Wednesday, October 15, 2014

New Offerings: Stock Up Share, Green Mountain Maple Sugar Refinery Company Products, Rolling Hills Farm Garlic Vinegar

Circle Brook Farm (formerly Starbrite Farm) End of the Season "Stock Up” Share 
Circle Brook Farm is offering one additional share to Farm & Fork Society Members that will be delivered on our last delivery date (November 21). This will be a “stock up” share and includes various vegetables that store well, so you can enjoy produce from the farm well into the winter months as well as have great veggies for your Thanksgiving table! 

The total weight of this share is 50-60 lbs. Approximately a third of the share is an assortment of butternut, acorn, buttercup (kabocha), delicata, and sweet dumpling squash. The share also includes an assortment of root vegetables such as carrots, beets, parsnips, turnips, celery root and radishes. The root crops are most likely to comprise about 12 lbs. of the share. 

Circle Brook Farm had a great potato harvest this season and an excellent onion and winter squash crop as well. The share will have about 25 lbs. of potatoes (fingerlings and an assortment of other varieties of potatoes) and onions. Also included will be cabbage, and whatever greens the farm still has in the field at this time, such as arugula or other mustards, and spinach. It is possible that broccoli, cauliflower, or Brussels sprouts will be included, but cannot be guaranteed.  
The cost of this final share is $80, which is an excellent value, equivalent to a wholesale price for much of the produce included.
The potatoes, onions and squash can be stored in a cool dry place such as an attached garage or enclosed porch, where they will not freeze. The root vegetables and cabbage will best be stored in your refrigerator. This final share will not work for everyone, but John Krueger hopes that many of you can participate. Doing so will help him make use of the produce that he has in storage and utilize what remains in the fields. The best part, John will finish the season with enough money in the bank to pay the bills during the winter months!

If you are interested in this share, please email us at We will email all those who want to purchase the stock up share check and mailing instructions.  
The following products make great holiday and teacher gifts!

Green Mountain Maple Sugar Refinery Company of Vermont Product 
Farm & Fork Society Member can once again order Maple Syrup (4 grades), Maple Cream, Maple Vinegar, Maple Candy, Honey and/or Creamed Honey from the Green Mountain Maple Sugar Refinery Co in Vermont. A new addition will be Vanilla Extract that is available in half pint jars.  
All products are organic, GMO free and Kosher. All maple products are made at the Farm in Belvidere Center, Vt.  All honey is raised on Lake Champlain in Alburgh, VT. 
Orders must be received by October 31. Products will be delivered on November 21. (Click here for Order Form)

Rolling Hills Farm Vinegar
Lori Giotti, a Farm & Fork Society member, in-law's own Rolling Hills Farm in Pennsylvania. At the farm they make homemade vinegars in two flavors Garlic and Garlic Honey. We sampled. They are delicious. The cost is $10 per bottle (375 ml).  Email us at if you are interested in ordering a bottle. Please let us know which kind and how many bottles. We will email you with check instructions and pick up date.