BLUE GOOSE FARM ~ Nicktown, PA

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Posted 8/1/2016 8:11pm by Scott Farabaugh.

Dear Blue Goose Farm CSA Members,

We are upon the dogs days of summer, that's for sure.  As we turn the corner into August and indulge in mid-summer feasts, we are grateful for the luck of rain and the skill of a farmer's hand. We have a delicious box this week full of summer favorite foods.  Real. Natural. Food. Enjoy!

Please click on the following link to open this week's newsletter - Newsletter 2016 Week 9. 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 7/25/2016 4:57pm by Scott Farabaugh.

Dear Blue Goose Farm CSA Members,

With the little teaser of rain we received Friday and Sunday evening, we are still hoping for more rain, of course, but we are also thinking green! So this week we are serving green beans, green peppers and green tomatoes. These items are a nice marker that we have reached our mid-season...and they are among the favorites list.  With the return of one of our beloved recipes, Fried Green Tomatoes, we offer this Buttermilk Dipping Sauce by Patrick and Gina Neely; Food Network.

Please click on the following link to open this week's newsletter - Newsletter 2016 Week 8. 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 7/21/2016 7:56pm by Scott Farabaugh.

Dear Blue Goose Farm CSA Members,

A few new items this week - carrots, garlic and leeks. Our new, tender carrots have their beautiful green tops. These greens are edible, though you may need to acquire a taste for them as they tend to be bitter (like many of the healthy greens that are good for us are). At least try them like you would parsley before tossing them to the compost. Also, because these carrots are freshly pulled, simply wash them and eat them - no need to peel them! And according to one of our nieces, "Uncle Scotty grows the best carrots!"

Also, another helpful hint with radishes...when eaten raw they are bitter; when eaten cooked they are mild. So if you're one to shy away from those little rubies, try them again for the first time!

Please click on the following link to open this week's newsletter - Newsletter 2016 Week 7. 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 7/11/2016 6:19pm by Scott Farabaugh.

Dear Blue Goose Farm CSA Members,

Boy, we sure could use much rain! The weather reports indicate scattered thunderstorms, well they sure scatter everywhere but here and we so badly need it. If you're up for it - start dancing!

We have a nice box this week with one cucumber and parsley as the new items. We have 2 delicious recipes in the newsletter also - one is another slaw and one is a summer quiche. We know some of our members are home gardeners whose zucchinis are probably just starting to produce. So, as the weeks pass and you feel you have more than you know what to do with, we'll be providing lots of zucchini recipes for you to keep on hand. Here's a link to some yummy Zucchini Cookies with Chips and Cranberries.

Please click on the following link to open this week's newsletter - Newsletter 2016 Week 6. 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 7/4/2016 6:25pm by Scott Farabaugh.

Dear Blue Goose Farm CSA Members,

Happy 4th of July! We hope you enjoyed a lovely weekend full of your fun, our food, family and friends.  We are now in the groove of things and with a bit of rain we'll really be in good shape.

We have 3 more yummy recipes for you this week! We skillfully work to create dishes that will help you consume the bulk of your veggies each week. But if you don't care for ours, hopefully, you are able to find your own simple recipes. Here's the link for Sarah's Provolone & Kale Grilled Cheese. Have fun and get kitchen crazy!

Please click on the following link to open this week's newsletter - Newsletter 2016 Week 5. 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 6/27/2016 10:16pm by Scott Farabaugh.

Dear Blue Goose Farm CSA Members,

Good and bad news...bad news first, there are no more strawberries! Awww.  But, good news, we have 2 new items this week! Surprise. Bok choy and kohlrabi. Both have unique flavors so we encourage you to eat them in their natural raw state and then however you prepare or cook them. Also, kohlrabi is commonly referred to as the "alien" plant because of its unique appearance. We have robbed you of the full joy to appreciate it in all its spendor but cutting off the stems. But because this can be a tricky veggie to get into, click on this link for a visual tutorial on how to prep Kohlrabi.

Our "test kitchen" cooks have been busy this weekend. We have 3 great recipes for you this week - one is a yummy new slaw just in time for the upcoming holiday and two are more warm and cozy meals. Have fun cooking!

Click on this link for the additional recipe for Bok Choy & Chicken Soup. (Be sure to read the notes at the end of this recipe first to make the most of what you have in your box this week. We always scramble with creativity when we get to the bottom of the boxes to see what's left and what can we do with it!)

Please click on the following link to open this week's newsletter - Newsletter 2016 Week 4. 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 6/20/2016 9:42pm by Scott Farabaugh.

Dear Blue Goose Farm CSA Members,

This warmer weather is a sure sign that summer is officially here (besides it being June 21 already!). The veggies are doing what they do best and growing well for us. With the arrival of kale to the boxes this week we hope you will continue to be creative in the kitchen - try things, use things, mix things. Eating can be an adventure if you're brave enough to try something new- you just may find you like a veggie better than you ever imagined.

A couple of notes:

- A recipe correction to Honey Glazed Turnips (Week 1) - the quantity of turnips should be 1 1/2 cups NOT pounds. You can also substitute radishes for turnips if you so dare.

- Click on this link for additional recipes for radishes. They may not be your favorite, but if you just keep trying you just may find a way to enjoy them, like in guacamole or pesto.

Please click on the following link to open this week's newsletter - Newsletter 2016 Week 3. 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 6/13/2016 7:41pm by Scott Farabaugh.

Dear Blue Goose Farm CSA Members,

We appreciate hearing from those who shared with us how pleased they were with their first box last week, mostly due to the berries. It's nice to hear that our work is worth the effort!

We have another great box this week with a few items that are in early - summer squash and peas. And our main ingredient, lettuce, has arrived for the duration of the season! We hope you enjoy eating the good stuff.

Please click on the following link to open this week's newsletter - Newsletter 2016 Week 2. 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 6/10/2016 8:10am by Scott Farabaugh.

Dear Blue Goose Farm CSA Members,

Welcome to our 2016 CSA season! We have heard there is much anticipation for this season to begin, and we have been hustling to make sure everything is ready to go. We are starting this year with 315 members - the largest membership we have had to date. We even opened 4 new host sites to accommodate these numbers. We thank all of you sincerely for your dedication to our passion. We look forward to a great season ahead.

As we have many new members this year, just a word of encouragement...we ask that if your are being introduced to a new vegetable, try it. Eat it raw and cooked to decide which you prefer. Enjoy the experience of eating!

Please click on the following link to open this week's newsletter - Newsletter 2016 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?"

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

Scott & Chrissy Farabaugh

Posted 6/10/2016 8:00am by Scott Farabaugh.

Dear Blue Goose Farm CSA Members,

Welcome to our 2016 CSA season! We have heard there is much anticipation for this season to begin, and we have been hustling to make sure everything is ready to go. We are starting this year with 315 members - the largest membership we have had to date. We even opened 4 new host sites to accommodate these numbers. We thank all of you sincerely for your dedication to our passion. We look forward to a great season ahead.

As we have many new members this year, just a word of encouragement...we ask that if your are being introduced to a new vegetable, try it. Eat it raw and cooked to decide which you prefer. Enjoy the experience of eating!

Please click on the following link to open this week's newsletter - Newsletter 2016 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?"

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

Scott & Chrissy Farabaugh