Disclaimer: I know the Super Bowl is not a Christian holiday.
Fastnacht’s Day, Lent, Valentine’s Day, Super Bowl (is this even a holiday?), St. Patrick’s Day and Easter.
As I’m looking ahead on the calendar and anticipating what foods correspond with upcoming holidays…it is clear to me that there is a lot on the horizon.
Fastnacht’s Day is on February 13th this year. This ‘floating’ holiday is determined by the date of Easter. This year Easter is on March 31st. Fastnachts have German origins. Traditionally, Fastnachts were a way to empty the pantry of fats and sugar before the fasting days of Lent began. Lent begins the day after Fastnacht Day. Lent is the 40 days leading up to Easter. In the Christian church, many people ’ give up’ something for Lent. It is a symbolistic practice imitating the 40 days that Jesus fasted in the wilderness before He began His public ministry.
This year, Fastnacht Day is the day before Valentine’s Day and the whole week begins with the Super Bowl. So, as you can see…there are many things to celebrate and many food needs to be fulfilled :)
So in celebration of Fastnacts Day, we have 4 varieties available, and you’ll want to try some of each😊
For Valentine’s Day, we have:
- Fixin’s for Loaded Baked Potatoes
- Roast Beef - Heat and Eat with Broth or with Gravy
- Dark Chocolate Coffee Bar
- Whole Bean Espresso Bar
- Awesome Hot Chocolate Mix
- Aztec Hot Chocolate Mix (hot)
12 packs of glass-bottled craft sodas, seltzer water, and botanical beverages. (We’ve added many more flavors to our menu)
Coffee … this is good anytime. Holiday or no holiday!
I’d like to reintroduce Philly Fair Trade Roasters. You can read more about them here, and see what all we have to offer from this newly relocated roaster. One thing I will mention, PFTR will be fresh roasting your order every Monday. You order by noon on Friday, the beans will be roasted on Monday, and delivered to you the same week!
Farm Shares & Fruit Boxes
Order by noon on Friday for delivery the following week.
Next week’s predicted contents list for delivery between
Monday, February 5 - Friday, February 9
- Autumn Crisp Apples
- Florida Strawberries
- Navel Oranges
- Butternut Squash
- Red Beets
- Sweet Potatoes
- Watermelon Radishes
- The Large Farm Share is not available for the Fall and Winter seasons. It will be back in the Spring.
*All Farm Shares are sourced from Goose Lane Farm in Sinking Spring, PA
NOTE: This is a predicted list…items may change or be substituted.