BLUE GOOSE FARM ~ Nicktown, PA

FROM OUR HANDS TO YOUR TABLE

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Posted 6/5/2017 4:10pm by Scott Farabaugh.

Dear Blue Goose Farm CSA Members,

Welcome to our 10th CSA season! It is your constancy that helps strengthen our CSA, and we are sincerely grateful to you that you have joined us once again for this food journey

We have some great stuff for you this week.  As mentioned in the newsletter, here is the link to our Recipe Addition for Swiss Chard-Sriracha Fridge Pickles - a quick, fun use for those beautiful but often discarded stems.  And since this is your first installment of greens, here is a link to some helpful info about How to Cook Leafy Greens.

Please click on the following link to open this week's newsletter - Newsletter 2017 Week 1. It may take a moment to open. If you are unable to open it from your email, try opening it from our website www.bluegoosefarmnicktown.com. It is posted under "What's New?"

HAPPY EATING!

Scott & Chrissy Farabaugh

Posted 11/18/2016 12:05pm by Scott Farabaugh.

Dear BGF CSA Members,

Staying in touch with our members during the off-season is important to us.  We feel it's a way to let you know we're thinking of you...and hoping you're doing the same with us.  The past few years, we simply sent a Christmas card via email.  This year, though, we thought we would send a quick Holiday Edition of our newsletter.   We hope you enjoy this little memo and fun recipes.

Perhaps, as you visit with friends and family over these upcoming holidays, mention of our program may arise in the conversation. If so, please forward this email to them. Invite them to visit our website or to join. Consider purchasing a share as a gift idea for those who are hard to buy for. Just a thought anyway....

We wish all of you the best that the season's have to offer.

And from all of us at Blue Goose Farm, Happy Thanksgiving! Merry Christmas! Happy New Year!

Posted 10/3/2016 7:18pm by Scott Farabaugh.

Dear Blue Goose Farm CSA Members,

It is a bit hard to believe that the end of the season is upon us. And yet, as busy of a summer as we've had, we shouldn't be too surprised that the time has passed us by. We just hope that you enjoyed the experience with us and will join us again next year. Until then...eat healthy, eat happy!

One final plea: Please, if you happen to have any empty CSA boxes at home, we would very much appreciate it if you would return them. Please bring them back even if they are broken.

Please click on the following link to open this week's newsletter - Newsletter 2016 Week 18. It may take a moment to open. If you are unable to open it from your email, try opening it from our website www.bluegoosefarmnicktown.com. It is posted under "What's New?"

Thank you for taking this journey with us. HAPPY EATING!

Scott & Chrissy Farabaugh

Posted 9/26/2016 5:11pm by Scott Farabaugh.

Dear Blue Goose Farm CSA Members,

Wow, the official start to fall was last Thursday, and the cool weather quickly followed! We hope you were able to get our and about this past weekend to enjoy the splendor of the season.

Speaking of splendor...what a box! A nice array of food, some are repeat items because that is what's in season now. Perhaps you can find new ways to enjoy familiar foods - like our Garlic Roasted Cabbage; or take the chill off with a hearty homemade soup - like the one shared by one of our members. And because you are getting just one acorn and one butternut squash, try our Acorn and Butternut Mash with Sage.

Remember, next week is the last week of CSA for 2016. Again, if you have any white boxes or blue cartons lying around, please return them this week. Thank you!

Please click on the following link to open this week's newsletter - Newsletter 2016 Week 17. It may take a moment to open. If you are unable to open it from your email, try opening it from our website www.bluegoosefarmnicktown.com. It is posted under "What's New?"

Thank you for taking this journey with us. HAPPY EATING!

Scott & Chrissy Farabaugh

Posted 9/19/2016 6:54pm by Scott Farabaugh.

Dear Blue Goose Farm CSA Members,

Well, this week is the official change of seasons with the Autumnal Equinox on Thursday. From here on out, you will see a big difference in your box from the summer items to those that are best and hardiest for this coming fall season.

We are also hoping to simplify your time in the kitchen with easier meals so you can spend more time outdoors, before the brisk chill sets in.  

Please click on the following link to open this week's newsletter - Newsletter 2016 Week 16. It may take a moment to open. If you are unable to open it from your email, try opening it from our website www.bluegoosefarmnicktown.com. It is posted under "What's New?"

