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Posted 6/10/2015 8:19pm by Jessica and Dominic Green.



Dear CSA Member,

Your CSA pick up will begin June 20th! We look forward to meeting our new members and welcoming back our returning customers!

You are currently listed as having a Saturday pick up at Norton's USA in downtown Barrington. If you are receiving this you are either a full share member or a half-share (group A). If this is incorrect or you would like to change your pick up to The Farm on Fridays from 2:30pm-6:00pm please let us know by e-mailingNicole@gentleman-farmer.com.

Otherwise please see the details below:

Saturday CSA pick up:

TGF at Norton's USA Saturdays from 10:30am-4pm (Please note that Norton's does not have a cooler therefore the earlier you pick up the fresher your produce will be).

400 S. Lageschulte St Barrington, IL 60010

(847) 382-8872 

Dominic cell 773-450-8898

Summer Full share members will pick up on Saturdays weekly beginning the weekend of 06/20/15-10/3/15.*

Half share members will pick up every other week; please mark your calendars with the following pick-up dates:

06/20

07/04*Norton's Holiday Hours below

07/18

08/01

08/15

08/29

09/12

09/26

 

*please note over the 4th of July members will have the option to pick up at the Barrington Farmer's Market July 2nd from 2-7pm or to keep Saturday July 4th pick up at Norton's USA from 9am - 1pm. Please notify nicole@gentleman-farmer.com only if you plan to change to Thursday July 2nd by Sunday June 29th.

Useful pick-up information:

  • If you have a conflict with your scheduled pick up we ask that you please first try asking a friend or neighbor to pick up on your behalf. If that is not possible, please give us a week's notice and we will do our best to accommodate your share on a different week. Thank you!

 

  • If you need to switch your pick up location between Norton's USA and The Farm or Chicago, again, please give us advanced notice and we will do our best to accommodate you. We are very appreciative of being able to keep our pick-ups consistent to minimize confusion and error, please do this sparingly. Thank you!

 

  • If you have forgotten to pick up (it happens!), you may arrange with Nicole for pick up in Chicago at Logan Square on Sunday otherwise we will donate your share to the local food pantry.
Any questions? Please don't hesitate to emailNicole@gentleman-farmer.com

Your first CSA newsletter will hit your inbox the Wednesday before pick up. We will include notes on the farm, that week's harvest and some recipes! We're SO excited to share the growing season with you! 

Your Farmers,

Dominic and Jessica Green and The Gentleman Farmer Team

 
Posted 6/10/2015 8:18pm by Jessica and Dominic Green.


Dear CSA Member,

Your CSA pick up will begin June 27th! We look forward to meeting our new members and welcoming back our returning customers!

You are currently listed as having requested a half share (group B) with a Saturday pick up at Norton's USA in downtown Barrington. If this is incorrect or you would like to change your pick up to The Farm on Fridays from 2:30pm-6:00pm please let us know by e-mailing nicole@gentleman-farmer.com. Otherwise please see the details below:

Saturday CSA pick up:

TGF at Norton's USA

10:30am-4pm (Please note that Norton's does not have a cooler therefore the earlier you pick up the fresher your produce will be).

400 S. Lageschulte St

Barrington, IL 60010

(847) 382-8872

Half shares will pick up every other week, please mark your calendars with the following pick-up dates:

06/27

07/11

07/25

08/08

08/22

09/05

09/19

10/03

 

Useful pick-up information:

  • If you have a conflict with your scheduled pick ups, we ask that you please first try asking a friend or neighbor to pick up on your behalf. If that is not possible, please give us a week's notice and we will do our best to accommodate your share on a different week. Thank you!

 

  • If you need to switch your pick up location between Norton's USA and The Farm or Chicago, again, please give us advanced notice and we will do our best to accommodate you. We are very appreciative of being able to keep our pick-ups consistent to minimize confusion and error, please do this sparingly. Thank you!

 

  • If you have forgotten to pick up (it happens!), you may arrange with Dominic for pick up in Chicago at Logan Square on Sunday otherwise we will donate your share to the local food pantry. Any questions? Please don't hesitate to e-mail Nicole. Nicole@gentleman-farmer.com
Your first CSA newsletter will hit your inbox the Wednesday before pick up, we will include notes on the farm, that week's harvest and some recipes! We're SO excited to share the growing season with you! 

