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Posted 10/14/2013 12:26pm by John and Aimee Good.


STOCKING UP SALE DEADLINE EXTENDED

Please fill out order form below and return it by email or to the barn by Thursday, October 17th. Thank you!

All CSA members have the opportunity to "Stock Up" on the wonderful local goods offered at the farm. Meats from Holben Valley Farm, Ledamete Grass farm, Country Time Farm are available, as well as dairy products from Hillacres Pride and Klein Farms. Frozen meats will keep for about 6 months in the freezer. Soft cheeses such as mozzarella, ricotta, and cheese spreads freeze very well, and will keep for about 3 months. Vacuum-sealed hard cheeses keep for up to 3 months unopened in the fridge.

I did not include the yogurt, greek yogurt, kefir and smoogurts on the order form. However, if anyone would like to special order yogurt products, we are happy to fill these orders.

*Wild for Salmon will be coming to the farm on Oct. 29 & Nov. 1st for with their wonderful salmon and other products. More info to come shortly.


PLACING ORDERS

Please fill out the "Stocking Up Sale" order form. Be sure to include your full name and pick-up day. Orders must be returned by email or to the barn by Thursday, October 17th. Orders will be available for pickup on Tuesday October 29th and Friday November 1st. Payment is due in cash or by check at the time of pickup. Thank you!



Your farmers,


John and Aimee Good

Quiet Creek Farm

Posted 10/14/2013 12:24pm by John and Aimee Good.


FARM NOTES: Although this season is drawing to a close in several weeks, preparations are already being made for the next season. In the picture to the left you see the strawberry plants that we put in the ground in early September, which should bear fruit next June. The farm crew was busily breaking up garlic cloves on the rainy days last week, in preparation for the garlic planting which will take place this week or next. Beginning in  late August and continuing through November is the sowing of cover crops. John has been planting these grains, grasses and legumes with our old-fashioned grain drill, which we bought used from a local farmer this past spring. The cover crops will cover the soil over the winter to prevent erosion, as well as build biomass in this fall and next spring, and in the case of the legumes, fix nitrogen. These cover crops will be turned into the soil prior to the next crop as a "green manure," providing nitrogen and other nutrients to the next crop.

In addition to planning in the field, we are going to begin renewing members for next season as well. Now is the best time to renew your share for the 2014 season, so you do not forget about it later in the busy holiday season. We will have renewal information available shortly. Watch your inbox and check in the barn for renewal forms!

 

STOCKING UP SALE: Deadline to order has been extended to Thursday, October 17th! Please email or return your form to the barn by Thursday, October 17th. Orders will be ready for pickup the last week of CSA season, October 29 and Nov 1st. Payment is due at time of pickup.

AUTUMN SPECIALS: Organic apple cider from The Rodale Institute is available for purchase at the CSA pickup barn now. $6/gallon. It also freezes very well. Just be sure to leave some air space at the top of the bottle. Organic pumpkins are available at the Rodale Institute Bookstore/Welcome Center. $5 each. Stop by to get some. They are open during pickup hours.

COOKBOOK ORDERS:    

Cookbooks from the second order are in this week. Please bring your payment (check or cash) to pick up your book!

COOPERATIVE SHARES:  Fruit, eggs,cheese, and bread shares this week.



THE HARVEST

Carrots

Broccoli

Red Beets

Leaf Lettuce

Gold potatoes

Garlic

Savoy Cabbage

Celeriac (Celery Root)

Butternut Squash

Green tomatoes


CHOICE: Bok choy, peppers, eggplant, etc.


COMING SOON:  Sweet Potatoes



UPICK

Hot peppers, Raspberries, Flowers, and Herbs, some tomatoes 


RECIPES & COOKING TIPS: Celeriac is the new root vegetable this week. Celeriac, also known as celery root, is a wonderful, yet under-appreciated root vegetable. It has a mild celery flavor, and can be used many ways. You can grate it to use raw in salads and slaws. You can chop it finely for soups and stews. You can boil and mash it with potatoes. You can slice it thinly for a root vegetable gratin. Check out these old favorite recipes featuring celeriac: Celeriac soup (a hit with kids and adults - creamy soup topped with apples and cheddar cheese), Golden Roots N' Greens soup, and Celery Rut Gratin, and a new one - Smashed Celeriac - delicious.

Wonderful pasta idea - Spaghetti with Creamy Butternut Leek Parmesan Sauce.

New Beet Salad - Beet Salad with Ginger Dressing.

Enjoy!

As always, you can search our Recipe page by vegetable. And you can reference past email updates by going to the News & Blog page of our website.

