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Posted 6/10/2018 7:57pm by Aaron Lichtenberg.

There are tabs at the bottom of the file for each vegetable type that you can click on for ideas. We will keep adding recipes as we learn about them AND we welcome your additions!

Check it out here!

Posted 6/10/2018 7:33pm by Aaron Lichtenberg.



I am beyond excited to see things growing and can't wait to share the blooms and color with you! Every moment I can get, I am out there weeding, seeding, watering, and planting. 

It is going to be a beautiful year and I am thrilled that you are on board to share it!

Look forward to seeing you soon,

Liz

aka Busy Lizzie

P.S. If you also have a veggie share with us, that part of your share start THIS week!  

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Eat well and Be well,
Aaron & Liz Lichtenberg
Owners
Winnipesaukee Woods Farm
Alton Bay, NH

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Posted 6/4/2018 6:56pm by Aaron Lichtenberg.

It's been a busy spring out there with a cold, dry start to the 2018 season, but we've still been able to make headway. The high tunnel was constructed and planted in early May, the tractor was fixed right after that, and we'll now have our head in the dirt until Fall!

Last year we finally got approved for our drip irrigation project from NRCS and boy has it been useful so far! Here you see one of the moisture meters that we'll be using to measure soil saturation in order to plan irrigation events.

Since we hadn't yet pulled drip-line over all the planted beds, we had to keep laying line to the quickly drying beds that were planted earlier in the spring, but...The enemy is waiting just outside the row cover.    

Here you can see flea beetles hammering away the early cabbage planted, and a picture of the rows we pulled drip into without uncovering the bed for fear of letting our little pest friends in. The challenges in providing Nature's bounty is underway!

Our first CSA pickup's start next week, if you can believe it! (we can't! ;)

Members will start receiving "auto reminders" via email the evening before your selected pickup day. We'll also be doing our best to get everyone an update of what may be in the weekly share, with recipes to share throughout the season.

If you haven't signed up for CSA yet...it's not too late! -and- a sincere Thank you! once again to everyone who has joined on with us for another great season...let's see what summer 2018 brings to nourish us and our families.

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Eat well and Be well,
Aaron & Liz Lichtenberg
Owners
Winnipesaukee Woods Farm
Alton Bay, NH

winniwoodsfarm.com

Posted 4/2/2018 6:25am by Aaron Lichtenberg.

Hello Farm Faithful!

Well this week's temps finally started showing signs of Spring which we are all thankful for!

Lately, we've been working to dust off some farm equipment, start repairing the tractor, stacking the recently purchased fertilizer, planting seeds, and keeping a watchful eye on the horizon to see how long mud season may last this year.

From here on out the planting schedule will get more and more busy, and more plantings mounting each week. Here you can see a little early season teaser "before and after" pic of some overwintered spinach...we just shovelled off the low tunnels this week...(you'll be able to find it on a Wayfarer Coffee Roasters Breakfast sandwich!)

Last year the farm ended up giving away well over $3000 in early payment discounts. For our small farm that felt a little like going backwards in our efforts to become sustainable as a business, so this year we changed the early sign-up discount into giving our farm-faithful a FREE T-Shirt for paying in full before April 1st...we still wanted to give everyone a well deserved thank you for your support...and it's no ordinary cheap "T" either! We were able to finally find a T with cotton grown organically in NC, made in the USA, and it is super soft and comfortable! ...we got them from TS Designs...you can check 'em out here.

SO...This is your reminder that it is your last chance to cash in on your free T-shirt to sport around town, showing folks how cool you are for supporting your local farm! ;)

Thanks so much to all those that have come back with us already as well as telling your friends and family about us.

We'll see you all soon enough, and until then, let's all hope for sunshine and drying fields!

peace,

aaron & Liz

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Eat well and Be well,
Aaron & Liz Lichtenberg
Owners
Winnipesaukee Woods Farm
Alton Bay, NH

winniwoodsfarm.com

Posted 2/22/2018 7:00pm by Aaron Lichtenberg.
Welcome back to a new growing season!
 
While it is difficult to believe that it is already getting closer to that time, we certainly got a sure reminder the other day that spring is on the way...70+ degrees, what!? So, even though we just had another light blanket of snow, we are going to put that behind us and think spring!
 
One of those signs for us is when spreadsheets get finalized, the seed orders start rolling in, planting schedules are put into action, and the long season will soon be underway. It's at this point that we really start to feel the anticipation and wonder about what will the coming season will bring. This is certain to be a season of change for us and we will keep you posted with all of the happenings on the farm.
 
This year we will again be offering an add-on shares, including both Flower Shares and Meat Shares from Top of the Hill Farm. Let us know if you have any questions about either options!
 
We're also excited to offer an Early Bird Sign Up Bonus: We'll be giving away a free Winni Woods Farm Member tshirt made from organically grown cotton in North Carolina and made in the USA...all memberships paid in full by April 1st will recieve this thank you for supporting the farm early! Additionally, as always we honor returning member discounts for all of our farm-faithful members. 
 
To launch our 2018 CSA Signups, we are once again participating in #CSADay at Wayfarer Coffee Roasters in Laconia, tomorrow, from 8-12 on Friday, 2/23. Here, you can meet other local farmers and sign up for your share and grab a coffee at another great local business!
 
