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Return to Fall
After another warm spell, we are returning to fall this week (and finally lots of rain after a long, dry spell.)
Green"er" Acres Farm sold the last of this summer’s tomatoes last week, but still carries chestnuts, Kieffer pears, raw local honey, elephant garlic, kale, candy onions, cooking onions, swiss chard, sweet banana peppers, red and green sweet peppers, jalapeno and ghost peppers, fresh & dried herbs, chamomile tea bags,sassafras root for tea, lard, plantain healing salve, Love Potion Body Spray and Sensual Bath Blend, Orange Spice Room Spray.
Rispoli’s Produce, we are currently waiting for an update to their listings and will post them as soon as available.
Jamboree Farm is now offering grapes, beets, celery and green beans.
Heritage Hills currently has bacon and pork chops, lard, deodorant and sensitive skin deodorant. In a few weeks they will be adding various sausages and kielbasa, and in mid-November they will have chicken back on the website. Stay posted.
Golden Farms Malting (formerly Appalachia Malting) carries Certified Organic Spelt (Wheat) and Buckwheat flours, both regular and sprouted.
Weyant Vegetable Farm harvested the last of the 2017 sweet corn last week, but they still have pumpkins for sale.
Clover Creek Cheese Cellar currently has ground beef in 1 pound packages, 4 pack of patties and 10 pound packages (10 1 pound packages), raw milk in half gallons and gallons, and 12 varieties of artisan cheeses (alpha & Omega – feta, Bruschedda – basil, garlic and tomato cheddar, Clover – mild cheddar, Four Leaf – aged cheddar, Galen’s Good Old – Gouda, Honduran Harvest – Asiago with Habeneros and cilantro, Pirate Blue – blue cheese, Royer Mountain – alpine style parmesan/romano, Smoked Galen’s – smoked Gouda, Tussey Mountain – aged Emmenthaler Swiss, Uncle Joe’s – aged asiago, and Wild Mushroom – chanterelle and chive flavored cheddar.
Vale Wood Farms carries a large, full line of dairy products to include nonfat, 1%, 2% and whole milk in quarts, half gallons and gallons, chocolate milk, strawberry milk, buttermilk, half & half, heavy/whipping cream, butter, cottage cheese, yogurt, sour cream, and French onion dip. As well as 100% Florida orange juice in quart and half gallon, regular and diet lemon flavored iced tea, green tea, raspberry iced tea, lemonade tea cooler, orange drink and lemonade.
Bake Shop Bakes always has apple dumplings and Chocolate Chunk Peanut Butter Brownies.
Cherry Hill Farm carries a line of goat’s milk soap to include Clove, Cup O’ Oats, Honeysuckle, Plain Jane, S.O.S, and Spearmint.
GreenSpace Microgreens is still on vacation, we will keep you posted.
Produce Additions from Green"er" Acres
Clean Out Sale
Green"er" Acres Farm cleaned out their tomato production areas today and are offering the last of this summer’s tomatoes at rock bottom prices.
They have added the following:
Jumbo Great White Beefsteak Tomatoes
Yellow Beefsteak Tomato
Cherokee Purple Tomatoes
1/2 pint of Jalapenos (9 peppers)
Pint of Mexican Midget Cherry Tomatoes
Quarts of Small Mixed Paste Tomatoes
Quarts of Small Heirloom Mixed Tomatoes
1 Quart Small Pineapple Tomatoes
Dad’s Sunset Tomatoes
More medium and large Big Beef Tomatoes
Quarts of Small Red Tomatoes and Cherry Tomatoes
If you have already ordered, you can always add these to your order or start another order.
Addition to Market -- LOTS of Grapes
Addition to Market — LOTS of Grapes
Jamboree Farm has just added a ton of grapes to the market.
Jamboree Farm is owned and operated by Beth Roxby and Todd Fasnacht in Alum Bank, PA. Both Beth and Tod are military veterans and members of the Farmer Veteran Coalition and use the marketing tool ‘Homegrown By Heroes.’
Reach out today to support a fellow veteran farmer.
If you have already placed an order this week, no worries. You can add these to your current order, or start a second order.
Online Market is still OPEN !!
Online Market is still OPEN !!
Yes, we are still open. We had our first frost this morning, but we still have produce available. Our peppers and tomatoes are in a protected environment, so we continue to have sweet peppers and some tomatoes, although supplies are limited. We also have cold hardy produce such as kale and swiss chard.
We also still carry potatoes, onions and garlic which are storage crops. As well as chestnuts, sweet corn, pumpkins and more.
Green"er" Acres Farm will be soon selling fresh horseradish root, they are waiting for two more frosts before they dig it up. It will come as a bare root since they can not process it at the farm for retail as ground horseradish, as they do not have a certified kitchen.
