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2017

  • October 17, 2017
    Season’s end, season’s beginning… In this week’s shares… Now in our farm store… Fall CSA info – sign-up now… Order Thanksgiving turkeys now… Looking for site managers for Lakewood… Looking for corporate sites… Recipes… Food, farming, environment in the news…
  • October 10, 2017
    More important deadlines… In this week’s shares… Now in our farm store… Fall CSA info – sign-up now… Looking for site managers for Lakewood… Looking for corporate sites… Recipes… Area events – Farm-to-table cooking class… Food, farming, environment in the news…
  • October 3, 2017
    Important deadlines… In this week’s shares… Now in our farm store… Fall CSA info – sign-up now… Looking for site managers for Lakewood… Looking for corporate sites… Recipes… Area events – Farm-to-table cooking class… Food, farming, environment in the news…
  • September 26, 2017
    Vegetables bring us together… In this week’s shares… Now in our farm store… Schedule make-up shares now… Fall CSA info – sign-up now… Stew beef still on sale… Looking for site managers for Lakewood… Looking for corporate sites… Recipes… Area events – Veggie U Food & Wine Gala Saturday… Food, farming, environment in the news…
  • September 19, 2017
    It’s apple season… In this week’s shares… Now in our farm store… Schedule make-up shares now… Fall CSA info – sign-ups starting soon… Members-only beef sale… Recipes… Area events – Sign up now for next CSA class… Food, farming, environment in the news…
  • September 12, 2017
    Fall harvest festival fun… In this week’s shares… Now in our farm store… Fall CSA info – sign-ups starting soon… Schedule make-up shares now… Members-only beef sale… Recipes… Area events – Sign up now for next CSA class… Food, farming, environment in the news…
  • September 5, 2017
    Fall harvest festival this Saturday… In this week’s shares… Now in our farm store… Members-only beef sale… Recipes… Area events – Sign up now for next CSA class… Food, farming, environment in the news…
  • August 29, 2017
    Sapore dinner a huge success… In this week’s shares… Now in our farm store… Members-only beef sale… A note from happy first-year members… Recipes… Fall harvest festival around the corner… Area events – Sign up now for next CSA class… Food, farming, environment in the news…
  • August 22, 2017
    Sign up now for the August CSA cooking class… In this week’s shares… Farmers market at Sapore to include beef, chicken & pork… Now in our farm store… Recipes… Save the date… Food, farming, environment in the news…
  • August 15, 2017
    Farm stands… In this week’s shares… IMPORTANT: Vacation holds… Farmers market at Sapore to include beef, chicken & pork… Farmer ride-along calendar… New in our farm store… Recipes… Get pro-rated pricing for rest of season… Save the date… Area events – Sign up now for next CSA class… Food, farming, environment in the news…
  • August 8, 2017
    Your own private farmers market… In this week’s shares… Save the date… Farmer ride-along calendar… New in our farm store… How to access our farm store… Recipes… Never too late to sign up for the rest of the season… Join us for a farmers market at Sapore… Area events – Next CSA class Aug. 25… Food, farming, environment in the news…
  • August 1, 2017
    CSA cooking class fun… In this week’s shares… Save the date… Farmer ride-along calendar… New in our farm store… How to access our farm store… Recipes… Never too late to sign up for the rest of the season… Area events – Next CSA class Aug. 25… Food, farming, environment in the news…
  • July 25, 2017
    Trusted connections… In this week’s shares… Save the date… Farmer ride-along calendar… New in our farm store… How to access our farm store… Recipes… Never too late to sign up for the rest of the season… Area events – Next CSA class Aug. 25… Food, farming, environment in the news…
  • July 18, 2017
    Relationships… In this week’s shares… Now available in our farm store… Reminder: Schedule your July 4 make-up share… Recipes… Farm store access… Sign up now for the rest of the season… Letters from our members… Area events – first CSA cooking class this week… Food, farming, environment in the news…
  • July 11, 2017
    In this week’s shares… Now available in our farm store… Pastured chicken available Saturday at some sites… Recipes… Alert! Organic-only shares this week… It’s never too late to sign up for a share… Area events – first CSA cooking class this week… Food, farming, environment in the news…
  • July 4, 2017
