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Time Is Running Out!!

A friendly reminder… If you would like to order a gift basket from Vale Wood Farms, we need your order by 9pm tomorrow, December 9. These are on a pre-order basis ONLY and will be delivered December 22.

New Holiday Item from Clover Creek Cheese Cellar

Clover Creek Cheese Cellar has made a new cheese for the Christmas holiday. Available for a limited time only, Cranberry Christmas. “We mixed dried cranberries and orange juice together to get the right amount of cheery sweetness. A few sprinkles of cardamom and cloves spice the flavor to make it merry and bright. The salty creaminess of our mild asiago is a peaceful mellow background just like a cozy fireplace or a fresh layer of snow. Slice up a wedge for your holiday gatherings or enjoying it all yourself!”

New Vendor

We would like to welcome our newest vendor, Memaw’s Sweets and Treats. Formerly known as Roudabush’s Bakery in Claysburg, PA, Memaw’s Sweets and Treats is now owned and operated by Christina Claar, the granddaughter of the original bakery’s owner . Items loved for decades by our local citizens are now again available.

We are offering a few of their many items (apple dumplings, chocolate chip cookies, gobs, pumpkin pie and pecan pie) for you to fall in love with. Just like grandma used to make.

Memaw’s items will only be available for this coming week’s orders, as they will be overwhelmed with Christmas orders the week before Christmas. (These items do freeze well) They will then be returning with us at the beginning of the new year.


We only have two weeks remaining for orders in the 2017 season. We will be delivering the weeks ending December 15 & 22 ONLY. We will be closing the market from December 23, 2017 through January 6, 2018 for the holidays. We will re-open the market for ordering beginning January 7th, with the first delivery of 2018 on January 12th.

We will be making some pricing changes at the beginning of the new year and will provide you with more details on that in the coming weeks.

Pre-order Christmas Baskets from Vale Wood Farms

Accepting Pre-orders Now!!

For a LIMITED TIME ONLY we are accepting pre-orders for Christmas baskets from Vale Wood Farms. Because these baskets include items that they source locally from other producers (cookies, chocolate spoons, and coffee) pre-orders are required for these gift baskets so that we know that demand can be met.

These gift baskets make gift giving super easy and can introduce your friends and family to the joys of shopping local and supporting local farmers and producers. Plus, they are affordable and delivered right to your doorstep. No need to go out and fight the holiday crowds.

Santa’s Milk & Cookies Gift Basket
Get ready for Saint Nick with this glass quart of milk tied with wrapped holiday cookies from a local bakery.

Hot Cocoa Gift Basket
Warm up on those cold winter mornings with chocolate milk paired with custom stirring spoons made entirely of chocolate.

Christmas Morning Basket
This thoughtful gift provides 12oz of local favorite Rothrock Coffee plus half-n-half, whole milk, and egg nog. Snuggle up and enjoy your Holiday morning.

Pre-orders will be taken through Saturday, December 9th, with delivery Friday, December 22nd. We will keep the ordering open now through the 9th to ensure that you have every chance to order these baskets. (Please note that all other items will be updated on the 3rd for this coming week’s delivery)

Order today, supplies are LIMITED and the Vale Wood gift baskets will become unavailable for ordering on December 10.

Shop Small for Christmas

Shop Small for Christmas — and Year Round

We are open again and looking forward to providing you with the freshest local items for your daily needs and for your Christmas giving this year.

Although the cold weather and shorter days have halted much of the produce, we still have a limited supply of farm fresh produce available, as well as the usual meats, eggs, dairy, and more.

We also carry a mixed variety of items suitable for gift giving. Come on in and check us out.

Bake Shop Bakes Apple Dumplings and Chocolate Chunk Peanut Butter Brownies (Brownies are also available by the case — approximately 9 per case)

Cherry Hill Farm Small batch, homemade Goat’s Milk Soaps made with milk from their own herd of goats. Goat’s Milk Soap is so beneficial to your skin due to it’s high content of alpha-hydroxy acids and essential nutrients and vitamins. So many scents to discover (and plain unscented), why choose just one. They make great stocking stuffers or buy several and place in a pretty basket for those dearest to you.

