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Posted 2/10/2016 12:50pm by John and Aimee Good.

Cooperative Shares at Quiet Creek Farm!
We offer many Cooperative Shares, which can be purchased from our neighboring sustainable farmers, and are delivered to our farm on your pickup day.
Read more below about an opportunity to purchase Pastured Chicken & Pork Shares from Ledamete Grass (let 'em eat grass) Farm, with a special Early Bird Discount for all signups before February 15th!

Pastured Chicken& Pork Shares Available!

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

Early Bird Discount Through Feb. 14th!

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- Early Bird Discount Ends February 15th!

 

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

Want to Know More About What Members Say? 

Read Ledamete Grass Farm Reviews...

"Hands-down, best chicken ever!"

"Your chickens are flavorful and juicy and even more importantly we know they were raised the right way, not in some factory farm."

"While I always appreciated buying farm raised poultry whenever possible, I never would have imagined just how much better these pastured chickens could taste. I've met Rob and you can feel the integrity and passion he has for his work. It shows in the excellent flavor of the chickens."


"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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April & Rob Fix
Ledamete Grass Farm
5471 Sell Road
Schnecksville, PA 18078
610-767-4984
 

Your farmers,

 

John and Aimee Good

Quiet Creek Farm

Posted 2/10/2016 12:42pm by John and Aimee Good.

CSA Membership for 2016 Season

We have had 54% of 2015 members renew so far! THANK YOU!  If you have renewed your membership yet, there is still time. CSA membership is now 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.

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.

 

 2015 MEMBER'S SURVEY

Last call for comments and feedback on the 2015 season. If you were a member in 2015, and you have not completed our survey, please click on the link below to do so. It takes about 5 minutes to complete. Thank you in advance!

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/897HYJ6

 

Your farmers,

John and Aimee Good

 Quiet Creek Farm

 

Posted 1/19/2016 2:08pm by John and Aimee Good.


We are now accepting new members from the wait list for the 2016 season! Members from the wait list are accepted on a "first come, first served" basis, so do not delay - join today!

You are receiving this message from Quiet Creek Farm because you have signed up for our waiting list, to have the first opportunity to purchase a membership for 22 weeks of certified organic vegetables, herbs, flowers, and berries beginning in June at our farm, located at The Rodale Institute in Kutztown PA.

WHY JOIN?    Quiet Creek Farm offers a unique, full-farm experience for our members, with market-style CSA share pickup, a large U-pick garden with flowers, berries, herbs, and select vegetables, as well as over 6 different cooperative shares. This is our 10th year as a successful CSA. Member satisfaction is reflected in our renewal rate: over 70% of our members re-join the farm each year. We are one of the few certified organic CSAs in the Lehigh Valley, and our members can be certain to enjoy produce raised to the highest standards.

JOIN NOW!    A $100 deposit is all that is required to sign up, with several different payment plan options. All the information you need is on the Membership Form, which can be printed or completed online.

To print form & mail payments: Please click on the link for a pdf copy of the  Membership Form. Print, 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. You will receive an email confirmation with payment instructions, and your sign-up is not complete until we receive deposit or payment.

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 1/4/2016 10:43am by John and Aimee Good.

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Welcome to 2016! With the start of the new year, it feels like we have finally come into winter. As farmers, we are glad to have a deep freeze in the winter to kill off some of the diseases, weeds, and pests of the soil and plants. Also, our overwintered crops, such as the garlic and strawberries, do well with a period of dormancy before the warmth of the spring, which stimulates new growth.

The farmers themselves also appreciate a period of dormancy; a bit of a rest, as well as plenty of time to work on equipment and maintenance projects, and to plan for the upcoming season. Right now we are busily ordering new supplies, planning the crop schedules, choosing seed varieties and calculating our seed orders, hiring new apprentices, renewing memberships, working on our budget and financial plans, etc. The demands of the growing season are intense, and always come first; so we need to accomplish most everything else required to run the farm and business efficiently in the winter.

 2015 MEMBER'S SURVEY

As we are preparing and planning for the upcoming season, we would appreciate your feedback and comments on the 2015 season, as well as ideas and suggestions for the future. Please complete our member survey at the link below. Thank you in advance!

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/897HYJ6

 

CSA SHARE RENEWAL EXTENDED!

If you have not yet renewed your membership for next year, there is still time. Shares will be reserved for returning CSA members until the end of January 2016. After this date, we will open membership to the wait list. You can still renew after this date, but we will no longer guarantee your spot after the end of January.

To renew: please complete the membership form and return the first page along with $100 deposit or payment in full. Keep the second page for your records.  If including deposit only, please submit post-dated checks for payment plans along with the membership form. Alternate methods of payment, through mailed payments or payments scheduled through member's online banking, will also be accepted. Renewal forms can also be emailed, if payment will be sent separately.

