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Posted 12/12/2018 8:19am by Aaron Lichtenberg.

Hello Farm Faithful!

The weather outside is more than a bit frosty, but the high tunnel is still cranking out some beautiful, sweet spinach for ya's. After a nice start to the harvest morning, hanging at around 60F, a couple hours of of picking ended around 2:30 Pm with frozen fingers as the temperatures quickly plummeted as long shadows were cast by the winter sun falling behind the treeline...the sun dissapears early in these dark December days!

We have been out and about this holiday season offering our prepared goods to the local community at different markets and special events. So, if you're looking for a stocking stuffer or last minute gift for a coworker, friend, or family, feel free to get in touch...and you can always order something from our online store.

You can also find us at the last Gilford Farmer's Market this Saturday from 9-noon. We're also back again, as a guest vendor, at the Wolfeboro Farmer's Market this Saturday from 10-2pm, or the Wolfeboro Co-op on Sunday from 11-2pm. We are considering more attendance at the Wolfeboro Winter Market a few more times in the new year, so watch out for a newletter letting you know when we'll be there!

Beyond the usual recipe bank, here are a couple of recipes we have used or have been recommended to us:

Butternut Squash Lasagna with a Bechamel Sauce - We have made a version of this for years. It is basically a combination of this and this. In lieu of fresh basil, we brown sage leaves in butter which we lay on the noodles for one layer, and add star anise and rosemary to the sauce as it cooks.

Butternut Squash and Kale (or Spinach!) Strata

Butternut Squash Casserole with Leeks, Prosciutto, and Thyme

Pumpkin (sub butternut squash) Doughnut Muffins  - We made these to add to our holiday cookie bags and, while dense and filling, they are still tasty!

In your share this week:

Thurs-Sat, Dec 13th-15th, Fall #6

4 Carrots (lb's)
6 Garlic (each)
2 Potatoes, Regular (lb's)
1 Spinach, Baby (bag)
4 Squash, Butternut (lb's)
1 Tomato Sauce/Pickled Jalapenos, (Choice of, jar)

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

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Posted 12/3/2018 3:48pm by Aaron Lichtenberg.
Happy Monday,
 
We wanted to share the news of this wonderful event this weekend with all of our mailing list and farm members. It is an excellent opportunity to give the gift of beautiful local artwork at very reasonable prices. I was just at Sarah's studio on Saturday helping set-up and I wanted to purchase one of everything
 
We will also be there on Saturday to share in the fun, offering samples, and selling our own prepared goods including roasted poblano salsa (including a new hot Mexican-style offering), candied jalepenos, spicy carrot relish, basil walnut pesto, and corn salsa. These all make excellent stocking stuffers or gifts for the foodie in your life!
 
We hope to see you there this weekend!
 
 

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

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Posted 11/1/2018 6:29am by Aaron Lichtenberg.

Hello Farm Faithful!

This week's share will mark our halfway point through the Fall CSA season if you can believe it. November is already upon us and the snow will surely be coming soon...at least I hope, all this rain I could do without.

The weather predictors lied again to us this week, as there was only a small shot of sunshine, briefly on Tuesday, while I was washing leeks for ya's this week...pulling them in the cold and dreary morn' that was supposed to be "sunny" was another thing! (sorry, couldn't rotate the photo)

We've tried a couple of new recipes in the past couple of weeks and have updated the database with them...I'm sure you're sick of the fennel (last time, promise! we caramelized it with the onions), but the "green tomato casserole" we made sure was tasty...it's in the bank for you to check out...

Also, if you haven't heard of Lakes Region Uncorked, it's a fun event in Meredith that we'll be attending on Nov. 8th so come check us out. There's wine & beer tasting, food and fun all to support Lakes Region Community Services!

Check out the recipe bank here...

In your share this week: (subject to availability)

Thu.-Sat. Nov. 1st-3rd, Fall #3

1 Fennel, Bulb Fresh (each)
3 Garlic (each)
2 Potatoes, Regular (lb)
1 Onions, Bulb (lb)
1 Spinach, Baby (bag)
1 Squash, Butternut Lg. (each)
1 Leeks (bunch)
1 Corn, Frozen Qt. (quart)
2 Beets/Carrots (lb., choice)
1 Cabbage, Small (each)

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

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Posted 10/18/2018 9:55am by Aaron Lichtenberg.

Hello Farm Faithful!

Two weeks has flown by, as it does always, but much has happened since your last share. Namely, the "official end" to the growing season. We finally got our first killing frost at the farm last weekend on Saturday night.

