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Posted 11/3/2016 8:46am by Jill Rendleman.

Get your share today!  look for green and or red lettuce, more freshly dug potatoes, last of the season cilantro, green peppers, collard greens...yes collard greens!  And some other tasty fall root crops.....baby beets may be ready this morning after the light rain last night.  

Thanks to you who are attending or volunteering at the 2016 Fall Feast this Friday night at Alto Vineyards.  We have many young aspiring farmers as well as established farmers who have been supported this year through tours, mentorships, specialists lectures, and farmers market sales.  Food Works is proud to have introduced "Double Snap" program to Southern Illinois farm markets which allows food stamp receipients to make a $2 purchase with a $1 food stamp.  This has opened up the world of fresh local food to many local residents. 

Now off to pick and pack.  Faces of the new farm generation.

The faces of a new generation of farmies.

 





 

Jill Rendleman

All Seasons Farm

9535 US Hwy 51 N

Cobden, Illinois  62920

www.allseasons-farm.com

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Posted 10/30/2016 3:55pm by Jill Rendleman.

Friday Nov 4th is the 7th Annual Fall Feast at Alto Vineyards.  Local chefs Cristados, Long Branch, Yellow Moon, Hedmans Winery, and La Colina Linda will all work together to provide a local sourced only culinary event.  The proceeds go to support the growing number of beginning farmers and local food focused chefs in Jackson and Union counties.  The menu is great, the libations sponsored by Scratch Brewery, Alto Vineyards, Owl Creek, and Grand River and paired with local meat and produce will be unique!  Vegans encouraged with many options there as well.  As a graduate of the Beginning Farmer program sponsored by Food Works, I hope that many more aspiring farmers will be supported by your attendance.  Its low key, informal, and delicious.....as well as a great value.   Tickets available at www.fwsoil.org or call 618 215 2598.  No speeches etc. just one great silent auction full of things you will not want to miss!!! 

 





 

Jill Rendleman

All Seasons Farm

9535 US Hwy 51 N

Cobden, Illinois  62920

www.allseasons-farm.com

facebook.com/AllSeasonsFarm

          

 

Posted 10/27/2016 7:44am by Jill Rendleman.

Members will enjoy asian greens, fall crisp lettuce, butternut squash, sweet potatoes, fresh mint and or cilantro, rainbow chard!  Dont miss this box.  We have lots of eggs so let me know if you want add on eggs.  call or text me 618 308 0217.  Warm days cool nights make for happy hens!   Nice rain last night.  We moved a high tunnel over the strawberries the week and got new plastic on the pond high tunnel.  Back to planting micro greens next week.  

Co op 4 to 6 pm. Town Square 4 to 7pm.  Home Delivery beginning at 2pm.  Farm Pickup beginning at 2pm.  





 

Jill Rendleman

All Seasons Farm

9535 US Hwy 51 N

Cobden, Illinois  62920

www.allseasons-farm.com

facebook.com/AllSeasonsFarm

          

 

Posted 10/20/2016 12:10pm by Jill Rendleman.

Members will enjoy fresh organic lettuce, pac choi, new potatoes, di Avignon radish, sweet white turnips, garlic and fresh dill.  Lots of good meals out of this box.  If you have never had white turnips.....they do not have the taste of regular turnips......they are lovely, dense, sweet but yet crunchy.  One of my favorites of fall/winter eating.  Shave them into a salad, braise them with greens on after slicing in half, but I like to just eat them raw!  

Pickup at Co op 4 to 6, Townsquare 4 to 7, Farm anytime after 2pm, and Home Delivery beginning at 2pm.

Enjoy and as always, call for questions 618 308 0217.  your farmer, Jill





 

Jill Rendleman

All Seasons Farm

9535 US Hwy 51 N

Cobden, Illinois  62920

www.allseasons-farm.com

facebook.com/AllSeasonsFarm

          

 

Posted 10/13/2016 10:57am by Jill Rendleman.

