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Thursday, October 19, 2017

Apple Ale, Galahad, and Belgian Dreams return! Your weekly Wishful Acres Brew & Farm News!

Stop out to try our new fruit beer, Apple Ale!  A sweeter-style ale made with real apple, it tastes like a fall trip to the apple orchard!  Also, fans of our brown English Mild Ale "Galahad" can rejoice - the knight has returned on tap!  Lastly, Belgian Dreams will return on tap this weekend.  Scroll down for the rest of our "on tap" selection for this weekend!

In Farm News, this week Group A of the half-CSA members, and the full-CSA members, you can pick up your shares anytime during our open hours this weekend!   Also in Farm News this week, our fall spinach & lettuce crops are looking bleak so far.... the deer have been grazing more this year than in any year past.  Hopefully the late season crop recently planted in the protected greenhouse will provide some of those favorite salad greens later this season.  However, your shares are still chock full with other veggies!!! - scroll down for the entire list.   P.S. We still have 8 weeks left in this year's CSA season!

Visit our Taproom & Store!!!  Now Open - Fridays 4-9 pm, Saturdays 12-9 pm, and Sundays 12-5 pm - visit our web site for location, directions, and more: www.WishfulAcresFarm.com.   
Tap Room & Store
In our Tap Room this weekend, open Fridays 4-9 pm, Saturdays 12-9 pm, and Sundays 12-5 pm, we will be pouring fresh from our taps:
  • Apple Ale - mild fruit beer made with apple
  • Galahad - English Mild style of ale, brown & mild flavored. 
  • Belgian Dreams - dark amber ale, brewed with amber honey & candied ginger, and Belgian yeast
  • Alderaan IPA - full of citrus hops!
  • Jack-O-Java - Pumpkin Coffee Spice Ale made with pumpkins grown on our farm
  • Unicorn Tears - Our unique copper-colored ale.
  • Honey Wheat Ale - Mild & very drinkable
  • Homemade Root Beer (non-alcoholic)
In addition to fresh beer by the glass, we also have growler fills available for carry-out!  
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) News

CSA farm members, you may pick up your vegetables anytime during our open hours this weekend, Friday 4-9, Saturday 12-9, Sunday 12-5.  In this week's veggie share:
  • Pumpkin - "Amish sugar pie pumpkin" variety, great for cooking with
  • Butternut Winter Squash - try butternut squash soup, it's delicious!
  • Kale
  • Eggplant - slender Asian variety
  • Radishes - German Giant variety of red radishes, green tops included (also edible)
  • Spicy Asian Greens Mix - a mixture of red & green Asian greens - great for salads or stir fry.
  • Arugula - Italian salad green with a delicious peppery flavor
  • Pac Choi - Asian green, typically used in stir fry, lo mein, etc
  • Sweet Pepper - probably the last of the season
  • Garlic
RECIPES!!!  Need ideas for items in your share this week? For a long list of recipes for every vegetable & herb that we grow, we put together this recipe list!  You can visit our Wishful Acres Recipe List by Vegetable here: http://all-natural-mama.blogspot.com/2015/03/recipes-by-vegetable-type.html   

Our 30-member CSA Program (Community Supported Agriculture) is a membership program in which members become "shareholders" in the farm's seasonal vegetable production & receive a "share" of the farm's organic  produce for our full 30-week-long season! 2017 CSA is now open for enrollment.  To learn more: http://www.wishfulacresfarm.com/csa-program  .  
CSA Program for 2018 will be available for purchase by January, 2018 - details for 2018 on our web site.
CSB Members (Community Supported Brewery)

Quick news item: The 2nd Year CSB program is now open!!!  Those wishing to purchase a membership, visit our web site CSB page for details.

Available for your CSB Growler Fills this weekend:
  • Belgian Dreams
  • Galahad
  • Apple Ale
  • Jack-O-Java
  • Alderaan IPA
  • Unicorn Tears
  • Honey Wheat

Our "Beer Share", aka CSB Program (Community Supported Brewery) is an ongoing membership program that offers members a 1-year supply of growler fills of our beer, plus more benefits.  Info: http://www.wishfulacresfarm.com/csb-program .  CSB is SOLD OUT until Fall 2017, Thank you!!!
Where to Buy our Beer:

