Josh Morgenthau is the owner and operator of Fishkill Farms, a Hudson Valley family farm in operation since 1913. He produces eco-certified apples and orchard fruit, organic berries, vegetables and pastured poultry on 150 acres of land. Since 2008, Josh has overseen the farm’s expansion, putting 100 acres of land back into production, starting a 400 member CSA, attending five local farmer’s markets, and expanding the store and pick-your- own operations. In 2009, Josh and his family permanently conserved the 270 acre property with assistance from the state and Dutchess Land Conservancy. Most recently, Fishkill Farms has begun producing craft hard cider using homegrown apples, and is planning out the construction of an on-farm cidery and tasting room. Josh serves on the board of the the Hudson Valley Agricultural Research Laboratory, on Glynwood Farm's Advisory Committee, and American Farmland Trust’s New York Council.
Garden Primavera with Quinoa Fusilli and Shrimp
1 package Quinoa Fusilli or other pasta of choice
1 onion chopped (optional)
2 carrots, chopped
2 Tbs chopped garlic
1 bunch broccoli
2 organic tomatoes, de-seeded and chopped
¼ cup white wine
¼ cup fresh Italian parsley, chopped
3 Tbs. Pinenuts
¼ t. red pepper flakes
Salt and pepper to taste
For the Shrimp
In separate cast iron pan, sauté the shrimp in olive oil with 6 cloves of minced garlic. Add 2 Tbs. white wine and fresh parsley for garnish.
For Pasta Primavera
Cook pasta according to directions, al dente. Meanwhile, in large wok, add olive oil. Add onions, cook a few minutes until translucent, then add the carrots and garlic. Add the broccoli and cook for 5-7 minutes. Add more olive oil, if needed, by slowly pouring it around the rim of the wok. Add more garlic if desired. Add white wine and let the vegetables steam a little in it, then add the tomatoes, parsley and pinenuts. Add Red Pepper flakes, if desired, and Salt and Pepper to taste. Mix in Pasta and garnish with more parsley and pinenuts. Add the shrimp on top if desired, and serve immediately!. Enjoy!