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Posted 12/27/2012 11:24am by John and Aimee Good.

We hope you all had a lovely holiday, and are enjoying the first snow of the season. Since this has been such a busy time of year for everyone (us included!) we have decided to extend the deadline for CSA renewal. Also, we have the new member survey available! Please take a moment to fill it out. We really appreciate your feedback in planning for the upcoming season, which is about to begin in earnest with the 2013 seed orders.


* If you have already renewed your membership for the 2013 season, please ignore this reminder, and simply scroll down to the link for the member survey!


Renewal deadline extended to January 15, 2013.

We have extended the renewal deadline by two weeks. We will hold your spot until January 15, 2013. After this date, we will open membership to the waiting list. Please take a moment now to renew your share for the coming season.

To renew your share, please click on the Membership Form to view the small and regular share payment options for 2013. Then you can print and fill out the form. Return the larger half to Quiet Creek Farm with your check for $100, or payment in full, as you prefer. Keep the smaller half for your records and as a payment plan reminder. Alternatively, if you have no changes in your information, you can simply send a check for renewal. Be sure to note your full name, share size, pickup day, payment plan option, and indicate if you have a share partner.

Mail completed forms and checks to

Quiet Creek Farm

1996 Folk Rd.

Fogelsville, PA 18051


We will contact you to confirm your membership renewal.


MEMBER SURVEY

Please click on the link below to access the Member Survey. Thanks very much for taking the time to give us your feedback. It will help us to serve you better!

http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/XQM6BF7



Your farmers,

John and Aimee Good

Posted 11/19/2012 2:17pm by John and Aimee Good.

HOLIDAY MARKET TOMORROW - TUESDAY NOV. 20TH, 4-7 PM

Come to the farm tomorrow for the opportunity to get pasture-raised eggs from The Rodale Institute, fresh turkeys from Great Bend Farm, and vegetables from Quiet Creek Farm. Vegetables available for purchase include spinach, kale, endive, garlic, and leeks; as well as a selection of roots.

The specialty breads from The Daily Loaf and apples from North Star Orchard will be ready for pickup, as will the first winter shares from Great Bend Farm.


Hope to see you there!

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!


Your farmers,

John and Aimee Good

Posted 11/13/2012 1:22pm by John and Aimee Good.

Thank you!

Thank you to all the members who have already renewed your share in Quiet Creek Farm. Each member who renewed has been sent a confirmation email. Please check your inbox to be sure you received your renewal confirmation.


Still time to renew your share!

The holidays are quickly approaching. Take a minute now to renew your CSA share for next year, before you get busy with the the holiday season. We will hold your spot until the December 31, 2012. In the beginning of 2013, we will open membership to the waiting list.

To renew your share, please click on the Membership Form to view the small and regular share payment options for 2013. Then you can print and fill out the form. Return the larger half to Quiet Creek Farm with your check for $100, or payment in full, as you prefer. Keep the smaller half for your records and as a payment plan reminder. Alternatively, if you have no changes in your information, you can simply send a check for renewal. Be sure to note your full name, share size, pickup day, payment plan option, and indicate if you have a share partner.

Mail completed forms and checks to

Quiet Creek Farm

1996 Folk Rd.

Fogelsville, PA 18051


We will contact you to confirm your membership renewal.


THANK YOU! We greatly appreciate your continued support, and look forward to providing you with the highest quality organic produce next season.

Your farmers,

John and Aimee Good

Posted 11/13/2012 12:36pm by John and Aimee Good.

HOLIDAY MARKET - TUESDAY NOV. 20TH, 4-7 PM

A special opportunity for farm members to purchase locally-produced foods for the holidays, and to stock up for the winter!

Specialty breads and apples will be available by pre-order. Items available for purchase include pasture-raised eggs from The Rodale Institute, fresh turkeys from Great Bend Farm, as well as a few vegetables from Quiet Creek Farm. (Turkeys and vegetables are in limited quantities.) Come to the farm on Tuesday, November 20th, from 4-7 pm for the Holiday Market. Make sure to pre-order your apples and breads! See below for details. . .


