Satisfy your localvore cravings in Waltham, May 14

iris Summer is just around the corner now, and Farmers Market season will be in full swing before you know it. This month, our local food delivery offers more of the things that are still difficult to find in the Boston area: grains, dried beans, eggs from pastured chickens, cheese, and humanely raised meat. Once again, we are so glad to be part of the Good Food fight, helping you buy ethically grown, local food from small family-owned businesses.

We’ll be bringing a delivery of locally grown, mostly organic, always delicious food to the Waltham Fields Community Farm, 240 Beaver Street, Waltham, MA on Saturday, May 14 from 11:00AM to 1:00PM. While you’re at Waltham Fields, you can also buy garden plants, flowers, and seedlings to give your home garden a kick-start. The varieties on sale have been selected by the Waltham Fields farmers based on exceptional performance at Waltham Fields Farm, so you can’t go wrong.

Our team is looking for other locations to continue making deliveries around the Boston area over the summer. If you have a neighborhood group, workplace, school, or faith community that might be interested in being a delivery point, please send us an email to discuss details.

Use the buttons below to put items into your shopping cart, and press the appropriate button depending on how you want to pay. You can pay either online with Paypal (using your paypal balance or a credit or debit card), or you can bring a check/cash with you at pickup time. Paypal orders incur an additional 2% fee. As always, please feel free to email or call us if you have any questions about the growing conditions or animal husbandry practices for any of the products on the order form.

Orders for the May 14 delivery will be accepted up until Sunday, May 8 at midnight. But please order by May 2 if you’re getting dried beans. I’ll need to get them on the truck by Wednesday May 4. You can always enter a second order with additional purchases if you need more time to decide.

Description Source Price WANT!
Eggs
Eggs from pastured, humanely treated, heritage breed, organically-fed chickens Grace Note Farm $7.00/dozen
Certified Organic, Fair Trade Coffee
Dean’s Beans 5 lb bag whole bean coffee
Choose from a selection of organic, fair-trade coffees, sourced by Dean and roasted right here in Central Mass.
Dean’s Beans in Orange, MA. $43.75 / 5 lb bag

Choose your roast :
Pantry
Maple Syrup
Nothing says New England like pure maple syrup. Crafted locally in North Brookfield, MA. This year’s harvest.
Warren Farm $21.75 / quart
Organic Vanilla Extract
Made from certified organic vanilla beans and certified organic Rain brand vodka. Terrific for baking! (along with your Grace Note Farm eggs, of course) Can be refilled up to 3 times to make more extract.
Grace Note Farm $9.75 / 5 oz bottle
Certified Organic Vanilla Beans
Though this is not a local product, it sure makes baking with your local, wicked fresh eggs, wheat, and milk more enjoyable. Beans will keep for a long time in the cupboard (they don’t need to be refrigerated).
some very nice people in New Guinea $20/ 10 beans
Cayuga Organics , just over in New York State, produces the tastiest beans I’ve ever had. The difference from grocery store dried beans is phenomenal. So flavorful because they’re so fresh when you get them. You won’t believe you can get this excited about beans.
Certified Organic Black Turtle Beans Cayuga Organics, Brooktondale, NY $14.00 / 5 lbs

Certified Organic Dark Red Kidney Beans Cayuga Organics, Brooktondale, NY $16.00 / 5 lbs

Certified Organic Pinto Beans Cayuga Organics, Brooktondale, NY $16.00 / 5 lbs

There is a big push recently among small farmers to increase regional grain production. We’re very excited about being able to source our grains from local growers. We have grains available from our friends at Misty Brook Farm in Hardwick and Lakeview Organics, a predominantly Amish collective next door in New York. It’s all certified organic, of course!
Certified Organic Corn meal Misty Brook Farm $5.00 / 3 lbs

Certified Organic Wheat Berries: Soft White Winter Wheat Lakeview Organic Grain $5.00 / 5 lbs

Sorry, sold out!
Certified Organic Wheat Berries: Hard Red Winter Wheat Lakeview Organic Grain $5.00 / 5 lbs

Certified Organic Spelt Berries Lakeview Organic Grain $7.50 / 5 lbs

Certified Organic Rye Berries Lakeview Organic Grain $7.50 / 5 lbs

Certified Organic Stone-ground Wheat Flour: Soft
Flour will be freshly ground just before delivery to you.
Grown by Lakeview Organic Grain, ground at Grace Note Farm $9.00 / 5 lbs

