Just wanted to check in here; it has been quite some time, it seems, since I have last updated!  Rod & I are still working hard on the farm, although we have just had a little, much-needed pause & rest from our regular routine.  But we are back in “high gear” with the new 2016 season.  We have LOTS of wonderful Sweet Potatoes ready to sell – our traditional Orange variety, our gourmet Red variety and our new White variety.  All are CERTIFIED ORGANIC and grown right here on our farm near Fort Cobb, Ok.

If you’re wondering where you can purchase these Sweet Potatoes, you can find them at Whole Foods Market in OKC & Tulsa, Natural Grocers in OKC, Tulsa & Norman, and Green Acres in OKC.  They can also be found at Homeland Stores in Yukon, Edmond (Bryant St.),  and OKC (N. May/Britton Rd. location & 122nd/Rockwell).  Please let the produce managers know that you appreciate them carrying our local, organic Sweet Potatoes.  We also offer them on the Oklahoma Food Co-op.

Thanks a Bunch!                                                                                                                                         Nanette Ardoin

Here we are with some of our bins of sweet potatoes during the harvest in September (just ran across this pic and thought I would share it).  We never know what we’re going to find under all that dirt until we actually start the digging.  We were well pleased with our harvest this year.

You can find our red and orange sweet potatoes on the Oklahoma Food Coop each month, at Whole Foods in OKC and Tulsa, and at the Natural Grocers in OKC and Tulsa.  You can rest assured that they are Certified Organic and nutritious, as well as great-tasting!  Remember to check out the Sweet Potato Recipes Link at the top of this page.  It is a wealth of wonderful recipes that you will surely enjoy reading and preparing in your kitchen.

I also want to mention that we will be growing and selling Certified Organic Sweet Corn again this year.  We’ll keep you posted of its progress!

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A box of our lovely reds

We would like to encourage everyone to purchase our Certified Organic, Oklahoma-grown, Sweet Potatoes for your Thanksgiving meal this year.  Red and Orange varieties are both available from our farm and are cured, ready to go, and oh so good!   Think Sweet Potato Casserole, Candied Yams, Sweet Potato Pie, Sweet Potato Bread, Sweet Potato Biscuits, Pancakes, Waffles, etc. etc.!!  If you’re needing recipes, check out our “Sweet Potato Recipes Links” tab at the top of the page here.  It will connect you with both the Louisiana and Mississippi Sweet Potato Councils, who publish an abundant supply of wonderful Sweet Potato recipes.

If you would like to purchase some of our Sweet Potatoes, you can find them at the following stores:  Whole Foods Markets (OKC & Tulsa), Natural Grocers (Norman, OKC & Tulsa),  and Green Acres (OKC).  They can also be purchased on the monthly Oklahoma Food Coop.

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Our lovely Sweet Potatoes (Orange variety) ready to be shipped.

This has been a BEAUTIFUL, mild Autumn.  Rod is about finished with the Sweet Potato harvest, and we are thankful to have got them out of the fields before really cold weather sets in.   We have both orange and red varieties this year, and we are already enjoying them with our meals.  They are soooo good and sweet.  Being from south Louisiana, where every girl gets at least one or two rice cookers/steamers for her wedding shower, I tried making candied yams in my rice cooker this week and was really surprised at how quick and yummy they came out.  I simply cut up 1/2 stick of butter (and smeared it around so nothing would stick), peeled 2 medium-sized Sweet Potatoes and sliced them 1/4″-1/2″ thick and added them to the pot.  Next, I added 1/2 – 2/3 C. water and at least 1/2 C. dark brown sugar, packed (I like C & H brand best) and a sprinkling of salt and cinnamon.  I covered it, turned it on and let it cook all by itself while I tended to another dish, and in about 20 min. it rang ready to eat.  They were so tender and really good!  (Be sure to always add the water, as a steamer won’t run for long without enough liquids).  And speaking of recipes, there are awesome (and I don’t use that word lightly) Sweet Potato recipes at the 2 following links – The Mississippi and Louisiana Sweet Potato Council websites:   http://www.mssweetpotato.org/front/frRecipes.php       http://www.sweetpotato.org/sweet-rewards-recipes Our delicious, Certified Organic Sweet Potatoes can be found at Whole Foods- Oklahoma City, Health Food Center (Green Acres) – OKC, Natural Grocers – Norman and Earth Naturals – Norman.  Also, once a month we sell on the Oklahoma Food Coop (www.oklahomafood.coop).  We’d appreciate you picking some up.

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Fresh Radish that will be in our first box.

The 2014 Spring/Summer Veggie Club will be getting underway in Edmond Friday, May 30.  The OKC Club at N.May/Britton Rd. will be starting Friday, June 6.  We still have openings in both clubs, so if you, or anyone you know, would be interested in joining up, please contact me a.s.a.p. at acadianfamilyfarm@yahoo.com or 361-772-1902.                                                                                   It has been a very unusual Spring.  Very cold, then 99 degrees, then back in the upper 30’s.  The poor fledgling plants!  Then hail came to add insult to injury.  We are recuperating from that event (were a little nervous if we’d have anything with which to start the club!), and the plants are doing well now that the weather is warm.  So we are looking forward to seeing old friends and meeting new ones!

As I write this post, it sure doesn’t look like Spring outside my window, but we are gearing up anyway.  We know Spring’s coming, and we have to be ready!  Seed catalogs and seed packets are taking over my little office space!

Rod is really busy inside the greenhouse with our starter plants and has just completed planting our potatoes out in the field.  Onions are going in the field now, too.  So much to do!!!

We are planting for our Veggie Club again this year, too.  I have updated the Veggie Club page (to your right), so please check it out; we have changed a few things for this year.  We plan to do a club again in Edmond and one at the Britton/N. May location in OKC.  We still have openings, so please help us out and get a couple of friends on board so we can keep these deliveries going.  We really do consider it a mission to help supply folks with healthy vegetables.  We know it’s needed in this modern world of tainted food everywhere you turn.   Local is so much better, too, so be thinking fresh veggies for this year!  Our clubs will get underway the 1st week in June for 12 weeks ending toward the end of August.  We hope to hear from you.

Sweet Potatoes!

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It’s definitely Sweet Potato time here on the farm.  We are rounding up our harvest and have already filled up our packing shed to capacity.  We’ve been very pleased with production this year, in quantity AND quality.  We are offering our wonderful “taters” on the Oklahoma Food Coop again this month (www.oklahomafood.coop) in 5 lb. bags, perfect for the holiday season coming up.  They can also be purchased (by the pound) at Wholefoods Market in OKC and Tulsa, The Health Food Center in OKC (240 & Penn) and at Earth Natural Foods in Norman (309 S. Flood Ave.).

Sweet Potatoes are very nutritious, low on the glycemic scale, and taste so good!  They make deliciously sweet Candied Yams, Sweet Potato Casserole, Pie, Cake, Bread, Fritters, and more!  Don’t miss the opportunity to enjoy our Certified Organic, Local Sweet Potatoes this season.


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