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Posted 9/18/2018 1:32pm by Christy and Chris Kantlehner.

Hi All,

It has turned out to be quite the rainy day today. Thank you for your patience with postponing today's summer share pick up.

As the fall begins, we are seeing some new veggies! Up this week:

  • Pint of Cherry Tomatoes
  • Spaghetti Squash
  • Choose 2 lbs mix and match: Peppers, Eggplant, Green Tomatoes
  • Choose one: Fennel or Celery Root
  • Choose one: Beets or Carrots
  • Bunch of Scallions
  • Bunch of Herbs
  • Up to 2 Hot Peppers

The blog Wholesome Yum has a great recipe for Stuffed Spaghetti Squash. Their recipe has meat but you could easily sub in some delicious sautéed mushrooms, which, coincidentally, you can pick up at the farmstand! 

Pick up is at the Farmstand during any of our business hours. We are open from 10 - 6 on Wed, Thurs, Fri and 10 - 4 Sat and Sun with extended hours this Saturday for our...

 Harvest Moonshine Festival. Join us for an extraordinary concert and community experience featuring Billy Wylder and The Ladies. The festivity will include great live sets, community art making, local food, farm tours, pumpkin picking, and a bountiful harvest farm stand! Instruments, friends, & lovers all welcome :) Leave pets at home, but bring your chairs and a picnic!


Tickets: $15 advance, $20 day of show, children 12 and under free. All proceeds benefit White Barn Farm: Harvest Moonshine Tickets

 See you at the Farm!

Jen G

Posted 9/17/2018 1:40pm by Christy and Chris Kantlehner.

Hi Folks!

Farmers Chris and Christy have taken a look at tomorrow's forecast and it looks like a wash out. We will not be opening the stand tomorrow, Tuesday, September 18th. We want to keep all of our shoppers and farmstand helpers safe.

If you are a Tuesday share or Flower share member, you can pick up anytime later in the week. Consider making your trip to the farmstand on Saturday for our Harvest Moonshine Festival. Join us for an extraordinary concert and community experience featuring Billy Wylder and the Ladies. The festivity will include great live sets, community art making, local food, farm tours, pumpkin picking, and a bountiful harvest farm stand! Instruments, friends, & lovers all welcome :) Leave pets at home, but bring your chairs and a picnic!

Tickets: $15 advance, $20 day of show, children 12 and under free. All proceeds benefit White Barn Farm: Harvest Moonshine Tickets.

I'll get that share information out to you all soon. The farmers are still picking and choosing the best produce for you!

Jen G

Posted 9/12/2018 1:52pm by Christy and Chris Kantlehner.

I am so sorry for any inconvenience this causes, but we cannot keep the farmstand open for the rest of the afternoon. We will be open again tomorrow at 10! If you missed picking up your share today come tomorrow (Thursday) anytime from 10 to 6.

Apologies!

christy at white barn farm

Posted 9/11/2018 8:13am by Christy and Chris Kantlehner.

Good evening everyone!

Here's this week's share:

Choose 2:

  • head of Radicchio
  • head of Lettuce
  • bunch of Arugula

Choice of 2 bunches:

  • Carrots
  • Beets
  • Radish

Choice of 2 Quarts:

  • Onions
  • Potatoes 
  • Peppers
  • Tomatoes

1 Bulb of Garlic

1 Herb - Cilantro, Dill, Sage, Rosemary, or Thyme

Those greens we have been promising you all for the last month are starting to be harvested in big enough quantities to put them in the share. Arugula, here I come! And I'm excited to have Potatoes as a choice in the share. This week we are ordering in Potatoes from Sparrow Arc Farm in upstate NY. They are organic and delicious! Perfect roasted with our sweet Peppers, Beets or Carrots! 

We have a chance of thunderstorms today. In the case of a storm, we only close to keep our crew and patrons alive, remember we work in a tent! So if there is a storm and you can't pick up, send us an email and we'll work it out.

That's all for now!

See you at the Market,

Jen G

Posted 9/11/2018 8:09am by Christy and Chris Kantlehner.

Good morning everyone!

I'm a little late with the email this week. This back to school thing has my schedule all mixed up!

Here's this week's share:

Choose 2:

  • head of Radicchio
  • head of Lettuce
  • bunch of Arugula

Choice of 2 bunches:

  • Carrots
  • Beets
  • Radish

Choice of 2 Quarts:

  • Onions
  • Potatoes (not available until Tuesday afternoon)
  • Peppers
  • Tomatoes

1 Bulb of Garlic

1 Herb - Cilantro, Dill, Sage, Rosemary, or Thyme

Those greens we have been promising you all for the last month are starting to be harvested in big enough quantities to put them in the share. Arugula, here I come! And I'm excited to have Potatoes as a choice in the share. This week we are ordering in Potatoes from Sparrow Arc Farm in upstate NY. They are organic and delicious, but won't be here until later in the day Tuesday. Perfect roasted with our sweet Peppers, Beets or Carrots! 

