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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

winniwoodsfarm.com

Posted 8/10/2019 1:52pm by Aaron Lichtenberg.
 
Help us turn Flowers into Food
for Families in Need!
 
Join us this Monday, 8/12 at Wayfarer Coffee Roasters in downtown Laconia from 8-10am for a Flower Pop-Up Shop. In partnership with Wayfarer, $5 from the sale of every bouquet will go directly to Got Lunch Laconia
 
In NH, 1 in 9 individuals are food insecure. It is programs like Got Lunch! that work to ease the stress that the summer months can bring, when school breakfast and lunch programs have ended.
 
Please help us in supporting this incredible organization...and when you come, be sure to peek in the parking lot next door to see the army of dedicated volunteers who work tirelessly to make this program happen!
 
Bouquets are $12 each.
 
We hope to see you there!
 
Liz and Aaron

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

winniwoodsfarm.com

Posted 8/7/2019 6:11pm by Aaron Lichtenberg.

Hello Farm Faithful,

The start of the week was filled with perfect weather, which we are always thankful for. While the day length is notably shortening, our working hours seem to be ever-expanding! Harvest continues to be plentiful, with this week's gorgeous display being the glowing radishes...sometimes things are just too beautiful to not take the time to stop and take a photo.

In the world of flowers, we are hosting our second Flower Workshop of the season next week which is sold out already, sorry! It is so wonderful to see how many people are sharing in the local flower love. We had our first major harvest of lisianthus and the colors are just stunning.

While harvesting jalapenos this week, I couldn't help but think of Jalapeno Poppers. Back in the day when we used to entertain occaisionally, we made enormous batches of these babies and froze them. Then, when we needed them, we could just pull them out, bake them off, and voila, a tasty (and fun!) appetizer. Check out our recipe in the Recipe Bank online under Jalapenos/Hot Peppers.

And, I must be hungry right now, because all kinds of recipe recommendations are popping in my head. Here is one that sounded good...And now that it is tomato season, I cannot forget to share our favorite quick summer treat - Tomato Basil "Salsa". While our basil took an early nose dive this year (sorry!), maybe you have some hanging around on your deck?! Also, sorry for no "choice" in your share this week...we had a few crops run together in abundance, we hope you like them! (Please let us know if you need to swap anything you just absolutely don't like though! ;) In your share this week (subject to availability):

Thu.-Fri., Aug 8th-10th, FULL

4 Cucumbers, Slicing (each)
1 Squash, Summer (lb)
1 Tomatoes, Slicing (lb)
1 Herbs, Fresh Bunch (bunch)
1 Radishes (bunch)
1 Green Beans (lb)
6 Corn, Sweet (each) ORGANIC! from Red Manse Farm!

Thu.-Fri., Aug 8th-10th, SMALL

4 Cucumbers, Slicing (each)
1 Squash, Summer (lb)
1 Tomatoes, Slicing (lb)
1 Herbs, Fresh Bunch (bunch)
1 Radishes (bunch)
4 Corn, Sweet (each) ORGANIC! from Red Manse Farm!

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

winniwoodsfarm.com

Posted 8/4/2019 8:12pm by Aaron Lichtenberg.

Hello to all,

We are flush with flowers and can't wait to share them with you! This week's Bud Vase Flower Workshop was a full house and everyone had a great time learning about flowers and enjoying the local blooms. 

Next Wednesday, August 14 from 6:30-8pm we will be hosting a second Flower Workshop at the "home farm". Next week, we will be arranging full-size bouquets. Lisianthus will be the main "feature flower" in our designs...with our fingers crossed that the dahlia will be ready for us as well! 

Space in this workshop is extremely limited, as there will be more hands-on instruction and guided design. Farm members receive a 10% discount, as always, on their workshop fee. All non-members can use this link to join the fun!

Please feel free to email us with any questions.

Cheers,

Liz

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

winniwoodsfarm.com

Posted 8/1/2019 11:43am by Aaron Lichtenberg.

Hello Farm Faithful!

Another week down in the History books, and the summer seems to just fly by again. It's hard to believe that we're already into the first week of August, it seems like just yesterday that the school year ended and the season began!

The bounty of summer is finally hitting full-stride, as you surely are noticing the increase in seasonal choices as new crops start to come in. Tomatoes are really cranking out of the high tunnel now, and we are finally picking our first field tomatoes. The vines are heavy out there in the fields, and it will mean even busier days once they all start to turn. This week we spent time in the green bean & carrots rows...we hope you enjoy them!

