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Posted 6/17/2019 2:00pm by John and Aimee Good.


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Peak Broccoli Harvest today!

Take a look at this beauty of a broccoli crown!

Yes, I'm showing it off to our resident photographer and farm apprentice extraordinaire David Darling!

 

Hard to believe, but each plant gives just one broccoli crown.

That's why we have so many rows planted!

These plants made pretty nice heads - can't wait to see what the 2nd planting will do!

 

NEW this week - Red Beets and Summer squash!

Summer squash is ripening well, and zucchini is just starting. It sometimes takes the insect pollinators a little while to find the squash and zucchini blossoms, so the first fruits are not always perfect. The bi-color squash may be a blend of yellow and green, and the zucchini can be misshapen.

We did see the bumblebees busily working flowers this morning, so hopefully there will be more good fruits to pick next week!

Check the Recipe Email for Farmer's Favorite Summer squash recipe! 

Red Beets fresh from the garden are truly a treat. The flavor far surpasses anything else. And I think roasting the beets is the best way to eat them - roasting really brings out the sweetness! Check the Recipe email for more details!

 

THE HARVEST

New - Red Beets!

New - Summer squash!

Broccoli 

Cucumbers

Scallions

Garlic scapes

Radishes &/or Turnips

Greens choice: Kale, Bok choy, Napa Cabbage, Arugula

Coming Soon: Carrots, Zucchini, Garlic

Upick:  Sugar snap peas & herbs - check UPick board for amounts! 

Reminder: Please bring containers to transfer your peas into to take home.  And please return boxes if you borrowed them! Thanks!

*Pea picking will be the flag system - read instructions on UPick board and ask for help if needed! You start at a white loop on the stake in the pea patch, and pick in the direction listed on the board. Move the marker to where you finish your box/es. Thanks!

U-PICK GARDEN HOURS: Tuesdays and Fridays, 8 am - 7 pm. Wednesday and Saturday mornings, 9 am - noon. 

*COOPERATIVE SHARES: Eggs, cheese, coffee & biweekly coffee shares this week! Back to back bi-weekly coffee this week - then back to regular schedule next week.

Need to schedule a pickup change or vacation hold? Click here.

Deadline to schedule online is Sunday of the week you need to change, otherwise email Aimee for last-minute changes.

 

More ways below, to find what you need to know:

CSA Pickup/ Upick Hours  - lists hours for all pickup sites, as well as Farm Upick times

CSA Pickup Changes & more - change contact info, check your balance, make a payment, schedule a vacation hold and double pickup, switch to a different pickup day or location for a week, etc. (To permanently change your pickup location, you need to contact Aimee.)

News & Blog - Missed an email? Want to review an old one? You can find all our email posts here in our blog archive.

Recipes - Every week we post new recipes highlighting the vegetables in your share. Most recent additions will be at the top of the page, but we have quite a lot of recipes on this page, and you can search by vegetable to find many more ideas!

 


Your farmers,

John and Aimee Good

The Good Farm

8112 Church Road

Germansville PA 18053

484-262-0675

www.goodfarmcsa.com

facebook.com/goodfarmcsa

instagram.com/goodfarmcsa

Posted 6/12/2019 3:58pm by John and Aimee Good.

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We hope you enjoyed your first share. Many items will be in again this week, . . . but also lots of NEW ITEMS, like the silvery kale you see here!

  • Red Russian & White Russian Kale
  • Broccoli
  • Red Radishes
  • Garlic Scapes

In the spring we only grow Red Russian and White Russian Kale. These varieties are very tender and flavorful. Check out the Recipe Email for my favorite Lemon Butter Pasta with Greens, featuring this week's kale!

Red Radishes are so pretty. I like to slice them thinly for salads, or snacking with cheese (using the radish instead of a cracker!) But if radishes are really not your thing, check out the Creamy Radish spread recipe in the next email. . . It may just change your mind!

Garlic scapes are the flowering tops of the garlic plant. They are tender with a milder garlic flavor, and we LOVE them! You can simply chop the entire scape finely and saute just as you would garlic. 1-2 scapes to replace 1 clove garlic for recipes.