*If you have already renewed your membership for next season, thank you very much!

 

CSA SHARE PARTNERS NEEDED!

If you need a biweekly pickup schedule and are looking for a partner to split your share with, please let me know. Be sure to give your name, and any size or pickup day preferences. I have had several requests and I am trying to match people with a share partner. Please note that a share partner does not need to be a returning member to sign up at this time. 

Any questions, let me know. Thank you very much!

 

Your farmers,

John and Aimee Good

 Quiet Creek Farm

 

Posted 12/22/2015 2:54pm by John and Aimee Good.



HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

Giving thanks is an important part of the holiday season. We would like to take a moment to thank you for being members of Community Supported Agriculture, for taking the time and making the commitment to eat healthy foods, to support organic local agriculture, and to make a difference in your community!

 

2015 MEMBER'S SURVEY

It is that time of year again. As we are preparing and planning for the upcoming season, we would appreciate your feedback and comments on the 2015 season, as well as ideas and suggestions for the future. Please complete our member survey at the link below. Thank you in advance!

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/897HYJ6

 

CSA SHARE RENEWAL

If you have not yet renewed your membership for next year, there is still time. Please complete the membership form and return the first page along with $100 deposit or payment in full. Keep the second page for your records.  If including deposit only, please submit post-dated checks for payment plans along with the membership form. Alternate methods of payment, through mailed payments or payments scheduled through member's online banking, will also be accepted.

*If you have already renewed your membership for next season, thank you very much! Your early support helps us to cover the costs of seeds and supplies as we place our orders in the next few weeks!

 

THANKS AND HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!

 

Your farmers,

 

John and Aimee Good

 Quiet Creek Farm

 

Posted 11/24/2015 10:47am by John and Aimee Good.





HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

We want to wish everyone a wonderful holiday! Hopefully some Quiet Creek Farm potatoes will be part of your dinners. We hope you have enjoyed this harvest season. We are thankful for the bounty of delicious vegetables raised on the farm this season. We are thankful for the support of our members. We are thankful for the opportunity to grow your food again next season. Here is a current list, as of yesterday, of the 2016 Members. If you have not yet renewed your membership for next year, there is still time.

CSA SHARE RENEWAL: Please complete the membership form and return the first page along with $100 deposit or payment in full. Keep the second page for your records.  If including deposit only, please submit post-dated checks for payment plans along with the membership form. Alternate methods of payment, through mailed payments or payments scheduled through member's online banking, will also be accepted.

LAST CALL FOR POTATOES &/OR CABBAGE

Yes, we still have some potatoes. And the mild weather has allowed for one final harvest of cabbages (great for making sauerkraut and/or kimchi). So if anyone would like to order additional potatoes or cabbages, please reply to this email. Let me know what you would like and we can make arrangements for pickup, etc.

Potatoes are still 50 lbs for $40. (For quantities less than 25 lbs, $1/lb). Cabbages are $1/lb for up to 25 lbs (about 6 cabbages). For over 25 lbs, price is $.80/lb

 

THANKS AND HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!

 

Your farmers,

 

John and Aimee Good

 Quiet Creek Farm

 

Posted 11/5/2015 11:53am by John and Aimee Good.




End of Season Sale:

Last chance for some additional produce from Quiet Creek Farm, by purchase, for members. Tuesday November 10th, at the farm, from 4-6 pm.

Vegetables available include:

Potatoes, Cabbage, Carrots, Kale

Possibly limited quantities of:

Broccoli, Leeks, Spinach, Beets and other roots

 

North Star Orchard will also be at the farm that day, from 4-6 pm, and you can place pre-orders with them for apples, Asian pears, and more. They will have limited quantities of extra fruits and fruit butters for sale as well, but pre-orders are encouraged for best selection. 

 

Your farmers,

 

John and Aimee Good

 Quiet Creek Farm

 

Posted 11/2/2015 11:11am by John and Aimee Good.





THANK YOU!

Again, we just want to thank you all, our members, for being a part of this farm, for believing in the importance of local organic food, and for making a big commitment. Because it is indeed a big commitment; to cook fresh foods from scratch for your family, to come out to the farm each week, to pick in the gardens, to accept the bounty and failures of the farm each season. As supporters of this farm and CSA, you embrace the true nature of farming, and bring it into your home and your lives. We hope the farm provides nourishment for your body and spirit, as it does for our family.

CSA Share Renewal:

New renewal form! The previous form was missing the mailing address - sorry! I have updated it, and the new 2016 Member Registration Form is here. If you brought your renewal to the farm, I will be processing renewals this week, and you should receive a confirmation email from me in the next few days.

To renew your share for next season, please complete the membership form and return the first page along with $100 deposit or payment in full. Keep the second page for your records.  If including deposit only, please submit post-dated checks for payment plans along with the membership form. Alternate methods of payment, through mailed payments or payments scheduled through member's online banking, will also be accepted. All payment plans are fully outlined on the membership form.