The bounty also means flowers too, of course...and Holy statice...our best crop ever, for sure! After some reorganization, we can finally open the door and step inside the walk-in cooler and Liz has relinquished control of the entire second double-door refrigerator as well for veggie storage. Lisianthus are finally starting to bloom and we are hoping that the dahlia are close behind. 

For those of you who asked about the salsa verde that we use to slow cook pork - the recipe has now been uploaded to the recipe bank.

Lastly, it's time for our "Mid-Summer Meat Shares" to go out, as well as "Breakfast Shares" so don't forget to grab them from us...and maybe bring a cooler with you to CSA pickup this week!

In your share this week (subject to availability):

Thu.-Fri., Aug. 1st-3rd, FULL

1 Lettuce Mix, .4# (bag)
4 Cucumbers (each)
1 Herbs, Fresh Bunch (bunch): Cilantro, Parsley, Scallions
6 Corn, Sweet (each)
3 Seasonal Veggie Choice (each) : (Beans, Beets, Broccoli, Cabbage, Carrots, Cukes, Eggplant, Head Lettuce, Mizuna, Peppers (Hot), Radishes, Summer Squash, Tomatoes, Tomatillos)

Thu.-Sat., Aug. 1st-3rd, SMALL

1 Head Lettuce (head)
4 Cucumbers (each)
1 Herbs, Fresh Bunch (bunch): Cilantro, Parsley, Scallions
4 Corn, Sweet (each)
3 Seasonal Veggie Choice (each) : (Beans, Beets, Broccoli, Cabbage, Carrots, Cukes, Eggplant, Head Lettuce, Mizuna, Peppers (Hot), Radishes, Summer Squash, Tomatoes, Tomatillos)

 

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

winniwoodsfarm.com

Posted 8/1/2019 11:40am by Aaron Lichtenberg.

Hello Farm Faithful!

Another week down in the History books, and the summer seems to just fly by again. It's hard to believe that we're already into the first week of August, it seems like just yesterday that the school year ended and the season began!

The bounty of summer is finally hitting full-stride, as you surely are noticing the increase in seasonal choices as new crops start to come in. Tomatoes are really cranking out of the high tunnel now, and we are finally picking our first field tomatoes. The vines are heavy out there in the fields, and it will mean even busier days once they all start to turn. This week we spent time in the green bean & carrots rows...we hope you enjoy them!

The bounty also means flowers too, of course...and Holy statice...our best crop ever, for sure! After some reorganization, we can finally open the door and step inside the walk-in cooler and Liz has relinquished control of the entire second double-door refrigerator as well for veggie storage. Lisianthus are finally starting to bloom and we are hoping that the dahlia are close behind. 

For those of you who asked about the salsa verde that we use to slow cook pork - the recipe has now been uploaded to the recipe bank.

Lastly, it's time for our "Mid-Summer Meat Shares" to go out, so don't forget to grab it from us...and maybe bring a cooler with you to CSA pickup this week!

In your share this week (subject to availability):

Thu.-Fri., Aug. 1st-3rd, FULL

1 Lettuce Mix, .4# (bag)
4 Cucumbers (each)
1 Herbs, Fresh Bunch (bunch): Cilantro, Parsley, Scallions
6 Corn, Sweet (each)
3 Seasonal Veggie Choice (each) : (Beans, Beets, Broccoli, Cabbage, Carrots, Cukes, Eggplant, Head Lettuce, Mizuna, Peppers (Hot), Radishes, Summer Squash, Tomatoes, Tomatillos)

Thu.-Sat., Aug. 1st-3rd, SMALL

1 Head Lettuce (head)
4 Cucumbers (each)
1 Herbs, Fresh Bunch (bunch): Cilantro, Parsley, Scallions
4 Corn, Sweet (each)
3 Seasonal Veggie Choice (each) : (Beans, Beets, Broccoli, Cabbage, Carrots, Cukes, Eggplant, Head Lettuce, Mizuna, Peppers (Hot), Radishes, Summer Squash, Tomatoes, Tomatillos)

 

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

winniwoodsfarm.com

Posted 7/25/2019 12:28pm by Aaron Lichtenberg.

Hello Farm Faithful!

The temps have almost been cut in half and the rain was a welcome treat given all of the irrigating and sweating we did last week! 

We finished out the week with design work for a wedding at Timber Hill Farm and a Flower Workshop. Both were great events that left us exhausted...but not too tired to send Aaron into the fields to cultivate and work in the fields all afternoon in the heat on Sunday!

The rainy day and cooler temps early in the week, allowed us an opportunity to finally take some much needed time taking care of the high tunnel. Trellising and pruning tomatoes, putting in additional supports for the lisianthus and daucus carota, and...any guesses??  You're correct...weeding, again! But, things are looking great and we couldn't be more thankful for that, not to mention some help from volunteers this week to help with all that!