Broccoli is just beginning to come in. May be limited amounts this week. More of this tender flower coming soon.

Yep that's right I said flower . . . Did you know that broccoli is actually a flowering head of a brassica plant?!  Kale is the leaf and cabbage is the bud. All were bred from different parts of the brassica oleracea plant.  FUN FACTS ABOUT your VEGGIES!


THE HARVEST

New - Red radishes!

New - Broccoli!

New - White & Red Russian Kale!

New - Garlic scapes!

Salad mix - Check out the pic of harvesting salad mix! We actually grow the lettuce as mini-heads, which are super dense. But we cut and mix it as leaf. So you get the flavor and keeping quality of head lettuce with the convenience and beauty of a salad mix - pretty neat right?

Bok choy

Scallions

Cucumbers

Sugar Snap Peas:

PLEASE NOTE!  Sugar Snap Peas will be outside the boxes! Don't forget to take your box.

And please return boxes for re-use by the farm. THANKS!

UPICK AT THE FARM:

PLEASE NOTE: BECAUSE WE ARE PICKING PEAS FOR DELIVERED BOXES, THERE IS NO EXTRA U-PICK AVAILABLE THIS WEEK. More coming soon! Thanks!

 

COFFEE Samples! We are sending coffee samples from  Bake Oven Coffee Roasters along with your shares!

Please take 1 sample per share!

COFFEE SHARE: Freshly roasted coffee, from our neighbors at Bake Oven Coffee Roasters, right here in Germansville. 12 oz bag ever week or every other week (Biweekly Coffee Share), available as whole bean or drip grind, your choice. Varieties will rotate weekly through seasonally available varieties, including Zambian, Ethiopian, Brazilian, and Guatemalan. Note: coffee reaches peak flavors and aromatics 3-6 days post roast, then does a slow reduction in flavors for about the first 30 days. Coffee for your share will be roasted 3 days prior to distribution, so you are getting the absolute best in flavor from your cup.

Price will be pro-rated when signing up now -  $11/week, $220 for weekly coffee starting this next week, or $110 for Biweekly coffee starting next week. Discount will be added after signup, manually, by farmer. Email with questions.

If you would like to get some of their delicious coffee every week, or every other week, you can now sign up for a coffee share! Click here to Update your Membership.

 

*COOPERATIVE SHARES: Eggs, bread, coffee & biweekly coffee shares this week!

 

We are still seeding and planting many crops for the season. Hoping for a longer sweet corn season - you can never have enough sweet corn, right?  So we are doing 3 successions this year! 2nd succession went out last week.

Hana and Kailey of the farm crew are riding the water wheel transplanter and putting out corn seedlings here.

3rd planting is being seeded in the greenhouse this week.

 

Need to schedule a pickup change or vacation hold? Click here.

Deadline to schedule online is Sunday of the week you need to change, otherwise email Aimee for last-minute changes.

 

More ways below, to find what you need to know:

CSA Pickup/ Upick Hours  - lists hours for all pickup sites, as well as Farm Upick times

CSA Pickup Changes & more - change contact info, check your balance, make a payment, schedule a vacation hold and double pickup, switch to a different pickup day or location for a week, etc. (To permanently change your pickup location, you need to contact Aimee.)

News & Blog - Missed an email? Want to review an old one? You can find all our email posts here in our blog archive.

Recipes - Every week we post new recipes highlighting the vegetables in your share. Most recent additions will be at the top of the page, but we have quite a lot of recipes on this page, and you can search by vegetable to find many more ideas!

 


Your farmers,

John and Aimee Good

The Good Farm

8112 Church Road

Germansville PA 18053

484-262-0675

www.goodfarmcsa.com

facebook.com/goodfarmcsa

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Posted 5/23/2019 1:43pm by John and Aimee Good.

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Very exciting - the CSA Harvest season is starting in just 2 weeks!

Lettuce mix is looking beautiful!

As are the spinach, bok choy, kale, turnips, radishes, broccoli, and strawberry plants!

