Brightside Acres
West Virginia Wildgrown®

Say hello to Avil, our new baby goat!

Jul 20, 2016

Scrumptious Summer Squash
Cavili, Cube of Butter & Zephyr squash are coming on strong at Brightside.
When we think about food and antioxidants, what first comes to mind is fresh fruit and vitamin C, or colorful carrots and beta-carotene. Yet several recent studies have underscored the unique contribution made by summer squash to our antioxidant requirements. While not as rich in the more widely-publicized beta-carotene, summer squash is a very strong source of other key antioxidant nutrients, including the carotenoids lutein and zeaxanthin. Please don't peel the squash! The skin of summer squash is particularly antioxidant-rich. And, when organically-grown and freshly-picked, completely safe and terrifically tender.
Scallions prepared for tomorrow's shares. Fun fact: A single stalk supplies 16% of the recommended daily allowance of Vitamin K for a man and 22% for a woman. Vitamin K is essential for the maintenance of strong bones.
What can you expect in tomorrow's share? In addition to scallions and summer squash, you can expect collards, carrots, cucumbers and a surprise or two!
SPECIAL THANKS to Emily & Dave, owners of The Fiddlehead Restaurant in Slatyfork, for allowing your wonderful restaurant to be our CSA pick-up point. Love your delightful pizzas and soups!
Produce on the Move! appreciates you so very much. :-)
What's in the Fridge at 503 Third Avenue?
This week, we'll have cucumbers, carrots, boxed spinach, fresh basil, scallions, summer squash, cabbage, fresh yellow onions, red potatoes, garlic, and (drumroll) cherry tomatoes! Call or text Kelsey 304-642-6736 to reserve your choice. We also offer free-range eggs and an ever-expanding variety of handcrafted gourmet goods certain to delight your favorite foodie.
Visiting friends and relatives this summer? Take along a taste of Pocahontas!
We have maple syrup, plain & bourbon vanilla extract, fruit jams & sauces, herbal teas, dried culinary herbs and cherry wood lump charcoal.
Come see us Thursdays 12-5pm at 503 Third Avenue in Marlinton.
Now accepting all major credit cards.
Oh, summer has clothed the earth
In a cloak from the loom of the sun!
And a mantle, too, of the skies’ soft blue,
And a belt where the rivers run.
From: In Summer by Paul Laurence Dunbar, 1872-1906
Say "Hello" to Avil, short for Avillius, son of Romulus, which is the actual name of Avil's sire. (I know, the Roman mythology thing is just too precious, isn't it?)
Ms. Dora gave birth last Thursday.  Mother and kid are thriving.
Thank you, all who have signed-up for 2016!
If you haven't yet taken the plunge, it's not too late! We still have MONTHLY memberships available. This season, in response to customer requests, we're offering a Single Share and a Family Share portion.  Please check out our CSA Membership Agreement for more information.
Please continue to return your boxes and baskets.
You're doing great!

We also happily accept egg cartons and clamshells.
Thank you!
Your dollars are force-multipliers in our community.
Buying local means investing in our shared prosperity.