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NEW Product -- Peppermint Hydrosol
All NEW from Green"er" Acres Farm… We are now distilling our own essential oils from herbs grown on the farm. All herbs are herbicide and pesticide free. We use a steam distillation process to extract the oils from our plants. The by product of the distillation process provides us with what are known as hydrosols. It is the steam that is extracted with some of the properties of the plant material, meaning a less potent smell and flavor making it a safe alternative to essential oils. Can be used a fragrance or additive to natural, homemade home cleaning products or beauty products.
We will be posting a video of the distilling process with next week’s weblog.
Try yours today.
Market Open for Ordering
Lots of fresh goodness available this week. Nine different varieties of lettuce, fresh celery, green onions, kale, the last of the garlic scapes and some newly dug, fresh garlic. Also a few rutabaga, that was grown over-winter and now ready to be harvested.
And we have all the usual meats, eggs, dairy and more.
This Week in the Online Market
Microgreens are Back
Dan with GreenSpace Microgreens is back this week with Black Oil Sunflower Shoots. He states they will have other items available in the following weeks. Microgreens are a nutrient rich item that sells out fast. If you have been waiting for their return… Grab them quickly!
Updates from Green"er" Acres Farm
Green"er" Acres had some successful experiments in the high tunnel over the winter. Peas/Snow peas and lettuce that was seeded in October 2017 did amazingly well once the warmer weather began in February and March. By doing this, we were able to provide fresh salad greens and fresh peas the last few weeks. The heat of the last few weeks have unfortunately taken its toll on those crops and they have now been pulled due to bolting of the greens and the pea plants running out of energy. But don’t be down-hearted. We are currently cutting salad greens from an early spring planting, and we just seeded a new crop this week. We also have new pea and snow pea plants seeded and should be able to begin harvesting in a few weeks.
We will probably not have strawberries available from our own farm this year, as the excessive rains are creating problems with mold and rotting, not to mention the ones that have matured are being enjoyed by our resident chipmunk.
This week’s offerings from Green"er" Acres include LOTS of fresh herbs, salad greens, garlic scapes, celery, rhubarb, kale and a small amount of swiss chard (in yellow only).
Our early plantings of summer produce in the high tunnel are doing amazing and we have a few small green tomatoes on already (a little bigger than a golf ball) as well as a few cucumbers and mini-bell peppers.
From Rispoli’s Produce
Farm fresh brown eggs, salad greens, kale and their own honey.
From Clover Creek Cheese Cellar
Grass-fed ground beef in 1 pound packages, patties, and their popular 10 pound packages; raw milk, and awesome artisan cheeses.
From Vale Wood Farms
A full line of dairy products to include butter, yogurt, cottage cheese, French onion dip and more.
From Heritage Hills Farm
Whole chicken, chicken wings, legs, quarters, carcasses, pork products,cherry smoked grinder salt and colloidal silver.
From Golden Farm Milling
Their own Organic Sprouted Spelt (Wheat) Flour
From Cherry Hill Farm
Numerous varieties of goat’s milk soap
From The Skirted Soldier
Various varieties of hand blended loose tea
And for the Sweet Tooth
Bake Shop Bakes and MeMaw’s Sweets & Treats offers many items to cure that craving for homemade goodies just like grandma used to make
We Are Open -- New Items Added
Good morning all. We posted to our weblog yesterday but I am not sure if the email went out to everyone. We got a new computer over the weekend and have been working through some changes in operating systems.
The market IS open for this week’s ordering. We also have a few new items posted by Rispoli’s Produce.
Happy Graduation Time
Many of our local high school seniors are graduating (our youngest son’s graduation is today.) Join us in congratulating them and wishing them the best in the future.
The online market is now open for this week’s ordering. Come in and enjoy the freshest salad greens, sugar snap and snow peas, kale, rhubarb and fresh herbs, as well as meats, eggs, dairy and more.
