Thanksgiving Table at 1840 Farm

A Farmhouse Thanksgiving For me, Thanksgiving is a holiday marked by time spent with family gathered around the table and the delicious tastes of our favorite holiday dishes. I have fond childhood memories of Thanksgiving meals prepared by my paternal grandmother and a team of aunts and uncles. The foodRead More →

English Muffins at 1840 Farm

I have fond memories of English muffins from my childhood.  I grew up in Kansas City and there was a Wolferman’s Bakery a short drive away.  Every so often, we traveled there to treat ourselves to their delicious fresh muffins.   The store was a beautiful shop and I loved toRead More →

Farmhouse Coleslaw Square Branded

I love cabbage.  I like it raw.  I like it cooked, especially in the traditional German dishes my grandmother made when I was a child.  Hand me a soft Bierock filled with seasoned ground beef and sautéed cabbage and prepare for me to get misty at the thought of theRead More →

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Onion rings seem like such a simple thing, yet so many onion rings are pedestrian at best.  A great onion ring perfectly combines the earthy flavor of the onion with a seasoned coating, the soft texture of the cooked onion with the crunchy breading.  I find that very few onionRead More →

holiday-recipe-collage

Each holiday season, we turn to our favorite family recipes.  It simply wouldn’t feel like the holidays without them.  From the sweet chocolate crinkle cookies that remind me of my childhood to the savory tomato and onion jams that we will enjoy with our appetizers on Christmas Eve and NewRead More →

magicaltripcollage

Every so often, life presents you with an opportunity to step out of your comfort zone, a chance to do something extraordinary.  This spring, life did just that when I was invited to travel to P. Allen Smith’s Moss Mountain Farm in Arkansas to participate in the Garden2Grow2016 conference.  ItRead More →

farmhouse-gravy-branded

For me, there are few recipes more rustic and comforting than gravy.  It adds flavor and velvety texture to roasted meats, mashed potatoes, and anything else it happens to touch on a dinner plate.  With very little effort, simple ingredients can be coaxed into a thick, delicious gravy perfect forRead More →

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Memorial Day is the official kickoff to Summer and we feel like celebrating!  We’ll be enjoying a few of our favorite warm weather recipes with family and friends this weekend.  The temperatures are predicted to hit 90 degrees tomorrow, so we’ll be ready for a cold refreshing Franklin Cooler madeRead More →

FREE Trivet Collage

Memorial Day is the official kickoff to Summer and we feel like celebrating! As a special way of saying thank you to our customers, we’re adding a FREE handmade 4” fabric trivet to every order we receive in The 1840 Farm Mercantile Shop on Etsy from now until next WednesdayRead More →

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  Just in time for Mother’s Day, I have gathered together a collection of our favorite recipes to make for breakfast and brunch.  These recipes have been made time and time again in our Farmhouse Kitchen here at 1840 Farm. Now you can make them for your friends and family. Read More →

JumboMarketToteBasketCollage

Our newly designed Jumbo Market Tote Basket was designed to meet the requests from our customers for a larger version of our existing Market Tote Basket with handles long enough to be carried by hand, over the wrist, elbow, or shoulder.  This is by far the biggest basket I haveRead More →