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Posted 2/10/2015 2:04pm by John and Aimee Good.


We are now accepting new members from the wait list for the 2015 season! Members from the wait list are accepted on a "first come, first served" basis, so do not delay - join today!

You are receiving this message from Quiet Creek Farm because you have signed up for our waiting list, to have the first opportunity to purchase a membership for 23 weeks of certified organic vegetables, herbs, flowers, and berries beginning in June at our farm, located at The Rodale Institute in Kutztown PA.

JOIN NOW!     It is very simple. You can now sign up directly through our website on the Member Sign-Up Page. Payments can be made by credit card via Paypal, through Dwolla (an electronic bank transfer) or by sending a check. Each option will be explained on the checkout page. A $100 deposit is required to sign up, but full payments can also be made.

WHY JOIN?    Quiet Creek Farm produce varieties are specially selected for flavor, and harvested at the peak of 'ripeness', either 1 day before or the same day that our members take them home. We can grow varieties that are too tender and delicate to be shipped, and we can pick them when they are supposed to be picked - when they are ripe, for maximum flavor and nutritive value. Unlike the commercial varieties found in grocery stores, which are often picked unripe to survive shipping, vegetables from the farm capture the essence of the sun and soil, and are truly delicious! Eating directly from the farm is a win-win situation, because you get the best taste and the best nutrition in your vegetables! With our "members-only" Upick garden, everyone also has the opportunity to enjoy being on the farm, picking sun-warmed strawberries, cherry tomatoes, green beans and peas, fresh herbs, as well as beautiful bouquets of flowers each week. Read more about the Membership Benefits of Quiet Creek Farm here.

MORE INFORMATION:

For more information about our CSA program, such as Membership Details, including sample shares from the spring, summer, and fall; Frequently Asked Questions; and more, please see our website. Still have questions? Contact us.

MEMBERSHIP CONFIRMATION:

You will receive a confirmation email once your signup has been completed.

Thank you!

John and Aimee Good

Quiet Creek Farm

Posted 1/5/2015 8:52am by John and Aimee Good.

PLEASE IGNORE THE RENEWAL REMINDER IF YOU HAVE ALREADY RENEWED YOUR MEMBERSHIP FOR THIS SEASON! (Or if you are a 3 year member partner.)

Thank you for your continued support!!!

 

 

MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL: Last chance to take advantage of your reserved spot for next season! We have extended the renewal deadline for one more week. We realize the holidays are a busy time, and we wanted to be sure all 2014 members who would like to renew have the opportunity to do so before we begin to accept new members.

We will hold off on contacting the wait list for one more week. After that point, all members, new and returning, will be accepted on a "first come, first served" basis. So please take a moment now to sign up for the 2015 season, on our Member Sign-up page.

*We can also complete the online signup for any member who is unable to do so. Please let us know if you need assistance with your member renewal!

 

Thank you for supporting your local small organic farmer, and making the commitment to eat seasonally, and well!


 

MEMBER SURVEY: We would love to have your feedback on this year's harvest; as well as your ideas, suggestions and/or desires for next year. Please click on the link to complete the 2014 Member Survey. It should take only about 5-10 minutes to complete. We thank you and appreciate your time to help us improve the Quiet Creek Farm CSA experience for you, our members!

 

 

Your farmers,

 

John and Aimee Good

Quiet Creek Farm

Posted 12/29/2014 1:09pm by John and Aimee Good.

PLEASE IGNORE THE RENEWAL REMINDER IF YOU HAVE ALREADY RENEWED YOUR MEMBERSHIP FOR THIS SEASON! (Or if you are a 3 year member partner.)

Thank you for your continued support!!!

 

 

MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL: Last chance to take advantage of your reserved spot for next season! We will begin accepting new members from the wait list in 2015, and all members will be accepted on a "first come, first served" basis in the new year. So please take a moment now to sign up for the 2015 season, on our Member Sign-up page.

*We can also complete the online signup for any member who is unable to do so. Please let us know if you need assistance with your member renewal!

*Check payments for down payments and full payments are now accepted! In order to make the process available to those members who are not comfortable or familiar with online banking or credit card payments, we are now accepting check payments for both the down payment and full payment option. We made this change in response to member feedback. We want to make it possible for all members who wish to do so, to renew their share.

 

Thank you for supporting your local small organic farmer, and making the commitment to eat seasonally, and well!


 

MEMBER SURVEY: We would love to have your feedback on this year's harvest; as well as your ideas, suggestions and/or desires for next year. Please click on the link to complete the 2014 Member Survey. It should take only about 5-10 minutes to complete. We thank you and appreciate your time to help us improve the Quiet Creek Farm CSA experience for you, our members!

 

 

Your farmers,

 

John and Aimee Good

Quiet Creek Farm

Posted 12/15/2014 11:11am by John and Aimee Good.

