Harvest Kitchen http://www.harvest-kitchen.com Fresh, Convenient Meals from Local Farms Thu, 12 Jan 2017 19:35:36 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Winter Days at Harvest Kitchen http://www.harvest-kitchen.com/2017/01/12/winter-days-at-harvest-kitchen/ http://www.harvest-kitchen.com/2017/01/12/winter-days-at-harvest-kitchen/#comments Thu, 12 Jan 2017 19:35:36 +0000 http://www.harvest-kitchen.com/?p=6379
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Two Way Street Beets

Two Way Street Beets

Well, now that we’ve made it through the holidays we’re settling in for the long winter season here at Harvest Kitchen.  It may seem like it would be tough to cook with local ingredients when it’s not the growing season, but actually we do pretty well! First, in the summer, we freeze a lot of fresh local ingredients, such as tomatoes, peppers, corn, broccoli, and more.  Then we plan menus that highlight local ingredients we can still source from our farmers’ cold storage, such as potatoes, cabbage, beets, and more.  Finally we work with farmers who have green houses and hoop houses that allow them to grow greens like spicy mix, lettuce, and kale even in the winter.  Planning menus around these more limited vegetable options will take all of our creativity through the winter months, so please bear with us.  We are working from years of experience around what works in the winter season!  We hope you’ll enjoy everything.

Here’s this week’s menu:

Stuffed Pasta Shells with Broccoli and Beef in Tomato Sauce –  Hearty pasta shells deliciously filled with cheese-y, herb-rich stuffing featuring Mclaughlin beef and our frozen broccoli and deluged in savory tomato sauce. 1 lb serving $12
Eddie’s Spiral Meatloaf – Inside its seemingly-simple exterior, this meatloaf hides a secret: a pinwheel of delicious hearty greens! This meatloaf is the perfect way to tempt greens-wary family members. 1 lb serving $12
Potato Leek Soup– Creamy-smooth, this classic soup is hearty and satisfying. Harvest Kitchen-style, we’re using all our favorite local ingredients! Gluten Free.  Pint $7.50
Two Way Street Beets – Beets and kale combine with a delicious citrus-sesame dressing. You’ll love it!  Gluten free. Pint $8 or Half Pint $5
Salad Mix with House Dressing  — A delicious green salad blend featuring fresh seasonal greens from a variety of local farms, paired with our delicious seasonal salad dressing.  5 oz salad with 4 oz dressing $8

Stuffed Pasta Shells with Broccoli in Tomato Sauce –  Hearty pasta shells deliciously filled with cheese-y, herb-rich stuffing featuring our frozen broccoli and deluged in savory tomato sauce. 1 lb serving $12
Kale Potato Balls with Roasted Root Vegetables – Crisp on the outside and creamy on the inside, these baked kale and potato balls are like a hearty bite of springtime flavors.  Served with delicious roasted root vegetables. Gluten Free. 1 lb Serving $12
Potato Leek Soup– Creamy-smooth, this classic soup is hearty and satisfying. Harvest Kitchen-style, we’re using all our favorite local ingredients! Gluten Free.  Pint $7.50
Two Way Street Beets – Beets and kale combine with a delicious citrus-sesame dressing. You’ll love it!  Gluten free. Pint $8 or Half Pint $5
Salad Mix with House Dressing  — A delicious green salad blend featuring fresh seasonal greens from a variety of local farms, paired with our delicious seasonal salad dressing.  5 oz salad with 4 oz dressing $8

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2017 is here–Stay Warm with Great Food http://www.harvest-kitchen.com/2017/01/05/2017-is-here-stay-warm-with-great-food/ http://www.harvest-kitchen.com/2017/01/05/2017-is-here-stay-warm-with-great-food/#comments Thu, 05 Jan 2017 21:01:31 +0000 http://www.harvest-kitchen.com/?p=6377
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Well, 2017 has finally arrived! We anticipate another great year of growing and changing here at Harvest Kitchen.  Meanwhile, the cold weather makes us hungry for comfort food. Fortunately we’ve got great local veggies in the freezer and cold storage, so we can cook up some awesome all-local treats to make your days cozy.  Plus, as previously mentioned, we’re running a freezer sale, so stock up on your favorites from our freezer for 20% off (use coupon code CABBAGE at checkout).  If you got a Harvest Kitchen gift certificate this holiday season, this is the perfect opportunity to use it.  So, warm up some soup or chicken pot pie, cuddle a loved one or pet, and stay warm this January!

