The Bounty of Awe-gust!

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Apart from the endless zucchini and summer squash you may have noticed some different items in your shares these past few weeks. We have been adding summer favorites such as a rainbow array of tomatoes, sweet and chile peppersbasilcukesand pineapple tomatillos!  The watermelonscantaloupes and eggplants are just starting to yield there bounties of awesomeness as I type!

Pictured above with us are our friends Jacob and Emily Kraybill who came over last week to help with the first melon harvest of the season!

Roaring Brook Market-Cafe Opened in Downtown Lancaster!!!

Check out Roaring Brook’s great selection of locally produced grocery items which includes fresh produce from Blue Rock Farm , or  sip on some of the best coffee in town in their minty green café and eat a delicious salad made with greens grown here at our farm. Each week they feature locally produced, locally processed, and healthy food from Lancaster County farms and businesses. Roaring Brook is located on 155 East King Street in Lancaster City.

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It’s high time we tell you about our behind the scenes crew here at Blue Rock Farm. We could not do all of this without the help of our wonderful workshares Amanda Howard and Reuben Stolzfus.  We would also like to thank EK’s brother Nick Martin, her parents Wayne and Ruth and her 94 year old grandfather Parke who walks the fields daily to make sure everything is in good order!

1146584_10200349660251888_896804962_nFarmer Caitlin Update:

I’m going back to school in a couple weeks! I will be entering my senior year at Millersville University and finishing up a degree in Romance Language and Literature. I have some exciting classes in Spanish and Italian literature and linguistics to look forward to this fall! A few of the recipes I chose for this month’s newsletter are some of my favorites from Spanish, Latin American and Italian culinary traditions. Enjoy!

1013600_898842021620_181460974_nFarmer EK Update:

I am excited to spend more time working with the recently formed Shalefield Organizing Committee – a community-led Committee that is organzing against the fracking industry in Northeast PA! The group is made up of folks in Lancaster, Philly and Northeast PA, including my friends over at Endless Mountains Farm! We are currently working on fundraising to begin our first Listening Project. I love the combination of farming, where I am working directly in the ground and being a part of a grassroots group fighting to keep our land clean and safe!

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