Introducing: Woodland Wee Folk Playdate Series

When you imagine your children as adults, what do you imagine? One of my strongest desires for my children, who are now 6 and 8, is that they develop a deep appreciation for nature, simplicity, warmth, and connection … connection not only with others, but also with nature. One of the best ways to demonstrate to our children what we value is to align those values with our actions. Do you value these things and hope your children will someday, too? Then check out Foxhollow’s newest offering for families with young children: a parent/tot class designed to bring you and your children closer to nature, and to learn from, inspire, and connect with others.

The teacher for our classes, Marybeth Legler, is a Waldorf-trained early childhood teacher and nutritionist who has been working with children and parents for 20 wonderful years. Marybeth believes imaginative play, time in nature, and nurturing foods, storytelling and simplicity are essential pieces of a healthy childhood. She loves to create space for children to simply play and be children, and enjoys sharing observations and ideas to support healthy growth and development with parents.

How do you envision your Saturdays this winter? Come spend your Saturday morning with your family at Foxhollow! Our Woodland Wee Folk Playdate Series will take place every other Saturday (with an extra week off for Spring Break) 9am-11am beginning January 27.

 * January 27 * February 10 * February 24 * March 10 * March 24 * April 14 *

9am – 11am

For children from birth to age 7

Cost: $185 per family for 6 classes

*Space is limited*

Visit foxhollow.com/events/woodland for more information & to register

See you on the Farm!

Warmly, Katherine


Introducing: Foxhollow Delivery Crafted Box

The newest Foxhollow Delivery Crafted Box is just $120 to subscribe or $135 for a one-time purchase, which makes it a great holiday gift! The Crafted Box is packed with our 100% Grassfed Beef winter favorites like ground beef, short ribs, stew meat, and roasts. Delivery is FREE to Louisville and Cincinnati.
 
  • Subscribe for only $120.00/month or $135.00/one-time order
  • Up to 152 oz. frozen 100% Grassfed, Kentucky Proud Beef in box
  • 8+ meals per month; recipes included
  • Pause or change your delivery date at anytime
  • Seamlessly transitions products from winter to summer
  • FREE DELIVERY

WHAT TO EXPECT (WINTER):

  • 3 lbs Ground Beef in 16 oz. packs
  • 1 Roast (Rump, Sirloin Tip, or Chuck Roast)
  • 2-4 Braising Cuts (Short Ribs, Stew Meat,
    or Brisket)

WHAT TO EXPECT (SUMMER):

  • 3 lbs Ground Beef in 16 oz. packs
  • Burger Patties (6 burgers total)
  • Kabob Meat
  • 1-2 packs Hotdogs or Lamb Sausage


Brussels Sprout, Bacon, & Bleu Cheese Grassfed Burgers

100% Grassfed Beef burgers aren’t just a summer item! Bleu cheese and brussel sprouts warm up this burger while giving it a distinctly nutty flavor appropriate for winter. We suggest cooking your burgers in a well-seasoned cast iron skillet if you can’t grill them. Special thanks to our friend Lindsey McClave for creating and sharing this recipe for Foxhollow Delivery, our monthly subscription service from our farm to your door.

Serves 3

Ingredients: 

  • 1 lb Foxhollow grassfed ground beef, divided into three equal burger patties
  • ½ lb Brussels sprouts, stems removed, quartered, loose leaves reserved
  • ¼ lb bacon, chopped
  • 2 oz bleu cheese
  • ¾ cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 heaping tbs light brown sugar
  • 3 burger buns
  • 2 tsp grapeseed oil
  • kosher salt
  • black pepper

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 425°. Place cast iron skillet over medium high heat & add grapeseed oil. Once hot, add bacon & cook until fat is rendered & bacon is crispy, 4-6 minutes. Use a slotted spoon to remove bacon to a plate lined with a paper towel & set aside. Leave fat from bacon in the skillet.
  • Place Brussels sprouts on a baking sheet. Add ½ tsp kosher salt, ¼ tsp black pepper, & 1.5 tbs of reserved bacon fat. Toss to coat all Brussels well before placing in the oven. Cook for 10 minutes, toss with a spatula, and cook for an additional 5-10 minutes, until Brussels are browned & crisped. Transfer to a bowl & add the bacon pieces. Toss to combine & set aside.
  • Pour the balsamic into a small sauté pan & add brown sugar. Whisk to combine & bring to a low boil, cooking until balsamic has reduced by half & has become thick enough to coat the back of a spoon, approximately 10 minutes. Remove from the heat to a bowl & set aside to cool. *Be careful not to place your face directly above the pot while the vinegar is cooking as it is very strong.*
  • Spoon off bacon fat left in cast iron skillet, leaving just enough to coat the bottom of the pan. Warm over medium high heat. Season both sides of each burger with salt & pepper & add to the hot skillet. Cook for 3-4 minutes per side.
  • Place burgers on bottom half of buns, top with bleu cheese, Brussels sprout & bacon mixture, & drizzle with balsamic reduction. Add top half of bun & serve.


