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Posted 7/8/2014 10:19pm by Leslie Cooperband or Wes Jarrell.

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We're in peak summer fruit season, and we've been busy making some special gelato and sorbetto flavors:

red currant sorbettoraspberry swirl
red currant sorbetto                                   raspberry swirl

We'll also have nectarine sorbetto, vanilla, chocolate, stracciatella (both regular and tart cherry) and espresso.  

Looking for something savory? How about some cheese? We'll have chevre, bloomy rinds, Moonglo and Huckleberry Blue for you to taste and to buy.

We'll be selling our insulated tote bags so you can carry home your cheese and gelato without worrying about it melting before you get home.

Our other farmers and food artisans will be here as well as a special guest: 

Laura McManus of "Sticky Pete's Maple Syrup" will be here from southern Ohio selling various size containers of maple syrup as well as maple sugar and maple glazed nuts.

Tomahnous Farm will be here with summer veggies and berries (blueberries and raspberries).

Heirloominous Farm will have freshly harvested vegetables as well.

Stewart's Artisan Breads will be here with an assortment of rustic breads, bagels, cookies and granola. 

Laurence the Knife Dude will be here to sharpen your knives while you shop and visit the farm.  He'll be gone for two weeks after this week, so if you've been waiting to have your knives sharpened, don't delay.  

Future Events:

We're gearing up for our next "Third Friday Pop-up" event--Friday, July 18th.  Los Guapos will be here to serenade our guests with their latino-influenced music.  Here's what we're planning for the menu:

  • Southern Style Chicken thigh and wing with macaroni & cheese, corn on the cob, a biscuit and fried pickles.
  • Fried Green tomatoes with tomato salsa
  • Mixed berry cobbler
  • Peach pie
  • Sweet tea and Homer Sodas

Farm Dinners: We still have a number of seats available for upcoming dinners this summer. Big Grove Tavern's "Summertime Sizzle" and American Harvest Eatery's "Capitol Meal" have plenty of seats open while there are just a couple left for the Radler's Septemberfest meal.  You can find dinner description on our website and you can book tickets through our ShowClix page.  

Fork in the Road Tasting Trail: We are cancelling the tasting trail scheduled for this coming Sunday, July 13th, but you can book reservations for the tours on August 10th and September 14th.  It's a great way to get a behind the scenes look at our farm as well as experience some unique agricultural enterprises right here in Central Illinois.

 


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Posted 7/3/2014 9:39pm by Leslie Cooperband or Wes Jarrell.

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Farm News (really off the farm news)

This week, rather than recount happenings at the farm (after all, everyone is tired of hearing about flooded fields and doelings covered in mud), I thought I would reflect on my two days spent in Chicagoland sampling our fresh chevre to customers at several Whole Foods Market stores. I gained many sociological insights in these past couple of days, particularly those related to how people shop for cheese. Although my sample size is small and my observations in no way represent any statistically objective study, I submit my thoughts humbly to you, our patrons and friends. 

I observed that many people are frightened by the many choices a well-stocked cheese counter presents to them.  The typical display of caseus bounty is both beautiful and intimidating—strange foreign names, goat, sheep, cow, water buffalo milks, fresh versus aged, flavored or plain, raw versus pasteurized, with rind versus waxed versus no rind—how does a cheese novice know where to start?  Watching people’s eyes dart nervously across these displays and then head straight for the refrigerator case with pre-cut slices and bags of shredded cheese, I believe that many Americans retreat to the cheese of their youth (yes, the equivalent of Kraft singles) when presented with so many choices unfamiliar to them. Cheese mongers in stores like Whole Foods can only help those customers who are brave enough to ask for help.