PLEASE IGNORE THE RENEWAL REMINDER IF YOU HAVE ALREADY RENEWED YOUR MEMBERSHIP FOR THIS SEASON! (Or if you are a 3 year member partner.)

 

 

MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL: Only 2 weeks left to take advantage of your reserved spot for next season! We will begin accepting new members from the wait list in 2015, and all members will be accepted on a "first come, first served" basis in the new year. So please take a moment now to sign up for the 2015 season, on our Member Sign-up page.

 

*Check payments for down payments and full payments are now accepted! In order to make the process available to those members who are not comfortable or familiar with online banking or credit card payments, we are now accepting check payments for both the down payment option and the full payment option. We made this change in response to member feedback. We want to make it possible for all members who wish to do so, to renew their share. We can also complete the online signup for any member who is unable to do so. Please let us know if you need assistance with your member renewal. Thanks!

 

 

Thank you for supporting your local small organic farmer, and making the commitment to eat seasonally, and well!


 

MEMBER SURVEY: We would love to have your feedback on this year's harvest; as well as your ideas, suggestions and/or desires for next year. Please click on the link to complete the 2014 Member Survey. It should take only about 5-10 minutes to complete. We thank you and appreciate your time to help us improve the Quiet Creek Farm CSA experience for you, our members!

 

Your farmers,

 

John and Aimee Good

Quiet Creek Farm

Posted 12/9/2014 11:19am by John and Aimee Good.

PLEASE IGNORE THE RENEWAL REMINDER IF YOU HAVE ALREADY RENEWED YOUR MEMBERSHIP FOR THIS SEASON! (Or if you are a 3 year member partner.)

 

 

MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL: Please note this change - we are now accepting check payments for down payments and full payments! In order to make the process available to those members who are not comfortable or familiar with online banking or credit card payments, we are now accepting check payments for both the down payment option and the full payment option. We made this change in response to member feedback. We want to make it possible for all members who wish to do so, to renew their share. We can also complete the online signup for any member who is unable to do so. Please let us know if you need assistance with your member renewal. Thanks!

 

We will hold spots for all current members until the end of 2014. We will begin accepting new members from the wait list in 2015. So please take a moment now to sign up for the 2015 season, on our Member Sign-up page.

Thank you for supporting your local small organic farmer, and making the commitment to eat seasonally, and well!


 

MEMBER SURVEY: We would love to have your feedback on this year's harvest; as well as your ideas, suggestions and/or desires for next year. Please click on the link to complete the 2014 Member Survey. It should take only about 5-10 minutes to complete. We thank you and appreciate your time to help us improve the Quiet Creek Farm CSA experience for you, our members!

 

Your farmers,

 

John and Aimee Good

Quiet Creek Farm

Posted 12/1/2014 11:19am by John and Aimee Good.

PLEASE IGNORE THE RENEWAL REMINDER IF YOU HAVE ALREADY RENEWED YOUR MEMBERSHIP FOR THIS SEASON! (Or if you are a 3 year member partner.)

 

 

MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL: For those of you who have not yet renewed your membership, now is the time! Since we have switched to  an online sign-up process, it takes just a few minutes to sign up to for next season. You can pay online, through Dwolla  which is a free electronic bank transfer, or Paypal. You may also pay by check, for full payments only.  If you wish to use the payment plan, please choose Dwolla or Paypal. $100 payment is all that is required to sign up.

We will hold spots for all current members until the end of 2014. We will begin accepting new members from the wait list in 2015. So please take a moment now to sign up for the 2015 season, on our Member Sign-up page.

Thank you for supporting your local small organic farmer, and making the commitment to eat seasonally, and well!


 

MEMBER SURVEY: I know it seems far off, but for us, next season has already begun. Farmer John is performing all winter maintenance and repairs of the farm tractors and implements, so they will be ready to go next year. We are actively seeking farm apprentices to work the fields. We are busily perusing the seed catalogs and planning the vegetable, herb, and flower plantings.

We would love to have your feedback on this year's harvest; as well as your ideas, suggestions and/or desires for next year. Please click on the link to complete the 2014 Member Survey. It should take only about 5-10 minutes to complete. We thank you and appreciate your time to help us improve the Quiet Creek Farm CSA experience for you, our members!

 

Your farmers,

 

John and Aimee Good

Quiet Creek Farm

Posted 11/4/2014 12:25pm by John and Aimee Good.

After season market at Quiet Creek Farm: Next Tuesday November 11th, from 4-6:30 pm!
 
Featuring breads by The Daily Loaf, apples and Asian pears from North Star Orchard, as well as a small selection of veggies from Quiet Creek Farm. Ordering information is below!
 

