What They Say...


Thanks for all the great winter squash and potatoes.  Guess we’ll make it through the winter  after all!  Seriously, another wonderful year.  We loved all the experiments and the old faithfuls.  Have a warm winter. 

- Susan Kalcik and Nick Bocher

Just a note to let you know how much we appreciated every single item in each box.  Please know that we will be thinking of you and your family and all the hard work you did all through the winter.  I froze A LOT of the produce we received each week, and will use it to make soups, stews, etc. for many months.  There was not one thing that was wasted or not appreciated by our family. Thank you for giving us variety and many healthy veggies that we probably wouldn’t buy otherwise.  Now that the summer is over, we once again can’t believe what a bargain this was, and how much produce we get for our investment in your farm.  We so appreciate every ounce of hard work and labor you and your family put in and the care you give every plant that you grow. It shows in sight and taste! Thanks again and have a lovely, restful fall and winter. Can’t wait to see what will show up in next year’s boxes!  

- Joan and Dave Hunter

My family loved our first experience with bok choy! We had a delicious Asian-inspired rice bowl. We topped cauliflower rice with steamed bok choy, ground turkey and an over-easy egg. And we used (also new to us this season) garlic scapes. Thank you for all your hard work! My family is really enjoying our first CSA experience.

- Christina, Matthew and Ryland Fetsko, new members

I was absolutely thrilled to see how many families are part of the CSA [almost 300 in 2015]! Besides being great for Blue Goose Farm, I think it also means more dedication to the environment and personal health from our geographical area. Isn't that great news. On a personal level, I found the diversity in the boxes [2015] to be my favorite season yet. Thank you all! Best wishes.

- Barbara Rosenberg, member since 2008

Just a big thank you as the season comes to an end. Thank you for the extra effort on green beans…they were spectacular and well received by my family. It is always a wonderful harvest at Blue Goose Farm.

- Renee Mathur, member since 2009

Just wanted to send you a note to tell you how much we are enjoying the vegetables. We are 67 years of age and neither one of us have ever eaten Swiss chard, arugula, eggplant and a few other things until now. We have been using new recipes from the Internet and from your newsletter. We are eating healthier thanks to you!

- Mary Ryan and John Seifert, members since 2015

I have been meaning to write this letter of appreciation WEEKS ago. This was my first year participating in the CSA and I absolutely loved it. I had heard about it two years ago and I meant to sign up last year but the stars just didn't align. Well this year I was determined and after experiencing it, I am on board for the long haul! I thoroughly looked forward to the newsletter each week, not to mention the plentiful boxes we received full of such high quality food! I know I may seem over enthusiastic but I just can't express how thankful I am that you have made your wonderful produce available to us. I hope that your farm continues to prosper as it benefits so many!

- Jill Gontkovic-Parkins, member since 2014

Thank you, Farabaugh Family, for all of your hard work and dedication to the farm. My daughter and grandson are vegetarians and have benefited immensely from the produce. She, too, has shared many recipes with family and friends we look forward to next year.

- Cheryl Nolan, member since 2015

Just wanted you to know how much we look forward to each week! Everything is yummy, and our son, home from college for the summer, is even asking for EXTRA lettuce on his sandwiches...that's never happened before! Thank you for the wonderful food...we have never eaten some of these veggies, and we look forward to trying new things all summer long. Thank you soon much for being a very big part of our family, from breakfast to supper, all spring and summer long. We can't wait for you to start growing again in the spring...we are hooked!

- Joan Hunter, member since 2014

I bought a subscription to this CSA and was very pleased. The produce so far has been outstanding. The quality and variety of items were impressive. I highly recommend this CSA to anyone who enjoys fresh locally grown produce.

Judy Inboden, member since 2008

Had to stop a moment and say we love the food! Thank you for listening and providing much more enjoyable veggies. Back to basics is sometimes a great thing! We don't waste anything, but I still have veggies I blanched last year in the freezer. I will purée them all and put them in my spaghetti sauce this fall, so they will be used but not as fresh veggies should be used. We are eating everything in the boxes this year... no freezing required! Thanks for all your hard work and for sharing your bountiful harvest!

- Connie Mascio, member since 2012

We have absolutely loved every box we received from your farm. We have eaten so much healthier and have learned to like things we never even heard of.