So, we've started the cleanup process in the fields, winding up thousands of feet of dripline, removing trellising, picking up sandbags and tarps, etc. ...with plenty more to do before the snow.

Hopefully you've enjoyed the switch in seasons and your Fall CSA Season offerings. As we continue to put up more storage crops for the winter, you'll eventually see more roots in your shares, like beets & carrots, very soon!

Have a great couple of weeks and we'll see you at pickup!

In your share this week: (subject to availablity)

Thu.-Sat. Oct 18th-20th, Fall #2

2 Tomatoes, Slicing (lb)
1 Eggplant (lb)
1 Fennel, Bulb Fresh (each)
2 Garlic (each)
2 Potatoes, Regular (lb)
1 Onions, Bulb (lb)
1 Greens Choice: Spinach -or- Baby Lettuce Mix (bag)
1 Squash, Spaghetti (each)
1 Herbs, Fresh Bunch (bunch): Parsley -or- Sage
1 Lettuce, Head (head)

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

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Posted 9/27/2018 9:59am by Aaron Lichtenberg.

Hello Farm Faithful,

We hope that the transition to Fall has been smooth for you and that everyone is settling back into the school routines and dusted off their vests and sweatshirts for these chilly mornings.Win a Free Pumpkin!

Although we've arrived at the last summer shares for the season, we're starting up our bi-weekly Fall CSA Share season next week! Aso, this year we're starting what will hopefully be a fun annual tradition with our "compost pumpkin & flower giveaway".

All CSA members signed up by this weekend will be entered to win a free pumpkin or Fall Flower Bouquet, and we'll be drawing a winner for each of our (4) pickup locations!

You'll also notice, other than the melons, the transistion in this week's Seasonal Veggie options, which you'll be finding more of in the Fall CSA Shares...although there will be more to come as the winter squash is curing, the onions are drying down and the new planting of spinach is looking great!

Lastly, we want to sincerely thank all of our Farm Members that joined with us for the 2018 season. It was another Agri-Rollercoaster, as usual, and we hope you enjoyed the ride!

All our best and our big thank you to all our Farm Faithful!

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

Thu-Sat., Sept 27th-29th, FULL

1 Greens, Choice (lettuce, Yukina, Chard, Kale)
2 Tomatoes, Slicing (lb)
1 Melon, Musk LG. (each)
3 Seasonal Veggie Choice (each)

Thu-Sat., Sept 27th-29th, SMALL

1 Greens, Choice (lettuce, Yukina, Chard, Kale)
1 Tomatoes, Slicing (lb)
1 Melon, Musk LG. (each)
3 Seasonal Veggie Choice (each)

Seasonal Choices: 

Beets, Broccoli, Carrots, Chard, Cucumbers, Eggplant, Fennel, Onions, Radishes, Green Peppers, Potatoes, Slicing Tomatoes, Squash/Zuchs, Yukina Savoy (asian "lettuce"/cooking green similar to bok choi)

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

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Posted 9/13/2018 7:46am by Aaron Lichtenberg.

Hello Farm Faithful!

After another long week I've picked up my draft from last week and am trying to keep in touch for week #14...after this week, only two more summer shares left!

We're managing, for the most part, to keep up with things coming out of the fields on time...except the weeds, and we've given up on that. The good new is that the Fall CSA Season schedule has been worked out and is open for enrollment! Here is a picture of last year's winter spinach crop, without the high tunnel over it...so imagine what I'll be able to do with one (I hope!)

Sign-Up for the 2018 Fall CSA Season Here...

The SHORT SEASON Shares have ended for the season and only the Full Season 16 wk. shares continue through the end of this month.

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

Thu-Fri., Sept 13th-15th, FULL

1 Lettuce, Head (head)
1 Greens, Choice (bunch)
1 Broccoli (lb)
1 Tomatoes, Slicing (lb)
4 Garlic (each)
3 Seasonal Veggie Choice (each)

Thu-Fri., Sept 13th-15th, SMALL

1 Lettuce, Head (head)
1 Greens, Choice (bunch)
1 Broccoli (lb)
1 Tomatoes, Slicing (lb)
2 Garlic (each)
2 Seasonal Veggie Choice (each)

Seasonal Choices: 

Beans, Beets, Broccoli, Carrots, Chard, Eggplant, Fennel, Kale, Pac Choi, Radishes, Slicing Tomatoes, Cherry Tomatoes

Click here to access our Recipe Bank:

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

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Posted 8/8/2018 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

winniwoodsfarm.com

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

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