Thursday, August 4, 2016

Notes from Your Farm: Meet your Farmer's

Hello from the Farm,   

Ahhh, this weather could not be any better to work in!  We had less humid days that even had a nice breeze to cool us off.  We are still making sure we take many water breaks but at least harvesting is a lot more delightful.  The harvest this week is going to include the last of the Zucchini and Cucumbers. They've lasted for four long weeks but are now coming to an end.  Scallions, Swiss Chard, Tomatoes, and Garlic are still going strong for this Harvest. Take advantage of the PYO Field before the season comes to an end.  It is filled with beautiful flowers, herbs, and veggies.    

Sunflowers are out of control in the PYO Field.  Get them before their time is up!  The PYO Field is extended past the row of grapes which also includes Okra, Celosia, and Zinnias.

Meet your Farmer's
Once a week we will be posting a short description about one of the Farmer's here at Goodwill at Homefields Farm.  Everyone should have an understanding of who their Farmer's are, so they know who is handling their food.  This is one of the advantages of belonging to a local CSA.  

Farmer Brian

Farmer Brian is a huge help for us on our Thursday harvests.  He works hard to make sure we get the food harvested in enough time for the shareholders. Brian is known for finding artifacts in the fields as in pottery pieces, machinery parts, and animal tracks.  He is definitely an outdoors men because of his interests in birds, hunting, and mushrooms.

Q: What is your favorite thing to do on the Farm?  A: Harvesting Tomatoes, Cabbage, and beets.  I also like being outside with everyone that works here.

Q: If you could be a vegetable what would you be and why?  A: I would be a tomato because they are good to eat and healthy.

Q: What's your favorite thing you found in the fields?  A: Quartz rocks because they have different colors, shapes, and sizes.  I have a collection of quartz rocks and Coca-Cola glass bottles from McDonald's.

Q: What else do you want the shareholders to know about you?  A: That I am friendly and nice. 

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

Dates for Classes:
          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 

Talk in the Fields - Preserving and Canning
A Homefields Event - Saturday, August 13 10:30am till 12:30pm - Speaker Marissa McClellan - $15 per person - On sight at Goodwill at Homfeilds Farm

Come for a canning and preserving workshop with author, food blogger, and speaker Marissa McClellan.  There will be a workshop, Q&A, and book signing.  Go home with a jar!

Seating is limited / registration is required.  Please mail $15 check to: Homefields, Inc., 150 Letort Road, Millersville, PA 17551 or visit to pay via Paypal.  Call 872-2012 for more info or Email:  

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
Sun-Dried Tomato Bagels  -  $4 a bag    

Farm Shares - Sign up Now at Prorated Price!
2016 Shares are still available!  For current shareholders and new shareholders please follow this link:

Harvest List 
Tomatoes - slice them, dice them, or just bite them.  I personally just eat them like an apple.

Peppers - eat raw, put in salads, sauteed, or stuff the peppers with hamburger and rice, delicious!

Zucchini - bake with pastries, saute, or grill

Cucumbers - eat raw, put in salad, make cucumber and mint water

Eggplant - can be pan fried, grilled, or microwaved till tender

Garlic - bake, roast, boil, or eat it raw in salad.  Helps to prevent cancer, colds, and stabilizes cholesterol levels.

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

Scallions - add for an onion flavoring

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

How do you fix a broken Tomato?
        With Tomato Paste!  

Catch you later Tomaters, 

Your Farmers

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