Rusty Plow Farms

Rusty Plow Farms

Sustainably grown produce, poultry and eggs

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Recipe Spotlight:  Classic Crème Brûlée

Classic Crème Brûlée We get to enjoy treats like these when our farm fresh eggs are plentiful. Turn everyday ingredients like eggs, whipping cream and sugar into a classic custard with make-ahead qualities. Ingredients 6 […]

Steam Fresh Eggs Using the Instant Pot

If you’re fortunate enough to have your own laying hens, (or purchase fresh eggs directly from a farmer) then you may already know the one downside to having the freshest eggs possible: they don’t peel […]

Recipe Spotlight: Healthy Carrot Muffins

With a little planning, carrots are a great crop to plant in the fall and harvest throughout the winter. They actually get sweeter with the colder weather.  Here’s a recipe I like to use when carrots are abundant.

Winter Solstice and Why It Matters to Chicken Keepers

We’ve made it! It’s December 21, the winter solstice. Although I am not a big fan of the shorter day length and winter in general, the dynamics of how our big Earth is put together never ceases to amaze me. Our days will be noticeably longer a month from now and that makes me hopeful for spring. How does this relate to chicken-keeping?

Using Up Extra Eggs with Bacon Egg and Spinach Cups

When we have a plentiful supply of eggs, I’m usually looking for creative ways to make eggs seem not so boring. I can only get away with serving “breakfast for dinner” so many times before […]

Farm Fresh Eggs: Wash or Wash Not?

America is one of the few countries in the world that wash and refrigerate eggs. I’ve heard many reports from my globe-trotting friends that it’s quite common in Europe to find eggs on the end caps in the grocery stores, instead of in a refrigerated case.

Don’t Throw Away Flavor,  Make Turkey Stock From Thanksgiving Scraps

I’ve shared with you on another blog about how to brine your farm-raised turkey for the most tender and juiciest Thanksgiving bird ever, but did you know that you can use those leftover bones skin […]

The Farm in Winter, How We Deal With Off-Season Boredom

What do market farmers do in the winter months? Find out how Chris and Marie Nichols, owners of Rusty Plow Farms stay busy when not growing food.

Recipe Spotlight: How to Brine Poultry

Instructions on how to brine poultry by Marie Nichols, Rusty Plow Farms

Recipe Spotlight: Turkey, Egg & Spinach Mini Quiches

Turkey, Egg, Spinach & Cheese Mini Quiche Recipe We like this recipe for a quick snack or breakfast. In the fall months, we typically have spinach just beginning to be ready for harvest and the […]