News From the Farm – October 17, 2014

Thank you to everyone who came to our Harvest Party last weekend. We had great weather and good times. A special thanks to all of you who helped with preparations for the party.

A few other bits of news…

Mom & Dad Lambrecht – THANK YOU – Just a special thanks to Jake’s parents for once again helping grow some of the produce you all enjoy. They live in western Wisconsin, but love to help grow veggies (using the same organic-type methods we use at the farm). Some of the vegetables they provided this year were storage onions, potatoes (the ones this week), radishes, etc.

Storage Shares – Coming in December! – While our regular share season will come to an end in November, we always plant extra storage veggies for a one-time winter share delivery in December. The storage share averages 40-50 pounds and has Beets, Carrots, Cabbage, Potatoes, Sweet Potatoes, Onions, Popcorn, Winter Squash, Oranges (Florida-grown/organic), eggs, and possibly a few other items if they store well for us (turnips, pie pumpkins, radishes.) The cost is $50 for the share and it will be delivered to your home about a week or so before Christmas. Please consider the share and let us know as soon as possible how many you would like – we usually run out so get your orders in early!

Eggs for Sale – Eggs are back at the market! We will be selling them at $3.00/dozen. They are pastured, happy chickens. If interested, please bring cash or check.

Cheese Available! Order by October 25th – Samples Tomorrow! – After several people expressed interest in wanting to purchase cheese, we have found a local source that offers, prize-winning artisan cheese in Cleveland, Wis.: Saxon Creamery. The milk used to make the cheese is sourced from grass-fed cows. Again this Saturday, we will be offering FREE samples, with descriptions and the prices of available cheeses. Anyone interested, we ask that you place orders by Saturday (Oct 25th) at 6pm. (We apologize we gave you the wrong due date last newsletter…the good news is you have more time to let us know now!)

See you Saturday!

News From the Farm – October 10, 2014

We are looking forward to seeing many of you tomorrow – both at the market AND at the Harvest Party! Below are details on the party and driving directions. Hope to see you there.

A few other bits of news…

Eggs for Sale – Eggs will finally be returning to the market! Huzzah! We will have several dozen available this weekend at $3.00/dozen. They are pastured, happy chickens. If interested, please bring cash or check.

Cheese Available! – After several people expressed interest in wanting to purchase cheese, we have found a local source that offers, prize-winning artisan cheese in Cleveland, Wis.: Saxon Creamery. This Saturday, we will be offering FREE samples, with descriptions and the prices of available cheeses. Anyone interested, we ask that you place orders by next Saturday (Oct 18th) at 6pm.

Harvest Party – Oct. 11th – 3pm
Just a friendly reminder our Harvest Party is tomorrow! We’ll start at 3pm and ask everyone to bring a chair to sit in and a dish to share. We plan on doing a cider pressing and offering caramel apples. Additionally, we’ll have games for the kids, a bonfire outside to keep warm and a hayride. Another novelty we’ll have is a smoothie bike. Apparently it is a blender that is powered by pedaling on a bike…come check it out and make your own smoothie! There will also be some limited carving pumpkins available as well as Indian corn and corn stalks for you to take for fall decoration!

Farm Address: N9565 Turba Ct., Elkhart Lake, WI 53020
Driving Directions – click here (From Sheboygan)
Just park along driveway, off to the side a bit.

See you Saturday!
The Lambrechts

News From the Farm – October 3, 2014

We are expecting our first frost on Saturday or Sunday out here at the farm. You know what this means…many of our summer crops like beans, eggplant and peppers will quickly be done. We have been fortunate for a longer stretch of nice weather in September to enjoy these crops, but get the last of them this Saturday before they are gone for the season.

Harvest Party – Oct. 11th – 3pm
Just a friendly reminder our Harvest Party is coming up in a week! We’ll start at 3pm and ask everyone to bring a chair to sit in and a dish to share. We plan on doing a cider pressing and offering caramel apples. Additionally, we’ll have games for the kids, a bonfire outside to keep warm and a hayride. Another novelty we’ll have is a smoothie bike. Apparently it is a blender that is powered by pedaling on a bike…come check it out and make your own smoothie! There will also be some limited carving pumpkins available as well as Indian corn and corn stalks for you to take for fall decoration!

We also have honey for sale each week so if you want to purchase some, be sure to bring cash or check to take some home with you.

See you Saturday!

