Our brand New I.P.A. - style beer is ready! It's called "Alderaan IPA", and You'll be Blown Away! (a bit of dark Star Wars humor there)! In all seriousness, this is Nate's brand-new beer recipe, and he thinks it's the best IPA beer he's ever brewed. We also have a new Cherry Cider Ale on tap. We hope you can stop in this Saturday to give these & our other beers a try!
In Farm news, this may be the last week for greenhouse salad greens, so stop in to our taproom & store to buy yours! The weather is predicted to drop below zero next week, and those low temps will kill off the cold-tolerant salad greens that have been growing away in our passive-solar-heated greenhouse. Hello, winter. Our CSA Members will be picking up their final share of the season this week, and the Winter Micro-Greens CSA begins next week!
Visit our Taproom & Store!!! Now Open every Saturday, 11:00 am-6:00 pm - visit our web site for location, directions, and more: www.WishfulAcresFarm.com.
Tap Room & Store In our Tap Room this week, open to the public Saturdays 11 am- 6 pm, we will be pouring fresh from our taps:
Alderaan IPA (NEW)
Coffee Habit (mocha coffee stout)
Cherry Cider Ale
Overcast (Hefeweizen style German wheat beer)
Wookies Win (Mild Brown Ale with toffee & caramel flavors)
Jack-O-Java (Pumpkin Coffee Spice Ale, award winning beer!)
Honey Wheat Ale (Mild, very drinkable, organic wheat ale)
Homemade Root Beer (non-alcoholic)
In addition to fresh beer by the glass, we also have growlers & bottled beer available for carry-out on select styles of beer! We're Family Friendly - bring the kids, we have homemade root beer!
Fresh from the Farm! In our Store & taproom this week, open to the public Saturdays 11 am- 6 pm, we will have the following foods available from our farm! All grown right here, all USDA Certified Organic, all washed & ready to eat!
Lettuce - fresh from our greenhouse
Spinach - fresh from our greenhouse
Hakurei - delicious, sweet & mild Japanese radishes - delicious raw with dip!
NEW! Our line of farm Frozen Foods, all grown & processed right here all summer long, frozen at the peak of ripeness:
Frozen heirloom tomatoes
Frozen Basil Pesto
Frozen Sweet Peppers (green & yellow)
Frozen shredded Zucchini
Lettuce growing inside our passive-solar-heated greenhouse (in early December, 20 degree outside)!
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) - Farm Member Share News CSA Members, the full shareholders & Group B half-shareholders are scheduled to pick up your vegetable shares here at the farm today (Thursday) between 3:30-5:30. This is your final share of the season (where did the time go?!). Don't forget, root vegetables will store just fine for many weeks in the crisper drawer of your refrigerator (keep them inside the plastic bags we package them in). This week you'll receive:
Lettuce (fresh from our greenhouse)
Black Radishes (best eaten very thinly sliced or grated, have many health benefits!)
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 USDA Certified Organic produce for our full 30-week-long season! Our CSA Program is sold out for 2016, but our 2017 registration will begin this winter. To learn more: http://www.wishfulacresfarm.com/csa-program
"Beer Share" News:
"Beer Share" Community Supported Brewery (CSB) Members, fill your growlers today during our members-only slot 3:30-5:30 or anytime Saturday 11-6! Remember, you may fill as many growlers as you like during your visit - you're not limited to just one. Bring in your empty growlers, and we'll mark off your punch cards. All the beers in our taproom are available in growler fills this week. We have a NEW beer this week, and if you arrive during the "members only" time today, you get first dibs! Please note, beginning in mid-December our Thursday-only time will be removed, in favor of new open to the public hours that will include Friday as well as Saturday. We'll have more on this soon, but please know that if you still need growlers filled on Thursdays, we can make that happen for you.
Our "Beer Share", aka CSB Program (Community Supported Brewery) is an ongoing membership program that offers members a 1-year supply of our beer at discounted prices, plus additional discounts & benefits. Learn more on our web site: http://www.wishfulacresfarm.com/csb-program
Our Taproom is available for Private Events!We will be happy to be open during our "closed" hours for your group event of 8 or more people. There is no charge for use of the taproom, carry-in food is okay, and we staff it for you, we just ask that all beverages be purchased from us. More info here on our web site.
Gift Certificates & Online Store!!!
We offer gift certificates for sale! These can be used towards the purchase of anything we sell in our store & taproom, including all farm products (fresh & frozen vegetables, CSA memberships), fresh tap beer, bottled beer, growlers & growler fills, apparel (shirts, sweatshirts), tours, and more!
We also have an online store, featuring t-shirts, sweatshirts, natural cotton bags, and even gift certificates, and we can mail anywhere within the United States. Shop our online store here!
NEW!! Introducing our line of farm Frozen Foods! All grown & processed right here on our farm & licensed commercial kitchen! Find these items in the freezer, located inside our store & taproom:
Green sweet Peppers
Yellow sweet Peppers
We hand-bottle & hand-label our beer into large 22-oz "Bomber" bottles. These bottles are for sale in our taproom, and also at the following select retail locations:
Thank you & Best Wishes from Wishful Acres Farm & Brewery! Open Saturdays, 11 am - 6 pm Tap room & store located on our farm at 4679 N. Flansburg Rd, Lena IL You can contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org or 815-990-2380