Paint this weekend! New brown ale, CSA apple picking, plus more Brew & Farm News!
Last chance to sign up for the painting class with artist Mia! We still have a handful of spots left - Scroll down for more details.
CSA Farm Members, your veggie list for this week can be found toward the end of this newsletter. Please note that we have u-pick yellow AND red apples available this week for all CSA members! More details on this in the CSA section below.
Farm CSA Members: Group A half-share members and Full Share members, you are scheduled to pickup your organic vegetable shares this weekend. Scroll down for details on this week's CSA items.
Join us for "Brew & Brush" on Saturday, August 18 from 11:00-1:00 or Sunday, August 19, from 12:00-2:00 pm. Ages 21+. In this class, you'll create this summer scene painting 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 summer 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,1 drink token (1 pint glass of our homemade craft beers or a homemade root beer), and door prize 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:
Heirloom Tomatoes!!!- We've reached the PEAK of the tomato harvest! Almost half of your entire share this week will consist of tomatoes! You'll get plenty of regular sized slicing tomatoes, as well as plenty of cherry tomatoes. Please pick up your share promptly during tomato season, our tomatoes are very perishable and we do not refrigerate them for best taste. Tomatoes in your share include:
Garlic - Freshly harvested, this small garlic bulb will still be crunchy!
Summer Squash & Patty Pan Squash- A nice bag of light green Middle Eastern variety zucchini, yellow crookneck, and patty pan summer squashes
Hot Peppers- A few large chili peppers & some smaller jalapeno too.
Basil- Yum, fresh basil! Great with your fresh tomatoes!
Asian Cucumbers - 3 of these in each of your shares. Asian cucumbers are longer than a regular cucumber, similar to the "English" or "burpless" type of long cucumbers you see wrapped in plastic in grocery stores. Our favorite type of cucumber!
Cucumbers - 5 in each of your shares!
Bell Pepper - Sweet bell peppers. You'll see 2 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:
Our beer is available for purchase at the following locations:
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