Your Farmers,

Dominic and Jessica Green and The Gentleman Farmer Team

Posted 6/10/2015 8:17pm by Jessica and Dominic Green.



Dear CSA Member,

Your CSA pick up will begin June 19th! We look forward to meeting our new members and welcoming back our returning customers!

You are currently listed as having requested a Friday afternoon pick up at The Farm in Barrington. If this is incorrect or you would like to change your pick up to Norton's USA on Saturdays from 10:30am-4pm please let us know by e-mailing nicole@gentleman-farmer.com. Otherwise please see the details below:

Friday CSA pick up:

TGF at Hill N Dale Farm Fridays from 2:30-6:00pm revised closing time from last season.

one drive west of 65 Spring Creek Rd Barrington,IL 60010

Dominic cell 773 450 8898

(scroll down for directions)

Summer Full shares will pick up on Fridays weekly from 06/19 - 10/2.  Except for the week of Independence Day when pick up will be Thursday July 2nd at the Barrington Farmer's Market from 2-7pm or Saturday July 4th at Norton's USA from 9am - 1pm. Please notify us of which location your prefer by Sunday June 28th to nicole@gentleman-farmer.com

Half shares (group A) will pick up on Fridays every other week; Half-share members please mark your calendars with the following pick-up dates:

06/19

07/02 or 07/04 Please notify nicole@gentleman-farmer.com of your preferred alternate pick up of either Barrington Farmer's Market Thursday the 2nd from 2-7pm or Norton's USA pick up Saturday the 4th from 9am - 1pm by June 28th.

07/17

07/31

08/14

08/28

09/11

09/25

Useful pick-up information:

  • If you have a conflict with your scheduled pick ups, we ask that you please first try asking a friend or neighbor to pick up on your behalf. If that is not possible, please give us a week's notice and we will do our best to accommodate your share on a different week. Thank you!

 

  • If you need to switch your pick up location between The Farm and Norton's USA or Chicago, again, please give us advanced notice and we will do our best to accommodate you. We are very appreciative of being able to keep our pick-ups consistent to minimize confusion and error, please do this sparingly. Thank you!

 

  • If you have forgotten to pick up (it happens!), we will do our best to leave your share at Norton's on Saturday, or you may come to Chicago to pick up on Sunday at Logan Sq. Please contact us to confirm where you would like it to go. If you still forget, we will donate it to the local food pantry.

 

DIRECTIONS TO THE FARM (PLEASE DRIVE SLOWLY - 10mph ON PROPERTY):

From Lake-Cook Rd Drive North on Ridge Rd. Turn west at Spring Creek Rd. Drive past 65 Spring Creek Rd to the next drive way where you will see a Gentleman Farmer sign. Turn right into the gates of the "Next Door" property. Follow the arrows along the gravel road. Please do not veer off the road to any other turnings, the farm is private property. At the end of the bend you will see Dominic's tent set up where pick up is located (by the greenhouse).

From HWY 14 Take Kelsey Rd OR Merri Oaks Rd to Ridge Rd. Go south on Ridge Rd to Spring Creek Rd. Follow the rest of the directions above.

Any questions or forgot what share-type you have purchased? Please don't hesitate to e-mail Nicole@gentleman-farmer.com.

Your first CSA newsletter will hit your inbox the Wednesday before pick up, we will include notes on the farm, that week's harvest and some recipes!

We're SO excited to share the growing season with you! 


Your Farmers,

Dominic and Jessica Green and The Gentleman Farmer Team

 


 

Posted 6/10/2015 8:16pm by Jessica and Dominic Green.


Dear CSA Member,

Your CSA pick up will begin June 26th! We look forward to meeting our new members and welcoming back our returning customers!

