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Posted 5/2/2016 11:00am by John and Aimee Good.

Quiet Creek Farm members have the opportunity to pick up several cooperative shares from local farms at their regular vegetable pickup. Read more below. . .

 

Wood-fired Pizza Shares from Switchback Pizza Company

Monthly Shares of frozen, locally-made wood-fired pizza are provided by Switchback Pizza Company. These delicious pizzas feature local produce and cheeses, and are hand-made in wood-fired pizza oven. Sign up and send payments directly to Switchback Pizza.

FRUIT SHARES from NORTH STAR ORCHARD

Members can sign up for the North Star Orchard CSA Fruit Share, available for pickup here at the farm when you come to get your vegetables! The Fruit Share provides a weekly assortment of fabulously flavored tree fruits including peaches, plums, nectarines, apples, pears, and Asian pears. You can find out all about the Fruit Share directly on North Star Orchard's website. Here's the link: http://www.northstarorchard.com/csa_fruit.php

CHEESE SHARES from HILL ACRES PRIDE

Located in Lancaster County, Hill Acres Pride has registered Jersey cows raised on pasture in the warmer months, and hay and silage grown on the farm in the winter months. The cows are not given growth hormone or antibiotics. Their cheeses range from cheddars and colbys to artisan cheeses such as Susquehanna and Cave Aged Arcadia, as well as fresh cheeses such as ricotta, mozzarella, cream cheese, and flavored fresh cheeses such as tomato-basil, or honey.

Members have enjoyed these wonderful cheeses in the shares for two years now, and we will be offering them again! Shares will be delivered every other week to Quiet Creek Farm on your pickup day. For more information, see Hill Acres Pride CSA Shares.

COMING SOON: Information on Artisan breads, Gourmet mushrooms, and We-pick shares!


Your farmers,

 

John and Aimee Good

Quiet Creek Farm

Posted 5/2/2016 10:38am by John and Aimee Good.

From our Cooperative Farm Partner, Ledemete (let 'em eat) Grass  Farm: Pastured Pork Shares delivered to Quiet Creek Farm monthly, on your pickup day!

Pastured Pork Shares Available from Ledamete Grass Farm!
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Pastured Pork Shares Available!

Ledamete Grass Farm Shares On Sale Now- Reserve Yours Today!
 

What? 
Pork shares from Ledamete Grass Farm- raised on pasture and forest forages as well as locally & organically raised grain- delectable meat! A variety of share sizes and cuts available!

Why? 
Purchasing a pork share is a great way to enjoy nutrient dense, delicious, organically raised meat at a reasonable price AND support a local family farm!

When? 
Shares are available for pick up at Quiet Creek Farm when you pick up your veggie share! 


Who?
Pick up at Quiet Creek Farm is open to Quiet Creek members only. Pick up at Ledamete Grass Farm in Schnecksville is open to the public. 

How Do You Sign Up? 
Visit our online registration: ledametegrassfarm.csasignup.com. Specific share details (including pricing, cuts available, average weights, etc.) available on the registration form! Sign up soon- Shares are limited!
 

Want More Info?

There's LOTS of information in this email and on the sign up page but if you still want more, check out our website or Facebook page, email us, or give us a call! 
610-767-4984
Email
Website
Facebook

Why Join? Here's what our members say...

Amazing flavor and nutrition! Because of their constant access to pasture, their tender and flavorful meat is nutrient-dense and high in omega-3 fatty acids.
Locally & Organically Grown!  
The pigs are born on the farm; the grain is organically grown (non-certified) and milled in Oley; and the pigs are raised in Schnecksville and processed in Richlandtown. It doesn't get much more local than that!
It's so convenient!
You can pick up your shares at our participating veggie CSAs while you are picking up your veggie share!
Know your Farmer!
You can connect with your food and the people who raise it. Rob and April live and work on the farm every day. They are happy to answer questions and to share the latest news from the farm.
Access to Artisanal Products
You can order other Ledamete Grass Farm products, including but not limited to handmade pork sausages, no-nitrate bacon cured w/only Celtic Sea Salt and organic Rapadura sugar, grass-fed ghee, and more!
Availability and Consistency
CSA members receive shares for 6 months of the year, with an option to stock up in the fall for the winter months.
“Just Right” Share Sizes and Options
You can choose from various share sizes to suit your needs. If none of the share sizes are a perfect fit, custom shares are available too!
Delicious Seasonal Recipes!
You will receive monthly emails with lots of seasonal recipes and tips for getting the most out of your products.

Don't buy food from strangers! Know your farmers!

Your Farmers,
April and Rob Fix
Ledamete Grass Farm
ledametegrass@gmail.com
ledametegrassfarm.com
facebook.com/ledametegrassfarm

Want to Know More About What Members Say? 

Read Ledamete Grass Farm Reviews...

