Lake Ella Growers MarketWednesday, November 30 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
I’ll be at Lake Ella Growers Market this week with lots of Cranberry Sauce, Blueberry Jam, Mayhaw Jelly some of Full Moon Apiary’s honey and some fresh fruit. . . .there is a wonderful neighbor that is supplying me with grapefruit, oranges, lemons, and more from his backyard trees. I’m going Wednesday morning to pick a variety and will be bringing them to the market with me. We’re trying to learn what to grow here on the farm so we can supply our own but meanwhile, these are just too good and fresh to pass up.
Our neighbor is in Jefferson County just a few miles down the road. They borrowed three of our little goats for their two day holiday family event at their farm and brought us a bushel basket full of the fruit to enjoy over Thanksgiving with our family. I finished putting together a fruit salad this morning and even had a pomegranate in it. Now there’s a tricky fruit to cut and open. I read the instructions.
Around the Downtown ChristmasFriday, December 2 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM
We’ll be set up to sell all of the above at Main Street Monticello’s Around the Downtown Christmas. We’ll have some boxes available for shipping if you need them and we’ll package it up pretty for you. This will be a fun and exciting evening. We hope to see many friends to wish them a Merry Christmas.
Camellia Garden Circle will be next to us with the Atlas 370 Gloves. Great gift for the gardeners on your list. Remember this is a fundraiser for the Jefferson County 4-H.
O’Toole’s Herb Farm December Open HouseSaturday, December 3 & Sunday December 4 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Ms. B and all her friends will hold their annual December Open House. This is a great event to attend. There are cooking classes and samples, lots of herb teas, and I understand there will be about 14 vendors there this year. If you like natural and organic this is the festival for you. Ms. B has a website with a map and is on facebook. Check them out to find out what all is going on.
Fresh Goat for Your Freezer
There are still goats available for you to choose from for your family freezer. We’ll take your choice over to Johnston’s Meat Market, help you figure out the best cuts for your family, and supervise the process. Contact us for more information and come on out.
If you’ve never cooked goat before, we have some good, simple recipes on our Cooking and Recipe’s page. If you have a favorite recipe, please post it there for us.
Golden Acres Ranch on Facebook
I’m posting more often these days on our Facebook Page. It’s a good way to keep you updated with all fast-moving things we do during the holidays. “Like” our page to join in the conversation. I got my camera fixed so I can start taking photos again. Facebook.com/GoldenAcresRanchFlorida.
From Christine: Facebook has over 800 million people signed up these days. Around half of those check in on any given day. Setting up a Facebook “Page” is different than setting up a “Personal Profile.” The Page is more appropriate for business and a great way for small farms and ranches to start developing an online presence. The account is free. Their advertising structure is very inexpensive and can be targeted to only local people.
Setting it up is not all that intuitive, though. Please feel free to contact me with questions. I’m an advocate of local, sustainable businesses and would be happy to help you do it yourself.