Lemon Herb Roasted Chicken with Jalapeno Corn Fritters

Fair Ridge Farms offers whole, cut free-range chickens from Eldridge Farm, located in Brown County, Ohio. Eldridge Farms chickens are available for sale in the farmstore.

This recipe is quick and easy, perfect for a weeknight, but nice enough for the weekend. Serve with corn fritters and fresh veggies from the CSA for a simple dinner.

CSA dinner with roasted chicken from Eldridge Farms, jalapeno corn fritters, tomatoes, and cucumbers.

CSA dinner with roasted chicken from Eldridge Farms, jalapeno corn fritters, tomatoes, and cucumbers.

Lemon and Herb Roasted Chicken

ingredients:

1 8-piece chicken, rinsed and patted dry. Cut large breast pieces in half.

handful of fresh cut herbs–your choice.

2-3 lemons cut in half

olive oil and/or butter

salt and pepper

directions:

Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Oil a large cookie sheet or roasting pan. Place chicken in the pan and drizzle with olive oil. Turn chicken several times to coat. Season chicken pieces with salt and pepper. Optionally, place pats of butter under the skin. Finally, place the chicken pieces skin side up. Roast for 15 minutes. Remove from the oven and turn. Sprinkle some of the herbs on the chicken and place the cut lemons in the pan, cut side up. Roast for 10 minutes.

Remove from the oven and turn so skin side is up. Sprinkle most of the remaining herbs on the chicken and roast for 20-40 minutes more, or until juices run clear from the chicken and/or the temperature in one of the larger chicken pieces registers at 170 degrees.  Remove from heat and let sit ten minutes before serving.

Corn Jalapeño Fritters

Ingredients:

2 cups fresh sweet corn cut from the cob

1/2 jalapeno, diced

1/4 cup all purpose flour

2-3 tablespoons Parmesan cheese

2 eggs, beaten

salt, to taste

canola oil, butter, olive oil or oil of your choice for frying

Directions:

Mix together eggs, parmesan cheese, flour, and salt. Add corn and jalapeno. Heat a skillet over medium heat and place oil in the skillet. Once it is hot, spoon tablespoon size rounds of the fritter batter into the skillet. Cook for 3-4 minutes on each side, or until browned, then turn.

Enjoy!

Members, we love recipes! Please share your recipe and image with megan@fairridgefarms.com

Minishare 8/25/16

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Fullshare                              Halfshare          Minishare
Tomatoes 5                                    3                                1
Corn         12                                    5                                3
Eggplant   1                                     1                                  1
Ground Cherries 1qt                     1qt                                1qt
Beets            1                                   1                                   1
Bell Peppers  4                                2
Zucchini          4                              3
Green Beans   1                               1
Kale
Okra
Sweet Onion

Okra!

Late summer is heat-loving okra season, which is in this week’s full share and can also be purchased individually through Fair Ridge Farms’ webstore. Here is a great recipe for chicken gumbo that relies on okra for its consistency. Th recipe calls for frozen okra but you can use fresh. This post discusses how to freeze okra for later as well. Okra is also great roasted–just preheat the oven to 400 degrees, toss the whole okra pods with some olive oil, salt, and pepper, and roast for 45 minutes to an hour or until lightly browned, turning occasionally.IMG_3358

Here is an easy recipe for crispy fried okra that goes well with rice, based on a recipe from the food blog www.myheartbeets.com.

Crispy Indian Okra

1 bunch okra from CSA box or webstore

3 tbs coconut oil, gee, or other fat

1/2 tsp cumin seeds

1/2 tsp mustard seeds

1/2 onion, diced

1 hot pepper–jalepeno or other–minced (or less depending on how much spice you enjoy)

2 cloves garlic, minced

1/2 inch ginger, mined

1/4 tsp turmeric

salt to taste

Instructions

Slice okra into 1/2 inch or so rounds. If they are wet from rinsing, make sure to set them out to dry before you prepare them. To be crispy when frying, the okra should be completely dry.  Melt two tbs coconut oil in a pan over medium-high heat. Add cumin and mustard seeds. Once they begin to brown add onions and hot pepper. Saute for 10 minutes, or until onions begin to brown. Add garlic, ginger, and turmeric, mix well. Reduce heat to medium, add okra and 1 tbs coconut oil. Stir fry for 10- 12 minutes.