"We just picked up our first order of pork from April and Rob this weekend and immediately cooked up the kielbasa for dinner that night. Oh my word!!!!! Sooooooooo delicious! We opted for their own homemade cure and I'm so glad! It was amazing! Even the two year old kept asking for more! We've had their chickens before as well and loved them...we're just as happy with the pork! Great work farmer friends! We are so grateful!!"

"I am from the Pittsburgh area, so was not familiar (nor had I ever tasted) scrapple. When I moved to suburban Philadelphia, my neighbor's father (Pop-Pop Arnold) advised me to never eat scrapple from people I didn;t know. He had been a butcher all his life, as had his father and grandfather, so I took his advice. Pop-Pop;s scrapple was delicious but I haven't had any since his death several years ago. As a member of Pennypack Farm CSA in Horsham, I took a chance: ordered Ledamete's scrapple. To my relief, it was delicious! Pop-Pop would be proud of this product, and happy that I can now eat scrapple again. The other products were equally delicious--porkchops, chicken, sausage. How lucky am I that I can eat these products raised so well by April and Rob. They run a real five star operation!!!

"Best chickens and pork our family has ever tasted!"

"For a year I contemplated investing in the the chicken share and I am so glad we did. The chickens are better quality than the organic supermarket birds I had been purchasing. I always wondered how the supermarket birds were really treated, but I don't worry about the integrity of Ledemete Farm. Each month we also have the option to purchase pork products and we are LOVING the bacon and sausage, as well as the new experience of cooking and baking with lard (amazing texture and taste!). We could not be happier with the food and the service from Rob and April. If you are looking for local pork and poultry, look no further!" 

"We are so fortunate to be able to obtain chicken and pork from Ledamete Grass Farm through our Pennypack Farm CSA. Last year we tried a small chicken share and were surprised how much different grass fed free range chicken tastes. So moist, flavorful, and fresh we increased our share for this year. Now we have the opportunity to get the turkey and pork products too. We are in hog heaven. I thought the chickens were great, the pork blew us away! Lean, light, flavorful, the most amazing pork we have ever had. The thought and care Rob and April give to raising their livestock is admirable and their hard work is reflected on the fork. We are proud to support local farms and organic practices. We tell everyone we know about being responsible and knowledgeable about where their food comes from. Support local, support your health, and if your lucky enough to have the opportunity to try Ledamete, do it! Yum, yum, yum!!!! "

For more reviews, check out Ledamete Grass Farm's listing on localharvest.org and/or our Facebook page!.
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ledametegrassfarm.com  *  5471 Sell Rd. Schnecksville, PA 18078 * 610-767-4984  *  ledametegrass@gmail.com *
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Your farmers,

 

John and Aimee Good

Quiet Creek Farm

Posted 5/2/2016 10:29am by John and Aimee Good.

ONLY 1 MONTH to the 1st HARVEST at QUIET CREEK FARM!

Sign up now to pickup weekly at the farm, located at the beautiful Rodale Institute!

New - delivery available to Emmaus and Hellertown!

 

Harvest season begins May 31st. The first weeks will feature the vegetables you see above, sweet peas, fresh lettuces, tender radishes, and more! Both small and regular shares are still available. Quiet Creek Farm is one of the only certified organic CSAs in the Lehigh Valley. We raise 100% of the produce for our shares, and all of our produce is distributed to our CSA members. We grow our best for you!

(Sample share from summer 2015 below)

WHY JOIN Quiet Creek Farm CSA?   

*22 weeks of certified organic produce, fresh and direct from the farm, for unbeatable flavor and nutrition.

*Market-style pickup at the farm, located at the beautiful Rodale Institute, Tuesdays or Fridays from 1-7 pm.

*Delivery of boxed shares to Emmaus & Hellertown on Thursdays, for your convenience.

*Experienced farmers with over 15 years operating a successful CSA.

*Members only Upick garden with berries, peas, beans, cherry & paste tomatoes, flowers, herbs, and more!

*Cooperative shares including fruit, cheese, bread, mushrooms, pastured meats, wood-fired pizza, etc.

WE HAVE HAPPY MEMBERS. OVER 70% RETURN EACH YEAR. BECOME ONE TODAY!

JOIN NOW!    A $100 deposit is all that is required to sign up, with several different payment plan options. Sign up now for on-farm pickup, Emmaus delivery, or Hellertown delivery.


MORE INFORMATION:

Read more about the Membership Details, including samples shares from spring, summer, and fall. Also check out Frequently Asked Questions. Go to our website to see more pictures of our beautiful vegetables (some samples below) and read all about our farm. Still have questions? Contact us.

MEMBERSHIP CONFIRMATION:

You will receive a confirmation email once your signup has been completed, (after we have received both your membership form and payment) and you will be added to our mailing list.

Thank you!