Our beer is available for purchase at the following locations:
  • Our Taproom!  Wishful Acres Farm & Brewery, located between Freeport & Lena - Visiting Info
  • Rosati's Pizza, Freeport, IL 
  • Benchwarmers bar & restaurant, Freeport, IL
  • Mulligans Bar & Grill, Lena, IL 
  • Royal Liquor, Freeport, IL 
  • Logan's Bar & Grill, Freeport, IL
  • Park Hills Golf Course, Freeport, IL
  • Eilerts, Freeport, IL
  • Pub 219, Freeport, IL
  • Wayside, Freeport, IL
Be sure to follow Wishful Acres Farm & Brewery on facebook!  Here is a link to our facebook page
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Open Fridays 4-9 pm, Saturdays, 12-9 pm, and Sundays 12-5 pm
Tap room & store located on our farm at 4679 N. Flansburg Rd, Lena IL
You can contact us at:
wishfulacres@gmail.com or 815-990-2380

       
  

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4679 N Flansburg Rd, Lena, IL, United States
Lena, IL 61048

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Thursday, October 12, 2017

Enjoy Fall View & Brews! Your weekly Wishful Acres Brew & Farm News!

Fall is the most beautiful time of year at Wishful Acres.  Our acres of trees are changing color, and the fields & gardens are also displaying beautiful fall colors of many crops.  We hope you can make a stop out in the next couple of weeks, to enjoy these fall colors at their peak beauty!

In Farm News, this week Group B of the half-CSA members, and the full-CSA members, you can pick up your shares anytime during our open hours this weekend!   Also in Farm News this week, aside from the WONDERFUL 2" of  rain we received after nearly 6 weeks of drought..... the 2018 CSA program details have been unveiled!  The 2018 Season will be our 10th (!!!) season as an organic vegetable farm!  For details on next year (there will be some changes, including a shortened season), visit our web site CSA page here.  Current CSA Members always get first dibs on a spot, so if you'd like your spot held now, just let us know (payments will open up in December for current members).

Visit our Taproom & Store!!!  Now Open - Fridays 4-9 pm, Saturdays 12-9 pm, and Sundays 12-5 pm - visit our web site for location, directions, and more: www.WishfulAcresFarm.com.   
Tap Room & Store
In our Tap Room this weekend, open Fridays 4-9 pm, Saturdays 12-9 pm, and Sundays 12-5 pm, we will be pouring fresh from our taps:
  • Stoutzilla - dark stout, full of roasted malt & chocolate flavor
  • Alderaan IPA - one of our favorite IPAs is BACK!  Nate has brewed Alderaan again.
  • Lemonhead - mild wheat beer brewed with Lemonheads candy
  • Peach Mango Ale - mild fruit beer
  • Jack-O-Java - Pumpkin Coffee Spice Ale - this is the new batch, we already ran out of batch #1, so this is the 2nd and final batch of Jack-O-Java.
  • Unicorn Tears - Our unique copper-colored ale.
  • Honey Wheat Ale - Mild & very drinkable
  • Homemade Root Beer (non-alcoholic)
In addition to fresh beer by the glass, we also have growler fills available for carry-out!  
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) News

CSA farm members, you may pick up your vegetables anytime during our open hours this weekend, Friday 4-9, Saturday 12-9, Sunday 12-5.  In this week's veggie share:
  • Pumpkin - "Amish sugar pie pumpkin" variety, great for cooking with
  • Delicata Winter Squash -  aka "Sweet Potato Squash"
  • Acorn Winter Squash - an heirloom green variety
  • Mustard Greens - southern curled, great sauteed with bacon!
  • Radishes - German Giant variety of red radishes, green tops included (also edible)
  • Spicy Asian Greens Mix - a mixture of red & green Asian greens - great for salads or stir fry.
  • Arugula - Italian salad green with a delicious peppery flavor
  • Full head Asian Green, as labeled in your share.  Will be either Tokyo Bekana, Komatsuna, or Pak Choi
  • Broccoli 
  • Sweet Peppers - probably the last of the season
  • Garlic
RECIPES!!!  Need ideas for items in your share this week? For a long list of recipes for every vegetable & herb that we grow, we put together this recipe list!  You can visit our Wishful Acres Recipe List by Vegetable here: http://all-natural-mama.blogspot.com/2015/03/recipes-by-vegetable-type.html   

Our 30-member CSA Program (Community Supported Agriculture) is a membership program in which members become "shareholders" in the farm's seasonal vegetable production & receive a "share" of the farm's organic  produce for our full 30-week-long season! 2017 CSA is now open for enrollment.  To learn more: http://www.wishfulacresfarm.com/csa-program  .  
CSA Program for 2018 will be available for purchase by January, 2018 - details for 2018 on our web site.
CSB Members (Community Supported Brewery)

Quick news item: The 2nd Year CSB program is now open!!!  Those wishing to purchase a membership, visit our web site CSB page for details.