The cucumber plants in the high tunnel are already making lots of baby fruits, so we may even have cucumbers for the start of CSA pickups!

CSA pickups are to begin the first full week of June. You will get an email reminder next week, and every week, with your specific pickup location and time.

Read below for more information which will help you throughout the season . . .

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Your share types for the 2019 season are: %%member-types-text%%. All your share types will be listed next to your name on the sign-in sheet. Please be sure to check off by your name each week when picking up your share!

Member updates: Please keep an eye on your inbox every week for the harvest update. You will receive a weekly email, usually on Monday evening, with a list of the vegetables which will be in your share, as well as storage and cooking tips, recipe ideas, and news from the farm.

Pickup Changes & Vacation Holds: You are welcome to change pickup days for on-farm pickup, or switch to a different pickup location, as needed. Also, every membership gets 2 vacation holds per season. You can select a double pickup on another week, either before your vacation or within 2-3 weeks after your vacation, preferably. Or you can choose to simply skip that week or have your share be donated.

How to change your pickup or schedule a vacation hold?

Use the Pickup Changes link. (This will be at the bottom of every harvest update email.) You will enter your email address, and then be sent a special link to your email, which will allow you to login to your member account. From there you can do the following types of actions:

  1. Schedule a vacation hold and double pickup
  2. Switch to a different pickup day or location for a week, etc. (To permanently change your pickup location, you need to contact Aimee.)
  3. Check your balance and or make a payment by requesting a Status Email.
  4. Update your contact info.

We hope this information makes it easy for you to schedule, but if you ever need help, please just email Aimee for assistance! farmers@goodfarmcsa.com, or reply to any email from the farm!

The Members' Only Upick Garden: All members are welcome to use the Upick garden during open hours:

Tuesdays and Fridays, 8 am - 7 pm

Wednesdays and Saturdays, 8 am - noon

    • Items available to pick each week will be listed in the weekly Harvest Update, with allowed amounts per share when possible.
    • The amount available to pick per share is listed on the whiteboard outside the main entrance to the barn by noon on Tuesday each week.
    • Check the whiteboard for picking instructions! We use a flag system for picking many items, such as berries & beans. Start picking at a flag, and move the flag down the row to where you finish picking. Makes it easy for all!
    • If you have a delivered share and you visit the Upick garden, we ask that you count any Upick item that was in your weekly share, such as berries, as part of the total allowed amount for the week.

We hope these tips ensure you have a great CSA experience!

Feel free to print this page for future reference.

These Helpful Links will also be listed at the bottom of all Harvest Update Emails!

CSA Pickup Hours  - lists hours for all pickup sites, as well as Upick times

CSA Pickup Changes - you can login to your member account with your email address to change contact info, check your balance, make a payment, schedule a vacation hold and double pickup, switch to a different pickup day or location for a week, etc. (To permanently change your pickup location, you need to contact Aimee.)

News & Blog - Missed an email? Want to review an old one? You can find all our email posts here in our blog archive.

Recipes - Every week we post new recipes highlighting the vegetables in your share. Most recent additions will be at the top of the page, but we have quite a lot of recipes on this page, and you can search by vegetable to find many more ideas!


Your farmers,

John and Aimee Good

The Good Farm

8112 Church Road

Germansville PA 18053

484-262-0675

www.goodfarmcsa.com

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Posted 3/29/2019 11:12am by John and Aimee Good.

The weather is finally warming and we are getting ready to plant outside. Farmer John is spading the fields for the first time today.

We also got a load of organic aged compost delivered today - the farmer's rich black gold. 

Yes - being certified organic does mean going the extra mile!

Everything we put on our fields is organic, including the compost and straw mulch. Even the seeds that we plant are certified organic, as long as the varieties are available.

And the more certified organic farms there are, the more demand increases for the seeds and products we use, which creates more opportunities for organic growing, and that's a great thing for our planet, our home.

Do you want to support your local organic farmers?

Become a CSA member today!

We have been busily planting and tending the veggie plants that are filling up the greenhouse!

This week was tomato grafting week.

We grow two plants, a wild-type rootstock and a scion (fruiting variety) and graft the scion to the rootstock. This makes for an extremely vigorous, disease-resistant, and productive plant.

Check out this neat video on facebook or instagram to see plant surgery in action!

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We plan to continue putting out more fun farm videos this season, so follow us to catch them all!

New PICKUP SITES!

New for the 2019 season, we are working with The Restoration Space, an integrated health center in Bethlehem, to be a new delivery site, on Thursdays from 2-6 pm. This is a beautiful center, doing great work. We are excited to be partnering with them, and extending our delivery range to the entire Lehigh Valley!

Also, we  have a new site host for the Kutztown delivery, Four Monkeys Coffee, at 100 Constitution Blvd. hosted by Colleen Eugster, on Thursdays from 4:30-7:30 pm. This super-friendly and convenient location also has great coffee, tea and snacks available, with improved customer service for members! Note - coffee shares cannot be delivered to this location.

New EXTRA SHARES!

New for this year - Farmstead and cave-aged cheeses, gourmet mushrooms, artisan bread baked in a wood-fired oven.

The ever-popular fruit and egg shares are back. Coffee share is back, but with new weekly or biweekly options! 

Any of our extra shares can be added on when purchasing a veggie share.

Check them all out below  . . .


Fruit Share

Beginning in July, enjoy 16 weeks of delicious local fruit: mouth-watering yellow and white peaches, juicy blueberries, fragrant apricots, creamy tender pears; and many varieties of delicious apples with distinct flavor, including Honeycrisp, Keepsake, Liberty, Jonagold, Crimson crisp, and more.

Eating these apples will make you want to never buy them at the store again! This is the way fruit should be - peaches with juice that drips down your chin!

Fruit shares average 5-6 lbs per week, about 12-20 pieces of fruit, depending on type and size.

Grown in Kempton, PA by County Line Orchards. County Line uses IPM (Integrated Pest Management) to increase biological pest control, improve monitoring, and limit spraying (not organic).    Fruit ($250.00)


Egg Share

Enjoy a weekly share of 1 dozen fresh certified organic, pasture-raised, soy-free eggs from Spring Creek Farms. The quality of eggs from hens rotated on healthy pastures is unbeatable, and you can see and taste the difference in the bright orange yolks! Certified organic is always GMO-free!

Spring Creek Farms is a multi-generational certified organic family dairy farm located in Wernersville. They have been farming the same land for 5 generations!

Weekly share for 20 weeks, $6.50 per dozen

Eggs ($130.00)


Bread share

Every other week, receive a loaf of artisan bread baked in small batches in a wood-fired oven by Switchback Pizza Company. They grind locally, organically grown wheat berries from Red Cat Farm and mix it with their own custom flour blend to create awesome, naturally leavened bread.

The standard Farmhouse: A great all around whole wheat/white wheat bread, will be rotated with other varieties including: Sesame semolina, Oatmeal, Grano Arso (wheat berries are toasted before grinding for a very unique tasting bread), Saison Rye (made with locally brewed Saison beer), and Walnut cranberry.

This bread freezes beautifully. Because of the wood-oven baking schedule, breads will be fresh for Thursday delivery and Friday pickups, and will be fresh-frozen for Tuesday pickup and Wednesday delivery. Biweekly - 11 week season

Bread (biweekly) ($70.00)


Cheese share

Biweekly share of 2 cheeses; ranging from artisan cave-aged cheeses to farmstead cheddars to fresh cheeses such as ricotta and Camembert-style, hand-crafted by Hillacres Pride Dairy. Cheddars and colbys are vacuum sealed and approximately 8 ounces. The artisan cheeses are usually close to 6 ounces. The quark will be 8 ounces, the flavored fresh cheeses are 5 oz and ricotta will be a whole pound. Cheeses are paired with what is in season for vegetables-Feta with greens, fresh mozzarella with tomatoes, ricotta with eggplant, etc.

Hillacres Pride is a multi-generational family farm that has been raising certified Jersey cows on green grass pastures for many years, and making their own cheeses since 2003. Cows are fed hay and silage grown on the farm during the winter months. They are never given growth hormones, and only receive antibiotics for illness.

