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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:   
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:   

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:  .  
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: .  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
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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: or 815-990-2380


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