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Posted 7/15/2014 4:56pm by Aaron Lichtenberg.

Happy Rainy Day!

The rain managed to hold off all morning while we were out in the fields working, but this afternoon it has made its way to us.  However, it's all good because those greenhouse tomatoes are really taking off and were in need of some trellising and pruning.

Looking for a quick, simple, and tasty meal?  This one worked for us last night at 10pm!  Sauté some kale, garlic, caramelized onions, and whatever other veggie you may choose.  Chop up some basil, grate some sharp cheddar cheese, and toss it all with some of that basil infused olive oil we recommended last week.

House to hot to cook?  Chop up some kale, particularly the long, thin, dark leaved varietal and make an All Kale Caesar.  Check out our recipes for an easy no-egg recipe that you can throw in a Ball jar in your fridge for weeks.

Scallion pancakes are also a yummy one when you have that kicking around in your share!

This week's share may contain...(all shares subject to change due to last-minute crop availability)

FULL

1 Basil (bag)

1 Carrots, Baby (bunch)
1 Broccoli (lb)
1 Cauliflower (lb)
1 Zucchini (bunch)

2 Cucumber
2 Mixed Baby Lettuce (bag)
1 Radishes (bunch)

1 Beet Root (lb)

1 Kale (bunch)

SMALL

1 Basil (bag)
1 Broccoli (lb)
1 Cilantro (bunch)
1 Mixed Baby Lettuce (bag)

1 Scallions (bunch)

2 Cucumbers
4 Zucchini (each)
1 Kale (bunch)

 

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

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Posted 7/8/2014 7:18am by Aaron Lichtenberg.


Greetings!

Not sure what to do with your basil this week?  Freezing pesto and making caprese salads not doing it for you?  Try this recipe for basil infused olive oil.  It is a great thing to have around to accent any dish and makes an awesome gift.

How about fish tacos this week?  Use your cabbage and cilantro as fresh toppings.  It's the perfect hot weather treat.  Pair it with a mojito with mint, basil, and coconut rum and you are all set! 

 

This week's share may contain...(all shares subject to change due to last-minute crop availability)

FULL

 

1 Basil (bag)
1 Broccoli (lb)
1 Chard (bunch)
1 Cilantro (bunch)
1 Head Lettuce (head)
2 Mixed Baby Lettuce (bag)
1 Radishes (bunch)
3 Zucchini (each)
1 Kale (bunch)

1/2 Cabbage, Small (each)

SMALL

 

1 Basil (bag)
1 Broccoli (lb)
1 Cilantro (bunch)
1 Head Lettuce (head)
2 Mixed Baby Lettuce (bag)
3 Zucchini (each)
1 Kale (bunch)

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

winniwoodsfarm.com

Posted 6/29/2014 7:39pm by Aaron Lichtenberg.

Good Evening %%user-firstname%%,

Fourth of July has snuck up on us and the weather finally begins to seem "summer-like"!  If you are looking for an alternative to mass-produced meats for your holiday guests at your back-yard barbecue...check out our humanely-raised, grass-fed beef and pork options from Top of the Hill Farm.  The flavor of his meats are unmatched from his prize winning Hereford cows.  The sausages are always a huge hit when we bring them to gatherings.  Order online or email before Tuesday night to ensure you get what you need (by Monday please for Wed. pickups)!

Click here for a great picnic recipe for BBQ pork ribs that you can try.  Top of the Hill's ribs are awesome too!  Or make your meal pop with this Aji recipe with your chicken or steak on the grill that uses the cilantro from this week's 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 6/29/2014 7:38pm by Aaron Lichtenberg.

Everybody loves breakfast for dinner!  Or you can keep those summer visitors smiling with this yummy fresh strawberries with buttermilk pancakes recipe back from our old days as breakfast restaurant owners.

We have salad dressing and crouton recipes online as well...

 

This week's shares most likely will include:

Full

Mixed Salad Greens

Spinach

Broccoli

Basil

Cilantro

Head Lettuce

Radishes

Mixed Herb Bunch

Strawberries

Small

Basil

Broccoli

Cilantro

Head Lettuce

Mixed Baby Lettuce

Mixed Herbs bunch

Strawberries

Thanks as always for your membership!

all our best,

aaron & Liz

 

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

winniwoodsfarm.com

Posted 6/25/2014 6:20am by Aaron Lichtenberg.

Good morning to all!

We are getting ready for a round of thunderstorms and heavy rain that is much needed by the crops.  Below is what is included in this week's share.

Not sure what to do with those gorgeous garlic scapes?  Keep scrolling down, or use our recipe search engine for garlic scape pesto.  They can be used as a substitute for green onions, a topping for pizza or bruschetta, roast with olive oil, salt, and pepper for a side dish, or chop and add into an omelette.  

