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New Items This Week -- Kohlrabi, Delicata and Spaghettit Squash

New Items This Week — Kohlrabi, Delicata and Spaghettit Squash

Rispoli’s Produce

New this week from Rispoli’s Produce:

  • Delicata Squash – a lovely oblong striped squash with a flavor similar to butternut squash, but with a richer flavor and creamier texture
  • Spaghetti Squash – an all-time favorite and low carb substitute for regular spaghetti noodles
  • Quart boxes of pickling cucumbers are back
  • Quart boxes of Roma tomatoes, one of the best tomatoes for making tomato paste and sauce
  • Celebrity tomatoes, an American favorite for flavor
    And don’t forget about their Farm-Fresh Brown Eggs, Eggplants, Candy Onions, Mild Hot Banana Peppers, and Red/White/Blue Potatoes.

Green"er" Acres Farm

New this week from Green"er" Acres Farm:

  • Red Chili Peppers – like ’em red and hot, try our 5 pack of red chili peppers
  • Half Bushel Boxes of Canning Tomatoes
  • Kohlrabi – Crisp, white globe with the flavor of cabbage
  • Last week to get our tart Garden Huckleberries – although not for fresh eating, they make an awesome jam or pie
    And don’t forget about our Garlic and Elephant Garlic, Mexican Sour Gherkins (Cucamelons), Yellow Wax Beans, Lettuce, Kale, Swiss Chard, Blackberries, Cherry Tomatoes, Red Tomatoes, and Heirloom Tomatoes, Sweet and Hot Peppers, White/Red/Yellow Candy Onions, Honey, and Fresh & Dried Herbs

GreenSpace Microgreens

Just added last week, GreenSpace’s current listings include Black Oil Sunflower Shoots, Pea Shoots, Wheatgrass, and Microgreen Salad

Heritage Hills Farm

As always, cherry smoked salt, dressings, chicken parts, halves and whole, pork products and lard, homemade deodorant and ‘Skeeter Beater’

Appalachia Malting

Don’t forget we carry both regular and sprouted certified organic buckwheat flour and spelt flour from Appalachia Malting. A healthy, hearty alternative to all purpose flour.

Bake Shop Bakes

As always we carry Bake Shop Bakes’ apple dumplings and chocolate chunk peanut butter brownies.

Clover Creek Cheese Cellar

Artisan Cheese and Raw Milk

Cherry Hill Farm

Goat’s Milk Soap

Vale Wood Farms

Full line of dairy products

Weyant Vegetable Farm

Sweet corn in half dozen, dozen and boxes of 4 dozen

New Vendor Notice

NEW VENDOR—GreenSpace!!

Quick announcement… We just spoke with Dan at GreenSpace, and they have signed on as our newest vendor. Dan produces amazing microgreens and salads and will be adding their items in the next few days. And they are Certified Organic. Microgreens are a nutritious, nutrient dense food. Perfect for snacking or adding to a salad.
Dan plans on having items listed yet for this weeks ordering. It may take a little time to get them entered, so please check back before Tuesday to see what he has available.
Welcome aboard Dan!

New Meat Items & Cherry Tomatoes By Variety


New Meat Items

New this week, from Heritage Hills Farm, we have chicken wings in dozen and half dozen, chicken breasts, thighs and legs, as well as rack of ribs and ham ends. And for the adventurous… chicken carcasses, excellent for bone broth, chicken broth or soup base.

Cherry Tomatoes By Variety

We have been selling the cherry tomatoes exclusively in mixed boxes so that everyone could try the different varieties out.

We still sell them that way, but are now also selling them by the individual varieties, so you can pick your favorite.

Next Verse, Same as the First

Next Verse, Same as the First

Much of the same items as last week. Lots of tomatoes and sweet corn. Blackberries, potatoes, sweet and hot peppers, sweet onions, garlic, eggs, dressings, a full line of dairy and cheese, meats and much more.

A Rainbow of Colored Tomatoes!!

Nothing Says Summer Like Vine-Ripened Tomatoes

Tomatoes In A Rainbow of Colors

Here at Green"er" Acres Farm, tomatoes are our specialty. We save much of our own seed to breed the best of the best in our tomatoes. We have many heirloom varieties and a few old standards.

Choose from Reds (Big Beef, Red Brandywine and the brick red Paul Robeson), Oranges (Dad’s Sunset), Yellows (Yellow Beefsteak or Yellow Brandywine), Greens for fried green tomatoes, and Purples/Browns (Cherokee Purple, Black Krim and Pink Berkley Tie Dye).

We also have a Great White Tomato for those who like their tomatoes sweeter and with less acid.

And then there is the tomato that is a rainbow all in itself; the Ananas Noire (Black Pineapple). It is green with streaks of red and yellow not only on the skin but all the way through. It’s flavor is complex, both sweet and smoky. One of our all-time favorites.

And did I mention paste tomatoes? Paste tomatoes are some of the best choices if you are making your own homemade sauces. We have a large, beefy one named Opalka and a striking large red one with gold stripes named Striped Roman. We also have a new variety that we received as a ‘Trial Paste’ variety that we grew out this year. It developed into a beautiful ruffled tomato that almost resembles a short, squat red mini-pumpkin.

And finally are our cherry tomatoes in all colors of the rainbow. We currently sell them as a mix so that you can try all the different varieties. As they begin to produce more heavily, we will offer the individual varieties separately as well.

Tomato Salad!!

