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Posted 9/6/2017 7:24am by Jennifer LaMonaca.

CSA 13: PICKUP WED 9/6, 1-6PM; SAT 9/9, 9AM-2PM

 

ON THE TABLE IN FARM SHOP… Butternut (AND Spaghetti/Buttercup), Lettuce mix, Kale, Arugula, Turnips (with greens for cooking if you like), Tomatoes (still hanging in there!), Eggplant, Peppers, Zucchini, Potatoes, Carrots, Leeks, Onions, Garlic.  Mix and Match options. Maybe Cucumbers – just coming in – could be next week.

 

PICK YOUR OWN… Green Beans, Flowers, Herbs.  Also a few Tomatillos.

 

ART SHOW SATURDAY… follow us on Facebook for more updates in next few days.  

 

  • When/Where: Sat 9/9, during Farm Shop 9AM-2PM.
  • Who: featuring 6 local artists from Hammonton, Egg Harbor, Port Republic, Laureldale and Ocean City.
  • What: lots of earthenware mugs/bowls/plates. AND wind chimes/door blessings/sculptures. ALSO pottery wheel demo!  
  • Price Range: $3-$75; each vendor accepting cash or check only.
  • Food: Hammerbacher baking on premises in new mobile oven! 
 

EXTRA JERSEY FRESH FOR SALE… Fresh Baked Breads and other provisions – Hammerbacher.  Also Chicken Sausages, Pasta, Cheeses, Eggs. Apples coming soon.

Thanks for supporting Local!

Posted 8/29/2017 5:58pm by Jennifer LaMonaca.

CSA 12 pickup Wed 8/30, 1-6PM, and Sat 9/2, 9AM-2PM.

 

ON THE TABLE IN FARM SHOP… Greens – Kale, Arugula. Zucchini back (new field, just coming in). Also Radish, Onions, Leeks, Garlic, Potatoes, Carrots, Beets, Eggplant, Peppers, Tomatoes.  Summer’s treats – Cantaloupe/Watermelon; AND a taste of fall – spaghetti/buttercup.  Mix and Match options

Winter squash tips: spaghetti squash – why the spots? it is a soil borne issue. When it rains, it splashes onto the fruit causing disease. The spots are superficial, they do not affect flavor, just storage capability; eat sooner than later.  Extras for sale – preserve the harvest – cook and freeze. New to “winter squashes”? Cut in half, scoop out seeds, place face down in glass baking dish, bake 375 until fork tender, remove flesh from rind and use in a variety of recipes – pies, quick breads, mac and cheese, soups. I always have a container of squash puree in fridge/freeze ready for a meal in the fall.  Enjoy!

PICK YOUR OWN… fields will be wet - bring your mucking shoes. 

  • Green Beans;
  • Flowers – plenty of sunnys and others;
  • Herbs – very nice Dill and Cilantro (near driveway, next to beans). Also a handful of Oregano/Thyme/Chives in 1 row near barn;
  • Tomatillos – let us know what you think – it’s our first year growing them;
  • Tomatoes – all good things must come to an end. 

EXTRA JERSEY FRESH FOR SALE…

  • Fresh Baked Breads AND other artesian provisions - Hammerbacher, EHC;
  • Corn AND Peaches – end of summer bbq's – Pastore Orchards, Hammonton (looking forward to apples next week!);
  • Cheeses (Mozzarella, Feta, Gouda, Ricotta)– Fulper Farms, Lambertville;
  • Chicken Sausages – Griggstown Farms, Princeton.
  • Eggs – Cycle Farms;
  • Pasta (Spaghetti, Ravioli, Gnocchi) – Red Room Café, Ventnor;
  • Farm Veggies – available in Farm Shop AND at Galloway Farmers Market. Adding new vendors weekly - come check it out!

