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Posted 10/14/2019 7:25am by Aaron Lichtenberg.

Who says you can't eat local out of the main growing season?


We finally finished planting the last of over 4,000 spinach seedlings in the high tunnel and now we're working hard to harvest beets and carrots for you to enjoy. We would love to have you join in the local food movement for this year's Fall CSA Share

Three distributions at your choice of three different pickup locations with loads of yummy, Certified Organic, local produce. Each distribution includes a box full of vegetables that are great for storage and use all month long! These shares are designed to be distributed in line with the holidays when many of you are in the kitchen cooking!

A sample share:
Spinach/Greens
Sweet or hot peppers
Potatoes
Assorted winter squash
Carrots
Beets
Cabbage
Fennel
Onions
Garlic
Parsley
1 quart Broccoli Cheddar soup or Kale Black Bean soup base
2 of your choice of Winni Woods Farm Roasted Poblano Salsa, Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette, Busy Lizzie's Enchilada Sauce, El Granjero Caliente Hot Sauce, Yankee Ingenuity Hot Sauce, Green Chile Sauce

Sign up today at http://www.winniwoodsfarm.com/members/types

We look forward to having you on board this season.

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

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Posted 9/26/2019 12:17pm by Aaron Lichtenberg.

Hello Farm Faithful,

Well, the final week of CSA is has come. It's been one heck of a year, both good and bad, just like life! We both want to take the opportunity to again express our gratitude for your support, not just this season, but the many past years as we've grown our farm. We really couldn't have done it without you.

We have much to be thankful for this harvest season, as it has generally been a good growing season, we have our health (minus the usual fatigue, aches and pains! ;), and we've truly been shown support that warms our hearts, and for that we are grateful.

This week is a chance for you to try our new "Busy Lizzie's Enchilada Sauce", which was a recipe that originally was supposed to be a tomato jam when we first made it, though it really ended up being a great enchilada sauce, so we just went with it! Of course, any other novel uses we'd love to hear about, so please do share...

Also, it is the last "Meat Share" week, so don't forget to bring a cooler if you're expecting the Fall Meat Share from Top of the Hill Farm!

We both think we've done our best in sharing our sentiments with all of you about this final Summer Share Season, as well as the final Fall Share Season...so with that, instead of "goodbye", let's just say we'll see ya next time!

Warmly,

aaron & Liz

Here is what you can expect in your share this week: (subject to availability)

Thu.-Sat., Sept 26th-28th, FULL
1 Greens, Choice (bunch): (Asian Greens-Pac Choi, Tokyo Bekana, or Yukina Savoy!)
1 Herbs, Fresh Bunch (bunch): (Parsley, Cilantro, Scallions)
1 Tomatoes, Saladette (lb)
1 Broccoli (lb)
1 Prepared Goods: Enchilada Sauce (each)
2 Seasonal Veggie Choices (each):(Beets, Broccoli, Cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Cukes, Eggplant, Fennel, Potatoes, Peppers (Hot or Sweet), Summer Squash/Zuchs, Winter Squash: Delicata or Acorn)

Thu.-Sat., Sept 26th-28th, SMALL
1 Greens, Choice (bunch): (Asian Greens-Pac Choi, Tokyo Bekana, or Yukina Savoy!)
1 Herbs, Fresh Bunch (bunch):(Parsley, Cilantro, Scallions)
1 Tomatoes, Saladette (lb)
1 Broccoli (lb)
1 Prepared Goods: Enchilada Sauce (each)
1 Seasonal Veggie Choice (each) :(Beets, Broccoli, Cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Cukes, Eggplant, Fennel, Potatoes, Peppers (Hot&Sweet), Summer Squash/Zuchs, Winter Squash: Delicata or Acorn)

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

winniwoodsfarm.com

Posted 9/19/2019 11:12am by Aaron Lichtenberg.

Hello Farm Faithful,

First, let us thank you all for your well-wishes of support with the recent news, we very much appreciate it. Second, can you believe it's already week 15?! Here is a picture from last night, having just finished covering all of the frost sensitive crops that we still need to harvest.

