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Posted 1/13/2017 5:47pm by Browning Homestead Farm.

 

While I love to cook, on most days my goal is just to have something to put on the table at the end of a long day.  This meal took about 15 minutes to put together in the morning (not counting the thawing), and it was ready to serve when we walked in.  If you’ve never tried spaghetti squash as spaghetti, try it.  With apologies to those who like it plain, the blandness of the spaghetti squash makes it the perfect substitute pasta. You can of course use pasta in place of the squash.

 

Beef Shanks in Pasta Sauce over Spaghetti Squash 

AN EASY CROCK POT SUPPER

(Serves 2 with leftovers for 1 lunch) 

2 Browning Homestead Beef Shanks (about ¾ lb.)

1 qt. your red pasta sauce (make your own or your favorite jarred sauce)

1 smallish Spaghetti Squash (whole)

½ cup red wine (optional) or water 1 cup water  

 

SHANKS:  Thaw beef shanks in the vacuum sealed packages in a bowl of cool (not cold) water.  Cover shanks with flour, then place floured shanks in hot cast iron skillet in which you have heated 2 tbsp. olive oil.  Brown lightly on both sides. Turn heat down under skillet and move shanks to a crock pot.  Add half cup of water (or substitute red wine) to the skillet and stir remains together until blended (30 seconds). Pour on top of shanks, and then cover shanks with your favorite red sauce. I used one quart of sauce over two shanks.  Cook on low for 8 hours. 

SQUASH:  Cut the spaghetti squash in half (not lengthwise), remove the seeds, and place the two halves in another crock pot into which you have placed 1 cup of water.  Cook on low for 8 hours. Remove squash from crock and, using fork, remove squash strands from skin into bowl.

Serve beef and sauce over squash.  The beef should fall off the shank bones and the sauce has the benefit of the rich flavor of the marrow and pan sauce.

 

Posted 10/28/2016 1:53pm by Bill & Roberta Browning.

Browning Homestead Farm 

 

We will be at the SK Farmers Market tomorrow, 8:30 a.m. to Noon.  If you've emailed an order, we'll have it with us.   Our market freezers will not be as full as when Bill moves them, so if there's something special you would like, please email and let me know to bring it.  This howling wind and cold temps today have me thawing stew beef for tomorrow and a chuck roast for Sunday.  We just got two of our beef back yesterday and we had a new, thin sliced "Sandwich Steak" cut.  I'll be making that for dinner tonight, to try it out.

 

Thank you again for all the thoughts and prayers for Bill, he is feeling better and continues to improve. His physical activity is still restricted so he won't be at the market tomorrow. 

 

Looking forward to see you tomorrow!! 

Roberta

 

PS:  Here's a link to a pic of Kimmie's heifer calf Buttercup.  She's all ears :)





Bill & Roberta Browning
Browning Homestead Farm
161 Matunuck School House Road
Matunuck, RI
 


Eleven generations dedicated to family farm stewardship and producing wholesome food.
Posted 10/21/2016 8:47pm by Bill & Roberta Browning.

Browning Homestead Farm 

 

First and most importantly, thank you for all your prayers and good wishes, for sharing your experiences with similar health crises and for your kind offers of help. Bill is home on IV antibiotics, and thankfully improving.

 

Although I cannot get to the SK Farmers Market tomorrow, I  am planning to be back next Saturday, October 29th.  The focus here on the farm continues to be taking care of Bill, all of the livestock and harvesting our winter feed. 

 

If you would like to pre-order for October 29th, please email me.  We will not be able to fill the freezers like Bill does so I'd like to  bring what you would like.   You may also call the farm at 783-9239 and leave a message for what you'd like and if you'd like to come to the farm to pick up an order.  

 

As life goes on, we've  had two new litters of piglets, and have brought Athena inside to a comfortable stall for farrowing (farrowing means having her piglets).  Click on the blue for a peak at Snout's first litter .

Thank you,

Roberta

 





Bill & Roberta Browning
Browning Homestead Farm
161 Matunuck School House Road
Matunuck, RI
 


Eleven generations dedicated to family farm stewardship and producing wholesome food.
Posted 9/9/2016 9:40pm by Bill & Roberta Browning.

