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! 

Featured Chef: Austin from Commonwealth Cure

Austin from Commonwealth Cure is the mastermind behind our beef hotdogs and lamb sausages. We’re excited to announce that this Friday 5-10pm, we’re teaming up with Milewide Beer to grill out hot dogs and short ribs while enjoying delicious beer. (P.S. Milewide is releasing a special beer for Foxhollow’s Concert Series at the event…) Click HERE to learn more about the event. We decided to chat with Austin about his amazing company and using Foxhollow beef.

Introduce yourself! What’s the name of your business, and what’s your mission?
Austin Cummins, owner and operator of Commonwealth Cure. We strive to work closely with local and ethical farmers to create a variety of naturally smoked and cured meats.

Why do you choose to work with Foxhollow Farm?
Choosing to work with Foxhollow was a no brainer due to the high quality product that comes off of the farm. Foxhollow Farm also has that next step element — a supportive community and environment for small farmers. This support leads the way in painting the bigger picture for the future generation that choose to farm in a sustainable way.

What is your favorite memory with Foxhollow?
Some of the best times I have had at Foxhollow were simply being on the farm and getting to know every one. There is a lot of positivity that the partner growers put off and it’s enjoyable. The Sunset Concert Series is also a really great time of course.

What your favorite recipe using Foxhollow 100% Grassfed Beef?
My favorite personal go to recipes for Foxhollow beef is either a cheeseburger to grill, or I’ll do a spicy beef chorizo for my breakfast burritos throughout the week.

Come THIS FRIDAY, April 27 from 5-10pm for our Milewide & Commonwealth Cure event to grab some beef with your beer! See you guys there.


2018’s Sunset Concert Series Food Vendors

Amazing sunsets, rocking music, tasty treats, craft libations and…lines.  We’ve ‘herd’ your ‘beef’.  At the 5th Annual Sunset Concert Series we are making some BIG improvements.  We’ve partnered with culinary experts to streamline food service and get you back to your family and friends, food in hand - lickety-split. 

 

Announcing the 2018 Sunset Concert Series Food Vendor Lineup!

 

Mayan Cafe Catering

 

Not to be upstaged - the 2018 Sunset Concert supporting culinary artists:

Steel City Pops


Instant Pot: Why is it EVERYWHERE these days?!

If you’ve been on Pinterest, Facebook, Instagram, or in Target in the past two years, you’ve probably noticed that the Instant Pot is showing up everywhere. So, what IS it? In a nutshell, the Instant Pot is a programable pressure cooker, which also sautes, cooks rice, soups, stews, roasts, steams vegetables, and can even make yogurt and cheesecake. My personal favorite? Hardboiled eggs with shells that literally slip off with almost no effort. Don’t take my word for it, though. Read this article from the Wall Street Journal: Can the Instant Pot Cook as Well as Julia Child? The author hesitantly lugged her Instant Pot to the beach a few summers ago – now she won’t go to the beach without it!

I’ve put my Instant Pot to the test many times, too! In addition to hardboiled eggs, I make lots of soups and stews, whole chickens, stocks and broths, and potatoes in a variety of forms. One such dinner a few weeks back, however, called for another favorite – zoodles (or regular noodles always work, too!) with meat sauce. You’ll find this simple recipe delicious, and it makes quite a bit, so you can freeze some for another meal!

  • 1 pound Foxhollow ground beef
  • 1 medium yellow onion, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup water (or broth of choice)
  • 1 (14.5 oz) can tomato sauce
  • 1 (14.5 oz) can diced tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 tablespoons coconut aminos (or tamari, soy sauce, etc.)
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire
  • 2 teaspoons seasoned salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

 

1.Turn on Instant Pot to “sauté” function. Add coconut aminos, garlic, and onion and cook until onions are transparent.

2.  Add Foxhollow ground beef and cook through.

3. Add all spices (seasoned salt, pepper, paprika, Italian seasoning) and stir. Add Worcestershire sauce and water and stir.

 

4. Turn “sauté” off. Pour in diced tomatoes and tomato sauce. DO NOT STIR. Drop bay leaf in last.

5. Put lid on Instant Pot and press “manual”. Adjust time to ten minutes. When ten minutes is done, wait an additional five minutes and then release the rest of the pressure.

 

6. Remove lid. Stir and enjoy! (And remove bay leaf!)

This recipe is completely customizable, so feel free to experiment with your seasonings. Your Instant Pot will still turn out something delicious. If your Instant Pot is collecting dust in your pantry, give it another try! You’ll be surprised!

 

 


Simple Sloppy Joes

Happy (almost) Derby Season!  Are you hosting a Derby party or attending one and don’t know what to make?  This super simple and healthy version of Sloppy Joes is sure to be a crowd pleaser.  Our Party Pack (10 lbs of ground beef) is a great deal and can be purchased here for pick up at the farm.

Serves 4

1 pound Foxhollow Farm grassfed ground beef or ground chuck

1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil

1 tablespoon Chili Powder

1 tablespoon Bourbon Barrel smoked paprika

½ tsp. salt

⅛ teaspoon Foxhollow crushed red pepper flakes

½ medium onion, chopped

½ bell pepper, chopped

2 garlic cloves, chopped (can substitute 4 ramp bulbs when in season)

1 cup plain tomato sauce

½ cup Ketchup

1 tablespoon yellow mustard

 

Heat olive oil over medium heat in a skillet. Brown the Foxhollow Farm grassfed beef, breaking it up with a wooden spoon as it cooks. While the beef is cooking, mix in the chili powder, paprika, salt, and Foxhollow crushed red pepper flakes. Once the beef is browned and the seasonings are well combined, set the beef aside on a plate. In the same skillet, saute the onions for five minutes, scraping up any brown bits leftover from the beef. Add the peppers and garlic and saute for another 2 minutes. Add the tomato sauce, ketchup, and yellow mustard and stir. Add the beef back in and stir to combine. Simmer on low heat for 10-15 minutes. Taste, add additional salt and crushed red pepper flakes if needed. Serve on buns with pickles and some kettle chips! Enjoy.