Bi-weekly share - 11 weeks

Cheese ($135.00)



Mushroom share

Beginning in fall, 10 deliveries of fresh, gourmet mushrooms from our local family farmers at Primordia Farm in Lenhartsville, PA, raised naturally and chemical-free. Varieties include shiitake, oyster, golden oyster, pioppino, lion's mane and maitake mushrooms.

1/2 lb Mushrooms ($85.00)

1 lb Mushrooms ($150.00)

 

 

Coffee share

Freshly roasted coffee, from our neighbors at Bake Oven Coffee Roasters, right here in Germansville. 12 oz per week, available as whole bean, or drip grind, your choice. Expect a diverse selection of seasonally available varieties, including Zambian, Ethiopian, Brazilian, and Guatemalan. Weekly share members receive a bonus-size bag or extra sampler-size bag monthly!

*Note - Bag size increased from 2018, but price per ounce decreased!

Price: $11/wk, $242 for weekly share, $121 for bi-weekly share

PLEASE NOTE: This share is not available for Kutztown delivery! Wonderful fresh-roasted coffee can be purchased directly from Four Monkeys Coffee at Kutztown pickup!

Whole Bean weekly ($242.00)

Whole Bean bi-weekly ($121.00)

Drip grind weekly ($242.00)

Drip grind bi-weekly ($121.00)



Any questions about CSA membership for 2019? Let me know.

Ready to join? Sign up here!

 





Your farmers,

John and Aimee Good

The Good Farm

8112 Church Road

Germansville PA 18053

484-262-0675

www.goodfarmcsa.com

facebook.com/goodfarmcsa

instagram.com/goodfarmcsa

Posted 2/28/2019 3:16pm by John and Aimee Good.

 

Sure, you could sign up for Hello Fresh or any of the numerous meal delivery plans out there today.

But would the veggies be picked the same day you get them? 

Would they be raised locally on a certified organic farm?

Would you actually learn how to use new ingredients and create meals from scratch?

CSA shares can give you all of this, at a much better price! For just $27/week, you get amazingly fresh delicious produce that becomes the focal point of your meals, with recipes and cooking instructions that help you to become a better cook.

We may not come to your door, but we have many delivery locations throughout the Lehigh Valley! I am sure we have one near you.

(And remember, we are open to creating new delivery sites, with a minimum of 10 shares per site. Just contact us!)

Just added - New Bethlehem pickup location!!!

DELIVERY SITES for Boxed Share pickup on THURSDAYS

****WEDNESDAY DELIVERY, Boxed share pickup

  • Jim Thorpe, 4-6 pm, WEDNESDAY, Jim Thorpe Yoga, 434 Center St. Jim Thorpe PA 18229. Host: Maya Kowalcyk    (570) 527-5453

Boxed shares offer the convenience of local, quick pickup with all the staple veggies included weekly plus highlights of unusual varieties.

A weekly trip to the farm offers the flexibility of a market-style pickup, plus a visit to the U-pick garden -cut flowers! fresh herbs! and more!

* Market Style pickup: Members pick and pack their own shares. Set amount of staples (ie. tomatoes, onions, potatoes, sweet corn, carrots, etc.) plus selection of greens, and rotating choices of unusual or love/hate veg. (think beets, turnips, radishes).

*** ON-FARM pickups: Tuesdays- 1-6 pm and  Fridays 2-7 pm are market style pick-up; Saturdays 9 am - noon is a boxed share pickup.

Germansville sounds far away, but that's mostly because the only reason to come here is to visit a farm or hike at Bake Oven Knob on the Appalachian Trail!

We are just 30 minutes from Allentown, Emmaus, Trexlertown and Jim Thorpe, and 40 minutes from Bethlehem and Kutztown. And ALL farm members, no matter where they pick up, are welcome to visit the U-pick garden during

Open Farm Hours: Tuesdays and Fridays, 8 am - 7 pm, plus Wednesdays and Saturdays, 8 am - noon

Remember, it's included in your share!