You are currently listed as having requested a half share (group B) with a Friday afternoon pick up at The Farm in Barrington. If this is incorrect or you would like to change your pick up to Norton's USA on Saturdays from 10:30am-4pm please let us know by e-mailing Nicole@gentleman-farmer.com. Otherwise please see the details below:

Friday CSA pick up:

TGF at Hill N Dale Farm 2:30-6:00pm (change of closing time from last season).

one drive west of 65 Spring Creek Rd Barrington, IL 60010

Dom's cell 773 450 8898

(scroll down for directions)

 

Half shares will pick up on Fridays every other week; please mark your calendars with the following pick-up dates:

06/26

07/10

07/24

08/07

08/21

09/04

09/18

10/02

 

Useful pick-up information:

  •  If you have a conflict with your scheduled pick ups, we ask that you please first try asking a friend or neighbor to pick up on your behalf. If that is not possible, please give us a week's notice and we will do our best to accommodate your share on a different week. Thank you!

 

  • If you need to switch your pick up location between The Farm and Norton's USA or Chicago, again, please give us advanced notice and we will do our best to accommodate you. We are very appreciative of being able to keep our pick-ups consistent to minimize confusion and error, please do this sparingly. Thank you! 

 

  • If you have forgotten to pick up (it happens!), we will do our best to leave your share at Norton's on Saturday, or you may come to Chicago to pick up on Sunday at Logan Sq. Please contact us to confirm where you would like it to go. If you still forget, we will donate it to the local food pantry.

Directions to the farm please drive slowly 10mph on property:

From Lake-Cook Rd Drive North on Ridge Rd. Turn west at Spring Creek Rd. Drive past 65 Spring Creek Rd to the next drive way where you will see a Gentleman Farmer sign. Turn right into the gates of the "Next Door" property. Follow the arrows along the gravel road. Please do not veer off the road to any other turnings, the farm is private property. At the end of the bend you will see Dominic's tent set up where pick up is located (by the greenhouse).

From HWY 14 Take Kelsey Rd OR Merri Oaks Rd to Ridge Rd. Go south on Ridge Rd to Spring Creek Rd. Follow the rest of the directions above.

Any questions? Please don't hesitate to email Nicole@gentleman-farmer.com. Your first CSA newsletter will hit your inbox the Wednesday before pick up, we will include notes on the farm, that week's harvest and some recipes! We're SO excited to share the growing season with you! 

Your Farmers,

Dominic and Jessica Green and The Gentleman Farmer Team

Posted 6/10/2015 8:15pm by Jessica and Dominic Green.


Dear CSA Member,

Your CSA Pick Up will begin June 21st! We look forward to meeting our new members and welcoming back our returning customers!

You are currently listed as having requested a Sunday pick up at The Logan Square Farmer's Market in Chicago. If this is incorrect please let us know by e-mailing nicole@gentleman-farmer.com. Otherwise please see the details below:

Sunday CSA pick up:

TGF @Logan Square Farmer's Market Sundays from 10am-3pm market closes at 3!

Milwaukee Ave and Logan Blvd same location as always on the green

Dom's cell 773 450 8898

Summer Full shares will pick up weekly on Sundays from 06/21 - 10/4.

Half shares will pick up every other week; please mark your calendars with the following pick-up dates: 

06/21

07/05

07/19

08/02

08/16

08/30

09/13

09/27

please contact nicole@gentleman-farmer.com to verify what type of share you have if you've forgotten.

 

Useful pick-up information:

  • If you have a conflict with your scheduled pick ups, we ask that you please first try asking a friend or neighbor to pick up on your behalf. If that is not possible, please give us a week's notice and we will do our best to accommodate your share on a different week. Thank you!
  • If you need to switch your pick up location between The Farm and Norton's USA or Chicago, again, please give us advanced notice and we will do our best to accommodate you. We are very appreciative of being able to keep our pick-ups consistent to minimize confusion and error, please do this sparingly. Thank you!
  • If you have forgotten to pick up (it happens!), we will donate your share to the local food pantry.

Any questions? Please don't hesitate to e-mail Nicole@gentleman-farmer.com 

Your first CSA newsletter will hit your inbox the Wednesday before pick up, we will include notes on the farm, that week's harvest and some recipes! We're SO excited to share the growing season with you! 

Your Farmers,

Dominic and Jessica Green and The Gentleman Farmer Team

 
Posted 6/10/2015 8:13pm by Jessica and Dominic Green.



Dear CSA Member,

Your CSA pick up will begin June 28th! We look forward to meeting our new members and welcoming back our returning customers!

