Blind Date with Foxhollow Delivery?

Have you been wanting to try Foxhollow Delivery but haven't wanted to commit? This month only, we are offering all one-time orders at the subscription price!

It’s July, which means there is no better time for a summer fling. In the middle of summer, there’s no routine. Schedules are out the window, Friday’s are meant to be spent by the pool, and commitment is the last thing we want to think about. As your resident matchmaker, here are the top three reasons to go on a blind date with Foxhollow Delivery:

  • Your date brings you beef and recipes right to your door! No awkward texting about where to meet up.
  • You can bring your date home to “meat” your mom. She’ll love that charming personality and interesting story (“did you know they grew up on a farm?”).
  • Your date loyally awaits outside your front door for you to be ready, never asking you to hurry up. Always on time, and never cancels on you.

The only con in sight? When your new beau leaves after a month, you’ll be dreaming of steaks and easy dinners. Summer lovin’, had me a blast, amirite?

Whether you want to enjoy the Crew Box (premium steaks, ground beef, roasts) or the Crafted Box (marinating steaks, burgers, hot dogs, and kabobs), this month is perfect to see how awesome delivery can be.

Best part? We are now shipping everywhere in the continental USA! No long distance relationship woes for you.

Cheers to the best summer fling EVER!


Get Cookin’ with Maggie and Lindsey!

Last month, several folks joined Lindsey and Maggie for a fun walk around our farm garden and created Beef & Veggie Dolmades from the goodies they harvested. We'd love to share our recipe!

BEEF & VEGGIE DOLMADES

Makes 32-40 Dolmades
Beef Filling:
1 lb grassfed ground beef
20 large swiss chard leaves
1 large clove garlic, minced
¼ cup diced carrots
¼ cup diced zucchini
1 tbs minced fresh parsley
¼ tsp red pepper flakes
1 tbs worcestershire sauce
½ lemon, juiced
kosher salt
pepper

Veggie Filling:
20 large swiss chard leaves
1.5 cups cooked quinoa
1 clove garlic, minced
½ cup diced carrots
½ cup diced zucchini
1 tbs minced fresh parsley
¼ tsp red pepper flakes
1 tbs olive oil
½ lemon, juiced
kosher salt
pepper

Instructions:
Beef Dolmades:
Using a knife, cut out the stems from each piece of swiss chard, dividing each stalk in half and into two separate, intact leaves. Chop the stems and set them aside to add to the filling.


Try Foxhollow’s NY Strip at Anoosh Bistro with Executive Chef Mark Ford

Foxhollow has recently partnered with Anoosh Bistro, a local eatery on Brownsboro Rd. that offers delicious local food with globally inspired takes. Restauranteur Anoosh Shariat and executive chef Mark Ford put together a fabulous menu featuring our 100% Grassfed Beef in the seasonal "Bao Mac" burger and our NY Strip Steak. We talked with Chef Mark about his vision for the restaurant, as well as new and exciting events on the horizon.

1. Introduce yourself! Who are you, and what would you like to share about your restaurant?My name is Mark Ford and I’m head chef at Anoosh Bistro in Louisville, Kentucky. Anoosh Bistro has a relaxed fine dinning atmosphere where a diner can experience the bounty of our local ingredients presented in a thoughtful and elegant manner. We are located at 4864 Brownsboro Center Road and our hours of operation are from 5-10 pm Monday through Saturday.

2. Why do you choose Foxhollow? Foxhollow Farm represents our dedication to sustainable farming. It is important to us to chose products that are healthful to our guests as well as to our environment. 

3. What has been your favorite experience with our product or farm? We have really enjoyed experimenting with the products over the last several months finding the best ways to highlight grass fed beef and really let it be the shining star of a dish. Right now on our menu we are crusting a NY strip with pink peppercorns and doing a play on classic steak au poivre meets KY red eye gravy with summer succotash, roasted fingerling potatoes and aquaponic pea shoots from our friends at Groganica Farm.

4. What is your favorite recipe for 100% Grassfed Beef? My favorite recipe so far falls in line with our dedication to responsible farming and eating. We have been participating in the James Beard Blended Burger Project where 75% beef is blended with 25% cultivated mushrooms to create a delicious and nutritious burger. We call our burger “The Bao Mac” wich is a nod to the Big Mac with an Asian twist. We serve two patties on a Chinese steamed buns with our kimchi secret sauce, spicy pickles and shredded lettuce.