Last year was the only year we've been farming that property when we didn't receive a frost by mid-September, so this wasn't out of the blue for us, and thankfully we had enough tarps and row-cover on hand. However, here in this picture you'll see the last of the field tomatoes...we didn't end up covering those and it did turn out to be a pretty hard frost this morning. (note to self: on the next farm property...check in to frost date history! ;)

The good news is, we're still cranking out new products in our prepared goods line, which you'll all get a taste of in your shares the next two weeks...this week is a chance for y'all to try our new "Cilantro-Lime Vinaigrette", we hope you like it...chop up some greens, add some of the season's last tomatoes, some goat cheese if you're so inclined, and finish with some Cilantro-Lime Dressing, and yum!

Here is what you can expect in your share this week: (subject to availability)

Thu.-Sat., Sept 19th-21st, FULL
1 Tomatoes, Choice: (Slicing -or- cherries)
1 Prepared Goods: Cilantro Dressing (each)
1 Greens, Choice (bunch):(Head Lettuce, Asian Greens-Pac Choi, Tokyo Bekana, or Yukina Savoy!)
1 Herbs, Fresh Bunch (bunch):(Parsley, Cilantro, Scallions)
3 Seasonal Veggie Choice (each): (Beans, Beets, Broccoli, Cabbage, Carrots, Cukes, Eggplant, Fennel, Potatoes, Peppers (Hot&Sweet), Summer Squash, Tomatoes (Cherry or Slicing)

Thu.-Sat., Sept 19th-21st, SMALL
1 Tomatoes, Choice: (Slicing -or- cherries)
1 Prepared Goods: Cilantro Dressing (each)
1 Greens, Choice (bunch):(Head Lettuce, Asian Greens-Pac Choi, Tokyo Bekana, or Yukina Savoy!)
1 Herbs, Fresh Bunch (bunch):(Parsley, Cilantro, Scallions)
2 Seasonal Veggie Choice (each): (Beans, Beets, Broccoli, Cabbage, Carrots, Cukes, Eggplant, Fennel, Potatoes, Peppers (Hot&Sweet), Summer Squash, Tomatoes (Cherry or Slicing)

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

winniwoodsfarm.com

Posted 9/17/2019 12:55pm by Aaron Lichtenberg.

Hello Farm Faithful,

As we begin to wrap up our eighth year farming, we have received many inquiries about the 2020 growing season. So, we are reaching out to share with you that we have had to make the difficult decision to close our CSA program at the end of the 2019 season.

Why? Many of you are aware that we have always wanted our own farm property,
and while we haven't yet found this opportunity, a change in land ownership
for the bulk portion of the land we have been leasing has altered our
short-term goals. Due to the inability to come to an agreement on lease
terms with the new landowners, we have been forced to close our CSA program.

For now, we will continue to farm on the separate plot of land where our
high-tunnel and upper gardens are located. Our long-term plans are
uncertain, but the short-term plan is: to offer 2019 Fall Shares; maintain
a portion of our floral business; as well as continue our wholesale
operations and the prepared goods side of the farm. We also intend to
ensure that our community building work over the last 8 years, particularly
the Got Lunch! Fresh Vegetable Program, does not stop with this change in
our farm's future.

Both of us want to share how rewarding it has been to have your support of
our farm. The experiences we have shared with all of you remind us of the
powerful connections we've made, and leaves us feeling like a truly integral
part of the community. It has been a joy creating, with all of you, the
Community” in our Community Supported Agriculture program.

We sincerely thank you all for the laughs, the banter, the recipes and
cooking stories, the thoughtful homemade treats you share with us, the
stories -both happy and sad-, and most of all, your generous support of what
we do. Although we are leaving a plot of land, we are not leaving
connections, friendships, and memories behind, and we look forward to
continuing these relationships for many years to come. Please keep in
touch.

Many 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 9/12/2019 10:36am by Aaron Lichtenberg.

Hey there Farm Folk,

We've finally taken a chance to get the Fall 2019 Shares ready for sign-up on our website!

If you are new to our farm, and would like more details about our CSA program, click here for CSA Share Details...otherwise you can click here to sign up now!

This year's program will be a bit different than previous...we're distributing shares only three times, starting Oct. 31st, through mid-Dec.

The total share cost is $300 (each distribution valued at $100) distributed on whichever pickup location/day you choose at signup. The distribution dates are:

Thursday Pickup's: 10/31, 11/21, & 12/19

Friday Pickup's: 11/1, 11/22, & 12/20

Saturday Pickup's: 11/2, 11/23, & 12/21

If you have travel plans that conflict with any of these dates...don't forget that you can always change your pickup location to one of the other pickup locations/days in the middle of the season!

