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Posted 8/26/2014 12:20pm by Aaron Lichtenberg.

Good Afternoon Everyone!

Well, after much delay, I have finally gotten things set up on the website for everyone to sign up for the 2014 Fall Harvest Shares.  You still have a couple of weeks to sign up before we start our first shares, but I'll send out a reminder email as the date draws nearer.  You may click here to sign-up...  The Fall Harvest Share is 10 weeks long starting the week of Sept. 15th, running through the week of Nov. 19th.

If you aren't already a member, the sigh up process is pretty easy, you may click your way through choosing your share, enter your contact information (which is only for my use to contact you for missed shares, etc.) and make sure to write down your username and password information for accessing your account later.

If you are a returning member it's even easier...You may click right on "returning member" and should be able to avoid re-entering all your contact information...chose your share and you're done!

As always, please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any trouble with the sign-up process and I'll help you any way I can.  If you have any friends that you feel would be interested in a farm membership with us this fall, feel free to forward this email on to them and tell them about us, and thanks!

all my best,

aaron

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

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Posted 8/19/2014 8:25pm by Aaron Lichtenberg.

We hope you are enjoying the waning days of summer.  For those of us in education or with kids in school, cherish this final weekend of carefree summer! 

 

This week's featured recipe is an eggplant tomato bake that is quick and easy and amazingly tasty for so few ingredients!  The stock that is left behind in the baking dish is rich enough to taste like a quality beef stock with no meat added!  Thanks to Bruce for cooking this for us after a late night of potato-digging!

Full Share

Basil

Beets

Broccoli

Carrots

Eggplant

Mixed baby lettuce

New potatoes

Tomatoes

Small

Basil

Broccoli

Carrots

Mixed Baby Lettuce

New potatoes

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 8/13/2014 6:29am by Aaron Lichtenberg.

We are starting to watch those little green pumpkins and winter squashes peek through their huge green leaf trains as we get ready to finish up our summer 2014 season.  It is amazing how quickly time passes.  Rumor from the big boss is that fall share sign-ups should be ready online this evening.  I am already dreaming about those twice baked delicata squashes and spinach salads!

This week marked our first round of potato-digging - those bright red new potatoes are such a sight to see and a great treat for this time of year.  Roast them or make them into a beautiful summer potato salad - you will love them either way.

As you see eggplant popping up in your share, you might want to try this recipe for an eggplant parmesan sandwich with pesto on ciabatta bread.

Full

Green Beans
Beet Roots
Cilantro

Cucumbers
Eggplant
Mixed Baby Lettuce 
New Potatoes
Tomatoes
Kale

Small

Beet Root
Cilantro
Cucumbers

Tomatoes 

Mixed Baby Lettuce 
New Potatoes 
Kale

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

winniwoodsfarm.com

Posted 8/6/2014 7:03am by Aaron Lichtenberg.


August is here!

Summer is flying by - only 4 weeks left in your summer share including this week!  It's time to start thinking ahead to the fall and your interest in a 10-week fall share.  For those of you who go away for the winter, you can sign up for prorated share.  Fall is the time for some of the best farm treats such as winter squash, brussel sprouts, beets, carrots, potatoes, fall greens onions, and garlic.  Information and sign-ups are coming soon.

 

Check out our recipes page this week for stuffed "zuchanoes", spicy kale pasta, and a great tomato basil topping. 

This week's share may include (contents subject to change based on availability):

Full Share

Basil

Carrots

Beets

Cucumbers

Kale

Head Lettuce

Tomatoes

Mixed Baby Lettuce

Cabbage

Small Share

Basil

Radishes

Cucumbers

Kale

Head Lettuce

Tomatoes

Cabbage

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

winniwoodsfarm.com

Posted 7/15/2014 5:20pm by Aaron Lichtenberg.

Those of you who have had an opportunity to taste Top of the Hill Farm's beef and pork, know that local and fresh makes a difference. 

We are proud to announce that we are now accepting preorders for Evandale Farm's free-range organic whole chickens.  The estimated date of arrival is the first or second week of August, but quantities are limited, so preorder with us now.  The price is $6/lb and the average weight is 4-5lbs. 

Order just one for immediate eating or a few for saving in the freezer.  If ordered frozen, they are flash-frozen to maintain the highest quality.

We enjoyed one of Evandale's chickens last year, rotisserie-style and were impressed by its great flavor and tender meat.

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

winniwoodsfarm.com

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

winniwoodsfarm.com

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

winniwoodsfarm.com

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

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