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Haaaaaappppppppy Monday, Mainers!

Easter coming right up has inspired this week’s box! Yes!

Features: Easter Egg Radishes, Covington Sweet Potato, Mustard Greens, Honeydew Melons, Asparagus, and Sweet Corn!!!

Super Sale: Fingerlings (Two Farmers Farm) $3.79/lb, White Garlic $8.69/lb, Red Onion $1.99/lb!

Recipe Of The Week: Braised Mustard Greens w/ Pancetta & Lemon

Give Back Item Of The Week: Toothbrushes!

KEEP IN MIND– We have GIFT CERTIFICATES !!!! You can purchase them right through our site for your friends and family for all your New Years Resolution Gift Needs!  How much does that rock? Give the gift of healthy eating! Love it!

Ok, my loves…Now is the time! Go ahead and log in to your accounts and flip, switch, swap, and shop until you find the combo that works best for you and your loved ones. If you have any problems through the process remember you can always email justpeachy@cascobayorganics.com or even call! I love chatting on the phone:) Keep posting what you’re cooking on our facebook,we love it! Use our hashtag #organiclovestory, Tweet at us! Yelp us! Love your neighbor! Spread a smile…or five…and be happy in your hearts!

See you in your dooryahds,

Jillian & The CBO Crew

Refer us for FREE PRODUCE : Log in to your account, scroll to the top of your screen and note the little banner that says Tell A Friend! Click it! Options to add a friends email or share with the social media outlet of your choice are built in as well as an already typed message(that you can change) to go out to your friends providing them with a personalized discount code that will give them $5 off their first delivery and will give you all a $10 credit to your accounts!!! And guess what!!!?? It’s unlimited referrals which means that you could get tons and tons of free produce. So share away and let us know what you think.

Veggie Pro Tip: Don’t forget to leave a cooler outside if you aren’t going to be home to ensure maximum freshness! 

Getting By With A Little Help From Our Friends

Longtime friends, Rebecca Bodeen and Jennifer Anderson, 1992 graduates of Morse High, had

an idea to help homeless people in their area.  Their intention was to have a very small operation and

have a few bags of necessities to give out if the opportunity arose, but their small idea turned into a

larger operation in a very short amount of time and the Midcoast Maine Bags of Blessings Project was

born. “The idea was to make some bags that we could keep on hand and give if the opportunity came about.

However, what Jennifer and I discovered as we started to share the idea was that a lot of people wanted to

give, and what began small turned into fifty bags in a very short time, with enough items to make more bags the

next month”, says Rebecca.  The bags include simple necessities such as; combs, brushes, toothbrushes,

toothpaste, shampoo, conditioners, hats, hand warmers, mittens, feminine hygiene products, and lotion.

In addition to the adult bags, Rebecca and Jennifer have also been able to put together 30 teen bags

and deliver them to local area schools!   What a kind thing to do for someone in need.  The simple necessities

that come so easily to you and me are truly a blessing to those who so often go without.  Items that are most

needed are feminine hygiene products, both pads and tampons. These things will be included in the teen bags

and would be greatly appreciated as the number of homeless teens continues to rise in Maine.

I asked Rebecca what her favorite part of this program was and she said, “I think what touches both

Jennifer and I is the giving spirit of our community.  There are so many people willing to give and

contribute to this project.  It is humbling to learn about the heart of our community.”  People helping

people and loving thy neighbor are such large pieces of being a part of a community. Sometimes we need

a little help from our friends and the Bath community is so fortunate to be blessed with friends like Bags of

Blessings.

The topic of long term goals came up and we all know they can be ever changing as it depends on what the

future holds. With such a small program and what seems like an endless homelessness crisis,  her response

was perfect and shows the heart and dedication she has for what she and Jennifer are doing; “I am not sure we

have a long term goal as of yet. I know I am amazed by what we have done so far.  I also know that we are

willing to organize, do the work, and continue giving bags for as long as we are able and we both know we

cannot do it without support from others.”  The success of this is completely in the hands of the community.

We lean on each other to help get through the next day and Rebecca has invited us to participate in the next

bag making day which is March 8th. Casco Bay Organics will be matching  the donations of our customers, so if you would like to donate to this amazing project, we will be collecting:

feminine products

full size shampoos and conditioners,

and full size lotions!

Your produce fairies will be more

than happy to collect those items and we will personally be packing them into Bags of Blessings on March 8th!

We would like to extend a HUGE, WARM, ORGANIC THANK YOU to Rebecca and Jennifer for their time,

humanity, and kindness to those who need a little help from time to time.  You have amazing hearts and your

selflessness is a precious gift.