Sorry, sold out!
Certified Organic Stone-ground Wheat Flour: Hard
Flour will be freshly ground just before delivery to you.
Grown by Lakeview Organic Grain, ground at Grace Note Farm $9.00 / 5 lbs

Certified Organic Stone Ground Spelt Flour
Flour will be freshly ground just before delivery to you.
Lakeview Organic Grain $12.50 / 5 lbs

Certified Organic Rye Flour
Flour will be freshly ground just before delivery to you.
Lakeview Organic Grain $12.50 / 5 lbs

Cheese, please!
Everyone loves cheese, and Massachusetts cheese makers produce some of the best cheese in the country. We hope you’re as excited about these local cheeses as we are!
Berkshire Blue Cheese is an award-winning, handcrafted raw milk cheese, made from all Jersey milk in Great Barrington, MA. Aged 60 days.
Berkshire Blue Cheese Berkshire Cheese $7.99 / 5 oz package

Westfield Farm in Hubbardston has been producing award-winning farmstead goat cheese since 1971. Although not organic, they use all local goat’s milk.
Plain Capri Chevre Westfield Farm $6.50 / 8 oz package

Herb Garlic Capri Chevre Westfield Farm $6.50 / 8 oz package

Chive Capri Chevre Westfield Farm $4.50 / 5 oz package

Capri Package
One each of 5 oz plain, herbed, and wasabi capri.
Westfield Farm $13.50 / 15 oz total

Robinson Farm is a multi-generation, certified organic, licensed raw milk dairy in Hardwick. Their artisanal raw milk cheese is made using their own grass fed organic cow’s milk.
Robinson Family Swiss (Certified organic)
Made with whole, unpasteurized (raw) milk, resulting in a smooth, buttery, paste with a sweet, nutty flavor and many pea-sized eyes. Aged 4-6 months.
Robinson Farm $9.25 / 8 oz package

Robinson Farm Tekenink Tomme(Certified organic)
Made with Robinson’s unpasteurized (raw) milk. Old world rustic, simple, delicious flavour, slightly saline. Aged 3-5 months. Grace Note’s Farmer D thinks this cheese is reminiscent of Spanish manchego.
Robinson Farm $9.25 / 8 oz package

Robinson Farm Cheese package
Two each of Swiss and Tekenink (2 lbs total)
Robinson Farm $34.50

Smith’s Country Cheese in Winchendon, MA makes their farmstead cheeses using freshly drawn milk from their own herd.
Sharp Cheddar Smiths Country Cheese $4.50/ 8 oz package

Naturally Smoked Cheddar Smiths Country Cheese $4.75 / 8 oz package

Naturally Smoked Gouda Smiths Country Cheese $4.75 / 8 oz package

Plain Gouda
An excellent dessert cheese, it is also great for cooking and melts beautifully.
Smiths Country Cheese $4.25 / 8 oz package
Dill Havarti Smiths Country Cheese $4.25 / 8 oz package

Creamy Havarti Smiths Country Cheese $4.25 / 8 oz package

Smith’s Smoked Cheese package
1 each Smoked Havarti, Smoked Cheddar, and Smoked Gouda
Smiths Country Cheese $13.00

Smith’s Cheese variety package
1 each Dill Havarti, Sharp Cheddar, and Plain Gouda
Smiths Country Cheese $12.00

