Meatloaf…really

The kids requested meal this week, meatloaf, tater salad, dressed cukes

Funny stories about meatloaf in this household. Today’s is about whether your kids are “going to fall for a banana in the tailpipe” (Beverly Hills Cop reference). I chopped up the first eggplant of the year and tossed it is some oil, put in the 375 oven for about 10 minutes while I mixed meatloaf. I grated a golden zucchini and mixed into my meatloaf recipe (there was also grated cheddar cheese, so that made the zucchini disappear) then I added a chopped tomato to the roasted eggplant and pushed it into a platform to be  topped with my freeform meatloaf and then baked the loaf until done. No issues. A great way to incorporate veggies into everyone’s favorite meat.

picture of meatloaf dinner

The kids requested meal this week: meatloaf, tater salad, dressed cukes

OK, so the meatloaf story: Glenn’s Aunt Marion lived with us for her last years and meals were a little tricky sometimes with the 91 year old. Needless to say, my al dente veggies went over like wearing heals without stockings! One day, a fellow Conservation Commissioner, gave me a huge package of ground moose meat. No, that really isn’t too wierd in these here parts. So, I was busy making it into two meatloafs when Aunt Marion came in and observed what I was making. She then announced it was her “favorite meat”. I worried for a few seconds that she realized it was moose – when I was hoping it would go undetected. So, to this day, no matter what I am doing with any form of ground meat, my husband is quick to say, “Meatloaf, my favorite meat.” AND No one ever let on that the meat loaf was moose loaf.

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Stillman's Farm® is a family owned farm in Massachusetts. We currently operate at two locations: a greenhouse/retail business in Lunenburg, and the majority of vegetable production in New Braintree. Glenn Stillman started the business in Lunenburg over 20 years ago and now enjoys the promise of the next generation further expanding the very diverse enterprise. His daughter, Kate, bought her own farm, The Turkey Farm, where she raises animals for meat production and works many of the farmers' markets. His son Curtis is is developing an orchard at the Lunenburg farm and recently bought a farm near his sister in Hardwick. The farms also have several Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) programs established in Lunenburg, Jamaica Plain, Brookline and the Southborough/Framingham area. In addition, the Stillman's trucks have become a fixture at the Boston Area Farmer's Markets. Our Philosophy Most of Stillman's produce is grown without chemicals. For a few crops this simply is not feasible. For these particular crops, we participate in the State Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program. This entails systematic scouting of fields, protection of beneficial insects, bio-controls, and well-timed applications of only the safest pesticides. With growing concern about genetically modified organisms (GMO), as a patron you can be confident that none of the produce we grow have been engineered, in fact, we often experiment with many heirloom varieties! Conscientiously Grown® The combination of no pesticides, good cultivation management, and IPM practices allows us to offer the widest possible selection of fruit and vegetable varieties and be a thriving sustainable farm. We have developed our own label, "conscientiously grown" to convey our commitment to the safety of our environment, family and customers. All of our hormone free, pasture raised meats carry a conscientiously grown label too!
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