winter potato salad – Sweet potato and broccoli

Wintry Mix – Potato Salad with a Twist

First appeared in the CAFE newsletter and edited by Ellie Sharp

In the middle of the Winter, sometimes you dream of Summer:  the grill, fresh corn, sliced tomatoes, potato salad…the Southern fixin’s of a Summer BBQ meal. But then you remember it’s February. And there’s buckets of rain outside. So you make do with seasonal ingredients and make a Winter BBQ meal happen. White spring potatoes are replaced with sweet potatoes in storage and broccoli from the garden. You can add all sorts of things to this base – apples, pecans, but I implore you to use balsamic vinegar in the dressing – a must!

Ingredients:

3-4 sweet potatoes, diced into ½ inch pieces

Oil for roasting vegetables

Salt & pepper

1 head broccoli, 3-4 cups broken into bite sized pieces 

2-3 slices of bacon

¼ cup mayonnaise 

¼ cup balsamic vinegar 

½ small red onion, minced

1 garlic clove

1 apple, chopped (Fuji, pink lady, honeycrisp preferred, but Granny Smith would work!)

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven 425.
  2. On a half sheet pan, combine sweet potatoes, oil, salt and pepper. Mix and spread into one layer. Roast in the oven for 20 minutes.
  3. Pull out potatoes and flip. Layer broccoli pieces right on top and season those with a bit more oil and salt. Roast for another 10-15 minutes until broccoli is crisped and potatoes are tender. Remove from the oven and cool.
  4. Chop bacon and cook until crispy. Drain oil, set aside. 
  5. In your serving bowl, make the dressing. Combine mayo, vinegar, onion. Grate or add minced clove of garlic. Season with salt and pepper. Whisk ingredients together. 
  6. Assemble. Place sweet potato and broccoli mixture on top of dressing. Add apple. Gently toss to combine being careful not to mash potatoes. Top with crispy bacon!

6th Annual Summer Solstice Farm & Music Festival

June 22nd, 2019.  Gates 2pm, Live Music 3-8pm

Home Grown BBQ, Home brewed Beers, Little Farmers play area,
Live Music, Camping and much more!!!  
We are so excited for this year’s Solstice Fest!!!  Please check out the EVENT PAGE and the FB EVENT for info on bands, ticketing, FAQs and much more.
Mark your calendars and come join us for all the usual Farmy-Farmyness you’ve come to expect over the years.  We are pleased to announce that our headlining band this year will be our good friend, Eli Edwards, performing a set with his full band.  See you there!

2018 Summer Solstice Farm & Music Festival

Home Grown BBQ, Home brewed Beers, Little Farmers play area,
Live Music, and much more! CLICK HERE TO BUY TICKETS NOW
Live Music By:
  • Travers Brothership
  • Amongst The Trees
  • Eli Edwards Project
  • The Wild Pines
  • Rebecca Smith Kids Jamboree
  • Farmer B
Home-brew sampling sponsored by Fallow Brew Supply (included in ticket price for 21+)
SweetWater Brewing Company & Carolina Bauernhaus beer available on tap for sale
Your ticket includes admission to all festival activities, Callywood Farms home-grown BBQ plate (with sides prepared by Sister’s Restaurant), and sampling of home-brew beer.
Please see ticketing details below. There are many ticket levels so please read through and see which one applies to you. Cheaper tickets available for folks not wanting beer or BBQ. We love designted drivers! Kids need tickets. 6 & Under is free but you still need to enter a ticket for them so we can properly account for attendance.
Contact callywoodfarms@gmail.com with any questions.
Volunteer opportunies available for discounted/free admission. Please contact for details.
Attendance will be capped at 200 people, and we do expect to sell out, so please buy your ticket in advance!

FAQs

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

No! But of course only 21+ to purchase/consume beer. Please be prepared to show ID when purchasing beer tickets.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Free parking is available across the street at our neighbor’s house. There will be clearly marked signs for this area. Only vehicles displaying ADA permit may park down at the farm. Please don’t pull down our driveway unless you have ADA permit or prior approval to do so. There will be a shuttle provided every 15 minutes from the parking area, or you may walk the 1/4 mile down the driveway to the event.

What can I bring into the event?

  • You, your family, & a smile. This is a family friendly event & we even have a “Little Farmers” play area & a kids’ concert
  • Chairs/Blankets/Hammocks/anything to lounge on while you listen to music and enjoy the fest.
  • Any and all instruments for jamming around the bonfire at night
  • Water (or just cups if you don’t mind drinking from the hydrant)
  • Extra snacks beyond Saturday dinner and Sunday egg breakfast
  • Sun Screen
  • Bug Spray!!! (this is a must)
  • Flashlights/Lanterns (you will be walking thru the farm after dark)
  • Clothes & Shoes appropriate for the farm (ok to get down and dirty)
  • Camping Gear (if you plan to stay over). Camping is encouraged…Be Safe people!
  • Camping Chairs/Blankets
  • Rain jackets (rain or shine baby!)
  • Shade/Pop Up Tent (if you have one, please bring as we always need extra shade during the afternoon)
  • Yard & tailgate games

What can I not bring into the event?

  • Your Dog (dogs + free range chickens = no bueno)
  • Fireworks (scares the farm animals, sorry)
  • Outside alcohol (trust us…we got you covered. We are friends with very generous brewers)
  • No weapons of any kind. Please and Thank you.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Email BJ or Amanda at callywoodfarms@gmail.com

What’s the refund policy?

Refunds will be given up to 7 days in advance of the event. The event will be rain or shine.

CLICK HERE TO BUY TICKETS NOW

 

2018 Pastured Chickens!

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Friends! We are so so grateful to our community that continues to support this little family operation! And so we’re back (not from outerspace) with 2018 pastured chicken dates!

CWF 2018 Pastured Chicken Order Form

For those of you that are new, join us! Here’s how it works…

  1.  You decide how many chickens you want at the three pickup dates: June 9, August 18, October 27. The number of chickens varies greatly for each custome and should depend on your family size and freezer space. The chickens are whole (key to remember for freezer space).
  2. You reserve your chickens with a $5 deposit per chicken (mail or paypal) and your order form.
  3. You show up on pickup day between 2-5pm to get your ultra-local, pastured chicken.
  4. Cook your chicken and taste the difference!

For everyone:

  • This year there will be smaller batches in June and October. Please be mindful when ordering! This is to accommodate Solstice Fest (yup, chicken will be on the menu this year!) and Turkeys (!!!) in the fall. Please try to put your larger, stock-up order for the August date. We will operate on a “first come, first serve” basis with orders, so please get your orders in ASAP.
  • If a pickup date does not work, please let us know. We have so many families from similar neighborhoods and I’m sure we can help you arrange a chicken pickup carpool!
  • More info on turkeys soon!

CWF 2018 Pastured Chicken Order Form

 

2017 Pastured Chickens are now ready for order!

Hi friends – We are a little behind in getting out our 2017 chicken order form, but here it is! We already have our first batch at the farm. They are enjoying warm days in the “brooder” under heat lamps and when they get their first feathers, they move out onto pasture. Here’s farm girl tending to “her babies.”

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We will have 3 pick up days this year – June 10, August 19, October 21. Please download the CWF 2017 Pastured Chicken Order Form, fill it out and get it back to us with your deposit however you can. As usual, birds go quickly, so make sure you get yours in soon! Payment is accepted via check, paypal, or cash. Let us know if you have any questions – callywoodfarms@gmail.com