Browning Homestead Farm

When it gets to September I start thinking about preparing meals in advance.  Fall and winter meals lend themselves to advance preparation and slow cookers, and I love my slow cookers. 

Since we've had our Browning Homestead Veal, so many customers have told me they use beef, pork and veal in  their meatballs that I had to try it.  These meatballs (click on link) are made with Browning Homestead Ground Beef, Ground Pork and Ground Veal (a first using veal for me, but now I understand what you've all told me - thank you!).   

I make my meatballs, freeze them on a cookie sheet, zip or vacuum bag them in packages of 6 or 8 (there's only two of us but leftovers are a must!!), and then toss them frozen in the crock pot with my sauce in the morning. No browning, spattering, no square meatballs.  IMHO, the way to cook the best tasting meatballs is to fully cook them in the sauce this way. I made the ones in the photo with one pound each of our BH beef, pork and veal.  45 orbs of Matunuck deliciousness :) 

If you're in the mood to make meatballs,  buy one pound each of our Ground Beef, Ground Pork and Ground Veal and get all three at a discount. Regularly $26, the "Meatball Special" is $23. 

We also have Veal Loin Steaks and boneless tied Veal Shoulder Roasts that I haven't publicized - indescribably delicious.

 

From the farm,

Roberta

Bill & Roberta Browning

Browning Homestead Farm

161 Matunuck School House Road
Matunuck, RI
 


Eleven generations dedicated to family farm stewardship and producing wholesome food.
Posted 8/26/2016 5:26pm by Bill & Roberta Browning.

UPDATE to yesterday's email

Supply Drive for Louisiana Floods

at

Browning Homestead Farm

Sunday, August 28th

Noon to 5 p.m.

 

UPDATE!!    WE HAVE COLLECTED ENOUGH SUPPLIES THANKS TO YOUR INCREDIBLE GENEROSITY!!  Thank you everyone!!  I spoke with the Pastor in charge of coordinating volunteers in the Louisiana effort this afternoon and he advised that they are moving into the RESTORATION PHASE of the flooding disaster.   He also advised that only about 20% of the homes that were flooded had flood insurance, and this rainfall created a thousand year flood.  Now the primary need is for GIFT CARDS to Walmart, Home Depot and Loews for families whose homes are in the areas where the water has receded to obtain what they need to get back into their homes.  

If you've already bought supplies, please bring them down, they are going to Louisiana with the rest!  If you haven't, a check or gift card would be welcomed.  Please make checks payable to Louisiana District Church of the Nazarene.  We will have labelled envelopes for you to send your donation directly or we will be happy to send them with the supplies we've collected.

Don't forget, you will be able to meet our new goat kids, Marianne and Ginger (click on the link for a sneak peek) and we'll be giving hayrides for you and your own "kids".   

Items still needed are:
GIFT CARDS TO WALMART, LOEWS, HOME DEPOT

And remember: we will be giving Browning Homestead Coupons for a package of our Browning Homestead Beef Patties to the first ten people to arrive with donations.  We will not be selling any meat on Sunday and there will be no access to the Farm Store, but you can bring it to the Tuesday or Saturday markets.

We hope to see you Sunday!

 

*Please do not bring dogs or other animals to the farm, even on leashes, it is too dangerous to our animals and your pet. 

 

 

Bill & Roberta Browning
Browning Homestead Farm
161 Matunuck School House Road
Matunuck, RI
 


Eleven generations dedicated to family farm stewardship and producing wholesome food.
Posted 8/25/2016 6:28pm by Bill & Roberta Browning.

Supply Drive for Louisiana Floods

at

Browning Homestead Farm

Sunday, August 28th

Noon to 5 p.m.

 

We are holding a Supply Drive for Louisiana Floods at our farm on Sunday, August 28th, from Noon to 5 pm and you are invited.  We will be introducing our new goat kids, Marianne and Ginger (click on the link for a sneak peek) to the public at that time, and we'll be offering hayrides for you and your own "kids".  Please come with a donation from the list of most needed items below, and  enjoy a visit with Marianne and Ginger and a hayride*. 

