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Food Connects (formerly WFF) Newsletter


June 17th: It's the Season to Grow!
Happy verge-of-summer, everyone,

July 1st marks the beginning of our new fiscal year. We are preparing to make the next year a big one. What’s new, you ask? Among other things:

• Combining Friday deliveries into Thursday. Our Thursday and Friday deliveries will now be just Thursday deliveries. This change starts next week on Thursday, June 23. The order deadline for Thursday deliveries will be Wednesday at 8am. Orchard Hill Breadworks orders need to be in by Tuesday at 8am.

• New full-time food hub manager, Alex McCullough. Alex has been working behind the scenes of WFF and Monadnock Menus for the last couple months. Expect to hear more from him in the next fiscal year, as we work to increase sales, add new buyers and vendors, improve delivery reliability and customer service, and refine our big-picture vision for food hubs in southern VT.


Help WFF Grow!

For a long time WFF has been lucky to work with committed and excited chefs, farmers, and food producers. It is in large part thanks to you (you know who you are) that WFF has grown into the regional presence it is today.

However, WFF’s growth curve has started to flatten, even though we know we have untapped markets in the area.

It’s time for us to inject some new energy into Windham County local food sales! We are committed to spending more time than ever reaching out to potential buyers – both to chefs who have never heard of WFF or worked with us before, and to those who have ordered from us in the past.

We also will look for ways to add more selection and new, interesting products to our inventory.

What does this mean for you? You can help, too, by telling your friends about Windham Farm & Food! “What if my friend isn’t a chef or farmer?”, you ask. Are they parents of kids in the school system? Do they eat at local restaurants? Do they look for local products at the grocery store? If the answer to any of the above questions is Yes, then they can help, too, by asking for more local products – local products that WFF can provide.

If you want to learn more about what you can do to get the word out about WFF, call or email Alex at 802-451-0555 / [email protected]


Inventory News

We have new items coming online every week, now, as growers list their first veggies coming out of the field.

First off, strawberries. Go straight to the strawberry section to see our selection from Dutton Berry Farm, Harlow farm, and Wild Carrot Farm.
Let’s welcome back Wild Carrot Farm, based in Brattleboro! Jesse and Caitlin are selling organic-fed, free-range broiler chickens, no-spray strawberries, and a wide variety of veggies, including:
- cabbage
- collards
- kale
- scallions
- chard

We’re also excited to announce:
- Heirloom tomatoes (Organic, 1st and 2nd quality) – Old Athens Farm
- Mint-chocolate chip yogurt (seasonal special) – Commonwealth Dairy
- Bunched beets (Organic)– Old Athens Farm


In Other News

Harvest of the Month
June's Harvest of the Month is Herbs! Check out the HOM website for recipes, activities, and lots more information, and see our Herb inventory for local cilantro, parsley, and rosemary -- and hopefully more to come!

www.vermontharvestofthemonth.org

Until next time!
-- Alex, Hannah, and Tracy

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Order on-line at www.windhamfarmandfood.org
or call/text Hannah at (802) 433-3882
Deliveries call Tracy at (802) 671-5430

TUESDAY & THURSDAY DELIVERIES:
Bread/Bagels by FRIDAY 4:00 PM
Produce/Yogurt/Other by MONDAY 8:00 AM