Happy Memorial Day
The market is open for this week’s online ordering.
Please see this week’s video, featuring facts about Memorial Day
And remember Green"er" Acres Farm is a veteran owned & operated business and sources from other veteran owned business.
Rain, Rain, Go Away !!
The Struggle is Real
This gloomy, rainy weather not only lowers our spirits; it makes it very difficult for the farmers to get their crops in the ground. We have been trying to get things in the ground, but Mother Nature is definitely making it a challenge. Let’s say a prayer for some nice sunny, breezy weather to help dry out the fields a bit.
In The Market This Week
Heritage Hills is now carrying Salad Dressings/Marinades again, bottled by Village Eatinghouse. The “Best Dressing Ever.”
As well as their amazing pork products such as Sweet Italian Sausage, Savory Sage Sausage Rope, Kielbassa, and Hot Italian Sausage; and Chicken Legs and Carcasses. Not to mention their free range fresh pastured Eggs.
They also have Beeswax Wraps (a natural alternative to plastic wraps), Cherry Smoked Himalayan Grinder Salt, Colloidal Silver, Live and Active Scoby (for making Kombucha Tea), Skeeter Beater (All natural bug repellent), and Tick Off Tick Repellent.
Clover Creek Cheese Cellar has their 10 pound packages of Ground Beef back in stock, just in time to stock your freezer for summer grilling. They also carry 1 pound packages and patties, as well as other select cuts of beef.
They carry more than 10 artisan cheeses, including the return of their Pirate Blue and Honduran Harvest.
And don’t forget their awesome and nutritious Raw Milk.
Green"er" Acres Farm has lots of new Fresh Herbs, to include Parsley, Lemonbalm, Oregano, Peppermint, Spearmint, Strawberry Mint, Rosemary,and Sage; three varieties of Kale, to include Blue Curled Scotch, Red Russian and White Russian; Garlic Scapes, Romanesco Broccoli (spiraled, light green head), Cauliflower, Sugar Snap Peas and Colored Snow Peas, Rhubarb, and the last of this year’s Asparagus.
Potted Red Raspberry Plants, Aloe Vera Plants and Wandering Jew Hanging Baskets.
And as usual…
Cherry Hills Farm has their Goat’s Milk Soap.
Golden Farms Malting has their Certified Organic Sprouted Spelt Flour.
Jamboree Farm has their Brown Eggs and Plants.
Rispoli’s Produce has their Brown Eggs and Honey.
The Skirted Soldier has their delicious Hand Blended Loose Teas.
Vale Wood Farms have their full selection of awesome Dairy Products.
And for your sweet tooth… Bake Sop Bakes carries Apple Dumplings and Chocolate Chunk Peanut Butter Brownies, and MeMaw’s Sweets & Treats carries a variety of Baked Goods.
This Weeks Segment of Our Video Series
A short stroll through the emerging herb gardens at Green"er" Acres Farm
Happy Mother's Day -- Market Open
Happy Mother’s Day to All
We hope that you are enjoying your day today.
Market Is Now Reopen For The Week
Spring produce in stock: asparagus, snow peas (Shell peas will be ready in a week or so), three varieties of kale, asparagus, rhubarb, salad mix and lots of new fresh herbs.
This is the last week for potted herb plants. What is not sold this week will be going into our herb gardens next week.
We have lots of red raspberry plants and now hanging baskets of Wandering Jews.
And as always we have lots of other goods such as meats, eggs, dairy, honey, hand-blended teas, bath and body and much more.
No video this week as we have been spending our spare time with weeding and planting.
Most of the inventory remains the same. A few new items this week: Yellow and Purple Snow Peas, Fresh Rosemary and Red Raspberry Plants.
Market is now open for this week’s ordering.
This Week's Video
We did not get this week’s video produced in time for the weekly weblog, so here it is now….
A short tour of where your food and farm goods come from. Enjoy!