 
Fruit From North Star Orchard
Stock up and keep going awhile with yummy fruit and stave off the need to source "fruit" (herein meaning mushy, mealy, and otherwise flavorless horrors in the guise of deliciousness) from the grocery store!
 
You can pre-order a stash of apples (Winecrisp, Enterprise, Reinette Simerenko, Golden Russet, and Gold Rush!), Asian pears (Hosui and Niitaka), and jarred goods like Asian pear butter!
 
Click here now to order for delivery at your pickup site (so as to avoid the unfortunateness and sadness of an empty fruit drawer). 

Click on the link for descriptions of varieties available for Stocking Up
(You can order 10 and 20-pound quantities of each - delivery to your site NEXT WEEK!) Please be sure to select Quiet Creek Farm as your pickup site!
 
 Note: a weekly Fruit Share bags weighed about 8.5 pounds, so a 20lb. bag (what we call a 'bulk bag' below) is a little more than twice that amount.
You can also order 10lb. bags of each variety. If you order multiple 10lb. bags, we'll likely pack them together in one of our heavy-duty bags for ease of handling.
 
 
 
Fresh organic breads from The Daily Loaf


Pre-orders highly recommended. Please specify if you prefer your loaves sliced.
Please include phone number with order. Order by email, dailyloaf26@gmail.com, or phone 717-823-0280
 
Regular Loaves:  $6

* Big Country French: A white french sourdough. These are extra large loaves sold in halves. Makes for a large sandwich or crostini.   

* Whole Wheat: A whole wheat sourdough boule

* Rye Wheat: a blend of whole rye flour and whole wheat flour

Specialty Loaves:  $7

* Sweet Potato Wheat: A whole grain sourdough boule with the addition of local organic pureed sweet potato. The addition of sweet potato makes for a moist and soft crumb as well as a caramelized crust.    

* Cranberry Wheat: A whole grain sourdough boule with dried cranberries

* Fig Wheat: A whole grain sourdough boule with dried organic black mission figs 

* Seeded Wheat: A whole grain sourdough boule topped with a mix of sesame seeds, sunflower seeds and hemp seeds  


Stock your freezer Sale
Pre-orders only. Order by email , dailyloaf26@gmail.com, or phone 717-823-0280
 
Save a $1 per loaf on orders of 4 or more loaves. 
4 to 7 loaves Regular $ 5   Specialty $6 

Save $1.50 on orders of 8 or more loaves.
8 or more loaves  Regular $4.50   Specialty $5.50



Organic vegetables from Quiet Creek Farm
*We will have a small selection of vegetables available for purchase: cabbage, carrots, celeriac, butternut squash, and possibly kale. As extras from the final share, roots and squashes will be offered to members at $1/lb.
 

Your farmers,

 

John and Aimee Good

Quiet Creek Farm

Posted 10/27/2014 4:42pm by John and Aimee Good.


LAST WEEK OF CSA SHARES!

We hope you have enjoyed the 2014 harvest season! This is the final week of CSA shares, Tuesday October 27th and Friday October 31st.

CSA MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL REMINDER:

 Please visit our Member Sign-up page to secure your share for the 2015 season. $100 down payment is all that is required to sign up. If you wish to pay in full by check, you will need to sign up and bring your invoice and payment to the barn this week! Otherwise, share payments can be made online via our website.


PLEASE NOTE:

1) Stock-up orders are here this week! Payment is due at pickup.

2) All bread shares will have a double pickup this week! Please take 2 loaves for every 1 you get regularly. This is a bonus week! The bread freezes beautifully. When you are ready to eat it, you can thaw the entire loaf, or just take out the slices you need and thaw in the toaster.

3) Chicken and pizza stock-up orders will be in for pickup this week.

 

BOUNTY OF CARROTS

As CSA members, you share in the risks as well as the bounty of the farm. As I said before, this has been the year of the carrot. Both the spring and fall crops have grown very well, but the fall carrots yields have been truly exceptional. Therefore all members will be getting a bulk amount of carrots in the share this week. If stored properly, these carrots will keep for months. We have kept them in storage until spring, and they remain crisp and sweet! The fall carrots are a special variety called Bolero which is especially suited to storage.

Carrots like to be stored in a cold, humid environment. Your fridge crisper drawer is fine, but be sure to keep them in a bag. They will dry out and become rubbery if left loose in the crisper drawer. If you are short on fridge space, you can also store them in an unheated basement, but be sure to place them in a sealed container to prevent rodent damage and also to retain humidity. They will not keep as long if stored above 40 degrees.

Carrots can be frozen or canned as well. Check out this link for making and canning your own Carrot Pickles!  For detailed instructions on freezing carrots go to  http://www.pickyourown.org/carrotsfreezing.htm

Freezing is a simple process, and they take up very little space when processed this way. Have fun!