John and Aimee Good

Quiet Creek Farm

Posted 4/19/2016 1:47pm by John and Aimee Good.

Farm Planting Update:

* Planting 1500 lbs of seed potatoes this week!

Check out the old-fashioned potato slicer in action!

Hoping for a great harvest again. Last year we dug over 20,000 lbs!

 

* Greenhouse seeding: moving on to summer crops - tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, zucchini, basil, melons and more!

The zucchini plants - with their large seeds - are always robust germinators! They hold on to their seed coats as they emerge from the soil.

Our kids love to pull the seed coats off the plants when they are helping out in the greenhouse!

 

Harvest season begins May 31st. Both small and regular shares are still available.

Thank you!

John and Aimee Good

Quiet Creek Farm

Posted 4/12/2016 1:08pm by John and Aimee Good.


Did you know that the onion plants get weekly haircuts?

They do, from about March through planting time, in early April. We trim them to encourage the shoots to thicken up, for nice stout onion plants.

We are planting the onions out into the field all this week. We delayed 1 week due to the very cold weather and snow. Yesterday and this morning, planting was a rainy adventure.

Other plants going into the field: cabbages, lettuce, scallions, broccoli. Seeds we are sowing: beets, carrots, spinach, radish, turnip.

Sugar snap peas are coming up!

Exciting beginnings for a new season.

SHARES AVAILABLE!

We still have shares available for the 2016 season. Please help us to spread the word about Quiet Creek Farm. Please pass on our information to your friends, family, coworkers and neighbors who may be interested. All membership details and signup information can be found on our website, www.quietcreekfarmcsa.com.

Thanks very much!

Your farmers,

 

John and Aimee Good

Quiet Creek Farm

Posted 4/12/2016 12:53pm by John and Aimee Good.


We just started a facebook page.
https://www.facebook.com/quietcreekfarmcsa

Please "like" us to help spread the word about Quiet Creek Farm!

Thanks,

 

Your farmers,

 

John and Aimee Good

Quiet Creek Farm

Posted 3/28/2016 7:20am by John and Aimee Good.

Our cooperative share partner farm, Ledamete Grass Farm (pronounced "let 'em eat" grass) is offering shares of their pasture-raised poultry and pork, delivered to Quiet Creek Farm on your pickup day.  This small family farm raises their animals with plenty of room to move around the pasture, and feeds them GMO-free grains raised locally with organic methods. Read below for more information and to sign up . . .

Pastured Chicken& Pork Shares Available!

Ledamete Grass Farm Shares On Sale Now- Reserve Yours Today!
 
What? 
Chicken and Pork shares from Ledamete Grass Farm- raised on pasture and forest forages as well as locally & organically raised grain- delectable meat! A variety of share sizes and cuts available!

Why? 
Purchasing a chicken and/or pork share is a great way to enjoy nutrient dense, delicious, organically raised meat at a reasonable price AND support a local family farm!

When? 
Shares will be available for pick up at Quiet Creek Farm during your regular veggie share pick up day. 

Who?
To pick up at Quiet Creek Farm you MUST be a Quiet Creek member! Pick up at Ledamete Grass Farm in Schnecksville is open to the public.

How Do You Sign Up? 
Visit our online registration: ledametegrassfarm.csasignup.com. Specific share details (including pricing, cuts available, average weights, etc.) available on the registration form! Sign up soon-  Shares are limited!

 

Want More Info?

There's LOTS of information in this email and on the sign up page but if you still want more, check out our website or Facebook page, email us, or give us a call! 
610-767-4984
Email
Website
Facebook

Why Join? Here's what our members say...

Amazing flavor and nutrition! Because of their constant access to pasture, their tender and flavorful meat is nutrient-dense and high in omega-3 fatty acids.
Locally & Organically Grown!  
The chicks are from a hatchery in Quakertown; the pigs are born on the farm; the grain is organically grown (non-certified) and milled in Oley; the chickens are raised and processed in Schnecksville; and the pigs are raised in Schnecksville and processed in Richlandtown. It doesn't get much more local than that!
It's so convenient!
You can pick up your shares at Quiet Creek Farm while you are picking up your veggie share!
Know your Farmer!
You can connect with your food and the people who raise it. Rob and April live and work on the farm every day. They are happy to answer questions and to share the latest news from the farm.
Access to Artisanal Products
You can order other Ledamete Grass Farm products, including but not limited to handmade pork sausages, no-nitrate bacon cured w/only Celtic Sea Salt and organic Rapadura sugar, grass-fed ghee, and more!
Availability and Consistency
CSA members receive shares for 6 months of the year, with an option to stock up in the fall for the winter months.
“Just Right” Share Sizes and Options
You can choose from various share sizes as well as whole, halved or pieced chickens . If none of the share sizes are a perfect fit, custom shares are available too!
Delicious Seasonal Recipes!
You will receive monthly emails with lots of seasonal recipes and tips for getting the most out of your products.