After nearly a decade of making and selling goat cheese in central Illinois and Chicago, I had come to believe that our countless offerings to taste our cheeses had reduced the fear factor much-associated with goat milk products. I was convinced that the Midwestern palate had come to embrace the tangy and sometimes pungent flavors associated with goat milk cheeses.  With each passing season at the farmers’ markets, the number of customers who have never tried goat cheese has declined steadily, while the number of customers who actively seek out our bloomy rind cheeses has gone up. We have worked hard to educate our customers about OUR goat milk and the flavor profiles of OUR cheeses, as compared to goat cheeses produced on an industrial scale.  We take pride in the sweet and creamy nature of our goats’ milk and the cheeses we make from this delicious milk. 

So, as I tried to entice Whole Foods shoppers to taste our fresh chevre these past couple of days, a cheese I believe is VERY approachable (aka mild), I was struck by the number of people who refused to try it.  They had tried goat cheese before and were convinced they wouldn’t like it. Granted, it is hard to “educate” customers in a grocery store.  Most are there on a mission; most are trying to decide what to eat for lunch or dinner; many have kids in tow pulling them toward the aisles with sweets.  They are not expecting to be accosted by a farmstead goat cheese producer handing them a spoonful of chevre.  The lesson learned from my little foray to the big city: goat cheese still has a bad reputation to live down and we goat cheese producers still have a lot of work to do to convince folks that our cheese is NOT scary. 

Farmers’ Markets and Farm Happenings

Over this Independence Day holiday weekend, we’re attending the Urbana Farmers’ Market only on Saturday July 5th.  Cheese and gelato are the perfect antidotes to the excesses of barbeque you will be eating on July 4th, so come on out to the market to get the “cure.” Also, we will be selling our new insulated tote bags—complete with our new logo, they will safely transport your cheese and gelato home without spoiling.  We tested a tote with a pint of gelato and NO ice pack, and the pint kept frozen for at least one hour.   

tote bag

 

Cheeses

  • Fresh Chevre: plain, herbs de Provence, cracked pepper
  • Fresh goat milk ricotta—this would be divine in a grilled peach or nectarine (now in season here in Central IL) drizzled with honey or balsamic vinegar glaze
  • Bloomy rinds including Angel Food, Little Bloom on the Prairie, Black Goat and few of the “Lena” cheese (ash dusted, mushroomy rind)
  • Moonglo
  • Huckleberry Blue 

Summer Gelato and Sorbetto Flavors are HERE:

  • Fresh Mint
  • Thai Basil
  • Tart Cherry Stracciatella (chocolate ganache chip)
  • Chocolate
  • Vanilla
  • Pistachio (pure Sicilian Bronte pistachio paste—not local, but sooo delicious)
  • Peach sorbetto
  • Cucumber lime mint sorbetto  

For those of you longing for farm dinner tickets, your ship has come in. We still have seats open for several of the dinners this summer.  You can get all the details on our website. The menu for American Harvest Eatery’s “Capitol Meal” on August 9th is now posted on our website—it is perfect for a sultry summer evening at the farm-CHECK IT OUT!

Also, our next “Fork in the Road” tasting trail is set for Sunday, July 13th. If you weren’t able to make the one in June, you should check it out.  There is always something new and different happening on each of the farms. With our new insulated tote bags, you can safely transport products you purchase at our farm and KD ranch without them melting. 

For those of you who have been following the long saga of our fight to prevent Olympian Drive from extending eastward, I am sad to report that the road is going forward.  We thank all of the folks who supported our cause and who made donations during our spring open houses. For those of you who donated to the raffle for two dinner tickets, we finally drew a winner.  THANK YOU




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Posted 7/1/2014 9:31pm by Leslie Cooperband or Wes Jarrell.

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What better expression of Independence than eating locally. Come out to the farm tomorrow (Wednesday, July 2nd) to stock up on cheese, gelato, veggies and breads for celebrating our nation's Independence Day (July 4th). We'll be open from 4:00 to 6:30 pm.  

We have lots of cheeses for you including fresh chevre, VERY fresh goat milk ricotta (made today!!), an assortment of bloomy rind cheeses, Moonglo and Huckleberry Blue.