 

THE HARVEST

Butternut Squash

Cabbage

Carrots

Beets 

Celeriac

Kale

Spinach

Onions

Garlic 

Potatoes &/or Sweet Potatoes


 UPICK: herbs

 

COOPERATIVE SHARES this week:  bread- special bonus share this week! Please take 2 loaves for every one you get normally!

 

RECIPES

Fresh Carrot Pickles- this recipe makes 1 jar of refrigerator pickles. Check out the link above to can a small batch of carrot pickles.

Thanks to a CSA member for contributing this tasty recipe for Roasted Beets N' Sweets.

Two recipe ideas for winter squash: Bechamel Winter Squash Lasagna and Winter Squash braised in Apple Cider

 

 Enjoy!

As always, if you need an idea for the produce in your share, check our Recipe Page! You can search by vegetable!  

 

 

Your farmers,

 

John and Aimee Good

Quiet Creek Farm

Posted 10/21/2014 12:30pm by John and Aimee Good.


We are nearing the close of the 2014 harvest season. It seems to have gone by so quickly! Although we experienced a few hardships on the farm this season, with the blight problems affecting the tomatoes and potatoes, we feel the 2014 season was quite bountiful and we sincerely hope you all have enjoyed your shares of the harvest!

We are excited about the amazing carrot harvests this year - it truly has been the year of the carrot - our best ever. All the roots have really enjoyed the fairly regular rainfall we have received throughout this season, and produced quite well. The lettuces and greens did wonderfully also. We are pleased with the salad mix lettuces which we expanded this year, as well as the trials of the Surrey (wild-type) arugula, red-veined (Red Kitten) spinach, and the purple kale (Redbor). The fall broccoli and cabbages have been truly amazing, both in the size of the heads and the quality. The new pepper Revolution, was truly a beautiful huge pepper, and we plan to grow more next year.

We took extra care of the tomatoes in the hoophouse in hopes of protecting them from blight and prolonging their harvest period, and it worked! Happily, we had tomatoes in the harvest up until just a few weeks ago. We plan to add more blight-resistant varieties to the field plantings for next year, based on the positive results from this year's trial planting. The new silver reflective plastic mulch which we trialed in the onions also seems to have been effective. On average, the onions this year have been larger and of better keeping quality than we have had before. We are excited that many of our trials have been successful, and as always, we hope to further improve our farming systems next year! We are grateful indeed for the harvest which has been provided by the earth, water, sun, and plenty of hard work!

 

We have already begun our plans for the upcoming harvest season. We keep records of the harvests and plantings all season long, and note ideas on improvements and new possibilities for the coming season. We will ask for your comments and suggestions in our annual survey, which will be available online in a few weeks. Watch your inbox!

 

For the 2015 season, we have switched to an online sign-up process through our website. We are excited about this new system, and we think it will be very user-friendly for you, our members. Members will be able to sign up, make payments, check balances, and more; all right from our website. Also, as we plan to be transitioning to our new home over the next year, this will also help to avoid the possibility of checks lost in the mail.

Therefore, we are only accepting check payments for paid-in-full shares up to the end of this CSA season, October 31st 2014. Otherwise, share payments can be made online via our website. $100 down payment is all that is required to sign up. We will hold spots for all current members until the end of 2014. We will begin accepting new members from the wait list in 2015.

While it is fresh in your mind, we encourage you to take a moment to sign up for the 2015 season, on our Member Sign-up page.

Thank you for supporting your local small organic farmer, and making the commitment to eat seasonally, and well!

 

Your farmers,

 

John and Aimee Good

Quiet Creek Farm

Posted 10/20/2014 3:04pm by John and Aimee Good.


Ledamete Grass Farm will have 1 more market in November, with pick-up only at their farm in Schnecksville. Products available include pastured & forest-raised pork (including NEW specialty sausage flavors, Canadian Bacon, Jowl Bacon, and Bacon), pastured chicken, and 100% grassfed beef.  Contact them directly with any questions.

Pastured Chicken, Pasture & Forest-Raised Pork, and more!
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LAST Ledamete Grass Farm Market! Easy Online Ordering!
LAST MARKET!!!

Order Your Pastured Meats Today- Deadline Midnight October 24th!

Pasture & Forest-Raised Pork, Pastured Chicken, and 100% Grassfed Beef

PRE-ORDERS ONLY. All orders will be bagged and tagged with your names and available for pick up in the Quiet  Creek freezer on either Tuesday, Oct. 28th OR Friday, October 31st.

Click here to order today: Quiet Creek Pre-order Market
Ledamete Grass Farm will be at Quiet Creek Farm with their locally and sustainably raised pastured meats. 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!
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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Your farmers,

 

John and Aimee Good

Quiet Creek Farm

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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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