Foxhollow Gift Guide

Let’s face it — every year around the holidays, you start looking for the perfect gift for someone who is just IMPOSSIBLE to shop for. Despite racking your brain for months trying to come up with present ideas, you somehow end up at a department store on December 23 searching for something (anything!) they will like. We’ve all been there.

This year, it can be different. We’ve compiled a Foxhollow Farm Gift Guide for those hard-to-buy-for folks who you love dearly but never know what to give them around the holidays. Not only will you find the most awesome and personalized gift for your friend or family member, you’ll also be supporting a local farm! We definitely think that’s a gift that gives back.

 

1. The MOTHER-IN-LAW… Foxhollow Delivery Crafted Box

This is our newest box for our toughest customer — your in-laws. Each box comes with Foxhollow 100% Grassfed roasts, ground beef, stew meat, and braising items perfect for the winter (in the summer we offer kabob meat, hot dogs, and more). You can select a one-time box just for the holidays, or do a 30-day or 60-day recurring subscription. We also include some fantastic recipes to give delicious inspiration.

Best of all, WE deliver it right to your in-laws’ doorstep so you don’t have to worry about it! We deliver to several counties around Louisville and all the way up to Cincinnati. Check out more at foxhollowdelivery.com.

 

2. The FOODIE UNCLE… Beef Short Ribs

Your uncle sounds like he’s up for a good adventure when it comes to food! Short ribs are a little-known delicious braising item. The meat becomes tender and extra flavorful because ours are bone-in, which packs a beefy punch. Cook low and slow with some red wine or a balsamic brown sugar glaze, and add garlic mashed potatoes as your side.

In addition to the fall-off-the-bone-and-into-your-mouth tenderness, our 100% Grassfed short ribs are only $6/pound. That means you can make your foodie relative feel like a million bucks while still sticking to your budget. Pick up in the Fox Shop (M-F 8am-4pm).

 

3. The SPOUSE/SIGNIFICANT OTHER/PARTNER… 1/4 Beef Share

Well, a gift for your significant other is also a gift for yourself! Whether you like to host parties, feed the family, or are planning to bring out-of-town friends in for the holidays, our beef bundles make sure you’ll get a great price on favorites like ribeye, strip, and filet.

Beef bundles include 1/8, 1/4, 1/2 or whole shares of beef with no added hormones or antibiotics. Grassfed beef has higher levels of Omega 3’s, lower calories, and a richly complex taste. Check out our beef share bundles here (we offer everything from 1/8 of a cow to a whole animal)!

 

4. The COOL VEGAN FRIEND… Pickles, Crushed Red Pepper Flakes, & Habanero Jam

In addition to raising 100% Grassfed Beef, we grow veggies and herbs for a small CSA (Community Supported Agriculture). Our pickles are canned here at the farm and are delicious on a veggie burger with sweet potato fries. We grow, harvest, dry, and grind Crushed Red Pepper flakes which are great for asian stir fry. We’ve also got a great selection of jams like our Habanero Jam and Tomato Basil Jam, which dress up a charcuterie tray or sandwich.

All of our herbs and spices are under $10, so check ’em out in our online store or in the Fox Shop (M-F 8am-4pm).

 

5. The FURRY CANINE COMPANION… Smoked Beef Bones

Trust us, dogs go CRAZY for these beef bones. The bones come right from our cows and we smoked them locally. They won’t get your house dirty, but they’ll last even the most vigorous chewers a long time. Plus, you know that your dog won’t be absorbing any gross hormones or antibiotics from the bones which is definitely a win.

Bones are around 2-4 pounds each and are just $4/pound. Your furry friend will thank you and then be zoned out for the rest of the holidays working on his new bone. Easiest puppy stocking stuffer ever. You can buy smoked bones in the Fox Shop (M-F 8am-4pm).

 

6. The GIFT-GIVER (AKA YOU)… Steaks for Days Bundle

Yeah, we believe you should treat yourself after all that hard holiday shopping. Grill these tender filets or ribeyes, sip on some red wine, and relax knowing that you totally ROCKED your gift list this year. Santa’s got nothing on you.

You can enjoy with your family and friends, or keep it all for yourself (we’re not judging). We know you deserve it, ’cause it’s definitely not easy handling that shopping list. Check out the Steaks for Days bundle in our online shop here!


Our 10th Annual Fall Festival Raised $15,000 for Dare to Care Food Bank- Thank you!

As the year draws to a close, harvest time ends and we venture indoors to surround ourselves with warmth and friends, we would like to pause and reflect on what a gift this year’s Fall Festival was to our farm and our community. 

