Welcome to the August edition of Farm Fresh News. In
this issue, find out what the buzz is at Chicago's O'Hare International, register for a fall of farm and food classes, help us bring your favorite restaurant to the table for Dine Out for Farms™ and more. Click here to view this content on the web.
The Buzz at Chicago's O'Hare International
Bees and their sequential honey are on the verge
of being endangered, but help is being found in some unexpected places! Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport is making a
buzz by setting up23 beehives in the
otherwise empty open space that occupies the airport grounds. The hives are estimated
to provide 575 pounds of honey this year, along with a number of employment
opportunities and cleaner air. Would you like some O’Hare honey with your tea?
Chef Winston Blick and wife, Cristin Dadant are
owners of Clementine, a perfect
example of a farm-to-table establishment in Baltimore. Clementine is best
described as fancy comfort food that also happens to be extremely aware of its
farm resources, which you can follow through Real Time Farms.
While they specialize in charcuterie, all of their dishes and drinks are
expertly thought-out and delivered, ranging from Soft Shell Crabs to Jerk Leg
of Lamb Steak. Clementine will be participating in this year’s Dine
Out for Farms, so if you are in the area make sure to stop in and try some
of their deliciously fresh offerings.
Bacon Blueberry Jam
1/2 pound diced bacon (the better
the bacon, the better the jam) 1cup finely diced yellow onion 2 pints fresh blueberries 1/2 cup dark brown sugar 1tbspn lemon zest Salt and pepper to taste
and yellow onion on medium heat for about 5 min, stirring regularly. Add 1 pint
blueberries and salt and pepper to taste. When the juices from the first pint
of berries starts to evaporate, add remaining berries and zest. Cook for 5 more
minutes and season to taste. Allow to cool. You now have a fantastic jam to go
on just about anything! We serve it on a grilled pork chop or grilled pork
tenderloin. It would also do quite well on pancakes or waffles.