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Dec. 8, 2015

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"My old grandmother always used to say,
Summer friends will melt away like summer snows, but winter friends are friends forever."
~ George R.R. Martin, A Feast for Crows
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Early-bird discount now through Dec. 31 on Summer 2016 shares
Get a jump on next season by ordering your Summer 2016 share now. Pay in full before the end of the year and you will receive Early-Bird Discount pricing. Or, new this year is the Save My Spot Discount, that requires the first payment by Dec. 31 with full payment due by April.

We do not have all of our pick-up locations and routes finalized yet. When ordering, you will select a regional option and we will follow up with you in the spring to finalize your location. The only exception to this is if you choose to pick up your share at the Miller Farm in Middlefield. If this is your preference, select "Farm" instead of a regional option. Click here to sign up now.

You will see these two options when you are ordering: 

Early sign-up - regional locations to be determined later
or
Early sign-up  - pick up at our farm
 
Sign up for Save My Spot level until Dec. 31. In the payment area, if you select to pay all at once (rather than with a payment plan) the extra discount for full payment will be applied. You have the option of paying with check or credit card; your check must be postmarked by Dec. 31 to take advantage of the discounted price.

Pricing is as follows:

Early Bird Discount (pay in full by Dec. 31)
Small share - $290
Medium share - $435
Large share - $720

Save My Spot Discount (Make first payment by Dec. 31 with full payment due by April)
Small share - $300
Medium share - $450 
Large share - $750

2016 Pricing
Small share - $310
Medium share - $465
Large share - $775

Click here to sign up now.
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Local gift guide
Looking for a locally themed gift for the locavore in your life? Here are some great ideas.

Food:
Geauga Family Farms - A share for the 2016 Summer Season is the ultimate gift for the locavore in your life. 

Sage's Orchard - The store is full of locally-grown and locally-produced treats. Want to ship some Ohio goodness to out-of-town loved ones? Sage's has gift boxes. 

Middlefield Original Cheese Co-op - Local cheeses, meats, jams, noodles and more. This is a great spot for delicious local gifts in the heart of Amish Country.

Lodging:
Marigold B&B - Surprise a loved one with a weekend getaway at this beautiful Chesterland bed and breakfast.

Sports:
Hill's Family Karate - Instead of more stuff, treat your family to the health benefits of classes at Hill's Family Karate in Mentor. 

Greenhouse:
Lowe's Greenhouse, Florist and Gift Shop - This is the perfect local spot for great decorations, plants and holiday surprises. Check their website for fun events during the holiday season and beyond.

Restaurant:
Market Cafe and Wine Bar - Give the gift of a locally-sourced lunch or dinner to your favorite downtown resident or co-worker. 

Art:
Village Blacksmith - Gates, railings, and balconies, custom furniture, hardware, fireplace screens, lamps and a wide variety of miscellaneous and restorative works compose Ken Roby's impressive portfolio. Ken's interest is in the art of the blacksmith, so most pieces continue to be made by hand and are signed and dated.
 
Clothing:
Esperanza Threads - Organic cotton clothing made in Cleveland. Good for your health and for the planet.

Books:
Garden-pedia by Maria Zampini and Pamela Bennet - Written to fill the need for a clear, concise book of useful terms for the layman gardener in a friendly, conversational style.

The Entrepreneurs: Success & Sacrifice by Kip Marlow - Stories of local entrepreneurs, their travails and how they made it.

22 Years - A poetic feast with a dash of wry from renowned underground poet Wendy Shaffer.

For architectural enthusiasts, try Nina Freedlander Gibans' books, Cleveland Goes Modern: Design for the Home, 1930-1970 and Creative Essence: Cleveland's Sense Of Place (Cleveland Artists Foundations Dialogue).

The Outspoken Team - Inspiring material for the teacher in your life by authors, performers, and keynote speakers Michael Salinger and Sara Holbrook. This dynamic duo travels the globe teaching students - and their teachers!

Salon and Spa Gift Certificates:
The gift of relaxation and beauty is always in season. Give gift certificates to: In Style Salon (Kirtland), Razor's Edge Salon & Spa (Tremont area of Cleveland) and Jenniffer & Co. Salon and Spa (Mentor and Mentor-on-the-Lake).

Tickets to Performances:
Fine Arts Association - Scrooge! is showing through Dec. 20 and the arts organization also offers many other holiday performances and craft and gift-making workshops for children.

Donations & Volunteer Ops
The holidays are a great time to consider volunteering and donating. There are so many good causes.

Lake County History Center - Place matters. History matters. Learn & support.

Lake Erie Folk Fest - Support the folk music scene with this winter folk fest crowdsourcing campaign.

Northeast Ohio Sierra Club Group - Get involved, donate, gift a membership, help Planet Earth.

Many thanks to Lakenetwork, our LOCAL website development company, for their contributions to this list, and for making us look so good online year-round!
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CONTACT US

(ONLY between the regular business hours of 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday - Saturday PLEASE!)

 

Farm Representatives:

Laura Dobson, 440-478-9849,

Michelle Bandy-Zalatoris, 216-321-7109,

 

www.GeaugaFamilyFarms.org

Geauga Family Farms, Middlefield, Ohio 44062

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