CSA Pickup TODAY Thursday.  Please CALL or TEXT 6183080217 for any questions or instructions to your farmer!  

Look for new sweet potatoes, asian greens, fall head lettuce, more cilantro before the cold gets it.  I love to make a dinner of baked sweet potatoes and stir fried asian greens.  These greens are new this year and were selected because of their dense nutrition and great taste.  You can also add them to smoothies, or simply chop and add to salads for a new taste.  Spinach will be our green for next week....it has done well in this cooler night weather.   

On the farm we are busy putting new plastic on a high tunnel.  It requires about 4 people or more, but we have only had two or three so it is taking a bit longer than anticipated.  The chard and toscano kale look great as well as the collards.......so lots of greens coming on.  Next week look for butternut squash one of my favs for fall eating.    Below......sweet potatoes with a side of noodles and greens with a tad of butter and mozzarella cheese.  yummm....





 

Jill Rendleman

All Seasons Farm

9535 US Hwy 51 N

Cobden, Illinois  62920

www.allseasons-farm.com

facebook.com/AllSeasonsFarm

          

 

Posted 10/5/2016 7:54am by Jill Rendleman.

CSA pickup is tomorrow afternoon.  Thanks for your patience with a few first share glitches!  Members can look forward to more crisp lettuce, fall radishes, garlic, kale, dill and more this week.  A reminder to check the name on your share box at pickup to make sure it is your share.  Thanks for bringing last weeks box this week!  Wax boxes are required for certified organic delivery and they run $3 or $4/box so it adds up!  Look for great recipes at www.allseasons-farm.com/recipe      We have a collection of recipes from restaurants and csa farms across the nation and they are tested and good!  See you tomorrow.....Co-op 4-6pm  TownSquare 4-7pm Farm after 2pm and Home Delivery beginning at 2pm!  

CALL OR TEXT 681 308 0217 for questions or changes!!!!





 

Jill Rendleman

All Seasons Farm

9535 US Hwy 51 N

Cobden, Illinois  62920

www.allseasons-farm.com

facebook.com/AllSeasonsFarm

          

 

Posted 9/28/2016 8:45am by Jill Rendleman.

First FALL CSA starts this Thursday!   Members will receive a waxed box full of fresh organic produce.  The box should be returned the following Thursday.  If you do not want to take the box, you can bring a bag or something else to transfer your goods into.  Boxes should be kept in a cool dry spot.....not in your car or on a sun porch where the wax will melt off!   

Look for last of the season tomatoes, fall lettuce, peppers, fresh rosemary, possibly some potatoes......and more!  The butternut is curing in the barn.  The spinach, kales, and chard are planted, radishes are coming up, cabbages coming along, and the peppers just keep on coming!  

New members, do not hesitate to CALL or TEXT me at 618 308 0217 if you have questions.  I most likely will NOT SEE EMAILS.   

Take care and keep in touch.  Thanks so much for supporting our farm and organic production in Southern Illinois.  

your farmer, jill  ps.  this first week, everyone will get eggs.  share with a neighbor if you are totally vegan!





 

Jill Rendleman

All Seasons Farm

9535 US Hwy 51 N

Cobden, Illinois  62920

www.allseasons-farm.com

facebook.com/AllSeasonsFarm

          

 

Posted 9/20/2016 2:07pm by Jill Rendleman.

Fall planting and field work is well underway!  Things are looking up with cooler weather and some needed rain!  Planting strawberries this week and more blueberries.  Hopefully we will have both next spring and summer!  We also have spinach and lettuces in the ground and looking fairly happy....kale and chard as well as some herbs we could not get growing this summer!  Still tomatoes around, peppers, beets, potatoes, eggplant too!  

