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Posted 12/15/2014 11:11am by John and AimeeGood.

PLEASE IGNORE THE RENEWAL REMINDER IF YOU HAVE ALREADY RENEWED YOUR MEMBERSHIP FOR THIS SEASON! (Or if you are a 3 year member partner.)

 

 

MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL: Only 2 weeks left to take advantage of your reserved spot for next season! We will begin accepting new members from the wait list in 2015, and all members will be accepted on a "first come, first served" basis in the new year. So please take a moment now to sign up for the 2015 season, on our Member Sign-up page.

 

*Check payments for down payments and full payments are now accepted! In order to make the process available to those members who are not comfortable or familiar with online banking or credit card payments, we are now accepting check payments for both the down payment option and the full payment option. We made this change in response to member feedback. We want to make it possible for all members who wish to do so, to renew their share. We can also complete the online signup for any member who is unable to do so. Please let us know if you need assistance with your member renewal. Thanks!

 

 

Thank you for supporting your local small organic farmer, and making the commitment to eat seasonally, and well!


 

MEMBER SURVEY: We would love to have your feedback on this year's harvest; as well as your ideas, suggestions and/or desires for next year. Please click on the link to complete the 2014 Member Survey. It should take only about 5-10 minutes to complete. We thank you and appreciate your time to help us improve the Quiet Creek Farm CSA experience for you, our members!

 

Your farmers,

 

John and Aimee Good

Quiet Creek Farm

Posted 12/9/2014 11:19am by John and AimeeGood.

PLEASE IGNORE THE RENEWAL REMINDER IF YOU HAVE ALREADY RENEWED YOUR MEMBERSHIP FOR THIS SEASON! (Or if you are a 3 year member partner.)

 

 

MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL: Please note this change - we are now accepting check payments for down payments and full payments! In order to make the process available to those members who are not comfortable or familiar with online banking or credit card payments, we are now accepting check payments for both the down payment option and the full payment option. We made this change in response to member feedback. We want to make it possible for all members who wish to do so, to renew their share. We can also complete the online signup for any member who is unable to do so. Please let us know if you need assistance with your member renewal. Thanks!

 

We will hold spots for all current members until the end of 2014. We will begin accepting new members from the wait list in 2015. So please take a moment now to sign up for the 2015 season, on our Member Sign-up page.

Thank you for supporting your local small organic farmer, and making the commitment to eat seasonally, and well!


 

MEMBER SURVEY: We would love to have your feedback on this year's harvest; as well as your ideas, suggestions and/or desires for next year. Please click on the link to complete the 2014 Member Survey. It should take only about 5-10 minutes to complete. We thank you and appreciate your time to help us improve the Quiet Creek Farm CSA experience for you, our members!

 

Your farmers,

 

John and Aimee Good

Quiet Creek Farm

Posted 12/1/2014 11:19am by John and AimeeGood.

PLEASE IGNORE THE RENEWAL REMINDER IF YOU HAVE ALREADY RENEWED YOUR MEMBERSHIP FOR THIS SEASON! (Or if you are a 3 year member partner.)

 

 

MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL: For those of you who have not yet renewed your membership, now is the time! Since we have switched to  an online sign-up process, it takes just a few minutes to sign up to for next season. You can pay online, through Dwolla  which is a free electronic bank transfer, or Paypal. You may also pay by check, for full payments only.  If you wish to use the payment plan, please choose Dwolla or Paypal. $100 payment is all that is required to sign up.

We will hold spots for all current members until the end of 2014. We will begin accepting new members from the wait list in 2015. So please take a moment now to sign up for the 2015 season, on our Member Sign-up page.

Thank you for supporting your local small organic farmer, and making the commitment to eat seasonally, and well!


 

MEMBER SURVEY: I know it seems far off, but for us, next season has already begun. Farmer John is performing all winter maintenance and repairs of the farm tractors and implements, so they will be ready to go next year. We are actively seeking farm apprentices to work the fields. We are busily perusing the seed catalogs and planning the vegetable, herb, and flower plantings.

We would love to have your feedback on this year's harvest; as well as your ideas, suggestions and/or desires for next year. Please click on the link to complete the 2014 Member Survey. It should take only about 5-10 minutes to complete. We thank you and appreciate your time to help us improve the Quiet Creek Farm CSA experience for you, our members!

 

Your farmers,

 

John and Aimee Good

Quiet Creek Farm

Posted 11/4/2014 12:25pm by John and AimeeGood.

After season market at Quiet Creek Farm: Next Tuesday November 11th, from 4-6:30 pm!
 