5. What are you most excited for during the rest of the summer? Any exciting events you’d like to promote or highlight? Our participation in the James Beard Blended Burger Project goes through the end of July so don’t miss your opportunity to stop by Noosh Nosh to try our original creation. I will also be doing a dinner on July 14th at MESA “a collaborative kitchen” in New Albany with a menu inspired by my Italian grandmother. August 10th I will be teaching and demonstrating for a class at Cooking at Millie’s. Between June 25th and June 30th we will be donating a potion on all of our sales to Gilda’s Club that provides free support for those battling cancer as we roll out our new summer menu featuring our Foxhollow NY Strip steak.


July Sunset Concert Series Non-Profit: Kentucky Refugee Ministries

Part of the mission of Foxhollow Farm is to bring the community together. It is out of this spirit that we host multiple events throughout the year including the Fall Festival and Sunset Concert Series. At our next Sunset Concert on July 13th, we are proud to support some of the newest members of the Kentucky community by welcoming nonprofit partner Kentucky Refugee Ministries.

KRM in the Community

Kentucky Refugee Ministries  makes Kentucky home for refugees. They have been compassionately welcoming people who are displaced from their homes since 1990. KRM is a local n

on-profit organization dedicated to providing resettlement services to refugees through faith- and agency-based co-sponsorship in order to promote self-sufficiency and successful integration into our community. In recent years, individuals resettled through KRM are from Democratic Republic of the Congo, Cuba, Burma, Bhutan, Sudan, Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, and Somalia.

Services include initial resettlement support; case management; health and wellness coordination; classes for ESL, driver's education, and citizenship; employment services; family and youth programs; elder programming; and immigration legal services.

In the midst of continued administrative challenges to the refugee program, KRM advocates for and with individuals seeking safety and refuge. We believe newcomers enrich our communities and that everyone should be treated with dignity.

Stories

The halls of KRM are filled with diverse stories from people who are rebuilding their lives in Louisville. Ramez, his wife, and three children arrived in Kentucky in January 2017 after fleeing their home in Syria for Turkey. About one year after arriving in Louisville, Ramez became a Bilingual Associate Instructor in Jefferson County Public Schools! Previously, he taught in Syria and Turkey for over 11 years. He states that one of his favorite wisdoms is, “A comfort zone is a beautiful place, but nothing ever grows there.”

Despite the growing Syrian refugee crisis, KRM has not welcomed any Syrian refugees to Louisville in over a year.

To read more about Ramez and other new Louisvillians, visit KRM’s story section.

Support KRM

Volunteer or Co-Sponsor:

Tutor children, mentor youth and young adults, practice English with adults, visit families in their homes, help at events, and more. Orientations are the first Wednesday of each month.

Groups such as faith communities or businesses can welcome a new or recently-arrived family as a co-sponsor.

Become a KRM Partner:

You can help make KRM more community-supported by becoming a KRM Partner. Financial contributions ensure that KRM can provide the highest quality of services to our community.

Donate online at kyrm.org or send a check made payable to Kentucky Refugee Ministries to 969-B Cherokee Road, Louisville, Kentucky 40204.

Upcoming Kentucky Refugee Ministries Events:

Save the date for the 19th Annual Global Gourmet Fundraiser: Friday, September 21 at Mellwood Art Center. Join us for a global buffet catered by Wiltshire Pantry and featuring various international restaurants, local musicians, and a silent auction. Tickets will be available in late July at kyrm.org.


Sunset Concert Series Highlights 2018

Two concerts down three to go!

Thank YOU! For being a fan of live-music, 100% Grassfed beef, and farm parties. So far this year we have opened the farm doors to close to 2,000 kids, Moms, Dads, dogs and friends. Along the way the keen eyes of photographers Beverly Tompary and Christine Mueller have captured the Sunset Concert Series experience. Here are some of the top concert moments:

Music 

Nashville touring artists Roanoke started the series off on the right foot and set the bar high for the remaning artists this summer. The soulful sounds of June headliner the Zach Longoria Project rocked the stage!

 

We LOVE Dogs 

Two concerts into the series and we've had some real k-9 characters.

