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       Fall Week  3                      Geauga Family Farm CSA                           Nov. 15, 2018 

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"He who thanks
but with the lips
Thanks but in part;
The full, the true Thanksgiving
Comes from the heart."
~ J.A. Shedd
 
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Time to be thankful 
As we wrap up our final week of deliveries for 2018, we are thankful. The families of Geauga Family Farms are thrilled to have spent another year doing what we love best. We're thankful that we have so many wonderful partners who have made it a priority to support local farms, and we're celebrating the ability to connect with so many wonderful members. Your involvement gives us a reason to smile as we think about this past year. 

We like to take a moment to look back at our challenges and our successes. Was 2018 a challenging year? Yes.  Was it all worth it? Definitely yes. Each of those challenges provided an opportunity for us to grow and to improve what we do. Thank you for giving us so many wonderful reasons to be thankful.

In this last newsletter of the season, we've included links to all kinds of yummy recipes for the upcoming holidays, and a little bit of info on what's in store for next year.

It always seems that with a new season come new changes. This year, we will have new computer software. It should be up and running by Dec. 10, just in time for early sign-ups for the 2019 season. We expect this latest software to be more user-friendly than in the past. 

What won't change? Pricing, with quantity and selection to increase and, weather permitting, even better results for the next season.
 
We look forward to celebrating with our families for a few weeks before our work starts anew. We'll be starting seeds and preparing greenhouses once January rolls around. 

We will stay in touch through occasional newsletters, but we won't be sending out weekly newsletters during the off-season. We will keep you informed of special events and updates, such as when it's time for early-bird sign-ups. We hope you will keep in touch, too. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions. We'll be here, and we certainly appreciate ideas to make this program better for everyone.

We wish everyone a safe, healthy (and tasty!) Thanksgiving, and a safe winter. Our heart-felt appreciation goes out to all our members and staff for making this year another wonderful experience. We couldn't do it without each and every one of you!

Warmly,
John Egan, Constance Hendrick and the farmers and families of Geauga Family Farms
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In this week's shares  
Look for some of these items in your share this week. 
  
Lettuce, peppers (Yummy Orange, hot banana & green bell), beets, radishes, mixed greens potatoes, apples, bunching onions, apples, regular and sweet potatoes.

NOTE: You will not receive all of the types of produce listed above. This is a list of possible items. Different size shares and shares received at different times of the week may include different items.
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Recipes
We include recipes each week using the items in your share. While we always find great recipes to share, we'd love for you to send us your favorite recipes as well. We will include them in the next newsletter. Please e-mail them to JEgan@geaugafamilyfarms.org.

There are so many delicious options for filling the Thanksgiving table. We have tried to provide a wide range of sides, desserts, vegan options and more, and have organized recipes by primary vegetable (or fruit). Enjoy!
 
Acorn squash:
 
Apples:
 
Sweet potatoes:
 
Potatoes:
 
Green beans:
 
Pumpkin:
 
Stuffings:
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Local food, farming, environment in the news
We have so many things we'd like to share with you regarding the local food movement, what is affecting the food you eat and the world around us, and much, much more, but we don't want to make our newsletter any
longer. So, we include links to articles you may find interesting. Here are a few. If you run across any articles you find interesting and think other members would be interested in reading, feel free to send us the link for inclusion in an upcoming newsletter.
CONTACT US
(Between the regular business hours of 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday - Saturday ONLY PLEASE!)
 
Farm Representative

John Egan, 440-749-6137,  
Constance Hendrick, 214-636-0335,

Geauga Family Farms, Middlefield, Ohio 44062
Geauga Family Farms, 16505 Mumford Road, Burton, OH 44021
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