We'll be serving gelato by the scoop only tomorrow. The summer fruit and herb explosion is upon us. Flavors include:

  • Vanilla
  • Lily's Luscious Chocolate
  • Pistachio
  • Margot's Fresh Mint
  • Stracchiatella with tart cherry
  • Peach
  • Cucumber-lime-mint
  • Thai Basil

Tomahnous Farm will be here with veggies and flowers. Heirloominous Farm will have succulent summer vegetables picked within a stone's throw of our barn.  Stewart's Artisan Breads will be here with breads, bagels, cookies and granola (warning: all of Stewart's baked goods are highly addictive.)  Laurence Mate, the Knife Dude, will be here to sharpen your knives (gotta get 'em sharp for your 4th of July barbeque, right??) while you shop and visit with the goats.  

Need any more reasons to come out?

kids with our kids

Other Things to think about: Dinner tickets and tickets to our Fork in the Road Tasting Trail are still available. Check it out!!

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Posted 6/27/2014 6:48am by Leslie Cooperband or Wes Jarrell.

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Farm News

With the best of intentions, we’ve been trying to rebuild our pasture perimeter fence for the past month and a half.  The weather, the urgency of other priorities, waiting for the re-seeded pasture to grow—all these things conspired against us.  Despite the post holes filling with water from recent torrential rains, we pressed on and filled them with many bags of quick-crete (a cementing material) to secure the corner posts. With the woven wire strung and secure and topped off with a strand of hot wire, the goats were let out into their new pasture Wednesday evening.  

goats in the pasture ocean

The pasture had grown so tall that you could barely see them wading out into the sea of green. They slowly but eagerly pressed their bodies against the weight of the vegetation, fanning out to indulge in their long-awaited ritual of grazing (well, browsing in their case). For a moment, I had visions of my own wading out into the ocean, slowly being engulfed by the water.  Every now and then, I’d see a goat head come up for air, most of them buried in blissful herbivore gluttony. 

The other day, one of our neighbors had come by to let us know that the Elderberry were flowering. His family is one that has lived in this area for many generations, and he knows this landscape like the back of his hand. He has foraged, hunted and trapped in these parts since he was a small boy. Last year, we had asked him if he knew where to find Elderberry blossoms for making syrups and jams. He had never heard of such things, but he knew where to find the bushes.  Yesterday, I followed him north on Lincoln Avenue to an area next to the railroad tracks overgrown with brush. I spotted the bright white flowers from the road—a stark contrast to surrounding greenery. He and I cut a few bagsful of flower heads while a freight train rumbled past us.  Their fragrance is so intense; I was surprised not to find any pollinators taking advantage of this nectary. Soon, there’ll be jelly coming out of the Prairie Fruits Farm kitchen.

elderberry flowers

Farmers’ Markets

We’re attending two markets this Saturday:  Urbana’s Market at the Square and Chicago’s Green City Market.  We’re flush with cheese:

  • Fresh chevre: plain, herbs de Provence, cracked pepper
  • Fresh goat milk ricotta—if you haven’t tried our creamy, sweet & delicate ricotta, ask us for a taste
  • Angel Food Brie—the new size will make you want to buy a couple since you can now eat them in one sitting
  • Little Bloom on the Prairie: these camembert style rounds are just begin to be ripe—perfect for warming on the grill
  • Black Goat:  don’t let the ash rind throw you off-this little cheese is loaded with flavor
  • INTRODUCING: a trial batch of an ash-ripened cheese with the same white mold as Angel Food and Little Bloom—we’re calling it “LENA” after one of our salt & pepper coated goats (Lena-Candi). Try it alongside the Black Goat and let us know which you like better.
  • Spring Milk Moonglo—it’s creamy, but it still has that sharpness that you’d expect from this raw milk tomme
  • INTRODUCING: Spring milk Huckleberry Blue—we’ve changed the make procedure a bit on this cheese, and we really like the results:  it’s a sweeter, nuttier blue cheese than we’ve made before. The sycamore leaves that adorn the rind were soaked in an apple brandy made in Chicago from Rhine Hall Distillery. They use all Michigan apples to make their brandy.  It’s delicious!