So now that you have your tomatoes, why don’t you grab some candy onions and chop them both up and mix them. Now simply add a flavorful Italian dressing for a simple salad. We carry the “Best Dressing Ever”, from Village Eatinghouse (distributed by Heritage Hills Farm) in many varieties of Italian dressing, everything from ‘Bright & Tangy’, to ‘Sweet & Sour’ to ‘Bold & Sassy’ to ‘Sultry & Smoky’.
Summer at it’s finest!

And Let’s Not Forget The Other Summertime Favorite — SWEET CORN

Picked fresh the morning of delivery, we offer sweet corn from Weyant Vegetable Farm. Some of the BEST sweet corn out there. Quantities are unlimited. Available in half dozen and full dozens for your evening meal or by the box (4 dozen) for freezing or canning.

Tomatoes, Blackberries, Pickling Cukes, and More!!

Tomatoes, Blackberries, Pickling Cukes, and More!!

So much more this week is tantalize your tastebuds


Tomatoes are finally starting to develop their full color and flavor. They are in limited quantities this week but will definitely be increasing in quantity in the following weeks.

This week we have mixed cherry tomatoes, Pink Berkeley Tie Dye, Ananas Noire (Black Pineapple), Ruffled Paste, Striped Roman Paste, Pink and Yellow Beefsteak, Yellow Brandywine, Paul Robeson, and small red tomatoes. Many of the heirlooms are an astounding 1 1/2-2 pounds each.


Some many peppers… The usual EXTRA LARGE green peppers and Flavorburst we have been carrying, but now we have added the medium purple sweet peppers, sweet banana peppers, mild hot banana peppers, jalapeno and purple chili peppers.

Green Beans!!

New this week, freshly picked green beans, purple green beans and yellow wax beans.
Purple green beans are an amazingly beautiful royal purple color when picked, but magically change color to a vivid green when cooked. They also have higher levels of anti-oxidants.


This week we have wild harvested blackberries. Smaller than our cultivated blackberries (which should be ready in the next one to two weeks) but still quite tasty.

And garden huckleberries, ever heard of them?? They look similar to blueberries, but are very tart. NOT TO BE EATEN RAW! This beautiful berries must be cooked with sugar, but make amazing pies and jams.

Pickling Cucumbers

We unfortunately do not have any long slicing cucumbers this week, but do have pickling cucumbers, lemon cucumbers, and some tasty little gems known as Mexican Sour Gherkins or Cucamelons.

Small Quantity of Sweet Corn Available

Sweet Corn is Here!!

Sorry for another late addition, but we were notified by our new grower, Weyant Vegetable Farm of Claysburg, that they will be picking the first batch of sweet corn Friday morning.

Quantities are currently limited, until they get a better feel on the amount available. We are selling them on a first come, first served basis. If they are unable to fill all orders, we will deduct it from your total order at time of delivery.

If you have already ordered, it is not too late to add this to your current week’s order.

Late Additions to the Market

Sorry for the Second Post

We apologize to the second post, but we had some last minute additions from Rispoli’s Produce.

Additional items available this week:

  • Red, White, and Blue Potatoes
  • Eggplant
  • Kale:(redbor, baby reg., dinosaur & Russian)

Fresh From the Farm

Fresh From the Farm

Things are getting exciting here on the farm. The tomatoes will soon be ripe for the picking. They are just starting to turn colors and they are amazingly large this year. Lots of tasty cherry tomatoes this year as well. Stay tuned for the first of this seasons tomato awesomeness!!

The peppers are doing amazing as well (we have actually had to stake some of them up, they are falling over from the weight) We have regular green and Flavorburst available this week. We will have purple, yellow, orange, and Sweet Chocolate available in a few weeks. Colored peppers take about two extra weeks to develop their colors.

We hope to be hearing from our sweet corn producer soon for the first of our local corn. Most “local” corn available in stores right now is coming out of Lancaster county.

Small Fruits

We have a small amount of red raspberries available this week. Blackberries will be ripening in the next week or two. We may have small quantities of strawberries available in the next few weeks as well. Stay tuned.

“Best Dressing Ever”

Village Eatinghouse makes some of the “Best Dressing Ever,” in flavors like Bold & Sassy Italian, Bright & Tangy Italian, Salty & Smoky Italian, and Sweet and Sour Italian; as well as two poppy seed varieties. Being distributed by Heritage Hills Farm. Try some on your salads, or as a marinade for your meat.

New This Week -- Green Peppers, Candy Onions, Green Tomatoes and More

New This Week — Green Peppers, Candy Onions, Green Tomatoes and More

Green And Flavorburst Peppers

The first of our peppers. Big dark green sweet peppers and a true customer favorite — Flavorburst pepper. The Flavorburst pepper starts out a pleasing lime green and eventually develops into a beautiful peach color. Has a sweet flavor with a faint citrus/fruity overtone.

Candy Onions Have Begun

Our candy onions are finally developing their size. We have them in white, yellow and red/purple. All are sweet onions, best used for fresh use. Sweet onions do not have the storage life of cooking onions.

Green Tomatoes Are Ready

I know we are anxiously awaiting the first red tomatoes, but green tomatoes have their worth as well. We have big, beautiful green tomatoes just waiting to be turned into delicious Fried Green Tomatoes or Green Tomato Relish.

Carrots, Beets, Mixed Salad Greens

We have mixed carrots (orange, yellow, white, and purple)packaged in a convenient bunch to try all of our varieties.

We also have several varieties of beets to offer. All from the standard red beet, to the Golden Beet which has the same earthy beet flavor without the red bleeding, to the striking Chioggia Beet that has alternating red and white rings.

And, if have tried and liked our salad greens, we have a culinary treat for you this week. We will be making mixed salad greens for you this week. A mix of green, red and mottled greens. This mix will make a truly show-stopping salad.