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Crop Talk: January 13, 2014
The Newsletter of Great Country Farms
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U-Pick, U-Play, U-Grow

Holy Cross Abbey Provides Fertile Land for CSA

  Zucchini plants at HCA  

This is our third year to partner with Holy Cross Abbey with planting on their fertile soil along the Shenandoah River only 10 minutes from our GCF location.  We have plan to increase our plantings this season and the river provides excellent irrigation that has been a significant enhancement to our production quality and volume. This provides us more opportunity to add new variety of produce to our CSA boxes and leaving more fields at the farm for u-pick. You can find out more about the Abbey and check out their creamed honey by visiting their website here.

 

Only 2 More Weeks to Reserve your 2014 CSA before we open it up to our wait list so be sure to reserve your share today!


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~NEW~ CSA Group Site
Welcome Leesburg Chiropractic & Massage!
Leesburg Chiro
Our newest Public Group Site is the Leesburg Chiropractic & Massage located in Leesburg, VA. Save $100 off  home delivery by picking up your CSA box at this or any of our public group locations. Your spine is the primary foundation of your body and naturally protects your nervous system. The chiropractic approach to better health is to detect, reduce, and prevent structural imbalances that cause pain and nervous system dysfunction.

Email us if you would like to switch to this location or check out all the Public Group Site options by clicking HERE.
~NEW~ Earn a FREE CSA
Host a Private Group Site of 15 and get your CSA FREE 

 Want to enjoy your CSA at no charge this season and build CSA in your community?  Ask your neighbors, CSA Boxes friends, family or coworkers and bring together 15 health enthusiasts wanting to eat more fruits and veggies this season. Be the host of your delivery group site of 15 and you receive one CSA Share (1 box) for FREE. That's a $600 produce value delivered to your door. Want more details? Contact us at CSA@GreatCountryFarms.com and we will gladly send you more information on how to get started with a group site today.
~NEW~ CSA Pickup $avings
Save $30 by packing your own produce

For the 2014 season those who Farm Marketpack their own produce now get a $30 savings! Packing your own CSA enables you to choose the size and freshness of each item. To make packing your own quick and easy, we will provide a list of produce and are reorganizing the market based on your CSA survey feedback so all CSA produce is close together.  We will even give you one of our cloth bags to reuse all season!  Send an email or CSA@greatcountryfarms.com or reply to this message to sign up for the pack your own pick up share and ensure you receive your discount.
 Winter Recipe
Warm Lentil & Kale Salad Kale Salad
 
Check out this super greens recipe to chase the winter blues.  Here, protein- and fiber-rich brown lentils star alongside roasted carrots, saut´┐Żed onions and earthy kale in a salad that shows off bold tastes, textures and colors. A small amount of crisped prosciutto lends meaty, savory flavor without much extra fat.
Click Here for the recipe
Grand Opening: Egg Hunt & Marshmallow Harvest
APRIL 5 & 6, 2014

Save the date for our grand opening! After a long cold winter, nothing chases away the chill like a visit to the farm! Join us for the first "crop" of the spring-- Marshmallow Picking!! Do marshmallow peeps grow on trees? Be sure to check it out and harvest a few to roast on the bonfire with Farmer Bob.
Farm News
When to Sign Up
CSA is now open for sign up! Please log on to your account to confirm your details and make a payment.

New Members will be able to sign up Monday, January 27th so reserve your space today!
Upcoming Events
February 15 
Visit us at the
 
March Date TBD
Peep Reservations Open

April 5th & 6th
Grand Opening: Egg Hunt & Marshmallow Harvest

April 6th
951 Hill Run at Bluemont Vineyard

Contact Us
Great Country Farms
540-554-2073
18780 Foggy Bottom Rd.,
Bluemont, VA 20135
csa@greatcountryfarms.com
www.greatcountryfarms.com
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