Summer fruits are exploding around us, so we’ve been busy spinning some local fruit sorbettos this week. Of course, we have some of our standard gelato flavors. We don't have a lot of pints this week, so come early if you want gelato (* indicates flavors we’re taking to Green City Market):

  • Vanilla
  • Chocolate
  • Local Strawberry*
  • Rhubarb sorbetto*
  • Southern IL Peach sorbetto*

Farm Happenings

Don’t forget to come visit us at the farm. We’re open Wednesday afternoons from 4:00 to 6:30. It’s a great way to break the weekly routine and cool off with a cup of gelato.

Also, there are still quite a few tickets available for some of the farm dinners. You can find the details and the link to our ticket sales page on our website


 

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Posted 6/25/2014 7:24am by Leslie Cooperband or Wes Jarrell.

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At last, a reprieve from the torrential rains today. It's a perfect day for an outing to our farm. Come on out from 4:00 to 6:30 PM this afternoon. 

We'll cool you off with some fresh gelato AND sorbetto (fruit season is upon us!!).

We've got lots of cheese for you to taste and to purchase.

Our other farmer and food artisan friends will be here too, including:

Tomahnous Farm with great veggies for a summer salad.

Heirloominous Farm with beautiful AND delicious vegetables picked just yards from our barn.

Stewart's Artisan Breads with bagels, breads, granola and cookies.

Laurence, the Knife Dude, will be here to sharpen your dull knives while you stroll the farm and shop.  

Of course, the goats will be here; they're always here.


 

 

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Posted 6/19/2014 9:28pm by Leslie Cooperband or Wes Jarrell.

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Farm News

Mid June: the vibe is green things growing wild. I marvel at the speed of transformation from seedling to flowering plants to fruits in a few short weeks. Green tomatoes are popping on the vines; cucumber vines extend outward, revealing their cylindrical fruit underneath.  I swear the basil has grown at least 12 inches in the past 72 hours.

The hot air thickens and hovers over bodies; bodies release water in an attempt to cool off.  Routine chores of kid feeding, hay throwing, bringing the does in and out of the milking parlor result in release of copious amounts of sweat from our bodies. “Drink lots of water,” we tell everyone, but it comes out as sweat as fast as it goes in our mouths.  Fire flies must love this humid heat, because I’ve noticed them flickering close to the ground just these past few days.

This week we got the call from Sharp’s Crossing Lavender Farm that the limited amounts of lavender flowers were ready for picking. We also found out that the same polar vortices that killed our fruit tree flower buds wiped out nearly 90% of their lavender plants.  They were cancelling general public u-pick, but the owners knew we loved their lavender for our honey lavender gelato. When we arrived at the beautiful centennial farm just off of Highway 45, it was clear from the grey-brown colors that their crop had been devastated; another casualty of global climate change. There were enough blossoms on the culinary lavender plants to make a couple of generous bunches. We thanked the owner profusely and headed back to the farm, excited about the transformation of blossoms to frozen dairy confection. 

lavender picking

 

Farmers’ Markets and On Farm Happenings We’re attending one Farmers’ Market this Saturday: Urbana’s Market at the Square.  There’ll be lots of great cheese for sale:

  • Fresh chevre: plain, herbs de Provence and cracked pepper
  • Fresh goat milk ricotta: it’s super creamy this week—try it with some honey and fresh strawberries
  • A full house of bloomy rind cheeses including: Angel Food brie, Little Bloom on the Prairie and Black Goat. All are in peak ripeness this week—perfect for serving alongside your summer barbeque fare.
  • Moonglo: a few wedges of the fall milk Moonglo remain—if you want a firm cheese for shaving on grilled veggies, this is IT.
  • Huckleberry Blue: the very last of the fall milk blue—it will be perfect crumbled on whatever salad you’re fancying this week.