Featuring breads by The Daily Loaf, apples and Asian pears from North Star Orchard, as well as a small selection of veggies from Quiet Creek Farm. Ordering information is below!
 

 
Fruit From North Star Orchard
Stock up and keep going awhile with yummy fruit and stave off the need to source "fruit" (herein meaning mushy, mealy, and otherwise flavorless horrors in the guise of deliciousness) from the grocery store!
 
You can pre-order a stash of apples (Winecrisp, Enterprise, Reinette Simerenko, Golden Russet, and Gold Rush!), Asian pears (Hosui and Niitaka), and jarred goods like Asian pear butter!
 
Click here now to order for delivery at your pickup site (so as to avoid the unfortunateness and sadness of an empty fruit drawer). 

Click on the link for descriptions of varieties available for Stocking Up
(You can order 10 and 20-pound quantities of each - delivery to your site NEXT WEEK!) Please be sure to select Quiet Creek Farm as your pickup site!
 
 Note: a weekly Fruit Share bags weighed about 8.5 pounds, so a 20lb. bag (what we call a 'bulk bag' below) is a little more than twice that amount.
You can also order 10lb. bags of each variety. If you order multiple 10lb. bags, we'll likely pack them together in one of our heavy-duty bags for ease of handling.
 
 
 
Fresh organic breads from The Daily Loaf


Pre-orders highly recommended. Please specify if you prefer your loaves sliced.
Please include phone number with order. Order by email, dailyloaf26@gmail.com, or phone 717-823-0280
 
Regular Loaves:  $6

* Big Country French: A white french sourdough. These are extra large loaves sold in halves. Makes for a large sandwich or crostini.   

* Whole Wheat: A whole wheat sourdough boule

* Rye Wheat: a blend of whole rye flour and whole wheat flour

Specialty Loaves:  $7

* Sweet Potato Wheat: A whole grain sourdough boule with the addition of local organic pureed sweet potato. The addition of sweet potato makes for a moist and soft crumb as well as a caramelized crust.    

* Cranberry Wheat: A whole grain sourdough boule with dried cranberries

* Fig Wheat: A whole grain sourdough boule with dried organic black mission figs 

* Seeded Wheat: A whole grain sourdough boule topped with a mix of sesame seeds, sunflower seeds and hemp seeds  


Stock your freezer Sale
Pre-orders only. Order by email , dailyloaf26@gmail.com, or phone 717-823-0280
 
Save a $1 per loaf on orders of 4 or more loaves. 
4 to 7 loaves Regular $ 5   Specialty $6 

Save $1.50 on orders of 8 or more loaves.
8 or more loaves  Regular $4.50   Specialty $5.50



Organic vegetables from Quiet Creek Farm
*We will have a small selection of vegetables available for purchase: cabbage, carrots, celeriac, butternut squash, and possibly kale. As extras from the final share, roots and squashes will be offered to members at $1/lb.
 

Your farmers,

 

John and Aimee Good

Quiet Creek Farm

Posted 10/27/2014 4:42pm by John and AimeeGood.


LAST WEEK OF CSA SHARES!

We hope you have enjoyed the 2014 harvest season! This is the final week of CSA shares, Tuesday October 27th and Friday October 31st.

CSA MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL REMINDER:

 Please visit our Member Sign-up page to secure your share for the 2015 season. $100 down payment is all that is required to sign up. If you wish to pay in full by check, you will need to sign up and bring your invoice and payment to the barn this week! Otherwise, share payments can be made online via our website.


PLEASE NOTE:

1) Stock-up orders are here this week! Payment is due at pickup.

2) All bread shares will have a double pickup this week! Please take 2 loaves for every 1 you get regularly. This is a bonus week! The bread freezes beautifully. When you are ready to eat it, you can thaw the entire loaf, or just take out the slices you need and thaw in the toaster.

3) Chicken and pizza stock-up orders will be in for pickup this week.

 

BOUNTY OF CARROTS

As CSA members, you share in the risks as well as the bounty of the farm. As I said before, this has been the year of the carrot. Both the spring and fall crops have grown very well, but the fall carrots yields have been truly exceptional. Therefore all members will be getting a bulk amount of carrots in the share this week. If stored properly, these carrots will keep for months. We have kept them in storage until spring, and they remain crisp and sweet! The fall carrots are a special variety called Bolero which is especially suited to storage.