To find us, check the google map.

Click here to SIGN UP NOW!

 

P.S. Don't forget the Spring Sign-up Special is happening now - Sign up before March 10th to get in the raffle for a $25 gift certificate to The Good Farm store!





Your farmers,

John and Aimee Good

The Good Farm

8112 Church Road

Germansville PA 18053

484-262-0675

www.goodfarmcsa.com

facebook.com/goodfarmcsa

instagram.com/goodfarmcsa

Posted 2/25/2019 2:36pm by John and Aimee Good.

We are not ready to be done with the CSA Day fun!!!

Yes! 25 members have won a free jar of Good Farm salsa with their CSA signup!

But, you can still have a chance to win more Good Farm goodies . . . 

Sign-up over the next 2 weeks and you will be entered into a raffle to win a $25 gift certificate for The Good Farm store! 

Our online store, CSA extras, has all our farm products during the season; such as salsa, tomato sauce, ketchup, and Good Farm tote bags; as well as rotating seasonal veggies, such as tomatoes, cucumbers, beets, and more.

Click on the link to Sign up Today!

Your farmers,

John and Aimee Good

P.S. We want to get you really excited about the 2019 farm season!

We have plans for more sweet corn, more strawberries, early tomatoes & cucumbers, new CSA pickup sites, and new extra shares!

Keep an eye on your inbox - more info coming soon!



John and Aimee Good

The Good Farm

8112 Church Road

Germansville PA 18053

484-262-0675

www.goodfarmcsa.com

facebook.com/goodfarmcsa

instagram.com/goodfarmcsa

Posted 2/19/2019 1:41pm by John and Aimee Good.

Celebrate CSA Day with us!  CSA Day is Friday February 22nd, 2019! 

CSA Day is the most popular time to sign up for a CSA share across the nation. It is also the most important time for CSA farmers to get the support of members, as we are literally sowing the seeds for the harvest now!

Today we started tomato and onion seeds.

On Friday you can "sow the seeds" for a season of healthy eating in 2019, by signing up for your CSA share!

SPECIAL BONUS! Free jar of Good Farm mild Salsa to the first 25 people who sign up on CSA Day!

Bookmark this CSA Sign Up Link, and be ready on Friday February 22nd!

There are so many benefits to a Good Farm CSA share; I will list just some of them here. . .

  • 100% Certified Organic produce, for your peace of mind.
  • 100% Good-Farm grown. Know your farmer, trust your food.
  • Veggies that taste so good, you actually want to eat your veggies!
  • Eating more veggies & fruits comes naturally with a CSA share, which gives you more energy, and sheds the extra winter weight!

The weekly farm share, along with the recipes and cooking tips, helps you expand your cooking skills. You  learn how to combine ingredients, experiment in the kitchen, and create truly delicious meals.

Like all good chefs know, the best meals start with really "good" ingredients!

Once you have had a Good Farm CSA share, with delicious produce picked within 1-2 days of going home to your table, it's really hard to go back to the grocery store.

So get ready to get on board for the 2019 season!

And don't miss out on the chance to get a free jar of Good Farm salsa, just by signing up on CSA Day, this Friday February 22nd!

Here's that CSA Sign Up Link again! 

But don't worry - we will remind you.

Your farmers,

John and Aimee Good

The Good Farm

8112 Church Road

Germansville PA 18053

484-262-0675

www.goodfarmcsa.com

facebook.com/goodfarmcsa

instagram.com/goodfarmcsa

Posted 2/16/2019 8:08am by John and Aimee Good.


We thought this study was so interesting, we just had to share it with you.

I know we are always talking about how much better organic farming is for the environment, and for producing nutrient-dense healthy food. But it is very interesting to see the actual results of switching to an organic diet in our bodies.

This study, led by University of California researchers and others, tracked four families eating their typical non-organic diet for one week. Every member of the family had detectable levels in their urine of the 14 chemicals tested during this period. After only one week on an all organic diet, levels of all pesticides dropped by more than half!  And Malathion, a probable human carcinogen according to the WHO, decreased by 95%.

