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Why Fall is the Best Time to Join a CSA!

Now is the perfect time to make a meaningful investment in your local food system. Autumn is a busy time on our organic vegetable farm. It's harvest time and our focus has shifted from nurturing our crops to enjoying the bounty that the season has to offer. Winter...

The Benefits of Membership

When you join our CSA you'll enjoy 23 weeks of fresh, certified organic produce, but that's not all! Our vegetable CSA Shares come in 2 different sizes, and break down to a low price each week. Just $25 per week for the Basic Share and $30 per week for the Premium...

$25 Off all CSA Shares Until March 31st!

Happy March! March is an exciting time of year, snow is melting streams are rising, and the sleepy winter is giving way to vibrant spring. It's time to fire up the Greenhouse, and nurture seedlings of lettuce, broccoli, kale, peppers, tomatoes and so much more. We are...

Spinach Salad with Bacon Wrapped Dates

This salad will make you look so fancy without even trying. For me, any salad involving crumbled blue cheese and toasted pecans is always perfect. There are so many things you can add to this combo, but if you have 15 extra minutes, and some local bacon make this dish...

Pickled Rhubarb

It's the season for rhubarb!  We have two rhubarb patches on the farm, and every morning the crew heads out and pulls all of the flowers to concentrate the energy to the growing the stalks.  We're hoping to put the stalks in our first CSA Share Boxes this year....

Customer Review – Why I Love Green Fork!

Local business woman Elisa Miller-Out loves Green Fork. The fresh home cooked recipe kit helps her manage her family's busy lifestyle. What makes Green Fork different from other recipe kits? Green Fork is focused on Local, Local, Local! Over 70% of the ingredients in...

No Green Fork Deliveries after Thanksgiving 2017!

Green Fork is Temporarily Closing to Find New Packaging Facilities. Our partners at Challenge Workforce Solutions have determined it is no longer a good fit for their mission to directly service fresh food projects and will no longer be able to offer adequate...

Cinco de Mayo Recipes

Cinco de Mayo comes early in May when we're just transplanting our peppers, tomatoes, and other fiesta-friendly veggies! Hit up your local farmers' market this weekend and see what storage crops you can find for these recipes. You're more than likely to find cabbage,...

Flat Roasted Chicken with CSA Vegetables

Let me give you the easiest dinner recipe possible. Order a chicken from CSA+ - they deliver right to most Early Morning Farm Pick-up sites. Take a minute or two to slice the backbone out of the chicken and flatten. (It will cook in half the time and be evenly cooked...

Easy Grilled Recipes

We're just a few short weeks away from the first harvest, the sun is shining, and it's the perfect time to fire up the grill! We've got recipes in our archives that will please any palate and diet. Stop by the Farmers' Market this weekend and grab some local favorites...

Pickled Red Onions

Do you want to impress your friends with one easy food trick? Pickle red onions! They're a beautiful and flavorful addition to just about any dish. Try them in salads, on tacos or nachos, tucked inside spring rolls, sandwiches, as a garnish, with pulled pork,...

Celebrate Earth Day & Save!

We're ending April with a bang - $15 OFF of our CSA! We couldn't think of a better way to celebrate Earth Day then offering one last deal for Earth Day! Just enter the promo code April15 at checkout, if you pay in full you'll still receive a 2% discount - that's more...

Easy CSA Dinners on Toast

Dinner in a hurry? You're just a CSA Share box and a local loaf of bread away. Order a loaf of Wide Awake Bakery bread from Good Life Farm's CSA+, they're delivering to many of our pick-up sites this spring! Pick-up you share and fresh bread together, dinner will be a...

Pineapple Beet Smoothie

I'll be the first to admit, we do some pretty wacky things with beets around here. But, the funniest things sometimes turn out the best and this smoothie is proof! (and so is the cake, the ice cream, and the brownies) It's the first week before school starts so I had...

Beet Avocado Salad

This salad is bright, crunchy and perfectly complimented by the slabs of avocado on top. Since the holidays I've been completely drooling over my new cookbook, Plenty More. Written by Yotam Ottolenghi, the photos and ingredient lists scream special occasion, but the...

Beet Ice Cream

Yes, you read that right, Beet Ice Cream! Beets are often used in desserts, their naturally sweet flavor makes them a great choice for baking and sweets. In this creamy ice cream with local honey, beets are pureed with orange juice for a sweet treat that's just sweet...

Carrot Slaw with Toasted Cumin Seeds

I think some of the best recipes come out of things you throw together at the last minute, and this is one of them! This fresh, bright crunchy slaw is a great side dish to almost anything and intensely flavored from the toasted cumin seeds. It stores well, as long as...

Bolognese with Celeriac & Carrots

Here's a classic bolognese with a twist...celeriac! The carrots are traditional and while some people include celery, I started with a celeriac mire poix as the base of this rich and satisfying dish. One of the things I love about celeriac is that it is very versatile...

Chocolate Beet Cake

This chocolate cake is rich, dense, and so moist. It also has a healthy does of puréed beets. Perfect for Valentine's Day! Chocolate and beets are a natural pairing. If you've never tested out the combination before this is the perfect recipe to try, because you can...

