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Posted 11/2/2015 11:11am by John and Aimee Good.





THANK YOU!

Again, we just want to thank you all, our members, for being a part of this farm, for believing in the importance of local organic food, and for making a big commitment. Because it is indeed a big commitment; to cook fresh foods from scratch for your family, to come out to the farm each week, to pick in the gardens, to accept the bounty and failures of the farm each season. As supporters of this farm and CSA, you embrace the true nature of farming, and bring it into your home and your lives. We hope the farm provides nourishment for your body and spirit, as it does for our family.

CSA Share Renewal:

New renewal form! The previous form was missing the mailing address - sorry! I have updated it, and the new 2016 Member Registration Form is here. If you brought your renewal to the farm, I will be processing renewals this week, and you should receive a confirmation email from me in the next few days.

To renew your share for next season, please complete the membership form and return the first page along with $100 deposit or payment in full. Keep the second page for your records.  If including deposit only, please submit post-dated checks for payment plans along with the membership form. Alternate methods of payment, through mailed payments or payments scheduled through member's online banking, will also be accepted. All payment plans are fully outlined on the membership form.

All current members have the first opportunity to reserve a share for the 2016 season. Quiet Creek Farm will be located at The Rodale Institute for the 2016 season. In 2015, almost 75% of members rom 2015 chose to pay by check or cash. So, in order to streamline our book-keeping, we will no longer be accepting online credit card payments for CSA shares, and members will not be signing up online. 

Any questions, please let us know!

End of Season Sale:

There will be one more chance to purchase additional produce from Quiet Creek Farm. We will have some produce available for purchase on Tuesday November 10th, at the farm. North Star Orchard will also be at the farm that day, from 4-6 pm, and you can place pre-orders with them for apples, Asian pears, and more. More information to come on the Sale shortly.

 

Your farmers,

 

John and Aimee Good

 Quiet Creek Farm

 

Posted 10/26/2015 3:44pm by John and Aimee Good.





FARM NEWS: Hard to believe we have come to the end of another season. It is always a bit sad, coming to the end of the season, the gardens being put to bed for the winter, under a nice cover of grain crops and legumes to keep the soil covered and build fertility. But it is also a time to celebrate, and remember what a wonderful harvest we have had! We are especially excited about this year, as it marks our 10th season. 10 years of farming with and for our community of members, as supporting partners. We thank you! We can only do this together with you!

CSA Share Renewal:

Now is a great time to renew your share for next season, so you do not miss out on another great harvest of vegetables from Quiet Creek Farm, located at The Rodale Institute. All current members have the first opportunity to reserve a share for the 2016 season, and spots are held until the end of 2015. It is very easy to renew. Read how below.

In 2015, almost 75% of members from 2015 chose to pay by check or cash. So, in order to streamline our book-keeping, we will no longer be accepting online credit card payments for CSA shares, and members will not be signing up online. 

To renew your share for next season, please complete the membership form and return the first page along with $100 deposit or payment in full. Keep the second page for your records.  If including deposit only, please submit post-dated checks for payment plans along with the membership form. Alternate methods of payment, through mailed payments or payments scheduled through member's online banking, will also be accepted. All payment plans are fully outlined on the membership form.

Any questions, please let us know!

 

STOCK-UP PICKUP:

All Quiet Creek Farm stock-up orders must be picked up and paid for in full this week! Other stocking-up orders to be picked up this week include: pizzas from Switchback Pizza, pastured poultry from Ledamete Grass Farm, breads & pasties from Daily Loaf. Please ask for help to get your stock-up orders!

Last Chance: BULK ORGANIC POTATO STOCK-UP

10 lb bag = $10

25 lb bag = $20

50 lb bag = $40

Please reply to this email with your name, pickup day, and amount desired to place an order.

BARN STORE: We still have some items for sale this last week, including yogurt, Greek yogurt, cheeses, meats, breads, salmon and mushrooms. Cider will be available Tuesday only. Salmon is still in good supply and will be on sale - in case you missed out on the salmon stock-up with Wild For Salmon last week, or just want some more!

 

THE HARVEST

Cabbage

Carrots

Celeriac (celery root - see recipes & tips below)

Garlic

Leeks

Kale &/or Spinach

Onions

Potatoes - lots!

