The First Harvest is finally here! The 2017 harvesting season has officially started at your CSA. Your Farmers are excited to be harvesting crops that we have been watching and taking care of for the past 3 months. We hope you will enjoy the farm this year by interacting with your farmers, discussing cooking ideas, and receiving local fresh produce!
It is exciting to see shareholders coming to the farm and picking strawberries throughout the day this past week. The uplifting attitudes from the shareholders brings a positive energy into the farm which inspires all of us here at the farm!
Hours for Pick Up:
Thursday - 3:00pm till 7:00pm (there was a mistake in the guide book which said Thursday pick up was at 4:00pm)
Friday - 11:00am till 7:00pm
Saturday - 9:00am till 1:00pm
Welcome Weekend Event
This event will be hosted by Goodwill at Homefields Farm on Saturday, June 10 from 9am till 1pm. You will be able to meet the owners behind the Coffee Share, Mushroom Share, and Abendessen Bread. There will also be samples!
Slackwater Farm will be bringing piglets and little chicks for all ages to enjoy!
Your Farmers will be hosting tours:
Farmer's View Tour (Farmer Taryn) - 10:00am
Berry Tour (Farmer Elizabeth) - 11:00am
We will be meeting for the tours in front of the greenhouses at the antique tractor. Please wear appropriate clothing for the tours as in sneakers or boots.
There will also be a chance to talk to members of Homefields about their non-profit and how you could get involved!
We are welcoming shareholders to come pick strawberries during the whole week, except Sundays. Meaning you can come Monday - Saturday to pick strawberries at the farm till dusk.
Below is a map that shows where the strawberries are located on the farm. There will also be red flags in the fields to indicate a strawberry patch. At the distribution area (marked on the map) we will have green quart baskets for you to use while harvesting strawberries.
If you have any questions contact Taryn by phone: (717)871-3110 or email: email@example.com
2017 Season Sign Ups!!!
English Muffins - Perfect Addition to your Breakfast! - $5 a half dozen
- Lettuce - storage: if in a plastic bag make sure you poke holes throughout the bag and keep in the hydrator drawer of your refrigerator. Or invest in a Produce Keeper that can be found on Amazon, they work very well.
Directions: Tear 1 large bunch of lettuce into bite size pieces. Slice onion and strawberries, and add to lettuce. Whisk together remaining ingredients. Just before serving, toss with dressing and serve. NOTE: all the dressing should be used because the salad wilts and absorbs the dressing quickly.
- Kale - storage: same as lettuce
Directions: Steam kale over water for about 5-10 minutes. Empty water and add a bit of oil to kale. Add some of the contents of the dried soup mix, mix and eat.
- Radishes - storage: keep in refrigerator wrapped in plastic bag or damp towel. Keep greens separate and stored like lettuce.
- Garlic Scapes - storage: keep in a plastic bag in refrigerator
Directions: Puree scapes and olive oil in blender until smooth. Stir in Parmesan and lemon or lime juice and season to taste. Serve on bread or crackers.
- Collards - storage: same as lettuce
Recipe found at this link: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/sandra-lee/collard-greens-recipe-1920863
- Cilantro - storage: same as lettuce
- Most of the recipes above and storage ideas were found in our Goodwill at Homefields Farm "A Mostly Vegetarian Cookbook". Which can be found at our sign in desk at the distribution center.
North Star Orchard Fruit Share
Sign up directly with North Star on their website (link again to https://northstarorchard.com/fruit-share ), or if you need to reach them directly, email Lisa@northstarorchard.com
And for a quick view of North Star Orchard itself, enjoy this 90-second bird's eye view (link to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=izdj6VIWyao )
Hillacres Pride Cheese Share
Goodwill at Homefields farm will be a pickup location for Hillacres Pride Cheese share once again for the 2017 Season.
The share will usually start with the first pick-up at your veggie share location and run every other week for 11 pickups, which usually encompasses June-Oct. A share contains 2 cheese items with each delivery.
They will range from cheddars and colbys to artisan cheeses, such as our Susquehanna and Cave Aged Arcadia; to fresh cheeses like ricotta and our signature flavored fresh cheeses. It is always fun for us to select the share items and we hear it is a fun surprise for the customers. We offer a bit of information about the cheeses and are hoping to incorporate recipes this year as well.
11 bi-weekly deliveries $125.00
Signup by following this link:
Village Crest Farm Mushroom Share
First Harvest is happening now!,