Fangboner Farms

Roland Richardson's Famous Homemade Wine

Roland Richardson's Famous Homemade Wine

 

If you’ve been to our farm market store, chances are that you have been greeted by someone offering you a sample of Roland’s homemade wine. We don’t sell it, but we like to make sure our customers are able to sample the final product when he finishes a batch.

One day we were able to talk to Roland a little bit about the process, which takes about three months total from “squishing to drinking.”

  1. Wash whatever fruit you are using – Roland likes strawberries, watermelon, cherries, apples and grapes, of course – with the sugar and yeast.
  2. Leave the mixture for a couple of days at 70 degrees or above, stirring it about twice a day.
  3. Roland says, “In a couple of days, you’ll hear some popping. That’s the yeast and sugar working together to produce alcohol.”
  4. Go through the fruit and make sure there aren’t any overripe spots that could affect the taste of the wine. Conserve as much of it as you can by cutting away small patches that don’t look so good.
  5. Squish the fruit until the mixture is soupy. When Roland used to live in the city (way back when), he would let the neighborhood kids squish the fruit with their feet I Love Lucy They had a blast even though their feet turned blue!

Roland will end up making two batches of wine from this single mixture. For the second mix, he puts the pulp or whatever is left into a different container. This batch of wine won’t be as thick or flavorful as the first batch, but we are all about not letting things go to waste.

Fangboner Farms has a pretty talented owner. He makes his own wine, owns a landscaping business, and he grows many of the ingredients that end up in our products.

Are you thinking about making your own wine, doing some landscaping, or thinking of new ways to spice up your dinner routine? These are all things we can help you with. Comment below if there is something you would like to learn more about, and it might very well be our next blog!

 

Fangboner Farms Welcomes Dr. Kristal Richardson

Fangboner Farms Welcomes Dr. Kristal Richardson

Fangboner Farms is a beautiful venue for events and, this month, we are excited to be hosting a party for Dr. Kristal Richardson. Kristal is Roland’s daughter who will be graduating next month with her MA in acupuncture. She recently earned her doctorate in naturopathic medicine, a field that she is passionate about.

Dr. Kristal, as she will have her patients call her, will not only be celebrating with the family and friends who are so proud of her accomplishments. She will also be giving a presentation about health and wellness called, “Dr. Kristal’s Essential Determinate of Health.” Everyone is invited to attend and learn about how to live a healthy lifestyle. We are hoping to have a good turn-out so that everyone can benefit from her knowledge about naturopathic medicine, and to congratulate her on a job well-done.

The party will be held at Fangboner Farms – 1176 S. Crissey Road – on Saturday, August 18th, from 6pm until 9pm. Please message us at Fangboner.farms@gmail.com to RSVP.

In the meantime, you can also find Dr. Kristal’s online dispensary at https://us.fullscript.com/welcome/drkristal to buy supplements from a variety of brands.

 

Adventures in Label Making

Adventures in Label Making

As you may have seen on social media, we have settled on names for our new simple syrups!

The basil one will be called Rathbone’s Refresher in honor of Basil Rathbone, an actor who played Sherlock Holmes; the mint one will be Contentmint; and the rosemary and clove combo will be called Rosamaria.

So. Here is the next challenge: to come up with cool labels for these. I have a plan to do a little photo shoot for each one of these, and I will be enlisting Matt to help me with modeling! He is being a really good sport about it. For Rathbone’s Refresher I plan on having him dressed in a smoking jacket, smoking a pipe, and hopefully he’ll agree to shave and style his facial hair like the real Basil Rathbone sometimes did - with a very thin mustache.

Next up we have Contentmint. For this one, I’m going to have Matt don a turn-of-the century style swimsuit and pose next to Jan’s pond with her pink flamingos. Maybe with a fancy drink in his hand.

For Rosamaria, I’ll get someone to take pictures of Matt and I doing a tango. He’ll have a rose in his mouth etc. This one is much less developed in my mind, so I wouldn’t mind getting more suggestions! All of the looks are going to be very old-timey with sepia tones. I’m excited to see how they’re going to come together.

I’m planning to make a thrift store run soon for the costumes, and as soon as we get the images, we will send them to our trusty designers, and we can finally get these babies out on the market! We brought Rathbone’s Refresher to the Perrysburg Farmer’s Market last week to give folks samples, and it was a big hit. Can’t wait to put them on the shelves for sale.