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The Gray Fox Farm

Hudson, Ohio

Welcome to The Gray Fox Farm! We're a small produce and poultry farm in Hudson, OH. We sell our vegetables, chickens, eggs, and turkeys through a combination of our local farmers market, CSA, and directly to customers at the farm. Then we obsessively blog about it all. 

 

 

Why Do We Call it Gray Fox Farm?

Hint, hint. This guy isn't it. Although we do have them (gray foxes that is) at the farm we did not in fact name our farm after one of the major predators of our chickens and turkeys. Instead we wanted to represent ourselves. My (Meredith) maiden name is Fox. A far cry from the complex Polish name I got from the hubs. Thanks babe! And my mother-in-law's maiden name was Gray. Until she married into the same complicated name with too many consonants. She feels my pain. Since a gray fox was already a thing we thought the combo of names equaling an animal was cool. Although we are never actually happy to see a gray fox on our property. 

Best Snacks From the Farm

We get lots of comments from CSA members that everything in a share "takes work." You have to wash, store, chop, grate, slice, shred everything in the box. There are very few foods that are "ready to eat." I agree that a CSA box is ingredients and not a meal, but there are things you can eat straight off the plant. So instead of snacking on 100 calorie packs of your favorite processed food you should try some of these options instead.

1. Spring Snap Peas. These are crunchy sweet and require nothing but a rinse. Or maybe a light rain. I pull these right off the vine and chow down. No peeling, cutting, or even string removal needed.

2. Summer Cherry Tomatoes. Not everyone loves tomatoes. I think most Americans prefer them in the form of pizza sauce or ketchup. Farm fresh tomatoes are different. Much sweeter and juicier and wanting no added sugar or processing. The best for a sweet tooth is the Sungold variety. 

3. Fall Ground Cherries. Ok, these require a little something. You have to remove the husk to eat the fruit. But it's not like a corn husk. You squeeze the husk where the fruit is attached and it pops right out. They look like shrunken tomatillos but are surprisingly sweet (are you sensing a sweet theme here?). I just yank the husks off and eat them straight off the ground since the husk protects it from dirt and insects. 

Of course there are other things you can eat straight out of the field. Who has suggestions?