Monday, November 14, 2016

Notes from Your Farm: Bonus Harvest!

Hello from the Farm,   

Shareholder Pickup Times
Thursday 3:00pm - 7:00pm
Friday 11:00am - 7:00pm
Saturday 9:00am - 1:00pm

Bonus Harvest!
Yes you heard that right there will be a Bonus Harvest this week!  Meaning you will be able to pick up vegetables on November 17, 18, and 19.  Pickup hours will remain the same as the ones stated above.  The harvest this week will include Kale, Arugula, Collards, Turnips, Radishes, Bok Choy, and Unlimited Asian Greens!  All these greens will be a beautiful side dish to your Thanksgiving turkey!

Now is the time to also think about 2017 Season Signup!  You may now signup for the 2017 Season on your Small Farm Central account by going to the link below.  We will be having an Early Bird Discount until January 8 which will deduct $25 from your share total.  
Shareholder signup link:

This week will be your last chance to fill out a Survey! Please fill out a survey before the season ends so we can read your comments and make changes that will better the farm for next year.  There is also an online option for taking the survey.  

Here is the link that will take you to the online survey:

Gleaning - Starts November 21 - Mondays thru Saturdays - Noon till Dusk 
Gleaning will happen once again this year!  Meaning current shareholders will be able to harvest vegetables on their own AFTER our Bonus Harvest week. You will be able to venture out into the fields and hand pick your favorite fall vegetables until it becomes too cold for the vegetables to keep on going.

Gleaning will begin on November 21 and will be open on Mondays thru Saturdays. Gleaning will keep happening until the temperatures become too low for the crops.  We ask that you do not come on Sundays just so the residents will not be bothered.  Please only come between Noon and Dusk.  When harvesting only pick a reasonable amount so other shareholders can glean too.  Please glean responsibly :)  Have fun!

Vintage Home & Holiday Sale - At Promised Land Farm
We have carted in wheelbarrows full of carefully selected treasures to help you prepare for the Winter Season & for your Holiday Decorating & Gift Giving.  The Old Tobacco Barn will have a crackling fire & Hot Cider sure to put you in the a seasonal mood.  
Promised Land Farm is located at 397 Letort Road, Milersville.    

Friday, Nov. 18th 8am - 6pm

Saturday, Nov. 19th 8am - 4pm  

Stop in after picking up your vegetables! 

Harvest List
Kale - eat raw in a salad, steam to make a side dish, or make kale chips!

Arugula - put into salads or sandwiches for additional flavoring

Bok Choy - our bok choy is smaller in the Fall but can still be used as normal sized bok choy.  Here is a great summary on how to cook bok choy and how to cook it with 

Asian Greens - can be used in a stir fry by adding chiles, garlic, peanut oil, and possibly adding some salt. Also, the greens could simply make a yummy salad

Collards - steam, use the leaf as a tortilla wrap

Radishes - cut raw, add to salad, sauteed, or put in a sandwich 

Turnips - cook in a skillet with olive oil and garlic until soft, or eat raw

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

Hope to see you at the Bonus Harvest,

Your Farmers

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