ORDERING BREAD:

Anna Shiffler of The Daily Loaf, whose delicious breads we have enjoyed all season long, is offering 4 specialty loaves.

The varieties are as follows:

Carrot Spelt- $7

Cranberry Fig- $7

Carmelized Onion- $7

French - $6

To place orders, or for any questions, please contact Anna at dailyloaf26@gmail.com. Please give your name, phone number, and varieties desired. Please place orders by Sat. Nov. 17th.

ORDERING APPLES:

North Star Orchard is offering several varieties of their delicious apples for pre-order to our members, as well as fruit butters, and NSO gear. Apples can be order by the pound or in bulk 20 lb bags for winter stock-up. Click on the link below to see varieties, prices, and to order. Orders must be placed by Nov. 17th.

http://www.northstarorchard.com/csa_stockingup.php

Email Lisa@northstarorchard.com with any questions.

OTHER HOLIDAY MARKET GOODS:

The following items will be available for purchase on the day of the market.

Pasture-raised eggs. The chickens you have been visiting at The Rodale Institute have started laying their wonderful eggs, with golden yellow yolks.

Pasture-raised turkeys. Great Bend Farm will have a small number of turkeys available.

Organic vegetables. Quiet Creek Farm will have a limited number of vegetables for sale, including winter greens and roots.


WINTER CSA

The first CSA pickup for Great Bend Farm will coincide with the Holiday Market.



Your farmers,

John and Aimee Good

Posted 11/5/2012 10:18am by John and Aimee Good.

FINAL CSA PICKUP

The final CSA pickup for the season will be tomorrow, Tuesday November 6th. If you missed the Friday pickup due to power outage or other reason and need to come tomorrow, please let us know. Thanks! (We got power back at our house last night, so we will be able to get emails in a more timely fashion now.)

THE HARVEST

Butternut Squash

Red Cabbage

Potatoes

Onions

Garlic

Carrots

Leeks

Celeriac or Rutubaga*

Kale

Endive**

Broccoli or Beets

*Celeriac is celery root. Rutabaga is a winter turnip. Both are wonderful root vegetables. To use, thinly peel first. Then chop for soup, cube for roasted roots, slice thinly for "gratin", or cut into chunks with potatoes and boil, then mash.

**Endive is a very nice hardy green which can be eaten raw in salad or sandwiches, or sauteed lightly as a cooking green. For salad, it is especially nice with a warm dressing, such as the PA Dutch Hot Bacon Dressing or Warm Ginger-Miso Dressing.

CHECK THE RECIPE PAGE FOR ENDIVE, CELERIAC, AND RUTUBAGA RECIPES, AS WELL AS MY FAVORITE PUMPKIN PIE RECIPE!  PLUS A BUTTERNUT SQUASH GNOCCHI RECIPE - CONTRIBUTED BY CSA MEMBER, ENJOY!


STOCK-UP ORDERS

Please bring check or cash to pay for your stock-up order. We will have it packed and totaled for ease of pickup. Please just let Heidi know that you have an order for pickup when you enter the barn, so she can get it ready while you get your share. Thanks!

CHICKEN SHARES

The last chicken share will be available for pickup tomorrow, Tuesday Nov. 6th.

SHARE RENEWAL

You are welcome to turn renewal deposits into Heidi at the barn this Tuesday if you wish. Otherwise, please return to us in the mail. Thanks! (Click on the link for Membership Form to access.)


THANK YOU!!!


Your farmers,

John and Aimee Good



Posted 11/1/2012 10:04am by John and Aimee Good.

CSA PICKUP SCHEDULE

We will have CSA pickup tomorrow, Friday November 2nd and next Tuesday, Nov. 6th. Stock-up orders will also be ready for pickup. If you need to switch your pickup day due to power outage or other reason, please let me know.