Sweet Potatoes

Winter squash

UPICK: Goodbye Upick garden - see you next year!

RECIPES

Celeriac is the most underappreciated root vegetable. It is also called celery root, but it is an entirely different plant than the stalk celery. Celeriac is very common in Europe. It has a wonderful taste and keeps extremely well. It is very versatile. After peeling off the fuzzy and bumpy skin, you can dice it for soup and casseroles, cut it into cubes for roasting with other root veggies, grate it raw for salads, slice it with potatoes for a delicious gratin, boil and mash it with potatoes, etc.

Check out some recipes on our website: type celeriac into the RECIPE search box to view some of my favorites:

Golden Roots & Greens Soup

Creamy Autumn Soup: (topped with chopped apples & cheddar cheese, my kids love this!)

Maple-Bacon Roasted Apples & Celeriac

ENJOY!

 

Your farmers,

 

John and Aimee Good

 Quiet Creek Farm

 

Posted 10/23/2015 7:24am by John and Aimee Good.

CIDER

The delicious organic apple cider from The Rodale Institute will be available today and Tuesday. This is the last pressing, so enjoy it while you can! Cider can be purchased in the barn today and Tuesday, October 27th.

POTATOES 

For pre-orders please let me know by Monday, October 26th. Amounts are 10 lbs, 25 lbs, or 50 lbs. Please include your name and pickup day and amount. As long as available, potatoes may also be purchased in the barn today and next week.

Thanks!

 

Your farmers,

 

John and Aimee Good

Quiet Creek Farm

Posted 10/19/2015 2:42pm by John and Aimee Good.

Hello Quiet Creek CSA Members,
 
REMINDER:
 
Wild for Salmon will be at the Quiet Creek Farm Stock Up Days!
Please remember to pick up your pre orders and stock up for the season!!
 
 
Tuesday, October, 20th &
Friday, October 23rd
 
 
Pick up will run from 1pm-7pm both days 
at the Quiet Creek CSA pickup barn
 
 
 
Sockeye Salmon Whole Fillet - $13.95/lb
 
 
Payments will be made to Wild For Salmon at pickup 
Cash, Checks, and Credit Cards Accepted
 
Pricelist 2015
 
Sockeye Salmon Products
Whole Fillet ........................................ $13.95/lb
Fillet Portions .................................... $14.45/lb
Feta Dill Burger .................................. $7.75/pk
Spicy Salmon Burger ......................... $7.75/pk
Garden Style Salmon Burger ........... $7.75/pk
Plain Salmon Burger .......................... $6.75/pk
Salmon Steaks ................................... $10.95/lb
Canned Salmon ................................ $4.50/can
 
Nova Style Smoked Salmon ......... $12.95/half lb
Hickory Smoked Salmon  ............. $12.95/half lb
Dill & Orange Gravlax (1/4 lb) ................ $8.75/pk
Smoked Salmon Spread (8oz) ............. $10.00/ea
Cajun Smoked Salmon Dip (8oz) .......... $9.00/ea
Smoked Salmon Ravioli(16oz) ............ $15.95/pk
Captains Blend Ravioli (13oz) ............. $14.95/pk
Whole Salmon .......................................... $9.95/lb
 
Additional Wild Seafood Products we will have at pick up
King Salmon Portions ........................ $23.45/lb
Coho Salmon Portions ....................... $15.45/lb
Halibut Portions .................................. $25.50/lb

Pacific Cod ........................................... $11.00/lb
20/30 Scallops ................................. $26.00/1.2lb
26/30 Gulf Shrimp ................................ $15.00/lb

 

Order 20lb or More and Receive our BULK discount
Orders over 20lbs receive a 6.75% discount
Mix and Match ANY Products
Please Pre Order If You Are Ordering Over 20lb
 
We look forward to providing you with the best Alaska has to offer!
 
Thank you for supporting the fisherman!
 
The Wild For Salmon Crew
 
Wild For Salmon, Inc.
521 Montour Blvd
Bloomsburg, PA 17815
570-387-0550




Your farmers,

 

John and Aimee Good

Quiet Creek Farm

Posted 10/19/2015 2:40pm by John and Aimee Good.