Winter Produce On the Way
Green"er" Acres Farm has started their winter produce such as lettuce and spinach and onions already and will be starting carrots, beets, turnips and more in the coming weeks.
Last Minute Addition -- CHESTNUTS !!
Last Minute Addition — CHESTNUTS !!
Farmer Cathie at Green"er" Acres Farm, spent the morning playing squirrel !! She gathered 21 pounds of Chestnuts from the trees on the farm. There are still more on the trees, if the squirrels don’t beat her to them.
We are offering them in half pound and pound bags. A seasonal item, they are only available for a short time in the fall, and as we mentioned, you have to beat the squirrels to them.
If you have already placed your order for the week, no worries, you can simply go into your order and edit it, or simply place a second order.
We will be trying to gather Shagbark Hickory nuts this week (again, if we can beat the squirrels to them) and we soon being gathering Black Walnuts.
SPELT!!! What is it? What do you do with it?
What is Spelt?
Spelt, also known as dinkel wheat, or hulled wheat, is a species of wheat cultivated since approximately 5000 BC. Spelt was an important staple in parts of Europe from the Bronze Age to medieval times; it now survives as a relict crop in Central Europe and northern Spain and has found a new market as a health food. Ancient grains like spelt are claimed to be more nutritious and healthier than modern grains, and over the years 2004 to 2014, spelt gained widespread popularity as a wheat substitute for making artisan breads, pasta and cereals.
- Those who enjoy spelt bread and pasta say it tastes better than wheat and describe it as nutty, wholesome, and more filling.
- Spelt boasts a higher protein and mineral content, but lower in gluten content than modern wheat.
- Spelt also contains significant levels of iron, copper, manganese, magnesium, phosphorous, potassium, zinc, selenium, niacin, thiamin, vitamin B6, and folic acid.
What is “Sprouted” Spelt?
Sprouted flour is made from sprouted grains, including not just red and white wheat, but spelt, amaranth, Kamut, einkorn, sorghum, rye, corn, and more. As its name implies, a sprouted grain is a grain that’s been allowed to sprout and begin to germinate as it would if left to its own devices in nature. A tiny awakening happens in each one.
Your taste buds will instantly detect more complex flavors in bread, cookies, or crackers made using sprouted flours since sprouting allows a portion of the starch in the grain to break down into simple sugars. These sugars act like a spotlight, highlighting the individual characteristics of each grain.
Flavor is one thing, but sprouted flours also reportedly pack an impressive nutritional punch. The dormant vitamins and minerals in grains are activated and brought to life during the sprouting process. By some estimates, sprouting increases vitamin C and carotene content, creates B vitamins, and bumps up the amount of trace minerals present.
Sprouting also breaks down the grains’ natural protective barrier, making them easier to digest.
What do you do with Spelt or Sprouted Spelt?
I am so glad that you asked… We at the farm have been experimenting and searching the web for ways of incorporating this ancient grain into our diets. We can definitely attest to it’s nutty flavor and hearty texture.
We have included several recipes under our ‘Recipe’ tab for you to try:
- Bread Machine Honey Sprouted Spelt Bread
- Homemade Spelt Hamburger Buns (using the bread machine)
- Spelt Muffins
- Spelt Whole Wheat Pasta
We are also hoping to get the recipe from Mrs. Golden for her fried chicken using spelt flour. (Smelled delicious when we visited a few weeks ago.)
Where can I get Spelt Flour?
You are so fortunate to have access to the most amazing CERTIFIED ORGANIC Spelt and Sprouted Spelt Flour (as well as Buckwheat and Sprouted Buckwheat Flour) through Golden Farms here on our online farm market.
Certified organic whole grain flours ARE more expensive that conventional, highly processed/refined white flour, but they are definitely more nutritious and flavorful and worth their weight in gold.
Disclaimer: Spelt contains gluten, and is not a good option for people with gluten intolerance or a wheat allergy.
We were notified by Dan at GreenSpace that their items will be off the market for a few weeks as they are going out of town. They will re-post their items when they return.
Green"er" Acres Farm
Discounted pricing on tomatoes and peppers as the summer produce winds down. And don’t forget the fresh basil to go with the tomatoes.
Amazing farm fresh brown eggs! And the return of produce: red, white and blue potatoes, eggplant, green peppers, and onions.
Heritage Hills Farm
Pork and Chicken!! And don’t forget a full line of amazing dressings/marinades from Village Eatinghouse.
