Altamont Farms is expanding

Altamont Farms started with a tentpole of sustainability – resources, family, and technology – and we are excited to announce a new property that will greatly expand our farm-to-fork, education, and technology initiatives.

Weed Zap organic herbicide

We don’t spray Roundup or equivalent herbicides here at Altamont Farms. They work incredibly well but the science on the effects is still working itself out and our primary concern is the health of our honeybees. Glyposhate is starting to show up in honeybees and while I can’t control where the bees travel during the…

Sous vide egg bites

Sous vide egg bites are a make-ahead breakfast that combines the simplicity of sous vide with the limitless possibilities of eggs.

Expanding our beekeeping operation

I have very much enjoyed learning about honeybees while managing a small apiary here on our property. We have three hives and while I am confident that our property and surrounding area can easily support more hives, I just really don’t want to be tripping over bee hives so 3 is enough. We have had…

Sweet cucumber and mustard relish

Few things are more summer than cucumbers and tomatoes. I’m having an issue with tomatoes this year, but that is for a separate post. Pickling cucumbers are fun to grow but, as the name suggests, they don’t have a lot of uses beyond pickling. I love relish, sweet and tangy with bell peppers and onions……

Sous vide sear technique

Sous vide proponents know that the perfect sear is what properly finishes meats prepared using sous vide. A carbon steel pan and some avocado oil will quickly deliver perfect results every time.

Grilled Radicchio

I love bitter greens and radicchio is a favorite. Grilling it with this simple marinade makes a great summer entree that transforms flavor and texture. It really is a meal by itself but also consider pairing with some bratwurst.

Udon from Costco

I have been buying packaged fresh udon noodles from Costco. The primary value is convenience however these packaged meals have a lot of potential for personalization. The result is a quick and easy lunch or dinner that builds on multiple flavors and textures. A word about Japanese noodles. I am not a Japanese noodle aficionado…