Thank you Laura & Michael for all the wonderful produce you grew and gave to us through our CSA. All of the produce was top-notch. My husband and I tried things that we never had before. I would like to thank you very much for the wonderful season of vegetables that you have given us! You should be proud of yourselves for a job well done! Good luck with your future plans.
Dear Laura and Michael, October 7, 2012
Ever since you let us know that our CSA experience with The Farm will be coming to an end, not just for the season, but for good, I have been sad! The fresh food you have raised and provided every week has limned our summers, and it is hard to imagine life without it! We have appreciated the variety and especially the quality. And the fact that it was always so clean and so neatly wrapped up in manageable-size bags. You've done such a good job!
We will miss you and The Farm itself and of course the food.
I was standing at the kitchen counter the other evening, making dinner....sauteeing your onions in good olive oil, mixing in chopped spinach (preparing quiche filling) and I was thinking about the different ways we have prepared spinach from The Farm. Fresh, in salads. Mixed in with ground turkey, fennel seeds, and a bit of tomato sauce to make a sort of a stew. And of course quiche. I wonder what other CSA members do/have done? What they are doing at this moment?
Although we have never really met the other members, I had this thought of people throughout the Mohawk Valley in their kitchens, Clinton to Little Falls, Utica to Richfield Springs, pondering this week's bag of fresh spinach and thinking, Hmm, what shall I do with this tonight? Which recipe? I had a vision of all of us, each in our kitchens, bound by a web created by Laura and Michael. An unseen community.
As part of your unseen community, we really want to THANK YOU for all this good food and all your hard work! Dinner will never be the same. We will miss you guys. Godspeed......
Laura & Michael, October 5, 2012
Thank you both so much for a wonderful season of fresh veggies, we have enjoyed all we could and always shared the rest. Each box has been excellent, and our neighbors loved their occasional 'loot' when we had more the we could manage.
But I wanted to tell you both that of all the CSA shares we've had over the past 13 years (you're our 4th!) The Farm has been our most consistent and ultimate favorite. We will truly miss you next year. Best to you both, you've helped us eat great this year, and well, slow!
Laura & Michael, June 19, 2012
We just wanted to let you know how very pleased we are with the wonderful produce that we have received from you the last two weeks! The variety is awesome and the produce is so fresh! Thank you for growing such wonderful produce!
Dear Laura and Michael,
I would like to thank both of you for providing us with 20 weeks of wonderful healthy food. I will definitely renew for next season. It has been an immense pleasure preparing the delicious vegetables that you grow for us. Although I split my share with a friend this year, I am planning on keeping the entire share next year.
Thanks also for your recipes and weekly emails. It has been a great experience. Best wishes for a healthy winter and I look forward to next spring already!
I haven't been able to pick up our box the past two weeks so my daughter Maureen has been seeing you. Last week's box was just delicious! The melon just melted in our mouths! Yummy corn too. We have had many wonderful vegetables from the bounty of your hard work and I wanted you to know how much we appreciate the great produce and your caring hard work.
Just wanted to tell you how fabulously wonderful the first 2 vegetable boxes were.
We have thoroughly enjoyed each and every morsel,
Hooray for summer!
Just wanted to to say thanks for such a lovely stay. We had an adventure in Cooperstown and a lovely breakfast before heading out. What was most spectacular was the color of the light on our evening drive—have never seen anything like it and we got a glimpse of a rainbow as well. All the best, Andrea
Hi Laura & Michael,
I thoroughly enjoyed the veggies this season.
Collards are my new favorite vegetable, I will confess I never had them before. The beets were fabulous, I really liked that you provided onions and garlic bulbs with nearly every box. Truly it was all so good that I didn't miss the tomatoes at all. I also liked your website, and knowing what veggies i would be receiving.
As far as suggestions, perhaps more herbs, watermelon or cantaloupe would be fun to have.
Now a couple questions for you, is your farm stand still open for the purchased of winter squashes, potatoes etc? If so when are you open? I want to buy some winter quash and potatoes in anticipation of Thanksgiving .
Thanks for all your hard work this year. I look forward to receiving your produce again next year.
ps If anyone complains about receiving too many greens (kale , collards...whatever), tell them to pass them to over to me!!!! lol
> Laura and Micheal,
> So sad that it is the last week :( I was wondering how
> long you would be going to the Cooperstown Farmers market?
> Also I was wondering if you'd be able to put 2 dozen
> eggs with my CSA tomorrow and I will mail you a check ASAP?
> If that isn't possible I totally understand, I will try
> to make a trip up to the farm (I will let you know ahead of
> We have so enjoyed the produce and next year I would
> love to help out on the Farm. Please let me know in the
> spring when you need a hand- I can certainly spare a couple
> of saturdays or afternoons!
Dear Laura & Michael:
Just a short note on behalf of Elizabeth and myself to thank you for a magical weekend at The Farm. It exceeded our wildest expectations as regards comfort and beauty - and the breakfasts were unforgettable! A few photographs attached which you may find of interest.