FARM NEWS: Well Jack Frost visited the farm last night. The fields were covered in an intricate web of lacy ice this morning. It was truly beautiful, sparkling in the morning light. This does mean the end of those sweet cherry tomatoes - we were quite lucky to have them for so long! All the hardy roots and greens should be fine. We will see later today as the plants thaw out. 

Many of you have asked about the winter squash. Most seasons, we have distributed the early winter squash, Delicata and Sunshine, by now. However, this season the winter squash suffered. A bacterial wilt as well as mildew diseases arrived early this summer, while the squash plants were still flowering and beginning to form fruits. The diseases caused great damage to the plants and we lost many fruits. Most years these diseases come later in the season, and begin to kill the plants after the squash is mature, so it does not affect the yields. Nevertheless, we do have some butternut squashes that survived and we will be distributing them the last week of CSA pickup. We are disappointed that we will not be able to provide a bounty of winter squash this season. However, this is the nature of farming. It is a rare season indeed where every crop is excellent (never!), and we have been blessed with quite a bounty of vegetables from the farm throughout this season. Thank you for sharing the harvest this year!

CSA Share Renewal:

Now is a great time to renew your share for next season, so you do not miss out on another great harvest of vegetables from Quiet Creek Farm, located at The Rodale Institute. All current members have the first opportunity to reserve a share for the 2016 season, and spots are held until the end of 2015. It is very easy to renew. Read how below.

In 2015, almost 75% of members from 2015 chose to pay by check or cash. So, in order to streamline our book-keeping, we will no longer be accepting online credit card payments for CSA shares, and members will not be signing up online. 

To renew your share for next season, please complete the membership form and return the first page along with $100 deposit or payment in full. Keep the second page for your records.  If including deposit only, please submit post-dated checks for payment plans along with the membership form. Alternate methods of payment, through mailed payments or payments scheduled through member's online banking, will also be accepted. All payment plans are fully outlined on the membership form.

Any questions, please let us know!

 

STOCK-UP OPPORTUNITIES:

Wild for Salmon will be at the farm this week. Pre-orders must be picked up this week. Even if you did not order, you may still make purchases on the stock-up days this week. I will send another email will have all the information you need.

 

BULK ORGANIC POTATO STOCK-UP

10 lb bag = $10

25 lb bag = $20

50 lb bag = $40

Please reply to this email with your name, pickup day, and amount desired to place an order, or inquire in the barn. Orders will be taken now through the end of the month.

ORGANIC APPLE CIDER from RODALE INSTITUTE: We will now have apple cider available in the barn during CSA pickup, hopefully for a few weeks, while there are still apples on the trees to be pressed! No pre-orders are necessary. Half gallons are $5, and gallons are $9.

 

THE HARVEST

Broccoli

Carrots

Garlic

Onions

Peppers

Potatoes

Leeks

Possibly spinach &/or salad mix

 

Coming soon: Winter squash

UPICK: Goodbye Upick garden - see you next year!

RECIPES

* With broccoli heads as large as a dinner plate, our cups are overflowing. If you want to put up some broccoli for the winter, here are 2 ways to Freeze Broccoli:

As Florets: Cut broccoli stalks into florets. Steam florets in colander for about 2-3 minutes(or blanch in boiling water 1 minute) , just until broccoli begins to turn bright green. Immediately dip into ice water bath to cool. Dry on towel and pack into pint-sized freezer bags or containers, squeezing out excess air.

As Soup: Make your favorite Cream of Broccoli Soup Recipe, minus the cream. Freeze in pint or quart containers, labeling with recipe and date. For recipe ideas see: Green Monster Soup (Broccoli and Cheese Soup) or Cream of Broccoli soup.

* Here is a link for a Harvest Cake, which sounds delicious, with a cinnamon-apple cider icing. It incorporates grated apple, carrot, parsnip, and zucchini. I imagine you could sub. for some of the veg. as long as you equal the total amount. Thanks to CSA member Dorothy Siravo for contributing!


Your farmers,

John and Aimee Good

Quiet Creek Farm

Posted 10/14/2015 6:45am by John and Aimee Good.

Daily Loaf Stock up Sale at Quiet Creek Farm

Stock up on extra breads and baked goods for the winter season. When
ordering please specify your preference to sliced or unsliced loaves.