Meat
Misty Brook Farm in Hardwick, MA raises their certified organic meat animals on pasture, and their beef is 100% grass fed. They are one of only 2 certified organic pork producers in Massachusetts. All meat will be delivered frozen.
Sweet Italian Sausage links
Linked sausage starts with Misty Brook’s certified organic, pastured meat, with non-organic spices and sausage casings used in the final product. Ready to fire up the grill? Try some of this delicious, local sausage.
Misty Brook Farm $13.50/ package (about 1 lb)
Hot Italian Sausage links
Linked sausage starts with Misty Brook’s certified organic, pastured meat, with non-organic spices and sausage casings used in the final product. Terrific by itself or as an addition to sauces or casseroles.
Misty Brook Farm $13.50/ package (about 1 lb)
Certified Organic Ground Beef Misty Brook Farm $15.00 / 2 lb pack
Certified Organic Ground Beef super saver family pack Misty Brook Farm $138.00 / 20 lbs
Certified Organic Stew Maker’s Special Package
Approximately 7 lbs of pastured pork, veal, and beef stew cuts. No ground meat.
Misty Brook Farm $45.00
Certified Organic Beef Package
Approximately 10 lbs of pastured beef cuts, will include a roast and steaks (may include short ribs). No ground meat.
Misty Brook Farm $90.00
Certified Organic Pork Package
Approximately 10 lbs of pastured pork cuts, will include a roast and chops. No ground meat.
Misty Brook Farm $70.00
Certified Organic Veal Package
Approximately 7 lbs of pastured veal cuts, will include a roast and chops. No ground meat.
Misty Brook Farm $70.00
Certified Organic Steaks and Chops Package
Approximately 15 lbs of pastured pork, veal, and beef steaks and chops.
Misty Brook Farm $150.00
Certified Organic Meat Package Deal: Stock your Freezer
Approximately 25 lbs of pastured pork, veal, and beef cuts. No ground meat. Contact us with any special requests. This package can be made pork-free.
Misty Brook Farm $195.00
Certified Organic Beef Marrow Bones
The best chew toy ever.
Misty Brook Farm $6.50 / 3 -4 lbs (frozen)
Hey, where are the chickens? Pre-order now for summer delivery
Body Care
Localvore Lip balm:
A rich, moisturizing balm good for lips or hands. Made from 100% local ingredients. Contains: certified organic sunflower oil from Vermont, locally produced, natural beeswax.
Grace Note Farm $3.45 / .3 oz tube
Localvore Lip balm pack of 3 tubes Grace Note Farm $10.00 / 3 .3 oz tubes

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2011 Pastured chicken pre-order

Grace Note Farm chickens are legendary for superb flavor and for excellent, rich stock. Our chickens are raised outdoors on pasture so that they get plenty of fresh air and sunshine, which makes for tasty and healthy chickens. Being outdoors also allows them to eat a healthy balanced diet of fresh greens and bugs, supplemented by certified organic grain grown right next door in New York State. These roasting chickens typically weigh somewhere in the 4 – 5 lb range.

If you’d like to experience the amazing taste of humanely raised, organically fed New England chickens, place your order for chickens for a specific date below. By ordering chickens for a particular date, you’ll be able to take home a fresh, never-frozen bird for your table. Also, by buying at the beginning of the season, you provide us with needed cashflow to cover the expenses of feeding and housing chickens over the summer. You can pick up refrigerated birds within one or two days of slaughter, otherwise birds will be frozen and ready for you to pick up at your convenience.

How much do they cost?

We only sell whole chickens, and encourage customers to use every bit of the bird. The total cost of each chicken varies based on a price of $5.95/lb. The deposit of $10 per bird will reserve chickens for you for a particular date.

How to Order

Hit the ‘add to cart’ button below, then update the quantity of birds in your cart. Then press the ‘checkout with paypal’ button to pay your deposit with Paypal using either your paypal balance, a credit, or debit card. You’ll receive a confirmation of your order, and we’ll reserve the chickens for you. About one week before the birds’ expiration date, we’ll send you an email to arrange pick up of your birds.

If you’d rather send us a check, you can use the alternate ‘submit’ button to let us know that your check is on the way, but your birds will not be reserved until we receive your check. Make checks payable to Grace Note Farm. See our ‘contact us’ page for the address.

Date Order
Reserve chicken(s) for pick up on July 2, 2011
Reserve chicken(s) for pick up on August 11, 2011
Reserve chicken(s) for pick up on Sept 6, 2011

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April local food delivery to Waltham

Plum Blossoms

Plum Blossoms will be here soon

The signs of Spring’s imminent arrival are starting to appear out here in Central Massachusetts, and let me tell you, it can’t come soon enough! The first harvest of the year (MAPLE!) is well underway, new baby kids and lambs are making their appearances every night, and farmers are getting busy starting seedlings, pruning, and everybody’s favorite New England tradition: Picking stones out of the field. Our Grace Note Farm foragers have been busy finding the best locally produced food to bring to you and your family. This month we have Maple Syrup from the new crop, several new varieties of cheese, as well as our staple certified organic meat and grains. Also, we’ve expanded the delivery schedule to 3 different locations on 2 days. Hopefully one of these new places/times will be convenient for you.

This order form is for the delivery at Waltham Fields Community Farm, 240 Beaver Street, Waltham, MA on Saturday, April 16 from 11:00AM to 1:00PM. While you’re at Waltham Fields, you can buy garden plants or cold-tolerant seedlings to give your home garden a kick-start. The varieties on sale have been selected by the Waltham Fields farmers based on exceptional performance at Waltham Fields Farm, so you can’t go wrong.