As always, don't hesitate to reach out with any questions you may have, and we look forward to seeing you for our 2019 Fall CSA Program!

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

winniwoodsfarm.com

Posted 9/5/2019 8:11am by Aaron Lichtenberg.

Hello Farm Faithful,

Well, Labor Day weekend has passed, marking the official end of the summer vacation season, but for the crops in the fields, growing and harvesting continues... Spinach seedlings for the Fall & Winter are starting to pop up in their trays, onions are being trimmed, and winter squash is being pulled from the fields to sweeten up and prepare for Fall CSA shares. 

The long weekend allowed some time for the "help that was fired" last week to get some additional chores done on the farm. At the same time that summer harvest is in full force, clean-up and field change-over is that chore that is always looming over our heads!

In the photo to the right, you can see another fun shot of the "wall 'o tomatoes" that is cranking out sweet cherry tomatoes right now. The lush greenery amazes us every single time we walk into the fields!

Our second prepared goods project is headed to the kitchen at Genuine Local this coming weekend. This is one that we are really looking forward to, as it was one of those happy accidents in cooking. We are creating a Certified Organic Enchilada Sauce that is mighty tasty and we can't wait to get it to market to share!

In your share this week (subject to availability):

Thurs.-Sat., Sept 5th-7th, FULL

1 Greens, Choice (bunch):
(Collards, Kale, Asian Greens, Salad Mix)
1 Tomatoes, Slicing (lb)
1 Green Beans (lb)
1 Herbs, Fresh Bunch (bunch):
(Parsley, Scallions, Cilantro)
1 Tomatoes, Cherry (carton)
2 Seasonal Veggie Choice (each):(Beans, Beets, Broccoli, Cabbage, Carrots, Cukes, Eggplant, Fennel, Peppers (Hot&Sweet), Summer Squash, Tomatoes (Cherry or Slicing), Tomatillos)

Thurs.-Sat., Sept 5th-7th, SMALL

1 Greens, Choice (bunch):
(Collards, Kale, Asian Greens, Salad Mix)
1 Tomatoes, Slicing (lb)
1 Herbs, Fresh Bunch (bunch):
(Parsley, Scallions, Cilantro)
1 Tomatoes, Cherry (carton)
2 Seasonal Veggie Choice (each):(Beans, Beets, Broccoli, Cabbage, Carrots, Cukes, Eggplant, Fennel, Peppers (Hot&Sweet), Summer Squash, Tomatoes (Cherry or Slicing), Tomatillos)

 

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

winniwoodsfarm.com

Posted 8/29/2019 5:54am by Aaron Lichtenberg.

Hello Farm Faithful,

This week marks a big turning point in the season, where farm staffing is cut in half, and SHORT Season Shares end! Aaron officially fired me this week when I was half asleep, so I couldn't really argue. This time of year is always the most challenging as we have the combination of being incredibly tired, the harvest is really starting to come in, and Aaron is all alone in the fields. I already miss the banter of the day and being able to look across the fields to see that familiar face...

To the right you can see the "wall of tomatoes" that is in the lower fields right now. After waiting and waiting (...and waiting!), it seems that the field tomatoes are finally starting to turn and add to the list of "things to get to".

In cooking news, we are excited to have sent our first veggies, and new recipe for 2019, to Genuine Local to make our first-ever salad dressing...a Cilantro-Lime Vinaigrette! We can't wait for you to try it...we think the recipe turned out pretty darn tasty.

We have also had some excellent recipe submissions from our members including Scalloped Tomatoes and this Roasted Eggplant Spread recipe that is an awesome end of summer treat. Don't forget that we are still offering our free Winni Woods Farm t-shirt offer to any member who shares a recipe and photo with us!

Don't forget...this is the last week for all "Short Season 12 wk." CSA share members...AND

It is also the week for the "Labor Day Meat Shares"...so don't forget a cooler if you need it!