This year, the second Saturday in October began with a beautiful sunrise and cool temperatures. As food trucks arrived and final touches were put in place, our community of employees, residents, and volunteers came together to welcome over 7,000 guests to Foxhollow. Throughout the day, everyone enjoyed hay rides, music, the corn maze, carnival games, the obstacle course and our nature trail. Some families enjoyed a reprieve from the sun in our Parent Comfort Tent. By the end of the day, our feet were tired and our hearts were full as we wrapped up a wonderful day.

 

Through your generosity, and that of our sponsors, Foxhollow Farm was able to raise $15,000 for Dare to Care. This donation will directly help end the cycle of hunger in our community. Thank you sponsors and volunteers for making this year's festival such a success!

 

We look forward to 2018 as one of growth, support, and community involvement. If you are interested in sponsoring our next Fall Festival, please email info@foxhollow.com. We can’t wait to see you in May at our first Sunset Series Concert!


From Our Family To Yours

At Foxhollow Farm, we believe in the power of community. We believe that everyone deserves to know where their food comes from. We believe in bridging the gap between farmer and foodie. We believe in connecting you to our farm. Our Beef Share bundles allow you to enjoy our 100% Grassfed Beef right from the farm — from our family to yours.

Our Beef Shares include four bundle options, all at premium quality and exceptional value. You can purchase 1/8, 1/4, 1/2 or whole share of beef to feed your friends and family throughout the year. When you purchase a Foxhollow Farm Beef Share, you’ll get Kentucky Proud, 100% Grassfed Beef in an easy and affordable way. Purchasing in bulk allows for easier meal planning and provides locally raised meat directly to your family.

When you purchase a whole animal, more dollars are going to the farm rather than the middle man. You’ll get a significantly lower price per pound on favorites like filet, ribeye, and strip. Our price is all inclusive, which means no wondering about the processing fee.

Today, more and more people are beginning to realize the importance of connecting with the farmers growing food for their families. In fall, the pastures were at their peak and the high protein of the grass made for a deliciously finished animal. Having a deep freezer of meat to pull from is a traditional practice, especially in rural areas. This cycle is connected to the rhythms of Kentucky farmland.

“With this service, we want to provide our community with a simple way to purchase high quality 100% Grassfed Beef.  From Our Family To Yours will hopefully make meal planning easier and more convenient while also supporting local farmers,” said Maggie Keith, 4th generation land steward of Foxhollow Farm.

Ready to order? Check out at our online store today to reserve your beef share!


Farming for Cleaner Air

Healthy Soil Healthy Air Healthy Earth

At Foxhollow Farm, we are dedicated to the holistic practice of biodynamic farming. Biodynamic farming is centered around the belief that all aspects of the farm’s ecology are innately connected – healthy animals benefit the soil, healthy soil benefits the plants, and healthy plants benefit the air.

Recently, Foxhollow Farm partnered with Kentuckiana Air Education (KAIRE) to learn some tips to improve air quality in our everyday lives. One of the easiest ways to lower your carbon footprint is by following the 10 second rule!

  • When idling in the parking lot or drive thru for more than 10 seconds, turn your car off to use less fuel and reduce pollution. Count to ten, car off then!
  • Drive less by combining and planning out your errand routes.
  • Take it easy. Driving smoothly at a constant speed can save gas and help the air.

With Biodynamic farming practices and doing our part by following KAIRE’s tips, like being idle-free, we can join together to strive for cleaner air.
To learn more about Idle Free & other clean air tips, visit www.helptheair.org/idle-free.


Fall Festival

Hello Friends,

Our 10th annual Fall Festival is just around the corner and we are as excited as ever!  This years festival will be benefitting Dare to Care Food Bank, the largest non profit food bank organization in Kentuckiana.  We feel passionate about sustainable food systems and doing our part to help end hunger.

Did you know that:

  •  1 in 6 individuals in our community is at risk of hunger.
  •  1 in 5 children lacks enough food to live an active, healthy life.
  •  Dare to Care provided more than 19 million meals to our community last year.
  •  Dare to Care distributed more than 7 million pounds of fresh produce last year.
  •  Dare to Care serves 134,000 children, adults and seniors each year.
  •  Dare to Care partners with nearly 300 food pantries, shelters and kitchens in Kentuckiana.
  •  Dare to Care serves 8 counties in Kentucky and 5 counties in Southern Indiana.
  •  $1 donation = food for 3 meals.
  •  28% of Dare to Care’s clients are children.
  •  There are more than 181,000 food-insecure individuals in Kentuckiana.
  •  5,180 Oldham County residents are at risk of hunger.
  •  79% of the people Dare to Care serves have to choose between buying groceries and paying for medicine or medical care.