Thank you for taking this journey with us. HAPPY EATING!

Scott & Chrissy Farabaugh

Posted 9/12/2016 9:31pm by Scott Farabaugh.

Dear Blue Goose Farm CSA Members,

Wow, is this a pretty box this week! Red, purple, yellow, orange, green...just need a little blue and we've got a rainbow.  We hope you enjoy the colorful flavor of eating fresh from the farm.

Please click on the following link to open this week's newsletter - Newsletter 2016 Week 15. It may take a moment to open. If you are unable to open it from your email, try opening it from our website www.bluegoosefarmnicktown.com. It is posted under "What's New?"

Thank you for taking this journey with us. HAPPY EATING!

Scott & Chrissy Farabaugh

Posted 9/5/2016 3:25pm by Scott Farabaugh.

Dear Blue Goose Farm CSA Members,

We hope everyone enjoyed a pleasantly beautiful Labor Day Weekend. You gotta love those cool early mornings that make you feel like you can conquer the day! Around the farm, much can get accomplished well before 10AM on days like these.

Enjoy the splendidness of this week's box.  We offer two delicious recipes this week, one for our beloved butternut squash and one for our beloved basil.  And for those newer CSA members who may be intimidated by winter squash, we offer a picture tutorial on how to prep and cut a butternut squash.

Please click on the following link to open this week's newsletter - Newsletter 2016 Week 14. It may take a moment to open. If you are unable to open it from your email, try opening it from our website www.bluegoosefarmnicktown.com. It is posted under "What's New?"

Thank you for taking this journey with us. HAPPY EATING!

Scott & Chrissy Farabaugh

Posted 8/29/2016 8:43pm by Scott Farabaugh.

Dear Blue Goose Farm CSA Members,

We thank everyone for their cooperation the past two weeks with having the box with the "extra" item. We especially appreciate our hosts who had to deal with the extra clean up of added boxes. As we phase out of corn, which takes up the most room, we hope we won't need to do that anymore this year.

We have another great box this week full of the flavors of summer. Enjoy it, these goodies won't last much longer.

Please click on the following link to open this week's newsletter - Newsletter 2016 Week 13. It may take a moment to open. If you are unable to open it from your email, try opening it from our website www.bluegoosefarmnicktown.com. It is posted under "What's New?"

Thank you for taking this journey with us. HAPPY EATING!

Scott & Chrissy Farabaugh

Posted 8/22/2016 2:24pm by Scott Farabaugh.

Dear Blue Goose Farm CSA Members,

Yup, it's transition time. Back to school.  Summer crops are stating to come to an end.  But we welcome cabbage and new red potatoes to the box this week!  Please note that the cabbage heads are too big to fit in the box.  Like last week, there will be a big box off to the side with the cabbages, so take one head along with the vegetables in your box.

To our member families with children, good luck with getting back into the school routine. We wish you all a wonderful, healthy school year.

Please click on the following link to open this week's newsletter - Newsletter 2016 Week 12. It may take a moment to open. If you are unable to open it from your email, try opening it from our website www.bluegoosefarmnicktown.com. It is posted under "What's New?"

Thank you for taking this journey with us. HAPPY EATING!

Scott & Chrissy Farabaugh

Posted 8/15/2016 5:57pm by Scott Farabaugh.

Dear Blue Goose Farm CSA Members,

Now into our second half of the season, we will slowly start to see the crops transitioning into late summer/early fall items.  This week we debut our elegant eggplant. If you're not sure what to do with it, review out tried and true recipes on the website (Eggplant Mexicano and Cheesy Eggplant Casserole). We hope to have our summer favorites of corn, tomatoes, cucumbers, and green beans for a few more weeks. So even though we have started canning (for the winter), we are still happy to eat the fresh seasonal stuff now!

We have two easy and pleasing recipes that just shout "Summertime!"  Our Late Summer Salad is cool and crisp and just the thing for a hot summer's night - when ya just don't wanna cook over a hot stove.

Please click on the following link to open this week's newsletter - Newsletter 2016 Week 11. It may take a moment to open. If you are unable to open it from your email, try opening it from our website www.bluegoosefarmnicktown.com. It is posted under "What's New?"

Thank you for taking this journey with us. HAPPY EATING!

Scott & Chrissy Farabaugh