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Posted 8/8/2018 7:34pm by Aaron Lichtenberg.

Good morning to all,

It was another scorcher this week, and suppose that we are getting used to the highs and lows of the summer (at least as much as one can in 100+ degree heat index and periodic torrential downpours...). At this point in the season, you may  realize that we are really into weather, as any farmer is.

Beyond the usual preparations and planning for the week, we are also getting ready for our s2nd "Busy Lizzie's Blooms Flower Workshop" this Sunday from 11:30-1pm. We will have loads of flowers available for folks to play with and we would love to have you join us. The photo on the right is from last year's Flower Workshop. If you aren't a Facebook user, you may miss the menu that we have planned, so we will share it here (after all, a farm can't have a flower workshop without good food!)

Homemade Honey Butter Beer Bread, Balsamic Tomato Basil Salsa with Crackers, Roasted Red Pepper Dip with Winni Woods Farm Veggies, Winni Woods Farm Roasted Poblano Salsa with Chips, our famous (locally) chocolate chip cookies, and Wayfarer Coffee Roasters Cold Brew and Honey Lemon Mint Tea.

If you are interested in attending, CSA members get a 10% discount...just enter the coupon code BUSYLIZZIE at checkout

For anyone looking for a new idea for squash and zucchini, this came up on Facebook...a friend made it and looked pretty fantastic. We also added the recipe to the recipe bank (http://tastetickler.com/2013/11/16/grilled-zucchini-amalfi-style/).

In your share this week (subject to availability):

Thu.-Sat., Aug 9th-11th, FULL

1 Greens, Choice (head lettuce, kale, chard, pac choi)
4 Cucumbers (each)
1 Herbs, Fresh Bunch (bunch)
3 Seasonal Veggie Choice (each)
2 Tomatoes, Slicing (lb)

Thu.-Sat., Aug 9th-11th, SMALL

4 Cucumbers (each)
1 Herbs, Fresh Bunch (bunch)
2 Seasonal Veggie Choice (each)
1 Tomatoes, Slicing (lb)
1 Head Lettuce (mini-heads)
1 Radishes (bunch)

Seasonal Veggie Choices:

Beets, Broccoli, Cabbage (green), Carrots, Chard, Eggplant, Fennel, Kale, Pac Choi, Pea Shoots, Radishes, Squash/Zuchs, Tomatoes

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

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Posted 8/3/2018 7:01pm by Aaron Lichtenberg.

Back by popular demand!

Come join us for fun, laughs, and a whole lot of flowers! We provide the instruction, jars, flowers, ribbon, snacks (including Winni Woods Farm Certified Organic veggies...and some unhealthy stuff too!), and beverages from Wayfarer Coffee Roasters. All you have to bring is your creativity and be ready to have a good time.

Workshop is located at our "Home Farm" in Alton Bay on Sunday, August 12 from 11:30-1:00 pm. 

Cost is $35 per person.

The best part is that all Winni Woods Farm CSA members receive a 10% discount at checkout. Enter the coupon code BUSYLIZZIE when you check out. 

Go to our Farm Store online to reserve your spot.

 

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

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Posted 8/2/2018 12:07pm by Aaron Lichtenberg.

Hello Farm Faithful!

The sunrise was gorgeous this morning, but we hesitate to mention to all of you that we're beginning to notice the shift in daylight. Those 4 am wakeup calls are getting more difficult when it is still dark...sorry to warn you, but fall is quickly approaching!

This week we have been thinking about weeds, pests, and poisons....one of the huge benefits of not spraying pesticides & herbicides, is not taking out the good guys at the same time.

It's hard to tell, but the photo on the left may be an "assasin bug" (which are usually tan) that we found feeding on the squash bug nymphs on the summer squash plants (they are the little whiteish-grey bugs on the right).

In the photo on the right, you see a tomato hornworm, that can do a fantastic amount of damage to a tomato plant in a short time...and has been called by a friend and farm member a "Godzilla Caterpillar". The little white eggs that are on the body of the caterpillar were laid by the Braconid Wasp (notice the marigolds in the background, which attract Braconids). The larva will emerge from the eggs and feed on the caterpillar, from the inside out, sucks to be a caterpillar! If you find them, leave them in the garden...Once mature, the wasps emerge they go off to look for more prey...yay! 

