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Today is Distribution Day- Week 24!

Posted 10/25/2016 2:11pm by Debra Brubaker .
Week #24

Just a quick reminder to come and pick up your  share.   This is an Even week for egg pick-up.  Please remember to return share liners and (paper) egg cartons. We are especially short on the plastic liners, and we really do like to re-use them as many times as possible. If your liners are intact, please be sure to return them to us! We also reuse pint and quart jars (used for honey).

Have questions? Call 717-348-4916 (Deb's Cell) or email csa@villageacresfarm.com

IN THE SHARE THIS WEEK: Lettuce Heads, Salad Mix, Spinach (Full share only), Broccoli (Medium Share only), Swiss Chard, Red Beets, Watermelon Radish, Sweet Potatoes*, Fingerling Potatoes, Peppers, and Roma Tomatoes.

*The Sweet Potatoes this week are from Windy Knolls Farm (a fellow member of Tuscarora Organic Growers).  Our sweet potato harvest was not real strong this year and we quickly realized that we really could use more for our fall/winter needs.  Luckily our friends at Windy Knolls farm planted too many because, as they say,  "no one was there to stop them." We helped them with their surplus so some of the sweet potatoes this year will be coming from their farm, which is also certified organic.


The official freeze warning has been issued for our area tonight- it's been a long time coming. It's always sad to see blackened tomato plants, but it is nicely balanced by the sight of dead galinsoga- the pestiest weed which has likely graced your lettuce or salad mix from time to time (don't worry it is technically edible). 

We continue to fill the coolers with roots this week- red beets, carrots, and parsnips this week.  Tomorrow we have the exciting task of putting new plastic on one of our greenhouses.  Please send wishes for calm to the weather gods, as we really hope to not feel like we are a bunch of farmers all hanging on to a giant kite!  


Fall/Winter/Spring CSA signup and Thanksgiving Turkey preorder:  We are taking reservation for winter share options and Thanksgiving turkeys!  If you plan to sign up for both, visit our one stop sign-up shop.  If you only want to reserved your turkey, you can do so here.  Please don't delay, as both winter shares and turkeys often sell out for us.  

Recipe Ideas

  Did you know we have hundreds of recipes on our website and they can all be searched by ingredient? Simply visit www.VillageAcresFarm.com/recipe and search away. We are in the process of adding this year’s newsletter recipes but we’ve got tons to choose from. If you come across a recipe that you would like to share, please send it to csa@villageacresfarm.com