Don’t forget we carry a full line of dairy products thanks to our partners at Clover Creek Cheese Cellar and Vale Wood Farms. Items include: Skim, 1%, 2%, and Whole Milk, Flavored Milk, Raw Milk, Buttermilk, Cream, Half & Half, Cottage Cheese, Yogurt, Butter, 12 varieties of Artisan Cheese and more.
Sweet Corn and Pumpkins
Thanks to Weyant Vegetable Farm, we still have sweet corn in half dozen, dozen and full boxes for those who want to can/freeze for winter.
They also have large and jumbo jack-o-lantern pumpkins. Great for decorating but the flesh is also good for baking.
Stock Your Freezer Beef Sale
Clover Creek Cheese Cellar has brought back their amazing Stock Your Freezer Sale on their own Grass-fed Ground Beef.
- 10 pound Ground Beef for only $62.15, SUPPLIES LIMITED!!
Got A Sweet Tooth??
Don’t forget we still carry scrumptious baked goods from Bake Shop Bakes: Apple Dumplings and Chocolate Chunk Peanut Butter Brownies.
And Let Us FINALLY Come Clean!!
Clean body that is… We continue to carry Goat’s Milk Soap from Cherry Hill Farm. Additional new items will be added soon.
Fall is Coming
Fall is Coming
The seasons are changing. This weekend was the last weekend of summer and fall is here. Some of our summer produce s slowing down or stopping, other crops are now at their prime.
Back at the market this week, from Weyant Vegetable Farm, we have sweet corn again, and they have also added large and jumbo jack-o-lantern pumpkins. Great for decorating,but also great for making pies, muffins, cookies, etc.
Although Green"er" Acres Farm’s tomatoes are about done for the season, they have added grapes and Kiefer pears. These pears are an old heritage breed, bred for storage. They are hard and a bit gritty, but make excellent pear butter and can up wonderfully.
We still also have other amazing products such as, microgreens, eggs, dairy, baked goods, meats and produce.
Downtown Night Market
Downtown Night Market
Friday, September 15, 4-9pm
We will be participating in the Downtown Night Market Friday from 4-9pm. We will be joined by several of our grower/producers from the Altoona Station Farmers Market (formerly the Juniata Farmers Market.) Lots of farm products and the opportunity for those who have not heard about our online market to receive valuable information.
There will also be over 60other vendors lining 11th Avenue between 14th and 15th street and Heritage Plaza. Lots of craft & food vendors.
Plus entertainment by Zach Wade & The Good Grief AND Mama Corn bluegrass band!!!
Some Changes to Current Inventory
Changes to Current Inventory
Corn, Half Bushels of Canning Tomatoes and Pickling Cucumbers Currently Out of Stock
- Weyant Vegetable Farm regretfully announces about a two week shortage of sweet corn. They have corn planned through October; however, the next variety is lagging behind by a few weeks due to the unseasonable weather patterns. We will announce when corn is available again.
- Green"er" Acres Farm is also noticing changes with tomato production due to the weather patterns. They still have tomatoes available for ordering; however, not in the canning quantities.
- Rispoli’s Produce also announced there is a temporary shortage in pickling cucumbers, but will have more in a few weeks.
- Heritage Hills Farm is currently sold out of chicken breasts and thighs, but still has wings, half and whole chicken.
Change in Name and Size of Product
- Appalachia Malting has changed their name to Golden Farms Milling. Same great company and product, just a new name. They have also changed from 3 pound bags to 5 pound bags. There is a corresponding change in price, but the great news is that it is actually cheaper per pound than previously.
Baking season is soon upon us, so why not try a more healthy, organic product for your baking needs.
Summer is Almost Over -- Get your summer veggies now
Summer is Almost Over — Get your summer veggies now!!
New This Week:
From Green"er" Acres Farm: Red Noodle Beans, Fresh Celery, Ghost Peppers, Yellow Sweet Peppers, Jumbo Red Sweet Peppers and Small Zephyr Summer Squash. And don’t forget the rainbow of colors in tomatoes and peppers, fresh lettuce, candy onions, Swiss chard and kale.
Heritage Hills granola is back, in limited quantities. And don’t forget their amazing meats.
And as always:
Rispoli’s Produce has tomatoes, onions, pickling cucumbers, Delicata squash, eggplant, mild hot peppers and farm fresh brown eggs.
Weyant Vegetable Farm has their delicious sweet corn.
Bake Shop Bakes has their amazing apple dumplings and chocolate chunk peanut butter brownies.
Clover Creek Cheese Cellar has their full line of artisan cheeses and raw milk.
Vale Wood Farms has a full line of dairy products that includes butter, sour cream, cottage cheese, cream and more.
GreenSpace Microgreens has their delicate young microgreens.
Appalachia Malting has their organic buckwheat and spelt flours.