A Community Note… Our thoughts and prayers are with Texas and Louisiana in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.  We send our love and support to our military and the police, fire fighters, medical personnel, volunteers and other responders who work together to relieve suffering and get help to those who need it. The human spirit is truly remarkable; we are one. Stay strong.

See you on the farm.

Posted 8/22/2017 5:46pm by Jennifer LaMonaca.

Week 11; Pickup Wed 8/23, 1-6PM and Sat 8/26, 9AM-2PM.

ON THE TABLE IN FARM SHOP… Arugula, Radish, Tomatoes (reds/oranges, plums), Leeks, Onions, Garlic, Spaghetti squash, Watermelon (yellow/reds), Cantaloupe, Potatoes, Beets, Carrots, Peppers (nice assortment of colors coming in), Eggplant.  Mix and Match options.  

PICK YOUR OWN…

 

  • New Green Beans – very tender, just coming in. 
  • Flowers – lots of sunflowers (don’t be shy!) and others – 1 big bunch of anything you like. 
  • Herbs – nice Dill and Cilantro (near driveway). Sad to say not a great basil season.  Instead, try Oregano/Thyme – I always roast cherry tomatoes in the oven with mixed herbs, amazing results! Also Chives. 
  • Cherry Tomatoes – get um while you can!  Roast in oven and freeze for later use. 
  • Tomatillos – new crop for us – look for ones breaking away from husks.  How about Salsa Verde?!
EXTRA JERSEY FRESH FOR SALE… Local farms supporting local farms (and artisans)!  We thank you for your patronage.
  • Peaches and Corn – Pastore Orchards, Hammonton.  Best season yet! 
  • Hammerbacher – fresh breads and provisions – warms the soul;
  • Pasta, homemade – ravioli, gnocchi, spaghetti – Red Room Café;
  • Cheeses, Fulper Farms;
  • Chicken Sausage, Griggstown Farms;
  • Eggs, Cycle Farms.

FARM UPDATES… Summer is fleeting, staff are back to college.  We say farewell and good luck to Carey and Jess – your efforts were much appreciated!  Others will go to part time (Gina and Katie) and we welcome new staff for the fall.  Ryan and I are better farmers surrounded by our farm family; we will miss you guys and thank you for being a part of it!   
 
 
GALLOWAY FARM MARKET… Support local. Sundays 10 am-1 pm, Galloway Municipal Complex.  Now through Oct.  Help spread the word and let’s grow this thing!  
See you on the Farm.
Posted 8/15/2017 7:45pm by Jennifer LaMonaca.

CSA Week 10: Hump Week!  Week 10, and 10 more to go. Pickup Wed 8/16, 1-6PM, and Sat 8/19, 9AM-2PM.

 

ON THE TABLE IN FARM SHOP…

Spaghetti squash (more “winter” squashes to follow in the coming weeks), Tomatoes (orange/reds), Leeks, Onions (red/yellow), Garlic, Cantaloupe, Watermelon, Eggplant, Peppers (bells/hots), Carrots, Beets, Potatoes, Cucumbers (last week),  No zucchini –back on the table in a few weeks, along with a new cucumber patch.  Looking ahead – arugula and other greens as we near end of Aug. 

 

PICK YOUR OWN…

  • Tomatoes – chocolate sprinkles becoming a new favorite in the fields! Sungolds and red cherry too.
  • Flowers - 1 bunch of anything you like.
  • Herbsnew cilantro, dill and basil, small, OK to pick – 3 rows near driveway.  Chives and a few others remain near pond.

EXTRAS FOR SALE…

  • Peaches and Corn;  
  • HAMMERBACHERfresh breads and baked goods (and bread/butter pickles in fridge);
  • Chicken Sausages – new varieties (apple, feta/spinach and more);
  • Cheeses (feta and ricotta), others sold out, back soon;
  • Eggs;  
  • Pasta - sold out, back next week.

See you on the farm - AND at the new Galloway Green Market! Sundays 10-1. Thanks for supporting our farm!