Clover Creek Cheese Cellar Refreshing farm fresh Raw Milk, grass-fed Ground Beef, and award-winning Artisan Cheeses. Want to share an amazing appetizer tray with your loved ones at the holiday festivities? Try any of the 12 hand-crafted cheeses sliced on a tray with some assorted crackers and listen to your friends and family ooh and aah. Or select a few of their cheeses, add some crackers and place in a handsome basket for a thoughtful hostess gift.

Golden Farms Malting Although the Golden’s are going away for a few weeks, we do currently have a few bags of their delicious (and nutritious) Organic Sprouted Spelt (Wheat) Flour on hand. A wonderful hearty, nutty flavor, can be used straight or mixed with regular flour for a lighter texture.

Green"er" Acres Farm Although winter temperatures and shorter days are upon us, thanks to the high tunnel at Green"er" Acres, we can continue to offer a limited amount of cold-season produce, such as : assorted Lettuce, fresh Rosemary, Green Onions, and Celeriac Root. From storage we also have Candy Onions, Elephant Garlic and Chestnuts, as well as Dried Herbs, Chamomile Tea and Sassafras Root for tea. And if you are looking for more natural bath & body or household cleaning needs we also carry homemade Laundry Detergent, Scouring Scrub, Room Spray, Plantain Healing Salve, Headache Relief Salve, Bath Blend and Body Spray. They have also added some season items such as Rosemary Mini-Wreaths and Swags.

GreenSpace Microgreens Since the arrival of their newest addition, GreenSpace is back in production and will be adding items in the near future. Stay tuned.

Heritage Hills Farm Delicious Chicken Wings, Legs, Thighs, boneless Breasts, and Carcasses. Pork products such as Hot Italian Sausages, Kielbassa, Maple Sausage Links, Savory Sage Sausage Rope, Sweet Italian Sausage, and Lard. As well as Brown Eggs and Sensitive Skin Deodorant.

Jamboree Farm Farm Fresh Brown Eggs

Rispoli’s Produce Farm Fresh Brown Eggs

Vale Wood Farms A huge variety of dairy products to include Milk (regular, chocolate and strawberry), Buttermilk, Half & Half, Sour Cream, Cottage Cheese, Yogurt, Butter and French Onion Dip, as well as Flavored Teas and Juice. And just added this week EGGNOG and Flavored Butters to include Garlic Herb and Cinnamon Brown Sugar (similar to a certain state roadhouse)

Looking For Yet Another Gift Idea?

Don’t forget that we offer Gift Certificates in $10, $25, $50, and $100 increments and you pay ONLY 75% of the face value. Introduce your family and friends to the novelty of your online local farm market with these handy gift certificates. They can be used towards the membership fee and any remaining funds go into the receivers account for further purchases. (Please note the Veteran Discount can NOT be applied to the gift certificate as the price is already discounted)

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving

Green"er" Acres Farm and all our grower/producers would like to reach out and wish you one and all a very Happy Thanksgiving.

I know we are all personally thankful for your support of local agriculture and the work that goes into providing you with the highest quality products possible.

Enjoy your day tomorrow and look for the market to open again on Sunday.

See you soon.


Last Week to Order Before Thanksgiving

Last Week to Order Before Thanksgiving

Market will be open this week, but will be closed the week of Nov 29-25, so that our growers/producers can enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday with their families.

We will reopen the market the week of Nov 26- Dec 2. We have some exciting gift items and gift baskets to offer in December for holiday giving.

Updates from the Farm Market

Cherry Hill Farm Soaps

Beth, at Cherry Hill Farm, has been busy making soap for the holidays. She has added some new varieties: Honey Soap and Bear Soap, and has brought back many customer favorites: Energy, Oatmeal Lavender, Raspberry Tart, Charcoal, Appalachia, Honeysuckle, Southern Belle, Plain Jane, Cup O’ Oats, and S.O.S.

