Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Seasonal Recipes: Kale and Potatoes

It may seem like the dead of winter is no time for fresh produce, but there's good stuff to be had all year 'round! For a simple but delicious seasonal dish, turn to two winter staples: potatoes and kale. Potatoes are a good source of vitamin B6, vitamin C, and potassium, to name a few. Kale is a vegetable powerhouse: its high doses of vitamins A, C, and K supports vision, bone, and blood health, and its fiber content helps reduce levels of heart disease.

Rhonda's Kale and Potatoes
Serves 4 as a side
- 2 leaves kale, shredded into 1-inch strips
- 2-3 large potatoes
- 2 T. olive oil
- Salt & pepper to taste

- Microwave the potatoes on high for 7 minutes until crisp on the outside and tender on the inside. Let cool briefly, then dice.
- Heat olive oil in a large skillet. Add potatoes and kale and saute until tender, about 10 minutes.
- Season with salt and pepper, and ta-da! A gorgeous seasonal dish, ready to serve.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

A New Baby

Awww, isn't she cute? Meet ________________, Bella's newest baby. She was born on Friday, February 15th, a little black meteor sent to our farm.  But why is her name blank? you might be asking yourself. What kind of name is that for a cow, anyway?
This little cutey is part Jersey and part Angus

Here's the thing: she doesn't have a name yet, and we need your help! Submit your idea for a name and if we pick your choice, you'll win a prize from Rural Resources. The contest will close on Friday, March 8th.

3 Ways to Submit Your Entry:

- Send it to us via our website

- Send it to us on Facebook

- Send us a postcard! Write your suggestion on the back and mail it to Rural Resources, 2870 Holley Creek Road, Greeneville, TN 37745. Make sure to include your name and phone number so we can call you if you win!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Welcome to the Rural Resources Blog!

Hey there! Welcome to the Rural Resources Blog!
What brings you here? Perhaps you're interested in learning more about local foods and sustainable agriculture. Perhaps you skimmed our website and you want to learn more about what we do. Perhaps you're already a Rural Resources friend, or maybe you just like pictures of pigs (that's Miss Piggy, a Hereford sow, and her first litter). Whatever the reason, we're glad you stopped by.

As you can see, we're just getting started. Soon when you visit, you'll be able to read about what our Farm & Food Training Program teens are up to, what's going on in our garden, and what to do with all that yummy produce you'll be eating this summer. In the mean time, stop by our website or visit us on Facebook.

In the mean time, in case you really do like pictures of pigs, here are a few more to tide you over until next time:
Part of the potbelly crew

Louise, another potbelly, and her litter

Less than 6 hours old!