We have a chance of thunderstorms today (and Wednesday and Thursday!) In the case of a storm, we only close to keep our crew and patrons alive, remember we work in a tent held up by a giant metal pole! So if there is a storm you can  always pick up Wednesday or Thursday. And as always on Tuesdays, Jordan Brothers will be here from 2 to 6 this evening.

That's all for now!

See you at the Farmstand,

Jen G

Posted 9/11/2018 7:52am by Christy and Chris Kantlehner.

Hi All,

Just a reminder that today is your flower share pick up day. This is week 13 of 15. Come by the Farmstand anytime today, Tuesday 9/11, we are open from 10 to 6 and Jordan Brothers Seafood will be here from 2 to 6.

See you at the Farm,

Jen G

Posted 9/4/2018 5:04pm by Christy and Chris Kantlehner.

Hi Everyone,

We are at the cross roads between Summer and Fall produce. We have the last of the melons on the stand today and the first of the pumpkins (sorry it's not for sale, just a decoration for the farmstand!). Bring your bags and boxes and stock up on summer veg for canning/freezing/drying.

Here's what is in the share this week:

  • 1 Pint Cherry Tomatoes
  • Choice of 2: Head of Radicchio, Head of Lettuce, Bag of Baby Bok Choy
  • Mix and Match 2lbs of Tomatoes and/or Peppers
  • Either 1 Italian Eggplant or 2 Asian Eggplants
  • 2 Quarts your choice: Green Beans, Beets, 2 Bite Tomatoes, Potatoes, Onions, Fennel or Lunchbox Peppers
  • 2 Hot Peppers

Pick up is Thursday September 6th between 2 and 6. 

See you at the Market!

Jen G

Posted 9/4/2018 5:01pm by Christy and Chris Kantlehner.

Hi Everyone,

Sorry we didn't have a list for you last night. Everyone at White Barn Farm took the holiday yesterday. But for those of you who pick up on Wednesday or Thursday, I've got you covered.

Here's what is in the share this week:

  • 1 Pint Cherry Tomatoes
  • Choice of 2*: Head of Radicchio, Head of Lettuce, Bag of Baby Bok Choy
  • Mix and Match 2lbs of Tomatoes and/or Peppers
  • Either 1 Italian Eggplant or 2 Asian Eggplants
  • 2 Quarts your choice: Green Beans, Beets, 2 Bite Tomatoes, Potatoes, Onions, Fennel or Lunchbox Peppers
  • 2 Hot Peppers

*If you picked up Tuesday before 4:30, we had the sign wrong (choice of one not two) stop by anytime this week to pick up your head of Radicchio, Lettuce or bag of Bok Choy.

We are at the cross roads between Summer and Fall produce. We have the last of the melons on the stand today and the first of the pumpkins (sorry it's not for sale, just a decoration for the farmstand!). Bring your bags and boxes and stock up on summer veg for canning/freezing/drying.

See you at the Farmstand!

Jen G

Posted 9/3/2018 5:55pm by Christy and Chris Kantlehner.

Hi Everyone,

Just a reminder that tomorrow is Flower Share pick up day. We are open from 10 to 6. See you at the Farm!

Jen G

Posted 8/29/2018 5:19pm by Christy and Chris Kantlehner.

I just met Graham at the school bus from his first day of Kindergarten! He was all smiles, saying the bus was so fun and that class was pretty fun too! My heart and mind are in a little bit of turmoil as I try to reconcile my little guy moving on to elementary school, riding the school bus, and just  being so independent in general.  Graham is quite the character, obsessing over different sports (and especially the gear, footwear, helmets, and uniforms) in turn. He is currently on a golfing bender, donning his collared shirt each day in hopes that we will take him to the 9 hole course at forekicks after camp or school. 

With the start of school, I will have to pack a snack and lunch each day. Of course the kids will probably just eat the cheez-its and pretzels, but I figured I would mention a few veggie and fruit options that you can pack in the bag. All of these make good lunch sides and take to work lunches for us big kids. 

  • Watermelon - Prep in pie shapes for easy snacking. 85 cents/lb this week! max $10, as always :)
  • Cantaloupe - cut into cubes. real, ripe melon 
  • Cherry tomatoes - whole or halved, or even mixed with diced mozzarella or halved ciliegine mozzarella balls. 2 pints for $6
  • Lunchbox Peppers - we have mini red and yellow bells, and those supersweet orange ones, "Yummy." You can teach the kids to hold the stem and take bites around the seeds in the center or make it really easy by cutting into strips or rings. 2 quarts for $8
  • Carrot Sticks
  • Cucumber Sticks, slices, or half moons. Maybe with some hummus for dipping?