Beef and Guinness Pie – Unbelievable flavorful, this delicious pie features tender, lean, local beef and veggies covered with a puff pastry lid. A British-style comfort food, soon to be your personal favorite. 7″ Pie – $16
Wild Rice Bake with Sausage –   A delicious casserole including butternut squash, parsnips, delicious sausage, brown rice, and of course, wild rice. It’s gently sweet from being cooked with apple cider. Hearty for an winter day day!  1 lb serving $12
Split Pea Soup with Ham –Delicious ham from Black Oak Farm brings this traditional wintertime soup to life.  Simply bursting with flavor. Gluten Free. Pint $7.50
Mashed Potatoes Supreme — Back in 2009 our dear friend Megan brought us this recipe which is a grand and flavorful twist on traditional mashed potatoes: including carrots, sweet potatoes, horseradish, mustard, and more. Pint $8 or Half Pint $5
Salad Mix with House Dressing  — A delicious green salad blend featuring fresh seasonal greens from a variety of local farms, paired with our delicious seasonal salad dressing.  5 oz salad with 4 oz dressing $8

Russian Vegetable Pie  – A delicious 7″ pie full of seasonal vegetables, creamy cheese, and our homemade crust. This hearty vegetarian meal is sure to satisfy. 7″ pie – $16
Vegetarian Wild Rice Bake –   A delicious casserole including butternut squash, parsnips, brown rice, and of course, wild rice. It’s gently sweet from being cooked with apple cider. Hearty for an winter day day!  1 lb serving $12
Zucchini Split Pea Soup – We’re loading our vegetarian split pea soup with plenty of delicious vegetables for a warming, filling meal-worthy soup.  Gluten Free. Pint $7
Mashed Potatoes Supreme — Back in 2009 our dear friend Megan brought us this recipe which is a grand and flavorful twist on traditional mashed potatoes: including carrots, sweet potatoes, horseradish, mustard, and more. Pint $8 or Half Pint $5
Salad Mix with House Dressing  — A delicious green salad blend featuring fresh seasonal greens from a variety of local farms, paired with our delicious seasonal salad dressing.  5 oz salad with 4 oz dressing $8

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Happy New Year! http://www.harvest-kitchen.com/2016/12/30/happy-new-year-2/ http://www.harvest-kitchen.com/2016/12/30/happy-new-year-2/#comments Fri, 30 Dec 2016 22:38:09 +0000 http://www.harvest-kitchen.com/?p=6375
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Welcome 2017!

Here at Harvest Kitchen we want to extend our best wishes for the new year to all of our customers, supporters, and vendors.  We hope the new year brings you health and prosperity.

If you’re making New Years Resolutions to support local farmers and local businesses and also to eat good, wholesome food, then consider signing up for a Harvest Kitchen subscription and start the year off on the right foot.  We’ve got flexible scheduling options, three different sizes, and your choice of vegetarian or omnivore options.  Read more here.

We’ll also be offering a Freezer Sale for the first two weeks of the year.  Starting Monday, get a 20% discount on freezer items when you use the coupon code CABBAGE . Stock up your freezer with plenty of delicious meals so that you’ll always have something satisfying for lunch or dinner.

Hope to see you often in 2017!

Mary and the HK team

Stuffed Cabbage Rolls with Pork and Beef – Another favorite comfort food, our pork and beef stuffed cabbage is topped with our homemade tomato sauce. Will one serving be enough? Gluten free.1 lb serving $12
Spanikopita with Beef –  This delicious dish is a perennial HK fan favorite: layers of flaky phyllo dough alternate with creamy cheese and lots of fresh, delicious greens. This non-traditional version includes savory ground beef in the filling, making it an excellent meal. 1 lb serving $12
Southwestern Black Bean Soup  –Another Harvest Kitchen classic, this recipe comes to us directly from the Moosewood Restaurant in New York.  Its gentle southwestern tang makes it a delicious stand-alone lunch or accompaniment to any meal. Gluten Free. Pint $7.50
Radish Root Veggie Slaw  — A crisp and crunchy blend of fresh radishes, beets, and carrots served in a zesty vinaigrette dressing. Gluten Free. Pint $8 or Half Pint $5
Salad Mix with House Dressing  — A delicious green salad blend featuring fresh seasonal greens from a variety of local farms, paired with our delicious seasonal salad dressing.  5 oz salad with 4 oz dressing $8

