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Request For Testimonials/Reviews


As we are heading into a new growing season and will be soon be lacing up our shoelaces and hitting the pavement to market our Online Farm Market, we would like to get some reviews from our current customers.

We are looking for a few honest quotes from you that we can use in our advertising. We want you to think as if you were talking to someone who is not familiar with a market like ours. What do you think would be important for them to know? What is something that you think would sway someone to become a new customer? What is something unique or special that we do? What keeps you coming back to our market? Anything you can think of…

We may identify your quote simply with your initials and town name, or they can be completely anonymous if you wish.

We greatly appreciate your help with this marketing endeavor and will credit your account with $2.00 for your response.

Thank you in advance,
Cathie
Green"er" Acres Farm

Market is Re-Opened


We Are Back for Your Local Foods Needs

Thank everyone for understanding our market closing last week for our dear friend’s funeral. It was a very touching service. Some of you may have seen it on the news or in the paper. Dale Feathers was the kindest lug of a man and will be greatly missed by family, friends, community and the Claysburg Volunteer Fire Company.

On a brighter note, we are back open for business and have a few changes to our market selections.

The best-selling Winter Berry cheese from Clover Creek Cheese Cellar is sold-out. But they are now offering a few select cuts of their grass-fed beef; to include Chuck Roast, London Broil, Rib Steak, Sirloin Steak, and Sirloin Tip Roast.

MeMaws Sweets & Treats have also rejoined the market with their amazing sweets such as chocolate chip cookies, apple dumplings, gobs, and pecan and pumpkin pies.

And don’t forget the other fine products we carry such as a full line of dairy and artisan cheeses, pork, chicken and beef, eggs, honey, goat’s milk soap and other bath and body products, natural homemade cleaning products, and live plants.

Market Will Be Closed Next Week


We will not be opening the market for ordering the week of Jan 21-27. A very dear friend of ours died today and the funeral arrangements will be the end of next week. We will re-open the market on January 28th. Thank you for your understanding.

Another Cold January Day


Nothing much new to report this week. Most of the same items as last week.

Please note that the very popular cheese “Cranberry Christmas” from Clover Creek Cheese Cellar has been renamed “Winter Berry”. Same cheese, just different name.

Also, we got lucky with warm temperatures last Friday, but the forecast for this coming Friday is calling for 20-30’s. If you will be ordering any plants, please make sure you will be home to receive them or let us know when you will be home that we can deliver them, in order to prevent any damage to these plants.

Market Re-Opens


We ARE Back!!

After a much deserved break for the holidays, we and our partnering farmers/producers are back to work preparing the best items just for you.

Even though we are in one of the coldest stretches of weather this season, we still have plenty of items to choose from. We have eggs, dairy, meats and much more. We are also now offering some herb plants and aloe plants.

Bake Shop Bakes is back with us and continue to offer their delicious Apple Dumplings and Chocolate Chunk Peanut Butter Brownies, wither single or by the case (approx. 9/box)

MeMaw’s Sweets & Treats will be off this week yet but will be returning next week with their yummy delectables.

Cherry Hill Farm returns with their luscious Goat’s Milk Soaps. These soaps are healing to the skin and smell amazing. New this week, they are offering ‘Buckshot’, a manly scent and exfoliating. They are also brining bck ‘Into the Woods’, another manly scent. And they have combined two of their more popular soaps (Rosemary and Spearmint)into the new Rosemary/Mint.

Clover Creek Cheese Cellar is back with all of their amazing artisan cheeses, raw milk and grassfed beef. They have their top-selling Cranberry Christmas back in stock and are adding a few of their 10 pound beef packages back to the menu.

Vale Wood Farms continues to offer their full line of dairy to include items such as butter, cottage cheese, yogurt, buttermilk, sour cream and much more. They are also continuing to offer their amazing flavored butters (Cinnamon Brown Sugar and Garlic Herb)

Golden Farms Malting will be out for a few more weeks, but we do have a few bags of their Organic Sprouted Spelt (Wheat) Flour on hand that we are continuing to list.

GreenSpace Microgreens will be returning soon. They have been having some difficulty with germination. We hope to have their delicious, healthy microgreens back soon.

Heritage Hills Farm returns with their wholesome chicken, turkey, sausage and eggs; as well as colloidal silver.

Rispoli’s Produce is back with us with farm fresh brown eggs and now their delicious honey. They do not use pesticides on their farm so you know the honey is wholesome. An amazing natural sweetener and shown to help those with seasonal allergies since it is local.

Green"er" Acres Farm reports that due to the extreme cold, they have removed the fresh rosemary for a short time, as they do not want to open the harvest area until it warms a bit. We still have dried herbs, elephant garlic cloves, and homemade healing salves and headache relief salves, as well as homemade cleaning products. We are also adding some potted herbs and aloe vera.

New Year, Healthy Year


New Year, Healthy Year

We will be re-opening the online market Sunday, January 7th. Your one stop shop for the best of local farm products. We look forward to serving your shopping needs.

At this time of year many of us make New Years resolutions to live healthier lives. And our market can help! All of our goods are produced and sold by local farmers/producers, guaranteeing you receive the freshest, most wholesome products possible.

With the new year, we have evaluated our expenses from 2017 and have elected to raise the membership fees to cover them, rather than charging a delivery fee. This also will bring us more in line with other online markets in the state which often charge upwards of $7-$8 per delivery. We are increasing the membership fee from $50 to $75. I will be emailing all current paying members with their current available balances and when your membership will renew. The new $75 membership will not be charged until your first order after your membership renews.

We are also still continuing our 25% Military/Veteran discount on membership and goods produced by Green"er" Acres Farm

Please keep an eye out for the emails, they will come from the email address of cathiern@atlanticbb.net

Last Week for Ordering in 2017


Last Week for Ordering in 2017

Friendly reminder that this is the last week to order from the online market for the 2017 season. It is not too late to order for Christmas, as we will be delivering on Friday, December 22. Lot’s of great Christmas gift ideas are available.

We will be closed from Saturday, December 23 through January 6. We will reopen the market after our break on Sunday, January 7, 2018.

ACT NOW!!


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.

ONLY TWO WEEKS REMAINING!!

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)