Available for your CSB Growler Fills this weekend:
  • Stoutzilla 
  • Lemonhead
  • Jack-O-Java
  • Alderaan IPA
  • Peach Mango ale
  • Unicorn Tears
  • Honey Wheat

Our "Beer Share", aka CSB Program (Community Supported Brewery) is an ongoing membership program that offers members a 1-year supply of growler fills of our beer, plus more benefits.  Info: http://www.wishfulacresfarm.com/csb-program .  CSB is SOLD OUT until Fall 2017, Thank you!!!
Where to Buy our Beer:

Our beer is available for purchase at the following locations:
  • Our Taproom!  Wishful Acres Farm & Brewery, located between Freeport & Lena - Visiting Info
  • Rosati's Pizza, Freeport, IL 
  • Benchwarmers bar & restaurant, Freeport, IL
  • Mulligans Bar & Grill, Lena, IL 
  • Royal Liquor, Freeport, IL 
  • Logan's Bar & Grill, Freeport, IL
  • Park Hills Golf Course, Freeport, IL
  • Eilerts, Freeport, IL
  • Pub 219, Freeport, IL
Be sure to follow Wishful Acres Farm & Brewery on facebook!  Here is a link to our facebook page
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Thank you & Best Wishes from Wishful Acres Farm & Brewery!
Open Fridays 4-9 pm, Saturdays, 12-9 pm, and Sundays 12-5 pm
Tap room & store located on our farm at 4679 N. Flansburg Rd, Lena IL
You can contact us at:
wishfulacres@gmail.com or 815-990-2380

       
  

Copyright © 2017 Wishful Acres Farm, All rights reserved.

You are receiving this email because you signed up at a farmers market, opted in at our website, or participated in a program with our family farm.

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4679 N Flansburg Rd, Lena, IL, United States
Lena, IL 61048

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Thursday, October 5, 2017

Yoga @ Wishful Acres, limited Coffee Stout & Alderaan IPA are Back, plus more Brew & Farm News!

First off, a SUPER HUGE THANK YOU to everyone for packing our brewery to celebrate our 1-year anniversary all last weekend!  Wow, we've been so overwhelmed by the outpouring of support!  We've had such a great 1st year with our brewery (and a great 9th year with our farm)!  We want to thank each & every one of you for your support - without all of you none of this would be possible!  Cheers!!! 

This Sunday at 11:00 am, there will be a Free community yoga class held here at WIshful Acres, outdoors in our beautiful orchard & garden areas!  Taught by Laura Youngblut, this class will be introductory-level, so it's great for everyone, even if you have no prior yoga experience.  After the class, stop in to our brewery for a cold one to refresh yourselves!  :) 

In Farm News, this week Group A of the half-CSA members, and the full-CSA members, you can pick up your shares anytime during our open hours this weekend!   Scroll down for your veggie list this week!

Visit our Taproom & Store!!!  Now Open - Fridays 4-9 pm, Saturdays 12-9 pm, and Sundays 12-5 pm - visit our web site for location, directions, and more: www.WishfulAcresFarm.com.   
Tap Room & Store
In our Tap Room this weekend, open Fridays 4-9 pm, Saturdays 12-9 pm, and Sundays 12-5 pm, we will be pouring fresh from our taps:
  • Coffee Stout & Stoutzilla - we have 1 keg left of our Coffee Stout, so that will be on tap starting Friday, until it runs out, then Stoutzilla will replace it.  Wow, we're nearly out of Vladimir, our Russian Imperial Bourbon Barrel Aged Stout, so we've decided to put that one back in storage for a few weeks, and pull the remainder out again next month (maybe at Thanksgiving time)!
  • Alderaan IPA - one of our favorite IPAs is BACK!  Nate has brewed Alderaan again.
  • Lemonhead - mild wheat beer brewed with Lemonheads candy
  • Peach Mango Ale - mild fruit beer
  • Jack-O-Java - Pumpkin Coffee Spice Ale - this is the new batch, we already ran out of batch #1, so this is the 2nd and final batch of Jack-O-Java.
  • Unicorn Tears - Our unique copper-colored ale.
  • Honey Wheat Ale - Mild & very drinkable
  • Homemade Root Beer (non-alcoholic)
In addition to fresh beer by the glass, we also have growler fills available for carry-out!  
Free Community Outdoor Yoga!!!