 

Your farmers,


John and Aimee Good

Quiet Creek Farm

Posted 10/9/2013 10:16am by John and Aimee Good.


Dear Quiet Creek CSA Members,

Wild for Salmon will be back again for the annual stock up for winter days at Quiet Creek Farm on:
 
Tuesday, October, 29th
&
Friday, November 1st
 
Pick up will run from 2pm-7pm both days, and is located at the Quiet Creek CSA pickup barn!

  

If you are interested in salmon for your freezer, please review the information below.  You will find products and pricing information below.  Please email your order to  info@wildforsalmon.com, with Quiet Creek listed in the subject line. You can also email or call us with any questions. 570-387-0550.

 

Payments will be made to Wild For Salmon at pickup, 

cash or check is preferred.  

 

Pre-orders are not necessary, but helpful.

  

Product Lists and Prices

Salmon Products:

(please order by the pound, unless otherwise indicated)

Whole Fillets........................................................$14.45/lb (average 1.5 lb)
(please order by the pound in increments of 1.5, 3, 6, 10)
Portions................................................................$14.95/lb
(please order by the pound in 3, 6, 10,15 or 20 pound increments)
(they are individually packed this year and each portion weighs approximately 6oz)

Nova Style Cold Smoked..............................$11.95/half lb (by the half lb)

Natural Hot Smoked.......................................$11.95/half lb (by the half lb) 

Feta-Dill Salmon Burgers................................$7.75/pk- by the pack (2 burgers per 1/2 lb pack)

Hot Italian Salmon Sausage...........................$7.75/pk - by the pack (2 patties per 1/2 lb pack)

Smoked Salmon Ravioli ..................................$14.95/lb (1lb bags)  

Smoked Salmon Spread..................................$10 each (8oz container)

King Salmon Portions (New this year!).............$18.50/lb

Pet patties ...........................................................$4/lb + tax  

(all salmon trimmings and skin, no fillers! sold in 1 lb bags)

Dog treats......................................................$9.43/pk, +tax (order by the bag)  

(whole wheat flour, oatmeal, water, and pumpkin blended with the trimmings from our portions and burgers. Sold in 1/2 lb bags)

 

We have started offering a variety of Alaska whitefish along with our selection of salmon products.  We have partnered with other small fisherman, like ourselves, to provide us with these wonderful additions.  All products are wild caught in Alaska and sustainably harvested!

If you are interested in any whitefish, please pre-order as we will have limited quantities on hand at pickup.  

 

 

Black Cod- $19.95/lb 

Black Cod Steaks - $15.95/lb 

Ling Cod- currently sold out

Pacific Cod - $10.00/lb

Pollock- currently sold out 

Halibut - $21.95/lb

Halibut Cheeks - $21.95/lb

Rockfish - $12.00/lb

Sole - $10.00/lb 

Smoked Black Cod - $23.00/lb

20/30 Scallops - $24.00/pk (1.2lb/ pack)

 

We offer a BULK discount at 20 lbs. 

If you will be ordering 20 lbs or more, you will save $1 per pound!

You are welcome to combine items to make your 20 lbs.

PLEASE PRE-ORDER IF YOU WILL BE ORDERING 

20 POUNDS OR MORE!

 

HELPFUL ORDERING INFO...

Portions available in 10 lbs cases. (approx 10 or 11 packs in a case)

Fillets available in a 25 bs case (approx 15-17 whole fillets in a case)

Feta-Dill Burgers available in cases of 10 packs (2 burgers per pack)

Hot Italian Sausage available in cases of 10 packs (2 patties per pack)  

 

You can view all products on our website http://wildforsalmon.com/products/  

 

SAMPLE ORDER...

Jenn Kurian/Quiet Creek CSA

Tues or Friday Pick-up......................PLEASE indicate which pick up you attend
570-387-0550............................PLEASE be sure to include your phone number

20 lbs portions

1.5 lbs natural hot smoked

3 packs of burgers

1 pack of salmon sausage

1 smoked salmon spread

Thank you!

 

We look forward to providing you with the best sockeye salmon!  

Thank you for supporting the fisherman!

 

 

 

Thank you!

Jenn & Steve Kurian

info@wildforsalmon.com 

570-387-0550

 
 
About Us

Steve and Jenn Kurian spend their summers aboard their fishing vessel, the R-J, in Bristol Bay Alaska.
Wild For Salmon was formed to allow our fellow East Coasters to have access to incredible Wild and Wonderful Salmon!  You can read our story and see pictures on our website...wildforsalmon.com

Wild For Salmon
87 School House Lane
Bloomsburg, PA 17815
570-387-0550


Your farmers,


John and Aimee Good

Quiet Creek Farm

Posted 10/7/2013 1:24pm by John and Aimee Good.