However, if you are unable to make it or would just like to go online to order your CSA Share, feel free to visit our website, and sign up at your convenience, and thanks!
 
aaron & Liz

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Eat well and Be well,
Aaron & Liz Lichtenberg
Owners
Winnipesaukee Woods Farm
Alton Bay, NH

winniwoodsfarm.com

Posted 12/3/2017 2:07pm by Aaron Lichtenberg.

I have been on the phone on and off with my sister lately, planning holiday travels and it never fails that we start reminiscing about the past. In the travails of our conversation, we inevitably found ourselves talking about food. So, of course, I had to pull out the recipe my dad had scribbled down for me for montou, or steamed buns, that we grew up loving. The recipe was a bit challenging to decipher, but that is exactly how easy the recipe is! Without knowing what half of the instructions meant, and missing many details I thought I needed, they came out beautifully (and just like dim sum at our favorite Chinese restaurant!).

Here you will find the link to our recipes that came with this week's CSA share including the recipe for montou/steamed buns.

 

Posted 12/3/2017 1:53pm by Aaron Lichtenberg.

We sent out a rather lengthy list of suggestions for cooking this week, but apparently, a cooking frenzy was in order this weekend!

Here is the link for part 2 of the this week's recipe ideas! You will find our recipe for arepas (using your corn), the chili we will be serving with it (corn, carrots, and if you want, turnips/parsnips), and a winter squash and corn soup.

Note: the arepas have not yet been cooked and rested overnight in the refrigerator for quick preparation this week when we are busy!

  

Posted 11/2/2017 8:50am by Aaron Lichtenberg.

Good Morning,

We hope that this message is able to reach you safe and well after this extended stint of being off the grid. It certainly offers a bit of perspective for us all.  

This week brought an unexpected setback at the farm and we are just beginning to dig ourselves out from the unfortunate after-effects of the high winds on Sunday evening. We suffered a total loss of our high tunnel where we grow the majority of our tomatoes, eggplant, and winter greens. 

Despite it all, we thankfully do not anticipate any impact to be felt by our Fall CSA members. While not optimal, we are already getting things in place to cover the spinach and winter greens plantings in order to do our best to save those crops and bring them to harvest.

We are eternally grateful to our friends, farm members, and neighbors for jumping in at a moment's notice to lend a helping hand, provide us with sustenance, internet/phone access, and a warm shower while we were out of power.

We have been overwhelmed by the generosity of our community of friends and farm members alike. We're aware of some efforts out there to help us out and are much appreciative for those efforts...

However, we still have many decisions to make as of yet, and aren't sure what we'll end up deciding to do about the loss of the tunnel. Although, Insurance doesn't cover wind damage, it was a part of Government contract...so we'll keep you posted on what we'll end up deciding in the end.

We will continue to "keep on, keeping on" and be thankful for where we live and how fortunate and blessed we are...after all, 7 weeks on, many in Puerto Rico still are in the struggle for their daily needs.

Be sure to check out the recipe recommendations here.  Included in the recipes for the week, you will find two suggestions for kickin' your broccoli soup up a notch. You will also find a recipe for Cheesy Polenta with Roasted Vegetables that I was treated to at a friend's house for dinner last Friday (she substituted cheddar for the goat cheese, but both sound fantastic!)

In your share this week:

2 Carrots (lb)

1 Greens, Kale/Chard (bunch)

2 Garlic, Small Bulbs (each)

2 Potatoes, Regular (lb)

1 Lettuce Mix, 1/2# (bag)

1 Onions, Bulb (lb)

1 Jam, Small Mix/Misc. (jar)

2 Soup, Broccoli (each)

CHEESE TOPPING: ¼ cup snipped fresh parsley, ¼ cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese, ⅛ teaspoon salt, ⅛ teaspoon pepper,  Mix all ingredients, add heaping spoonful to top of each bowl of hot soup -or- TRANSFORM INTO BROCCOLI CHEESE SOUP: ½ Cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese, 1 Tbsp. sour cream

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Eat well and Be well,
Aaron & Liz Lichtenberg
Owners
Winnipesaukee Woods Farm
Alton Bay, NH

winniwoodsfarm.com

Posted 10/14/2017 9:47am by Aaron Lichtenberg.

Loads of new options and specialty items added this season that we can't wait to share with you!  

Sign up today!

Posted 8/8/2017 4:01pm by Aaron Lichtenberg.

We are excited to be hosting a Busy Lizzie's Blooms Flower Workshop on August 20 from 11-1pm at Wayfarer Coffee Roasters! The cost of the workshop will include flowers, 3 pint sized mason jars, a beverage of your choice, and snacks. All you have to bring are scissors!

Sign up at http://www.wayfarerroasters.com/shop/ under Events

 

"LIVE" Recipe Bank hereJune 10th, 2018

There are tabs at the bottom of the file for each vegetable type that you can click on for ideas. We will keep adding recipes as we learn about them AND we welcome your additions! Check it out here!

Flower Shares Start Week of 6/25June 10th, 2018

I am beyond excited to see things growing and can't wait to share the blooms and color with you! Every moment I can get, I am out there weeding, seeding, watering, and planting.  It is going to

The Battle Begins & CSA Starts Next Week!June 4th, 2018

It's been a busy spring out there with a cold, dry start to the 2018 season, but we've still been able to make headway. The high tunnel was constructed and planted in early May, the tractor was fixed

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