BLUE GOOSE FARM ~ Nicktown, PA

FROM OUR HANDS TO YOUR TABLE

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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

814-948-7188

 

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

 

Posted 9/23/2014 8:28pm by Scott Farabaugh.

Dear Blue Goose Farm CSA Members,

This week's box is full of flavor. We provide some fun recipes to bring forth that flavor from this week's goodies.  Next week is our last CSA week for 2014.  We hope as you reflect back on your experience with us that it has been an enjoyable one.

Please click on the following link to open this week's newsletter- Newsletter 2014 Week 17.

HAPPY EATING!

Scott & Chrissy Farabaugh

bluegoosefarmcsa@gmail.com

814-948-7188

 

Posted 9/16/2014 8:47pm by Scott Farabaugh.

Dear Blue Goose Farm CSA Members,

WOW! What a box we have for you this week - fall's finest.  There are two delicious and easy side dish recipes this week.  The Cabbage Tossed Salad is beautiful with both green and red cabbage...you're getting green this week and red next week. If you are able to properly store the green cabbage until next week, you may want to wait to try this recipe, at least for appearance sake. And the Roasted Root Vegetable recipe is so versatile, using any (or all) root vegetables you may prefer.

We apologize there isn't enough beets or radishes to go all around.  But instead of letting them go to waste, we use up what we can and just divide the crop. Enjoy what you have!

Please click on the following link to open this week's newsletter- Newsletter 2014 Week 16.

HAPPY EATING!

Scott & Chrissy Farabaugh

bluegoosefarmcsa@gmail.com

814-948-7188

 

Posted 9/9/2014 9:01pm by Scott Farabaugh.

Dear Blue Goose Farm CSA Members,

Again, we apologize for the delay in sending this out. But we have a few surprises for you in the box this week! We hope you will get as excited as we are. And we invite you to get cooking creatively.

Please click on the following link to open this week's newsletter- Newsletter 2014 Week 15.

HAPPY EATING!

Scott & Chrissy Farabaugh

bluegoosefarmcsa@gmail.com

814-948-7188

 

Posted 9/2/2014 8:03pm by Scott Farabaugh.

Dear Blue Goose Farm CSA Members,

We hope you had a pleasant weekend. We had a busy one, and the week is starting off the same. We apologize for this late delivery of the newsletter. Unfortunately with fresh foods, timing is everything. Sometimes we do not know until the very last minute which items will actually make it in the box for the week. Weather, temperature, quality, and quantity all factor into the equation. We had some very last minute decisions to make. And the box is another nice one. Thank you for your patience.

Please click on the following link to open this week's newsletter- Newsletter 2014 Week 14.

HAPPY EATING!

Scott & Chrissy Farabaugh

bluegoosefarmcsa@gmail.com

814-948-7188

 

Posted 8/26/2014 12:57pm by Scott Farabaugh.

Dear Blue Goose Farm CSA Members,

It is that time again, for all the kiddos to say, "Good-bye summer, hello homework." (With less enthusiasm, of course!) This week we offer our CSA moms some veggie snack ideas for those after-school munchies. And with the adjustment to hectic schedules, we offer two great tasting and oh-so-easy recipes for this Labor Day weekend.

We hope you were able to handle all those tomatoes last week. You will not see that volume again this year. We have a nice selection of veggies this week, including the return of celery. Perhaps this is a good opportunity to make and freeze some Celery Pesto (recipe provided in the email from Week 8).

Please click on the following link to open this week's newsletter- Newsletter 2014 Week 13.

HAPPY EATING!

Scott & Chrissy Farabaugh

bluegoosefarmcsa@gmail.com

814-948-7188