 

Food + Brews = Yum

Farm to Fork, Mayan Street Food, Wiltshire PantryDuck Duck Beet to start, Steel City Pops, Gelato Gilberto to cool things down.

Have you tried - Le Renard? Milewide Beer Co. brewed this tasty Saison exclusively for the Sunset Concert Series. 

 

Most importantly, the fans of Foxhollow!

We're just getting started!

Join us July 13th, August 10th and September 14th for more music, sunshine and good times. We hope to see you on the farm! And on't forget to grab your tickets at Louisville Tickets, before they sell out!


Sirloin Steak Tacos with Avocado Puree & Pico de Gallo

Sirloin steak is the easiest summer steak, and it's also on sale during June at just $10.50/lb! Stop by to grab some at the St. Matthews Farmers' Market (Saturday 8-12) or the Fox Shop (M-F 8-4). Special thanks to our foodie friend Lindsey McClave for creating and sharing this recipe for Foxhollow Delivery, our monthly subscription service from our farm to your door.

Serves 2-4

Main Ingredients:

  • 1.5 lbs Foxhollow 100% Grassfed Top Sirloin steak
  • kosher salt
  • black pepper
  • corn tortillas
  • limes for serving

Marinade Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 6 garlic cloves, smashed
  • 3 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 tbsp red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 bunches fresh cilantro
  • salt and pepper to taste

Pico de Gallo Ingredients:

  • 1 cup finely chopped tomatoes, seeds removed
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup finely minced jalapeños, seeds removed
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 tbsp finely minced cilantro
  • pinch kosher salt

 

Avocado Puree Ingredients: 

  • 2 avocados
  • 1 tsp lime juice
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:

  • Whisk all the marinade ingredients together until well combined. Pour all but 1/4 c marinade into large plastic bag. Add steak to the bag and ensure it is fully coated in marinade. Marinate in fridge for 3-24 hours. Cover the 1/4 c remaining marinade and refrigerate until it is time to grill the steak.
  • Make the pico de gallo by combining all ingredients in a bowl and tossing until well mixed. Taste and add additional lime or salt if preferred. Refrigerate until ready to use.
  • Prepare avocado puree just before it is time to cook the steak. Scoop avocado into blender and puree, making sure there aren't any chunks. Add remaining avocado puree ingredients and mix until smooth. Transfer to a bowl and cover at room temperature.
  • If cooking on stove, warm and oiled pan over medium heat. Alternatively, heat a grill to medium and oil the grate. Remove steak from marinade and transfer to plate. Season both sides of steak with more salt and pepper. Cook on grill for 4 minutes each side for medium rare. Baste steak with reserved marinade while grilling. Remove steak from grill and tent with foil, allowing it to rest of 10 minutes before slicing thinly.
  • Warm corn tortillas and spread a spoonful of avocado puree on one side. Top with sliced steak and garnish with pico de gallo. Serve with lime wedges.

6 Myths About Air Quality

A guide from KAIRE to help you make eco-friendly choices.

Managing the 1,300 acres of land at Foxhollow Farm is a labor of love. Our teams brave the elements every day to maintain our fields. We take pride in sustaining an environmentally friendly farm, but still, the use of gas-powered farm equipment is practically unavoidable. How can we operate tractors, haybailers, trucks and a 1958 Chevy Apache and be environmentally conscientious?

Thanks to Kentuckiana Air Education (KAIRE), the Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District’s community outreach program, we’ve discovered some ways to reduce our carbon footprint. Want to do the same? Here are some common myths about air quality to help.

 

RESTARTING YOUR CAR USES MORE FUEL THAN IDLING

Experts say that after idling for more than 10 seconds, you waste fuel.

 

IDLING IS GOOD FOR YOUR ENGINE

Too much idling can actually damage your vehicle.

 

IDLING IS THE BEST WAY TO WARM UP YOUR VEHICLE

Driving your vehicle is actually the best way to warm it up, rather than idling.

 

IDLING DOESN’T WASTE MUCH FUEL

Idling for an hour wastes about a half-gallon of fuel.

 

RESTARTING PUTS MORE STRESS ON YOUR VEHICLE

Restarting doesn’t put any more stress on your vehicle than any normal use. In fact, idling forces it to run inefficiently.

 

POOR MAINTENANCE DOES NOT AFFECT POLLUTION

Maintaining your vehicle can help drastically reduce pollution.