I am also collecting emails from those interested in either my weekly
order group or holiday order group with a pick-up location in Kuztown.
I offer a variety of baked goods both weekly and for special holiday
orders. Please email me at Dailyloaf26@gmail.com with your interest in
either and you will be added to my email group.

Regular Breads $6
* Country French
* Spelt Wheat

Specialty Breads $7
* Onion Rye
* Seeded Spelt Wheat

For bulk orders: If you purchase 4 or more save $1 a loaf.

Pasties
Pasties are a savory handheld pie. These freeze and reheat well and
makes for an easy and filling meal.
All pasties will be unbaked and pre-frozen. To prepare, bake from
frozen in a preheated oven at 350 degrees for roughly 45-60 minutes
until heated through and golden brown.

$5 each
4 for $18
6 for $24
12 for $45

* Cornish: Local grass-fed beef from Ledamete Grass Farm, local
organic carrots, onion and  potatoes.

* Greens and Cheese:  A mix of local organic greens ( kale, chard or
spinach) ricotta, garlic, onion and cheddar




Your farmers,

 

John and Aimee Good

Quiet Creek Farm

Posted 10/14/2015 6:41am by John and Aimee Good.

Hello Quiet Creek CSA Members,
 
Wild for Salmon will be back again for the annual  
Stock Up days at Quiet Creek Farm

 
Tuesday, October, 20th &
Friday, October 23rd
 
Pre Orders Due by: October 15th 
 
 
Pick up will run from 1pm-7pm both days 
at the Quiet Creek CSA pickup barn!
 
 
 
Sockeye Salmon Whole Fillet - $13.95/lb
 
 
If you are interested in salmon or other seafood for your freezer, please review the information below. You will find additional products and pricing information on our website.
 
 
Please email pre orders to info@wildforsalmon.com
with Quiet Creek listed in the subject line. Please include name, 
phone number and which day you are picking up.
email or call us with any questions: 
570-387-0550

Payments will be made to Wild For Salmon at pickup 
Cash, Checks, and Credit Cards Accepted

Pre-orders are not necessary, but helpful
 
Pricelist 2015
 
Sockeye Salmon Products
Whole Fillet ........................................ $13.95/lb
Fillet Portions .................................... $14.45/lb
Feta Dill Burger .................................. $7.75/pk
Spicy Salmon Burger ......................... $7.75/pk
Garden Style Salmon Burger .......... $7.75/pk
Plain Salmon Burger .......................... $6.75/pk
Salmon Steaks ....................................$10.95/lb
Canned Salmon.................................$4.50/can
 
Nova Style Smoked Salmon .........$12.95/half lb
Hickory Smoked Salmon  ............. $12.95/half lb
Dill & Orange Gravlax (1/4 lb)............... $8.75/pk
Smoked Salmon Spread (8oz)............. $10.00/ea
Cajun Smoked Salmon Dip (8oz).......... $9.00/ea
Smoked Salmon Ravioli(16oz) ............$15.95/pk
Captains Blend Ravioli (13oz)..............$14.95/pk
Whole Salmon ..........................................$9.95/lb
 
Additional Wild Seafood Products we will have at pick up
King Salmon Portions ............ $23.45/lb
Coho Salmon Portions ........... $15.45/lb
Halibut Portions ...................... $25.50/lb

Pacific Cod ............................. $11.00/lb
20/30 Scallops ................. $26.00/1.2lb
26/30 Gulf Shrimp .................. $15.00/lb

 
ANY PRODUCTS NOT LISTED ABOVE MUST BE PRE ORDERED
 
 
New Sockeye Salmon Products For 2015
Canned Sockeye Salmon ..................... $4.50/ea

Our customers are no strangers to the versatility and superior flavor of Canned Salmon, but now you can get our own catch in convenient canned form. Sockeye flavor and sustainability, ready anytime!
 
Skin On, Bone In in 7.5oz Cans

Captains Blend Smoked Ravioli ....... $14.95/pk

A super smoked, creamy collaboration with our friends at Vera Pasta! Smooth rich filling combined with a soft, doughy exterior. Enjoyed sauteed or with a light sauce of your choice.


