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Monday, March 26, 2012

Fresh vegetables now available for purchase!

The Wishful Acres Farm email newsletter for March 26, 2012.

Sending a beautiful spring Hello to all of you from Wishful Acres Farm!

If you saw the subject line on this email, you're probably wondering if I'm crazy.... spring vegetables already?  Yes!!!  And they are so delicious.  Who wants a taste of the most delicious, organic, fresh, local spring veggies?

If you're wondering how this is possible, I'll tell you that I conducted a successful experiment last fall after reading several books regarding overwintering cold-tolerant crops.  So, yes, these organic veggies were definitely grown right here on Wishful Acres Farm!  Directions on how to purchase are located below.

Spring Lettuce: 
beautiful light green variety, tender & delicious.  $2.50 per bag (about 1/2 gallon), triple washed.

Spinach: big, delicious leaves, bright green.  $2.50 per bag, triple washed. Quarter pound (about 1/2 gallon).

Green Onions:
these are big and beautiful - a great spring treat!  $1.50 per big bunch of 10

Garlic "spinach": this spring green is actually a member of the mustard green family.  It is more bitter than regular spinach, and has a delicious garlic flavor.  $2.50 per bag, about 1/2 gallon.  I love to make garlic spinach pesto with this green.

Eggs:
our delicious free-range brown eggs.  $3.75 per dozen.  The hens are really laying well - spring is here for sure.

Beef: organically-raised steaks available for your grilling needs!  All other cuts are sold out until May. 

To purchase, you can visit our on-farm store this Sunday, April 1 from 10-4, or schedule an appointment for a pickup, or pay the $3 delivery fee to Freeport (Veggies not available until Thursday, March 29).  The Wishful Acres Farm store is not "officially" opening until May, but I'm going to open it up for one day, this Sunday, April 1, from 10 am - 4 pm, so anyone may drop by the farm store to make a purchase (it's located in the yellow mobile home, located at our farm.  (For directions, email Penny at wishfulacres@gmail.com.)  If this Sunday, April 1 doesn't work for you, email or call me at 815-990-2380 to schedule a pickup or delivery available to Freeport (veggies will be available after Thursday, March 29).

I want to remind everyone that the Wishful Acres Farm spring CSA program begins on May 11, and there are many shares still available.  CSA members receive the best of everything the farm has to offer: first harvest of vegetables, best variety, and many of our vegetables are only provided to our CSA (not sold at farmers market or in the Wishful Acres Farm on-farm store).  Plus CSA members receive the best access to our farm, are free to walk around during share pickup time, visit with kids & grandkids, farm tours during share pickup: these benefits are not available to the general public.  For more information, you can visit the CSA page on our web site: www.WishfulAcresFarm.com and click on "CSA".

Hope you're all enjoying this absolutely gorgeous weather!  It has me thrown off a bit because it's creating much more work than I normally have this time of year, weeds are already growing and planting began a couple of weeks ago, and I have no interns scheduled to arrive until mid-April.  Yikes!  What an interesting growing year it will be!

Hope to see you soon,

Penny

Wishful Acres Farm
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