The weather is turning crisper, and the holiday gatherings are taking their merry place on the calendar. Bring a smile to everyone’s face by being sure to include delicious, all-natural, farm-fresh eggnog from a local Connecticut farm at your next gathering.
The History of Eggnog
Did you know that eggnog first appeared in America in the late 1700s? It is believed to have been derived from a medieval European drink called Posset, which was made with hot, sweetened, spiced milk that was curdled with ale or wine. Today eggnog is typically made with milk, cream, sugar, whipped egg whites and egg yolks as well as spices such as nutmeg and cinnamon. Distilled spirits such as brandy, rum, whiskey or bourbon can be added to make an adult beverage.
Eggnog near You!
You can find local, farm-fresh holiday eggnog throughout Connecticut including at Arethusa Farm in Litchfield, Elm Farm’s Farm to Table Market in Woodstock, Woodstock Creamery at Valleyside Farm’s Farm Store also in Woodstock, and the Fish Family Farm’s Farm Store in Bolton. Smyth’s Trinity Farm in Enfield will provide home delivery in Enfield, Ellington, Somers, Suffield, Windsor Locks as well as to Longmeadow, MA or you can shop at their farm store in Enfield. Sweet Grass Creamery in Preston, The Modern Milkman in Ellington, Mountain Dairy in Storrs, and Terra Firma Farm in North Stonington produce their own Eggnog as well!
Chances are your local market also carries locally made eggnog. Look for the Farmer’s Cow and Mountain Dairy brands in the dairy aisle.
Serving all-natural, farm-fresh eggnog is perfect for your upcoming holiday gathering, and you will be helping to support a local farm.
The first image was provided by Terra Firma Farm. The middle image is from Arethusa Farm. The third image is from The Modern Milkman.