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Jun 102014
 

I Love RHUBARB!! Rhubarb sauce, rhubarb dumplings, rhubarb cake, rhubarb pudding, and lots more are a spring tonic to wake up your taste buds from the root vegetables of winter! Rhubarb is the first “fruit” of the season.

The earth has come ALIVE with new flavors! rhubarb says, “Wake UP! Have fun! Spring has sprung!” My grandmother cooked rhubarb sauce and then put it on vanilla ice cream,- simple and yummy! I love pairing it with raspberry, putting in on meats, in a barbecue sauce, and in a myriad of desserts.  Rhubarb’s complexity of taste always reminds me of the complexities of life as well.  Is it a vegetable or a fruit? The Rhubarbs of life–how complicated can it be? In the meantime, take time to Taste, to LIVE, to ENJOY LIFE!

 

First Taste of Rhubarb!

First Taste of Rhubarb!

 Posted by at 12:45 pm on June 10, 2014
Jul 082012
 

Tropical Storm Irene

We are all fine and Liberty Hill Farm is Open for Business! Cows are milking, calves are mooing, and Beth is Cooking!!

Vermont Strong

Thank you!

All of us at Liberty Hill Farm want to thank each of you who have so graciously contributed your time and resources to help our farm, our family, our town and the many other families and communities throughout Vermont recover from the impact of T.S. Irene. Our farm was only one of 462 farms that were hit by Irene, so we feel honored to represent the VT agricultural community and the farmers of Cabot Creamery Cooperative by participating in the VT Strong license plate fundraiser. Cabot Creamery Cooperative asked me to share my recipe for Turkey Pot Pie with everyone on the envelopes for the VT Strong license plate. My son Tom and his family raise turkeys and we cooked several turkeys in the days after Irene to help feed volunteers who came to the farm. Turkey is also a reminder of Thanksgiving and we are so very Thankful for the contributions from folks throughout Vermont and all around the country to the VT Disaster Relief funds and to the Rochester Relief funds. Governor Shumlin and his administration, the VT legislators, Vermont Community Foundation, the University of VT Extension, and many other people and organizations have all worked together to help Vermonters recover from Irene, but we could not continue without the warm thoughts and caring of each of you.

Thank you all! ! Bob and Beth

 Posted by at 1:35 pm on July 8, 2012
Apr 072011
 

CrocusThe time is flying by and even though there is still a bit of snow, the crocus are peeking out the back and there is mud.  A sure sign of spring and summer and the busy season.  The “slow season” is the time for rejuvenation, new ideas and new energies.  People are thinking about traveling again and we are busy  taking .reservations for this summer.  And so looking forward to it.

I was so psyched to see that Peter Greenberg wrote about farmstays and agritourism this week!! I remember meeting him at the VT Travel conference years ago, when he talked about Vermont as the perfect travel destination to Experience Life, and here I am “doing it”!! Next week I am going to the VT travel conference with a spring in my step because our new Commissioner of Tourism, Megan Smith loves agritourism and understands the value of agriculture and its draw for people.

I have met her and she wants to come visit the farm, and I hope that when I see her we nail down a date for her farm visit.  And for yours too.   I am starting to think about rhubarb and all of those springs things we get to eat.

Stay tuned for some spring recipes.

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Sep 252010
 
Delectable Mountains

Delectable Mountains

Bob has been harvesting the hay up on the hill this week.  I love this time of year when everything changes, the weather, the food!! Tom is harvesting winter squash from his garden, Bob’s brother is busy picking apples, Lesley brought me tomatoes, Tony has pumpkins, Lois is making pickles!! I just add VT maple syrup, Cabot Cheddar cheese, a little King Arthur flour and some love and it all turns delectable!! Just like the mountains!! The rule in Vermont is: “Apple pie without cheddar cheese is like a Hug without the squeeze!! ” Go pick some apples, get your Cheddar and enjoy the gorgeous day out there!!

Beth & Bob Kennett
511 Liberty Hill
Rochester VT 05767
802-767-3926
beth@libertyhillfarm.com

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