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.


Beer and Burgers with Rhinegeist & Foxhollow Farm

Foxhollow Farm’s mission is to create a thriving biodynamic farm community, and one of the best ways to build our community is to take a step back from the work grind and come together as a team every Wednesday to share a meal. Janey Newton, Foxhollow Farm’s Vision Holder explains “sometimes you have to sharpen the saw.” And during the busy summer concert season, staying sharp comes by way of mid-week Foxhollow Farm 100% grassfed burgers and crisp Rhinegeist craft beers.

Raising 100% Grassfed Beef, putting on the Sunset Concert Series, and connecting the community to nature takes dedication and hard work. Team lunches have become a way to connect the herdsmen with the office team, our events staff with the partner growers. Although our team may be spread out across 1,300 acres of farmland and pasture, each member is working towards growing healthy food and strengthening the relationship between human beings and nature. Enjoying food and drink together reminds us of this shared goal, and our gathering has become a new tradition that embodies the spirit of Foxhollow Farm: community.

Our friends at Rhinegeist understand this, and may say it best – “We believe  in the power of beer to bring great people together, foment fantastic ideas, and build a community that values craft beer and one another.”

It all goes together like, well… burgers and beer.


Introducing Foxhollow Delivery

After months of talking with our customers and meditating on Foxhollow’s mission, I am excited to introduce Foxhollow Delivery. Foxhollow Delivery is the easiest way to get Foxhollow Farm’s 100% Grassfed Beef right to your front door. With selections of cuts curated to meet your needs, Foxhollow Delivery’s subscription service can bring the perfect box of local Grassfed Beef to you every month or every once in a while. By signing up for Foxhollow Delivery, you are directly supporting our Biodynamic farmland, our happy herd of cattle, my family and the families that work and live here at Foxhollow Farm.

I’m the proud mother of a 9-month old baby boy. He is the absolute light of my life…but he’s also very distracting when I’m trying to check items off my to-do list. It was on a grocery shopping trip to the farmer’s market where I was trying to juggle my son, a diaper bag, my wallet, and a bag full of produce that it occurred to me. We can make this easier.

Foxhollow Delivery makes it simple to save time and effort and still get the Kentucky-raised Grassfed Beef we love.

We created Foxhollow Delivery to make it easier for busy people who balance work and family, and still want to serve delicious, local food from their kitchen table. When it comes to my loved ones, whether it’s my family or a bunch of my friends, I want to serve them quality, local ingredients. Sometimes it’s almost impossible for me to source all of those ingredients before the weekend rolls around—and I even work on a farm!

I curated two different Grassfed Beef boxes to choose from, so no matter who you’re serving there’s a hassle-free option for you. My goal with Foxhollow Delivery is to allow more folks in my community to spend time with friends and family, not in the car.

Learn more about subscribing for a monthly Grassfed Beef delivery from Foxhollow Delivery, or give it a try with a one-time box.

-Maggie


Grassfed Beef Kofta & Veggie Kebabs

Here at the farm, we’re always looking for new creative recipes using our 100% grassfed ground beef. This Greek dish is perfect for summer: light, tasty, and full of local ingredients. Special thanks to our friend Lindsey McClave for creating and sharing this recipe with us!
Grassfed Beef Kofta & Veggie Kebabs with Tzatziki Sauce
Serves 3
Ingredients
  • 1 lb Foxhollow Farm grassfed ground beef
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tbs grated fresh ginger
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • ¼ tsp Foxhollow Farm red pepper flakes
  • 2 locally grown onions, sliced into medium chunks
  • 1 pint locally grown cherry tomatoes
  • 6 large leaves locally grown bibb lettuce
  • 6 rounds pita bread
  • olive oil
  • kosher salt
  • black pepper
  • 10 wooden skewers, soaked in cold water for 30 minutes before use

 

Tzatziki Sauce
  • 1 cup whole milk Greek yogurt
  • ½ locally grown cucumber
  • 1 lemon, zested
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tbs minced fresh dill
  • kosher salt
  • black pepper

 

Instructions:
  • Place the grassfed beef, garlic, ginger, oregano, cumin, paprika, red pepper flakes, ½ tsp kosher salt, and ¼ tsp black pepper in a bowl. Use your hands to mix, ensuring all of the ingredients are well distributed. Divide the spiced grassfed beef into six equal portions. Form into ovals and thread onto a skewer. Set the grassfed beef kebabs on a plate and allow to chill in the fridge for 30 minutes to 1 hour.
  • While the beef is chilling, make the tzatziki sauce. Slice the cucumber in half, lengthwise, and use a spoon to remove any seeds. Grate seeded cucumber on a box grater and place grated cucumber in a paper towel, two towels thick. Wrap the paper towels around the cucumber and squeeze over the sink, removing as much water from the cucumber as possible. Placed drained cucumber in a bowl and add the yogurt, 1 tsp lemon zest, the juice from the lemon, minced garlic, the dill, ⅛ tsp salt and ⅛ tsp black pepper. Mix until well blended. Taste and add additional salt and pepper if preferred. Set aside.
  • Thread the cherry tomatoes and onion slices onto remaining four kebab skewers. Drizzle with olive oil and season with kosher salt and black pepper. Set aside.
  • If cooking on the stove, warm an oiled grill pan over medium heat. Alternatively, heat a grill to medium, oiling the grate and positioning the coals to allow the meat and veggies to cook over indirect heat. Add the kofta and veggie kebabs to the grill and cook until nicely charred on all sides, turning often, 10-12 minutes in total. Brush both sides of the pita bread lightly with oil and add to the grill to warm during the last 2 minutes of cooking time.
  • Serve the kofta and veggie kebabs along with the warm pita bread, fresh bibb lettuce, and tzatziki sauce.