    Learning to cook CSA veggies… In this week’s shares… No deliveries today… Now available in our farm store… IMPORTANT INFO: Vacation holds… Pastured chicken available Saturday at some sites… Recipes… It’s never too late to sign up for a share… Area events – first CSA cooking class this week… Cooking class highlights… Food, farming, environment in the news…
  • June 27, 2017
    Settling in… In this week’s shares… The farm store is open… No deliveries July Fourth… Now available in our farm store… Vacation holds – IMPORTANT INFO… Pastured chicken available Saturday at some sites… Recipes… It’s never too late to sign up for a share… Area events – first CSA cooking class this week… Food, farming, environment in the news…
  • June 20, 2017
    Working out the kinks… In this week’s shares… Farm Store opening soon… Sign up for our first farm visit… It’s never too late to sign up for a share… Food, farming, environment in the news…
  • June 13, 2017
    Hard at work… In this week’s shares… Tips for handling greens… First farm tour this Saturday… It’s never too late to sign up for a share… Area events… Food, farming, environment in the news…
  • June 6, 2017
    In this week’s shares… Season kick-off… Pick-up instructions… In this week’s shares… Now in our farm store… Vacation holds… Ordering extras… Add a reminder to your calendar… Chicken available at Family Karate Saturday… Recipes… Invaluable tips for CSA members… Sign up for our first farm visit…
  • May 23, 2017
    Caring… Sign up for your share now-season kicks off June 6… Beachwood added to pick-up site list… CSA cooking classes at LPSCI… Farm-to-table dinner featuring GFF produce Aug. 23… Strawberries on tap for first farm visit… Food, farming, environment in the news…
  • April 18, 2017
    Lettuce celebrate… Friendly reminder… Enter the GFF poster-hanging contest… Tell a friend, earn farm-store cash… Time to sign up for your share and more!
  • April 1, 2017
    Tentative pick-up site list… Need ideas for sites in Beachwood and Hudson… Time to sign up for your share and more…
  • February 13, 2017
    Winter Warehouse Sale Feb. 25… National CSA Signup Day is Feb. 24… Spring Into the Garden with us at Lowe’s in March… Important info for Summer 2017 CSA… Corporate pop-ins… Follow us on Instagram…

2016

  • December 8, 2016
    Shares make the best gifts… In this week’s shares… Summer CSA 2017 pricing… New CSA software… Stock your freezers for the long winter… Corporate pop-ins… Recipes… Local events… Farming, environment, local food in the news…
  • December 1, 2016
    Shop local… In this week’s shares… How to handle your leafy greens… Early-bird sign-ups coming soon!… Stock your freezers with pork & beef… Corporate pop-ins… Local gift-giving guide… Recipes… Farming, environment, local food in the news…
  • November 22, 2016
    No pick-ups week of Thanksgiving…
  • November 17, 2016
    Looking ahead… In this week’s shares… Free spaghetti squash… Corporate pop-ins… Pork & beef available… Turkey pick-up times announced… Recipes… Farming, environment, local food in the news…
  • November 10, 2016
    Cooler… In this week’s shares… Corporate pop-ins… Pumpkins & squash… Pork & beef now available… Gobble gobble… Recipes… Area events… Farming, environment, local food in the news…
  • November 3, 2016
    Colorful… In this week’s shares… Pumpkins & squash… Pork & beef now available… Gobble gobble… Recipes… Area events… Farming, environment, local food in the news…
  • October 27, 2016
    A warm welcome… In this week’s shares… Start dates for fall… Ordering extras… Talking turkey… Recipes… Area events… Farming, environment, local food in the news…
  • October 18, 2016
    Thankful… In this week’s shares… Last week to order full season of fall shares… Talking turkey… Recipes… Area events… Farming, environment, local food in the news…
  • October 11, 2016
    In this week’s shares… Don’t miss out on a fall share… Potatoes… Recipes… Area events… Farming, environment, local food in the news…
  • October 4, 2016
    Lighten up… In this week’s shares… In our farm store… Fall shares available now… Got corn stalks… Recipes… Area events… Farming, environment, local food in the news…
  • September 27, 2016
    Comfort… In this week’s shares… In our farm store… Fall Harvest Celebration… Fall shares available now… Recipes… Area events… Farming, environment, local food in the news…
  • September 20, 2016
    Grow… In this week’s shares… Sweet corn… In our farm store… Fall Harvest Farm Tour… Premium Pastured Meats… Pepper Guide… Recipes… Area events… Farming, environment, local food in the news…