Sold Frozen in 13oz Packages
Also New at Wild For Salmon: Louisiana Gulf Shrimp, Oregon Albacore Tuna, 
Maine Lobster Tail, King Salmon Steaks, Whole King Salmon & Dutch Harbor Octopus.


Order 20lb or More and Receive our BULK discount
Orders over 20lbs receive a 6.75% discount
Mix and Match ANY Products
Please Pre Order If You Are Ordering Over 20lb
 
 
 
 
HELPFUL ORDERING INFO 
Sockeye Salmon Portions available in 10 lbs cases. (approx 24 to 26 portions in a case) 
Sockeye Salmon Fillets available in a 20 lbs case (approx 12-14 whole fillets in a case) 
All Salmon Burgers are available in cases of 10 or 20 packs (2 burgers per pack)


 
SAMPLE ORDER 
 
Quiet Creek CSA - Jenn Kurian 
Tues/Fri Pick Up
 (PLEASE indicate which day)
570-387-0550
 (PLEASE include phone number)
 
Sockeye Salmon Portions
10lb
Feta Dill Burgers 6 packs
Hickory Smoked Salmon 2lb
Halibut Portions 3lb
Whole King Salmon 5lb
Smoked Salmon Spread 1
 
 
 
We look forward to providing you with the best Alaska has to offer!
 
Thank you for supporting the fisherman!
 
The Wild For Salmon Crew
 
Wild For Salmon, Inc.
521 Montour Blvd
Bloomsburg, PA 17815
570-387-0550




Your farmers,

 

John and Aimee Good

Quiet Creek Farm

Posted 10/12/2015 9:14am by John and Aimee Good.





FARM NEWS:
Chilly nights are in the forecast, and we expect the first frost of the season soon. The first frost is often light, but the first heavy frost, a "killing frost" will bring the end to the last of the summer crops, peppers, flowers, tomatoes, etc. The cool-loving crops, such as broccoli, spinach, cabbages, kale, etc. are not affected by the frosts, and the root vegetables are actually sweetened by the frost. We will enjoy 3 more weeks of fall vegetables!

As we near the end of CSA pickups, it is a good time to reflect back on the season. The farm has been quite productive this year, and we have enjoyed a bounty of many delicious crops. In the spring, greens, broccoli and berries were abundant. Summer's bounty included lots of tomatoes, cucumbers, and melons. We were so excited to have a great tomato year! For fall crops, the potatoes have had amazing yields, breaking all previous farm records. Also, the broccoli, greens, sweet potatoes, and other roots have been wonderful and plentiful. We are truly grateful for the harvest provided by the farm this year and hope you are too! 

CSA Share Renewal:

Now is a great time to renew your share for next season, so you do not miss out on another great harvest! All current members have the first opportunity to reserve a share for the 2016 season, and spots are held until the end of 2015. It is very easy to renew. Read how below.

In 2015, almost 75% of members from 2015 chose to pay by check or cash. So, in order to streamline our book-keeping, we will no longer be accepting online credit card payments for CSA shares, and members will not be signing up online. 

To renew your share for next season, please complete the membership form and return the first page along with $100 deposit or payment in full. Keep the second page for your records.  If including deposit only, please submit post-dated checks for payment plans along with the membership form. Alternate methods of payment, through mailed payments or payments scheduled through member's online banking, will also be accepted. All payment plans are fully outlined on the membership form.

Any questions, please let us know!

 

STOCK-UP OPPORTUNITIES:

Ordering deadline for Quiet Creek Farm's annual stock-up sale is extended to Friday October 16th. Orders can be emailed or brought to the farm this week.

Deadline to order from Wild for Salmon and Switchback Pizza Company is Thursday October 15th! Ledamete Grass Farm is accepting stock-up orders until October 22nd, and holiday turkey reservations as well.  Reminders for these sales will be sent later this week!

 

BULK ORGANIC POTATO STOCK-UP

10 lb bag = $10

25 lb bag = $20

50 lb bag = $40

Please reply to this email with your name, pickup day, and amount desired to place an order, or inquire in the barn. Orders will be taken now through the end of the month.

ORGANIC APPLE CIDER from RODALE INSTITUTE: We will now have apple cider available in the barn during CSA pickup, hopefully for a few weeks, while there are still apples on the trees to be pressed! No pre-orders are necessary. Half gallons are $5, and gallons are $9.