Share your recipes with us and we will feature them on the food blog. Email your recipe and a photo to megan@fairridgefarms.com to be featured on the food blog.

 

 

Halfshare 8/18/16

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FULL                                     HALF               MINI
Shell Peas  (Purple Hull or Zipper Hull)   X2/3         X1/2
Zuchini or Cukes  4                          2                    1
Yellow Squash     4                           2                     1
Cherry Tomatoes    1                        1                      1
Red Potatoes         1                         2/3                    1/2
Sweet Corn               12                          5                   3
Sweet Onion           1                            1
Okra
Tomatoes
Bell Peppers  4

CSA News August 12th, 2016

Our Weekly CSA update containing ordering information, new products, and news.
Weekly CSA Update
Place your CSA order for next wee by 11:59 pm Sunday, August 7 using the new webstore, or 8:00amMonday, August 8 using the old system.
CSA News
Using and Storing Fresh Produce
Here are some tips on when to use and how to store some of the veggies in this week’s full share.
This week’s box contained ground cherries, and some of you got yours in a brown bag and some of you got them in a plastic bag. To maintain freshness, remove your ground cherries from the plastic bag and store in a perforated plastic bag or a paper bag. Also, according to Organic Life, it is best to hull the ground cherries and store them in the refrigerator for 5-7 days. If you don’t use them within that time period, freeze them for later use. Here is a great recipe for Ground Cherry Upside Down Cake to try.
Sweet corn is best eaten right after it is picked, so it is a good idea to eat your sweet corn right away. Otherwise it gets starchy as  it sits in the refrigerator. If you can’t use the corn right away, you can slice off the kernels and freeze them for later use.
According to this article, to store freshcarrots without them getting limp, cut the greens off of the carrots. You can save the greens for later use in making pesto. Then, store the carrots in a covered container filled with water.
Cucumbers can be stored at room temperature. Keep them away from bananas, tomatoes, and melons. If you do store them in the refrigerator, store them in the bottom drawer and only for about three days or so.
Eggplant is best eaten within two or three days of being picked, and it, like cucumbers, likes being kept at room temperature away from bananas, tomatoes, and melons. However, it can be kept in the refrigerator for three days or so in the bottom drawer.
Tomatoes should be kept on the countertop so they don’t lose their flavor. Tomatoes continue to develop their flavor up to two to three days after picking.
Peppers and green beans can be stored in a plastic bag or reusable container in the refrigerator for about a week.  
Yellow squash and zucchini  should be stored in a perforated plastic bag or brown bag in the veggie crisper in the refrigerator.. Yellow squash and zucchini can be stored for about a week before use.
Berries should be stored in the refrigerator for up to 1-2 days, and then, freeze them for later use.
Okra can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 2-3 days in a plastic bag. After that, it should be blanched and frozen.

If you have any questions, feedback, or concerns, please emailadam@fairridgefarms.com or respond to this message.

This week’s full share. There are ground cherries in one brown bag and hot peppers in the other. Also not shown are a pint of blackberries.
You can see what is in the box on our website. We share what is in the mini, half, and full share each week.
Feel free to send us your photos or to post photos of your CSA shares online. Tag us on Instagram with #fairridgefarms or #fairridgefarmsCSA!
For Sale in the Fair Ridge Farms Webstore
With our custom shares, you can order individual items on their own (minimum order of $15) or in addition to a traditional CSA share.
New this week in the store: purple potatoes and lima beans

Items for sale include:

  • whole cut chickens–8 pieces
  • Swiss chard
  • okra
  • watermelons
  • sweet corn
  • beets
  • cantaloupe
  • basil
  • full size potatoes
  • heirloom tomatoes
  • jalapeño peppers
  • red, white, and yellow candy onions
  • dill
  • new potatoes
  • heirloom cherry tomatoes
  • green and golden zucchini
  • yellow squash
  • cucumbers
  • pickler cucumbers
  • green bell peppers
  • rhubarb
  • oregano
  • chard
  • white sage

You can also order:

  • Organic soups, salsas, and pasta sauces from the Organic Farm at Bear Creek
  • pastured eggs (half-dozen or dozen)
  • local raw honey
  • local maple syrup and sorghum molasses
  • preserves, and other great items.
Click here to order.
 If you have any questions about the automatic payment system, custom ordering system, or anything else, please email Adam atadam@fairridgefarms.com.
STAY CONNECTED