Thank you

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Haaaaaappppppppy Monday, Mainers!

Features: Ataulfo Mango, Magic Molly’s Fingerling Potatoes from Campbell Fam Farm, Green Onion, Plum Tomato, and Red Kale!

Recipe Of The Week: Kale Chips!

Give Back Item Of The Week: Bar Soap!

KEEP IN MIND– We have GIFT CERTIFICATES !!!! You can purchase them right through our site for your friends and family for all your New Years Resolution Gift Needs! How much does that rock? Give the gift of healthy eating! Love it!

Ok, my loves…Now is the time! Go ahead and log in to your accounts and flip, switch, swap, and shop until you find the combo that works best for you and your loved ones. If you have any problems through the process remember you can always email [email protected] or even call! I love chatting on the phone:) Keep posting what you’re cooking on our facebook,we love it! Use our hashtag #organiclovestory, Tweet at us! Yelp us! Love your neighbor! Spread a smile…or five…and be happy in your hearts!

See you in your dooryahds,

Jillian & The CBO Crew

Refer us for FREE PRODUCE : Log in to your account, scroll to the top of your screen and note the little banner that says Tell A Friend! Click it! Options to add a friends email or share with the social media outlet of your choice are built in as well as an already typed message(that you can change) to go out to your friends providing them with a personalized discount code that will give them $5 off their first delivery and will give you all a $10 credit to your accounts!!! And guess what!!!?? It’s unlimited referrals which means that you could get tons and tons of free produce. So share away and let us know what you think.

Veggie Pro Tip: Don’t forget to leave a cooler outside if you aren’t going to be home to ensure maximum freshness!

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BRRRRRRR Mainers!

Lot’s of exciting news today! First up on the agenda is the amazing organization, Midcoast Maine Bags Of Blessings Project! Have you heard of them? They are filling backpacks full of necessities for those in need. Right up our alley! We are heading up to visit Rebecca Bodeen and her crew and helping fill those packs next month! Keep an eye on our blog to see how it goes. Until then- we will be collecting items for our Give Back Item Of The Week program to donate to the backpacks! YES!!!!

Now let’s talk food. Guys! I’m so excited to tell you that we will be rockin’ your dooryahds this ROMANESCO!!!!!!! The most beautiful cross between broccoli and cauliflower EVER! 

Recipe Of The Week: Roasted Romanesco Curry

KEEP IN MIND– We have GIFT CERTIFICATES !!!! You can purchase them right through our site for your friends and family for all your New Years Resolution Gift Needs!  How much does that rock? Give the gift of healthy eating! Love it!

Ok, my loves…Now is the time! Go ahead and log in to your accounts and flip, switch, swap, and shop until you find the combo that works best for you and your loved ones. If you have any problems through the process remember you can always email [email protected] or even call! I love chatting on the phone:) Keep posting what you’re cooking on our facebook,we love it! Use our hashtag #organiclovestory, Tweet at us! Yelp us! Love your neighbor! Spread a smile…or five…and be happy in your hearts!

Happy Presidents Day,

Jillian & The CBO Crew

Refer us for FREE PRODUCE : Log in to your account, scroll to the top of your screen and note the little banner that says Tell A Friend! Click it! Options to add a friends email or share with the social media outlet of your choice are built in as well as an already typed message(that you can change) to go out to your friends providing them with a personalized discount code that will give them $5 off their first delivery and will give you all a $10 credit to your accounts!!! And guess what!!!?? It’s unlimited referrals which means that you could get tons and tons of free produce. So share away and let us know what you think.

Veggie Pro Tip: Don’t forget to leave a cooler outside if you aren’t going to be home to ensure maximum freshness! 

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Happy Monday, Mainers!

Thanks for all those killer snowangel pictures last week! Did you like mine? A little blurry but it worked out…and it was fun! Now there is no snow! My driveway is an ice rink! Be super careful out there this week and please please please remember to keep your walkways salted and clear to keep the produce fairies safe!

Farm to Dooryard Features: Red Rose Potatoes, Carrots, and Purple Top Turnips from our pals at Freedom Farm and Watermelon Radish from Misty Meadows! We also have Brussels Sprouts, Eggplant, Lemon, and Avocado. YUUUUUUUUMMMMMMOOOOOO!

Give Back Item Of The Week: Chapstick! I know my lips are chapped!

Recipe Of The Week: Brussels Sprouts w/ Lemon Cream Sage Sauce

KEEP IN MIND– We have GIFT CERTIFICATES !!!! You can purchase them right through our site for your friends and family for all your New Years Resolution Gift Needs!  How much does that rock? Give the gift of healthy eating! Love it!

