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Surprise! We’re Open!

November 1, 2012

Our last crop of Broccoli for the year is just starting to head up, which means Broccoli is on special this week! Shoots and Crowns on special til the surplus is done, or Chef Todd makes all the Cheddar and Broccoli soup, whichever comes first.

You didn’t think we would do it but here we are. November 1st and we are open for business. That day we’ve been telling you about for a year now has finally happened. Volante Farms did not close for the season. Who knows what we will do with all those “Closing Soon” posters. Even stranger, not having to find a place in the barn to store all those produce tables, I might have to come up with some crazy winter projects to fill the space.

Cauliflower in every color but white, (but also white) available on the stand in this late fall season.

So just for the sake of normalcy we did take the time today to scrub the heck out of the place. We even started to break down the greenhouse display to transform it into the winter wonderland that will be this year’s new, expanded trim-a-tree shop and winter decoration smorgasbord.

While we venture into uncharted territory this month there is a lot of excitement. We are going to focus on some new sides to the farm. The fields are still producing an amazing amount of broccoli and cauliflower, lettuce, and a variety of sweet root crops, but we know the growing season can’t last forever. In addition to the frost sweetened produce filtering in to the stand, we will continue to bring you the finest in local produce and a full array of seasonal vegetables to complete your meals: quick, easy, family, holiday or otherwise.

Boscoe might have headed back to Jamaica for the winter, but not before pulling this prize winning parsnip. We should have fresh dug parsnips through Thanksgiving and hopefully a few more to dig in the spring.

The Farm Kitchen is getting into the swing of fall with several new dishes. Chef Todd’s Pumpkin Hummus is a sure-fire fall win, as well as his Root Vegetable stew, with our HOMEGROWN veggies and Vegan too,  just hitting the shelf today for the first time. The new Mushroom Stuffing flew off the shelves too quick, I barely got a taste, so I’ll be waiting for more of that with you. With these savory and sweet tastes to take us right into thanksgiving, remember to keep us in mind for your Thanksgiving meal. Remember that for the first time you can dress your holiday table with locally grown produce, and in a pinch (or just cause you know its great) with some prepared foods from the Farm Kitchen as well.

Chef Todd’s Pumpkin Hummus, in our homegrown serving dish. Post-Halloween, maybe you have a similar one to put on the table?

Within the next few weeks we will also be launching two new programs. Firstly we are going to be able to offer Fruit Baskets as a new gift option this year. We will have a variety of sizes and price options and you will have the security of knowing that people who care as much about quality produce as we do will be building these gifts for your loved ones. More info coming soon.

We also are pleased to say that we can now offer Catering Platters from the Deli. We will offer deli platters, sandwich platters, and cheese plates with the finest Boars Head meats and Cheeses, favorite Volante Signature Sandwiches, and a variety of fine cheeses from local and not so local cheese-makers. Look for more information here soon or contact the deli at 781.444.2351 x 121.

While we prepare for a successful and joyous holiday season please keep Volante Farms in mind as your local farm that can fulfill nearly all your holiday needs from entertaining, table-filling meals to decorative wintry tableaux.

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