Need a last minute gift? Want to support your local farmers and show your loved ones that you care? Look no further than the UMass Fresh Local Breakfast Basket!
Every careully crafted basket contains everything you need for a special, delicious holiday breakfast you can feel good about.
We hand-picked products we believe in to deliver a true taste of New England. Each basket includes:
- 1 LB Four Starm Farms Pancake Mix
- 1 PT North Hadley Sugar Shack Maple Syrup
- 1-12 OZ jar Czajkowski Farm Tripleberry Jam
- 1 - 8 OZ jar Bear Meadow Farm Apple Butter
- 1 Peterboro Holiday Centerpriece Basket
Pick up your own UMass Fresh Local Breakfast Basket at Harvest Market in the Campus Center starting December 22, 2016 for $40!
Make perfectly delicious, perfectly local panckes at home! Here's our chef-tested recipe:
UMass Fresh Local Pancakes
makes 6 panckes
1 cup UMass Fresh Local Pancake Mix
1 cup buttermilk or water
2 tbsp melted butter or vegetable oil
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
butter or vegetable oil, for greasing
1. Heat frying pan over medium heat.
2. Place pancake mix in a medium bowl; in another bowl, whisk together egg, buttermilk, melted butter, and vanilla.
3. Pour liquid ingredients into pancake mix. Gently whisk until just combined- lumps are okay.
4. Lightly grease pan with butter; remove excess with paper towel.
5. Using a 1/4 cup measurer, gently pour batter onto pan.
6. Once bubbles begin to form around the edge of the pancakes, carefully flip the pancakes.
7. Serve with North Hadley Sugar Shack maple syrup and Czajkowski Farms jams.
Need some pro pancake tips?
1. Keep it local!
Make your pancakes even more special by creating our recipe with New England products like Mapleline Farm buttermilk and Cabot Creamery butter.
2. Lumps are your friends.
A lump-free pancake batter means you over-mixed it. Leave the lumps - only circle your whisk about 20 times around your bowl for pillowy pancakes.
3. Don't go crazy with the butter...or oil.
When coating your pan with fat to cook your pancakes, use as little butter or oil as possible. Wipe up any excess with paper towels - there should be no fat pooling on the pan.
Happy cooking, and from everyone at UMass Dining, Happy Holidays!
MA Atlas Farm is an organic vegetable farm in its thirteenth year of operation, located just eleven miles from UMass in Deerfield, MA, and grows a variety of certified organic plants and produce.
Atlas Farm works hard to extend their growing season as long as possible to provide as much food as they can for their local community. Usually, local greens in the winter time are not easy to come by, but using greenhouses, hoophouses, and fabric grow covers, Atlas Farm grows salad greens, cooking greens, lettuces, and herbs year round. They also store crops that are harvested in the fall like cabbage and root vegetables to be sold in the winter.
Atlas Farm is also dedicated to sustainability, evaluating each decision they make and every step of their operation to make it more efficient, equitable, and environmentally friendly. For example, Atlas Farm plans to eventually be energy independent. They currently produce almost three quarters of their own power, use biomass to heat their greenhouses, and have been using solar power for nearly the last decade.
Thank you so much, Gideon for all of your help and valuable contributions to the UMass Community!
Visit Atlas Farm's website for more information about their farm store, events, and products.
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