STOCKING UP SALE

All CSA members have the opportunity to "Stock Up" on the wonderful local goods offered at the farm. Meats from Holben Valley Farm, Ledamete Grass farm, Country Time Farm are available, as well as dairy products from Hillacres Pride and Klein Farms. Frozen meats will keep for about 6 months in the freezer. Soft cheeses such as mozzarella, ricotta, and cheese spreads freeze very well, and will keep for about 3 months. Vacuum-sealed hard cheeses keep for up to 3 months unopened in the fridge.

I did not include the yogurt, greek yogurt, kefir and smoogurts on the order form. However, if anyone would like to special order yogurt products, we are happy to fill these orders.

*Wild for Salmon will be coming to the farm on Oct. 29 & Nov. 1st for with their wonderful salmon and other products. More info to come shortly.


PLACING ORDERS

Please fill out the "Stocking Up Sale" order form. Be sure to include your full name and pick-up day. Orders must be returned by email or to the barn by Monday, October 14th. Orders will be available for pickup on Tuesday October 29th and Friday November 1st. Payment is due in cash or by check at the time of pickup. Thank you!



Your farmers,


John and Aimee Good

Quiet Creek Farm

Posted 10/7/2013 10:51am by John and Aimee Good.


FARM NOTES: The goldenrod is in full bloom. Despite the hot weather of the past week, it is indeed autumn. We have more roots, another broccoli planting, and more tasty greens in store for you. The weather forecast for this week looks to be more conducive to enjoying the warming foods of the fall, with crisp fresh salads. 

The farm crew dug 4 beds of sweet potatoes last week. Sweet potatoes are dug by hand on our farm, as they are prone to breaking with the potato digger. They are then transferred to the greenhouse for curing in this warm dry place. Curing allows for more sugars to develop in the sweet potatoes. We plan to distribute these red beauties in a few weeks.We hope you are enjoying the bounty of the autumn harvest!


STOCKING UP SALE: Every year we host a "Stocking-Up Sale" at the end of the season for our members to stock their freezers with the "goodies" in our farm store, which will be missed in the winter. The order forms will be coming out shortly. Please return it to the barn or by email. Orders will be ready the last week of CSA pickup, October 29 and Nov 1st. Payment is due at time of pickup. Watch your inbox for more information!


COOKBOOK ORDERS:    

Cookbooks from the second order should be in this week. Please bring your payment (check or cash) to pick up your book!


COOPERATIVE SHARES:  Fruit, eggs, and bread shares this week.



THE HARVEST

Carrots

Bok Choy

Hakurei Turnips

Broccoli

Red Beets

Leaf Lettuce

Gold potatoes

Garlic

CHOICE: Peppers, Tomatoes, Radishes


COMING SOON:  Sweet Potatoes



UPICK

Hot peppers, Raspberries, Flowers, and Herbs, some tomatoes 


RECIPES: I love Hakurei turnips, and have always enjoyed being a promoter of this very versatile, unique, but not well known vegetable. I have included two new recipes for these turnips - Roasted Hakurei Turnips with Israeli Coucous Salad, because I just love roasted turnips. They are so juicy and sweet when roasted, even if you do not make the salad, check this recipe out for the roasting technique. My other favorite way to eat them is sauteed with the greens - Speedy Sauteed Hakurei Turnips and Greens. An old favorite - Tempting Turnip Salad, which is in the new Fresh Food Nation cookbook, can also be found on our Recipe page

Roasting root vegetables increases their sweet flavor, which is why it is such a delicious way to cook beets. I have included two recipes here - one is for Quick Roasted Beets, which involves peeling and cubing the beets prior to roasting, which cuts the time down to about half an hour, and they can be served straight from the dish. I must admit, this is the method I use most often to roast my beets. I have also included a more time-consuming, but exquisite recipe which incorporates a balsamic reduction and orange zest, Roasted Beets with Balsamic Glaze.

Enjoy!

As always, you can search our Recipe page by vegetable. And you can reference past email updates by going to the News & Blog page of our website.

 

Your farmers,


John and Aimee Good

Quiet Creek Farm

Posted 9/30/2013 12:18pm by John and Aimee Good.


FARM NOTES: The farm fields in the fall are a beautiful sight. The golden light causes the green vegetables to truly glow. To the right is a picture of the fall greens & broccoli field.