 

As we have been praying for rain, people in Louisiana are suffering from a natural disaster caused by excessive rain that has displaced tens of thousands of people from their homes.   While we were happy to learn our own farmer friends in Louisiana were safe, many people in areas that have never had a flood have lost their homes and everything in them.   After speaking with many people here in Rhode Island who felt the desire to help, we connected through our Louisiana farmer friends with the Louisiana District Church of the Nazarene ("LDCN"), which already had their Disaster Team on the ground. The LDCN is coordinating donations and ensuring those in need receive what we send.  

   

Louisiana Farm Bureau has set up a Hay Clearinghouse for the farmers who have lost their pastures and feed.  Bill has donated hay during natural disasters to other parts of the country in the past and we have signed up with the Hay Clearinghouse to donate round bales if they need them and transportation can be arranged. Bill tells me that in the past trailer trucks came down from Maine, picked up the hay, and took it south to where it was needed.  

Items needed are:
• BUG SPRAY
• DIAPERS
• SOCKS AND UNDERWEAR (NEW)
• HEAVY DUTY TRASH BAGS
• LAUNDRY DETERGENT
• MOPS AND BUCKETS
• BABY FORMULA
• MOLD KILLER
• SPRAY BOTTLES/TANKS
• PLASTIC STORAGE BINS WITH LIDS
 
We will also have information, forms and mailing labels for where you can send donation checks payable to Louisiana District Church of the Nazarene.  
 

And if you've read all the way to the bottom of this email: we will be giving Browning Homestead Coupons for a package of our Browning Homestead Beef Patties to the first ten people to arrive with donations.  We will not be selling any meat on Sunday and there will be no access to the Farm Store, but you can bring it to the Tuesday or Saturday markets.

We hope to see you Sunday!

 

*Please do not bring dogs or other animals to the farm, even on leashes, it is too dangerous to our animals and your pet. 

 

 

Bill & Roberta Browning
Browning Homestead Farm
161 Matunuck School House Road
Matunuck, RI
 


Eleven generations dedicated to family farm stewardship and producing wholesome food.
Posted 7/15/2016 3:07pm by Bill & Roberta Browning.

From Browning Homestead Farm: 

What better way to celebrate International Hot Dog Day than with BH All Beef Frankfurters or BH Kielbasa Dogs?    No nitrates, no nitrites, no fillers, just pure Browning Homestead born and raised beef goes into our All Beef Frankfurters and BH born and raised pork goes into our Kielbasa Dogs. 

While I like my BH All Beef Franks and Kielbasa Dogs plain in a King Hawaiian Sweet hot dog roll, thank you to  David for this link to Wacky Hot Dog recipes (click on the blue lettering).

 

If a "dog" isn't your thing, we'll have our grass fed Beef, Pork, Lamb and Veal in the freezers at the South Kingstown Farmers Market tomorrow, 8:30 a.m. until Noon.  Don't forget that the market ends at Noon on Saturdays in the summer! 

 

Beef

Tenderloin (Filet Mignon)

Porterhouse Steaks

T-Bone Steaks

Rib-Eye Steaks

Ground Beef and Beef Patties

Beef Short Ribs

Skirt Steak (very limited)

All Beef Frankfurters

Pork

Country Style Ribs

Spare ribs

Ground Pork

Kielbasa Dogs

Sweet Italian Sausage (not cased)

Hot Italian Sausage (not cased)

Veal

Rib Chops

Loin Chops

Shoulder chops

Ground Veal

Stewing Veal

Lamb (extremely limited)

Rib/Loin Chops

Shoulder Chops

Kebabs

Lamb Spare Ribs

Have a great weekend and stay cool!



Bill & Roberta Browning
Browning Homestead Farm
161 Matunuck School House Road
Matunuck, RI
 


Eleven generations dedicated to family farm stewardship and producing wholesome food.
Posted 7/1/2016 2:28pm by Bill & Roberta Browning.

Browning Homestead Farm 

 

Just in time for the long weekend, Bill got the call and our Browning Homestead BaconKelly Dogs (Kielbasa Dogs) and All Beef Frankfurters  are done!  As always, all are nitrite and nitrate free. 

 

We'll have some of each at the South Kingstown Farmers Market tomorrow at East Farm (8:30 am. - Noon) and at the Marina Park Farmers Market on Tuesday (2:00 - 6:00 pm).