- Tom and Connie Caldwell, members since 2014

Dale & I are new CSA members this year & we are loving your produce & emails. Thank you for all of your hard work. All of the food has been amazing. Even though you send a list of what to expect in the boxes, it is always like a surprise when I open the lid & look inside. Those strawberries are just like my grandfather used to harvest when I was little. The lettuce, kale, onions, radishes, turnips, and kolhrabi have been delicious! (Please excuse me if I omitted a veggie-it just means I forgot it). We appreciate the newsletter & recipes. I made your potato & leek soup yesterday for the first time-Yum!!! Dale & I love it and it is a very easy recipe. Thank you so much! Thanks again for all of your hard work, the newsletters, and all of those wonderful veggies.

- Bonnie & Dale Harris, members since 2014

Thank you so much for the nutritious and beautiful boxes that we receive each week – another wonderful season of delicious and healthy eating! We have enjoyed the vegetables and delicious strawberries and look forward to your informative newsletters, recipes, and food facts. Thank you for all of your hard work and for giving us such a healthy and delicious "eating experience”!

- Marie McDermit, member since 2012

Thank you so much. I think your newsletters are very well done, and we have tried the recipes included and have enjoyed them as well. Sad to see the season is ending, but we have really enjoyed our first season and will look forward to next year. Great job.

- Larry Cicero, member since 2015

When I was growing up, my mom always breaded and fried her eggplant. The texture did not agree with me and I was made to cleanup my plate. I have been giving away my eggplant so it would not go to waste. My one friend told me to stuff my eggplant. I did some research and found a recipe. I experimented. It was the most amazing food that I ate and most of it came from your boxes you drop off for me. This year has been amazing and the food is tasty. I am experimenting with vegetables that I would normally walk by in the store, because of your magic box. Thank you for all you do for me.

- Kathy Wagner, member since 2012

Thank you for another wonderful summer of goodness!

- Helen Mall, member since 2008

I have really enjoyed most of what you have offered us, and we have been members about 4 or 5 years. I wanted to let you know that I particularly enjoyed something this year I never remember eating in my whole life, the Kohlrabi. I say keep that one coming, and I have about 4 recipes that really make it come alive. I had a stroke about 7-1/2 years ago, and your farm was one of the ways I learned to do new things. I had to give up my work and have become the main cook in the house. I have really enjoyed participating with you. Keep up the good work!

- Bruce Cadenhead, member until 2014

Thanks so much for the amazing vegetable boxes. Everything was great, although we naturally like certain veggies better than others. The green beans were fantastic! There is nothing I enjoy more than fresh, tender, steamed green beans. I also enjoyed the newsletter and recipes each week and I tried not to read it until after I had picked up the box. It was fun to be surprised as to what was in the box each week. Until next year…

- Gerri Ciesielka and Mom, members since 2011

Thanks so much for all the vegetables and all your hard work, we are going to miss all the fresh produce. We have really been enjoying our box this year. What a wonderful variety of vegetables.

- Pam Boderocco, member since 2008

My husband and I try to use multiple veggies in our recipes, and we made one last night that calls for four (kale, bok choy, Swiss chard, and green onions). It was simple and delicious, especially since my greens were already washed and trimmed. Next time, I'll mix the dressing the night before, and it will be a super easy after-work meal. Thanks for the veggie inspiration!

- Linda & Tom Fleming, members since 2013

You may find it funny to know that I HATE turnips, but I absolutely love your turnips French style- raw with a smear of butter and dipped in coarse sea salt. Works great with the radish. Strawberries are fantastic. I have some marinating in good balsamic vinegar and black pepper.

- Cheryl Alfes, member since 2015

I love my subscription! I was on vacation for 2 weeks and my friend Kelly got my food. She told me that she has contacted you to be on next year's list! Thanks for having such a great variety and wonderful quality! I was excited reading that you have acorn squash! YUM!

- Marina Moses, member since 2015

The quality and quantity of the produce was excellent! SO much tastier and better than the stores. I am thankful to be a part of the program, and look forward to another summer.

- Kathy Friedhoff, member since 2013

Thank you for the best summer we have had exploring new recipes with really fresh vegetables. I hate to see it come to an end. Blessings to you and your family. Until next year, friends…

- Nancy Wojno, member since 2015

Just wanted to thank you and your family, we really enjoyed all the fresh veggies. The kids especially enjoyed the sweet peas and yellow beets! Thank you again and we look forward to next spring!

- The McCarvilles, members since 2015