Thank you also to CSA members, Tom and Tina, who shared their new favorite recipe, Homemade Salsa Verde. They highly recommend it to anyone who chooses tomatillos in their share. The only change they mentioned to us is roasting the tomatillos on the grill, rather than the oven. Also, for new recipes, check out Aaron's (mom's!) Hungarian Cucumber Salad recipe...it's one he grew up on as a kid...creamy, tart and a refresing snack, side or light lunch for these hot summer days!

A reminder for those who are interested (or know someone who might be), we are hosting our first public Flower Workshop for the 2019 season next Friday, 8/2 from 6:30-8pm. Spaces are filling quickly, so be sure to sign up soon if you are interested. And remember, all CSA members receive a 10% discount.

In your share this week (subject to availability):

 Thu.-Sat., July 25th-27th, FULL

1 Lettuce Mix, .4# (bag)
4 Cucumbers (each)
1 Herbs, Fresh Bunch (bunch): Cilantro, Parsley, Scallions
1 Squash, Summer (lb)
1 Fennel, Bulb Fresh (each)
3 Seasonal Veggie Choice (each):(Beets, Broccoli, Cabbage, Cukes, Eggplant, Head Lettuce, Peppers (Hot&Sweet), Radishes, Squash, Tomatoes, Tomatillos)

Thu.-Fri., July 25th-27th, SMALL

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

  

 

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

winniwoodsfarm.com

Posted 7/21/2019 7:35pm by Aaron Lichtenberg.

Hello to all!

We are opening up registration for our first Flower Workshop for the 2019 growing season that is open to the public. We have already had a number of requests, so we wanted to make sure to get this out there, so you can mark your calendars and reserve a spot! It is being held on Friday, 8/2 from 6:30-8:00pm at our "home farm" in Alton.

It is a fun event for all, with awesome local treats to eat and drink. And really, who can resist being surrounded by so many flowers?!

http://www.winniwoodsfarm.com/store/farm-store

All Winni Woods Farm CSA members (flower and vegetable) receive 10% off their workshop fee. Be sure to select the option in our online Farm Store that is marked for CSA Members Only to receive your member discount.

We hope to see you there!

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

winniwoodsfarm.com

Posted 7/18/2019 12:08pm by Aaron Lichtenberg.

Hello Farm Faithful!

It has been a real scorcher this week, and it ain't over yet...just wait for Sat.'s forecast at 97+, what?! Alas, we can't let up as there are more irrigation lines to run, weeds to pull, tarps to move, seedlings to plant, etc...and we had to also pull 1200 feet of garlic this week, whew. (...should've had a garlic pulling party ;). In addition, this is also an even more "event-full" week, as we are designing for a wedding at Timber Hill Farm as well as hosting our first private flower workshop of the year...we're really hitting the apex of seasonal insanity now!

As long as we can keep water on the plants, everything (except us) is loving this heat and it seems that things are taking off overnight. One of these days, a time lapse video should be in order.

In the flower world, the sunflowers are really jumping...for those of you who missed out on the first week of sunflowers, you'll be able to enjoy the harvest this week. Dahlias (in the tunnel) have doubled in size, and we are slowly starting to see a bloom a day...hopefully the ones outside will come in sometime before the season ends!

In your share this week (subject to availability):

Wk#6 Thu-Sat., July 18th-20th, FULL

1 Lettuce Mix, .4# (bag)
2 Cucumbers, Slicing (each)
1 Squash, Summer (lb)
1 Greens, Choice (bunch): (Mizuna, Chard)
1 Scallions (bunch)
2 Seasonal Veggie Choice (each): (Beets, Cabbage, Cukes, Lettuce, Pea Shoots, Radishes, Squash, Tomatoes, Tomatillos)

Wk#6 Thu-Sat., July 18th-20th, SMALL

1 Head Lettuce (head)
2 Cucumbers, Slicing (each)
1 Squash, Summer (lb)
1 Greens, Choice (bunch): (Mizuna, Chard)
1 Scallions (bunch)
1 Seasonal Veggie Choice (each):(Beets, Cabbage, Cukes, Lettuce, Pea Shoots, Radishes, Squash, Tomatoes, Tomatillos)

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

winniwoodsfarm.com

CSA Week #11August 22nd, 2019

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. Harv

CSA Share Week #10August 15th, 2019

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

Turn Flowers into Food for Got Lunch! LaconiaAugust 10th, 2019

  Help us turn Flowers into Food for Families in Need!   Join us this Monday, 8/12 at Wayfarer Coffee Roasters in downtown Laconia from 8-10am for a Flower Pop-Up Shop. In partne

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