Full Share:

Strawberries (provided the weather holds), basil, cabbage, kale, pac choi, radishes, spinach, mixed baby lettuce, and garlic scapes

Small Share:

Strawberries (provided the weather holds), basil, kale, spinach, mixed baby lettuce, garlic scapes

 

Garlic Scape Pesto

1 bunch garlic scapes

2/3 c toasted walnuts

2/3 c parmesan cheese

3/4 c olive oil

salt and pepper to taste

 

Cut scapes into 2 inch pieces.  Include all but the part from the flower "bulge" and tip.  Add toasted walnuts, scapes, cheese, salt, and pepper to food processor.  Drizzle in olive oil.  Freezes well and maintains color.

 

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

winniwoodsfarm.com

Posted 6/23/2014 8:41am by Aaron Lichtenberg.

I am happy to announce that our first fresh fruit of the season is in!!  I'll be including a quart of strawberries in everyone's share this week...however, if you'd like to order extra they are available in our farm store online.  Load up for jams and pies or stock up and freeze a bunch for later!

Enjoy!

A & L

Posted 5/31/2014 8:10am by Aaron Lichtenberg.

 

Came home from a morning run to this beauty! Scrambled farm fresh eggs, diced tomato, chopped kale, jalapeños, cheddar cheese, and homemade pesto.  All with a side of salad mix and Aaron's famous fresh bread.  Yum! 

 

Posted 5/26/2014 8:04am by Aaron Lichtenberg.

Looking for something new and different to do with the kale in your share this week?  Try this Kale and Caramelized Onion recipe.   Besides burning Aaron's mouth with the healthy portion of habeneros I tossed on the top (I elected to leave those off the final recipe cut!), it was a real hit.  Check out this, and many other recipes, on our website under "Our Products" or on the right sidebar at the bottom you will find a recipe search tool. 

Posted 5/20/2014 9:15pm by Aaron Lichtenberg.

Hello To Everyone!!

Well, exciting times are upon us and the first CSA shares are starting this week! (for the full 15 week summer share)  For those of you that are new to the program, welcome and we hope that you'll enjoy this summer's bounty. Also, for those that are new, we offer a wide range of different things that you may see in your share.  Although the season starts slow, and your share fluctuates over the season, we feel like we should always have as an exciting a share as we can offer.  So, as the shares change with the seasons, and as different items become available, know that we make sure that we offer the full value of your patronage over the entire season.  So don't be surprised if you see fresh baked bread, granola, or other great farm made items in your share!

Also, for those that are new to us...please don't ever hesitate to give us feedback or suggestions about how you share is going...that is how we get better at what we do!  If you have any problems picking up your share, please let us know in advance if possible. We do access the contact information, provided upon sign up, for reminder calls or if we need to reschedule pick-up's.

The season has started slow for us this year, as some would imagine, as winter didn't want to let go...however, we still have some good progress out at the fields and expect things to really start coming along now. The garlic is looking great and all the first plantings of Brassica's (broccoli, cauliflower, kale, etc.) are really looking good. Of course we look forward to offering even more new items from our “producer partners” in addtion to what we'll have to offer in the coming weeks.

Thanks for your support and happy summer! (almost ;)

Aaron & Liz

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

winniwoodsfarm.com

Posted 5/8/2014 7:46am by Aaron Lichtenberg.

Good Morning Everyone and we hope this finds you well,

We're excited to announce that we are participating once again this year with our local Alton Central School in bringing fresh foods to families in need through the End 68 Hours of Hunger program.  We have many generous donors once again this year and we hope that you'll consider helping us out with a great cause in providing healthy food alternatives to our community.  We often say that healthy foods should not be dependent on financial means and this seems to resonate still...

The 2014 Farm Bill (more details here) brought us some marginal support for small agriculture, conservation and food-assistance programs, while it provided the same support for large-scale, commodity based agriculture through a switch, from direct subsidies, to the same "subsidies" under a different name..."crop insurance".  The mega-farm operations look to continue expanding our processed, nutritionally deficient, and cheap food system -- a system that is largely dependent on mono-cropping and large inputs of synthetic chemicals and pest approaches that are destroying our farmland and our health.

Although many of us reading this right now may have some ability to "vote with our dollar" and choose healthy food alternatives, many in our community cannot.  The End 68 Hours program may have only a small effect on the larger issues of the global food system, but it has a large reach right here in our community!  We thank you so much for your support of our local families in need and small-scale, local agriculture.

Another exciting addition to this year's efforts is that, once we've fulfilled our needs here in the Alton Central School End 68 Hours Program, we're extending our reach further in participating with the Gilford Got Lunch Program.  This is another great program that provides lunches to families in need in Gilford, right around the corner from where our main farm operation is based.

We'd like to thank you all once again for your membership to our farm and also appreciate your generous support all around!  More details can be found on our website under the "Donate" menu, or by clicking here.  You may access the donation page by clicking here.

Sincerely,

aaron & Liz

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

winniwoodsfarm.com

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