Long summer days go hand in hand with hours spent grilling outside. Now that the sun is setting quite earlier and cooler weather is setting in, it is time to get reacquainted with our ovens.
Apples from Tony Fetters that would be perfect for your roast chicken
Luckily, we can still acquire all that is necessary for a nice fall roasted chicken at the market. Here is a delicious recipe, provided by Sunnyside Farm.
What you need:
1 Whole Chicken (approx. 3.5lbs) - available at Sunnyside Farm
2 Onions Chunked - available at Zahradka Farm
2 Apples, unpeeled and chunked - available at Tony Fetters Farm
2 stalks of Celery, chopped - available at Zahradka Farm
Fill the cavity of the chicken with the onions, apples, and celery.
Place in a deep roasting pan.
Then you'll need (hopefully these are in your pantry, but if you need some amazing honey, Sunnyside Farm can provide you with some delicious honey):
1/4 Cup Vegetable Oil
1 Tablespoon Honey
1 Tablespoon Lime Juice
1/4 Teaspoon Paprika
Mix the ingredients in a saucepan until the honey is melted.
Rub all over the chicken. Continue applying sauce to the chicken 3-4 times during the cooking, or until it is nicely browned.
Bake in the oven at 360 degree Fahrenheit for 1 hour (plus 15-30 min. depending on the size of the chicken)
Upon taking out of the oven, cover tightly with tin foil and let stand for 15-20min. before serving. Enjoy!
The garden patch at the market a few weeks ago, just imagine what it looks like now? Come check it out.
Also, for those of you who may have been confused as to why the market last week was lacking on the vegetable and fresh produce front, I just wanted to remind everyone that farms are still experiencing great losses and difficulties from Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee.
They will hopefully all return to the market soon. In the mean time, Sunnyside Farm and Liberty Delights can provide you with fresh poultry and meat products. Our on-site garden, courtesy of Hamilton Crop Circle, will also be providing us with fresh greens! So don't worry there are still plenty of fresh goods for you to enjoy. In the meantime, just remember that it isn't easy being a farmer.