Carrots like to be stored in a cold, humid environment. Your fridge crisper drawer is fine, but be sure to keep them in a bag. They will dry out and become rubbery if left loose in the crisper drawer. If you are short on fridge space, you can also store them in an unheated basement, but be sure to place them in a sealed container to prevent rodent damage and also to retain humidity. They will not keep as long if stored above 40 degrees.

Carrots can be frozen or canned as well. Check out this link for making and canning your own Carrot Pickles!  For detailed instructions on freezing carrots go to  http://www.pickyourown.org/carrotsfreezing.htm

Freezing is a simple process, and they take up very little space when processed this way. Have fun!

 

THE HARVEST

Butternut Squash

Cabbage

Carrots

Beets 

Celeriac

Kale

Spinach

Onions

Garlic 

Potatoes &/or Sweet Potatoes


 UPICK: herbs

 

COOPERATIVE SHARES this week:  bread- special bonus share this week! Please take 2 loaves for every one you get normally!

 

RECIPES

Fresh Carrot Pickles- this recipe makes 1 jar of refrigerator pickles. Check out the link above to can a small batch of carrot pickles.

Thanks to a CSA member for contributing this tasty recipe for Roasted Beets N' Sweets.

Two recipe ideas for winter squash: Bechamel Winter Squash Lasagna and Winter Squash braised in Apple Cider

 

 Enjoy!

As always, if you need an idea for the produce in your share, check our Recipe Page! You can search by vegetable!  

 

 

Your farmers,

 

John and Aimee Good

Quiet Creek Farm

Posted 10/21/2014 12:30pm by John and AimeeGood.


We are nearing the close of the 2014 harvest season. It seems to have gone by so quickly! Although we experienced a few hardships on the farm this season, with the blight problems affecting the tomatoes and potatoes, we feel the 2014 season was quite bountiful and we sincerely hope you all have enjoyed your shares of the harvest!

We are excited about the amazing carrot harvests this year - it truly has been the year of the carrot - our best ever. All the roots have really enjoyed the fairly regular rainfall we have received throughout this season, and produced quite well. The lettuces and greens did wonderfully also. We are pleased with the salad mix lettuces which we expanded this year, as well as the trials of the Surrey (wild-type) arugula, red-veined (Red Kitten) spinach, and the purple kale (Redbor). The fall broccoli and cabbages have been truly amazing, both in the size of the heads and the quality. The new pepper Revolution, was truly a beautiful huge pepper, and we plan to grow more next year.

We took extra care of the tomatoes in the hoophouse in hopes of protecting them from blight and prolonging their harvest period, and it worked! Happily, we had tomatoes in the harvest up until just a few weeks ago. We plan to add more blight-resistant varieties to the field plantings for next year, based on the positive results from this year's trial planting. The new silver reflective plastic mulch which we trialed in the onions also seems to have been effective. On average, the onions this year have been larger and of better keeping quality than we have had before. We are excited that many of our trials have been successful, and as always, we hope to further improve our farming systems next year! We are grateful indeed for the harvest which has been provided by the earth, water, sun, and plenty of hard work!

 

We have already begun our plans for the upcoming harvest season. We keep records of the harvests and plantings all season long, and note ideas on improvements and new possibilities for the coming season. We will ask for your comments and suggestions in our annual survey, which will be available online in a few weeks. Watch your inbox!

 

For the 2015 season, we have switched to an online sign-up process through our website. We are excited about this new system, and we think it will be very user-friendly for you, our members. Members will be able to sign up, make payments, check balances, and more; all right from our website. Also, as we plan to be transitioning to our new home over the next year, this will also help to avoid the possibility of checks lost in the mail.

Therefore, we are only accepting check payments for paid-in-full shares up to the end of this CSA season, October 31st 2014. Otherwise, share payments can be made online via our website. $100 down payment is all that is required to sign up. We will hold spots for all current members until the end of 2014. We will begin accepting new members from the wait list in 2015.

While it is fresh in your mind, we encourage you to take a moment to sign up for the 2015 season, on our Member Sign-up page.

Thank you for supporting your local small organic farmer, and making the commitment to eat seasonally, and well!

 

Your farmers,

 

John and Aimee Good

Quiet Creek Farm

Posted 10/20/2014 3:04pm by John and AimeeGood.


Ledamete Grass Farm will have 1 more market in November, with pick-up only at their farm in Schnecksville. Products available include pastured & forest-raised pork (including NEW specialty sausage flavors, Canadian Bacon, Jowl Bacon, and Bacon), pastured chicken, and 100% grassfed beef.  Contact them directly with any questions.