With all these great strawberries, lavender, etc. Wes and company have been going crazy spinning gelato this week. The kitchen was HOT, but the products will COOL you down:

  • Vanilla
  • Chocolate
  • Fresh Mint
  • Honey Lavender
  • Hazelnut
  • Local Strawberry Crème
  • Honey Chevre
  • Lemon Crème

On Farm Happenings: If you’re in Champaign-Urbana tomorrow evening, come by the farm for some great food and live music. It’s our “THIRD FRIDAY POP-UP” featuring Italian sausages by Piemonte Sausage and a whole bunch of delicious side salads.  We’ll have all natural Homer Soda Company Sodas and we’ll be selling gelato by the scoop.  The band is the Hathaways.  NO RESERVATIONS REQUIRED—JUST SHOW UP BETWEEN 5:30 AND 7:30 PM. BYOB. For more details, visit our website.

FARM OPEN HOUSE EVERY WEDNESDAY FROM 4:00 TO 6:30 PM THROUGH AUGUST. This is the only day of the week we are open to the public. It’s a great way to cool off, wind down, get your goat fix and enjoy some great local products. Details for next Wednesday’s open house will be forthcoming early next week. 


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Posted 6/17/2014 10:19pm by Leslie Cooperband or Wes Jarrell.

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There’s a lot going on at the farm this week.  We have our weekly farm open house tomorrow (Wednesday) from 4:00 to 6:30 pm.  The main attraction is the arrival of our first Nigerian Dwarf kid—the little Cinder baby. He is beautiful and adorable. 

Cinder baby with his first bottle

It will be hot, and what better way to cool off than to enjoy a scoop or two of gelato. We have some special flavors for tomorrow including:

  • Lemon Crème
  • Strawberry Sorbetto
  • Vanilla
  • Chocolate
  • Hazelnut
  • Strawberry Crème
  • Fresh Mint
  • Honey Lavender (we picked some lavender today at Sharp’s Crossing Lavender Farm)  

We will have plenty of cheese for you to try and buy. In fact, we’re running a special on our new little Angel Food brie: buy one, get one free.  Hard to beat that offer. We’ll also have plenty of fresh chevre, black goat, little bloom on the prairie and a few pieces of the fall milk Moonglo.

Our Other Farmers will be here too including:

Tomahnous Farm with greens, early summer veggies, pottery and flowers

Heirloominous Farm with green onions, beautiful beet greens and more

Stewart’s Artisan Breads with bagels, breads, cookies and granola 


Friday Night, June 20th will be our second "Pop Up" Dinner of the season.  This month's theme is Italian Sausage.  Come on out to the farm from 5:30 to 7:30 pm for some artisan sausages prepared by Piemonte Sausage, a new charcuterie maker in Champaign-Urbana.  NO RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. We'll also have live music by "The Hathaways," an acoustic, Peruvian duo.  For the full menu and all the details about our Pop Ups, visit our website.

 


 

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Posted 6/12/2014 8:48pm by Leslie Cooperband or Wes Jarrell.

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Farm News

 I can’t remember seeing so much rain fall since my long-ago days in the humid tropics of Costa Rica.  The constancy and intensity of precipitation over the past several days has left our farm soggy.  Our pastures squish underfoot, soils water logged to the brim. Our weaned doe kids in their outside paddocks are so caked in mud that their coats appear to be three shades darker than normal.  Wes attempted to drill holes for new fence posts in our pasture only to encounter the ground water practically lapping at his boots at 18 inches below ground. 

As I watch the next encroaching wave of storms head east toward Urbana on the radar screen, I am hoping it won’t amount to too much more standing water.  Standing water tells us where the low spots are in the fields, where we need to fortify around the barns so water doesn’t seep in.  It humbles even the perennial crop farmer who has tried so diligently to promote infiltration with deep rooted pasture and prairie plants.  If we can make it through tonight, sunny skies are forecast for the next several days; should be enough time for all those growing plants to lap up all this excess water. 