In your share this week (subject to availability):

Thu.-Sat., Aug. 29th-31st, FULL

1 Lettuce Mix, .4# (bag)
2 Tomatoes, Slicing (lb)
1 Herbs, Fresh Bunch (bunch): (Scallions, Parsley, Cilantro)
1 Green Beans (lb)
2 Seasonal Veggie Choice (each):(Beans, Beets, Broccoli, Cabbage, Cukes, Eggplant, Fennel, Head Lettuce, Peppers (Hot&Sweet), Summer Squash, Tomatoes (Cherry or Slicing), Tomatillos)


Thu.-Sat., Aug. 29th-31st, SMALL

1 Lettuce Mix, .4# (bag)
1 Tomatoes, Slicing (lb)
1 Herbs, Fresh Bunch (bunch): (Scallions, Parsley, Cilantro)
1 Cabbage, Sm. Napa (each)
2 Seasonal Veggie Choice (each):(Beans, Beets, Broccoli, Cabbage, Cukes, Eggplant, Fennel, Head Lettuce, Peppers (Hot&Sweet), Summer Squash, Tomatoes (Cherry or Slicing), Tomatillos)

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

winniwoodsfarm.com

Posted 8/29/2019 5:52am by Aaron Lichtenberg.

Hello Farm Faithful,

This week marks a big turning point in the season, where farm staffing is cut in half, and SHORT Season Shares end! Aaron officially fired me this week when I was half asleep, so I couldn't really argue. This time of year is always the most challenging as we have the combination of being incredibly tired, the harvest is really starting to come in, and Aaron is all alone in the fields. I already miss the banter of the day and being able to look across the fields to see that familiar face...

To the right you can see the "wall of tomatoes" that is in the lower fields right now. After waiting and waiting (...and waiting!), it seems that the field tomatoes are finally starting to turn and add to the list of "things to get to".

In cooking news, we are excited to have sent our first veggies, and new recipe for 2019, to Genuine Local to make our first-ever salad dressing...a Cilantro-Lime Vinaigrette! We can't wait for you to try it...we think the recipe turned out pretty darn tasty.

We have also had some excellent recipe submissions from our members including Scalloped Tomatoes and this Roasted Eggplant Spread recipe that is an awesome end of summer treat. Don't forget that we are still offering our free Winni Woods Farm t-shirt offer to any member who shares a recipe and photo with us!

Don't forget...this is the last week for all "Short Season 12 wk." CSA share members!

In your share this week (subject to availability):

Thu.-Sat., Aug. 29th-31st, FULL

1 Lettuce Mix, .4# (bag)
2 Tomatoes, Slicing (lb)
1 Herbs, Fresh Bunch (bunch): (Scallions, Parsley, Cilantro)
1 Green Beans (lb)
2 Seasonal Veggie Choice (each):(Beans, Beets, Broccoli, Cabbage, Cukes, Eggplant, Fennel, Head Lettuce, Peppers (Hot&Sweet), Summer Squash, Tomatoes (Cherry or Slicing), Tomatillos)


Thu.-Sat., Aug. 29th-31st, SMALL

1 Lettuce Mix, .4# (bag)
1 Tomatoes, Slicing (lb)
1 Herbs, Fresh Bunch (bunch): (Scallions, Parsley, Cilantro)
1 Cabbage, Sm. Napa (each)
2 Seasonal Veggie Choice (each):(Beans, Beets, Broccoli, Cabbage, Cukes, Eggplant, Fennel, Head Lettuce, Peppers (Hot&Sweet), Summer Squash, Tomatoes (Cherry or Slicing), Tomatillos)

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

winniwoodsfarm.com

Posted 8/22/2019 11:31am by Aaron Lichtenberg.

Hello Farm Faithful,

A crazy start to the week with some serious downpours, but we are hoping that it cools things down a bit and the seedlings that we just transplanted are happy with the drink.

Harvesting tomatoes has become a two-fold task these days...picking the tomatoes and scouting for tomato hornworms. These little (I mean beefy!) beasts have definitely reared their ugly heads and are making quick work of the tomato plants. So far we have only seen one that's been parasitized by a beneficial wasp, but we are hoping for a little more help from mother nature on that end of things before too much defoliation happens!

Mariachi Yellow and Rosanne Brown lisianthus are now in full bloom in the tunnel and we are loving them. Both are elegant beauties that don't disappoint. To the left, you can see what most trips back and forth from the farm look like for us - every nook and cranny filled with flowers and food!

And here's a fun little photo from last week's pickup..."Tom's Dog" (can't remember his name!) is enjoying some Winni Woods Farm broccoli.

