first snow

Walking the fields after the storm, it’s hard to tell how much snow fell last night because much of it is still being blown around. The wind keeps pushing it into drifts in unfortunate places that will require shoveling – like along the sides of the hoophouse.  Oh well, shoveling is good exercise, right?   I […]

got your shopping list ready?

Here at the farm, we’re busy getting ready for this Saturday’s Winter Farmers’ Market at Exeter High School. I’m washing potatoes, processing dried herbs, and packing up boxes of winter squash to bring to the market. Don’t miss it! There will be 35 farmers and a handful of food vendors offering a huge abundance of […]

It’s winter market season!

We hope to see you at Seacoast Eat Local’s 4th Annual Thanksgiving Holiday Farmers’ Market this Saturday November 20th at Wentworth Greenhouses in Rollinsford. Stout Oak Farm will be there with winter squash, pie pumpkins, potatoes, greens (arugula, kale, chard) and herbs (both fresh and dried). There will be more than 50 farmers and food […]

local fare at the blue moon

Blue Moon Evolution is now open!  The next time you’re in Exeter, be sure to stop by and check it out.  The place looks great – there’s lots of space, big farmhouse tables, a bar with comfortable seats and local beers.  They still have the same great soups and sandwiches for lunch (and of course […]

our new favorite pumpkin recipe

This soup recipe is really easy, and delicious. Curried Pumpkin Soup 4 cups pumpkin (roasted and pureed) 4 cups chicken broth 4 tsp curry powder 1/8 tsp turmeric 1/8 tsp nutmeg 1 1/2 cups sour cream (plus extra for garnish) To roast a pumpkin, cut it in half and remove seeds and stringy bits.  Place […]

the switch

For the first time since last winter, I ate soup for lunch last week. It must have been the Harvest Moon that made me think it was time to start eating cold weather foods – or maybe it was the fact that I was wearing wool socks. After a summer of long hot sunny days, […]

big week for heirloom vegetables

Heirloom vegetables are getting a lot of attention around here this week. At last night’s Heirloom Harvest Barn Dinner at Meadow’s Mirth, the 11 RAFT heirloom varieties were the stars of the show. A dozen local chefs teamed up to create course after delicious course – all centered around the RAFT varieties. Stout Oak Farm’s […]