 

In addition to these debunked myths, to help keep the air clear of pollution, remember to keep your tires inflated, change your oil regularly and don’t idle over 10 seconds.

Knowing these tips can help you combat air pollution, just like we do here on Foxfollow Farm. We’re dedicated to keeping our farm sustainable, and everything we do, we do with the environment in mind. If you want to learn more about how you can help clean the air, visit the KAIRE website at helptheair.org.


Guest Blog: 5 Reasons to Try Fit4Mom at Foxhollow

Here at Fit4Mom Louisville, we pride ourselves on supporting strength in motherhood through every stage. Stroller Strides is just one of the many class styles we offer for women in the Louisville area. Strides is a total body conditioning workout designed specifically for moms with kids in tow.  We are so excited to team up with Foxhollow Farm for a special family Stroller Strides class on Saturday, June 16th. We’d love to see you there.  You can learn more about what you can expect at Stroller Strides and all of our other programs here:

https://louisville.fit4mom.com/our-programs

Here are a few reasons you won’t want to miss out on our class at Foxhollow Farm:

  1. For our regulars, this is a chance to get your sweat on at a new venue!  New stations. New views. New distractions for those little ones. Let’s check this place out!
  2. Your family can get a little taste of life on the farm!  The kids will love getting a glimpse of the animals.  You’ll love the rolling farmland and beautiful woodlands.  We’re all in for a good time and new sights!
  3. This is a perfect opportunity to get outdoors and stay active with your family this summer. You get to set an example for your kids every time you come to Stroller Strides or Stroller Barre; this is a time when your other family members can get in on the action! Its always fun when the dads make an appearance at class.  This family workout is right before Father’s Day so invite #allthedads to class and spend some quality time together.
  4. Speaking of Father’s Day, we will be hosting a play date after class to commemorate the special weekend. Join one of our amazing play date captains for an activity just for the littles.  Please note, Our Village play dates are free. You do not have to be a member to attend so please feel free to join us anytime for a play date post class in the future as well!
  5. For any new to #FoxhollowFarm and #F4MLou mamas, you’ll get to try two new things at once!  You can’t beat getting in a good workout, meeting some new mama friends, soaking in that Vitamin D, AND checking out a wonderful local source of grass fed beef.

Are you ready to register? Click this link to access our schedule:

https://louisville.fit4mom.com/learn-more/schedule

We hope to see you soon! 🙂


May Sunset Concert Non-Profit Spotlight: ArtsReach

We’ve added a new element to our Sunset Concert Series this year – each concert will feature a local non-profit organization. Our goal is to increase awareness about this fabulous group and to give concert-goers an opportunity to ask questions and participate in an organization-led activity.

What is ArtsReach? “The Kentucky Center ArtsReach nurtures and develops diverse artists and audiences, engages youth, creates community through the arts and through professional development empowers community centers to program the arts.”

Two of the unique offerings from this organization are the ArtsReach Studio and ArtsReach Far Reaching. The Studio, with several locations around the city, provides weekly lessons in Suzuki violin, percussion, visual art, and dance. The students receive an average of three hours of lessons per week. ArtsReach has a drop-in Jewelry Making Studio, too, located in the Russell New Directions Learning Center at 17th and Madison (the activity at the concert will be jewelry making!). ArtsReach Far Reaching offers ongoing weekly arts instruction and art supplies to teens with autism and youth living in residential treatment facilities.

Other aspects of this amazing organization ensure that children can see performances at the Kentucky Center for only $3, as well as professional development and networking opportunities for ArtsReach volunteers. To read more about May’s non-profit, you can click here. Be sure to stop by their booth on Friday during the concert and make some jewelry!


3 Ways to Bring Local “Flavor” to Your Derby Party

It's Derby Week! Which means if you aren't headed to the track, you may be busy preparing for parties with friends and family, away from the crowds of Churchill Downs. While you can't really get more "local" than Derbytime in Kentucky, what about the food you choose to serve? Here are three ways to help make your party more local!

  1. Choose local brews like Mile Wide (our Sunset Series Concert sponsor!), Goodwood, and Gravely.
  2. Check out your local farmer's market on Saturday morning before the party and gather fresh ingredients and flowers for your menu!  
  3. Cook with Foxhollow's 100% grassfed beef!