Posted 8/9/2017 6:32am by Jennifer LaMonaca.

Week 9 CSA Wed 8/9, 1-6PM, OR Sat 8/12, 9AM-2PM

 

ON THE TABLE IN FARM SHOP… Cantaloupe (eat quick! Keep in fridge until ready to use), Watermelon (yellow/reds), Tomatoes, Onion, Garlic, Peppers, Leeks, Potatoes, Carrots, Beets, Eggplant, Cabbage, Zucchini and Cucumbers.

  

PICK YOUR OWN… Wet fields. We apologize for our appearance, heavy rains making it difficult to maintain this field. Bring your mucking boots. 

  • Tomatoes - oranges, "chocolate" cherry, and reds. 
  • Herbs and Beans – where ever you can get in – we do have more planted on higher ground; harvest in a few weeks. Thanks for your understanding.
  • Flowers – easier to pick, not so wet, plenty of zinnia and others.

EXTRAS FOR SALE…

  • Corn and Peaches – Pastore Orchards, Hammonton;
  • Chicken Sausages – freezer stocked up! Griggstown Farms;
  • Cheeses, Fulper Farms (Gouda, Feta, Mozzarella, Ricotta);
  • Eggs, Cycle Farms.
  • Produce – see Shop for details, AND tell friends/family to visit us at the Galloway Farmers Market (Sundays, 10AM-1PM, Aug-Oct).

HAMMERBACHER… Fresh Breads and Baked Goods

Farm Notes: 

  • Preserve the harvest, extend the CSA season and value!  Carrots/Beets (in fridge drawer); Potatoes (in basket/pantry); Peppers/Onions (chop, freeze – stir fry mix); Eggplant (bread, bake/fry, freeze – eggplant parm in the winter months – a LaMonaca household must!). Tomatoes (fresh salsa, oven roast cherries, freeze sauces). 
  • Containersplease reuse quarts/pints – we are running low.  Thanks!
Posted 8/1/2017 5:57pm by Jennifer LaMonaca.

Week 8. Pickup Wed 8/2, 1-6PM, OR Sat 8/5, 9AM-2PM.

Summer fest!  All of the best summer has to offer in the Garden State!

 

ON THE TABLE IN FARM SHOP… Yellow Watermelon (wow your friends and family with this CSA special), Tomatoes (red/orange beef stakes), Onions (red/yellow), Potatoes (red/gold fingerlings – I really love this new variety!), Garlic, Cucumbers, Zucchini (green/yellow), Eggplant (classic/Sicilian), Peppers – green/lime bells, Sweet reds, and Hots (jalapeno/ancho), Carrots, Beets, Cabbage (cone/rounds).  Maybe Kale.  Ask about Garlic scapes and Kohlrabi (red/green) – we still have a few.  Mix and Match options. 

 

PICK YOUR OWN…

  • TOMATOES. 3 TYPES: Orange Sungolds; Deep red/green stripes (AKA chocolate sprinkles – I don’t know why!); AND classic Red Cherry type – linger through all rows for a sampling or choose your favorite.  Rows will be marked by variety – walkway mid field may denote another variety.
  • Herbs AND Flowers – fields drying out from 5 inches of rain last week (yikes!).  1 big bunch of each – your choice. 
  • BEANS – green/yellow. 
 

EXTRAS FOR SALE…

  • HAMMERBACHER. Fresh, handcrafted – Breads/Baked goods.  This husband and wife team give it everything they’ve got every week.  Thanks Paul and Lauren for providing our CSA with much love!  Check fridge for our farm pickles (bread/butters).
  • PEACHES AND CORN!  Pastore Orchards, Hammonton.  Our farm friends grow the best Jersey Fresh sweet corn and peaches in town!
  • Cheeses, farm fresh; Pasta – homemade (in small chest freezer), Chicken Sausages (in standup freezer); Eggs – thanks farmer Melanie!
Shout out to Boys and Girls Club of Atlantic City – thanks for visiting our farm!  Great job harvesting carrots and potatoes. Best wishes.
See you on the farm.
Posted 7/25/2017 7:16pm by Jennifer LaMonaca.