Vegan Lentil Bolognese

Bolognese is a rich and satisfying dish, traditionally  made with beef. If you're looking for a vegan alternative, this is it! Here lentils stand in for the meat, and the base is made with CSA friendly celeriac mire poix. Celeriac is a surprisingly versatile root...

Balsamic Glazed Pork Tenderloin with Black Pepper Tarragon Parsnips

This post comes to you courtesy of an abundance of local foods! Here we have a beautiful piece of pork tenderloin from the Good Life Farm CSA+  (check out their pick-up locations and see if you can order one to your Early Morning Farm Pick-up Site!) paired with a...

Ginger, Carrot, & Daikon Radish Salad

This salad has healthy New Year written all over it. We're almost into February and some snow, but a bit of bright crunchy vegetables is enough to brighten anyone's spirit. This easy salad is great devoured immediately (as we did after the photo was snapped), or added...

Brussels Sprouts Risotto

Here's another Ottolenghi inspired dish! If you haven't checked out this vegetable centric chef, I can't recommend his books more. My favorite is Plenty More, but there are several to choose from. In addition to running a popular restaurant in London, Ottolenghi runs...

Roasted Carrot & Parsnip Flatbread

Lately in the farm kitchen pizza and flatbread have become a foil for any stray veggie. Sure sometimes we make "normal pizza" like Arugula White Pizza, but there are so many other possibilities! (For the record the Arugula White pizza is delicious and you should...

4 Easy Ways to Eat Vegetables Before Trick or Treating

It's that time of year! Whether you're skipping the sugary treats or indulging a healthy dinner is the way to go before hitting the neighborhood with your ghouls and goblins. Growing up my Mom always kept a big pot of chili on the stove, we'd stop by and fuel up on...

Apple-Cranberry Winter Squash Galette with Cinnamon Ice Cream

It's no secret we like baking with our vegetables around here, and when you have this much winter squash laying around, why not? When we got some fresh apples from The Good Life Farm's CSA+ delivery I could not stop thinking about thinly sliced apples and squash in a...

Best Easy Squash Soup

Squash soup is one of the easiest and most satisfying soups you can make this fall. Butternut usually gets all the fame, but you can roast and purée any squash into a savory soup in under one hour. Serve the soup in these cute Sweet Dumpling Squash "bowls" if you want...

Honey-Almond Winter Squash

Sweet dumpling squash are cute little winter squash that closely resemble acorn squash, but are just a little different. They have the striped skin like delicata, and ridges like an acorn squash, just smaller. They usually appear once or twice in our CSA shares and at...

2017 Early Renewal Discounts!

Get Free Vegetables! Fall has officially started, on our farm and everywhere! Our Winter CSA Shares sign-ups are coming in – and it’s time once again for Early Renewal Discounts! Even though our main CSA season will be ending soon, we'll be as busy as ever in the farm...

Winter Squash Chips & Rosemary Aioli

The last few months of our CSA are filled with winter squash and our members love it! Winter squash lasts long after the season is over, jump over here to check out our storage tips! One of the best things about having an abundance of winter squash is you can try all...

Vegetable Baked Ziti

A lot of people think of summer as the height of fresh produce, but in the Fingerlakes Autumn is truly the best season for eating! Along with all the apples our region is known for we have an abundance of fall favorites, with some stray summer crops coming in from the...

Turkey Ruebens

A rueben is a classic that may or may not need updating, but this version is simple, arguably lighter than the diner version, and it's going to be perfect for your Thanksgiving leftovers! I also laced the dressing with chipotle, because I can't stop myself. The...

Apple, Kale, Celery Salad

What's the first thing that comes to mind when you think kale, apple, celery? Is it juice?! These make great juice ingredients, but if you don't have a juicer then just toss them all together and enjoy this satisfying, crunchy fall salad. Our kale, massaged with...

Eggplant Baked Ziti

If you're a member of our CSA, then you likely know how versatile (and delicious) eggplant is! Eggplant grows right along our heirloom tomatoes in high tunnels, and we enjoy it throughout the season. During the summer I love to grill and stir-fry eggplant, but in when...

Tempeh Rueben

Even though my vegetarian days are over, I love vegetarian reubens (and also Turkey Reubens!). Here we combine tempeh with an easy faux sauerkraut, chipotle laced Russian dressing and of course Swiss cheese on griddled rye bread. The results are satisfying - perfect...

Coconut Butternut Squash Soup

Butternut squash soup is one of the easiest soups to master! Well, all winter squash soup for that matter, you just slice them in half, scoop out the seeds, roast, and purée with just about anything. My go-to is usually a bright and fresh apple butternut soup, but I...

Dilled Potato Latkes

Of all of the fritter and latke recipes on this site, I'm surprised to say this is our first potato latke! These turned out so crisp and delicious we'll definitely be making more. This year we have had an exceptionally good potato harvest! CSA members have enjoyed...

Massaged Kale Salad with Grilled Peaches

We're not suggesting you take your kale to massage therapy, but get your hands in there and toss it around! Massaging the kale, or just tossing it vigorously with kosher salt, oil, and a splash of apple cider vinegar helps soften and infuse the leaves with the...

Tofu Salad with Radishes

Even though my vegetarian days are long over, I still enjoy tofu. I made a chicken version of this salad, and I am really partial to this vegan version! There's one step that really gives the tofu a great texture, pressing. When you press the water out of tofu, it...


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