Don't buy food from strangers! Know your farmers!

Your Farmers,
April and Rob Fix
Ledamete Grass Farm
ledametegrass@gmail.com
ledametegrassfarm.com
facebook.com/ledametegrassfarm



 

 

Your farmers,

 

John and Aimee Good

Quiet Creek Farm

Posted 3/16/2016 11:37am by John and Aimee Good.

FRUIT SHARES from NORTH STAR ORCHARD

 

Members can sign up for the North Star Orchard CSA Fruit Share, available for pickup here at the farm when you come to get your vegetables! The Fruit Share provides a weekly assortment of fabulously flavored tree fruits including peaches, plums, nectarines, apples, pears, and Asian pears. You can find out all about the Fruit Share, and sign up for it, directly on North Star Orchard's website. Here's the link: http://www.northstarorchard.com/csa_fruit.php. Sign up now before they fill up for the year!  
If you have further questions about the Fruit Share, email North Star at Lisa@northstarorchard.com

 

 

CHEESE SHARES from HILL ACRES PRIDE

Located in Lancaster County, Hill Acres Pride has registered Jersey cows raised on pasture in the warmer months, and hay and silage grown on the farm in the winter months. The cows are not given growth hormone or antibiotics. Their cheeses range from cheddars and colbys to artisan cheeses such as Susquehanna and Cave Aged Arcadia, as well as fresh cheeses such as ricotta, mozzarella, cream cheese, and flavored fresh cheeses such as tomato-basil, or honey.

Members have enjoyed these wonderful cheeses in the shares for two years now, and we will be offering them again! Shares will be delivered every other week to Quiet Creek Farm on your pickup day. For more information and to sign up, see Hill Acres Pride CSA Shares.




Your farmers,

 

John and Aimee Good

Quiet Creek Farm

Posted 3/7/2016 10:24am by John and Aimee Good.

Spring Planting Update!

The greenhouse is filling up with little green onion plants. (Check out the close-up shot to the left.) Baby tomatoes are growing. Little lettuces and broccoli are germinating. The long winter is coming to a close and planting season will soon be upon us!

The start of each new season is an exciting time. We are excited to share it with you. Each time a new seed germinates, it amazes me. The seed is so tiny, yet it holds such potential to start a new life. The beginning of each season is also filled with potential. We have laid many plans this winter, and soon it will be time to bring them to fruition: fields to be planted, weeded, watered and sowed, and the harvest to reap.

As members, you have also made plans to be a part of this entire season, from the sowing of the first onion seed in early February, through the final putting of fields to rest in November.

Thanks for your commitment! Here's to another great season!

 

*If you have not yet completed your signup for this year, there is still time. Read more below.

CSA Renewal/Sign-up: You can print Membership Form, or fill out the online CSA Membership Form. Then send in your deposit and/or post-dated checks.You will receive payment confirmation once your membership has been processed.

THANK YOU!

 

Your farmers,

John and Aimee Good

 Quiet Creek Farm

 

Posted 2/26/2016 9:45am by John and Aimee Good.

Today is National CSA Day!

This time of year, it is crucial for CSA farmers to have member support. Your early sign-ups help to offset the costs of greenhouse heat, seed and supply purchases, and more. Also, winter sign-ups allow us to focus on marketing now, and in the busy summer season, to direct all our energies into growing the best produce for you, our members! As we plan to fill 10 acres of fields with rows and rows of vegetables, it is wonderful to know that people are going to come for this delicious, organic produce! THANK YOU!

Check out this article in Mother Earth News about National CSA Day. The photo below is from a weekly share last season. Doesn't it get you excited? Oh, spring cannot come soon enough!

CSA Membership for 2016 Season

We have had 58% of 2015 members renew so far! THANK YOU!  If you have not renewed your membership yet, there is still time. CSA membership is open to the public, but former members can still sign up until we are sold out of shares. You may check your membership status on the current CSA Member List for 2016. If we have not yet received your payment, your name will not be on this list, even if you sent in your registration form.

FRIENDS & NEIGHBORS: Share the CSA Love!

If you have friends or neighbors who are interested in joining our farm, please let them know that we are now accepting new members! You can refer them to our website, www.quietcreekfarmcsa.com or forward the sign-up information below. THANKS!

Renewal/Sign-up Information:

To print form & mail payments:   Print the Membership Form, fill out and return with your deposit and/or post-dated checks. You will receive email confirmation when your form has been processed.

To sign-up online: use the CSA Membership Form available on our website. Then mail the deposit and/or post-dated checks OR schedule and send payments via your own electronic banking service. After completing the online form, you will receive an email confirmation with payment instructions, and your sign-up is not complete until we receive deposit or payment.

THANK YOU!

 

Your farmers,

John and Aimee Good

 Quiet Creek Farm

 

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