Monday, May 26, 2008

Perfectly Pink

Looking for perfect pink lemonade this Memorial Day? Look no further, made with fresh lemons and strawberries this is the perfectly pink summer cooler.

11/2 C granulated Sugar

1 C coarsely chopped fresh Waterberry Farm strawberries

Zest of 2 lemons, peel off with vegetable peeler avoiding the white pith

2 C Fresh lemon juice

Combine the sugar and strawberries with 2 cups water in a medium sauce pan. Bring to a boil over med-high heat. Reduce heat to low and simmer until the berries begin to release their color and soften slightly, about 3 min. Stir in the lemon zest. Let cool completely

Strain the cooled syrup through a fine sieve set over a pitcher or bowl, pressing lightly on the berries to extract most of the syrup. Discard the solids

Add the fresh lemon juice and 2 1/2 cups cold water to the syrup stir until well blended.

The lemonade can be served immediately over ice or refrigerated for up to two days.

Ahhh Enjoy Summer!

taken from Fine Cooking

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Eat Wild

Looking for clean, natural food right here in Alabama? Yes you have to look a little but it is out there.
Of course Waterberry Farm can take care of all your produce needs but what about grass fed beef, free range chickens and dariy products? Alabama has more and more farms going green visit the Eat Wild web site to find a farm close to you.

Support Local Food

Why Eat Wild?
Back to Pasture.
Since the late 1990s, a growing number of ranchers have stopped sending their animals to the feedlots to be fattened on grain, soy and other supplements. Instead, they are keeping their animals home on the range where they forage on pasture, their native diet. These new-age ranchers do not treat their livestock with hormones or feed them growth-promoting additives. As a result, the animals grow at a natural pace. For these reasons and more, grass-fed animals live low-stress lives and are so healthy there is no reason to treat them with antibiotics or other drugs.
More Nutritious.
A major benefit of raising animals on pasture is that their products are healthier for you. For example, compared with feedlot meat, meat from grass-fed beef, bison, lamb and goats has less total fat, saturated fat, cholesterol, and calories. It also has more vitamin E, beta-carotene, vitamin C, and a number of health-promoting fats, including omega-3 fatty acids and “conjugated linoleic acid,”

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Farmer's Table

Summer Solstice Dinner
June 21, 2008
$60 per person

Social 5:30
Artesian Cheese Table
Prosciutto Wrapped Grilled Figs with Mint Creama

Dinner 6:30
Grilled Flank Steak with Portabella Mushrooms
Grilled Gulf Shrimp Skewers

Blue Cheese Potato Salad with Applewood Smoked Bacon
Grilled Corn on the Cob with Basil Butter
Summer Ratatouille Proviencale
Waterberry Farm Salad of Lettuces

Blue Ribbon Pie Table
assortment of summer pies or cobblers made by different bakers,
you vote for the winning pie!

*Seats limited reserve yours today!
call 886-2454 or e-mail

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

More from the Farmer's Table

It has been a few weeks since our first Farmer's Table but I still wanted to share some more pictures.

If you missed out on this dinner don't fret another one is coming up soon.
June 21 will be our Summer Solstice Barbecue, come back soon for more details and menu