Join instructor Laura Younblut here at Wishful Acres for her free community yoga class, this Sunday, October 8 at 11:00.  The class will be held outdoors in our orchard & garden areas.  Stop in to our taproom afterwards to refresh with a cold one!  :)
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) News

CSA farm members, you may pick up your vegetables anytime during our open hours this weekend, Friday 4-9, Saturday 12-9, Sunday 12-5.  In this week's veggie share:
  • Pumpkin - "Amish sugar pie pumpkin" variety, great for cooking with
  • Winter Squash - 2 "Delicata" winter squash, aka "Sweet Potato Squash"
  • Mustard Greens - southern curled, great sauteed with bacon!
  • Radishes - German Giant variety of red radishes, green tops included (also edible)
  • Spicy Asian Greens Mix - a mixture of red & green Asian greens - great for salads or stir fry.
  • Arugula - Italian salad green with a delicious peppery flavor
  • Komatsuna - Another Asian Green Vegetable variety - big sized, full head.  This variety looks similar to Bok Choy (you'll also receive bok choy coming up this fall), but the flavor is slightly different - the flavor of this veggie is like a cross between an Asian Green Veggie and American-type Celery (especially the crunchy stems).
  • Broccoli 
  • Sweet Peppers - probably the last of the season
  • Garlic
RECIPES!!!  Need ideas for items in your share this week? For a long list of recipes for every vegetable & herb that we grow, we put together this recipe list!  You can visit our Wishful Acres Recipe List by Vegetable here: http://all-natural-mama.blogspot.com/2015/03/recipes-by-vegetable-type.html   

Our 30-member CSA Program (Community Supported Agriculture) is a membership program in which members become "shareholders" in the farm's seasonal vegetable production & receive a "share" of the farm's organic  produce for our full 30-week-long season! 2017 CSA is now open for enrollment.  To learn more: http://www.wishfulacresfarm.com/csa-program  .  
CSA Program is SOLD OUT for 2017, Thank you!
CSB Members (Community Supported Brewery)
Available for your CSB Growler Fills this weekend:
  • Stoutzilla or Coffee Stout, whichever is on tap when you stop out (Coffee will be tapped on Friday, there is one keg left)
  • Lemonhead
  • Jack-O-Java
  • Alderaan IPA
  • Peach Mango ale
  • Unicorn Tears
  • Honey Wheat

Our "Beer Share", aka CSB Program (Community Supported Brewery) is an ongoing membership program that offers members a 1-year supply of growler fills of our beer, plus more benefits.  Info: http://www.wishfulacresfarm.com/csb-program .  CSB is SOLD OUT until Fall 2017, Thank you!!!
Where to Buy our Beer:

Our beer is available for purchase at the following locations:
  • Our Taproom!  Wishful Acres Farm & Brewery, located between Freeport & Lena - Visiting Info
  • Rosati's Pizza, Freeport, IL 
  • Benchwarmers bar & restaurant, Freeport, IL
  • The Cove Bar & Grill, Apple River, IL 
  • Mulligans Bar & Grill, Lena, IL 
  • Royal Liquor, Freeport, IL 
  • Logan's Bar & Grill, Freeport, IL
  • Park Hills Golf Course, Freeport, IL
  • Eilerts, Freeport, IL
  • Wayside, Freeport, IL
  • Pub 219, Freeport, IL
Be sure to follow Wishful Acres Farm & Brewery on facebook!  Here is a link to our facebook page
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Thank you & Best Wishes from Wishful Acres Farm & Brewery!
Open Fridays 4-9 pm, Saturdays, 12-9 pm, and Sundays 12-5 pm
Tap room & store located on our farm at 4679 N. Flansburg Rd, Lena IL
You can contact us at:
wishfulacres@gmail.com or 815-990-2380

       
  

Copyright © 2017 Wishful Acres Farm, All rights reserved.

You are receiving this email because you signed up at a farmers market, opted in at our website, or participated in a program with our family farm.

Our mailing address is:
Wishful Acres Farm
4679 N Flansburg Rd, Lena, IL, United States
Lena, IL 61048

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