Thank you for voting us Best of Loudoun!
Crop Talk: February 2, 2014
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What an Honor! 

      

Thanks to you, we were voted Best in all 4 of the Agriculture Categories in which we were eligible!

  • Best Agritourism Attraction/Event
  • Best CSA
  • Best Farm
  • Best Pick-Your-Own Farm/ Orchard.

We wouldn't be here without you! We are humbled and honored to be your farmers. Congratulations also to three of our public Group Site hosts! Alison Sonak of Sonak Family Wellness for being named best Dietitian, 7Company Weightloss & Wellness for being named best Weight Loss Center and Leesburg Chiropractic for winning both Best Chiropractor and Best Massage Therapist!  We are honored they are part of our CSA Community! 

 

To top it all off, our wedding catering partner at Bluemont Vineyard, Savoir Fare was named Best Catering Company.

 

We are proud to serve you and to be in such great company!     Click Here to see all the winners! 

 

Be sure to like our facebook and follow us on  Twitter  @TheFarmerSay and @ElmerThePig for the lastest news of the farm.  We appreciate it when you share our link on your page showing your friends how you support local help keep our CSA running strong.

Welcome Nova Medical & Urgent Care Center
New Group site in Ashburn! Nova Med

Join our newest group site and save $100 off single delivery! 
Thursday pickup until 7:30pm
21787 Filigree Ct.
Ashburn, VA 20147
A multi-specialty, integrative practice, that minimizes the need to seek multiple doctors and disciplines to attain comprehensive, cost effective, and sensitive care. Find out more about their mission HERE. Email csa@greatcountryfarms.com if you would like to switch to this site.
 Deep Dish Chicken Pot Pie for a Cold Winter Night
Recipe from Sonak Family Wellness  and Alison Sonak, Loudoun's Best Nutritionist!Chix Pot Pie
 

1 lb boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into 1 inch pieces

� cup Italian Dressing

4 oz Neufchatel low fat Cream cheese, cubed

 2 tbsp flour

1/2 cup low sodium organic chicken broth

1 pkg  organic frozen mixed vegetables (any leftover frozen CSA vegetables from last year?).

1 refrigerated pie crust

 

Preheat oven to 375. Cook chicken in Italian dressing in a large skillet for 2 min. Add light cream cheese, cook and stir until melted. Add flour; mix well. Add broth and vegetables; simmer 5 minutes

Pour mixture into creased pie plate.

Arrange pie crust on top of filling, flute edges.

Cut four slits in crust to allow steam to escape

Bake 30 minutes until crust is golden brown.

Homemade Salsa & Zucchini Chips
SalsaRecipe from 7 Company, Loudoun's Best Weight Loss Center! 

Salsa:
  • 2 Cups of Fresh Tomatoes
  • � Cup of Cilantro
  • � Cup of Chopped Onions
  • 1 Clove Garlic
  • 1 Whole Jalapino - Quartered and Sliced - Seeds and membrane
  • removed/ or with if want more hot.
  • � tsp Ground Cumin.
  • � tsp Salt
  • 1 Splenda - Optional
  • � Whole Lime Juice

Combine the above in blender - Pulse until you get the consistency you like.

Zucchini Chips:

  • 3 medium zucchini, sliced into 1/4-inch chips
  • 2 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt, pepper to taste
  • 2 oz. grated parmesan cheese.

Preheat oven to 450�F. Toss zucchini slices with lemon juice, olive oil, salt and pepper. Spread out on in a single layer on a jelly roll pan. Roast 7 minutes. Turn zucchini over. Roast another 7-8 minutes.

The Wellness Challenge
Wellness ChallengeWellness Connection Event
Feb 3rd- Aug 28th. Call Them Today!

Start the new year off right! Get your friends, family, neighbors together and join the three-month Wellness Challenge.
Lose weight the healthy way
  • Discover the best foods for you
  • Find exercise you really like
  • Experiment in the kitchen
  • and more!
You could win a year's worth of free wellness services at the Wellness Connection.
Congratulations to Leesburg Chiropractic!
The have been voted among the "Best of Loudoun" in TWO Categories
Leesburg Chiro
Chiropractor- Dr. Josh Sampson  Massage Therapist- Julie Bertin, CMT

We love to support our group site partners! In celebration of winning, they are offering 50% off a 60 minute massage! This is very rare and limited to schedule availability (one per person... great Valentine's Day gift)
In addition, they are offering our CSA Members a special $20 off any services during the month of February. www.leesburgchiro.com.
Farm News
Employment
Opportunities
Be a farmer and join us for the 2014 season! We are looking for individuals interested in being a field trip tour guide starting in April Tues-Friday or a CSA Delivery Driver from June-October, Tues-Friday. Contact CSA@GreatCountryFarms.com for more information about the positions.
Upcoming Events
February 15 
Visit us at the
Loudoun Grown Expo
 
Reservations in March Date TBD
Chick Program


April 5th & 6th
Opening Day: 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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