Fullshare 8/11/16

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Fullshare                            Halfshare           Minishare
Dozen ears Sweet Corn            5                                 4
Purple “green” Beans               2/3                             1/3
Yellow Squash                             2                                 1
Okra                                                2/3                           1/3
Bell Peppers                                   1                                1
Sweet Onion                                   1
Ground Cherries                           2/3
Hot Banana Peppers                       1
Eggplant                                           1
Blackberries
Green Onions
Carrots

CSA News August 5th

Our Weekly CSA update containing ordering information, new products, and news.
Weekly CSA Update
Place your CSA order for next wee by 11:59 pm Sunday, August 7 using the new webstore, or 8:00amMonday, August 8 using the old system.
CSA News
Farm to Table
This week we are readying Fair Ridge Farm for a wedding party this weekend. We are serving a farm to table meal using this summer’s bounty of produce. Here’s our menu:
Try these recipes out, and maybe even host your own farm to table meal with your CSA produce. Let us know how it goes!

If you have any questions, feedback, or concerns, please emailadam@fairridgefarms.com or respond to this message.

With our custom ordering system you can decide what you want in your box each week. Or, you can order a full, half, or mini share of in-season produce–farmers’ choice. You can also any products you like in addition to your mini, half, or full share.
You can see what is in the box on our website. We share what is in the mini, half, and full share each week. These past three weeks have been very busy! We don’t have pictures of the box but do list the content of the boxes on the website. Next week we should be back on track with photos of the CSA share contents.
Feel free to send us your photos or to post photos of your CSA shares online. Tag us on Instagram with #fairridgefarms or #fairridgefarmsCSA!
For Sale in the Fair Ridge Farms Webstore
With our custom shares, you can order individual items on their own (minimum order of $15) or in addition to a traditional CSA share.

Our watermelons and cantaloupes are excellent this time of year!
Items for sale include:

  • whole cut chickens–8 pieces
  • Swiss chard
  • okra
  • watermelons
  • sweet corn
  • beets
  • cantaloupe
  • basil
  • full size potatoes
  • heirloom tomatoes
  • jalapeño peppers
  • red, white, and yellow candy onions
  • dill
  • new potatoes
  • heirloom cherry tomatoes
  • green and golden zucchini
  • yellow squash
  • cucumbers
  • pickler cucumbers
  • green bell peppers
  • rhubarb
  • oregano
  • chard
  • white sage

You can also order:

  • Organic soups, salsas, and pasta sauces from the Organic Farm at Bear Creek
  • pastured eggs (half-dozen or dozen)
  • local raw honey
  • local maple syrup and sorghum molasses
  • preserves, and other great items.
Click here to order.
 If you have any questions about the automatic payment system, custom ordering system, or anything else, please email Adam atadam@fairridgefarms.com.
STAY CONNECTED

CSA Shares 8/2/16

FULL                                                  HALF                                      MINI

Tomatoes   5                                             3                                                  1
Okra        1                                                  1                                                  1
Beets        1                                                 1                                                   1
Corn       12                                                 6                                                  3
Cantaloupe  2                                          watermelon                                  1
Onion          1                                             1                                                     1
Carrots   1                                                   1
Parsley    1                                                  1
Scarlet Kale
Gr Onion

CSA Shares 7/25/16

FULL                                                    HALF                                         MINI

Tomato    4                                                     2                                                  1
Eggplant   1                                                     1                                                  1
Watermelon  1                                                 1                                                 1
Carrots        1                                                    1                                                  1
Potatoes      1                                                   1                                                   1
Zucchini     3                                                    2                                                  1
Gr Onion    1                                                      1
Beans   2                                                            1
Grape Tomatoes  1
Cauliflower 2
Carrots 1

CSA Shares 7/18/16

FULL                                      HALF                                      MINI

Tomato  4                                       2                                                  1
Broccoli  2                                        2                                                1
Picklers   1                                        1                                                 1
Gr Onion  1                                       1                                                 1
Corn            12                                  6                                                 3
Gr Bell       2                                      1                                                 1
Cilantro   1                                          1
Kale  2                                                  1
Squash     1                                           1
Dill           1                                          1
Celery

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