All current members have the first opportunity to reserve a share for the 2016 season. Quiet Creek Farm will be located at The Rodale Institute for the 2016 season. In 2015, almost 75% of members rom 2015 chose to pay by check or cash. So, in order to streamline our book-keeping, we will no longer be accepting online credit card payments for CSA shares, and members will not be signing up online. 

Any questions, please let us know!

End of Season Sale:

There will be one more chance to purchase additional produce from Quiet Creek Farm. We will have some produce available for purchase on Tuesday November 10th, at the farm. North Star Orchard will also be at the farm that day, from 4-6 pm, and you can place pre-orders with them for apples, Asian pears, and more. More information to come on the Sale shortly.

 

Your farmers,

 

John and Aimee Good

 Quiet Creek Farm

 

Posted 10/26/2015 3:44pm by John and Aimee Good.





FARM NEWS: Hard to believe we have come to the end of another season. It is always a bit sad, coming to the end of the season, the gardens being put to bed for the winter, under a nice cover of grain crops and legumes to keep the soil covered and build fertility. But it is also a time to celebrate, and remember what a wonderful harvest we have had! We are especially excited about this year, as it marks our 10th season. 10 years of farming with and for our community of members, as supporting partners. We thank you! We can only do this together with you!

CSA Share Renewal:

Now is a great time to renew your share for next season, so you do not miss out on another great harvest of vegetables from Quiet Creek Farm, located at The Rodale Institute. All current members have the first opportunity to reserve a share for the 2016 season, and spots are held until the end of 2015. It is very easy to renew. Read how below.

In 2015, almost 75% of members from 2015 chose to pay by check or cash. So, in order to streamline our book-keeping, we will no longer be accepting online credit card payments for CSA shares, and members will not be signing up online. 

To renew your share for next season, please complete the membership form and return the first page along with $100 deposit or payment in full. Keep the second page for your records.  If including deposit only, please submit post-dated checks for payment plans along with the membership form. Alternate methods of payment, through mailed payments or payments scheduled through member's online banking, will also be accepted. All payment plans are fully outlined on the membership form.

Any questions, please let us know!

 

STOCK-UP PICKUP:

All Quiet Creek Farm stock-up orders must be picked up and paid for in full this week! Other stocking-up orders to be picked up this week include: pizzas from Switchback Pizza, pastured poultry from Ledamete Grass Farm, breads & pasties from Daily Loaf. Please ask for help to get your stock-up orders!

Last Chance: BULK ORGANIC POTATO STOCK-UP

10 lb bag = $10

25 lb bag = $20

50 lb bag = $40

Please reply to this email with your name, pickup day, and amount desired to place an order.

BARN STORE: We still have some items for sale this last week, including yogurt, Greek yogurt, cheeses, meats, breads, salmon and mushrooms. Cider will be available Tuesday only. Salmon is still in good supply and will be on sale - in case you missed out on the salmon stock-up with Wild For Salmon last week, or just want some more!

 

THE HARVEST

Cabbage

Carrots

Celeriac (celery root - see recipes & tips below)

Garlic

Leeks

Kale &/or Spinach

Onions

Potatoes - lots!

Sweet Potatoes

Winter squash

UPICK: Goodbye Upick garden - see you next year!

RECIPES

Celeriac is the most underappreciated root vegetable. It is also called celery root, but it is an entirely different plant than the stalk celery. Celeriac is very common in Europe. It has a wonderful taste and keeps extremely well. It is very versatile. After peeling off the fuzzy and bumpy skin, you can dice it for soup and casseroles, cut it into cubes for roasting with other root veggies, grate it raw for salads, slice it with potatoes for a delicious gratin, boil and mash it with potatoes, etc.

Check out some recipes on our website: type celeriac into the RECIPE search box to view some of my favorites:

Golden Roots & Greens Soup

Creamy Autumn Soup: (topped with chopped apples & cheddar cheese, my kids love this!)

Maple-Bacon Roasted Apples & Celeriac

ENJOY!

 

Your farmers,

 

John and Aimee Good

 Quiet Creek Farm

 

Posted 10/23/2015 7:24am by John and Aimee Good.

CIDER

The delicious organic apple cider from The Rodale Institute will be available today and Tuesday. This is the last pressing, so enjoy it while you can! Cider can be purchased in the barn today and Tuesday, October 27th.

POTATOES 

For pre-orders please let me know by Monday, October 26th. Amounts are 10 lbs, 25 lbs, or 50 lbs. Please include your name and pickup day and amount. As long as available, potatoes may also be purchased in the barn today and next week.

Thanks!

 

Your farmers,

 

John and Aimee Good

Quiet Creek Farm

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