According to the Department of Labor, Labor Day is a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country. Well, here at Green Bean Delivery, we are tipping our hats, giving a big round of applause, and shouting out praise this Labor Day weekend to our local farmers and artisans that work so hard to provide good, clean products to their community.
Your support of these hardworking families helps to strengthen our community by creating important economic opportunities and by protecting and preserving our environment. With hundreds of local products in our store, you can easily help strengthen our community with your food dollar.
We are having a Labor Day weekend cookout, so we are loading up our bin with products from our local farmers and artisans!
Rootbound Farm in Kentucky
Rootbound Farm is a certified organic farm in Oldham County, Kentucky. The owners, Ben and Bree, work hard to protect the environment and grow beautiful, delicious produce.
I’m making my Lemon-Herbed Vinaigrette Potato Salad with their gold potatoes. We’ve been enjoying these potatoes weekly and they are perfect for potato salads. Their grape tomatoes are great eaten alone, but we are using them as a dipper with hummus from Darista Dips.
Darista Dips in Ohio
Have you tried any of the hummus by Darista Dips? They are unique flavors that are inspired by cuisines from around the world. Darista supports other local farmers and artisans by buying local ingredients to create these flavorful artisanal products.
Choose from Moroccan Carrot, Roasted Beet, Roasted Red Pepper, Sweet Potato-Coconut Curry, and my favorite Za’atar. Za’atar is a Middle Eastern spice mix that I fell in love with in college when a Lebanese co-worker introduced me to it. Darista’s hummus is a perfect appetizer for cookouts and potlucks, and their unique flavors will have your guests asking, “Where did you get that?” and “Do you have any more?”
Geisert Farm in Missouri
Since we are talking about unique flavors, how about unique burgers? Brat burgers to be more specific. They are made with pork and spices—the ingredients to brats but in a patty form. These burgers are made by our friends at Geisert Farm in Washington, Missouri. They raise all-natural, free-range pork that is tended to by hand.
Geisert Farm also produces pork products like the brat burgers that are free of MSG and unnatural ingredients. Good, quality, clean food. We are grilling up these burgers and making them just like our marketing manager, James, did—topped with grilled onions, grainy mustard, and kraut—all local, of course!
Fischer Farms in Indiana
I love grilling kebobs this time of year because of all of the local veggies that skewer up so well, like onions, zucchini, summer squash, and tomatoes. We are making teriyaki beef kebabs using sirloin from Fischer Farms. They are located in Southern Indiana and their farm has been in the family for over 150 years!
The owners, Dave and Diana, produce clean meat without hormones or chemical additives in the feed or during the meat processing. The premium beef is aged for 14 days to achieve a flavorful taste and tenderness which is why you often find their cuts of beef in fine restaurants. Their sirloin steak is superb, and often, we enjoy it grilled with salt and pepper. But, since it is kebob season, I’m cubing it and letting it soak in the new Gluten Free Teriyaki Sauce from San-J, adding our favorite seasonal veggies, and voilà—we have a local kebob!
Beth Blessing (Organic Beth) has a Masters in Nutrition and is the co-founder of Green Bean Delivery. She is a mother of three that loves supporting family farms and searching for unique, artisanal products. Her goal is to help others eat better and live a more natural, holistic life through healthy recipes and practical tips. Follow her on Facebook: @OrganicBeth