Calling all chocolate lovers! Wanting to fill that sweet tooth craving this Valentine's Day? Check out our local options! Fudge from Rancho de Animales in Del Norte and Lavender Sea Salt Chocolate from Conner Orchards in Hotchkiss!
Interested in a date night at home this year? We've got you covered with our Date Night for 2! Meal service style, you'll have everything you need to prepare the meal, recipe included! Want to treat yourself?! We have a "self-care" option as well! Both boxes will be shipping out on Friday the 11th.
Al & the VRFH Team
D'anjou Pears from
Honey Rock Landing!
Honey Rock Landing Farm
Last Pears of the season, get them while you can!
3 lb bags
34 lb case
Meadows Edge Farm!
Tracy & Kevin of Meadows Edge Farm
Buena Vista, CO
3 lb bag
Grass-fed Beef from Laz Ewe!
Scottish Highland in pasture at Laz Ewe
Del Norte, CO
NEW: Lavender Sea Salt Chocolate from Conner Orchards!
Liz B., Mennonite Volunteer with the LFC showcasing this delicious chocolate!
Valentine's Day Love Boxes!
Pre-orders are available for our Valentine's Day Boxes! Delivery 2/11!
Dinner for 2
Lamb with Rosemary Roasted Potatoes & Carrots
All ingredients & recipe included to prepare a local dinner for 2!
Includes health & beauty items, build your own charcuterie, breakfast & desert!
Lentil Soup with Lemon
AUTHOR: Adam and Joanne Gallagher
2 tablespoons oil (have you tried our Sunflower or Safflower oil yet?!)
2 cups finely chopped onion (1 medium onion)
1 1/2 cups chopped carrot (2 large carrots)
2 teaspoons minced garlic (3 cloves)
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
2 cups (12 ounces) lentils, picked and rinsed
8 cups chicken or vegetable broth
2 heaping cups shredded kale or spinach
1 to 2 lemons
1/4 cup chopped fresh herbs like parsley or dill, optional
Fine sea salt, to taste
Heat the oil in a large pot (like a Dutch oven) over medium heat. Add the onions, carrot, and 1/4 teaspoon of salt and cook, stirring occasionally until they are softened and starting to smell sweet, about 5 to 7 minutes. Stir in the garlic, cumin, coriander, black pepper, and turmeric and cook for 30 seconds.
Stir in the lentils and broth. Increase the heat to high and bring just to a boil. Taste then adjust with salt (we add between 1/2 and 1 teaspoon depending on how well seasoned the broth is). Reduce the heat to a simmer and cook, partially covered, until the lentils are tender, 35 to 40 minutes.
Uncover the pot and stir in the kale (or spinach) and cook, uncovered, another 5 minutes. Take the soup off of the heat, and then stir in the juice of half a lemon and the fresh herbs. Taste the soup, and then season with additional salt and/or lemon juice. (I like quite a bit of lemon.)
Serve or if you prefer the soup to be blended, use an immersion blender to blend until your desired consistency. Alternatively, you can use a stand blender to blend all or part of the soup. For even more lemon flavor, serve with a few lemon slices.
The soup will keep stored in the refrigerator up to four days and in the freezer for several months. If when reheating the soup, it seems too thick or dry, add a splash of extra broth or water.
For some extra flavor, cook bulk sausage (Gosar!) or ham (Larga Vista Ranch!) with the onions and carrots.
You may have noticed a new "Giving Box" section at the top of the market. We are excited to launch a dividened program for our Farmers, Ranchers, and Producers this year. Feeling extra generous? You can now "Tip your Farmer" in the online market. All tips will go directly into our dividend program and be distributed to our producers at year's end!
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