Jalapeno Ale on tap, Peach Mango ending soon, plus more news! Happy Labor Day!
Happy Labor Day Weekend!
Jalapeno Ale is back on tap for this weekend only! You can enjoy a glass of this spicy ale one last time this summer (and YES we will have enough to fill growlers)! We will also have the Peach Mango Ale on tap this weekend, so those of you who enjoyed blending the Peach & Jalapeno beers are in luck! Sadly, all good things must end eventually.... and our Peach Mango Ale will be gone soon (by next weekend most likely). We will be rotating our fruit beers again, and our fall Apple Ale will be replacing it starting sometime in early September.
Farm CSA Members: Group A half-share members and Full Share members, you are scheduled to pick up your organic vegetable shares this weekend. Scroll down for details on this week's CSA items.
Meat items are $5 and include potato chips. Cash only for Grill Out food truck items.
Join us for "Brew & Brush" on Sunday, October 14 from 12:00-2:00 or Sunday, October 28 from 12-2 pm! Ages 21+. In this class, you'll create your own fall scene painting as seen here, under the instruction of our friend, local artist Mia Rudolph!
Welcome all levels of painting abilities! In this class, you will create a 16" x 20" painting with acrylic on canvas! Mia will guide you through the process of painting this subject, pictured here, of a beautiful fall scene. This painting is easier to make than it looks! Mia will be instructing the class step-by-step and using stencils as well. Included in the cost of your class: the canvas, paint, supplies, snacks (Mia brings a nice spread of snacks!),1 drink token (1 pint glass of our homemade craft beers or a homemade root beer), and door prizedrawing by artist Mia are all provided in the cost of your class! $39 per person
About the artist instructing your class: Mia Rudolph is a local artist who works in acrylics, color pencil, and other mediums. She is a full-time school nurse and has 3 children. Mia attended WIU and studied studio art. It is Mia's colorful artwork that we have on display in our taproom here at Wishful Acres Farm & Brewery!
Pre-registration for this class is required. You can sign-up and pay here through our online store, or in-person at our taproom during open hours. Registration deadline is the Friday prior to the painting dates. Ages 21+
Our recipe database contains cooking ideas for all the vegetables we grow - link here. Farm CSA Members: In your share of organic items this week:
Arugula- first harvest of the fall arugula! This Italian salad green is delicious mixed into salads, or chopped & sprinkled raw onto cooked pizza & pasta
Green Beans & Yellow Beans - a nice bag of mixed green & yellow beans
Red & Green Lettuce - first of the fall lettuce - Red & Green oak leaf lettuce mixed bag
Cherry Tomatoes - a nice sized bag of mixed cherry tomatoes: red, purple, yellow, orange! Almost done for the season due to weather conditions (see next).
Red & Orange Slicing Tomatoes - regular sized slicing tomatoes. All of the tomatoes are slowing down production, the heavy rains this summer have not made them happy. It looks like they might not be around much longer, so let's enjoy them while they're still here! :)
Garlic - one bulb each
Summer Squash & Patty Pan Squash- Mixture of summer & patty pan summer squashes. Also slowing down for the summer & won't be around much longer.
Hot Peppers- A few large chili peppers
Basil- Yum, fresh basil! Great with your fresh tomatoes! The basil is almost done for the season, we're seeing it succumb to the weather.
Asian Cucumbers - great in salads
Cucumbers - the now-infamous 2018 Cucumber Bumper Crop is finally slowing down. You'll only see a few cucumbers in your share this week.
Bell Pepper - Sweet bell peppers. You'll see a few crunchy fresh bell peppers in your share.
Optional U-Pick Bonus Items: Yellow and Red Apples! These small organic yellow & red Macintosh apples are crunchy & delicious! CSA Members may pick from this any of the apple trees in our orchard, they are all ripe now. Ask us to point out the tree, and we can provide a bag if needed! This is a CSA Member benefit! :)
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 22-week-long season! To learn more: http://www.wishfulacresfarm.com/csa-program .
Where to Buy our Beer:
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Our Taproom! Wishful Acres Farm & Brewery, located between Freeport & Lena - Visiting Info
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 is located on our farm at 4679 N. Flansburg Rd, Lena IL You can contact us at: email@example.com or 815-990-2380