Sweet Wind Farm

339 South Road

 East Hartland, CT

Our Farm Products

Pure maple syrup in all size containers:

Plastic "Sugarhill" private label and CT jugs

3.4 oz

1/2 pint

Pint

Quart

Half Gallon

Gallon

Glass containers:

nip 40 and 50 ml.

leaf shaped glass in 50 ml, 100ml, and 250 ml.

Oval glass 8 oz and 12 oz

Maple Cream (a.k.a. maple butter ) in plastic tubs

1/2 lb. and 1 lb.

Maple sugar candy in various shapes and sizes, individually wrapped and boxed

Maple Lollipops seasonal only, specialty during the Maple Fest

Maple Granulated Sugar in plastic sugar shaker containers

8 oz., 12 oz., 16 oz.

Maple Jelly in glass jam jars

4 oz. and 8 oz.

Assorted Jams, Jellies, Butters

8 oz. glass, various and seasonal

Seasonal Vegetables: a wide variety including but not limited to:

Tomatoes, Corn, Peppers, Leeks, Onions, Summer Squash, Zucchini, String beans, Snap and Sugar Peas, Cucumbers, Carrots, Swiss Chard, Kale, Broccoli, Cabbage, Pumpkins, Winter Squash

Fruit

Apples, Blueberries, Raspberries, Strawberries

Herbs

Basil, Cilantro, Parsley, Mint, Sage, Dill

Flowers: Annuals for cut flowers and bouquets~

Sunflowers, Zinnias, Salvia, Cosmos



RECIPES


Maple-Lemon-Ginger Syrup

1 pint pure maple syrup

Juice of one large lemon

Lemon peel- (peel off the outer layer of a well scrubbed lemon using a vegetable peeler, trying to not get any of the white pithe underneath)

2” knob of ginger root, peeled and minced

 Combine all ingredients in a tall saucepot, bring to a boil. Watch out! Syrup can boil over quickly, it is best to use a tall pot and watch it. As soon as it comes to boil, cover, remove from heat, and let steep for 15-30 minutes. Strain out solids using a sieve, pour into a clean container (you can use the same syrup jug). Store in the refrigerator.


Maple Lemon Ginger Soda

Combine 2-3 tablespoons of the Maple-Lemon-Ginger Syrup in a glass with plain seltzer water and ice. Mix with a spoon before serving.


Maple-Raspberry Syrup

1 pint of pure maple syrup

1 quart of fresh or frozen raspberries

Bring ingredients to a boil on stove top in a tall heavy bottomed pot. Reduce heat and let simmer on low for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and let steep for at least 10 minutes. Strain out some of the seeds by either using a food mill or pushing through a sieve. It is okay to leave some of the pulp.

 Maple- Raspberry Soda

Use 2-3 tablespoons of the maple-raspberry syrup in a glass with plain seltzer water with ice, stir to mix.

 Strawberry-Maple Sorbet

1 quart frozen strawberries (local kind are best tasting!)

½ cup pure maple syrup

Combine ingredients in a high-powered blender like a Vita-mix. Blend until smooth. Serve immediately.

IF you don’t have a high powered blender, try using unthawed or fresh berries, then put mixture into an ice cream maker.

 Maple-Keilbasa Appetizer Bites

1 kielbasa, Polska or beef kind, cut up into slices

¾  cup pure maple syrup

½ stick butter

Melt butter in a large saucepan, large skillet, or electric pan. Fry up kielbasa slices on both sides until browned. Add in the maple syrup and cook and stir until the syrup is thickened. Serve hot.

 Maple-Bacon

1 lb. sliced bacon, thick cut of good quality

½ cup pure maple syrup

Bake the bacon in an oven on 400* using a broiler pan or other pan where the bacon grease can drip down. When almost done, take out of the oven and using a pastry brush, brush on maple syrup on both sides of bacon. Return to oven for another minute or two.

Maple Baked Beans

1 ½ lbs. dried beans, assorted kinds (Try navy, pinto, black, red, roman, pink)

Water

6 slices bacon, cooked and chopped up

1 small onion, minced

¼ cup ketchup (optional)

¼ cup barbecue sauce (optional)

1 cup dark amber pure maple syrup

1 tsp. ground mustard

1 tsp. mustard seed

2 tsps. ground ginger

3 teaspoons dried onion

½ tsp. black pepper

1 tsp. sea salt

1 large bay leaf

Rinse beans in a colander. Soak beans overnight in water enough to cover by at least 2”.
OR you can cover with water, bring to a boil, remove from heat and cover for 1 hours.
Drain and rinse beans.
Add to large pot and cover with water again, bring to a boil, reduce heat to a simmer. Cook until the skins start to slip off the beans, about 1 hour or less.  Make sure they are fully covered by water at all times. Drain but save the cooking water. Add all remaining ingredients in a crock pot, then add the beans and enough of the cooking water to cover beans. Mix everything to combine. Turn on low for 6-8 hours. Make sure beans are covered with liquid, but just enough and not too much. Remove bay leaf before serving.