 

If you have a pre-order for Bacon, Kelly Dogs or All Beef Franks please confirm and let us know when you want to pick it up.  If you haven't put in a pre-order, we encourage you to email us and let us know if you want some so we can hold it for you, especially Bacon. It doesn't seem to matter how much of our Bacon we end up with, it always goes fast.

 

Have a happy and safe July 4th!

 





Bill & Roberta Browning
Browning Homestead Farm
161 Matunuck School House Road
Matunuck, RI
 


Eleven generations dedicated to family farm stewardship and producing wholesome food.
Posted 6/24/2016 9:24pm by Bill & Roberta Browning.

Browning Homestead Farm 

 

It's hard to believe 4th of July is next weekend. Whether it's Burgers (beef, lamb, or veal),  Steak, Pork or Lamb Chops , our All Beef Frankfurters, Beef or Veal Short Ribs and more, we have something delicious for your table. Try our new Country Style Pork Ribs,  perfect for Slow Cooker Country Style Pork Ribs (click on link for recipe and pics), an easy slow cooker recipe that will be ready when you get home for dinner. 

 

You can find us under the yellow tent at the South Kingstown Farmers Market at East Farm on Saturdays, 8:30 am to Noon, and Marina Park, 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm. 

 

Have a happy and safe 4th of July!


Bill & Roberta Browning
Browning Homestead Farm
161 Matunuck School House Road
Matunuck, RI
 


Eleven generations dedicated to family farm stewardship and producing wholesome food.
Posted 6/17/2016 7:41pm by Bill & Roberta Browning.

 

BROWNING HOMESTEAD FARM

 

  Pork, Lamb, Beef and Rose Veal Inventory status:

  

We have our American Guinea Hog Pork back!   Bill picked up our Pork, Lamb and Beef this week. Except for our Bacon and Kielbasa Dogs,  which are in Meriden, CT being made/cured (and Pork Chops which are limited because of pre-orders), we have a good inventory in stock.  Bacon and Kielbasa Dogs will take a couple of weeks.  We do have more AGH growing, so we hope not to have such a long wait between our pork availability again.


 

For the first time ever we have Ground Beef, Ground Pork,  and Ground Veal in stock at the same time!  We were not able to get them in a mix, but they are available by the pound.  We also have Ground Lamb

 

 

If you have pre-ordered, please confirm your order by reply email and let me know when you would like to pick up (Saturday market, Tuesday market or at the Farm).  

 

 

PORK INVENTORY

Ground Pork (1# pkgs)

Pork Loin Chops (2 per pkg)

Regular Style Ribs (Spare rib style)

Babyback Ribs

Country Style Ribs (2 per pkg, bone in)

Hot Italian Sausage (loose, not in casing)

Sweet Italian Sausage (loose, not in casing)

Leaf Lard

Fatback

Organs

 

LAMB INVENTORY

Denver Ribs

Ground Lamb (1# pkgs)

Rib Lamb Chops (2 per pkg)

Loin Chops (2 per pkg)

Lamb Riblets

Lamb for Kebabs

Lamb for Stewing

Lamb Shanks (2 per pkg)

Organs

 

BEEF INVENTORY

Beef Patties (4 per pkg = 1#)

Ground Beef (1# pkgs)

Shortribs

Oxtail

Beef Shanks/Beef for Soup

All-Beef Frankfurters

Stew Beef

Beef Kebabs

Bone-in Rib Eye Steak

Tenderloin Steak

Boneless NY Sirloin

T-Bone Steak

Porterhouse Steak

Inside Skirt/Outside Skirt/Flap Meat/Hanging Tender/Flank

London Broil from Shoulder (Shoulder Steak)

 

ROSE VEAL

Ground Veal (1# pkgs)

Veal Short Ribs

Shoulder Chops

Rib Chops

Loin Chops

Shoulder Roast (boneless, tied)

 

 

Thank you for your patience! 

 

And thank you for supporting our farm!


Bill & Roberta Browning
Browning Homestead Farm
161 Matunuck School House Road
Matunuck, RI
 


Eleven generations dedicated to family farm stewardship and producing wholesome food.

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