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M-22 Omelette

Martha Ryan’s Suttons Bay restaurant, Martha’s Leelanau Table features local products whenever available.   Her M-22 Omelette incorporating Leelanau Cheese Raclette is reported in today’s Traverse City Record Eagle story on this year’s edition of  Taste the Local Difference from the Michigan Land Use Institute.    The guide’s cover sports a photo by Ken Scott of his CSA share from 9 Bean Rows here at Black Star Farms.

The omelette sounds delicious.   Do try this at home!

Ryan has used Leelanau Cheese on her menu since she opened her restaurant in 2008. She recently came up with an “M-22 Omelette” that has potatoes, onions, greens — usually Swiss chard — and a stripe of Leelanau Cheese down the center of the folded omelette.




Hoop House Flybys

Local photographer Ken Scott spent a recent clear evening at the farm and has posted a video of the international space station and the space shuttle Discovery as they passed over the hoop house. Quite a sight!

Nic Makes News

Nic Welty, the farmer who runs our CSA, was quoted recently on NPR’s Marketplace talking about the benefits of hoophouses for winter farming. Click here to listen.

BSF Apple Galette Recipe

A recent posting in cchristie Food Journal tells of a visit to Black Star Farms and reveals Jen’s recipe for Apple Galettes…a perfect way to end your Thanksgiving – or any – meal.

Agri-tourism is on the rise. When I first heard of this travel option, I imagined a form of barnyard boot camp, complete with aching muscles and manure encrusted Wellingtons. But a visit to Black Star Farms, just outside Suttons Bay, Michigan, proved me wrong. This Kentucky-style luxury inn does more than cater to guests. It’s an “Agricultural Destination” with a vineyard, winery, CSA farm, livestock, Farmer’s Market, creamery and stable.

You can stay for a week, weekend or just drop by for a few hours. You can see cheese being made, pat a pig, sample wine, or — my favourite — eat.

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Pictures around the Farm

Joey Randall writes “Musings of a Ho-Hum Housewife” and has included some wonderful new pictures of Black Star Farms in her recent blog about Black Star Farms. She has also posted a recipe for Baked Blueberry Brunch.

Thanks Joey!

BSF's Young Entrepreneurs

Today’s Traverse City Record-Eagle carries a story by Heather Durocher about Jen and Nic Welty and the enthusiasm for farming and farm-to-table agriculture they bring to us every day.

“It was a natural fit, then, for Jen and Nic, also an OSU graduate, to find themselves at what they call a “value-added agriculture farm.” Following internships at Black Star Farms, working in its vineyard and tasting room “and everywhere else,” Jen decided to further her education in agriculture by attending graduate school. Ultimately, she’d return with Nic and her now 8-year-old daughter to Leelanau County.”

We’re proud to have Jen and Nic on the Black Star team!

Video tour of Black Star Farms

We have updated our video – please have a look and tell us what you think!

Edible Grande Traverse

The third edition (Fall 2008) of a terrific new quarterly magazine, Edible Grande Traverse, features a story about our new wood-fired brick oven and the pastries and pizzas that Jen Welty is baking up for sale in our Farm Market.

Her pizzas have been bringing guests back for more. She tops them with the traditional sausage (local) and tomato sauce (homemade) or builds them to order with fromage blanc from Leelanau Cheese Co. and whatever you might want and she has on hand from Nic’s hoop house. She’s also making crusty hearth-baked, French-style breads, scratch-made croissants and scones, and tarts of the season – right now pumpkin, apple and pecan are on the menu.

It’s time to stop by and see what’s new at the Farm.

Fall Food Festival

We’ll be part of the Suttons Bay School Health Team’s Fall Food Festival on Friday, October 17th in the school commons area from 5-7pm.

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In the News!

Our 2006 Arcturos Cabernet Franc and 2005 Leorie Vineyard Merlot Cabernet Franc have made the news! Click here to read two recent articles in the Detroit News.