Welcome To Harvest Week 22, Second Week of Extended Season: Nov 5-9, 2013

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Welcome to Harvest Week 22, Second Week of Extended Season

In Farm News this Week, Farmer John Reviews Reviews 

Please return your CSA vegetable boxes and mesh bags to your site.
The Crew

Spinach Harvest, Nov 1. Betty (Primo's wife) in background.

Baby Pac Choi Harvest, Nov 1. Betty (Primo’s wife) in background.

The Weather This Past Week
Lots of rain and mud. The crew kept going.The Crops
Pretty much everything is now in storage, as temperatures are now dipping down into the low 20’s.

Facebook: check out www.facebook.com/angelicorganics/.  Our shareholders often post there.Like the Angelic Organics Learning Center
Please like and follow the Angelic Organics Learning Center on Facebook. The Learning Center is a very important part of our community, helping to connect people to the earth, to their food and to one another.

Upcoming at the Angelic Organics Learning Center1055

If the thought of shopping on Black Friday makes you squirm, but you still want to take a bite out of your holiday gift list, come out to the farm for  DIY Holiday Gifts on Friday, November 29, 2013 from 1 to 4 PM.  We are also offering the same class on Saturday, December 12th from 1 to 4 PM, for those folks who are traveling for the holiday weekend (or still digesting). Check out www.learngrowconnect.org/events  We’ll have natural materials on hand (many from the farm!) for shaping your own goat milk soap bars, hand-crafting lip balm, herbal bath salts, and calendula salve. The cost for each program is $80 per person – which gives you a fun farm experience, 6 hand-made gifts to take home, and the know-how to make more!Thank you for supporting local foods this year!

A Review of Reviews
(Stretching the title a bit to call the following a Review of Reviews, but it was too catchy not to use.)

Care to Write a Review for Us?
We have a lot of great reviews on Facebook, but not a lot of current reviews. Reviews get the word out about our farm from the people who have the most experience with our CSA: you, the shareholder. If you’re inspired, please post a review of your Angelic Organics experience in the Review section at www.facebook.com/AngelicOrganics. If you’re on a roll, post to Yelp, too.

Busy Providing for You all Season Long at Angelic Organics

Busy Providing for You all Season Long at Angelic Organics

Inspiring Recent Angelic Organics CSA Reviews
***** Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) doesn’t get any better than Angelic Organics.  We’ve been shareholders for 10 Years.  Our quality of life has improved 10-fold because of this nutritional service.  It was a lot of fuss at first, but then as I learned how to identify (ha!), store, prep and use the vegetables it became second nature.  The cookbook helped a lot and now there’s the Local Thyme service that helps me cook “out of the box.”  We split a share with another family and it comes out to about $14 a week for a 20-week share.
Thank you Farmer John and the crew for all you do.
~Posted to Yelp 10/30/2013 by Jerri
***** Great vegetables and a fantastic CSA! Helpful information, recipes etc. Easy to pick up and use!
~Posted to Facebook two months ago by Allison
***** We are so happy with Angelic Organics. Every week we get a variety of fresh, organic and delicious produce delivered to our house. We’re so happy that we’ve already signed up for next summer! Thanks for helping the local food movement.
~Posted to Facebook this past week by Brooke
Speaking of Reviews
Review For GMO OMG” from Variety

Helmer Jeremy Seifert wonders what he can safely feed his family in activist docu “GMO OMG,” an Everyman companion to Kristin Canty’s “Farmageddon” that combines the folksy charm of Taggart Siegel’s “The Real Dirt on Farmer John” and the frightening facts of Robert Kenner’s “Food, Inc.Note from Farmer John: Director of “Food, Inc.” Robert Kenner and I were friends in the late 60′s. I just received this note from him: “how cool is this to be with farmer john in the same sentence.”

While on the Review Trail

One of my all time favorite films is “The Grapes of Wrath.” I was just notified of a list of the 6 best films about farmers . “The Real Dirt on Farmer John” is on the list along with “Grapes of Wrath.” I am so  honored that our film appears with “The Grapes of Wrath,” amongst some other legendary films:

Field of Dreams (1989)
Grapes of Wrath (1940)
Babe (1995)
The Real Dirt on Farmer John (2005)
Charlotte’s Web (1973)
Places in the Heart (1984)John and Mirror

Many shareholders have revealed to me that they have never watched “The Real Dirt on Farmer John,” a feature documentary film that chronicles 50 years of my farm and my life. Since CSA is about building connection between the farm and the people who eat from the farm, I’d love for those who haven’t watched our film to check out “The Real Dirt.” It’s available on Netflix and Amazon. Post about it at www.facebook.com/angelicorganics. Maybe check out the other films on the above list, too. Farms and farmers are in many ways their own culture, their own world. Good to know about them, especially if you eat.
Box Contents
Please Note: this summary is written before you receive your box please be aware that some guesswork is involved. As always, be sure to thoroughly wash all of your vegetables.Salad Greens – a small head of Lettuce
Fruiting Crops – 1 or 2 Butternut Squash
Alliums – 1 or 2 Storage Onions
Root Crops – Carrots, 2 bags of Kennebec Potatoes, Beets
Cooking Greens – Baby Pac Choi
Brassicas – Cabbage or 1-2 stalks of Brussels Sprouts

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