You are currently listed as having requested a half share (group B) with a Sunday pick up at The Logan Square Farmer's Market in Chicago. If this is incorrect please let us know by e-mailing Nicole@gentleman-farmer.com. Otherwise please see the details below:

Sunday CSA pick up:

TGF @Logan Square Farmer's Market 10am-3pm (market closes at 3!)

Milwaukee Ave and Logan Blvd same location as always on the green

Dom's cell 773 450 8898

Half shares pick up every other week; please mark your calendars with the following pick-up dates:

6/28

7/12

7/26

8/9

8/23

9/6

9/20

10/4

Useful pick-up information:

  •  If you have a conflict with your scheduled pick ups, we ask that you please first try asking a friend or neighbor to pick up on your behalf. If that is not possible, please give us a week's notice and we will do our best to accommodate your share on a different week. Thank you!

 

  • If you need to switch your pick up location between The Farm and Norton's USA or Chicago, again, please give us advanced notice and we will do our best to accommodate you. We are very appreciative of being able to keep our pick-ups consistent to minimize confusion and error, please do this sparingly. Thank you!

 

  • If you have forgotten to pick up (it happens!), we will donate your share to the local food pantry. Any questions? Please don't hesitate to e-mailNicole@gentleman-farmer.com.


Your first CSA newsletter will hit your inbox the Wednesday before pick up, we will include notes on the farm, that week's harvest and some recipes! 
We're SO excited to share the growing season with you! 


Your Farmers,

 Dominic and Jessica Green and The Gentleman Farmer Team

Posted 4/30/2015 4:27pm by Jessica and Dominic Green.

 
 
The Gentleman’s Times
News From Your Farm

 

In this weeks’ edition -

Farm News - ‘Little April Showers’

The Conversation

The Month in Numbers

The Final Word

 

Farm News - ‘Little April Showers’

April's newsletter is coming to you on the last day of the month, but with good reason. It gets me every year. Like the best April Fool’s joke, the 1st rolls around and I think to myself, “Well, April’s here. That seemed quick! Still, I have three months until - wait! What just happened..!? It’s April 30th..??? How..???”. Blink, and you miss it. I always do…

 

Planting Potatoes

April is ‘High Gear’ month on the farm. As the weather breaks, we frantically try to continue seeding in the greenhouse, begin working the soil in the fields, and start getting seeds in the ground. Thankfully Scott, our faithful Farmhand from last year, is back for more of the same. And not a moment too soon. The perpetual conveyor belt of seed trays are making their way out of the greenhouse, into the germination chamber (our repurposed walk-in cooler, with an added radiator and crock-pot for warmth and humidity), and back into the greenhouse again once the seeds have ‘popped’.

We’ve been busy prepping the beds, laying the drip irrigation, and, last week, spent three days planting onions and potatoes (see The Month In Numbers to learn how many!). Next month will be even busier, as we start to transplant seedlings into the field.

Yup, it’s all go at The Gentleman Farmer. We wouldn’t have it any other way…

 

The Conversation

You - Talk to me about bees and pigs…

TGF - OK. Well, bees are small and make honey, whereas pigs -

You - You know what I mean.

TGF - Sorry. What would you like to know..?

You - You told us that this year you would be keeping them..?

TGF - I did indeed. And keeping them we are. As you remember from February’s newsletter, Marcin Matelski and Christine DiMiceli from Chicago are The Gentleman Farmer’s official bee-keepers this year…

You - I do remember. So you have bee-hives now..?

TGF - We certainly do. 12, to be exact. Marcin and Christine installed them a month ago, and have been out again since to check on them.

You - And..?

TGF - They’re doing very nicely, thank you for asking. They showed me the frames, beginning to fill with comb and brood (aka ‘baby bees’), and even pointed out the queen.

You - Did you get stung? Bees sting. Did you know that..? Did you get stung..???

TGF - I did not get stung. I did not give them any reason to sting me. That’s a tip for the summer, by the way…

You - OK. And what about the wee piggies..?

TGF - We’re still searching, and figuring out how to make them most comfortable when they arrive…

You - Perhaps a pig-sty..?

TGF - Thank you. You’ve done this before, haven’t you..? Actually, the plan is to give them their own 2 acres of woods, plus a little pasture…

You - Pigs live in woods..?