FRIDAY DELIVERY:
Bread/Bagels/Sprouts/Pudding/Four Star Farms by MONDAY 4:00 PM
Produce/Yogurt/Other by THURSDAY 8:00 AM
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Feature Vendor
Sweet Pickins Farm
Our farm was established in 2012 when we purchased our home and 10 wonderful acres. We have strived hard to create an environment that we are proud to have our animals live their lives in. We are continually working on new ways to improve the farm and the rewards far out way the long hours :) We invite people to stop on by and meet the ducks and see our operation.
The Hubner Family
Jason or Amber Hubner
Call us anytime at
802-536-4182
Email at [email protected]
Or check our facebook page for the latest updates!
We have for sale currently:
Fresh Free Range Duck Eggs!!!!
Check back often for the newest offerings....
FEATURE INVENTORY Organic Rainbow Chard, 12 bunches
Category: Swiss Chard
Description: Organic Rainbow Chard, 12 bunches
Vendor: Harlow Farm
Unit: 12 bunch case
Price: 20.00
Weight:
Organic rainbow swiss chard bunches. 12 bunches in this 1 1/9 bu. box case.
FEATURE INVENTORY Cherry--organic, mixed color
Category: Tomatoes
Description: Cherry--organic, mixed color
Vendor: Old Athens Farm
Unit: 12 pt. flat
Price: 54.00
Weight: 12.00
FEATURE INVENTORY Organic Heirloom Seconds
Category: Tomatoes
Description: Organic Heirloom Seconds
Vendor: Old Athens Farm
Unit: 12 lb flat
Price: 50.00
Weight: 12.00
Seconds are as tasty and functional as firsts. They may be below size grade, have a shape variation, or contain some minor blemish.
FEATURE INVENTORY Fresh organic cilantro
Item No: 1173
Menu Group: Food
Section: Herbs
Category: Cilantro
Description: Fresh organic cilantro
Vendor: Old Athens Farm
Unit: 6 bunches
Price: 13.00
Weight: 0.75
FEATURE INVENTORY 2015 Storage - White mixed sizes/ small med
Item No: 1194
Menu Group: Food
Section: Vegetables
Category: Potatoes
Description: 2015 Storage - White mixed sizes/ small med
Vendor: Dutton Berry Farm
Unit: 20 lb
Price: 20.00
Weight: 20.00
FEATURE INVENTORY Organic Green Leaf
Item No: 1200
Menu Group: Food
Section: Vegetables
Category: Lettuce
Description: Organic Green Leaf
Vendor: Harlow Farm
Unit: 12 ct.
Price: 17.00
Weight: 9.00
FEATURE INVENTORY Organic Romaine
Item No: 1201
Menu Group: Food
Section: Vegetables
Category: Lettuce
Description: Organic Romaine
Vendor: Harlow Farm
Unit: 24 ct
Price: 32.00
Weight: 18.00
FEATURE INVENTORY Organic Green Boston
Item No: 1203
Menu Group: Food
Section: Vegetables
Category: Lettuce
Description: Organic Green Boston
Vendor: Harlow Farm
Unit: 24 ct
Price: 32.50
Weight: 18.00
FEATURE INVENTORY Organic Red Boston
Item No: 1206
Menu Group: Food
Section: Vegetables
Category: Lettuce
Description: Organic Red Boston
Vendor: Harlow Farm
Unit: 12 ct.
Price: 18.00
Weight: 9.00
FEATURE INVENTORY Organic Strawberry pints
Item No: 17940
Menu Group: Food
Section: Fruits and Berries
Category: Strawberries
Description: Organic Strawberry pints
Vendor: Harlow Farm
Unit: 12 pt. flat
Price: 50.00
Weight:
Organic strawberries, packed in 12 pints to a flat.
FEATURE INVENTORY Organic Heirloom Slicing
Item No: 1815
Menu Group: Food
Section: Vegetables
Category: Tomatoes
Description: Organic Heirloom Slicing
Vendor: Old Athens Farm
Unit: 12 lb flat
Price: 60.00
Weight: 12.00
Dark red color. Greenhouse grown in Westminster VT
