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Sunday, October 19, 2014

Veggie Share for Oct 17

A hard freeze killed off our remaining summer vegetable crops last week, so we're in full fall veggie mode!

This week's share received by all of our farm's csa members:
- lettuce
- spinach
- green acorn squash
- garlic
- hakurei (sweet Japanese salad turnips)
- radishes
- Swiss Chard
- red & green mustard greens
- tat soi
- mizuna
- arugula

Delicious & all USDA Certified Organic!

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Free Samples Day, "Healthy Eats & Gourmet Treats"!

Are you a local?

If so, I invite you to enjoy our Free Sample Day!

Samples will feature "Healthy Eats and Gourmet Treats"!

On Saturday, October 25, from 10:30 am - 12:00 noon, stop by Your Core Being in downtown Freeport (7 W. Main St.).  I'll be there with our farm's USDA Certified Organic micro-greens, and answering any questions about our new Winter MicroGreens CSA program (you can read more about our MicroGreens CSA program on our web site at  On hand to samle will be the following microgreens; Sunflower Greens, Sweet Pea Greens, Spring Mix MicroGreens, and Wheatgrass (wheatgrass is for juicing or smoothie-making).

Also on hand will be my oldest son, age 11, who began a baking business this past summer (in accordance with the recently passed IL Cupcake Law).  He creates gourmet cupcakes that are honestly the best I've ever tasted.  He will have small mini-cupcake samples on hand, in such flavors as Peppermint Chocolate, Cookies & Cream, Peanut Butter Chocolate, Snickerdoodle, and more.  He does all of the baking & decorating by himself from start to finish (honestly!), makes the delicious Vanilla Buttercream frostings from scratch, and uses a pastry piping bag to decorate the frosting.  Delicious & Beautiful!

We hope to see you on Saturday, October 25!

Some of my son's cupcakes are pictured below:

CSA share for Oct 10, beautiful!

This week's CSA share!

- white heirloom acorn winter squash
- Hakurei (sweet Japanese salad turnips
- yellow beans
- sweet peppers
- hot peppers
- tomato
- mustard greens
- kale
- lettuce
- tat soi (Asian green)
- mizuna (Asian green)
- arugula

Saturday, October 4, 2014

CSA share for Oct 3

This week's CSA members all received the share shown here!

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Veggie Share

This week's share was beautiful!

Green beans
Yellow beans
Sweet peppers
Red & green mustard greens
Tat soi

Sunday, September 21, 2014

This week's CSA Share

Fall veggies coming on strong, but the summer veggies are still here!

New potatoes
French radishes
Sweet peppers, 5 colors!
Hot peppers, chili & jalapeno
Yellow beans
Swiss Chard
Heirloom tomatoes
Asian mix

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Our new winter Micro-greens labels! We grow year round, did you know?

Now that we've earned the right to display the "USDA Certified Organic" logo, I've updated the labels for our farm's organic micro-greens.  Here they are!

 The micro-greens are a seasonal product offered by our farm, and by seasonal I really mean "off season", or winter!  Did you know we grow year-round here at Wishful Acres Farm?  Yes, 365 days a year.  Did I mention we're located in the really cold area of the Midwestern United States, right along the Illinois / Wisconsin border, where last winter we hit a record low of -37 degrees Fahrenheit?  How do we do it?  By using passive-solar greenhouses (early spring & late fall) and indoor cultivation (winter), in combination with our outdoor fields during the "regular" growing season, we extend the season year round using sustainable methods!

You can find our micro-greens in select retail stores during the winter, or you can join our Winter Micro-greens CSA program and receive wholesale pricing on micro-greens all winter long with your share.  More information on the Winter Micro-Greens CSA program can be found on our web site: