Fox Trot Farm

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Easter Salad

April 9, 2017
by Deborah Burgess
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Easter Sunday Simple Salad Recipe-Farm Fresh Eggs

***Farm Market open Sundays from 1:00-5:00 or by appointment during the week. Guided tours at 2:00 Sundays or by appointment during the week.***

Here’s a really simple salad recipe for your Easter Sunday family meal. This is a traditional Pennsylvania Dutch salad, and pairs beautifully with our delicious Fox Trot Farm Easter leg of lamb roast with rosemary and garlic.

Easter Salad

PA Dutch Lettuce & Egg Salad

4 cups chopped lettuce (a mix of spring greens, leaf lettuce, and iceberg for crunch is perfect)
1/2 cup chopped onion
Chopped tomato
Hard cooked Fox Trot Farm eggs, peeled and sliced (see NOTE below)
1/2 cup heavy cream
4 tablespoons white vinegar
4 tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt (or to taste)
Freshly ground black pepper Continue Reading →

Roast Leg of Lamb

April 8, 2017
by Deborah Burgess
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Fresh from the Farm for your Easter Dinner

There is no more traditional Easter dinner throughout the world than a tender leg of lamb roast, and we have plenty in stock for your family’s special celebration. If you would like to try our recipe,  you can find one HERE and another one of our favorites HERE.

One of the most delicious herbs to season your Easter roast is fresh rosemary, and we have plenty of it!
I’ll include a fragrant bunch of rosemary with each leg roast you buy.

Fox Trot Farm Leg of Lamb with Rosemary

Our leg roasts are on sale for the holiday for just $9/pound, and that includes the rosemary. They are from young grass fed and pastured lamb processed at a certified humane and USDA inspected facility, and range from about 3 1/5 – 5 pounds. The shanks have been removed (so the roasts will better fit in your roaster) and they are also available for purchase for $9/pound. They are delicious braised, and HERE‘s our favorite recipe for that.

Of course we have chops and beautiful Frenched racks, stew meat and ground, tender neck roasts, cleaned heads and meaty soup bones as well!

Come see us Sunday, April 9th to get YOUR perfect lamb roast, chop, rack, or your favorite cut for your Easter dinner. (Or call for an appointment to come during the week if you can’t make it Sunday afternoon.) Our farm market is located at 5066 Rowell RD, Lancaster, just 20 minutes or so from Monroe, Waxhaw, and Lancaster. We’re open every Sunday from 1:00-5:00 and give guided tours at 2:00. (More info on that HERE.)

Tomorrow I’ll post one of my favorite simple salad dressings that goes perfectly with our Easter lamb and, of course, that salad is made with our own farm fresh eggs! Here is a picture to tease your taste buds:

Easter Salad

Our hens are working overtime!

Chickens at Fox Trot Farm

EIEIO!

Debbie

Roast Leg of Lamb

March 26, 2017
by Deborah Burgess
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Farm Market & Leg of Lamb Recipe

***Farm Market Sundays from 1:00-5:00 p.m. Guided tour at 2:00.***

A few days ago I posted a link on our Facebook page to a recipe I wanted to try for our leg of lamb roast. Well, I made it this past week and it was delicious!

marinatedbutterfliedlegoflamb

Here’s the original link to the Chicago Tribune recipe. I followed the recipe precisely, except I left out the red wine. Not that I have anything against red wine, I just didn’t notice it in the recipe because I was in a hurry. Continue Reading →

Greek Salad

March 23, 2017
by Deborah Burgess
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Hawk Attack!

Last evening Farmer Bob and I went out for a quick supper at a local restaurant that we LOVE. (More about that later.)

I love it when we go out for supper because we just sit and talk over our day and enjoy being waited on and pampered, and I enjoy eating food someone else has prepared. Part of our conversation last evening was about a hawk attack on our chickens that happened while I was in town running errands in the early evening and Bob was working on the goat barn. Our conversation went like this: Continue Reading →

Tour Fox Trot Farm

March 7, 2017
by Deborah Burgess
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New Tour Hours for Sundays

***Sunday Tours at 2:00!***

We LOVE Sunday tours here on the farm! We meet so many nice people and enjoy watching the children enjoy the animals and discover new things, like picking up eggs from under the hens in the hen house. (They are amazed that the eggs are warm!)

We had great tours last Sunday. I tend to get so busy that I forget to take pictures, but here are two good ones:

Tour1 Continue Reading →

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March 5, 2017
by Deborah Burgess
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Daphne had her Kids!

Daphne had her kids!

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She had a buckling and a doeling, and they are strong and healthy. Daphne is a good momma, too. She’s very attentive, and has kept her babies warm these past freezing nights.

Look at those long ears, and the Roman nose. These are two characteristics of Nubians. Our friend Jeff Mahaffey (my dairy goat guru) says he always bred for those two characteristics. He pronounced both of these kids to be just perfect! Continue Reading →

EggCartonLabelTop

February 26, 2017
by Deborah Burgess
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New Cartons for our Fresh Eggs!

We hope you like our new egg cartons. They are made of recycled materials and are 100% biodegradable. That’s important to us. Start your garden seedlings in them and then plant them directly in the ground. Tear them up into small pieces and add them to your compost pile. Start a worm farm and use them for worm bedding. (REALLY! You can do that!) If that’s not your cup of tea, then bring them back to us and we’ll use them again.

Here is a picture of our new carton. We love the look!

New Biodegradable Egg Carton Continue Reading →