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It is time for Christmas orders!

UPDATE: Christmas Stollen is sold out! But we still have cookies!

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There is snow on the ground, a Christmas tree in our home, and Christmas stollen in the oven! I have wanted to do holiday baking in my wood-fired oven since we built it, and this year I have finally managed to settle on six unique cookie recipes in addition to the stollen, all using organic sifted stoneground flours (except for the cinnamon stars, which are flourless!), house-candied fruit and herbs, and oven-toasted nuts. The stollen occupies the territory between a bread and a cake, and is made with both a sourdough and a biga preferment for flavor and structure. It is flavored with candied orange and lemon peel, almonds, and raisins. We think both the stollen and cookies are extra-special, and we want to share them with you, so we are taking pre-orders for delivery Saturday Dec 16, 2017 to the Charlottesville Market and the RVCC market. I will make cookies again next week, but this is the only week I will be making stollen, so get it while it lasts!  Speaking of next week, we will be taking another round of orders for delivery on Saturday Dec 22, 2017, so keep an eye on this page!

IMPORTANT: If you have already placed an order at market there is no need to contact us again unless you have not received a confirmation email.

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Christmas stollen, fresh from the oven

SPECIAL HOLIDAY MENUall orders will be packaged in a clear bag with ribbon–ready for gift-giving! Cookies are sold by the pound (see photo below for an example of 1/4 lb bag).

  • THIS WEEK ONLY: Christmas Stollen (sold in 1 lb increments at $9/lb–a whole stollen is 4 lb, or $36)–SOLD OUT
  • Orange-anise biscotti, with toasted almonds ($20/lb)
  • Cinnamon-almond stars, painted with a meringue glaze ($25/lb) *gluten- and dairy-free*
  • Chocolate-rye drops, with smoked salt ($20/lb) *wheat-free*
  • Gingerbread snowflakes with bourbon glaze ($20/lb)
  • Kamut shortbread with candied rosemary ($20/lb) *wheat-free*
  • Kamut-hazelnut thumbprints with candied cranberry ($20/lb) *wheat-free*
  • Mix of all cookies except biscotti ($20/lb)

Your orders will be available for pickup at the RVCC Christkindl Markt, or the Charlottesville City Market on December 16, 2017.

NEXT WEEK, watch this site for another set of orders for delivery December 22, 2017!

To place your order, please email us at littlehatcreek(*at*)gmail.com with “ORDER” in the subject line, and indicate:

  • Where you want to pick up your order
  • Which products you would like (including the quantity)

We will write back to confirm your order with your total. All orders will be COD, so please plan on bringing cash or check to market when you pick up. Please note that the order deadline is Tuesday December 12. Don’t hesitate to email us with any questions you may have!

Happy holidays from our family to yours!

Heather, Ben, Sam & Hazel

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Order now for Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving is our favorite holiday because it celebrates family and food, two things we value highly. Every year we pull out all the stops to celebrate the harvest and our community. Last year we had so many people descend on the farm we set up a long dinner table in the bakery! We want to include you in the bounty, so we are taking orders for pickup on day before Thanksgiving.

IMG_8406Last year we had some special requests for mini butter croissant rolls, so this year we are offering them to everyone! We have also added bulk pricing on pastries and larger bread loaves to make it easier to feed your family.

THANKSGIVING MENU

  • Multigrain sourdough ($7/small, $12/large)
  • Country white sourdough ($7/small, $12/large)
  • Corn rosemary sourdough ($7.50/small)
  • Sesame spelt ($7.50)
  • Danish rye ($4.50 half, $9 whole)
  • Farmhouse sourdough ($7)
  • SPECIAL: Mini butter croissants ($23/doz, $12/half-dozen)
  • Butter croissants ($3.50/ea, $20/half-dozen)
  • Chocolate croissants ($4/ea, $23/half-dozen)
  • Almond croissants ($4/ea, $23/half-dozen)
  • Apple-walnut tarts ($4/ea, $23/half-dozen)

Your orders will be available for pickup at our farm, at the Lexington Farmer’s Market, and at Basic Necessities in Nellysford on November 22, 2017.

To place your order, please email us at littlehatcreek(*at*)gmail.com with “ORDER” in the subject line, and indicate:

  • Where you want to pick up your order
  • Which products you would like

We will write back to confirm and send you an invoice to pay via PayPal. Please note that the order deadline is Saturday November 18. Please email with any questions you may have!

We are looking forward to sharing the products of our kitchen with you!