Farmers’ Markets We’re attending two farmers’ markets this Saturday, June 14th: Urbana and Chicago’s Green City Market.  Sunday is Father’s Day, so if you’re looking for a way to win his heart through his stomach—buy him the gifts of cheese and gelato.  We have:

  • Fresh Chevre: plain, herbs de Provence, cracked pepper
  • Fresh whole milk ricotta
  • A full house of bloomy rind cheeses including: Angel Food, Black Goat and Little Bloom on the Prairie—all are tasting really wonderful right now
  • Spring Moonglo!! Our first batch of early lactation milk Moonglo is ready and boy is it DELISH! We made some changes to our recipe this year, and I’m very pleased with the creamy and flavorful results. Let us know what you think. 
  • Huckleberry Blue—a few wheels of fall-made blue cheese remain—this one is for the blue cheese eating dads in your life!

After you’re done with the cheese course, it’s on to GELATO (* indicates flavors available at Green City Market):

  • Vanilla
  • Chocolate
  • Hazelnut 
  • Local Strawberry*
  • Ginger
  • Espresso
  • Mint*

Celebrate the sunny weekend. Come to the farmers’ markets and support your local farmers.

LAST CHANCE TO PURCHASE TICKETS TO OUR FORK IN THE ROAD” JUNE 15TH TASTING TRAIL (12-5PM THIS COMING SUNDAY)—SALES WILL CLOSE ON SATURDAY, JUNE 14TH. THERE ARE STILL SOME TICKETS AVAILABLE. IT’S GOING TO BE A GORGEOUS DAY AND A FUN-FILLED AFTERNOON. PLEASE JOIN US! 


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Posted 6/10/2014 11:10am by Leslie Cooperband or Wes Jarrell.

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Summer is HERE and we've got some great local food products for you. Tomorrow, June 11th, from 4:00 to 6:30 pm, you can visit the farm, see the latest baby arrival (Squirrel baby) and EAT some goat milk gelato. 

We have fresh chevre, an assortment of bloomy rind cheeses, fresh goat milk ricotta and blue cheese for sale. Gelato Flavors (by the scoop and pint) include:

  • Vanilla
  • Chocolate
  • Hazelnut
  • Strawberry
  • Ginger
  • Espresso

Tomahnous Farm will be here with beautiful greens, early summer veggies, flowers and potted plants.

Heirloominous Farm will have some of the best kale you'll ever taste, salad mix and a few other delectable veggies.

Stewart's Artisan Breads will be here with delicious breads, bagels, cookies and granola.

Laurence Mate, aka the knife dude, is on vacation this week, but he'll be back next week to sharpen your knives while you visit the farm.

FORK IN THE ROAD TASTING TRAIL TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE

We still have a number of tickets available for this Sunday's tasting trail tour (June 15th).  If you're looking for a great way to entertain the "dads" in your life, surprise them with tickets to this tour.  Not only is it unique (white bison who thinks he's a dog??), it's entertaining and DELICIOUS.  Don't Delay. Sign up NOW.


 

 

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Posted 6/9/2014 3:54pm by Leslie Cooperband or Wes Jarrell.

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Hello CSA members:
It's time again for CSA pickup  We have pick ups tomorrow, Tuesday, June 10th for both Bloomington locations:
4:30 to 5:30 pm at the St. Luke Union Church  2101 E Washington St, Bloomington, IL 61701 (with PrairieErth Farm CSA)
6:00 to 7:00 pm at the Unitarian Church on Emerson St. Bloomington (with Henry Brockman's CSA).

Our farm CSA pickup this week will be held on Wednesday, June 11th from 4:00 to 6:30 pm during our Farm Open House time.  

As I mentioned last week, if you are unable to come in person to pick up your shares, please have someone else pick up for you. Please email me to let me know who your substitute is and provide me with their phone number so I can reach them if they forget to pick up.  If no one comes by to pick by the end of the allotted time, I will attempt to call you or your friend and stay if you are on your way to the pick up location.


Our policy for no-shows that haven't given me advance notice is that you forfeit that week's shares.

Also, I will always bring extras of cheese, bread and gelato if you would like to get products in addition to your bi-weekly shares. 

Please let me know if you have any questions. I look forward to seeing you all this week.

 


 

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