BLUE GOOSE FARM ~ Nicktown, PA

FROM OUR HANDS TO YOUR TABLE

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Posted 8/19/2014 11:56am by Scott Farabaugh.

Dear Blue Goose Farm CSA Members,

There is nothing like the bright deliciousness of a summer tomato. We have all waited many weeks to finally get them in such quantity. If you weren't able to try one of last week's recipes, you have a second chance with this week's load of tomatoes. The Roasted Tomatoes recipe is fabulous (just like sun dried, and yes, you can use any size tomato). If you don't feel like turning on the oven, then just  enjoy a great meal this week of summer ease…corn on the cob, boiled new potatoes, steamed green beans or zucchini, and fresh sliced tomatoes…

Please click on the following link to open this week's newsletter- Newsletter 2014 Week 12.

HAPPY EATING!

Scott & Chrissy Farabaugh

bluegoosefarmcsa@gmail.com

814-948-7188

 

Posted 8/12/2014 4:06pm by Scott Farabaugh.

Dear Blue Goose Farm CSA Members,

Another great box this week full of summer's finest produce. It's what we wait for all year...kind of like Steelers' fans anticipating football season to start!

Our CSA member, Victoria Cope, was quoted in the Altoona Mirror saying, " Once [Scott] started growing tomatoes and we started eating his tomatoes, I cannot bring myself to buy one in (stores). I just can’t do it.”  This week, our "Food For Thought" section supports why consumers feel this way. And we offer a delicious tomato recipe to try.

Here is an additional recipe for Red Cabbage Salad - different and delicious. ENJOY!

Please click on the following link to open this week's newsletter- Newsletter 2014 Week 11.

HAPPY EATING!

Scott & Chrissy Farabaugh

bluegoosefarmcsa@gmail.com

814-948-7188

 

Posted 8/5/2014 3:42pm by Scott Farabaugh.

Dear Blue Goose Farm CSA Members,

The dog days of summer are here, so to blow the boredom away, we offer you a few farming lessons in this week's news. If you have children, give them a lesson as well, helping you in the kitchen making Megan's Summer Salad or our Farm Fresh Frittata. Have fun!

Please click on the following link to open this week's newsletter- Newsletter 2014 Week 10.

HAPPY EATING!

Scott & Chrissy Farabaugh

bluegoosefarmcsa@gmail.com

814-948-7188

 

Posted 7/29/2014 2:38pm by Scott Farabaugh.

Dear Blue Goose Farm CSA Members,

We are now in mid-season, our half-way point. You will notice that your boxes truly look seasonal this week - full of bright colors and the delicious splendor of summer. We hope you enjoy it eating it as much as looking at it.

Please click on the following link to open this week's newsletter- Newsletter 2014 Week 9.

HAPPY EATING!

Scott & Chrissy Farabaugh

bluegoosefarmcsa@gmail.com

814-948-7188

 

Posted 7/22/2014 1:44pm by Scott Farabaugh.

Dear Blue Goose Farm CSA Members,

With some experimentation over the weekend as to how to use celery in ways other than as veggie sticks for dip, ants on a log, stuffing, or Waldorf Salad, we found one delicious alternative way to not waste those fabulous leafy celery greens - PESTO! After our discoveries with garlic scape pesto and kale pesto, we think pesto may be the new way to use loads of any kind of leafy greens to avoid juicing them (yea, green juice is not for everyone!).

We apologize for any confusion you may have experienced while trying last week's recipe for Steamed Beets with Sautéed Greens. Here's the correct version of the recipe - Steamed Beets.

As you'll discover after reading the newsletter, here is the link to Vale Wood Farm's "Farm to Fork" - invitation. We hope you'll join us for this delicious venture.

Please click on the following link to open this week's newsletter- Newsletter 2014 Week 8.

HAPPY EATING!

Scott & Chrissy Farabaugh

bluegoosefarmcsa@gmail.com

814-948-7188

 

Posted 7/15/2014 4:15pm by Scott Farabaugh.

Dear Blue Goose Farm CSA Members,

The boxes are really green this week but with lots of variety. Your only source of color comes from the red beets! We offer a delicious recipe for Steamed Beets with Sautéed Greens, which you can increase by heeding this side note that couldn't fit into the newsletter...

NOTE: You can add a similar amount of chard leaves (ribs removed) as the listed beet leaves and double the remaining ingredients. However, serve the plate in reverse with the beets over the greens.

And our recipe for Fried Green Tomatoes can also be made with zucchini instead, just follow the same steps. For an added flavor, try these Tasty Veggie Dressings.

Please click on the following link to open this week's newsletter- Newsletter 2014 Week 7.

HAPPY EATING!

Scott & Chrissy Farabaugh

bluegoosefarmcsa@gmail.com

814-948-7188

 

Posted 7/8/2014 3:28pm by Scott Farabaugh.

Dear Blue Goose Farm CSA Members,

We hope you had a wonderful holiday weekend because this farmer was busy working throughout his. The good news is we got all the hay baled and stored. Hooray! Things are in transition as some crops are ending and others are beginning. We have another fresh and full box for you this week. Enjoy!

Please click on the following link to open this week's newsletter- Newsletter 2014 Week 6.

HAPPY EATING!

Scott & Chrissy Farabaugh

bluegoosefarmcsa@gmail.com

814-948-7188

 

Posted 7/1/2014 2:42pm by Scott Farabaugh.

Dear Blue Goose Farm CSA Members,

We have another lovely box for you this week. And we have an additional recipe that we couldn't fit in the newsletter but thought was worthy of sharing - Roasted Kohlrabi. YUM!

This week is our nation's birthday when we celebrate those fabulous freedoms we so enjoy. We extend a gracious "thank you" to those members who have served or who are currently serving in our armed forces. We appreciate what you do. Happy 4th of July. Happy Birthday America!

Please click on the following link to open this week's newsletter- Newsletter 2014 Week 5. It may take a moment to open. If you are unable to open it from your email account, try opening it from our website - www.bluegoosefarmnicktown.com.

HAPPY EATING!

Scott & Chrissy Farabaugh

bluegoosefarmcsa@gmail.com

814-948-7188

 

Posted 6/24/2014 9:13pm by Scott Farabaugh.

Dear Blue Goose Farm CSA Members,

We apologize for sending this later than we usually do. We were working out some logistics to finalize exactly what items were going in the boxes this week, and some times these decisions have to wait until the last minute. We appreciate your patience and understanding.

Please click on the following link to open this week's newsletter- Newsletter 2014 Week 4. It may take a moment to open. If you are unable to open it from your email account, try opening it from our website - www.bluegoosefarmnicktown.com.  It is posted under "What's New?"

HAPPY EATING!

Scott & Chrissy Farabaugh

bluegoosefarmcsa@gmail.com

814-948-7188

 

Posted 6/17/2014 2:28pm by Scott Farabaugh.

Dear Blue Goose Farm CSA Members,

This week we are providing you with the sweetest and bitterest of what Mother Nature provides. In the newsletter we offer you a kale recipe provided by one of our long-time members. And to sweeten it, Sarah (Scott and Chrissy's eldest child) offers a strawberry recipe that we have here - Sarah's Strawberry Smoothie.  We hope you enjoy them.

Please click on the following link to open this week's newsletter- Newsletter 2014 Week 3. It may take a moment to open. If you are unable to open it from your email account, try opening it from our website - www.bluegoosefarmnicktown.com.  It is posted under "What's New?"

HAPPY EATING!

Scott & Chrissy Farabaugh

bluegoosefarmcsa@gmail.com

814-948-7188