Nestled into the curves of the Vermillion River, Bellwether Farm is a camp, retreat, and education center dedicated to exposing the wider community to the creation that sustains all of life. As a working farm, its life focuses on four primary activities.
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Bellwether Farm is a unique and affordable option for your next gathering. The center offers brand new facilities featuring a green technology, renewable energy, and water reclamation systems.
30 - 40 minutes, Serves 4 to 6
These mashed potatoes are very comforting and go well with braised lamb or beef. Now that we have preserved potatoes, we can prepare them many different ways from roasted to mashed for months to come.
|2 lbs||Gold and/or White Potatoes, washed, unpeeled, and cut into 2-inch chunks|
|1 Tbsp||Kosher Salt, plus more to taste|
|1 stick||Cold Butter, cut into cubes, plus more to taste and finish|
|2 cups||Heavy Cream, warmed and slightly reduced|
|1 Tbsp||Sour Cream|
|¼ tsp||White Truffle Oil (optional)|
|Step 1||Place potatoes and water into a medium pot and bring to boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium and simmer until tender. Drain, shake off excess water, and allow to air dry for two minutes.|
|Step 2||Transfer potatoes to stand mixing bowl with paddle attachment or use hand mixer with beaters. Add partial salt and half of butter. Mix on slow to medium and continue process of adding butter and salt to taste.|
|Step 3||Once satisfied with salt and butter taste, slowly add reduced heavy cream until desired creaminess is obtained. Add sour cream.|
|Step 4||Add ¼ teaspoon white truffle oil and finish mixing on high.|
|Step 5||Serve hot and top with butter.|
Bellwether Farm is a model of green technology featuring passive buildings, renewable energy, and more. It is a vehicle through which we can teach the wider community about fidelity to the environment, nutrition, physical and spiritual wellness, local food sourcing, food justice, and sustainable living.
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