Vegetarian Stuffed Cabbage Rolls – Another favorite comfort food, our tasty vegetarian interpretation of the classic stuffed cabbage is topped with our homemade tomato sauce. Will one serving be enough?  Gluten free. 1 lb serving $12
Spanikopita  – This delicious dish is a perennial HK fan favorite: layers of flaky phyllo dough alternate with creamy cheese and lots of fresh, delicious greens. This is the more traditional, vegetarian version–it makes an excellent meal. Vegan option available. 1 lb Serving $12
Southwestern Black Bean Soup  –Another Harvest Kitchen classic, this recipe comes to us directly from the Moosewood Restaurant in New York.  Its gentle southwestern tang makes it a delicious stand-alone lunch or accompaniment to any meal. Gluten Free. Pint $7.50
Radish Root Veggie Slaw  — A crisp and crunchy blend of fresh radishes, beets, and carrots served in a zesty vinaigrette dressing. Gluten Free. Pint $8 or Half Pint $5
Salad Mix with House Dressing  — A delicious green salad blend featuring fresh seasonal greens from a variety of local farms, paired with our delicious seasonal salad dressing.  5 oz salad with 4 oz dressing $8

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Happy Holidays from Harvest Kitchen! http://www.harvest-kitchen.com/2016/12/22/happy-holidays-from-harvest-kitchen-2/ http://www.harvest-kitchen.com/2016/12/22/happy-holidays-from-harvest-kitchen-2/#comments Thu, 22 Dec 2016 20:16:33 +0000 http://www.harvest-kitchen.com/?p=6373
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Happy Holidays to all our friends and customers from everyone at Harvest Kitchen.  We hope you have a safe and happy holiday season featuring plenty of delicious food.

We’ll be open next week (although we’ll be absent from the Ann Arbor Farmers Market on Dec 24 and 31), so here’s the menu:

Hoppin’ John with Ham – Traditional New Year’s Delight: rice, black-eyed peas, smoked ham, and tons of vegetables keep you warm on a cold winter night. 1 lb serving $12
Broccoli Cheddar Quiche with Bacon –  Everyone loves our flavorful and delicious quiches.  This week we’re filling our homemade pie crusts with freezer-fresh broccoli from Goetz Farm, savory Michigan bacon, and boatloads of local eggs and dairy.  Yum! 7″ Pie – $15
Hearty Vegetable Soup with Cabbage – A savory and flavorful traditional vegetable soup, featuring an abundance of winter-ready veggies like potatoes and cabbage.  Perfect to warm you up after a sledding adventure. Gluten Free. Pint $7.50
Maple Butternut Whip  — Sweet butternut squash roasted to perfection and mashed to creamy smoothness. Sweetened slightly with a gentle hint of maple syrup for an added decadence. Gluten Free. Pint $8 or Half Pint $5
Salad Mix with House Dressing  — A delicious green salad blend featuring fresh seasonal greens from a variety of local farms, paired with our delicious seasonal salad dressing.  5 oz salad with 4 oz dressing $8

Vegetarian Hoppin’ John – Traditional New Year’s Delight: rice, black-eyed peas, collard greens, and tons of other vegetables keep you warm on a cold winter night 1 lb serving $12
Broccoli Cheddar Quiche –  Everyone loves our flavorful and delicious quiches.  This week we’re filling our homemade pie crusts with freezer-fresh broccoli from Goetz Farm, and boatloads of local eggs and dairy.  Yum! 7″ Pie – $15
Hearty Vegetable Soup with Cabbage – A savory and flavorful traditional vegetable soup, featuring an abundance of winter-ready veggies like potatoes and cabbage.  Perfect to warm you up after a sledding adventure. Gluten Free. Pint $7.50
Maple Butternut Whip  — Sweet butternut squash roasted to perfection and mashed to creamy smoothness. Sweetened slightly with a gentle hint of maple syrup for an added decadence. Gluten Free. Pint $8 or Half Pint $5
Salad Mix with House Dressing  — A delicious green salad blend featuring fresh seasonal greens from a variety of local farms, paired with our delicious seasonal salad dressing.  5 oz salad with 4 oz dressing $8

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Staff Profile: John Black http://www.harvest-kitchen.com/2016/12/09/staff-profile-john-black/ http://www.harvest-kitchen.com/2016/12/09/staff-profile-john-black/#comments Fri, 09 Dec 2016 23:08:01 +0000 http://www.harvest-kitchen.com/?p=6369
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We recently had a new staff member join the team at Harvest Kitchen: John Black! Here’s his staff profile!

