Author Archive | Rachel's Farm Table


The Future of Rachel’s Farm Table

Hello! Thanks for stopping by. Over the past three years, I’ve been sharing articles on Most of these articles are farm-to-table recipes using locally sourced ingredients from Weaver’s Orchard, Wolff’s Apple House, Conebella Farm and Lone Star Farm. Some articles are about our new life in France serving with a Christian college ministry, or […]

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Stories from Life in France

We’ve been serving God through the FEU University Student Ministry in Grenoble, France since September 2014. We came to Grenoble for three weeks in 2013. In 2012, we spent two months serving at a ministry in Provence in the south of France. Read up on our archives, learn more about our testimonies here and read about […]

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Canning & Freezing Recipes

In addition to loving to cook, I also love to can and freeze produce for use throughout the winter. Below are some of my favorite go-to canning & freezing recipes: Canned Berks County Salsa Ingredients:  14 cups of chopped tomatoes (peeled or unpeeled depending on your preference)  3 cups pureed onion ½ c. jalapeno peppers (or […]

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Farm Stories

I have the privilege of working with several amazing families who operate some of the region’s most outstanding farms, including: Weaver’s Orchard Farm Market Weaver’s Orchard is a fourth generation family owned orchard and farm market in Morgantown, Pennsylvania. This 100-acre orchard has a pick-your-own fruit orchard producing apples, apricots, asparagus, blackberries, black raspberries, blueberries, […]

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My Story

Hi! I’m Rachel and I love food. Not just any kind of food, but food made from carefully cultivated farm-fresh ingredients. I’ve always had a deep appreciation of farmers and people who work so hard to turn dirt and seed into sustenance. As a child, I grew up on a 20-acre horse farm where we […]

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Mom Weaver’s Cottage Pudding Shortcake

This recipe and the full article appear on Weaver’s Orchard’s blog. Save Print Mom Weaver’s Cottage Pudding Shortcake Author: Adapted from Mennonite Community Cookbook by Mary Emma Showalter   Ingredients ⅓ cup butter 1 cup sugar 2 eggs 1½ cups flour ½ teaspoon salt 2 teaspoons baking powder ½ cup milk ⅔ teaspoon vanilla Instructions Cream […]

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Sparkling Immune-Boosting Juices

Throughout my recent pregnancy I came to absolutely love several juice combinations using freshly pressed juices. These were not only great for their taste, but they offered plenty of health benefits too! Now that I’m nursing my son, I’m still keeping up with a healthy dose of freshly squeezed juices and also adding in some […]

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Things To Do & See in Iceland

An IcelandAir Stopover: Visiting Iceland on a Budget Planning a trip to Europe? Check out flight deals from Icelandair. You just might find lower airfare AND a couple day stopover in the gorgeous country of Iceland! When my husband and I were researching our flights between France and the East Coast this summer, we found […]

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Preserving Fall’s Bounty

  Ever wonder what to do with that abundance of apples you picked from your local orchard, or that giant fairytale pumpkin you bought thinking you’d use it up in one shot? Or perhaps you bought apple cider on special and then realized you won’t drink it before it goes bad.   No worries! A […]

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