Archive for June, 2013

We’re Over the Moon at Blue Moon Acres

On a gorgeous early-summer Friday morning, the sun is just peaking up over the horizon as I drive down Route 32 and meander along the Delaware River. As I cross into New Jersey, I turn into Blue Moon Acres, and I’m just blown away by the beauty of the wide-open space and think, This is the perfect way to kick off the end of the work week! Back in 1992, Blue Moon Acres opened up their Buckingham, Pa., location as a CSA (community-supported agriculture program) and started delivering microgreens to top chefs in New York City. The combination of the CSA and positive feedback in the city brought Blue Moon Acres into the local food scene spotlight. By 2007, Blue Moon was […]

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Summer Chillin’: 6 Easy, Freezy Ways

“Ice cream is happiness condensed.” –Jessi Lane Adams In my family, if all six of us kids had been good, we would all get ice cream. So you see, ice cream was a very rare treat. But it need not be for you. Whether it’s a popsicle, gelato, or ice cream, everyone has a favorite incarnation of frozen happiness. These recipes take 25 minutes or less to put together, and once frozen, you can spread the smiles. Find more cool and easy recipes at the Kitchen.

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Woo-hoo! Local Farm Boxes Are Here!

Do you love local as much as we do? Food grown close to home is fresher, supports our community, and well, we think it just tastes better. That’s why we are beyond excited about summer’s Local Farm Boxes. These 100% local boxes are filled with a variety of local goodies, like plump blueberries from South Jersey, just-picked broccoli and kale from Lancaster County, and so much more from small organic family farms. So what are the top five things you need to know before you decide to go local?: 1. For the 2013 season, it costs just $2 more for a Little or Small Local Farm Box. That’s a small price to pay to support local farms. 2. Early in […]

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6 Ways to Keep Cool This Summer

The heat is on! Temperatures are rising so we want to fill you in on everything we’re doing to ensure your order stays cool in the summer heat. We also want to share a few simple things you can do to keep your Good Food even fresher on those dog days.   Find more summer produce tips here. And share your storage advice below.

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Local Farm-Fresh Yogurt Earns Seven Stars

All around me, cows are mooing, cows are dancing, and cows are happy! They wander through the open pastures clearly excited to be outside and are enjoying the beautiful spring breeze. In the barn are cows ready to give birth and week-old calves are resting before going out to play. Today is the day all the cows are going out to pasture and they couldn’t be happier! It is the opening day at Seven Stars Farm. Seven Stars Farm first opened in 1939 when philanthropist Mabel Pew Myrin and her husband purchased this 1,000-acre property in Phoenixville, Pa., and named it Kimberton Farms. They farmed the land using a biodynamic approach developed by Rudolf Steiner, PhD, an Austrian philosopher and […]

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The Side Show

Side dishes are sometimes afterthoughts or made only to accompany the main dish or entrée. What was the last side dish you had at a BBQ or summer party that stood out and really made you do a double take? Here are three simple tips to make your summer side dishes stars. First, it should be easy for you to make. Take the classic Caprese Salad. Slice and layer. And if you’re using heirloom tomatoes, you’ll see some swoons from the folks digging in. Secondly, it needs to be memorable. Anyone can toss together a potato salad. But when you serve up the Potato Salad with Blue Cheese and Bacon Dressing, people will walk right past the entrée for seconds of this indulgent […]

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