ribs, bacon, 3 kinds of sausages and a pork shoulder. There will be no Scrapple in the Pork Sampler. (Reg. $275 - Farm & Fork Society $247.50)

Pick-up Schedule 

Friday, April 3, 2015 
Angus Beef Sampler and/or Berkshire Pork Sampler 
Orders due by March 20, 2015
(Pick up location in Short Hills, 11AM - 1 PM)

Friday, June 26, 2015
BBQ Grill Pack (just in time for the 4th of July, exact contents/price to follow soon)
Orders due by June 1, 2015 
(Pick up at Farm & Fork Society in Downtown Millburn)

Friday, November 20, 2015 
Angus Beef and/or Berkshire Pork Sampler
Orders due by October 15, 2015
(Pick up at Farm & Fork Society in Downtown Millburn)

About River Bend Farm

River Bend Farm, Peakpack, NJ, is dedicated to producing healthy, all natural meats. The All-Natural Angus Beef is pasture raised and of superior quality. The animals are raised humanely, with no antibiotics or hormones. The cattle receive a small amount of grain while on pasture to achieve the desirable amount of marbling and tenderness, and in the winter they are fed home-grown grass hay.

Like their beef, River Bend Farm's Berkshire pigs are raised all naturally, on wholesome grains supplemented with an abundance of garden scraps and loads of apples. Berkshire pork is prized for its flavor, tenderness, and juiciness.