Pastured Chicken, Pasture & Forest-Raised Pork, and more!
View this email in your browser
LAST Ledamete Grass Farm Market! Easy Online Ordering!
LAST MARKET!!!

Order Your Pastured Meats Today- Deadline Midnight October 24th!

Pasture & Forest-Raised Pork, Pastured Chicken, and 100% Grassfed Beef

PRE-ORDERS ONLY. All orders will be bagged and tagged with your names and available for pick up in the Quiet  Creek freezer on either Tuesday, Oct. 28th OR Friday, October 31st.

Click here to order today: Quiet Creek Pre-order Market
Ledamete Grass Farm will be at Quiet Creek Farm with their locally and sustainably raised pastured meats. To learn more about our farming practices, read below and visit our website. To order visit our e-commerce site here. 
Ledamete Grass Farm Pasture & Forest-Raised Pork
We raise Tamworth cross heritage breed pigs, as they thrive in the forest and field and are known for their excellent flavor. In addition to forage, our pigs are fed local grain raised with organic methods, organic veggie compost, and grass-fed raw dairy products. 
Ledamete Grass Farm Pastured Poultry
Our chickens and turkeys are raised on pasture with constant access to fresh bugs, herbs and grasses. In addition to the forage they find, we provide our birds with grain, grown and milled fresh by a local farmer who utilizes organic methods. The birds' access to fresh air, exercise, sunshine, green grass and bugs creates very delicious and nutritious meat!
Know Your Farmer- Don't Buy Food From Strangers!

The Fix Family
 
Ledamete Grass Farm
5471 Sell Rd.
Schnecksville, PA 18078
ledametegrassfarm.com
ledametegrass@gmail.com
610-767-4984
Copyright © *2014* *Ledamete Grass Farm*, All rights reserved.



Your farmers,

 

John and Aimee Good

Quiet Creek Farm

Posted 10/20/2014 2:59pm by John and AimeeGood.


Farm News: A few new vegetables in store for you this week: sweet potatoes, butternut squash, and celeriac. The sweet potatoes vary in size and shape. Just scrub them clean and bake whole for a simple and tasty treat, especially with a pat of butter melted inside! Sweet potatoes and butternut squash prefer to be stored in dry conditions at room temperature. Butternut squash is a very versatile squash. It can be baked and eaten sweet or savory. It can be peeled and cubed for stews and saute. It can be baked or steamed and pureed for pumpkin pie, muffins, breads, soup, etc.

Celeriac is the most under-appreciated root vegetable. Although it is quite funny looking, like a hairy little space man, it is very versatile and delicious, with a distinctive celery-like flavor. It must be peeled to remove the rough outer skin. Then you can shred it raw for salads and slaws. It can be cubed or diced and used in soup or sauteed vegetables. You can cube it and roast it with other root veggies. It can be boiled and mashed with potatoes. It keeps very well, in a cold humid place. Wrap loosely and store in the crisper drawer of your fridge. Check out this produce guide from Martha Stewart for a wealth of ideas for celeriac.

 

WILD FOR SALMON is coming to the farm this week with their wonderful Wild Alaskan salmon and other seafood. If you did not pre-order, do not worry. They will be bringing extra products and you can make purchases during pickup hours on Tuesday or Friday this week - October 21st and 24th! You can check out their products on their website - www.wildforsalmon.com

 

THE HARVEST

Butternut Squash

Cabbage

Carrots 

Celeriac

Sweet Potatoes

Salad Mix

Kale

Green & colored peppers

Onions

Garlic 


 UPICK: herbs

 

COOPERATIVE SHARES this week: pizza, chicken, cheese, fruit and bread

PLEASE NOTE: PIZZA SHARES HAVE BEEN CHANGED TO THIS WEEK. STOCKING UP PIZZA ORDERS WILL BE DELIVERED NEXT WEEK.)

 

RECIPES & STORAGE TIPS

Two lovely new recipes for celeriac: Celeriac & Roasted Garlic Soup, and Maple-Bacon Roasted Apples and Celeriac. Of course I must also mention my favorite - Celeriac Soup: Creamy Autumn Soup - everyone loves this one; it is topped with chopped apples and grated cheddar.

I know Kale chip recipes abound, but here is another good one: Kale Chips with Chili Sauce.

Here is a tasty version of Colcannon, a traditional Irish dish, with creamy potatoes and cabbage or kale. This version is topped with cheddar cheese and baked, Colcannon with Cheddar.

 

 Enjoy!

As always, if you need an idea for the produce in your share, check our Recipe Page! You can search by vegetable!  

