News Clip from Channel 9
In a recent news interview on Channel 9 news, Tristan Crigger discusses his launch of multiple farm stands in Cincinnati, with produce from local farmers, including Crigger Farm! Check out this clip - watch for the Crigger Farm honey and our famous Peanut Butter and Honey Fluff!
News Clip from Channel 9
Kentucky Living, April 2016 Edition
Kentucky Living is a magazine published by the electric cooperatives of Kentucky, received by 500,000 homes, read by more than 1.2 million people each month and the largest circulation publication in the commonwealth of Kentucky.
On page 69, you'll find an article near and dear to Crigger Farm:
It's a full page spread all about Crigger Farm, how we got started and our focus on organic farming. It even includes our amazing grilled honey and sriracha chicken topped with our famous grilled honey marinated pineapple. Lip-smacking good! You will want to check it out and try it, or click on the Shop button at the top and try it with Crigger Farm honey!
Mouthwatering fresh pineapple, marinated with honey and coconut oil, then grilled. Yum, yum.
Our Grilled Pineapple is always such a big hit at the Incredible Food Show that people line up to get a sample. We are posting the recipe so that you can enjoy it year-round!
1 fresh ripened pineapple, sliced into ¼ inch slices
¼ C. Dark or Summer Crigger Farm honey, plus more for drizzle
¼ C. Extra virgin coconut oil
Whisk together the honey and coconut oil. Add the sliced pineapple to combined honey and coconut oil in a zip lock bag. Marinade in refrigerator for 3 days. Grill on hot grill until you have nice grill marks on each side. Drizzle with honey, and serve.
1 gallon filtered water
6 Chamomile tea bags
1 Chai tea bag or Spearmint tea bag
1 t. Lime juice
2 c. Crigger Farm Spring Honey
Place the 6 bags of Chamomile tea into the water in large pot. Heat to boiling. Turn off heat. Add the Chai tea (or spearmint, if you prefer) bag. Let steep for 1 - 2 minutes. Remove. Continue to steep the Chamomile tea bags for another 5 minutes. Remove tea bags. Add lime juice and honey.
Stir. Refrigerate until cold. Serve over ice. Say "Ahhhhh!"
Now you have it. Your "normal" local Farmer's Market at Findlay, outdoors under the pavilion, where you can meet and talk to your local farmers ... AND NOW an indoor Farmer's Market that you can visit all week long to purchase that same produce.
At the corner of Elm and Essen Strasse, next to the Chocolate shoppe, Maverick Chocolate, you will find us, and other food products that celebrate what is unique and best about a community – local crops, ethnic traditions and creative populace – while keeping a greater percentage of food dollars circulating in the local economy. The goal is to encourage healthy eating, expand the market for local growers and producers, and promote community involvement and sustainable living.
DIRT's hours of operation will vary slightly from
the main market house:
Look for the Crigger Farm display ...
Today I was all psyched-up to meet Tim Farmer and do my very first cooking with honey demonstration at the Kentucky FarmFest in Crestwook, KY. But, as nature would have it, a popup storm with tornadic winds and heavy flooding thwarted everyone's plans. So, because all that I planned and wanted to say must come out, I'm going to blog it!
My first memories of honey were at my Grandmother's house. She had a jar of 'spun honey' sitting on her kitchen table. I remember it very distinctly - YUCK! Luckily that wasn't my last. As a farmer's market vendor, talking to people about our honey, I sometimes hear the comment, "Oh I don't need to taste it - I know what honey tastes like..." Yea, I thought I did too.
REAL honey has so many tastes. So many, that it's sometimes very difficult to tell what kind of honey you're tasting. It all has to do with the flowers. I've read that there could be "thousands" of different kinds of honey, some call it "honey varietals". If you think about it, there are lots of different kinds of flowers that have nectar. And the bees don't collect nectar from just one kind of flower, or the same amount from any one source. So, with the large number of different flowering plants and all the combinations that could occur, it's understandable why there would be so many different kinds.
One time, Keith brought in some frames from one of our hives. That honey taste was amazing. It immediately registered as a taste that I had tasted before, but completely eluded me. For three days, I grabbed up bottles and cartons in my kitchen, opening and smelling each one, frantically trying to identify that wonderful taste. Then, somehow, it came to me - Maple Syrup! How could that be? Honey comes from bees, maple syrup comes from trees. Thank goodness for the internet. :-) Yes, indeed. Maple trees blossom and bees can collect the nectar from maple trees. An amazing thing. You can guess what I did. I quickly whipped up a batch of whole wheat pancakes and drizzled that sweet intoxicating syrup, without butter even, and enjoyed a little slice of heaven. A long way away from Grandma's "Spun Honey".
In case you don't get Channel 11, Louisville WHAS, you can catch our Crigger Farm TV promo online. Watch us on streaming video at 9:00 am EST, or visit the website later to see our special feature on "Great Day LIVE!"
Here's the link: http://www.whas11.com/features/great-day-live/
Be sure to pass the word along!
Live on TV, this Friday morning 9:00 am on WHAS, channel 11 out of Louisville, KY, Crigger Farm will be promoting the Kentucky Farm Fest by sharing a small portion of the cooking demonstration that they will be conducting this weekend at the Farm Fest.
Come check us out and participate in the Crigger Farm Honey Tasting and Cooking demonstration! Be sure to click here to see the full lineup: http://www.kyfarmfest.com/cooking.html
It's coming! To a Findlay Market near you!
DIRT will be a full-time retail store at market selling only locally produced fruits, vegetables, meat, cheese, dairy products and cottage goods. It will establish, for the first time at Findlay Market, a year-round market place for the purpose of connecting consumers and producers of locally grown foods and other agricultural products.
Crigger Farm is already set up inside.
Stay tuned for the BIG opening...
Crigger Farm mentioned in local Radio Broadcast promo!
If you missed the ratio broadcast promoting Farm Fest on "The Local Life" on WCHQ, Radio 100.9FM, you can listen at this link: http://www.kyfarmfest.com/kentucky-farm-fest-news.html. Kim Buckler is interviewed and describes all the activities that are planned for the first ever KY Farm Fest to be held in Oldham County, everything from Cooking demonstrations, over 100 hands-on workshops, all the Farmers booths, and some of the biggest BlueGrass bands in the land.
About 8:00 minutes into the interview, Kim talks about a couple of the big Foodie names that are coming, Brown-Forman’s Executive Chef Mark Williams, "The Spirited Chef", and Tim Farmer, whom you probably have seen on local Kentucky stations in "Tim Farmer's County Kitchen". Then she talks about "a lady who's doing honey, how to use different honeys. She also has a Foodie Market booth." -- that's us, Crigger Farm!
Stay tuned... I hear that Crigger Farm will be doing a LIVE portion of their cooking demo as a promo for FarmFest on a local Louisville TV station!
Welcome to the Crigger Farm blog! We will be posting entries, articles, and videos about everything from beekeeping to cooking with honey. If there is something specific you want to see in a blog post, please let us know!