As you may have noticed already, the potatoes have had outstanding yields this year, the best ever at Quiet Creek Farm, by far. We will be including extra amounts of potatoes in the shares throughout October. They will keep very well for you in a cool, dark, dry place. So find a good place to stock up on these tasty spuds, and enjoy them into the winter!

The butternut squash/long neck squashes also yielded very well, and happily these fruits are very easy to store and will keep all winter. For prolonged storage, wipe the skins with a rag dipped in vinegar. Then store them at room temperature, where you can keep an eye on them. Since they are so pretty, I tend to put them around the kitchen and dining area in baskets. If you see one softening or getting a bad spot, you can then use it right away. Stored properly, squash can keep until the next autumn (I have witnessed this many times). And their nutrient content does not decrease in storage - making this a wonderfully nutritious winter vegetable!

Also, the pureed flesh of squash freezes very well. If you bake a squash and have more than you need for your meal, simply puree the flesh in a food processor until smooth. Then freeze in or 1 or 2 cup containers. This can then be thawed as needed to make soups, breads, muffins, etc.


COOKBOOK ORDERS:    

Last chance to get in on the 2nd order for cookbooks. Email my before 9am on Wednesday to add to the order. Thanks!


COOPERATIVE SHARES:  Pizza, fruit, eggs, cheese and bread shares this week.



THE HARVEST

Carrots

Bok Choy

Hakurei Turnips

Radishes

Leaf Lettuce

Gold potatoes

Garlic

CHOICE: Delicata Squash, Butternut Squash, Peppers, Tomatoes, Leeks


COMING SOON:  Beets, Broccoli



UPICK

Hot peppers, Raspberries, Flowers, and Herbs, some tomatoes 


RECIPES: Thanks to a long-time CSA member for contributing this delicious Butternut Poblano Soup. It is spicy, creamy, and warming - perfect for fall days! And it freezes wonderfully.

For a quick and tasty way to cook winter squash, try this recipe for Delicata Squash with Rosemary, Sage, and Cider Glaze. The squash is peeled and cubed, then cooked in a pan with the herbs and apple cider until the squash is tender and the cider/herb mixture has reduced to a glaze. You can substitute sunshine or butternut squash for the Delicata as well.

Mild and juicy, bok choy is one of my favorite cooking greens. Check out this great website with 5 wonderful recipes for bok choy. http://blog.williams-sonoma.com/5-ways-with-bok-choy/

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

FYI, you can always reference past email updates by going to the News & Blog page of our website.

 

Your farmers,


John and Aimee Good

Quiet Creek Farm

Posted 9/26/2013 1:38pm by John and Aimee Good.



WINTER CSA SHARES AVAILABLE

Our friends at Great Bend Farm are offering winter CSA shares, beginning in November and continuing to the spring with every other week delivery. Read below for more information.


Great Bend Farm’s Winter CSA will supply you with locally grown, delicious produce from November through April. Every other week your box will include a combination of storage crops (potatoes, winter squash, cabbage, brussel sprouts, beets, onions, carrots, etc.) and fresh crops out of our fields and high tunnels (kale, spinach, salad greens, radishes, green onions, pea shoots, etc.). There is only one share size, enough to feed a family of four or two veggie lovers. Each share is $525 and includes 12 bountiful boxes of local, sustainably grown veggies. This season we have pick-up sites in Hamburg, Kutztown, Brienigsville, Emmaus, and Bethlehem PA.

Great Bend Farm is located in Port Clinton PA. We are dedicated to growing high quality produce, sustainably. We are in transition to organic and do not use synthetic fertilizers or pesticides.

This season we are also partnering with Primordia Mushrooms, The Daily Loaf, and Rabbit Run Farm to offer additional mushroom, bread, and cheese shares.  For more information about Great Bend Farm and to download a membership agreement please visit our website: www.greatbendfarm.com or call Sara at 610-780-2579.


PLEASE DIRECT ALL INQUIRIES TO GREAT BEND FARM. DO NOT REPLY TO THIS EMAIL WITH QUESTIONS. THANKS!!!




Posted 9/26/2013 1:31pm by John and Aimee Good.

 

PASTURE-RAISED HOLIDAY TURKEYS

Ledamete Grass Farm is offering their pasture-raised turkeys again this year. Our family has enjoyed one for the past 6 years for Thanksgiving and they are very tender, moist and delicious! These turkeys are raised on pasture, in the sunshine, foraging for insects and grasses, and eating organically raised grains.