THE HARVEST

Butternut Squash

Potatoes

Onions

Garlic

Carrots

Leeks

Celeriac or Rutubaga

Kale or Lettuce

Broccoli or Beets


STOCK-UP ORDERS

Please bring check or cash to pay for your stock-up order. We will have it packed and totaled for ease of pickup. Please just let Heidi or Aimee know that you have an order for pickup when you enter the barn, so we can get it ready while you get your share. Thanks!

COMMUNICATION

We did get power back at the farm today, which is why we can hold the pickup as scheduled for tomorrow. However we still do not have power at our home, so I am writing this email to you from our greenhouse! We will not be able to check emails regularly. We will check later today, and again tomorrow morning. Thanks for your patience.

STORM DAMAGE

Luckily the farm did not suffer too much damage from the storm, other than losing the plastic roof of the hoophouse, which ripped off in the high winds. We will replace that in the spring. The rain was actually less damaging than the 5 inches we received overnight last week.


SHARE RENEWAL

You are welcome to turn renewal deposits into Heidi at the barn this Friday or Tuesday if you wish. Otherwise, please return to us in the mail. Thanks! (Click on the link for Membership Form to access.)


THANKS VERY MUCH!

Thank you for a wonderful season. We really appreciate all the kind words of gratitude and support we have received this season from you, our members. We hope you enjoy your final CSA share. We wish for you a restful winter, and look forward to seeing you in the spring! We will be sending out renewal reminders before the end of the year, as well as a member survey. We will also send periodic updates on farm happenings including, of course, the first sowing of seeds in the greenhouse in February of 2013!


Your farmers,

John and Aimee Good



Posted 10/29/2012 2:12pm by John and Aimee Good.

Anna Shiffler of The Daily Loaf, whose delicious breads we have enjoyed all season long, is now offering 4 specialty loaves, by pre-order only, for Thanksgiving.

The varieties are as follows:

Carrot Spelt- $7

Cranberry Fig- $7

Carmelized Onion- $7

French - $6


Orders must be placed by Tuesday November 13th, and must be picked up on Tuesday November 20th between 4 and 7 pm at the Quiet Creek Farm pickup barn.

To place orders, or for any questions, please contact Anna at dailyloaf26@gmail.com.

Thanks!

Aimee

Posted 10/29/2012 2:05pm by John and Aimee Good.

If you would like to continue to enjoy Anna's delicious whole-grain artisan breads, she is offering a winter share. Primordia Mushroom Farm (whose mushrooms have been available for pre-order this season) is also offering a winter share option. Their delicious shitake, oyster, and other gourmet mushrooms normally sell for $10-13 per pound, but the CSA price is $9/lb.

Both of these winter shares will begin November 12th and continue through April. Several pickup locations are currently available, in Kutztown, Kempton, and West Reading. They are also open to another location if there is sufficient interest.

For more information, and to sign up, please click on the link for the Bread & Mushroom Winter Share Sign-up.

We are happy to offer you this opportunity to eat locally through the winter! Enjoy!

Your farmers,

John and Aimee Good


Posted 10/29/2012 1:45pm by John and Aimee Good.

If you normally pickup up on Tuesdays, but cannot make it on the 6th, and need to switch your pickup to this Friday, please let me know. Thanks!

(Sorry, this line was accidentally deleted from my previous email!)

Aimee

Posted 10/29/2012 1:38pm by John and Aimee Good.

CSA Pickup Postponed!  There will be no CSA pickup tomorrow, Tuesday October 31st. Tomorrow's pickup will be postponed until next Tuesday, November 6th. Friday pickup will be held on November 2nd, as scheduled.


Rescheduling: If you are a Tuesday pickup but you cannot make it on the 6th, you are welcome to come on Friday, November 2nd.


Stocking Up Orders & Bread Shares: The bread shares and stocking up orders will be available this Friday, Nov. 2nd and next Tuesday, Nov. 6th.



 

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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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