Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Citrus Day at CGB!

Today is Citrus Share day at CGB! We've got tons of citrus, maples syrup and yummy artisan cheeses for you lucky shareholders...Learn more about what you’re eating below:

We've already told you a little about Robie Farm, check it out again here.

And have we told you about the yummy Moose River Syrup?
From the Arcadia National Park region of Down-East Maine, Moose River syrup is made from sap gathered from all their beautiful maple trees on site. The Moose River syrup-makers recommend using the yummy goodness for pancakes, ice cream, corn bread, beans, popcorn, and many other things. Learn more here.

The apples are from Honey Bee Orchards in West Brookfield MA and the citrus is from Eagles Nest Organic Grove in North Florida. And, as you know, our CSA partner is Heaven's Harvest Farm. Check them out here.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

What You Recv'd and Holiday Notes

OK, I realize that you've already picked up your Winter CSA shares...and I apologize for not posting this earlier! But in case you're not sure what some of the produce is, here's a list of what you received:

Friday, December 11, 2009

Robie Farms: Artisanal Cheese

So many delicious offerings, it's hard to choose!

Here's an excerpt from a link about Robie Farms:

"Robie makes five different styles of hard and semi-hard cheese:
Piermont, a semi-soft tomme;
a Toma and Gruyere, in the Alpine style;
Swaledale, a cheddar-like cheese;
and Manchvegas, a strong pungent cheese based on the Spanish cheese Manchego."
At Robie Farm in Piermont, Cheese Making Is a Science and an Art | North America > United States from


Thursday, December 10, 2009

Fruit Lovers Holiday Sale!

Once again Heavens Harvest Farm is offering organic Citrus from Eagles Nest Organic Grove in North Florida.

New this year is the addition of IPM Apples (not sprayed 30 days before harvest) from Honey Bee Orchards in West Brookfield MA, raw artisan cheeses from Robie Farms in Piermont NH and awesome maple syrup from Moose River Syrup from the Arcadia National Park region of Down-East Maine.

All products will be delivered to Crunchy Granola Baby on Wednesday, December 23rd. The deadline for registration is Monday, December 14. And remember: You don't need to be a CSA shareholder to order these wonderful seasonal foods.

To register for a share, please bring your check (made out to Heavens Harvest Farm) to Crunchy Granola Baby by December 14. Please include your order, name, address, phone and email on the check.

If you have questions, please contact 978.741.0800 or

Noted below are your fruit order options. The list is rather long. Please be very accurate in ordering.

*Types of Citrus: Satsuma, Clementines, Sunburst Tangerines, Hanlin Juice & Fresh eating oranges, Carce-carer (red) , and Navels

  • Full boxes (40lbs) of any citrus $68
  • Half boxes (20lbs) of any citrus $38
  • Full Box of 2 way citrus mix $72
  • Full Box of 3 way citrus mix $75
  • Full Box of 4 way citrus mix $78
  • Half Box of 2 way citrus mix $40
  • Half Box of 3 way citrus mix $42

*Types of Apples: Red Delicious, Yellow Delicious, MacIntosh

  • Full box of any apple $40
  • Half box of any apple $25
  • Full Box of all 3 apples $45
  • Full Box of any 2 apples $45
  • Half Box of all 3 apples $30
  • Half Box of any 2 apples $28


  • Full Box of 2 way citrus and apple $65
  • Full Box of 3 way citrus and apple $68
  • Half Box of 2 way citrus and apple $38


Maine Produced Maple Syrup

  • Pints $13
  • Quarts $25

5 Certified raw milk artisan cheeses
*Ingredients: certified raw milk, enzymes, and sea salt)

  • Piermont (1lb) $16
  • Toma (1lb) $16
  • Gruyere (1lb) $18
  • Manch Veges (1lb) $18

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Winter CSA! Shares Still Available!

Interested in our Winter CSA? Miss the deadline?

No worries! Shares are still available!

The Winter round has started, but you can join now and you be pro-rated for the remainder.

  • Full Winter Share is $585 or 2 equal payments of $292.50
  • Half Winter Shares $425 0r 2 equal payments of $212.50
  • The season runs for 13 weeks, and is broken up into two sessions: First Session (6 wks) runs from Dec. 2 through Jan. 27 Second Session (7 wks) runs from Feb. 3 through March 17.
  • Produce is delivered every WEDNESDAY to CGB, and shareholders then pick up their share between 3 and 5:45. (your share may be available earlier, we will Tweet and Facebook when it arrives)
  • How to Pay: Checks (either the full payment or initial half payment, with second half payment due at start of second session) should be made out to Heavens Harvest Farm and dropped off (or mailed) to Crunchy Granola Baby.Please include: Name, Address, Phone and Email.
  • What to Expect: Apples * Celeriac * Strawberries * Swiss Chard * Collards * Arugula * Green Cabbage * Eggplant * Kale * Spring Onions * Lettuce, many varieties * Grape Tomato * Parsnips * Mustard * Sweet Potatoes * Braising Mix * Cucumbers * Parsley * Baby Bok Choy * Green Bell Peppers * Green Scallions * Summer Squash * Radishes * Cherry Tomatoes * Tatsoi * Zucchini * Potatoes * Snap peas * Tangerine, Honey * Onions * Turnip * Oranges, Red Valencia * Beets * Grapefruit, Red * Dandelion * Rutabaga * Spinach * Sweet Corn * Carrot (Please note: We cannot guarantee that these exact products will be available but we look forward to serving you with fresh organic produce during the winter/spring season.)
Questions? Contact CGB at 978.741.0800 or

Pssst: Looking for a great website to find recipes and yummy CSA idea? Check out Healthy Eats and also learn about wheat berries here.