Spring Lamb by Susan Welsh

April 17, 2017

Grilled, braised or roasted, grass-fed lamb is a heart-healthy and nutritious springtime classic. According to the American Lamb Board it’s rich in vitamin B12, niacin, zinc, selenium and alpha-linolenic acid (an important omega 3). In addition it’s a great [ Read more ]

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    By The Kitchen Gnome Are you curious about food and the local farmers? I sure am. When I first started at Homestead, I couldn’t wait to meet the farmers and providers of the local fresh products that we sell. 

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