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Posted 10/1/2014 6:46am by Aaron Lichtenberg.

Good Morning To You All!

We want to share with everyone that there will be a great event taking place this weekend right up the road, in Gilford, at Natural Roots & Remedies (in the Patricks Pub lot, next to The Wineing Butcher).

Earlier in the summer I began to network with Jeff Thayer of The Brinery and have been providing vegetables for his great brined and fermented products.  He is extremely knowledgeable and has a wealth of information to offer about how to use the summers bounty so that we can have nutritious local foods throughout the winter months!  He'll be talking about how to brine vegetables, offering samples to taste, as well as sharing all about the health benefits of this type of food preparation.

Please visit the link to his flyer by clicking here...and please join him this Saturday, 11 am-2 pm at Natural Roots & Remedies to taste some of the great work he is doing with some of our vegetables.  Thanks in advance for coming out with your support of local food!

I'll sadly not see you there as our first flock of laying hens are going on to the next task of feeding us in different ways, now beyond their duties of laying us wonderful eggs these past couple of seasons, for it is time for them to move on...just think of a nice, rich chicken stock this winter for a soul warming soup!

thanks for your support and all our best,

aaron & Liz

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

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Posted 9/1/2014 12:45pm by Aaron Lichtenberg.

Good Afternoon to all,

We want to thank everyone who donated to the End 68 Hours of Hunger and Gilford Got Lunch programs for the 2014 summer season. Each time the program's families arrived, they went through the bag, asking questions and getting excited about trying new things. This all because of your generosity and support of these great programs.  

We want to take a moment to share with you some of the wonderful comments we heard and witnessed over the summer's season:

One family shared that this summer is only the second opportunity her children have had a chance to have fresh instead of canned vegetables...  The first time was last summer's End 68 program.

Another mother shared with us that her children were fighting over who would get to eat the broccoli each time it showed up in their share.

At one pick up a recipient spoke with great animation about how, for the first time ever, she is thinking about the winter and the future.  She was asking what she was able to freeze and store away for the winter season to come.  She also shared with Aaron that she has been baking less and exercising more and she was feeling great!

An illustration of how little some of these folks have had the opportunity to cook with fresh foods came when one of the recipients asked Liz, "What do I do with basil anyway?".

These are just a few of the wonderful opportunities we've had this summer to share recipes and new ideas about healthy eating and living with our End 68 Hours Program recipient families.  We share them with you not to point out how much some folks are struggling, but to show that we can all make a difference, no matter how seemingly small.  Think of it this way, for the 15 weeks these families received their fresh vegetable share, that works out to be almost 30% of their total year's meal potential!   

At the Gilford Got Lunch program, we witnessed volunteer delivery drivers sharing heartfelt stories that were shared with them at their deliveries.  So many different circumstances that brought each family to the position of being in need.  Folks were so grateful for the help that they felt compelled to share their story about how unexpected circumstances left them in their current position.  Some are not so lucky to have savings and many are one broken-down car or health emergency away from really struggling to get by.

Some families are taking care of grand-children or other relatives' children, and still more are just struggling to make ends meet while holding 4 jobs!  Your help was more than them being able to have something beyond boxed food from the middle aisles of the grocer, and even beyond the chance at a fresh head of broccoli.  You helped some folks feel, for just a moment, that they had something more, a fresh start, that someone cared, and they were a part of a community.  Thank you for your contributions and helping your community, your generosity matters.  

This season we distributed 12 full size summer season shares to families in need.  This does not even include those shares that have been graciously donated by CSA members on vacation weeks. With that, we hit over 180 donated weekly shares over the 15 week season (each of those shares are the same as the Full Shares you get each week)!

We do not want to single out any of our specific donors for recognition, however, we cannot go without sharing our gratitude to Marc & Marie Hebert, Alton community members and owners of the Harbor Group, for putting this program over the top.  With their help in matching each donated share in kind, we were able to give out almost $4000 in fresh produce to families in need!

Thank you so much to all of our farm members this year and thank you to our donors to the End 68 & Gilford Got Lunch programs.  Your commitment in engaging with the local food system makes a big difference in our community and to our world...think globally, act locally!

Should you be interested in donating to the cause next year or want other information about the farm's activities and CSA share seasons, check out our website...and look out for what we hope will be a great fall season and another great summer season next year!

Thank you for all of your support and membership with our farm!

All our best,

aaron & Liz

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

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Posted 8/26/2014 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

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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

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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

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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

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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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