BLUE GOOSE FARM ~ Nicktown, PA

FROM OUR HANDS TO YOUR TABLE

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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

Posted 6/5/2016 9:21pm 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 9/28/2015 8:03pm by Scott Farabaugh.

Dear Blue Goose Farm CSA Members,

The final newsletter is often the one sent with mixed emotions - a bit excited to be getting a break after a long, hard summer, and a bit sad to see it come to an end. We miss the freshness of it all just as much as the next family. So we send this one with gratitude and warm wishes, with cozy, comfort-food recipes, and an invitation to return to us in 2016. Stay well, eat happy!

Please click on the following link to open this week's newsletter - Newsletter 2015 Week 18. 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 wonderful winter!

Scott & Chrissy Farabaugh 

Posted 9/21/2015 9:10pm by Scott Farabaugh.

Dear Blue Goose Farm CSA Members,

It's that time of year, as things begin to unwind from a long, hard season, when this farmer becomes a bit more contemplative and reflects upon all that he has done or wished he'd done. We are grateful for the season we have had, and hope you think so, too.

NEXT WEEK will be the LAST WEEK of the season. Please RETURN any blue containers or packing boxes that you may have taken home. We do reuse those that are still in decent condition. Thank you!

Please click on the following link to open this week's newsletter - Newsletter 2015 Week 17. 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 9/14/2015 5:56pm by Scott Farabaugh.

Dear Blue Goose Farm CSA Members,

As the cool weather is rolling in, we now have the fall crops to compliment the season. We have an incredible box this week full of variety and bursting with color and flavor. We hope you find creative ways to feast on this bounty.  And if you are willing to share your family's favorite meals, we may have use for them in future newsletters.

If you experienced some difficulty peeling the acorn for last week's recipe, you're not alone. Removing the skin from winter squash is never really easy. After all, there is a reason the skins are so hard - to protect the squash during the harsh winter months. For future reference, see "In The Kitchen", or click on the links below on how to prep them a little easier.

Here is a link to a quick video (thanks, Martha!) that shows you how to peel acorn squash:

http://www.marthastewart.com/973767/how-cut-acorn-squash

Here is a link to a quick video that shows you how to peel butternut squash: 

http://www.marthastewart.com/968024/how-cut-butternut-squash

Please click on the following link to open this week's newsletter - Newsletter 2015 Week 16. 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 9/7/2015 10:21pm by Scott Farabaugh.

Dear Blue Goose Farm CSA Members,

We have Clash of the Seasons this week as spring and fall crops collide in your boxes. Sometimes you just don't want to ask, and we just do what's gotta get done! Nonetheless, everything looks great and tastes even better. We hope you enjoy the chaos of it all.

Please click on the following link to open this week's newsletter - Newsletter 2015 Week 15. 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 8/31/2015 9:47pm by Scott Farabaugh.

Dear Blue Goose Farm CSA Members,

Ironic, but appropriate...just as school has begun, we have a box of ABCs for you this week. Yes, arugula, broccoli, cabbage and carrots! Another week of summer veggies and a reappearance of a few spring items. Next week, you'll be delighted with an introduction to our fall line-up. But no matter the season, it's all fresh and all good at BGF.

Please click on the following link to open this week's newsletter - Newsletter 2015 Week 14. 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 8/25/2015 8:32am by Scott Farabaugh.

Dear Blue Goose Farm CSA Members,

What a great box we have this week.  Though you may think it contains all tomatoes, there is actually a nice variety of late summer vegetables. We hope you enjoy many of these items as they will be disappearing soon as we transition into fall vegetables. Click on Slow Roasted Tomatoes for an incredibly delicious recipe for tomatoes, which will help you move the masses if you're feeling overwhelmed by them.

Please click on the following link to open this week's newsletter - Newsletter 2015 Week 13. 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 8/18/2015 6:39am by Scott Farabaugh.

Dear Blue Goose Farm CSA Members,

Just as the summer days are dwindling down to the start of another school year, so too are a few of our summer crops. And just as we are on the brink of autumn weather, we offer two new items this week to complement a wonderful array of goodies. Enjoy!

Please click on the following link to open this week's newsletter - Newsletter 2015 Week 12. 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 8/17/2015 9:29pm by Scott Farabaugh.

Dear Blue Goose Farm CSA Members,

Just as the summer days are dwindling down to the start of another school year, so too are a few of our summer crops. And just as we are on the brink of autumn weather, we offer two new items this week to complement a wonderful array of goodies. Enjoy!

Please click on the following link to open this week's newsletter - Newsletter 2015 Week 11. 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