Change in the air
The next weeks at Volante’s will offer plenty to marvel at. We are ramping up to our first ever Thanksgiving week and the place is buzzing.
Chef Todd has some great dishes to fill out your holiday table available in our refrigerator case right now and through next week. He is taking orders for many of these dishes in advance if you want to be sure to have them on your table next Thursday. Be in touch with him as soon as possible to claim your side dishes. For more info talk with him and get a preview here: Holiday Menu
We are still picking some tasty veggies for your holiday table as well. A recent crop of Homegrown Carrots has finally come on. We are going to have homegrown cauliflower, broccoli, collard greens, cabbage, lettuce, radishes, brussels sprouts, parsnips, beets, kale, swiss chard, parsley, and maybe a few other special items from our fields as well through the next week and beyond. Of course whatever we can’t come up with on our own we will bring in from our closest partnering farms and other distributors to make sure you can complete most of your holiday shopping here.
The Farm will be closed on Thanksgiving Day.
Christmas Trees will begin their arrival this weekend and you will get to witness the annual scurry to get them priced and stacked and ready for sale. The trim a tree shop is already running, Poinsettias are in, and greens are expected to arrive very soon as well. We will begin our extended Christmas Season hours on Friday Nov 23. The Farmstand will close at its normal 7 pm, 6 on weekends but tree, wreath, flower and trim a tree will be available until 9 pm on weekdays and 7 pm on weekends.
Other Events to be aware of:
This Saturday afternoon, Nov 17, Patti Small of On The Edge Knife Sharpening will be set up for a special pre-Holiday session in the parking lot around 3:30 until 5 or so. She has been available the second Monday of most months, but if you havent seen her yet this is a great opportunity to tune up your blades professionally just in time for the biggest food holidays of the year. Look for her white van full of dangerous looking tools parked near the deli and hand over your blades for her to hone. Check her website for details and pricing, but the average carving/ chefs knife will be $10.
We have also set our annual Christmas Open House for November 25 from 5-7 in the trim a tree shop. Stop by and visit with Santa and take some pictures with your own cameras, try some of the cheeses and deli patters we now offer for your holiday catering needs, meet some of the artists we have been exhibiting in the Farmstand this season as well and see what they might have to offer for your gifting needs.
Lastly, this is likely to be the final post on this blog. After a busy season we are nearly ready to launch the all new volantefarms.com !
The new site will give you direct access to the department you are looking for as well as online options for purchasing gift cards, an events calendar, easy access to hours, and a new home for our blog which will still have the most up to date information about the goings on here at Volante Farms. This site will stay active for some time while we transfer the archives over, but eventually all our information will be at our new home volantefarms.com, thanks for being loyal readers so far and we look forward to seeing you this season in our real and virtual realms.