FEATURE INVENTORY Seasonal GMC Mint Choc Chip 2% Blended Greek Yogurt
Item No: 18563
Menu Group: Food
Section: Dairy
Category: Yogurt
Description: Seasonal GMC Mint Choc Chip 2% Blended Greek Yogurt
Vendor: Commonwealth Dairy
Unit: Case (12 units)
Price: 10.81
Weight: 5.00
FEATURE INVENTORY Organic Flat-leaved European
Item No: 1898
Menu Group: Food
Section: Herbs
Category: Parsley
Description: Organic Flat-leaved European
Vendor: Old Athens Farm
Unit: 6 bunches
Price: 10.59
Weight: 0.40
FEATURE INVENTORY Organic Bunched Baby Beets
Item No: 21458
Menu Group: Food
Section: Vegetables
Category: Beets
Description: Organic Bunched Baby Beets
Vendor: Old Athens Farm
Unit: 12 bunch
Price: 25.00
Weight:
Golf ball-sized beets
FEATURE INVENTORY Broccoli Raab, no spray
Item No: 21561
Menu Group: Food
Section: Vegetables
Category: Greens
Description: Broccoli Raab, no spray
Vendor: Wild Carrot Farm
Unit: 6 bunches
Price: 13.25
Weight:
FEATURE INVENTORY no spray
Item No: 21562
Menu Group: Food
Section: Vegetables
Category: Bok Choy
Description: no spray
Vendor: Wild Carrot Farm
Unit: 6 heads
Price: 12.00
Weight:
FEATURE INVENTORY Red Russian
Item No: 2797
Menu Group: Food
Section: Vegetables
Category: Kale
Description: Red Russian
Vendor: Dutton Berry Farm
Unit: bunch
Price: 2.00
Weight: 1.00
FEATURE INVENTORY Curly Winterbore
Item No: 3192
Menu Group: Food
Section: Vegetables
Category: Kale
Description: Curly Winterbore
Vendor: Dutton Berry Farm
Unit: 1 Bunch
Price: 2.00
Weight:
FEATURE INVENTORY NEW Lacinato or "dinosaur"
Item No: 3293
Menu Group: Food
Section: Vegetables
Category: Kale
Description: NEW Lacinato or "dinosaur"
Vendor: Dutton Berry Farm
Unit: bunch
Price: 2.00
Weight: 0.75
No-spray greenhouse grown. Planted early spring. Young and very tender/ flavorful
FEATURE INVENTORY Organic pints
Item No: 3569
Menu Group: Food
Section: Fruits and Berries
Category: Strawberries
Description: Organic pints
Vendor: Harlow Farm
Unit: pint
Price: 5.00
Weight: 1.00
FEATURE INVENTORY Organic Strawberries
Item No: 3644
Menu Group: Food
Section: Fruits and Berries
Category: Strawberries
Description: Organic Strawberries
Vendor: Walker Farm
Unit: 8 qt. flat
Price: 50.00
Weight:
FEATURE INVENTORY Oats So Good, a Museli
Item No: 5122
Menu Group: Food
Section: Grain Products
Category: Cereals
Description: Oats So Good, a Museli
Vendor: True North Granola Company
Unit: 1 pound
Price: 8.00
Weight:
Rolled oats, rye flakes,wheat flakes, barley flakes, oat bran, raw sunflower seeds, raw pumpkin seeds, raw almonds, unsalted pecans, unsweetened organic coconut, dried cranberries infused with apple juice, dried unsulphered, unsweetened apples, sea salt, cloves and cinnamon.
About True North Granola
We make our granola and museli out of a passion for quality foods that taste delicious and are good for you. Every bag is chock-full of organic or natural unprocessed ingredients, and we take the greatest care in their selection. Our diligent quality control ensures that you receive the very best museli every time.
FEATURE INVENTORY Fresh large stems
Item No: 6365
Menu Group: Food
Section: Vegetables
Category: Rhubarb
Description: Fresh large stems
Vendor: Dutton Berry Farm
Unit: 10 lb
Price: 25.00
Weight: 1.00
FEATURE INVENTORY
Item No: 6649
Menu Group: Food
Section: Fruits and Berries
Category: Strawberries
Description:
Vendor: Dutton Berry Farm
Unit: 8 qt. flat
Price: 50.00
Weight: