BLUE GOOSE FARM ~ Nicktown, PA

FROM OUR HANDS TO YOUR TABLE

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Posted 8/3/2015 5:37pm by Scott Farabaugh.

Dear Blue Goose Farm CSA Members,

We made it to the mid-way point of our CSA season! Having started our season with a late-spring frost, we are pleased with how things have progressed. After all, we expect a lot from our crops and they have "produced" for us. We hope you are enjoying your summer feast to date. Here's to another great week, another great box, and another great nine-weeks.

Please click on the following link to open this week's newsletter - Newsletter 2015 Week 10. 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?"

Have a great week!

Scott & Chrissy Farabaugh

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Posted 7/20/2015 10:30pm by Scott Farabaugh.

Dear Blue Goose Farm CSA Members,

Another nice summer variety box this week - keeping you healthy and fit with carb- and protein-rich foods!  And as we are now in the "dog days" of summer, and the kids are hot and bored, bring them inside...bring them in the kitchen...bring them in to help! Click here for some tips on Cooking With Your Kids. Often, kids are more apt to eat what they prepare.

If you are feeling a bit overwhelmed by all the summer squash, don't be. This is what it is to eat with the seasons. You gorge on what is in season now, and desperately miss it in November and again in February. And as we only have so much room in our newsletter for our recipes, click here for our Zucchini Crisp. YUMMY!

Please click on the following link to open this week's newsletter - Newsletter 2015 Week 8. 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?"

Have a great week!

Scott & Chrissy Farabaugh

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Posted 7/13/2015 10:12pm by Scott Farabaugh.

Dear Blue Goose Farm CSA Members,

We have a great "summer" box this week - full of cucumbers, green beans, and tomatoes! Oh, how we long for tomato sandwiches, cucumber salad, and fresh beans. And we have very yummy recipes we hope you'll try.  As we only have so much room in our newsletter for our recipes, click here for the Kale Chip recipe mentioned in the "From the Farmer" section.

Please click on the following link to open this week's newsletter - Newsletter 2015 Week 7. 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?"

Have a great week!

Scott & Chrissy Farabaugh

814-948-7188

 

Posted 7/7/2015 6:27am by Scott Farabaugh.

Dear Blue Goose Farm CSA Members,

This week, in our "Food for Thought" section, we discuss the sun. Perhaps if we start to mention the sun, it will make a grand reappearance and stay awhile. Let's hope anyway! We have a fun box this week with a few new items. And we provide two very easy and tasty dishes. To make a complete meal with either one of them, add some grilled chicken and dinner is served. Enjoy!

Please click on the following link to open this week's newsletter - Newsletter 2015 Week 6. 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?"

Have a great week!

Scott & Chrissy Farabaugh

814-948-7188

 

Posted 6/30/2015 6:30am by Scott Farabaugh.

Dear Blue Goose Farm CSA Members,

If you are dripping wet, you're not alone. We are considering adding Weeds to the list of crops we harvest! Nonetheless, we have a delicious box this week with a "golden" surprise. And we have two great recipes for you to try. Perhaps with this long, holiday weekend coming up you can find a bit of time to get in the kitchen and have fun. If the parsley seems a bit much to handle fresh, consider drying it and storing it in a jar for future use. Happy eating!

Please click on the following link to open this week's newsletter- Newsletter 2015 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.  It is posted under "What's New?"

HAPPY 4th OF JULY!

Scott & Chrissy Farabaugh

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Posted 6/23/2015 6:50am by Scott Farabaugh.

Dear Blue Goose Farm CSA Members,

Some of you may be asking, “What do I do with all this green stuff?” Well, a dear friend and former CSA member always made stir-fry as a way to use up quite a bit of veggies and enjoy a delicious meal. Some of you may use this method of cooking, but for us, it isn’t something readily done. Here, in our modest “test kitchen”, we have always said, anything sautéed in olive oil and garlic, or sprinkled with cheese, is always good!

This week you'll be seeing two new items – bok choy (a crop we have grown for several years) and tatsoi (a brand new crop grown on the farm this year). We also have new recipes for you to try, one is a stir-fry.  And because we love food and don't have enough room in the newsletter for all of our favorite recipes, click here for one that is tried and true - Salad with Peas, Grapes, & Feta. Enjoy the new venture!

Please click on the following link to open this week's newsletter- Newsletter 2015 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

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Posted 6/15/2015 10:56pm by Scott Farabaugh.

Dear Blue Goose Farm CSA Members,

Oh, the trials of nature. Though we already have had some losses, we have quite a few successes. Lucky for you, you get to partake. We are helping you eat your greens this week as this box is full of an array of green veggies, with a hint of red, white, and yellow. Did someone say Green Smoothie?!

Please click on the following link to open this week's newsletter- Newsletter 2015 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

814-948-7188

 

Posted 6/9/2015 7:33am by Scott Farabaugh.

Dear Blue Goose Farm CSA Members,

In this week's newsletter, we have recipes to challenge your culinary skills. We encourage adventurous eating as well as cooking, so we hope you will enjoy this week's features.

Please click on the following link to open this week's newsletter- Newsletter 2015 Week 2. 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

814-948-7188

 

Posted 6/1/2015 2:39pm by Scott Farabaugh.

Dear Blue Goose Farm CSA Members,

Welcome to the start of our 2015 BGF CSA season! We hope you are ready for the summer feast to begin and to eat the seasons with us. Again, we appreciate your cooperation to adapt to our sudden change in schedule. We, too, are hustling around the farm to adapt to the change as well, especially since we have 3 brand new pick-up sites and over 270 members this year. A quick "shout out" to Faith Newman, Joan Hunter, Julie Fox-Arnott, Dr. Laura Bell, and Ashley Gray who brought us an incredible amount of referrals to really push our numbers.

In this week's newsletter, we have delicious recipes for a soup and salad combo. We encourage adventurous eating. All we ask is that if you are being introduced to new veggies, try them in their raw state, as well as their cooked state. Decide which suits you best. Also, try not to waste your food - just eat it. For example, the radish and turnip greens in your box are edible, so try them steamed, sautéed, or mixed in a casserole or soup.

Please click on the following link to open this week's newsletter- Newsletter 2015 Week 1. 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?"

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

Scott & Chrissy Farabaugh

814-948-7188

 

Posted 9/30/2014 12:04pm by Scott Farabaugh.

Dear Blue Goose Farm CSA Members,

 Whew! We made it. What a beautiful bounty we had this year. We hope you'll agree. We wish all of you a splendid fall and warm winter. And until next summer...happy eating!

Please click on the following link to open this week's newsletter- Newsletter 2014 Week 18.

Thank you!

Scott & Chrissy Farabaugh

bluegoosefarmcsa@gmail.com

814-948-7188