Sign up for fall/winter if you have not already done so!  We get started next Thursday with our fall winter memberships.  If you aren't going for the fall/winter share........check out www.allseasons-farm.com in early winter as we will begin sign up then.  This year there will be a returning member discount as well as a referral discount if you get a friend or family to sign up.  Call me if you want to sign up over the phone.  618 308 0217.  





 

Jill Rendleman

All Seasons Farm

9535 US Hwy 51 N

Cobden, Illinois  62920

www.allseasons-farm.com

facebook.com/AllSeasonsFarm

          

 

Posted 8/31/2016 7:57am by Jill Rendleman.

Pickup reminder for last CSA of this season.  Consider signing up for the fall winter season or if not, see you next April!  Please return any boxes you have to the Co op or to me on Thursday.  Boxes are a big expense and it really helps if you can return them for reuse!  

While the season is ending, we will still have a variety of veggies available to members in the next few weeks if you don't mind a trip out to the farm.  There are lots of small eggplants as well as sweet red peppers and hot peppers.  If you would like to come out and get some end of season produce, just give me a call 618 308 0217 and I can let you know what we have for you to pickup.  

The annual Farm Crawl is Sat Sept 17th ....which is a self guided tour of many farms, ours being but one.  Bring friends and family to see what it is all about.  If ours is the only farm you visit, there is no charge for coming out.  The Farm Crawl is hosted by The Neighborhood Co-op and you can find more by going to their website.  

Thanks for all your patience, recipes, comments during this season and we look forward to seeing you again this fall or spring!  





 

Jill Rendleman

All Seasons Farm

9535 US Hwy 51 N

Cobden, Illinois  62920

www.allseasons-farm.com

facebook.com/AllSeasonsFarm

          

 

Posted 8/24/2016 7:14am by Jill Rendleman.

Nearing end of season.....this weeks box will contain some lovely warm to hot peppers.  We have been busy dehydrating some with our new dehydrator.   Another way to dehydrate is to put in the oven at 130 or so for 10-12 hrs.  Or you can simply string them up to dry.....or freeze them.  The Community Garden on Washington has built a solar dehydrator if you want to see something really innovative.   Warning: since I have done this......dont put your hands to your eyes after preparing, i.e. slicing for dehydration or freezing!   Potatoes also on the list as well as some type of tomato.  The cherries are about done as well as the large heirlooms but we shall glean what we can from the vines.  I seem to be able to come up with about 10 pints of cherries at a time which is about what the co op wants.....so you may see a few there as well.  

Next week may be the last week of this seasons CSA.  Fall CSA starts in Sept or early Oct whenever things are ready.  YOU CAN SIGN UP NOW for FALL SEASON on website or call me.  Spinach and greens, late zucchinis, butternut squash, hopefully some carrots, and other cool season veggies to be expected!   

Hope you can come to the farm on Sat Sept 17th for a Tour!  Also if you are looking for great local food, mark your calendars for Nov 4th the annual Fall Feast held by Food Works...local food prepared by local chefs!  





 

Jill Rendleman

All Seasons Farm

9535 US Hwy 51 N

Cobden, Illinois  62920

www.allseasons-farm.com

facebook.com/AllSeasonsFarm

          

 

CSA Pickup Reminder TODAY THURSDAY May 17 and FRIDAY May 18May 17th, 2018

Strawberries are in!  so sorry for the late notice, we had some heat and then rain issues and other things happening on the farm last two days.  Look for fresh kale, strawberries, dill, awes

CSA Pickup Reminder TODAY THURSDAY May 10 and FRIDAY May 11May 10th, 2018

Chard is in, rainbow chard is beautiful braised on its on with olive oil, garlic, a little butter.  Or....look for chard and lentil soup recipes....its the way I love chard best.  Also

CSA Pickup Reminder THURSDAY May 3 and FRIDAY May 4May 2nd, 2018

Another member share pickup tomorrow.  Thanks for bringing your boxes.  They are quite expensive and we can use them several times.  Look for more tatsoi and lettuces in your boxes this

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