Ok, my loves…Now is the time! Go ahead and log in to your accounts and flip, switch, swap, and shop until you find the combo that works best for you and your loved ones. If you have any problems through the process remember you can always email justpeachy@cascobayorganics.com or even call! I love chatting on the phone:) Keep posting what you’re cooking on our facebook,we love it! Use our hashtag #organiclovestory, Tweet at us! Yelp us! Love your neighbor! Spread a smile…or five…and be happy in your hearts!

LOVE LOVE LOVE,

Jillian & The CBO Crew

Refer us for FREE PRODUCE : Log in to your account, scroll to the top of your screen and note the little banner that says Tell A Friend! Click it! Options to add a friends email or share with the social media outlet of your choice are built in as well as an already typed message(that you can change) to go out to your friends providing them with a personalized discount code that will give them $5 off their first delivery and will give you all a $10 credit to your accounts!!! And guess what!!!?? It’s unlimited referrals which means that you could get tons and tons of free produce. So share away and let us know what you think.

Veggie Pro Tip: Don’t forget to leave a cooler outside if you aren’t going to be home to ensure maximum freshness! 

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Happy Monday, Mainers!

It is so beautiful outside and I don’t know about ya’ll but I’m itchin’ to get ouside and make snow angels! Are you? Let’s give you some incentive! First 3 people to go outside and take a picture of them making snow angels and posts to our facebook page gets $10 off this box of produce! If three of you do it I’ll post a pic of me doing it as well! And I’m camera shy!!!!!! This is gonna be awesome!

So let’s get this started so the games can begin!

Farm to Dooryard Features: Red/White/Blue Potatoes from our buddies at Levesque Farms, Parsnips from Goransen and Merry Meeting Farms, and Onions from Freedom Farm! We also have Buttercup Squash by request as well as Arugula and Tangerines!

Super Sale: Cherry Tomatoes $3.99/Clamshell and Baby Rainbow Carrots $2.99. Perfect for snacking or to pack for the kiddos lunches!

Give Back Item Of The Week: Hand Warmers!!!  You can grab them at any convenience store!!!!! Thank you!

Recipe Of The Week: Winter Chili w/ Parsnips

KEEP IN MIND– We have GIFT CERTIFICATES !!!! You can purchase them right through our site for your friends and family for all your New Years Resolution Gift Needs!  How much does that rock? Give the gift of healthy eating! Love it!

We are back on the wagon with our GIVE BACK ITEM OF THE WEEK! This week’s item is HANDWARMERS! Leave your donation out for your produce fairy to pick up when they drop off your box of goodies and we will match and donate them to the Preble St. Resource Center!

Ok, my loves…Now is the time! Go ahead and log in to your accounts and flip, switch, swap, and shop until you find the combo that works best for you and your loved ones. If you have any problems through the process remember you can always email justpeachy@cascobayorganics.com  or even call! I love chatting on the phone:) Keep posting what you’re cooking on our facebook,we love it! Use our hashtag #organiclovestory, Tweet at us! Yelp us! Love your neighbor! Spread a smile…or five…and be happy in your hearts!

LOVE LOVE LOVE,

Jillian & The CBO Crew

Refer us for FREE PRODUCE : Log in to your account, scroll to the top of your screen and note the little banner that says Tell A Friend! Click it! Options to add a friends email or share with the social media outlet of your choice are built in as well as an already typed message(that you can change) to go out to your friends providing them with a personalized discount code that will give them $5 off their first delivery and will give you all a $10 credit to your accounts!!! And guess what!!!?? It’s unlimited referrals which means that you could get tons and tons of free produce. So share away and let us know what you think.

 

 

 

                  produce fairy      Veggie Pro Tip: Don’t forget to leave a cooler outside if you aren’t going to be home to ensure maximum freshness! 

Rainy Days & Blue Potatoes

Happy Tuesday Friends!

Rainy days lately, huh? It hasn’t stopped me from getting outside and I hope it hasn’t stopped you either. I live on Sebago Lake and spend part of most of my day on my stand up paddleboard. WEEEEEELLLLL let me tell ya. I think I’m the first person this year to have actually swam in the lake. That’s right. The wind picked up when I was being daring and trying to “surf” and I fell in! Right over my head. It was chilly. And hilarous. At least according to my handsome partner and that pesky pug of mine:)

Ok, enough about me…let me tell you what you really wanna know. What kinda super duper awesome sauce produce will you be getting this week!??!?!?! You asked and I delivered. I bugged Mr. Richardson and we have more  FIDDLEHEADS! We also have some delicious Dill and Cilantro from our friends at Village Farm in Freedom, ME and All Blue Potatoes from the darlings at Green Earth Gardens. I, for one, can’t wait to see the beautiful heads of Escarole or chow down on some English Peas! We have Crimini Mushrooms for sale too! Go check it out.. I don’t wanna tell you everything!!! Go log into your accounts and switch and flip and flop and sub until you’re happy.