Name:John R. Black II

Working here since: August 2016

Favorite Harvest Kitchen task: Making quiche

Favorite Farm-fresh Veggie: Garlic

John is taking the kitchen by storm (or by whisk!)

John is taking the kitchen by storm (or by whisk!)

Favorite Farm-fresh Meat: Chicken

Least Favorite Harvest Kitchen task: Grating cheese

Background: Been a chef for 20 years including 12 in New Orleans. Heavy knowledge of various cheeses and specialize in seafood.

When not at work I enjoy… Reading, Movies and my friends. Aquariums and Necromancy.

Thanks for all your hard work, John!

 

Here’s the menu:

Greek-style Zucchini Casserole with Pork – We found this tasty recipe in a cookbook from Moosewood restaurant, where it’s been on the menu for over 20 years. According to the cookbook, “The bulghur pilaf, savory zucchini, and feta custard yield a dish that is both exotic and reassuring.” We’re adding delicious Black Oak Farm pork sausage for our omnivore version. Dinner is served! 1 lb serving $12
Stuffed Delicata Squash with Beef –   Sweet and tender delicata squash show off our scrumptious stuffing. It’s a delightful combo of dried and fresh fruits, flavorful nuts, brown rice, ground beef, and more. The perfect winter feast. 1 lb serving $12
Gingery Pumpkin Soup – Hearty, sweet pumpkin and bright ginger are a classic pair.  Enjoy them in this smooth and creamy soup. Gluten Free.  Pint $7.50
Braised Brussels Sprouts and Cabbage  – Fresh local Brussels sprouts and cabbage, braised slowly with apples achieve an incredible flavor. This simply delicious side is the perfect accompaniment for any meal! Gluten free. Pint $8 or Half Pint $5
Salad Mix with House Dressing  — A delicious green salad blend featuring fresh seasonal greens from a variety of local farms, paired with our delicious seasonal salad dressing.  5 oz salad with 4 oz dressing $8

Greek-style Zucchini Casserole – We found this tasty recipe in a cookbook from Moosewood restaurant, where it’s been on the menu for over 20 years. According to the cookbook, “The bulghur pilaf, savory zucchini, and feta custard yield a dish that is both exotic and reassuring.” Dinner is served! 1 lb serving $12
Delicata Squash with Fruit and Nut Stuffing-   Sweet and tender delicata squash show off our scrumptious stuffing. It’s a delightful combo of dried and fresh fruits, flavorful nuts, brown rice, and more. The perfect winter feast. 1 lb serving $12
Gingery Pumpkin Soup – Hearty, sweet pumpkin and bright ginger are a classic pair.  Enjoy them in this smooth and creamy soup. Gluten Free.  Pint $7.50
Braised Brussels Sprouts and Cabbage  – Fresh local Brussels sprouts and cabbage, braised slowly with apples achieve an incredible flavor. This simply delicious side is the perfect accompaniment for any meal! Gluten free. Pint $8 or Half Pint $5
Salad Mix with House Dressing  — A delicious green salad blend featuring fresh seasonal greens from a variety of local farms, paired with our delicious seasonal salad dressing.  5 oz salad with 4 oz dressing $8

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Harvest Kitchen Gift Guide http://www.harvest-kitchen.com/2016/12/02/harvest-kitchen-gift-guide/ http://www.harvest-kitchen.com/2016/12/02/harvest-kitchen-gift-guide/#comments Fri, 02 Dec 2016 23:02:02 +0000 http://www.harvest-kitchen.com/?p=6364
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12516466_10153352655035966_457801166_nIt’s that time of year again, when many people are looking for great gifts to give friends and families for the holidays.  We are honored that many people want to give Harvest Kitchen as a gift, whether at the holidays or at other times of year (such as after a new baby is born, or after surgery, or during finals…the list of good times to receive Harvest Kitchen as a gift is endless!).  Here are some tips and tricks that we’ve figured out for making gift giving go smoothly.