CSA #7 Pickup Wed 7/26, 1-6PM Or Sat 7/29, 9AM-2PM  

  

ON THE TABLE IN FARM SHOP… Garlic, Tomatoes (reds, orange heirlooms), Onions (red/yellow), Broccoli, Potatoes (reds), Eggplant (round Sicilian/classic types), Peppers (bells and hots), Cucumber, Zucchini, Carrots, Beets, Kale, and Cabbage.  Mix and Match options.  For die-hard fans – the last of the garlic scapes, kohlrabi and scallions – if you choose.

 

PICK YOUR OWN…

  • Tomatoes (orange Sungolds – a CSA favorite!), red cherry AND red/green striped grape type.  More Sungolds than other varieties – look low on plants, just coming in. 
  • Beans (green/yellow).
  • Herbs and Flowersnice big bunches of your choice – don’t be shy!
 

HAMMERBACHERfresh baked breads and other provisions – featuring herb breads (our parsley/cilantro), and farm Pickles (bread/butter, deli and lacto-fermented).

 

EXTRAS FOR SALE…

  • B&B produce, see Shop for details;
  • Pasta, homemade – Red Room Café;
  • Cheese (gouda, mozzarella, feta) – Fulper Farms;
  • Chicken sausages – Griggstown Farms;
  • Eggs – Cycle Farms; 
  • B&B T-shirts/bags – show off your farm! 

Thanks for supporting local; see you on the farm.

 

Posted 7/18/2017 5:23pm by Jennifer LaMonaca.

Week 6 CSA Pickup Wed 7/19, 1-6PM OR Sat 7/22, 9AM-2PM

Hot Week!  Bring water and take breaks as needed if picking.

ON THE TABLE IN FARM SHOP…Eggplant (Sicilian and classic), Peppers (bells and hots), Cabbage, Broccoli, Potatoes (reds), Zucchini (green/yellow), Onion (red/yellow), Cucumbers, Beets, Carrots, Kohlrabi (red/green), Kale, Garlic Scapes, Scallion.  Mix and Match options. WHAT ELSE YOU GOT?!  Not too far off… Tomatoes, Cantaloupe, Watermelons and Garlic!

 

PICK YOUR OWN…

  • Beans – new patch just coming in – green/yellow. 
  • Herbs. In order from field edge/pond – Cilantro, Basil (Italian), Parsley; Along the irrigation line, follow from barn to trees – Oregano, Thyme, Rosemary, Chives; And the next row over – Dill and Basil's (Lemon and Thai). 
  • Flowers – lots of sunflowers and others – 1 nice big bunch of anything!
  • Tomatoes – the crown jewel of the summer – just coming in.  Take a walk through and grab 1 or 2, a taste of what's to come! Please be careful not to knock off green ones ripening!  Look low on plants for the orange Sungolds and a few reds.
  • Blueberries - scarce.  You are welcome to pick, but not much out there.
 

Hammerbacher Provisions… Don’t miss out on Wednesday! Rustic, Hippie, Milk/Butter, Whole wheat (with blueberry honey), Brioche (with raspberry jam), Peach bread, SinBuns, Mini Peach/Blueberry Pies, and Knish (mashed potato/cheddar, and beet/chard/feta/brown rice).  Saturday’s list will be posted to Facebook soon.

LOCAL IN THE FRIDGE/FREEZER…

  • Chicken Sausages – Griggstown Farms, Princeton;
  • Pasta – Red Room Café, Ventnor;
  • Cheeses (Feta, Gouda, Mozzarella) – Fulper Farms, Lambertville;
  • Pickles (lacto fermented and deli types) – Hammerbacher, EHC.

See you on the farm!

Posted 7/11/2017 3:49pm by Jennifer LaMonaca.