 

THE HARVEST

Broccoli

Cabbage

Carrots

Garlic

Onions

Peppers

Potatoes

Salad Mix

Spinach

Sweet Potatoes

CHOICE: Beets, Green Tomatoes, Red tomatoes

Coming soon: Celeriac, Winter squash, Leeks

UPICK: Pick what you can find: Cherry & grape tomatoes, hot peppers, flowers, herbs.

RECIPES

How to Braise Greens offers a general method of cooking any leafy green, that is simple, nutritious and delicious. 

Cabbage is again in the share this week, and we hope to have it one more week. So, if you want to try your hand at making home-made sauerkraut, there is a simple recipe to make a small batch, 1-2 quart jars, in your kitchen. Simply type "sauerkraut" into our Recipe search engine, to view recipes for both traditional and Korean sauerkraut (also called Kimchi).



Your farmers,

John and Aimee Good

Quiet Creek Farm

Posted 10/7/2015 9:26am by John and Aimee Good.


Switchback Pizza Company is taking orders now for an annual stock-up sale of their delicious, frozen, wood-fired pizzas. For more information and to place an order, please click on the link below.
Switchback Pizza Wood-fired Frozen Pizza Sale

Your farmers,

 

John and Aimee Good

Quiet Creek Farm

Posted 10/7/2015 9:23am by John and Aimee Good.

Ledamete Grass Stocking Up Sale at Quiet Creek Farm Order Online Today!
Ledamete Grass Farm will be delivering Stocking Up Orders to Quiet Creek Farm for pick up on Tues. Oct. 27th and Fri. Oct 30th! 


Order Your Pastured Meats Today- Deadline Midnight Oct. 22nd!

  • Pasture & Forest Raised Pork- Bacon, Pork Chops, Specialty Sausages, Roasts, Ribs, Pan Haus & More!
  • Pastured Chicken- Whole Chickens, Half Chickens, Boneless Breasts, Thighs, Drumsticks, Broth & More! 
  • 100% Grassfed Beef- Ground Beef, Short Ribs, Shin Meat, Filet, Roasts & More!
PRE-ORDERS  ONLY!
Ledamete Grass Farm will be delivering pre-orders of their locally and sustainably raised pastured meats to Quiet Creek Farm for a Stocking Up Sale. To learn more about our farming practices, read below and visit our website. To order visit our e-commerce site here. 
Ledamete Grass Farm Pasture & Forest-Raised Pork
We raise Tamworth cross heritage breed pigs, as they thrive in the forest and field and are known for their excellent flavor. In addition to forage, our pigs are fed local grain raised with organic methods, organic veggie compost, and grass-fed raw dairy products. 
Ledamete Grass Farm Pastured Poultry
Our chickens and turkeys are raised on pasture with constant access to fresh bugs, herbs and grasses. In addition to the forage they find, we provide our birds with grain, grown and milled fresh by a local farmer who utilizes organic methods. The birds' access to fresh air, exercise, sunshine, green grass and bugs creates very delicious and nutritious meat!
Ledamete Grass Farm 100% Grassfed Beef
We raise Rotakawa Devon/Jersey Cross beef as they do very well on 100% grass. This meat is nutrient dense and delicious!
Know Your Farmer- Don't Buy Food From Strangers!

The Fix Family
 
Ledamete Grass Farm
5471 Sell Rd.
Schnecksville, PA 18078
ledametegrassfarm.com
ledametegrass@gmail.com
610-767-4984
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The Good Farm is a certified organic farm raising vegetables, berries, flowers, and herbs for a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) and farmer's market. Farmers John and Aimee Good specialize in providing the best quality and most flavorful varieties of the vegetables you love to eat- the staples! We have happy members - over 70% return every year!

 

Many customers say they eat healthier, feel better, learn to cook new things, save money, and even lose weight by joining the farm. We are all connected to farming, as we are all eaters. Experience seasonal eating. Support a type of farm that you can believe in; the kind you imagined as a child; where people pick the produce by hand, the soils are thriving, and the fields are full of life. Become a CSA member or visit The Good Farm at the Trexlertown Farmer's Market. Because "it's all GOOD!"

 

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