  • Gift Certificates are your friend – Give a gift certificate (available online and redeemable either via our online store OR by coming in person to the kitchen or the Farmers Market!).  This leaves the power in the recipients’ hands to decide what food they want and when they want it.  While surprise food deliveries are fun, it can sometimes be inconvenient if the recipients have just filled their fridge with other items and weren’t expecting a food delivery.  Also they can pick the food THEY love (or need).  Remember to include enough money for home delivery on your gift card!
  • Granola makes a great stocking stuffer or hostess gift Our granola is addictive and comes in two sizes and four flavors–it’s a perfect “consumable” gift that’s not too personal and sure to be enjoyed by even the most difficult-to-shop-for folks on the list.
  • Give a Tote Bag – Are you giving someone a gift certificate but want something extra for them to open on a gift-giving occasion? Consider a Harvest Kitchen insulated tote bag–they’re useful year round and will allow your gift recipient to show off their Harvest Kitchen pride!
  • Give early and often! We love being a holiday gift!
  • Let us know if you have any questions – We’re here to help.

 

Chicken Alfredo –Rich, creamy, and delicious alfredo sauce pairs deliciously with fresh local chicken and hearty fettucine pasta. 1 lb serving $12
Scalloped Potatoes with Ham – This  classic comfort food and features our deliciously flavorful local potatoes, Black Oak Farm’s delicious organic ham, and our decadant beschemel sauce.1 lb serving $12
Lemon and Rice Soup with Kale – Savory and flavorful, this classic Greek-style comfort food is perfect for warming up and hearty enough to be its own meal. Gluten Free.  Pint $7.50
Roasted Root Vegetables  – Straight-from-the-farm root vegetables tossed with olive oil and herbs, slowly roasted until sweet and caramelized.  Gluten free. Pint $8 or Half Pint $5
Salad Mix with House Dressing  — A delicious green salad blend featuring fresh seasonal greens from a variety of local farms, paired with our delicious seasonal salad dressing.  5 oz salad with 4 oz dressing $8

Fettucine Toscana – Delicious hearty pasta topped with a creamy sauce, sweet winter kale, and savory cauliflower. Both attractive and satisfying!  1 lb serving $12
Latkes and Applesauce  –  Get in the Chanukah spirit! Our crispy potato latkes come served with a side of decadent homemade applesauce. Delicious enough for a holiday celebration!  1 lb serving $12
Lemon and Rice Soup with Kale – Savory and flavorful, this classic Greek-style comfort food is perfect for warming up and hearty enough to be its own meal. Gluten Free.  Pint $7.50
Roasted Root Vegetables  – Straight-from-the-farm root vegetables tossed with olive oil and herbs, slowly roasted until sweet and caramelized.  Gluten free. Pint $8 or Half Pint $5
Salad Mix with House Dressing  — A delicious green salad blend featuring fresh seasonal greens from a variety of local farms, paired with our delicious seasonal salad dressing.  5 oz salad with 4 oz dressing $8

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Order Thanksgiving Items Today! http://www.harvest-kitchen.com/2016/11/18/order-thanksgiving-items-today/ http://www.harvest-kitchen.com/2016/11/18/order-thanksgiving-items-today/#comments Fri, 18 Nov 2016 22:23:41 +0000 http://www.harvest-kitchen.com/?p=6362
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Don't forget to order your Thanksgiving Pies and Sides

Don’t forget to order your Thanksgiving Pies and Sides

We’re going into Thanksgiving Week, and it’s not too late to order Pies and Sides from Harvest Kitchen to bring a deliciously local note into your holiday meal.  Get your orders in before the end of the day on Monday and we will hook you up!

However you celebrate, we hope you have a safe and happy Thanksgiving, surrounded by great food and loving friends and family.

We are going to have some changes in the opening schedule for this week: We will be CLOSED on Thursday for Thanksgiving and we’ll also be closed Friday and Saturday and not at the Ann Arbor Farmers Market.  If you need food this week please stop by or order Monday-Wednesday.  We WILL be at the AAFM on Wednesday but may leave by 2 pm.  Stop by!

Friends and family gather round for Thanksgiving

Here’s the menu–we’re doing flavors that should balance well with your T-day feast and provide an alternative to leftovers :)

 

Sauerkraut with Kielbasa – Fresh and delicious sauerkraut from our friends at The Brinery pairs perfectly with smoked kielbasa, potatoes, and more in this traditional wintertime dish. Gluten free. 1 lb serving $12
Mac and Cheese with Broccoli and Bacon –  Our ever-popular creamy mac and cheese gets a fancy makeover with Fall’s freshest broccoli and crispy Michigan bacon. Yum! 1 lb serving $11
Sweet Potato Soup – Smooth and flavorful, this soup is like a bowlful of sunshine.  Yum. Gluten Free. Pint $7.50
Pumpkin Cabbage Creamies  – This unique fall dish is a favorite here at Harvest Kitchen. Combining tender cabbage and sweet pumpkin in a single delicious side dish. Give it a try! Gluten free. Pint $8 or Half Pint $5
Salad Mix with House Dressing  — A delicious green salad blend featuring fresh seasonal greens from a variety of local farms, paired with our delicious seasonal salad dressing.  5 oz salad with 4 oz dressing $8