If you’d rather pick up your goodies on April 21, either in downtown Boston or Cambridge, use the other order form.

Use the buttons below to put items into your shopping cart, and press the appropriate button depending on how you want to pay. You can pay either online with Paypal (using your paypal balance or a credit or debit card), or you can bring a check/cash with you at pickup time. Paypal orders incur an additional 2% fee.

Please feel free to email or call us if you have any questions about the growing conditions or animal husbandry practices for any of the products on the order form.

Orders close Sunday April 10 at midnight

Description Source Price WANT!
Eggs
Eggs from pastured, humanely raised, heritage breed, organically-fed chickens Grace Note Farm $7.00/dozen
Certified Organic, Fair Trade Coffee
Dean’s Beans 5 lb bag whole bean coffee
Choose from a selection of organic, fair-trade coffees, sourced by Dean and roasted right here in Central Mass.
Dean’s Beans in Orange, MA. $43.75 / 5 lb bag

Choose your roast :
Pantry
Maple Syrup
Nothing says New England like pure maple syrup. Crafted locally in North Brookfield, MA. This year’s harvest.
Warren Farm $21.75 / quart
Wildflower Honey
Medium Amber. A blue-ribbon winner.
Warm Colors Apiary, Deerfield Ma $13.50 / 32 oz jar
Wildflower Honey
Medium Amber. A blue-ribbon winner.
Warm Colors Apiary, Deerfield Ma $28.00 / 5 lb jar (about 1/2 gallon)
Organic Vanilla Extract
Made from certified organic vanilla beans and certified organic Rain brand vodka. Terrific for baking! (along with your Grace Note Farm eggs, of course) Can be refilled up to 3 times to make more extract.
Grace Note Farm $9.75 / 5 oz bottle
Certified Organic Vanilla Beans
Though this is not a local product, it sure makes baking with your local, wicked fresh eggs, wheat, and milk more enjoyable. Beans will keep for a long time in the cupboard (they don’t need to be refrigerated).
some very nice people in New Guinea $20/ 10 beans
Certified Organic Corn meal Misty Brook Farm $5.00 / 3 lbs

Certified Organic Whole Wheat Flour
White Winter Wheat flour
Grown and ground by Upinngil farm $9.00 / 5 lbs

Cheese, please!
Everyone loves cheese, and Massachusetts cheese makers produce some of the best cheese in the country. We hope you’re as excited about these local cheeses as we are!
Berkshire Blue Cheese is an award-winning, handcrafted raw milk cheese, made from all Jersey milk in Great Barrington, MA. Aged 60 days.
Berkshire Blue Cheese. Berkshire Cheese $7.99 / 5 oz package

Westfield Farm in Hubbardston has been producing award-winning farmstead goat cheese since 1971. Although not organic, they use all local goat’s milk.
Plain Capri Chevre Westfield Farm $6.50 / 8 oz package

Herb Garlic Capri Chevre Westfield Farm $6.50 / 8 oz package

Chive Capri Chevre Westfield Farm $4.50 / 5 oz package

Capri Package
One each of 5 oz plain, herbed, and wasabi capri.
Westfield Farm $13.50 / 15 oz total

Robinson Farm is a multi-generation, certified organic, licensed raw milk dairy in Hardwick. Their artisanal raw milk cheese is made using their own grass fed organic cow’s milk.
Robinson Family Swiss (Certified organic)

Made with whole, unpasteurized (raw) milk, resulting in a smooth, buttery, paste with a sweet, nutty flavor and many pea-sized eyes. Aged 4-6 months.
Robinson Farm $9.25 / 8 oz package

Robinson Farm Tekenink Tomme(Certified organic)
Made with Robinson’s unpasteurized (raw) milk. Old world rustic, simple, delicious flavour, slightly saline. Aged 3-5 months. Grace Note’s Farmer D thinks this cheese is reminiscent of Spanish manchego.
Robinson Farm $9.25 / 8 oz package

Robinson Farm Cheese package
Two each of Swiss and Tekenink (2 lbs total)
Robinson Farm $34.50

Smith’s Country Cheese in Winchendon, MA makes their farmstead cheeses using freshly drawn milk from their own herd.
Sharp Cheddar Smiths Country Cheese $4.50/ 8 oz package

Naturally Smoked Cheddar Smiths Country Cheese $4.75 / 8 oz package

Naturally Smoked Gouda Smiths Country Cheese $4.75 / 8 oz package

Plain Gouda
An excellent dessert cheese, it is also great for cooking and melts beautifully.
Smiths Country Cheese $4.25 / 8 oz package
Dill Havarti Smiths Country Cheese $4.25 / 8 oz package