TGF - Since time immemorial. It’s their natural habitat. And will allow them to express their natural ‘pigginess’ - rooting, foraging, generally being a pig…

You - Sounds lovely. So, I love bacon…

TGF - I can see where you’re going…

You - Know anywhere where I might be able to get my hands on some..?

TGF - All going well, we should have pork available around September. We’ll keep you posted.

You - I like sausage, too. And chops. And -

TGF - We’ll keep you posted…

 

Marcin & Christine - "Spot The Queen"

"Before they were cool..." The original drone (and no, drones don't sting!)

"Before they were cool..." The original drone (and no, drones don't sting!)
 

 

The Month In Numbers

16,000 - Number of onions we planted in 2 days!

1 - The length in miles of potato beds sown

49 - Days until first CSA pick-up!

 

The Final Word

We’re doing well on sales of our CSA Shares, but we still have a ways to go. We really need to be sold out by the end of next month (May), and that is the goal we’re setting ourselves.

You can help.

Tell you family, friends, neighbors and work colleagues all about this amazing farm you know in Barrington. Tell them about our CSA, and how it works. Tell them they can simultaneously support the local food movement, help the environment, and access fresh, organic vegetables for themselves and their families, just by signing up!

Point them in the direction of our website, or even this very nice article about us in The Barrington Courier that appeared last week..!? (Ahem)

Read the Full Article Here!

Thank you, and see you again in May (I know, it’s tomorrow…)

 

-The Gentleman Farmer



 

 

Posted 4/22/2015 1:04pm by Jessica and Dominic Green.

“If the bee disappeared off the surface of the globe, then man would have only four years of life left. No more bees, no more pollination, no more plants, no more animals, no more man.”

― Albert Einstein

Posted 4/16/2015 9:30am by Jessica and Dominic Green.

In the spirit of Earth Day, we would like to share a few facts that can motivate us all to consider our impact on the environment and take action.

- Earth Day was founded by Senator Gaylord Nelson on April 22, 1970.

- 20 million people participated in the first Earth Day.

- More than 100 billion pieces of junk mail are delivered in the United States each year. 

- Recycling, reuse and remanufacturing account for 3.1 million jobs in the U.S.

- Recycling saves 3 to 5 times the energy that waste incinerator power plants generate.

- Half the world’s tropical and temperate forests are now gone.

- More than 2 million people globally die prematurely every year due to outdoor and indoor air pollution.

- Every year in the U.S. nearly 200 billion beverage containers are sold, two-thirds of which are landfilled, incinerated or littered. 

- By reducing our waste 1% per year and recycling and composting 90% of our discards by 2030, we could save 406 megatons of carbon dioxide equivalent every year. This is the equivalent to shutting down 21% of our nation’s coal-fired power plants.

See more at: http://www.henslernurseryindiana.com/earth-day-fun-facts/#sthash.mamPvS1E.dpuf


 

Start the celebration early with two special events this Saturday, April 18 

Hosted By: CITIZENS FOR CONSERVATION

Earth Day work day: Help us continue to save living spaces for living things! CFC Restoration teams will be working in our award-winning preserves, planting woodland sedge plugs or raking in rare prairie legume seeds.Volunteers will work from 9-11 a.m. Meet at CFC headquarters, 459 W. Hwy 22, Lake Barrington, Bring work gloves and dress for the weather. Special Earth Day refreshments will round out the morning. If you have questions, call CFC at 847-382-SAVE (7283).

Add some meaning to your spring cleaning. Pack up those broken phones, the ratty dishtowels and the bags of packing peanuts you've been saving. Bring them over to the community recycling event from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., at Barrington Middle School's Prairie Campus, 40 Dundee Road, Barrington. A variety of recyclables will be accepted, including electronics, textiles and Styrofom. The event is sponsored by Prairie's PTO, along with Prairieland Disposal & Recycling, Chicago Textile Recycling and Chicago Logistic Service.

For more info visit:

www.citizensforconservation.org

Posted 4/10/2015 9:50am by Jessica and Dominic Green.

On Tuesday, April 14th, Dominic will be giving a presentation about our CSA!

Come learn more about our farm, ask us questions, and participate in a great discussion.

Look forward to seeing you!

Event Information-

Date: April 14, 2015

Time: 7pm

Location:

Barrington Area Library

505 N. Northwest Highway

Barrington, IL 60010

 

 

 

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