Apple Sauerkraut Au Gratin with Root Veggies – This tasty dish blends the sweetness of baked apples and root veggies with the tangy-ness of sauerkraut and pulls it all together with plenty of cheese. A conversion for the non-sauerkraut eaters among us?? Gluten Free and vegan options available. 1 lb serving $12
Mac and Cheese with Broccoli  –  Our ever-popular creamy mac and cheese gets a fancy makeover with Fall’s freshest broccoli. Yum! 1 lb serving $11
Sweet Potato Soup – Smooth and flavorful, this soup is like a bowlful of sunshine.  Yum. Gluten Free. Pint $7.50
Pumpkin Cabbage Creamies  – This unique fall dish is a favorite here at Harvest Kitchen. Combining tender cabbage and sweet pumpkin in a single delicious side dish. Give it a try! Gluten free. Pint $8 or Half Pint $5
Salad Mix with House Dressing  — A delicious green salad blend featuring fresh seasonal greens from a variety of local farms, paired with our delicious seasonal salad dressing.  5 oz salad with 4 oz dressing $8

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Standing with Love http://www.harvest-kitchen.com/2016/11/11/standing-with-love/ http://www.harvest-kitchen.com/2016/11/11/standing-with-love/#comments Fri, 11 Nov 2016 23:45:44 +0000 http://www.harvest-kitchen.com/?p=6360
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Dear HK Customers,

Harvest Kitchen is obviously a food business and not a political place.  However, this week, we want to send a strong message that we are a safe and welcoming place for all marginalized people.  We stand with our Muslim, LGBTQIA+, Black, female, immigrant, and Hispanic friends, neighbors, and community members.  This is a time of deep division and fear in our country and there is a lot of uncertainty.  I’m not sure what else to say about it, except to say that we’re going to do our best to continue to be a positive force in our community and a safe business where all customers and staff and vendors will be treated with respect.

Smash the patriarchy.

Mary

Here’s the menu for the week!

Chicken and Sausage Jambalaya –  Rich flavors, Creole spices, summer vegetables straight from the freezer, and of course delicious sausage and chicken. Couldn’t ask for more! Gluten free. 1 lb serving $12
Beef Goulash with Noodles– A hearty Hungarian stew, our savory goulash is the perfect comfort food for a chilly November day. Overflowing with savory beef, our frozen tomatoes, and more, you’ll probably want seconds. Gluten free option available.  1 lb serving $12
Broccoli Cheddar Soup  – A classic crowd-pleaser, our hearty broccoli cheddar soup is a meal in a bowl.  As for flavor, we think the name says all you need to know. Pint $7.50
Roasted Butternut Delight  – A simple, delightful autumn side dish: roasted squash paired with cranberries and feta.  Gluten free. Pint $8 or Half Pint $5
Salad Mix with House Dressing  — A delicious green salad blend featuring fresh seasonal greens from a variety of local farms, paired with our delicious seasonal salad dressing.  5 oz salad with 4 oz dressing $8

Vegetarian Jambalaya with Rice – Rich flavors, Creole spices, summer vegetables straight from the freezer, and hearty black-eyed peas for protein. Couldn’t ask for more! Gluten free. 1 lb serving $12
Vegetarian Goulash with Noodles  – A hearty Hungarian stew, our savory goulash is the perfect comfort food for a chilly November day. Overflowing with savory potatoes and turnips, our frozen tomatoes, and more, you’ll probably want seconds. Gluten Free option available.  1 lb serving $12
Broccoli Cheddar Soup  – A classic crowd-pleaser, our hearty broccoli cheddar soup is a meal in a bowl.  As for flavor, we think the name says all you need to know. Pint $7.50
Roasted Butternut Delight  – A simple, delightful autumn side dish: roasted squash paired with cranberries and feta.  Gluten free. Pint $8 or Half Pint $5
Salad Mix with House Dressing  — A delicious green salad blend featuring fresh seasonal greens from a variety of local farms, paired with our delicious seasonal salad dressing.  5 oz salad with 4 oz dressing $8

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Ten Years of Harvest Kitchen! http://www.harvest-kitchen.com/2016/11/04/ten-years-of-harvest-kitchen/ http://www.harvest-kitchen.com/2016/11/04/ten-years-of-harvest-kitchen/#comments Fri, 04 Nov 2016 21:56:40 +0000 http://www.harvest-kitchen.com/?p=6358
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A field of leeks at Community Farm--where it all began!