Best Wishes: Donal
Hi Laura & Micheal- Your box of food was a thing of beauty. Thanks very much for
putting it together for us. We had an omelet with onion and fennel when we
got home an hour ago, and a cabbage salad - what a beautiful head of
We will savor our weekend with you with every bite and long after all is
eaten as well. Very special in so many ways. I think everything you touch
somehow becomes a work of art - your home, your gardens, your colors, your
food. We feel so lucky to have chanced upon your B&B!
I know it's not likely that you will be coming to Ithaca, but our invitation
remains in effect indefinitely. I don't know whether we'll make it up to
Glimmerglass again but we'll certainly be in touch if we do. La Traviata
Thanks for all your hospitality and generosity.
Hi Laura & Michael
My husband & I have enjoyed our vegetables very much. I wanted to ask about the open house and can't find the info on it. Can you send it again? Also, what kind of items will be in the fall CSA? How many more weeks are in this CSA?
Again, thanks again.
hi laura, loving the csa so far! i lost the info about the open house for the farm and can't seem to find it on the website, can you tell me when it is again?
Good Morning Laura & Michael,
I am soooooooooo loving your vegetables. and I especially like your CSA newsletter and the recipes you are posting, a very thoughtful idea.
I will not be around to pickup Monday's box, is there another day and location I can pick it up for just this coming week?
also if I want to receive eggs, how could we manage that?
This was a wonderful stay; loved the conversation, food, baseball cards! (and room) Thanks Laura & Michael.
Wonderful Hosts! Beautiful Home- Thanks for the tour/ veggies/ hospitality: conversation. Best of luck with the weeds! We will look to see you next year (if not sooner!)
Sean & Renee’
Particularly liked meeting the livestock, admiring the acres & the work that has gone into it, and your bountiful welcome- inc. breakfast. Thanks,
Lydia & Alan
E. Nassau, NY
Lovely home- Excellent hosts! Enjoyed our stay very much!
Kelly & John
Lots of fun w/ interesting host/ hostess
Paula & Chris
A wonderful place!
Charlene, Joe, Anna & Julia
Hi Laura and Mike,
Thanks again for your hospitality. We very much enjoyed our time at
the Farm. We appreciate the time you took to give us a tour. You gave
us much to think about as far as food distribution and production. It
reminded me to be a bit more mindful of the things I eat and how they
found their way to my plate.
Take care. We will be seeing you again before long.
Dear Ms. Knight,
We spoke today at the farmers' market in Old Forge and you suggested I e-mail you about staying with you at your B&B the night of Wednesday, September 3. My husband and I will celebrate our 48th wedding anniversary that day and are considering a trip to Cooperstown and Ilion to commemorate that happy day. Have you a room available that night? We look forward to hearing from you with the details and expect to see you next Friday in Old Forge.
When we spoke, I told you about a recipe for beets and celery that I hoped to make, thanks to your produce today. See the attached recipe. I don't remember where I found it and didn't make a note of it in my records. I hope you enjoy it as I did today. I appreciate your telling me your celery was delicious. Indeed it is the best I have ever eaten. Now I have to think of more ways to enjoy it this week.
Thank you so much for bringing your products to Old Forge every week. It is a joy to come and see you and enjoy the fruits of your labors all week long.
Hi Laura, what was that large green leafy thing in the box this week - some variety of kale or collard? You've got me stumped this week, I just don't know what that is.
The kohlrabi was a beautiful surprise last week - I hadn't seen one in so long I didn't know what to do with it - but I found a fantastic kohlrabi & apple salad with creamy mustard dressing on epicurious.com. Yum yum.
Hey, now that we are several weeks in I just wanted to say that I have been enjoying the selection tremendously, even the repetition of kale has caused me to face some new challenges in the kitchen alternating preparations, hot & cold dishes, etc. and I make a game of it to finish everything you gave me before I pick up the next box.
Everything is so wonderfully fresh - I used to know that if I boiled carrots or steamed broccoli that the water would turn color - but I never knew that so much color came off of fresh, raw vegetables! The rinse water even from the lettuces is a delicious pale green, and after I shredded the purple cabbage this week I had to spend quite a bit of extra time getting the luscious stain out of my cutting board, mandolin, porcelain sink. I felt like Lady Macbeth. I'm not an avid gardener myself, and have never had the luxury of goods so recently from the soil.
Thanks and keep up the good work - I know it's a backbreaking effort right now but I wanted you to know it's worth it.
The Farm B& B is a treat. The decor is quaint and yet metropolitan. The owners are friendly, welcoming and magnificent cooks. The land is luscious and the vegetables are organic. What a sweet time we had there. Michael and Laura were fun and interesting people who were freely sharing their own journeys with us. My friend and I were tended to with a beautiful sunset, a fire in the evening, and fresh eggs in the morning! It was the perfect place for the respite we were looking for. We will return to this gem of a place over and over again. I cannot say enough about this establishment. You won't be disappointed.
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Hi Laura, I wanted to thank you for the wonderful vegetables this summer and fall. Sure will miss it this winter. Especially enjoyed the Brussels sprouts – keep those coming. I heard a chef talk about growing lemon grass -, sounds good but of course I have no idea … Anyway, thanks again for all your hard work!
I'm sorry not to have been able to attend your party last week. I
would have loved to be there. I have one of your boxes (from my pick up at
Tom's last week) and will return it to you. I'll let you know
regarding signing up for next season. I've really enjoyed being a subscriber