 

 

Your farmers,

 

John and Aimee Good

Quiet Creek Farm

Posted 10/14/2014 10:17am by John and AimeeGood.


DEADLINE FOR STOCKING UP ORDERS IS TODAY!

You can bring them to the barn or email an order today, Tuesday October 14th. To place an order, please click on the link for the 2014 "Stocking Up" Order Form.  Orders will be available for pickup the last week of CSA, Tues. Oct. 28 and Fri. Oct. 31. Payment is due at pickup.

 

SWITCHBACK PIZZA ORDERS DUE FRIDAY, OCT. 17TH!

Please email or call Marguerite to place your order. You may also text your order if you would like. Please provide your name, the pizza varieties, quantities and what day you pick up at Quiet Creek. Thank you! marguerite@switchbackpizza.com
610-547-5625

Please order by October 17th. Your order will be available for pick up the last week in October.

All varieties are available in either the Neapolitan Crust or Organic Whole Wheat Crusts, please add $1 for the Organic Whole Wheat Crust


Margherita-
Fresh mozzarella, basil and tomato sauce $8

Fall Vegetable Pizza- Our choice of green vegetables, onions, fresh mozzarella and tomato sauce $10

Pepperoni- Switchback's custom pepperoni made from local naturally raised hormone free beef and pork, fresh mozzarella and tomato sauce $10

Blue Moon- gorgonzola, roasted portobello mushrooms and caramelized onions $10

Sausage- our own sausage made with a locally brewed Funk beer, onions, fresh mozzarella and tomato sauce $11

3 pack Neapolitan Crust -$9
3 pack Organic Whole Wheat Crust- $10

 

Marguerite C. Viola
Owner
Switchback Pizza Company, LLC
610-547-5625
marguerite@switchbackpizza.com

www.switchbackpizza.com

 

 


Your farmers,

 

John and Aimee Good

Quiet Creek Farm

Posted 10/13/2014 11:20am by John and AimeeGood.

 

              

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Dear Quiet Creek CSA Members,

Wild for Salmon will be back again for the annual 
'stock up for winter' days at Quiet Creek Farm!

Tuesday, October, 21st
&
Friday, October 24th
 
Pick up will run from 1pm-7pm both days, and is located at the Quiet Creek CSA pickup barn!

  

If you are interested in salmon or other seafood for your freezer, please review the information below.  You will find products and pricing information on our website.  Please email your pre-order to  info@wildforsalmon.com, with Quiet Creek listed in the subject line. You can also email or call us with any questions. 

570-387-0550.

 

Payments will be made to Wild For Salmon at pickup.

Cash or check is preferred.  

 

Pre-orders are not necessary, but helpful.

  

Current Product List and Prices

CLICK HERE

 

We offer a BULK discount at 20 lbs. 

If you will be ordering 20 lbs or more, you will save $1 per pound!

You are welcome to combine items to make your 20 lbs.

PLEASE PRE-ORDER IF YOU WILL BE ORDERING 

20 POUNDS OR MORE!

 

This year we have some NEW products.

Check out these new items:

Garden Style Salmon Burger

Salmon Burger - No Spices

Ground Salmon

 

HELPFUL ORDERING INFO...

Portions available in 10 lbs cases. (approx 10 or 11 packs in a case)

Fillets available in a 20 lbs case (approx 12-14 whole fillets in a case)

All burger varieties are available in cases of 10 packs (2 burgers per pack)

 

 

More information can be found on our website 

Wild For Salmon  

 

SAMPLE ORDER...

Jenn Kurian/Quiet Creek CSA

Tues or Friday Pick-up...............PLEASE indicate which pick up you attend
570-387-0550.....................PLEASE be sure to include your phone number

20 lbs portions

1.5 lbs natural hot smoked

3 packs of burgers

1 pack of salmon sausage

1 lb halibut

2 lbs rockfish

1 smoked salmon spread

Thank you!

 

We look forward to providing you with the best Alaska has to offer!  

Thank you for supporting the fisherman!

 

 

Thank you!

The Wild For Salmon Crew

info@wildforsalmon.com 

570-387-0550

About Us

Steve and Jenn Kurian spend their summers aboard their fishing vessel, the Ava Jane, in Bristol Bay Alaska.
Wild For Salmon was formed to allow our fellow East Coasters to have access to incredible Wild and Wonderful Salmon!  You can read our story and see pictures on our website...wildforsalmon.com

Wild For Salmon
521 Montour Blvd
Bloomsburg, PA 17815
570-387-0550




Your farmers,

 

John and Aimee Good

Quiet Creek Farm

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