A field of leeks at Community Farm–where it all began!

It’s hard to believe, but it’s been 10 years this week since I started down the path that led to Harvest Kitchen.  At the time, I was working at the Community Farm of Ann Arbor as an apprentice farmer.  One day, 10 years ago this week, we were working in the field we had a conversation about how to get fantastic local vegetables into the tummies of more people, especially those who are too busy to cook for themselves.  I took that idea, the idea that busy families want to sit down to wholesome locally-grown meals, and decided to pursue it.  That fall and winter I laid the groundwork for what was then known as Community Farm Kitchen.  2007 was the first summer we cooked people’s CSA shares from Community Farm, figuring things out as we went along!  I didn’t really know anything about running a business, and although my farming background gave me a lot of

HK staff making Greek-style zucchini casserole in 2012

HK staff making Greek-style zucchini casserole in 2012

familiarity with the rhythm of the Michigan growing season, I still had a lot to learn about the best menu options, presentation, etc.  Many many thanks to all the people who gave Community Farm Kitchen a try, and to all those who shared their hard work and wisdom with us as we went along and evolved over that growing season.  We followed that business model for the next few years, learning and evolving as we went along, ultimately expanding to include more farms, changing our name to Harvest Kitchen, and moving away from the

A batch of chili from earlier in 2016

A batch of chili from earlier in 2016

CSA model.  There have definitely been bumps in the road,  but also a lot of good times–supportive customers, fabulous staff, and of course, delicious food.  We’ve also developed strong relationships within the network of Southeastern Michigan farmers and food businesses.  We definitely could not have made it this far without the support of the whole network.  Big thanks to everyone who’s been part of this journey–to all the customers who’ve given our food a try and who’ve shared their feedback, to all the farmers who have provided us with amazing ingredients, to all the staff over the years who’ve given 110% of their time, talent, and creativity to develop these fantastic recipes.  We have a long way to go as a company to get to where we want to be, so here’s to another great 10 years!

And, here’s the menu for this week!

Beef and Guinness Pie –Unbelievable flavorful, this delicious pie features tender, lean, local beef and veggies covered with a puff pastry lid. A British-style comfort food, soon to be your personal favorite. 7″ Pie – $16
Chicken Tikka Masala with Brown Rice – Delicious local chicken marinated in a yogurt-tomato-spice marinade, roasted, and served with a curried tomato sauce. Served over brown rice for a delicious British-Indian delight. Gluten Free. 1 lb serving $12
White Bean Soup with Kale and Butternut – A long-time Harvest Kitchen favorite, this soup is a meal in itself: hearty white beans pair deliciously with fall veggies including kale and butternut squash and a hint of curry flavoring. Gluten Free. Pint $7.50
Creamy Bok Choi Salad with Fruit – One of my favorite cold salads, this delicious dish dresses up crunchy bok choi with a sweet and creamy (yet vegan!) poppyseed dressing and pairs it with sweet apples and more. Definitely worth a second serving. Gluten free. Pint $8 or Half Pint $5
Salad Mix with House Dressing  — A delicious green salad blend featuring fresh seasonal greens from a variety of local farms, paired with our delicious seasonal salad dressing.  5 oz salad with 4 oz dressing $8

Cauliflower Pie with Potato Crust and Greens – This hearty pie may be the “ultimate comfort food”: it features a delicious potato crust filled with creamy mashed cauliflower and savory sauteed greens. Yum! Gluten Free. 7″ Pie – $16
Tofu Tikka Masala with Brown Rice – Delicious tofu from our friends at Rosewood Products marinated in a yogurt-tomato-spice marinade, cooked to a tender and flavorful perfection, and served with a curried tomato sauce. Served over brown rice for a delicious British-Indian delight. Gluten free.  1 lb serving $12
White Bean Soup with Kale and Butternut – A long-time Harvest Kitchen favorite, this soup is a meal in itself: hearty white beans pair deliciously with fall veggies including kale and butternut squash and a hint of curry flavoring. Gluten Free. Pint $7.50
Creamy Bok Choi Salad with Fruit – One of my favorite cold salads, this delicious dish dresses up crunchy bok choi with a sweet and creamy (yet vegan!) poppyseed dressing and pairs it with sweet apples and more. Definitely worth a second serving. Gluten free. Pint $8 or Half Pint $5
Salad Mix with House Dressing  — A delicious green salad blend featuring fresh seasonal greens from a variety of local farms, paired with our delicious seasonal salad dressing.  5 oz salad with 4 oz dressing $8

