Steckle Farm Recipes

Pesto

  • 1 cup basil leaves
  • 4 tbsp parmesan
  • 1-3 cloves of garlic
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Add ingredients to food processor and pulse until mixed and pureed.

Bruschetta

  • 2 yellow tomatoes diced

  • 2 red tomatoes diced

  • 1/2 c. fresh basil

  • 1/2 c. grated mozzarella

  • 2 tbsp grated lemon peel

  • 1/2 c. olive oil

  • 6 cloves minced garlic

  • 1 loaf french bread or baguette

Chop all ingredients and mix in a bowl

Slice bread, put in oven at 425F to crisp up

Remove bread, spoon mixture onto bread and put back in oven to melt

Veggie Patties

  • 1 cup shredded zucchini

  • 1 cup carrots

  • 1 cup potatoes

  • 1/2 cup sliced onion

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 cup bread crumbs

  • 1 tsp salt

  • 1/4 tsp pepper

Combine ingredients in a bowl

Form mixture using your hands into small patties

Heat butter or oil in skillet

Place patties in hot skillet and cook for 8 minutes

Zucchini Cookies

  • 3/4 cup of softened butter/margarine

  • 1/2 cup of white sugar

  • 1/2 cup of brown sugar

  • 1 egg

  • 1 1/2 cups of whole wheat flour

  • 1 cup of regular flour

  • 1 1/2 tsp of baking powder

  • 1 tsp cinnamon

  • 1/2 tsp cloves

  • 1 1/2 cup shredded zucchini

  • 3/4 cup chocolate chips (optional)

Cream butter/margarine with sugars and egg

Pre-mix dry ingredients (flour to spices)

Add shredded zucchini into butter mixture

Mix in dry ingredients

Mix in chocolate chips

Bake at 375 degrees on a parchment-lined/oiled cookie sheet for 10-12 minutes

Steckle Squash Muffins

This recipe is easily doubled or tripled.

  • 1 1/2 cups squash puree (any kind is good! Acorn, Butternut, Pumpkin etc)
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups of sugar (this can be reduced to your tastes)
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 1/4 cups of flour
  • 2 tsp cinnamon

Mix oil, squash and eggs

Add sugar

Mix dry ingredients and add into wet mixture scoop by scoop

Once mixed, put in lined muffin cups
Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes

Naan Bread (Steckle Style!)

  • 2 c flour

  • 3/4 c water

  • 2 tsp canola oil

  • 1 tsp salt

Stir all ingredients, then knead dough until smooth

Split into balls, flatten thinly and fry in oiled skillet until golden

Tastes GREAT topped with Pesto!

Trail Bars

  • 1/2 bran
  • 1/2 c. margarine
  • 1/4 c shredded coconut
  • 1/2 c. brown sugar
  • 1/4 c dried cranberries
  • 1/4 c. sesame seeds
  • 1/3 c honey
  • 1/2 c. shelled sunflower seeds

Melt honey, margarine and brown sugar in a pot on low heat on the stove

Mix dry ingredients, once the margarine mixture has melted combine dry with this.

Spread on a parchment-lined baking tray

Bake for 15 minutes at 350 degrees

Nicole’s Fun Buns (a.k.a. Cinnamon Biscuits)

  • 2 cups flour

  • 3 tbsp sugar

  • 4 tsp baking powder

  • 1/2 tsp cream of tartar

  • 1/4 butter

  • 3/4 cup milk

  • 6 tbsp brown sugar mixed with 2 tsp cinnamon and 1 tbsp butter for topping

Mix flour, sugar, baking powder and cream of tartar

Add butter and cut into flour until crumbly

Add milk and stir until mixed in

On a floured surface, knead dough until smooth

Divide into 12 balls, which you will roll into ropes

Sprinkle ropes with cinnamon sugar topping

Coil ropes into buns

Place on greased or parchment-lined cookie sheet

Bake at 425 degrees for 12-15 minutes

School Tour Oatmeal Cookies

This recipe is easily doubled or tripled

  • 1/2 cup butter/margarine
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/2 cups of rolled oats

Cream butter, sugar, egg and vanilla

Mix in flour

Add baking soda

When thoroughly mixed add in rolled oats

Bake at 350 degrees until edges are browned (approx 15 minutes)

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Children's Programs

From preschool to teens, we have programs that help children and youth learn essential food skills such as planting, harvesting as well as cooking food from the farm, feeding and caring for farm animals, and developing leadership skills in a hands-on heritage farm environment.

Little Farmers (Ages 2-5)

Seasonal farm activities, garden activities, animal feeding and general care, farm and environment-themed crafts, storytime and more!

Farm Explorers (Ages 6-9)

Explore the farm ecosystem from catching garden critters to growing plants, caring for the farm animals, and cooking in the kitchen!

Rise & Shine (Ages 6-9)

A great program giving kids a chance to learn about animals on the farm, and assist in morning chores and basic animal care.

Cancellation Policy

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Summer Camps

From preschool to teens, we have camps that help children and youth learn essential food skills such as planting, harvesting as well as cooking food from the farm, feeding and caring for farm animals, and developing leadership skills in a hands-on heritage farm environment.

Agriventure Summer Camp (Ages 5-12)

Hands-on learning activities include gardening, harvesting produce, playing games, making crafts and learning more about our animals and heritage!

Leaders In Training Program (Ages 13-14)

A great way to develop leadership skills and to gain valuable knowledge and experiences while participating in our summer Agriventure Camp.

Volunteer Junior Leader Program (Ages 15-17)

A fun way to earn your high school volunteer hours and build your resume. Assist with group rotations, provide support to younger campers, plan and run an activity of their choice and more!

Cancellation Policy

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