Creamy Havarti Smiths Country Cheese $4.25 / 8 oz package

Smith’s Smoked Cheese package
1 each Smoked Havarti, Smoked Cheddar, and Smoked Gouda
Smiths Country Cheese $13.00

Smith’s Cheese variety package
1 each Dill Havarti, Sharp Cheddar, and Plain Gouda
Smiths Country Cheese $12.00

Meat
Misty Brook Farm in Hardwick, MA raises their certified organic meat animals on pasture, and their beef is 100% grass fed. All meat will be delivered frozen.
Sweet Italian Sausage links
Linked sausage starts with Misty Brook’s certified organic, pastured meat, with non-organic spices and sausage casings used in the final product. Ready to fire up the grill? Try some of this delicious, local sausage.
Misty Brook Farm $13.50/ package (about 1 lb)
Hot Italian Sausage links
Linked sausage starts with Misty Brook’s certified organic, pastured meat, with non-organic spices and sausage casings used in the final product. Terrific by itself or as an addition to sauces or casseroles.
Misty Brook Farm $13.50/ package (about 1 lb)
Certified Organic Beef Ribeye Steaks Misty Brook Farm $37.50/ package (about 2 lbs)
Certified Organic Beef Kabobs Misty Brook Farm $25.00 / 2 lb pack
Certified Organic Ground Beef Misty Brook Farm $15.00 / 2 lb pack
Certified Organic Ground Beef super saver family pack Misty Brook Farm $138.00 / 20 lbs
Certified Organic Stew Beef Misty Brook Farm $16.00 / 2 lb pack
Certified Organic Ground Pork
Make your own pork dumplings
Misty Brook Farm $15.00/ 2 lb pack
Certified Organic Pork Shoulder
Great for barbeque or pulled pork
Misty Brook Farm $25.00/ ~3 lbs
Certified Organic Pork Chops Misty Brook Farm $7.50/ package (about 1 lb)
Certified Organic Pork Liver Misty Brook Farm $6.50/ package (about 1 lb)
Certified Organic Pork Trotters Misty Brook Farm $6.50/ package (about 2 lbs)
Certified Organic Ham Hocks Misty Brook Farm $9.50/ package (about 2 lb)
Veal Chops Misty Brook Farm $24.50/ package (about 1.7 lbs)
Certified Organic Ground Veal Misty Brook Farm $15.00/ 2 lb pack
Certified Organic Veal Liver Misty Brook Farm $7.50/ 1 lb pack
Certified Organic Beef Marrow Bones
The best chew toy ever.
Misty Brook Farm $6.50 / 3 -4 lbs (frozen)
Certified Organic Stew Maker’s Special Package
Approximately 7 lbs of pastured pork, veal, and beef stew cuts. No ground meat.
Misty Brook Farm $45.00
Certified Organic Beef Package
Approximately 10 lbs of pastured beef cuts, will include a roast and steaks (may include short ribs). No ground meat.
Misty Brook Farm $90.00
Certified Organic Pork Package
Approximately 10 lbs of pastured pork cuts, will include a roast and chops. No ground meat.
Misty Brook Farm $70.00
Certified Organic Veal Package
Approximately 7 lbs of pastured veal cuts, will include a roast and chops. No ground meat.
Misty Brook Farm $70.00
Certified Organic Steaks and Chops Package
Approximately 15 lbs of pastured pork, veal, and beef steaks and chops.
Misty Brook Farm $150.00
Certified Organic Meat Package Deal: Stock your Freezer
Approximately 25 lbs of pastured pork, veal, and beef cuts. No ground meat. Contact us with any special requests. This package can be made pork-free.
Misty Brook Farm $195.00
Hey, where are the chickens? Sorry, sold out until this summer
Body Care
Localvore Lip balm:
A rich, moisturizing balm good for lips or hands. Made from 100% local ingredients. Contains: certified organic sunflower oil from Vermont, locally produced, natural beeswax.
Grace Note Farm $3.45 / .3 oz tube
Localvore Lip balm pack of 3 tubes Grace Note Farm $10.00 / 3 .3 oz tubes

* Grace Note Farm is not certified organic, although we do practice ‘beyond organic’ growing methods. Our animals receive only certified organic feed, with no GMO’s or animal byproducts or antibiotics.

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