Heather, Ben, Sam & Hazel

 

 

New pickup location at the Rockfish Valley Community Center!

We have added a new pickup location in Nelson County!  As of Nov 12, you can get your wood-fired bread and pastries at the Rockfish Valley Community Center on Saturdays, during opening hours. If you have an existing subscription, and would like to switch to this location, please contact us, and we will make the change.

Happy eating!

Ben and Heather

The farmer’s market season opens!

Come find us this morning (Saturday April 2) at the very first 2016 Charlottesville City Market (7 AM to noon) and at the last winter market at the Rockfish Valley Community Center (9:00 to noon).

We have beautiful plant starts for your garden, fresh spinach and wood-fired breads. And, we also are introducing hand-laminated croissants and scones, fresh from our brick oven. Quantities are limited, so get there early!

Looking forward to seeing your friendly faces!

Day 5: 2016 CSA signups are now open!

We are excited to announce that signups to our 2016 Community Supported Agriculture Program (CSA) are now open!

Purchasing a share entitles you to 19 weeks of ecological produce from our farm and a loaf of wood-fired sourdough bread. We pack our CSA boxes with fresh fruits and vegetables that are picked at their peak, so that our members can experience the best our farm has to offer from the beginning to the end of the growing season. We also publish a popular weekly newsletter with farm news and recipes to help you make the most of your box.

To keep things interesting, every year we introduce a few new varieties. For 2016, we are adding carrots, beets, broccoli raab (rapini), as well as new varieties of tomatoes and squash. But we are keeping prices, pickup times, and locations the same! For more details on our CSA, please go here.

You can sign up by filling out this form. We sold out last year, so don’t dally too long. We look forward to welcoming you to our community!

Low-cost CSA shares are here!

If you find yourself wanting to eat fresh local food, but find it too expensive for your budget, we have a new option this year. Thanks to generous donors to our farm, we are now have a limited number of pay-what-you-can CSA shares!

To help decide if the pay-what-you-can program is right for you, please look here to view the details of our CSA share and what the costs are.  Before you sign up, send us an email with the amount that you would like to pay for your share.  Once we make sure we have the funds to support your share, we will send you a link to sign up for our CSA.

You may pay any amount that suits your budget; we won’t ask questions.  Please keep in mind that the more you are able to contribute towards your share, the more people like you we will be able to help.

We are thrilled that we are able to make our delicious vegetables and bread available to folks that may normally be unable to afford it.  This is our way of increasing access to fresh, nutritious food that is responsibly-grown and -produced.

Please help us spread the word about this exciting program! And if you would like to make a donation to help us extend our low-cost CSA share program to more people, please contact us.

How winter bread deliveries will work

Thank you to all of our customers for making our first season a success!  This winter we will be selecting crops to grow for you next year and fine-tuning our bread recipes to make our sourdoughs even better.  If you like our bread and can’t wait until next spring, we will be baking bread this winter on a pre-order basis only.  See below for the details!

Starting in January, we will be baking bread once a month for on-farm pickup and for delivery to Charlottesville and Lexington. Please subscribe to our list if you would like to pre-order. Remember, our bread freezes very well, so be sure to stock up!

How it works: When you subscribe to our list, you will receive an email one week in advance of the delivery date with a list of breads that we will be baking. Please reply to that email with your pre-orders no later than midnight on the Monday prior to your pick-up date. Then, on the delivery day, look for your bread in a bag with your name on it!

Delivery days: January 9 (*previously January 8*), February 5, and March 5.

Lexington location: we will deliver to Farm to You at 2 pm, located at 637C Waddell St. in Lexington. You may pick up during shop hours (2-5 pm).

Charlottesville location: we will deliver to the front porch at 215 5th Street NW. Pickups will be between 10 AM and sundown. We ask that you please drive slowly through this neighborhood and respect the privacy of the homeowner that is allowing us to use this space. Thank you!

Nelson location: Bread will be available for pickup starting at 10 AM at our farm. Look for your bread in the first outbuilding you come to, on your left as you come up the drive.

Payment: When you email us with your bread order, we will send you an invoice confirming the details of your order. You may remit payment via Paypal, by mailing us a check, or by giving us cash (Nelson pickup only). If you opt to use Paypal, please email your payment to “littlehatcreek@gmail.com.” We would appreciate it if you would please use the “friends and family” option to avoid fees. If you opt to pay by check, please make it out to “Little Hat Creek Farm” and mail it to 163 Shaeffers Hollow Lane, Roseland, VA 22967.

That’s it! Thank you for your business!