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

Thurs.-Sat., Aug 22nd-24th, FULL

1 Head Lettuce (head)
1 Tomatoes, Slicing (lb)
1 Herbs, Fresh Bunch (bunch): (cilantro, Scallions, Parsley)
1 Cabbage, Napa (each)
4 Corn, Sweet (each)
2 Seasonal Veggie Choice (each): (Beets, Broccoli, Cabbage, Cukes, Eggplant, Fennel, Head Lettuce, Peppers (Hot&Sweet), Radishes, Summer Squash, Tomatoes (Cherry or Slicing), Tomatillos)

Thurs.-Sat., Aug 22nd-24th, SMALL

1 Head Lettuce (head)
1.5 Tomatoes, Slicing (lb)
1 Herbs, Fresh Bunch (bunch):(cilantro, Scallions, Parsley)
2 Corn, Sweet (each)
2 Seasonal Veggie Choice (each):(Beets, Broccoli, Cabbage, Cukes, Eggplant, Fennel, Head Lettuce, Peppers (Hot&Sweet), Radishes, Summer Squash, Tomatoes (Cherry or Slicing), Tomatillos)

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

winniwoodsfarm.com

Posted 8/15/2019 12:44pm by Aaron Lichtenberg.

Hello Farm Faithful,

We started our week with a quick Flower Pop-Up Shop at Wayfarer Coffee Roasters on Monday to benefit Got Lunch! Laconia. As some of you may already know, we have been working with Got Lunch! for 5 years running, by organizing a local vegetable component to the program, and we wanted to find a way to be able to use our flowers to help as well. We are excited to share that with the help of Happy Cow Ice Cream in Laconia, who offered a full-donation match, and Homeward Bound Professional Animal Care who added in an additional cash donation, we will be writing a check to Got Lunch! Laconia for $738!

This week, we put our final planting of napa cabbage, Asian greens and pac choi in the ground. There are still a few transplants left to go out into the fields, but for the most part, we are left to seeding for fall/winter crops (yikes!) and high tunnel plantings - a true sign that the season is a'changin' (I'm sure some have noticed a few trees turning already!).

Our big harvest for the week included onions, amongst a sea of weeds & grass, but hidden in there was just what we have been waiting for since we seeded them way back in late February and planted out in the field early May.

The first major harvest of lisianthus came out of the high tunnel this week, with deep blue, purple, green, rose, and apricot making their gorgeous debut! 

If you are up for a tasty treat of your own, we highly recommend the Japanese Cucumber Salad from the recipe bank. Use this with some Korean Beef Lettuce Wraps and you won't be disappointed! The link to this recipe you will find on our website (it is an oldie, but a goodie).

And while I am thinking of it, how about some tacos from the other side of the world - here is a link on how we like to make Carnitas (again on our website). With tomatoes, jalapenos, and cilantro in season, how can you not make tacos! You can also find our recipe for homemade flour tortillas here.

In your share this week (subject to availability):

Thu.-Sat., Aug 15-17th, FULL

1 Lettuce Mix, .4# (bag)
1 Tomatoes, Slicing (lb)
1 Radishes (bunch)
6 Corn, Sweet (each)
1 Herbs, Fresh Bunch (bunch): Parsley, Scallions, Mint
3 Seasonal Veggie Choice (each):(Beans, Beets, Broccoli, Cabbage, Cukes, Eggplant, Fennel, Head Lettuce, Peppers (Hot&Sweet), Radishes, Summer Squash, Tomatoes (Cherry or Slicing), Tomatillos)

Thu.-Sat., Aug 15-17th, SMALL

1 Head Lettuce (head)
1 Tomatoes, Slicing (lb)
2 Cucumbers, Slicing (each)
4 Corn, Sweet (each)
1 Herbs, Fresh Bunch (bunch): Parsley, Scallions, Mint
2 Seasonal Veggie Choice (each):(Beans, Beets, Broccoli, Cabbage, Cukes, Eggplant, Fennel, Head Lettuce, Peppers (Hot&Sweet), Radishes, Summer Squash, Tomatoes (Cherry or Slicing), Tomatillos)

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

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Join our Fall CSA Share today!October 14th, 2019

Who says you can't eat local out of the main growing season? We finally finished planting the last of over 4,000 spinach seedlings in the high tunnel and now we're working hard to harvest beets and ca

Winni Woods CSA Final Week #16September 26th, 2019

Hello Farm Faithful, Well, the final week of CSA is has come. It's been one heck of a year, both good and bad, just like life! We both want to take the opportunity to again express our gratitude for y

Winni Woods CSA Week #15September 19th, 2019

Hello Farm Faithful, First, let us thank you all for your well-wishes of support with the recent news, we very much appreciate it. Second, can you believe it's already week 15?! Here is a picture from

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