To read more, click here: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/feb/15/what-the-pesticides-in-our-urine-tell-us-about-organic-food

And thank you for supporting organic farming, keeping your bodies and our earth free from harmful chemicals!

Your farmers,

John and Aimee Good

The Good Farm

8112 Church Road

Germansville PA 18053

484-262-0675

www.goodfarmcsa.com

facebook.com/goodfarmcsa

instagram.com/goodfarmcsa

Posted 1/31/2019 1:33pm by John and Aimee Good.

Cold, crisp snows fill the fields while wintry winds blow. We vegetable farmers take advantage of the cold days to plan for planting season, which is actually right around the corner!

Starting mid-February we will begin seeding onions in the greenhouse, followed by leeks, scallions,  broccoli and cabbage.  The potting soil was delivered; the greenhouse is cleaned up and ready to go.

John pores over the seed catalogs, with their gorgeous pictures of perfect vegetables. Everything grows perfectly in our minds in the wintertime, as we map out the season, week by week.

Lots of spreadsheets help us organize 50 crops, with multiple varieties and successions. We like to get it nailed down to each bed in every field; with the varieties, seeding or planting rates, and dates, so that we are ready to go full speed once the chance arrives and spring is ready for us! 

Some exciting new varieties we are trialing this year - lime crisp cucumbers, European-style burpless cucumbers, orange queen watermelons, dark belle watermelons, mini "cheese" pumpkins, sweet white summer onions, and new heirloom tomatoes -  "solar flare," "grandma's pick" and"pork chop." Gotta love those heirloom names!

Hoping a little bit of excitement for summer goodies from the farm warms you up on this chilly day!

Your farmers,

John and Aimee Good

The Good Farm

8112 Church Road

Germansville PA 18053

484-262-0675

www.goodfarmcsa.com

facebook.com/goodfarmcsa

instagram.com/goodfarmcsa

Posted 12/6/2018 2:28pm by John and Aimee Good.



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We all have a personal doctor, who knows us and takes care of us. Many of us have an accountant and a lawyer. We hire others to do important jobs for us, that we cannot do ourselves.

So why not a personal farmer? What is more important than the food you put into your body every day?

You shake hands with your farmer every time you prepare a meal using your farm share.

And that’s a great thing! For your health, and your peace of mind.

At The Good Farm, we are your personal farmers.

We are growing directly for you, the highest quality certified organic produce.

And you can tell the difference, because you can taste it!

Many CSA members tell me -

  • I feel better and have more energy.
  • I have lost weight.
  • I am eating more vegetables and fruits than ever before.
  • I love the recipes and am cooking new things.
  • I appreciate the storage tips and am keeping my produce much longer.
  • I cannot go back to the grocery store, your produce has made me a food snob!

As your personal farmers, we want to make sure that you are getting the most out of each and every farm share.

Very few other CSA farms do this like we do:

  • Storage tips for every season - spring, summer & fall.
  • Weekly recipes using the farm share - that are simple, but good.
  • Most recipes are tested or created in farmer Aimee’s kitchen!

We all know that the old adage is true - food is the first medicine.

And if you don’t know where your food is coming from, that can pose a health risk these days!

When you know your farmer, you can trust your food. Pretty simple.  

P.S. Renew your membership here at the early bird rate and get $15 off. Now through December 15th.

Your farmers,

John and Aimee Good

The Good Farm

8112 Church Road

Germansville PA 18053

484-262-0675

www.goodfarmcsa.com

facebook.com/goodfarmcsa

instagram.com/goodfarmcsa

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The Good Farm is a certified organic farm raising vegetables, berries, flowers, and herbs for over 200 "farm share" members. 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!

 

Our customers say they eat healthier, feel better, save money, become inspired cooks, and even lose weight by joining the farm. Experience the joy of putting a delicious meal on the table by your own two hands. It's easy when the ingredients are this fresh and this good.

 

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 today, it's the gift to yourself that keeps giving back! 

"Because The Good Farm makes you feel GOOD!"

8112 Church Rd.
Germansville, PA 18053
484-262-0675
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