Thursday, July 7, 2016

Notes from Your Farm: New Distribution Hostess & Yoga with Farmer Elizabeth

Hello from the Farm,   
The 4th of July is over already?!? Hoping everyone had a fun time celebrating our countries independence this past weekend!  Even if you saw fireworks on Tuesday night instead of Monday because of the rain.  The fireworks at the Lebanon Valley Mall were spectacular on Tuesday night.

The Harvest this week is going to be filled with the exotic Kohlrabi, fresh Swiss Chard, crispy Scallions, flavorful Radishes and Turnips, and some tasty Green Garlic.  Summer Heat is coming and is bringing in the flowers in the PYO Field.  There will only be certain parts of the PYO Field that will be open for picking this week.  The sections that are open will have a white wooden sign with the name of the plant on it.  If it does not have the white wooden sign in front of the section, please do not pick them!  Also, please be responsible with the amounts that you pick.  There are other shareholders that want to enjoy the PYO Field too. 

Meet Rachel!   
You might of saw a new face working the distribution area last week.  Her name is Rachel and she is our new Distribution Hostess for the season! Here is a short blurb from Rachel herself:
"My name is Rachel Divet and I'll be a senior in high school this year.  After high school, I plan to attend college to become a nurse.  I'm the new produce hostess at Homefields Farm, and I'm excited for the opportunity to be apart of something that can help benefit people with disabilities."
Rachel told me she enjoyed talking to shareholders last week and is excited about this position.  Please help welcome her to the farm this week!

Field Good Yoga - Gentle Yoga with Farmer Elizabeth
Offered free to the farming community - On sight at Goodwill at Homefields Farm - Every weekend for 6 weeks - Classes will be on Friday evenings from 6:30pm to 7:30pm & Saturday mornings from 8:30am to 9:30am

Dates for Classes:
          July 29&30
          Aug. 5&6, Aug. 12&13, Aug. 19&20, Aug. 26&27
          Sept. 2&3

Attend every weekend or just try out one class!  Classes will be held rain or shine, and class may be modified in the event of rain.  Bring a yoga mat, block, strap, and water bottle.  If you do not have yoga gear improvise with a beach towel or blanket, and a belt, necktie or bathrobe tie.

To reserve your spot or for any questions, please contact Elizabeth at 

Want to share your Recipes?
Ever excited about how your vegetables turned out with a recipe you tried? From vegetable shakes, to salads, or creative combinations.  We want to see how you are preparing our vegetables!  Post a picture of your creation on our Facebook page and a short description on how it was prepared.  This will be a great way to share recipes with other shareholders.  If you have not liked our Facebook Page please click on the link below.

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Abendesson Bread
This week Stephanie will be baking Tomato Basil Sourdough for $5 a loaf.

Farm Shares - Sign Up NOW for the 2016 Season!
2016 Shares are still available!  For current shareholders and new shareholders please follow this link:

Harvest List
Kohlrabi - Once you peel off the tough outer shell of the bulb (with a vegetable peeler) you can add it to a soup, steam it, roast it, or eat it raw

Turnips - can be used the same way you use a potato.  Eat raw, cooked, put in sandwich, or a salad

Radishes - eat raw, put in salad, cook them, sauteed, chop the greens up nicely for a salad 

Green Garlic - have an onion flavor, good fresh or cooked, doesn't have to be peeled

Garlic Scapes - put as a flavoring in soups, stews, salads

Scallions - add for an onion flavoring

Kale - Kale chips are delicious and easily done.  Just put some olive oil and salt on the raw kale.  Next they will stay in the oven on a cookie sheet until the edges are brown.  They can also be made into a smoothie

Swiss Chard - used as a side dish by being sauteed, made into a soup, or a pasta

Cut Lettuce - salads, sandwiches, steamed dishes, or soups

Stay Hydrated, 

Your Farmers

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