River Cottage Farm

Update

 

 

Saving Genetics

 For the most part, the dairy herd at River Cottage Farm is closed but when we have the opportunity to safeguard some spectacular genetics we do so, but with some trepidation.  In this venture with the British White breed of cattle we’re experiencing both highs and lows.  This past week we had a successful birth of a stunning bull calf but we also lost a bull calf just too big to be born successfully.  Since we had no say in the breeding of these wonderful girls, the size of the calves is out of hands.  So, you can imagine how delighted we are to have Tank Jr. alive and well and running around the farm wreaking havoc.

Obviously we would never punish the cow who lost her calf, (it wasn’t her fault!) so we have put her to work with the other cows as a surrogate mom when the milk supply is low for the babies.  She’s having a blast!

100% Grass fed (and finished)

Our Meats

RECIPE OF THE WEEK

Slow Cooker Rump Roast

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Combine all the spices above together and mix well.
  • Generously rub this spice mixture all over your rump roast to your taste liking. If you don’t like too many spices just lightly coat it.
  • Line the bottom of your crock pot with your diced onions.
  • Place your seasoned roast on top.
  • Pour in your beef stock.
  • Cover and cook on low for 10 hours.

Beef

Rump Roast On Sale $8.00lb.

This is an amazing cut that I utilize at least once a week.  It’s perfect for those days when I need to be out with the animals all day and I really need to come home to something cooked and ready to eat.

Ground Beef  Sale-  10lbs for $70.00!  

For all your chili needs.  Stock up and be sure to have a quick meal on hand as your time tightens up around the holidays.

 

Poultry

We’re fully stocked on all things chicken EXCEPT for boneless skinless thighs which are out of stock until the next butchering date – next monrh.

Lamb

We will pick up our lamb next week so please let us know if you are hoping for a leg of lamb for Christmas and we’ll set it aside for you.

Pork

Our pork is limited to bacon, sausages, ham roasts and kebabs right now but we hope that our pork will be ready to pick up next week!

Dairy

Our dairy is back with a vengence!  We’ve had several calves in the past week and I even made yogurt again so order to your heart’s content!

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Grass Fed- Grass Finished

RUMP ROAST 101

Our featured cut of the week is the RUMP ROAST.  This cut is a triangular cut from the upper part of the round or the hindquarters. Like other well-exercised muscles, the beef is lean and flavorful, but because it can be quite tough, the rump roast should be cooked slowly at lower temperatures (such as the pictured pot roast), which allows time for the cut’s connective tissue to soften and melt. I love to cook this roast in either in the slow cooker or the Instant Pot.  

In my slow cooker I usually cook two at a time and use one as the quintessential roast with veggies and the other one will be disguised as something else, usually Mexican.  So, I throw some quick tacos or quesadillas together in 10 minutes with salsa, avocados and cheese and no one is the wiser!

In the Instant Pot I usually do a single roast for 50 minutes and do a quick release and VOILA! a perfectly tender, falling apart roast every time!

Back in Stock

Salmon

After almost a year of being out of stock of our Caught Wild salmon we’re so happy to announce that it’s back!

We have both small fillets (6-8oz) and the large whole fillets (1.75 – 2#) available – WHILE SUPPLIES LAST

These fish are harvested sustainably from the Egegik River in Bristol Bay, Alaska.

 

RCF YARN

If you have a knitter, spinner, crocheter or any type of fiber artist on your gift list, consider a special gift from River Cottage Farm.  they’ll be thrilled to find yarn from our sheep, hand dyed by me!

We can send them detailed information about the sheep that provided their wool.  

 

Straight From the Farm

We Believe in Quality 

Quality at River Cottage Farm is something that  is practiced each and every day and that’s what makes our meats, milk and eggs different from other farms.  From the molasses and apple cider vinegar water to the high quality minerals available to every single animals at all times these are things that make our products the best anywhere.  We don’t just set out hay, we open it up and sprinkle Apple Cider Vinegar on it to ensure that our animals don’t need to over eat in order to get the right balance in the gut.

Even in our wool products we go the extra mile to ensure the highest quality wool. We count the days to the third trimester to ensure that the growing fetus has the nutrients needed to develop the secondary follicles for the highsest quality fibers for knitting.  

So, from what you eat to what you wear, you can put your trust in our committment to quality.

 

Find Us

Wednesday Delivery

Friends’ Meeting House

11:30 – Noon

530 26th Avenue North

Nashville, TN 37209

Visit Us in Franklin
Visit us at  the Franklin Farmer’s Market every Saturday 9 – Noon
230 Franklin Rd
Franklin, TN 37064

Visit Us in Bowling Green
Visit us at Community Farmer’s Market every Saturday 8 – 1
5199 Nashville Rd,
Bowling Green, KY 4210