  • September 13, 2016
    Fall… In this week’s shares… Non-organic apples in shares this week… Calling all carnivores – order your meat share now… In our farm store… Oct. 1 farm event details… Vacation holds: schedule make-ups by Sept. 27… Recipes… Area events…
  • September 6, 2016
    Team effort… In this week’s shares… In our farm store… Squash… Save the date! Next farm tour announced… Farmers to visit pick-up sites… Make-up shares… Recipes…
  • August 30, 2016
    Feedback… In this week’s shares… Melons… New items in our farm store… Meat share… Recipes… Area events… Farming, environment, local food in the news…
  • August 23, 2016
    Feedback… In this week’s shares… Melons… New items in our farm store… Meat share… Recipes… Area events… Farming, environment, local food in the news…
  • August 15, 2016
    Transitions… In this week’s shares… Now in our farm store… A few questions… On-the-go meal ideas… Recipes… Area events… Farming, environment, local food in the news…
  • August 9, 2016
    Personal… In this week’s shares… Hail… Now in our farm store… Vacation hold follow-up… Recipes… Area events… Farming, environment, local food in the news…
  • August 2, 2016
    Share… In this week’s shares… Now in our farm store… Peaches… Fill your grill with grass-fed beef… Recipes… Member of the Week… Area events… Farming, environment, local food in the news…
  • July 26, 2016
    In this week’s shares… Now in our farm store… Vacation Holds 101… Last call for our first farm visit Wednesday… Beef sale… Recipes… Farming, environment, local food in the news…
  • July 19, 2016
    Support… In this week’s shares… Now in our farm store.. First farm visit July 27… REMINDER: No downtown deliveries during the RNC… Cook-out special.. Recipes… Area events… Farming, environment, local food in the news…
  • July 12, 2016
    Connections… In this week’s shares… Now in our farm store… First farm night announced… REMINDER: No downtown deliveries during the RNC… Recipes… Area events… Farming, environment, local food in the news…
  • July 5, 2016
    Independent… In this week’s shares… Now in our farm store… Eggs, cheese and more… Vacation holds… Shares still available… Looking for corporate sites… Attention: No downtown deliveries during the RNC… Recipes… Salmon available… Area events… Farming, environment, local food in the news…
  • June 30, 2016
    Looking for corporate sites along the I-271 corridor… Attention: No downtown deliveries during the RNC… Storage tips for some of this week’s produce… Recipes and more…
  • June 21, 2016
    Teamwork… In this week’s shares… Now in our farm store… New & unusual vegetables… Extras – software issues… Tips for handling lettuce & other greens… Sincere thanks… Recipes… Area events… Farming, environment, local food in the news…
  • June 14, 2016
    In this week’s shares… Now in our farm store… Ordering extras… Vacation holds… What veggie is this… Site updates… Share terminology and more…
  • June 6, 2016
    In this week’s shares… Now in our farm store… Shares still available… Pick-up instructions by site… Recipes by Rachel and more…
  • May 17, 2016
    Close… New site – Mayfield Village… Our full schedule… Spring recipes… Area events… Farming, environment, local food in the news…
  • April 23, 2016
    Updates, preseason sale at Montessori High School, new sites…
  • April 23, 2016
    Spread the word… and volunteer ops!
  • April 4, 2016
    The real start of spring… and exciting additions coming soon to our farm store.

2015

  • December 15, 2015
    CSA shares make wonderful gifts! Plus – our local gift guide.
  • December 8, 2015
    Summer season 2016 details – Early bird discount! And local gift guide.
  • Autumn 2015 CSA Program – December 3, 2015
    Peaceful; In this week’s shares; Summer season 2016 details; Local gift guide; Recipes(Simple Fall Spinach Salad, Curried Apple & Sweet Potato Soup, Angel Hair Pasta with Shallots, Garlic, Broccoli & Lemon); Salmon available throughout fall season…
  • Autumn 2015 CSA Program – November 19, 2015
    Lists; In this week’s sharesl No deliveries Thanksgiving week; Final extras ordering; Recipes – tons this week – plus suggested Thanksgiving menus; Gifts for the locavore on your list; Salmon available throughout fall season; Farming, environment, local food in the news…
  • Autumn 2015 CSA Program – November 12, 2015
    Feedback; In this week’s shares; Holiday sale; Reminder: No deliveries Thanksgiving week; New in the farm store; Recipes (Sweet Potato Pie, Butternut Squash Risotto, Easy Sautéed Spinach, Sweet and Sour Chinese Cabbage Rolls); Avoid the Butterball Conspiracy; Salmon available throughout fall season; Farming, environment, local food in the news…