For more information on reserving your holiday turkey, visit: http://p0.vresp.com/gQZFLz

 
Please contact April and Rob Fix of Ledamete Grass Farm directly with any questions:
April & Rob Fix
Ledamete Grass Farm
610-767-4984
ledametegrass@gmail.com
ledametegrassfarm.com





Your farmers,


John and Aimee Good

Quiet Creek Farm

Posted 9/23/2013 1:16pm by John and Aimee Good.

 


PLEASE NOTE: We are currently experiencing a problem with our website and email. If you need to contact us, please use our old address: goodfarmers@ptd.net. We cannot get any email through the farmers@quietcreekfarmcsa.com address, and have not been able to do so since Friday, Sept. 20th. We are working to resolve this problem, and will let you know when the site and email are up and running again. Thank you for your patience.

- Aimee


FARM NOTES: (Farm Notes will resume next week!)

COOKBOOK ORDERS: If you have not yet picked up your cookbook, please do so this week. Any unclaimed books after this week will be used to fill the new orders. Thanks!    

STILL TAKNG ORDERS: We had a few requests from members who wanted to order a book and missed the first order, so we are starting a 2nd order form. Let me know if you are interested in getting a book this time around!

COOPERATIVE SHARES:  Fruit, eggs, and bread shares this week.



THE HARVEST

Leaf Lettuce

Gold potatoes

Tomatoes

Garlic

Leeks

Arugula

Radishes

Long Neck/Butternut Squashes (Long Neck Squash are longer, larger versions of Butternut Squash. We ordered Butternut seed and thought we planted Butternut seed. But there must have been a mix-up with the seed company, because the plants grew large long-neck squash. Luckily, these are just as tasty, just a larger and longer version. Enjoy as you would Butternut Squash.)

CHOICE: Onions, Eggplant, Peppers, Delicata Squash


COMING SOON:  Cabbage, Hakurei turnips, Red Beets



UPICK

Paste tomatoes, Cherry tomatoes, Hot peppers, Raspberries, Flowers, and Herbs


RECIPES:
(The recipe section should return next week!)

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

FYI, you can always reference past email updates by going to the News & Blog page of our website.

 

Your farmers,


John and Aimee Good

Quiet Creek Farm

Posted 9/16/2013 12:27pm by John and Aimee Good.


FARM NOTES: The greenhouse is full of squashes and onions. It is very beautiful to see the abundant fall harvest. In this picture are one table of gold onions, and two tables filled with Delicata squash. The other tables (not shown in this picture) are filled with bright orange Sunshine squash, butternuts and long neck pumpkins, which will be in the share in the weeks to come. The shares will continue through the month of October. The last scheduled pickup is Tuesday October 29th and Friday November 1st.

We will again be holding our "Stocking UP Sale" at the close of the season, for the products offered from other farms for our members. More information will be coming soon.


COOKBOOK ORDERS: Cookbooks are in! Please bring payment with you to pick up your book. Thanks!     

STILL TAKNG ORDERS: We had a few requests from members who wanted to order a book and missed the first order, so we are starting a 2nd order form. Let me know if you are interested in getting a book this time around!


IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT COOPERATIVE SHARES:  You may only pick up fruit and bread shares on your normal pickup day! If you switch your day, you have to wait until your next pickup day to get your fruit and/or bread. It will be held in the cooler or freezer for you. The fruit and bread shares are only delivered on your regular pickup day, so if you take one on a day that is not your normal day, you are taking someone else's share! 

This does not apply to the eggs and cheese, as they are delivered at the beginning of the week for the entire week.

Fruit, eggs, cheese and bread shares this week.



THE HARVEST

Delicata Squash OR Sunshine Squash

Broccoli

Leaf Lettuce

Gold potatoes

Tomatoes

Garlic

Yellow Onions

Peppers OR Carrots

Chard OR Kale


COMING SOON:  Arugula, Cabbage, Hakurei turnips, radishes



UPICK

Paste tomatoes, Cherry tomatoes, Hot peppers, Raspberries, Flowers, and Herbs


RECIPES: Fall weather is for comfort foods. Check out this Simple Potato Gratin, with delicious variation ideas, such as including a layer of sauteed leeks and mushrooms or greens, or substituting other fall roots such as celeriac or parsnips for some of the potatoes.

My children love cooking using their Simply In Season Children's Cookbook, and the whole family enjoys the recipes as well. Here is one of our favorites, Broccoli & Cheese Soup, also called Green Monster Soup, which is delicious and easy.

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

FYI, you can always reference past email updates by going to the News & Blog page of our website.

 

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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