Thanksgiving is just days away!
We only have a week to go until it’s time to feast! In the meantime here is a nice hearty soup to warm you up.
Creamy Baked Potato Soup:
What you need: 1 Large red onion chopped 3 #'s Small red and white potatoes medium cubed Half a bulb of garlic minced 1 Bunch of curly kale rough chopped stems optional 1 Pint organic heavy cream 1/2# Smoked gouda or cheddar 1/2 Tbsp crushed rosemary Salt and pepper to taste Sour cream and chopped green onions for topping Bacon (optional) Set oven to 350 Place potatoes in a roasting pan. Lightly coat in oil then add salt, pepper, and crushed rosemary Roast for 25-35 minutes or until lightly browned and starting to soften While the potatoes are roasting carmelize the onions in a large dutch oven or stew pot and add the garlic Now add the potatoes to the pot with their juices Add the Kale and cream Then enough water to cover all ingredients plus about an inch Bring to a boil then lower to a simmer for about 15 minutes Use a blender stick or potato masher to blend about 50% of the ingredients to a smooth texture. Salt and Pepper to taste Serve and top as you prefer and ENJOY!!
Orders can be picked up by customers at BLT’s Restaurant at 41799 Big Bear Blvd in Big Bear Lake, near Summit Boulevard, typically between 6 PM and 7 PM on Tuesdays on weeks that deliveries are scheduled. Produce arrives in the farmer’s crates, so bring a container or bags to transfer into if you don’t want to hassle with returning the crate. A supply of reusable bags and boxes is available.
Direct delivery to the address you specify for shipping is available for an additional $5, which is selected at checkout.
Do not hesitate to contact F2M about delivery needs or order issues: 909-547-4163 (call or text). Email might not be seen quickly, so please call or text regarding time-sensitive issues.
Many of you probably have empty crates stacking up or stored from past orders, and if you find them they can be returned to BLT’s any time you pass by. If you are ordering regularly, the crates can be traded out at your next order. You are always welcome to transfer produce to a bag, box, or other container to avoid having the crate.
Visitors Who Will Return Home Soon…
If you have been a visitor in Big Bear during the covid19 stay-at-home order, please return your crate before you leave Big Bear. If you wish to be removed from the Farm2Mountain email updates, just let me know as well. You are always welcome to order if you return!
Big Bear Prime Meats
Big Bear Prime Meats offers a wide variety of naturally-grown (including organic) meats that come from sources near the Big Bear area. To order, contact Big Bear Prime Meats directly at 909-725-8820. Since they are an independent operation and have a different order and delivery schedule.
How to clean produce
To clean your produce, a few drops of natural dish soap in a sink of water will be enough to wash off anything lurking on your food. Thick-skinned produce can soak a few minutes, leafy greens just need a dip and swish, and thin-skinned produce can be dipped and wiped or soaked quickly. Rinse everything well. Vinegar can turn leafy greens black if it’s used as a veggie wash in too high a concentration, and it might not kill viruses. Soap-based cleaning products will strip the virus of its outer coating and kill it.