  • Autumn 2015 CSA Program – November 5, 2015
    Unusual; In this week’s shares; Extras ordering deadline is Sunday at midnight; Recipes (Roasted Root Veggie Fajitas, Spring Radish Crostini with Creamy Herb Butter, Roasted Napa Cabbage); Salmon still available; If you’re concerned about GMOs in your food; Farming, environment, local food in the news…
  • Autumn 2015 CSA Program – October 29, 2015
    Cozy, In this week’s shares, New ordering deadlines, Sold out, Recipes (Harvest Minestrone, Chicken Tortellini Soup, Jack-o-Lantern Soup and 5-Ingredient Sweet Potato Black Bean Chili), Salmon still available, Area events, Farming, Environment, Local food in the news…
  • Autumn 2015 CSA Program – October 22, 2015
    A warm welcome, In this week’s shares, Start dates, Ordering extras, Filet mignon special, Recipes (Roasted Radishes and Carrots, Sautéed Bok Choy, Roasted Cauliflower, Veggie Stuffed Banana Peppers), Salmon still available, McCormick takes organic herbs mainstream, Area events, Farming, Environment, Local food in the news…
  • Summer 2015 CSA Program – October 14, 2015
    Thankful… In this week’s shares… Sign up for fall shares now… Farm help needed… Recipes (Santa Fe Turkey Stuffed Peppers, Kale and White Bean Soup, Roasted Pumpkin Filled with Everything Good, Apple Pie Bars)… Laura Novak’s column… Salmon still available… Area events… Farming, environment, local food in the news…
  • Summer 2015 CSA Program – October 6, 2015
    Healthy habits… In this week’s shares… Organic-only alert… Fall shares… New in the farm store this week… Recipes (Acorn Squash and Pear Soup, Zucchini Fritters, How to Roast a Pie Pumpkin, Hearty Vegetable Soup with Roasted Tomatoes)… Meghan McCarthy’s blog… Story of a farmer who took on Monsanto… Salmon still available… Area events… Farming, environment, local food in the news…
  • Summer 2015 CSA Program – September 29, 2015
    Cooperative spirit… In this week’s shares… Organic-only alert… Fall shares… New in the farm store this week… Ordering extras from the farm store… Farm country outings… Tips for freezing herbs… Recipes (Sautéed Greens, Turnip and Potato Patties)… Laura Novak’s column… Salmon still available… Area events… Farming, environment, local food in the news…
  • Summer 2015 CSA Program – September 22, 2015
    Common ground… In this week’s shares… Fall shares… Organic-only alert… New products… New in the farm store this week… Ordering extras from the farm store… Recipes (Kohlrabi & Apple Slaw with Creamy Coleslaw Dressing, Vichyssoise, Tasty Vegetarian Chili)… Meghan MCarthy’s blog… Salmon for sale… Area events… Farming, environment, local food in the news…
  • Summer 2015 CSA Program – September 15, 2015
    Transitions… In this week’s… Fall shares… Taste Granola… Bulk items still available… Recipe winners announced… Recipes (Summer Succotash Panzanella, Green Smoothie, Savory Bread Pudding with Butternut Squash, Chard & Cheddar, Butternut Mac ‘n’ Cheese, Late Summer Harvest Pasta)… Canning 101… Laura Novak’s column… Salmon available… Area events… Farming, environment, local food in the news…
  • Summer 2015 CSA Program – September 8, 2015
    Sustainable… In this week’s shares… Weather report… Taste Granola joins GFF… Salmon available TODAY! at St. Andrew’s… New in the farm store… Recipes (Grilled Bell Peppers with Goat Cheese, Spaghetti Squash with Feta, Black Olives & Basil)… Meghan McCarthy’s blog… Area events… Farming, environment, local food in the news…
  • Summer 2015 CSA Program – September 1, 2015
    Heritage… In this week’s shares… Oops… Spicy… Salmon available at some sites… September farm visit… New in the farm store… Recipes (Crockpot Stuffed Pepper Soup, Easy Fingerling Potato Salad with Creamy Dill Dressing, How to Caramelize Onions, Cantaloupe Ice Pops )… Laura Novak’s column… Area events… Farming, environment, local food in the news…
  • Summer 2015 CSA Program – August 25, 2015
    Together… In this week’s shares… Weather report… Software… New in the farm store… Recipes… Meghan McCarthy’s blog… Area events… Farming, environment, local food in the news…
  • Summer 2015 CSA Program – August 18, 2015
    Possibilities… In this week’s shares… Farm tour this Saturday…
    ATTENTION: Organic-only shares this week… Weather report… Shares still available – tell your friends… New in the farm store… Recipes… Laura Novak’s column… 10 ecological experiences everyone should have in NEO… Area events… Farming, environment, local food in the news…