  

In your share this week (subject to availability):

Thu.-Sat., Aug 2nd-4th, FULL

1 Lettuce, Head (head)
3 Cucumbers, Slicing (each)
1 Herbs, Fresh Bunch (bunch)
1 Tomatoes, Slicing (lb)
4 Seasonal Veggie Choice (each)

Thu.-Sat., Aug 2nd-4th, SMALL

1 Lettuce, Head (head)
2 Cucumbers, Slicing (each)
1 Herbs, Fresh Bunch (bunch)
1 Tomatoes, Slicing (lb)
3 Seasonal Veggie Choice (each)

Seasonal Veggie Choices:

Beets, Broccoli, Cabbage (green/napa), Carrots, Chard, Eggplant, Fennel, Kale, Pac Choi, Radishes, Squash/Zuchs

Our recipe bank is still online for you to access if you are looking for ideas, although, in this day and age, recipes are pretty simple to search for and find! We hope that you continue to find new and interesting ways to prepare the veggies in your share.

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

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Posted 7/10/2018 2:11pm by Aaron Lichtenberg.

Good afternoon!


Hoping that everyone is enjoying the beautiful day today!

I just wanted to send out a quick note to all Flower Share members to remind you to bring back your Mason jar each week. If you end up with flowers that are still looking gorgeous (which you should!), just transfer them into another vessel and make another space glow!

We can't wait to share what has been blooming this week with you! 

  

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

winniwoodsfarm.com

Posted 6/28/2018 5:42am by Aaron Lichtenberg.

Good morning!

Just wanted to throw this post out there to those who might be interested in how 3-D printing can help out in the farming world. This post features the work of one of my sixth grade students who decided that helping Farmer Aaron was the project to choose! Click on the link to view the full post and see some of Aaron's videos explaining the whole process.

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

winniwoodsfarm.com

Posted 6/21/2018 7:31am by Aaron Lichtenberg.

Good morning! 

This week flew by, as we are sure the rest of the season will as well. We had a busy week at the farm mostly because of our furry friends...Aaron had quite the battle with our many woodchucks on the farm this week. They have enjoyed the buffet of broccoli plants that were set out over the last two weeks. After destroying 400 row feet of plants late last week, Aaron has been on high alert to get to the bottom of the problem. He thought he had them beat, to then put out his next planting of broccoli, and...poof...seemingly under his nose, they were ALL gone, again...totalling now over 800' of would be broccoli!

Fortunately (and unfortunately for Mr. Chuck), the circle of life took care of the problem (we hope). Just when he was about to get out of his comfort zone in the lethal department, Aaron caught the chance to see a beautiful red fox carrying away our furry friend just last night. You would need to zoom way in, but almost exactly in the middle of this picture is the fox scurrying away with the 'chuck in his mouth prepped for dinner!

Anyone who knows Aaron, knows that this story is MUCH longer and better, but this is the condensed version!

In this week's share (subject to availability): 

Thu-Fri June 21st-23rd, FULL

0.5 Garlic Scapes (lb)
1 Greens, Choice (bunch)
1 Lettuce Mix, (bag)
1 Herbs, Fresh Bunch (bunch)
1 Tomato, Sauce (jar)
1 Radishes (bunch)

Thu-Fri June 21st-23rd, SMALL

0.5 Garlic Scapes (lb)
1 Greens, Choice (bunch)
1 Lettuce Mix, (bag)
1 Herbs, Fresh Bunch (bunch)
1 Salsa, Asstd. Choice (pint) 

Don't forget to check out the RECIPE BANK! I will be adding a garlic scapes tab sooner than later! (Especially for the garlic scape pesto recipe!)

 

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

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Posted 6/10/2018 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

winniwoodsfarm.com

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

New Slideshow: Wedding and Event FlowersAugust 12th, 2018

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Winni Woods Farm Share - Week #9August 8th, 2018

Good morning to all, It was another scorcher this week, and suppose that we are getting used to the highs and lows of the summer (at least as much as one can in 100+ degree heat index and pe

Flower Workshop SignUps Open!August 3rd, 2018

Back by popular demand! Come join us for fun, laughs, and a whole lot of flowers! We provide the instruction, jars, flowers, ribbon, snacks (including Winni Woods Farm Certified Organic veggies...and

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