We hope you will join us this Saturday, October 14th from 10-6 for fall fun complete with games, hayrides, a corn maze and so much more.  Your participation will support people in our community who need it the most.


Summer Pot Roast

With chilly fall weather rolling in, we’re always looking for great ways to use summer vegetables and our 100% Grassfed Beef for a hearty meal. This post roast is full-bodied with lots of warm fall flavors and local ingredients. Special thanks to our friend Lindsey McClave for creating and sharing this recipe with us!
Foxhollow Farm Summer Pot Roast
Serves 4-6
Ingredients:
  • 2.5lb Foxhollow Farm rump roast
  • 1 tbs dried oregano
  • 1 tbs dried basil
  • zest from one lemon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 2 tbs grapeseed oil
  • 3 cups dry white wine
  • 3 sups unsalted chicken stock
  • 3 large carrots chopped in half
  • 1 large onion, quartered
  • 1 head garlic, sliced in half lengthwise
  • 1 bunch parsley (1/4 bunch minced, remaining tied together with twine)
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 6 small to medium carrots, shopped in 1-2 inch pieces
  • 1 large squash, chopped in 1-2 inch pieces
  • 1 small bunch leeks, sliced lengthwise
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes
  • 2 tbs butter
  • 1 cup quinoa, rinsed
  • 1 tbs olive oil

 

Instructions:
  • Preheat oven to 300. Bring rump roast to room temperature and pat dry. Mix oregano, basil, lemon zest, red pepper flakes, salt, and pepper together. Add grapeseed oil to form a paste. Rub paste over all sides of the roast.
  • Heat a dutch oven over medium high and add 1 tbs grapeseed oil. Once hot, place roast in the pot and sear for 3 minutes on both sides. Pour wine and stock around roast and add large carrots, onion, garlic, parsley bunch, and bay leaf. Bring to a simmer, cover, and transfer to the oven. Cook for 3 hours for a 2.5lb roast (add additional 1/2-1 hour cooking time for each extra pound of meat).
  • Remove pot from the oven and set on stove. Transfer roast to a plate and strain broth into a large bowl. Discard veggies. Move 2 cups of broth to a separate bowl and set aside for quinoa.
  • Move roast back to dutch oven and add remaining broth along with peeled carrots, squash, and leeks. Return to oven and cook for additional 20-30 minutes until the vegetables are tender. Remove from oven and place roast on a cutting board.
  • Bring broth and veggies to a boil and then drop heat. Add tomatoes and simmer for 10 minutes until sauce has reduced. Turn off heat and stir butter into the sauce. Taste for seasoning and add additional salt and pepper if desired.
  • While the vegetables are cooking, warm a medium-sized pot over medium heat and add 1 tbs olive oil. Add quinoa and toast for 2 min before adding reserved 2 cups broth along with 1/4 tsp salt. Bring to boil, cover, and reduce heat to simmer. Cook for 15-20 minutes until broth has been absorbed. Remove from heat and keep covered until ready to serve.
  • Use forks to shred meat into large chunks and return to the pot. Serve warm over quinoa and garnish with minced parsley.

Last Sunset Concert of 2017 with Foxhollow Farm & Republic Bank

The last concert of the 2017 Sunset Concert series is drawing near, and with it the long days of summer will give way to crisp autumn air.  Over the last four Sunset Concerts, thousands of families have spread a blanket, kicked-back, and enjoyed the idyllic beauty of the farm while listening to a wide range of musical offerings, from the latin rhythms of Milenio to the boot kickin’ twang of Johnny Berry and the Outliers.  Whether you’re a series pass holder or a first-time concert attendee, we want to welcome you (and your family & friends) to the final concert of the season this Friday, September 8 from 6-9pm.

During the warm summer evenings, local mobile-chefs have served up mouthwatering BBQ, crispy tacos, fresh quinoa, and creamy gelato amongst many other treats served by the truckload.  Kids from all around have tested their cowboy impersonations on the rustic hayworm.  Along the way, the friendly faces of Republic Bank welcomed concert-goers with Easy Bucks, available for use at the Foxhollow Farm bars and Foxhollow Farm merchandise booth.  Easy Bucks have been a gracious surprise to the delight of many farm visitors who needed some refreshing beverages and cool farm swag.

Join Foxhollow Farm and Republic Bank this Friday, September 8th for one last Sunset Concert of the summer.  As always, Sunset Concerts are family friendly, and you’re welcome to bring your furry four-legged family member (as long as they’re on a leash). Keep an eye out for your friends at Republic Bank and their Easy Bucks as you set up your chairs and blankets on our lawn! You can purchase your tickets in advance here to guarantee your spot enjoying the country picking sounds of our headliner, Hog Operation, while soaking in one last pink-tinted sunset at Foxhollow Farm.