I’m going fishing now! You have a great day!

Be Happy,

Jillian

P. S. Thank you all for posting all those amazing pictures and comments and ideas all over our facebook. Keep em coming!

 

 

RAMPS Up in Maine and Your Weekly News Update From Casco Bay Organics

organic-produce-box2Brrrrr Mainers!

Holy Spring Chill! I hope this email finds you warm and hungry:) Just to let you know, since our growing season is now upon us I am receiving updated emails almost daily with new fresh and local organic items so emails will be either on Monday or Tuesday from now on.

 

Emery FarmOk….ready? Here we go! Our Wild Maine Feature Of The Week is RAMPS! Foraged organically from our buddy Mr. Richardson and his pals up in Houlton, ME. I am also psyched about the Hakurei Salad Turnips from One Drop Farm and double super duper pumped about Bok Choy from our new farm crush, Emery Farm! The rockin Spinach will be from the amazing Flying Pond Farm and some tasty Chives from Freedom Farm. Oh! We have RHUBARB! And back by popular demand are those delicious Minneola Oranges. That little pug dog that whispers(snorts) in my ear occasionally also mentioned Graffiti Eggplants will be hiding in our boxes of organic awesomeness also! What a hun! There is more but before you go check…….

 

rampsSince our Wild Maine Foraged Feature season is so short please don’t hesitate if you would like more fiddleheads, ramps, or even next weeks special…cough cough NETTLES ahem ahem. Shhhhhhh it’s a surprise. So let me know if you all are interested. I’m trying to keep the boxes interesting and exciting and different…but darn those fiddleheads were amazing. I grilled them, I sauteed them, I even steamed them and added them to a salad.

Ok, though I looooooove chatting with you all, I will leave you to go play with your orders. Don’t forget to post pictures of what your cooking on our facebook, confess your undying love for us on  yelp, or email me questions or even cute puppy pictures.

Have a great day!

Be Happy,

Jillian

Second Month of Deliveries and our Secret Maine Item of the Week

Holy Moly, Mainers!

What a trip this order has been! I won’t bore you with all the exciting details, I’ll keep it short and tell you that your order is ready! We have so many great items this week. I’m super stoked and proud to feature Wild Maine Fiddleheads as our Wild Maine Item Of The Week. We also have Mesclun, Asparagus, Basil, Pineapple, Raddish, White Button Mushrooms and more!

Maine Organic Produce DeliveryOk, ok, I won’t keep you! Go log in and flip, switch, swap, and sub. Remember the Maine growing season has just started so the variety that we will have in the upcoming weeks will be HUGE!

Oh wait! One more thing. Can I take one second and thank each and every one of you for helping my dream come true. CBO is entering the second month of deliveries and I’m so grateful to all of you. Thank you Thank you Thank you!!!

Oh geez, I’m blabbering. Sorry, and thanks, oh man I can’t stop!

🙂

Be Happy,

Jillian

p.s. because the menu came out so late, please email me if you have any trouble making subs and I’ll take care of it for you. <3

Heart Healthy Organic Produce and Your Weekly Newsletter Update

Happy Monday Mainers!

If you aren’t over the moon about it being Monday…let me tell ya…I’m about to make you REEEEEAALLL HAPPY!

I’ve been doing the happy dance all day since I found out that we are getting ARTICHOKES! Grilled artichokes are one of my favorite things to make (eat) and I really can’t wait. So I decided that I would just send out entire boxes of artichokes to all of you. Who needs variety when you have artichokes? Ok, Ok, I’m kidding:)

Sunset Farm OrganicsThis week we are rockin’ a heart healthy box featuring Spinach from Flying Pond Farm, Arugula from Sunset Farms, and more of those delicious Red Maria Potato’s from Thibodeau Farms. Oh and also, a little pug dog told me that he stole my laptop and ordered some Portobello Mushrooms. Darn Dogs;) I guess since he ordered them we will have to grill up some Portobello Pesto Burgers. Check this recipe out!

Ok, my darlings, there is more! Log into your accounts and check it out! Flip, switch, swap, and sub and enjoy every second of it! Remember, we love to hear what your cooking up and even better…post pics to our facebook! Give us a hug on Yelp! And feel free to send me any questions, suggestions, or even love letters at justpeachy@cascobayorganics.com. I hope you enjoy your menu as much as I enjoyed making it.

 

Be Happy,

Jillian