News From the Farm – September 26, 2014

Sorry about the peppers last week! We expected to have peppers last week but they didn’t make it on the truck. We’ll try again this week.

Harvest Party -Oct. 11th
Just a friendly reminder our Harvest Party is coming up in a few weeks! We’ll start at 3pm and ask everyone to bring a chair and a dish to share. We plan on doing a cider pressing and offering caramel apples. Additionally, we’ll have games for the kids, a bonfire outside to keep warm and a hayride. There will be some limited carving pumpkins available as well as Indian corn and corn stalks.

Vegetable Update
This will be the last week for watermelon and cantaloupe so grab the last ones of the season.

See you Saturday!

News From the Farm – September 19, 2014

We are looking forward to seeing you all at the market on Saturday! We have a few announcements for you this week.

Harvest Party – October 11th
Just a friendly reminder our Harvest Party is coming up in a few weeks! We’ll start mid afternoon and ask everyone to bring a dish to share as we will be doing a potluck style. We plan on doing a cider pressing and offering caramel apples. Additionally, we’ll have games for the kids, a bonfire outside to keep warm and a hayride.

Vegetable Update
In terms of crops, we have some fall ones looking really good and many of those (Brussels sprouts, pumpkins, etc.) will begin showing up in the next couple weeks at the market. It will be the last week for watermelon so grab the last ones of the season.

See you Saturday!

News From the Farm – September 12, 2014

Welcome fall! With the crisp cool air we are receiving, we will very quickly see the end of the summer veggies (tomatoes, melons, sweet corn) at the market very soon. This is likely the last week for sweet corn, cantaloupe (maybe also watermelon.) So, make sure to grab it while we still have it!

NOTE: If you bought the Lilly or Lambkin melons last weekend (smaller ones), we realize they likely weren’t ripe enough (first year we grew them…our apologies!) So, just mention if yours was not fully ripe, and we’ll let you pick out a new one at the market on Saturday.

Another Round of Peaches Available – Act Quickly!
We received word that we can still get organic peaches yet this season. You will need to CALL (don’t email) us by 8pm Friday, September 12th if you’d like to place an order.
Organic Peaches Pricing:
White Lady – very good flavor
4-5# (12 peaches) – $11
25# – $38

Chickens Delivery This Saturday
If you ordered chickens from us, we will be bringing them on Saturday for you to pick up. Reminder that the price was $3 a pound. Most of them have an average weight between 4.5 and 6 lbs. Please be ready to pay with cash or check when you pick up at the market.

Watch Out for Broccoli Worms!
Since we don’t spray our vegetables with pesticides, we have noticed that little green worms are loving our broccoli. They won’t hurt you, but do make sure to soak your broccoli in a bowl of cold water for 10-15 minutes and rinse it well before you eat it to avoid these little guys.

See you Saturday!

News From the Farm – September 5, 2014

Hope you are all enjoy the start of September! Our apologies up front that we have a lot of announcements this week, but we hope you will be excited about some of them!

Peaches Ready for Pick Up This Saturday
If you placed an order for organic peaches, we will have them ready for pick up this Saturday. NOTE: We were unable to source enough peaches for a few of you who placed the last orders we received. You will receive an email from us letting you know if you were affected. We are still going to try and source peaches through a different source for you in the weeks ahead.

Reminder on Organic Peaches Pricing:
White Lady – very good flavor
4-5# (12 peaches) – $9
25# – $36

Chickens Available (limited availability – first come; first served):
We are taking orders for the chickens we raised and butchered last Saturday. We are selling them for $3 a pound. Most of them have an average weight between 4.5 and 6 lbs. These chickens were pastured raised and their feed did not include corn or soy. Order this week by calling us and we will deliver at the Saturday, Sept. 13th market. Please be ready to pay with cash or check when you pick up at the market.

Honey Available:
We will have local honey to sell at the market each week. This is raw honey that has not been heat treated. If you have further questions about how the bees are cared for or how the honey is extracted, please feel free to call us. Please be ready to pay with cash or check when you pick up at the market.

1/2 Pint – $6
1 Pint – $9
1 Quart – $17
2 Quart – $26
5 Gallon Bucket – $190

Extra Tomatoes for Sale
It looks like we will have extra tomatoes to offer in bulk to those subscribers who want to can or freeze. The price is $1 per pound or $0.75 per pound if you order 50lbs or more. Call us today and we will bring your tomato order with us to the market on Saturday.

See you Saturday!