All of Beth’s soaps are handmade in small batches. Most (with the exception of the Honey and Bear Soaps) are made with the goat’s milk they milk from their own herd of goats. These soaps are great for your skin and are long-lasting. They also make great gifts.

GreenSpace Microgreens

Dan with GreenSpace microgreens checked in with us last week to let us know that they are back up and running,but they are expecting a new addition to their family any day now. Once they are all settled in from that, they will be listing items again. Here’s wishing them well with their new arrival.

New Vendor Joining Soon

We have a new vendor joining our online market soon. We are hoping to have her items added to the listings by tomorrow. Items will include jams, biscotti and granola. As the items are added, we will send out an email to let you know what is available and give you more information on this amazing fellow farmer.

Updates From Rispoli’s Produce

The Rispoli’s report that this is the last week they will have eggplant and peppers available. Get them before they are all gone. They also have turnips, kale, blue potatoes and brown eggs.

Still Looking for a Fruit Producer

Upon reviewing our customer satisfaction surveys, we found that many of you are searching for apples. We are too! We have been on the prowl, trying to find some small fruit producers to fill that need. The difficulty we are having is that many of our local orchardists work on such a large scale that they only sell by the huge bins and typically to large grocery stores and such.

We have not given up hope yet though and will continue our search. If you would know of a smaller scale orchard that we could appreciate, please feel free to let me know.

Market Open for Delivery November 3rd

Crazy Week!!

Things have been a little crazy around here but will soon be settling down. On that note, we will still be delivering on Friday as usual, but will be making our deliveries in the evening. Cathie will be attending “Food Safety Modernization Act – Produce Grower Certification Training” on Friday from 8am-5pm, so deliveries will begin after 6pm. Unfortunately, we will not be able to offer a Saturday delivery as we will be hosting a farm visit to Green"er" Acres Farm as part of the Veteran Farm Trail. Of course, if you want to make a visit to the farm on Saturday, we can have your items available there. Please make sure you let us know where you want your orders delivered.

Available this week:

Rispoli’s Produce has new this week baby kale and collard greens, as well as sweet and hot peppers, eggplant, candy onions, blue potatoes, and farm fresh brown eggs.

Jamboree Farm has Bulls Blood beets and brown eggs.

Heritage Hills Farm has new this week SOUPS: Avgolemeno and Chicken Tortilla; new meat items to include: Sweet Italian Sausage, Savory Sage Sausage, Maple Sausage Links, Kielbassa and Hot Italian Sausage; as well as chicken wings, legs, thighs, boneless breasts, pork chops, brown eggs, and their homemade deodorant.

AND as usual, Bake Shop Bakes carries delicious apple dumplings and Chocolate Chunk Peanut Butter Brownies, Cherry Hill Farm carries marvelous goat’s milk soap, Clover Creek Cheese Cellar carries raw milk and 12 varieties of artisan cheeses, Golden Farms Malting carries Certified Organic Spelt and Buckwheat flour, Green"er" Acres Farm carries sweet and hot peppers, candy onions, elephant garlic, kale, swiss chard, rosemary and honey; and Vale Wood Farms carries a full line of dairy products.

Ordering opening late

We will be opening the market late this week. We apologize. Market will be opening tomorrow.

Stock Up This Week -- NO Online Market Next Week

Stock Up This Week — NO Online Market Next Week

We will be out of town next week, and therefore the online market will be closed the week of Oct 21-28. Sorry for the inconvenience. But this is a great opportunity to stock up.

We still have a great deal of produce for sale, even in October!!

Green"er" Acres Farm has the absolute last of the tomatoes for sale and a TON of peppers, most drastically reduced.

And we have been searching the internet for recipes to use Golden Farms Certified Organic Buckwheat, that do not involve the old standby, pancakes. We have found a delicious Chocolate Buckwheat Cake (naturally GLUTEN FREE).

Update from Rispoli's Produce

We have updated Rispoli’s Produce listings which include farm fresh brown eggs, eggplant, hot and sweet peppers, green beans, blue potatoes, candy onions and butternut squash.