Menu Sketch – June 9, 2014

To Start
pork pâté with cornichon and whole grain mustard 6.5
mixed field greens and altamura croutons with balsamic vinaigrette 6.5
strawberries and almonds on mixed greens with balsamic vinaigrette 8.5
GTF salad – house-smoked duck breast with apples vinaigrette 9.5
ceci and vegetable soup with artisan bread 4/6
creamy carrot soup and artisan bread 4/6

Pizze Rosso
garlic /herb/mozz 9.5
lamb sausage/pesto /mozz 10.5
olive/zucchini/ricotta /mozz 10.5

Pizze Bianco
arugula/baby onion/olives /parmesan 9.5
ham/caper/mozz 10.5
colazione-bacon/egg/green onion/black pepper 10.5

Menu 17.

  • rockfish/ lima beans/kalamata/basil
  • duck leg/green lentils (11.5)
  • !strawberry sorbet!

Secondi
pork ravioli/grilled sugarloaf 10.5
fennel tagliatelle/prawns/cheesy poof/fava/scapes/spinach 10.5
tomato water gratinata with mozzarella, basil, parmesan, pesto, zukes, peppers and olives 9.5
semolina gnocchi/pesto/ricotta/onions 9.5
duck leg confit with green lentils and Swiss chard 11.5
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The Farmstand New Look

We have been working on improving your experience at our Farmstand and restaurant.  If you haven’t already, please stop by and check it out.

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We started working with Jonathan Bryant Jensen early this year to make some improvements. Jensen, a self-employed carpenter, has been resourceful remodeling and designing built environments for the last 15 years, and he is a dedicated Gathering Together Farm customer to boot!

He was first approached by John Eveland to work on replacing the plastic paneling and installing a glass facade to the farm stand. Jensen was able to re-purpose wood panels from dairy in Lewisburg and salvaged glass from a local glass business. Now you can enjoy your meal with a crystal clear view of our bustling farm!

Jensen replaced our old, small and poorly functioning gutters with retired irrigation pipe. These sort of projects fit right into our farm’s vision for sustainability and gives Jensen the work he loves best: giving new life to the old. Let the water flow!

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As a customer, Jensen noticed the South West corner of the farm stand, where we store and sell our freezer goods, was a little too dark and gloomy.  He redesigned the corner and created a built-in display for our value-added jams, sauces, and pickles and other locally-produced goods.

IMG_4306A new produce island sits in a more open and bright farm stand. Jensen hand-crafted this work of art with reused copper and wood.  IMG_4309

So please come in and check it out! Our summer hours for the Farm Stand and restaurant are in full swing: Tue – Fri, 9 – 6 and Sat 9 – 5. Click here for more details.

Views Around the Farm Stand + Menu March 8-9

cheese pizza with a mini salad of marinated kale and pickled red onions

The winter/spring season at the farmstand is off to a great start. Lots of folks are coming in for veggies, pastries, coffee, and meals. Here are a few photos taken Thursday, March 8.

to start:

country pâte and liverwurst with cornichon and whole grain mustard
mixed greens with balsamic vinaigrette
GTF salad with beets, blue cheese, almonds, and a sweet chili vinaigrette
potato and leek soup with artisan bread
vegetable barley and ham soup with artisan bread
 
potato/kale/blue cheese pizza

pizze:

garlic/tomato/mozzarella
pepperoni/pickled peppers/tomato/mozzarella
Italian sausage/zucchini/tomato/mozzarella
potato/kale/blue cheese/tomato/mozzarella 
 

agnolotti

secondi:

agnolotti with shrimp, sorrel, and goat cheese
smoked pork sausage over braised cabbage
creamy polenta with vegetables and poached egg
fish stew of clams, mussels, and rockfish
 
housemade pickled red onions

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is Ana Patty (and yes, everyone calls her ‘Ana Patty’), the brains and hands behind all the pastries and sweets that come from the farmstand kitchen. She’s a master of dough and batter.

doughnut batter in the works
the pastry case

Opening Weekend at the Farm Stand

The Gathering Together farm stand/restaurant opened for the season on Thursday, February 23, and the staff was pleasantly surprised by how many of our local customers stopped by for produce, pastries, and a hot meal. Alison, the new farm stand manager, spent the past few weeks cleaning, rearranging, and sprucing up the building and garden room, so the place looked great.

Quite a few folks who have turned out in the past two days asked about the farm and flood damage, and we’re happy to report that we are back on track and have most everything cleaned up. Our customers’ support at our farmers’ markets and here on the farm has certainly helped us recover more quickly from  the financial losses associated with the damage, and for that, we thank you.

Spring is generally quieter in the farm stand than on hot summer days, but judging by the turnout this weekend, that may not hold true this year. If your appetite and schedule will allow it, JC (the chef) recommends dining before or after the busy noon-to-one o’clock lunch hour. This will give both the kitchen crew and our lunch guests the to opportunity to take their time preparing and enjoying the food. Larger parties are always welcome to call in reservations ahead of time (541-929-4270).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All the flowers in the table settings came from our neighbors at Greengable Gardens.

This month’s featured artist in the farm stand is Carol Chapel who lives just down the road and stops in at the farms often. Carol’s nature and agriculture-inspired works fit quite nicely into the decor.

The farm stand is newly stocked with organic produce and other local goods. Currently available are GTF’s own cipollini onions, parsnips, beets, rutabagas, onions, carrots, potatoes, and watercress.

Alison supplements the produce selection with fruits and vegetables from Organically Grown Company and a few neighboring farms.

We also offer several books and cookbooks written by local authors.

Local wine and beer is available…

…as are fresh eggs from Provenance Farm.

Other goods sold in the farm stand include locally grown/milled flour, coffee and teas, frozen pork, chicken and fish, T shirts, honey, jams, and pickles.

The coffee is always fresh and always hot.

GTF’s signature potato doughnuts are back.

Plus, Ana (the pastry chef) baked some not-too-sweet maple-coconut-date granola, if doughnuts aren’t really your thing.

The menu from the GTF kitchen changes weekly (sometimes daily) depending upon availability of seasonal ingredients, but here’s a quick guide to this weekend’s fare.

February 23-25 Lunch Menu

to start:

house coppa with capers and whole grain mustard
mixed greens with balsamic vinaigrette
GTF salad beets, toasted almonds, and goat cheese with balsamic vinaigrette
roasted vegetable and barley soup with artisan bread
curried carrot soup with artisan bread
 

pizze:

garlic/tomato/mozzarella
pepperoni/tomato/mozzarella
broccoli/leek/tomato/mozzarella
 

secondi:

cavatelli with roasted shallot, olive, and spinach
creamy polenta with vegetables and poached egg
brodetto of clams, mussels, and rockfish
country pork pâté sando with potato and watercress salad
 

JC finishes off a couple orders of brodetto.

Ricky preps pizza dough.

Pizza are made to order with mozzarella and house-made tomato sauce…

…and baked in the wood-fired oven.

Here’s the broccoli/leek/tomato/mozzarella pizza.

The polenta got rave reviews. This one’s in the works pre-poached egg.

JC is particularly proud of the pork pâte sandwich…

…and the house coppa with capers and mustard.

We’d like to thank everyone who came out for opening weekend and encourage other locals to stop in soon. We are currently open Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.