  • Summer 2015 CSA Program – August 11, 2015
    Abundance… In this week’s shares… ATTENTION: Organic-only shares this week!… New in the farm store… Farm tour announcement… Recipes (Zucchini Nightmare)… Healthy Living Blog by Meghan McCarthy… All-star chefs change the way we farm & eat… Shares still available – tell your friends… Area events… Farming, environment, local food in the news…
  • Summer 2015 CSA Program – August 4, 2015
    Balance… this week’s shares… accessing account online… grass-fed beef… in the store this week… recipes (Salad Nicoise, Summer Corn Chowder, Aloo Gobi, )… The Food Activist Handbook… Laura Novak’s column… area events and more…
  • Summer 2015 CSA Program – July 28, 2015
    Fast food… In this week’s shares… Weather report… Shares still available – tell your friends… Recipes (Simple Cucumber Salad, Gazpacho a la Mrs. Landesman, Spanish Tomato Toast, Smoky Eggplant Dip, Vegetable Grill Packs)… Live & farm in the national park… Laura Novak’s column – Beautiful, bountiful basil… Area events… local food in the news…
  • Summer 2015 CSA Program – July 21, 2015
    Different… In this week’s shares… Weather report… Organic-only shares… Shares still available – tell your friends… New in the online farm store this week… Recipes (Eggplant Cutlets, Pasta Salad, Blueberry Streusal Bars, Paleo Zucchini Chips)… Leaping Lettuce… Area events… and Farming, environment, local food in the news…
  • Summer 2015 CSA Program – July 14, 2015
    Variety in food shares… This week’s shares… Weather… Shares available… Makeup shares for July 4 pickups… Organic-only shares… Lowe’s site needs volunteers… New in the store… Recycling… Recipes: Kohlrabi and Carrot Fritters, Cucumber Soup with Mint, Creamy Ravioli with Squash, Lemon and Chives, Stuffed Pattypan Squash… Area events… In the news…
  • Summer 2015 CSA Program – July 7, 2015
    Real food… This week’s shares… Attn: organic-only shares & Catholic Montessori pickup instructions… Lowe’s site needs volunteers… New in the store… Recipes: Blueberry-Banana Smoothie, Cilantro-Lime Slaw, Grilled Tomato, Onion and Bread Salad, Zucchini Pancakes… Nourished by sunlight… Foods as medicine… Area events and more…
  • Summer 2015 CSA Program – June 30, 2015
    No deliveries July 4… This week’s shares… Additional veggies available online… Recipes using garlic scapes, kohlrabi, scallions, daikon radishes, cukes, squash… Why go organic… Women under 30 changing food and more…
  • Summer 2015 CSA Program – June 23, 2015
    Connecting… This week’s shares… Share sizes… Weather report… Farm tour details… Spaces still available.. Recipes (using bok choy, beets, zucchini and basil)… Unidentified flying vegetables… Organic is non-GMO and more…
  • Summer 2015 CSA Program – Update on Farm Tour
    The farm tour has been rescheduled to Tuesday, June 30.
  • Summer 2015 CSA Program – June 16, 2015
    This Week’s Shares… Weather Report… Farm Tour… Kohlrabi, Garlic & Cucumber Recipes… Eat Freaky… VegVoyage 2015… Still Accepting Members and more…
  • Summer 2015 CSA Program – June 9, 2015
    This Week’s Shares… Extras… Tips for Greens… Scape, Rhubarb & Bok Choy Recipes… Still Accepting Members and more…
  • Summer 2015 CSA Program – June 2, 2015
    Welcome to the 2015 Summer CSA program… pickup site info… still accepting members… organic-only shares and more…
  • Preseason 2015 – May 14, 2015
    Joining a CSA = making a difference… due date extended to May 22… recipe contest… downtown and west side sites, new sites… events and more…
  • Preseason 2015 – May 7, 2015
    Mothers… Recipe contest… Sign up now!… New sites and changes… Area events…
  • Preseason 2015 – April 30, 2015
    Summer season getting closer… still time to sign up (until May 15)… Downtown and west side sites… Recipe & Spread the Word contests and more…
  • Preseason 2015 – April 17, 2015
    Signs of spring… heartfelt thanks to members Joe and Dorrie Keough… you asked for it–a cheese share…
  • Preseason 2015 – April 2, 2015
    Sweet maple syrup season… summer pick-up locations… we need office equipment! and spread the word about the CSA…
  • Preseason 2015 – March 5, 2015
    Warm thoughts of Summer Season… pickup locations for 2015… flyer contest… grass-fed beef and more…
  • Preseason 2015 – January 29, 2015
    A time of renewal at the farms… sign up for Summer 2015 shares… a heartfelt thanks… beef and pork sales… CSA member discussion group on Facebook and more…

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