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Sunday, June 10, 2012

Summer in the Truffle Business

Back to the business of posting updates.  I can't believe it's been so long.  Where does the time go? I guess it's really true that time flies when you're having fun and we sure are.

Stop by to see us at Cobblestone Market
at Old Salem.

Firstly, you know we are continually looking for new things to offer and when there aren't truffles to hunt, we have to look for new products to make. The newest product was introduced for sale for the first time at the Cobblestone Market at Old Salem last month and we're having a lot of fun with it -- selling it and eating it, too.  We have formulated the most delicious (and quite possibly ONLY) truffled white chocolate in the world.  

I myself am a dark chocolate person but when you add truffles to white chocolate -- OH MY!  You simply have to try it. It is now available online at our website and at the Cobblestone Market at Old Salem on Saturday mornings from 9-12.  A Fabulous Market!!

Not only is Rick showing up at the market with Friday sometimes (got to keep that dog busy when it's not truffle season, you know), but my youngest son, Jared is helping out too. It is becoming a regular family affair and I love it! Can you tell?

Our friend, Chef Jay Pierce at Lucky 32 used our truffle butter in one of his dishes in the Best Dish competition and WON!!! So, soon you will be able to enjoy it from the menu at Lucky 32 in Greensboro.  Thank you Jay and congratulations!
Hickory Smoked Farm-Raised Sturgeon with vine-ripened tomatoes, pickled vegetables and basil pesto
Parmesan-Crusted Pork Cutlet, served with creamy grits topped with truffle butter and summer squash
Peaches & Cream: Housemade vanilla custard with wedges of ripe peaches and cinnamon-scented sorghum syrup
You will also find it on the menu occasionally at River Birch Lodge in Winston-Salem.  Call ahead to see if Chef Travis is putting it on the menu that day.

So, you're probably wondering what is going on in the orchards.  The answer is -- Not much.  We haven't even turned on the irrigation system lately.  We have had really good rain and it has just now dried up enough that we will be irrigating tomorrow.  The trees just look absolutely beautiful.  Here are today's pictures of a little oak and a little filbert.  Aren't they great?  

They have a few years to go before we can expect any truffles growing under them but they are really off to a good start.  With the ground softened up again with water on, it will be weeding time in that orchard this week.  Don't want the trees to have to share their water supply with the grass and weeds.

Well, I guess that's it for this time.  Don't forget you're welcome to send me your questions via email

Until next time,
Think Truffles!!


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