Monday, August 6, 2018

Tropical Mango Cheesecake  close   print    Submitted by Rosemary from East BrookfieldMA 




Ingredients:

• 1.5 cups graham cracker or mixed graham and gingersnap crumbs
• 1/2 cup sugar
• 6 tbsp. melted butter
• 2-3 (13oz. each) ripe mangoes-peeled, pitted, and quartered (reserve 5-6 slices for garnish if desired)
• 1.25 cups of sugar
• 3 eight oz. packages of room temp cream cheese
• 2 tsp. of real vanilla extract
• 4 Large Country Hen eggs

Directions:

Preheat oven to 325. Butter a 9 inch diameter springform pan with sides that are 2.75 inches high. Stir the cracker crumbs and sugar together in a medium bowl and add butter. Stir until crumbs are moistened. Press crumb mixture into the bottom (not sides) of prepared pan. Bake until the crust is set (10-12 min.). Let the crust cool. Puree the mangoes in a food processor until smooth. Measure out 2 cups of puree. Beat the cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla in a bowl until smooth. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add the two cups of mango puree and when well blended, pour into the crust.

Bake at 325 degrees until the filling is set and puffy/golden around edges (center may remain slightly soft when jiggled)- approximately 1 hour 20 min. Cool the cheesecake to room temperature and then refrigerate overnight (uncovered). Remove pan sides once chilled, transfer to serving dish and garnish with a fan of the reserved mango slices if desired.

Yield:

Monday, July 2, 2018
















We really enjoyed all the artwork and the essays from the delightful kids at our local Hubbardston Elementary school. We had a lot of fun at the school for Farm Fun Field Day June 19th and want to thank all the kids for submitting artwork and essays about farming. The kids from grades K - 6th were asked to write or draw a description of farming in the future. These have been posted at the farm in the common area so all the folks can enjoy the great stories and drawings. Nice Job!

Monday, April 16, 2018

The Country Hen Eggs NOT Affected by Recall


We want to assure The Country Hen customers that no Country Hen Eggs or products are involved in the current recall announced on April 13, 2018.

All of our farms comply with all local, state, and federal regulations for food safety. As part of our compliance with the FDA Egg Safety Rule, all of our farms test for the most common Salmonella serotype - Salmonella Enteritidis – that may occur in egg production. In addition to these precautions taken on our farms, we also encourage you to follow the safe handling guidelines for eggs, which includes cooking eggs until both the yolks and the whites are firm and avoiding eating raw or under cooked eggs. Learn more about how to safely handle, cook, and store eggs on the American Egg Board website.

For more information on this recall and for the farms and products it does affect, visit the FDA’s recall page.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

"Why are your eggs so expensive?"
 
This is one question that pops up quite often. Our USDA Certified Organic, HFAC Certified Humane Raised and Handled Omega 3 enriched eggs do cost a bit more than competitor brands its true. It is common knowledge in most parts of the world that quality costs more. The answer I like to give people who ask why our eggs are more expensive than others is simple:
"How can those others be so much cheaper than ours? What corners are those others cutting, what steps are they skipping, what concessions are they making on quality to be able to make a profit on their product while selling their eggs for so much less than we could ever hope to match? 
 
"But their eggs are so much cheaper than yours... I can get twice as many of their eggs for about the same as six of yours, is there really a difference? "
 


 
 
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It is not difficult to find cheaper versions of  quality items out there in the world of commerce.  A knock-off might look the same, might claim to serve the same purpose but, simply put, the value of an imitation is based on the consumer's willingness to settle for less. Health conscious individuals rarely settle for less when it comes to what goes into their bodies.