CSA Week 5 Pickup; Wed 7/12, 1-6PM, OR Sat 7/15, 9AM-2PM.

 

ON THE TABLE IN FARM SHOP… Eggplant (round AND classic Italian types), Potatoes (reds), Peppers (just coming in – greens bell and jalapeno), Broccoli, Cucumbers, Zucchini (green/yellow), Scallions.  Mix and Match – Beets/Carrots/Cabbage, and Radish/Garlic scapes/Kale/Kohlrabi.  

  

PICK YOUR OWN…

  • Green beans. Could be last week for this patch; we have others planted for picking throughout season.
  • Flowers (lots of sunnys!) and others too, pick wherever you see color. 1 bunch of anything, can be all sunnys or a mixed bouquet.
  • Herbs (more to pick closer to trees/end of rows) – Cilantro, Basil (Italian, Lemon and Thai).  Others – thyme, rosemary, dill, oregano, chives – small, but you can still pick, it will help them grow.
  • Blueberriescould be last week – better picking closer to driveway in taller variety.  Thank you for your patronage! 
Updates…cherry tomatoes…getting closer, 1-2 weeks.
 

EXTRAS FOR SALE…

  • Produce – bring a friend and show off your farm! CSA Shares Sold Out, but we can sell extras we have in bulk. See price list posted in shop.
  • Fresh Baked breads and other goods – check fridge too for pickles and other things - Hammerbacher.
  • Eggs (these chicks eat good, they love our veggie scraps!), Cycle Farms.
  • Homemade Pasta (in the freezer) – gnocchi, fettuccini, rigatoniRed Room Café, Ventnor.
  • Farmstead CheesesFeta, Gouda (a white goat/cow blend), Mozzarella – Fulper Farms.
  • Chicken Sausages (in the freezer), Griggstown Farms.
See you on the farm!
Posted 7/4/2017 3:43pm by Jennifer LaMonaca.

ON THE TABLE IN FARM SHOP… Scallions, Radish, Cabbage, Broccoli, Cucumbers, Zucchini (green/yellow), Beets, Carrots, Lettuce, Kale, Kohlrabi, Garlic Scapes (make the pesto!!!) and maybe some other greens.

  

PICK YOUR OWN… Beans (green/yellow), Herbs AND Flowers! AND Blueberries.

  • Beans: Lots of Beans!  Extras for sale. 
  • Flowers/Herbs: Please bring your own scissors, AND a small jar/cup for getting flowers/herbs home fresh and lively; something that will fit in your cup holder. Light on herbs and flowers, they will get bigger and fill in as we pick throughout summer. 
  • Herbs – Cilantro, Basil (Italian and Lemon), Parsley, Chives, Rosemary, and Thyme – snip what you need for the week. 
 

Farmer Tip: flowers – as you cut in field, strip leaves from stems and drop on ground; hold bouquet together w/ rubber band. Same for Herbs too, place in same jar with flowers.  I keep together on my counter and use herbs as needed throughout the week.   
 
Farm Updates… Crew working hard, and on the 4th of July, bringing in the harvest for Week 4 CSA.  Many thanks to the crew for their support, and for a job well done.  In addition to the weekly harvest of all the healthy veggies, we are tending to fall crops in the greenhouse, transplanting and seeding in the fields, weeding and so on.  And the heat and humidity add another layer to the cake!  On a personal side, farmer Ryan spent a week in the hospital for probably Lymes, still trying to diagnose.  He is OK and back on the farm on light duty. Thanks for all the well wishes! As a result, our inventory of extras for sale – the cheeses, pasta are low; Ryan handles this for me.  We should be stocked up again in the coming week. Also, look forward to local corn and peaches soon from our farm friends in Hammonton.
 
  
 
Fresh Baked Breads and baked goods, Hammerbacher…sure to please!  On hand every Wed and Sat until sold out. 
 
See you on the Farm!