January 2013


We are covered in a few feet of snow in Maine, so its pretty slim picking around here. Luckily we have a decent amount of food stored away to enjoy throughout the winter. Certainly not my best farming year, but with the move in May, I got a bit of a late start. This coming year I plan on doing a lot more canning and also bartering for larger quantities of storage foods. It's comforting to know we can rely on the coolness of our root cellar to store food in for months at a time. There is still a small farmer's market in Belfast which we head to on Fridays, but they are ready to close up shop for the winter. With Brunswick and Portland markets being a bit too far to make the drive, we rely on the goodies at the Coop to keep us nourished.

January 2013

In the Freezer:

  • Venison (Thanks Eli!)
  • Roasts and Steaks from our Cow purchase
  • Mulberries from the land and local Blueberries we purchased this fall
  • Smoked Ham Hock
  • Beef Liver
  • Marrow Bones

In the Root Cellar:

  • Butternut Squash
  • Red Onions
  • Cabbage
  • Carrots
  • Sauerkraut
  • Lacto-Fermented Hot Sauce
  • Pickled Milkweed Flowers

From the Land:

  • Pine Needles
  • Chaga Mushroom

From the Ocean:

  • Haddock
  • Shellfish
  • Flounder Roe

In the Pantry:

  • Wild Rice
  • Dried Mushrooms-Turkey Tail, Maitake, Chaga, Reishi
  • Dried herbs-Horsetail, Nettle, Red Raspberry
  • Almonds
  • Cashews
  • Wild Blueberry Sauce
  • Wild Concord Grape Jelly

From the Amish:

  • Raw Jersey cow Milk and Cream

Duck eggs from Commonwealth Farm


  • Kale, Celery Root, Rutabega, Turnips, Carrots, Onions, Spinach, Garlic
  • Apples
  • Cranberries


  • Coconut
  • Lard
  • Beef Suet
  • Raw Butter
  • Ghee

Herbs & Spices:

  • Frank's Finest Chili-Garlic Salt
  • Maine Sea Salt
  • Smoked Paprika
  • Coriander Seed
  • Star Anise
  • Rosemary
  • Sage
  • Thyme
  • Parsley


  • South River Adzuki Bean Miso
  • Red Boat Fish Sauce
  • Capers
  • Anchovies


  • Holy Basil Tincture
  • Pine Pollen
  • Stinging Nettle Tincture
  • Chaga, Reishi, Turkey Tail Tinctures
  • Elderberry Syrup
  • Echinacea Tincture