I checked in on our unstoppable field crew as I guiltily made my way from doing my cousin's wedding flowers in the naturally cool (plus air conditioned) root cellar ("flower dungeon") to go meet Graham at the bus at 3:21. They had harvested the mammoth tomato haul this morning and were sorting the ripe (sell today), less ripe (sell in a day or two), and seconds ($10/10lb box). The bread tray stacks were tall, the black bulb crates were stacked with all colors of cherry tomatoes, but thankfully the green harvest buckets were nearly empty. They were close enough to finishing that I felt okay leaving, telling them I'd be writing an email to our mailing list. "Tell them to buy tomatoes!" they nearly shouted in perfect unison. So by golly, I am telling you! This is the moment! Taste and compare all of our different heirloom varieties. Indulge in BLT's or just a good old mayo and tomato sandwich. Tomatoes are always enhanced by a pinch of salt and twist of fresh cracked pepper, in my opinion, even when hidden in a sandwich.

DRYING: Our two-bite tomatoes are terrific dried. I tend to use frozen dried tomatoes most of any of my preserved farm products. I cut the Juliets (small plum), Mountain Magic (ping pong sized round), and Jaune Flame (apricot like) in half lengthwise, arrange cut side up on my stackable dehydrator trays, season with some sea salt, and let the dehydrator do the work! If a batch comes out super dry, they can get packed into a jar and be covered with olive oil - that can go on your shelf or in your fridge where the oil will turn solid and preserve them for a very long time. Don't overlook the tomato infused oil for making dressings or homemade hummus! If they still have a little plumpness (=moisture) they will do best in a freezer ziplock bag or other airlock container. If you do not have a dehydrator, you could use cooling racks on baking sheets in a low heat oven (convection if you have it). But honestly, I hate to even mention the word oven right now!

QUICK SAUCE: Thin slicing can be the key to getting a quick impromptu sauce from tasty tomatoes. I like to get a slick of olive oil hot in the pan, add a pinch of cracked red pepper, garlic, and salt and allow that to soften, then add thin slices of onion - red or yellow, then add the thin slices of any type of tomato, and let them cook down. If they stick to the bottom you can deglaze with a tiny bit of red wine or vinegar. Taste and adjust for salt and pepper. A finely chopped fresh herb like basil, parsley, rosemary, or thyme finishes the sauce perfectly. I used my little julienne peeler (not a big spiralizer gadget - just a cheap Y-peeler variation that fits easily in a drawer) to make long strips of golden and dark green zucchini "noodles." I just peel, skin and all, until i get to the seeds in the center. I cooked those briefly in olive oil w/ a touch of butter - doing single layer batches to avoid too much steaming and sprinkling w/ finely grated super dry parmesan to add salt, flavor, and preserve texture.  The dish was a hit and was surprisingly satisfying, despite its complete veggie-ness.

Mixed Grill! Onions, Eggplant, Peppers, Summer Squash and Zucchini. Toss with olive oil, salt and pepper, or good old Italian dressing. I like to do big chunks of veggies and start them early. The Asian eggplants can be sliced once in half lengthwise, same for zukes and most onions. But if you've got a little army of hands this is the perfect time of year for shish kabobs! 

Huge shoutout to the farmstand workers who have been enduring the heat wave, as this is such an important time for us to sell all these ripe fruits!! No closing for heat danger! We can send the field crew home a little early - but the farmstand crew is in it for the long haul! We value each and every worker here at White Barn, they are not paid nearly enough and work tirelessly with such responsibility and resolve. We could not be more grateful for our peeps!

Speaking of peeps! Tell your friends, your kids, your parents, your kids' friends' parents, your hairdresser, your soccer coach, and anyone you meet that it is primetime at the farmstand. It is time to enjoy the difference between grocery store and locally grown, field-ripened melons and tomatoes especially. Taste the rainbow of delicious specialty peppers! Add some heat with our unique selection of hot peppers. Just come on in! Thanks to all of you that already do!!

Don't forget Jordan Brothers Seafood Truck - enabler of quick, healthy, tasty meals: Tuesdays and Fridays, 2pm to 6pm.

We are open:
Tuesday-Friday: 10am to 6pm
Saturday&Sunday: 10am to 4pm
Closed Mondays only.

www.whitebarnfarm.org

Thanks for enduring this trying email! Hope a fan is blowing your hair back as you read!

 We sincerely appreciate your support!

Christy Kantlehner, on behalf of the whole farm family and crew!