Wednesday, August 31, 2011

8/31/11 newsletter and Extra shares

This Week at Trogg's Hollow

Well, summer, at least as far as kids being home from school, is coming to a close (technically we have another month, so hang in there!) but things are still growing strong around here. We have lots and lots of tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, and summer squash. Everything is wonderful and fresh, so stock up! It’s also a good time to think about preserving some of these wonderful flavors for winter (I know, I used the “w” word). We have been making pickles, canning tomatoes and peaches, and making jam. There are lots of great books and websites out there with new canning ideas, and we’re also willing to share our experience when we’re able. And if you don’t want to mess with canning, most things freeze nicely. We may not put enough by to eat all winter long, but its so nice to have a little something when the grocery store offerings are so paltry.


Farmer’s Market This Week

We will be at the Harvest Market, which runs Thursday from 10-6. Come see us!! Come see our new baby! This week we have cucumbers, summer squash, lettuce, eggplant, broccoli, green peppers, kale, beans, carrots, and beets. As usual, get there early to get the best selection! And hey, we have herbs! We don’t usually put them out because they wilt quickly, but if you’re looking for fresh herbs just ask and we’ll show you what we have.

Extra shares!!!!!!!!!!

Hey, we've got 5 extra shares again this week. Just email or call or show up at the market, first to notify us is first on the list. They are $30, like usual and they have all the good stuff listed above. Let us know.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

8/17/11 Newsletter

This Week at Trogg's Hollow

It’s been a busy week here. As most of you know, our lovely little baby arrived on Monday morning. She’s great, and keeping us busy. Baby and Mommy are doing well and will see you in a few weeks.

Farmer’s Market This Week


We will be at the Harvest Market, which runs Thursday from 10-4. Come see us!! This week we have broccoli, summer squash, Beefsteak, Roma, Valencia and Juliet tomatoes, all heirloom varieties, and green peppers, and beans, as well as a limited number of Sungold Tomatoes, chard, Romaine, and eggplant. In addition, we’ll be selling more of those wonderful Walla Walla onions from our friends at Royal Soil Farm in Roscoe, Illinois. As usual, get there early to get the best selection!

Extra shares!!!!!!!!!!

Hey, we've got 5 extra shares again this week. Just email or call or show up at the market, first to notify us is first on the list. They are $30, like usual and they have all the good stuff listed above. Let us know.


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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

8/10/11 newsletter

This Week at Trogg's Hollow

Hey there. For some reason this week has seemed really busy over here. But Dan just reminded me that we've worked longer days just to keep up the weeding in Hampshire and the picking in Elgin. Plus there was the early Saturday market at the Grove as well.
Well, This week we're really starting to get those tomatoes into the baskets. We have a Black Krim again as well as Beefsteak, Juliette, Sungold and Valencia. There's also the first bell peppers, real cabbage and some really great looking rainbow chard. Everything looks great, and the baskets are almost too full.

Farmer’s Market This Week

We will be at the Harvest Market, which runs Thursday from 10-4. Come see us!! This week we have cucumbers, lettuce, romaine, Chinese cabbage, kale, chard, Hungarian hot wax peppers, squash, beets, sweet corn, green bell peppers, tomatoes, mesclun mix, and eggplant . As usual, get there early to get the best selection!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

8/3/11 Newsletter

Hi ho, Trogg here. So the peaches are here. I hope everyone that pre-ordered is having a wonderfully tasty time with them. If anyone needs any help with canning or freezing or recipes for jellys, jams or butters let us know. If anyone needs any help eating them, call me. I definitely have some free space for more peaches.


We’ve got peaches for sale at the market, come and get them by the pound. These were picked fresh on Sunday/Monday by Rendleman Orchards in Alto Pass Illinois. We picked them up Monday and brought them all the way back here for your eating pleasure. These will be the freshest, tastiest peaches at the market!


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