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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.

Cathie

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.

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.