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An old Halloween memory: The Doctor and River Song (from Doctor Who) make an appearance at the Ann Arbor Farmer's Market, courtesy of Harvest Kitchen and Roos Roast coffee :-)

An old Halloween memory: The Doctor and River Song (from Doctor Who) make an appearance at the Ann Arbor Farmer’s Market, courtesy of Harvest Kitchen and Roos Roast coffee :-)

Happy Halloween from all your friends here at Harvest Kitchen! Personally, I love Halloween. I love seeing all the creative costumes from kids and adults alike. Some highlights of mine over the years: for four consecutive Halloweens I went as each of the four seasons. (At some point a friend suggested that in the fifth year I should go as construction….hahaha, sadly, I didn’t do that). I also love seeing what other folks do–sometimes they are very “current events”: in 2008 I went to a Halloween party with no less than three people dressed as Joe the Plumber.  I’m sure we’ll be seeing lots of political costumes this year too!

Four seasons Halloween costumes. #fourseasons #halloween #spring #summer #fall #winter

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But the highlight of Halloween has to be kids in costume, of course! Last year there was a special “Halloween at the Farmers Market” event, so I got to see a bunch of kids in costume. A few highlights included a girl dressed as a PB&J sandwich (love it!). There was also a girl dressed as Princess Anna from Frozen (she corrected my pronunciation to Ana, silly grown up!). The cutest has to be a little girl (maybe 18 months?) dressed as a bunny hopping very seriously through the market. With every hop she said “hop”. I think she was taking her bunny identity seriously!  I am looking forward to seeing more costumes at the Halloween at the Farmers Market event this year (it’s tomorrow, Oct 29!).  I plan to go in costume, so definitely come find me!
Does anyone have a good costume story? Tell me when you stop by this week to pick up this amazing food:

Chicken and Dumplings– A wholesome fall comfort food: delicious free-range chicken with our tasty homemade dumplings. Enjoy.  1 lb serving $12
Hearty Beef Lasagna with Tomato Sauce – Does it get any more classic than this? Our hearty lasagna is sure to be a crowd-pleaser as it’s overflowing with tomato sauce, veggies, beef, and cheese. Be sure to order enough! 1 lb serving $12
Cauliflower Millet Soup – This hearty soup is inspired by a favorite recipe from Diet for a Small Planet. It’s a delicious (vegan) alternative to the usual cream-of type soups–full of savory flavors that will have you coming back for more. Gluten Free. Pint $7
Kale Salad with Balsamic Roasted Delicata – Fresh kale pairs deliciously with caramelized delicata squash in this exquisite salad. Gluten free. Pint $8 or Half Pint $5
Salad Mix with House Dressing  — A delicious green salad blend featuring fresh seasonal greens from a variety of local farms, paired with our delicious seasonal salad dressing.  5 oz salad with 4 oz dressing $8

Rutabaga Croquettes with Roasted Root Veggies– Long-time Harvest Kitchen customers will recall our popular rutaloaf–delicious in flavor, less-than-lovely in appearance.  The chefs are updating this old standby by forming the rich and flavorful sesame-rutabaga-cheese combo into croquettes and serving them over a bed of sweet roasted root veggies. Don’t miss out on this unique dish! 1 lb serving $12
Cauliflower Millet Soup – This hearty soup is inspired by a favorite recipe from Diet for a Small Planet. It’s a delicious (vegan) alternative to the usual cream-of type soups–full of savory flavors that will have you coming back for more. Gluten Free. Pint $7
Kale Salad with Balsamic Roasted Delicata – Fresh kale pairs deliciously with caramelized delicata squash in this exquisite salad. Gluten free. Pint $8 or Half Pint $5
Salad Mix with House Dressing  — A delicious green salad blend featuring fresh seasonal greens from a variety of local farms, paired with our delicious seasonal salad dressing.  5 oz salad with 4 oz dressing $8

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