Farm Newsletter Recipe Service

CSA Farmers and Market Growers, make your growing season easier!

Dear Fellow Grower,

Every week during your busy harvest season, you can simply download recipes at the bottom of this page, either as PDF’s pre-formatted to fit your 8 1/2 x 11 newsletter, or as Microsoft Word documents, which you can customize to your needs. Like these: Asparagus PDF | Asparagus Word Doc.

The day your farm newsletter is supposed to be finished but you can't get to it until late evening because you're harvesting and packing and weeding all day long -- and presto! You just drop our recipes into your farm newsletter, and then you get a good night's sleep, knowing that your customers are taken care of. (Well, maybe not a good night of sleep, because you still have to write up some farm news, but you'll at least get some sleep!)

For many years, Farmer John has struggled with this same newsletter challenge due to the demands of the harvest season.

Mindful of this, Angelic Organics has distilled vegetable info from Farmer John's Cookbook into 38 pages of recipes, which we're making available to CSA farmers and market gardeners to include in your newsletters.

Farmer John's Cookbook was written by pioneers in the Community Supported Agriculture movement, Farmer John Peterson and members of his farm team at Angelic Organics!

Angelic Organics is a leader in Community Supported Agriculture and Biodynamics, helping to connect people with their food, their farmers, and healthful living.

Farmer John's Cookbook: The Real Dirt on Vegetables is the companion book to the critically acclaimed documentary "The Real Dirt on Farmer John" which has won 31 awards at major film festivals worldwide, including award for best documentary from Slow Food International Film Festival.

  • All 38 recipe pages are posted below. You will find that they follow the growing season, so you can have recipes for whatever is popping up in your fields.
  • The recipe pages are formatted to fit an 8 1/2" x 11" page, either as PDF's or Word Documents.
  • They are attractive whether printed in grayscale or color.
  • If you find yourself using only some of our recipes during the season, you are welcome to use the rest in your newsletter in future years.

We hope that offering these pages will make your season a bit easier.

Remember that all the recipes offered here, and more, are available in Farmer John`s Cookbook. Angelic Organics gives each of our shareholders a cookbook, providing our members with ways to work with all the vegetables of the season, starting with the very first delivery. The book builds shareholder community by providing new ways to think about food and farms -- ushering the reader from field to feast. It takes a lot of pressure off of our weekly newsletter, as we just refer our shareholders to recipes in the cookbook for featured vegetables that week. We regard it as sort of a "user's manual" for our shareholders; we have been most happy with how it has served our members.

Farmer John`s Cookbook is available in quantity discounts for $19.50 per book or less, depending on the purchase size, with free shipping in the continental U.S. The book usually retails for $29.95. Your farm can either pass these savings on to your shareholders or make some profit on each book sold.

Read what CSA shareholders say about our cookbook

With your purchase of a single copy of our cookbook, we’ll include a complementary DVD of episode #111 of the hit PBS cooking show, The Hippy Gourmet, which features Farmer John's Cookbook, Farmer John, and singer-songwriter Lesley Littlefield. This DVD is valued at $15 and we will include it for free, with your single purchase of our cookbook.
Warm regards,
Farmer John

Read what others are saying about our book!

  This is a delicious book, equal parts food for the mind and belly. Relish it. 

~Michael Pollan, The Omnivore’s Dilemma~

  It's Whole Earth Catalog-style authenticity for the 21st century...  

~ Newsweek ~

  This is such a good book, every market farmer should have one.  
~ Lynn Byczynski, Growing for Market ~
For full Growing for Market review

  Our compliments on the most entertaining cookbook ever!!  
~ Marsha Gravesen, Biodynamic Association ~

More Cookbook Raves



from the Angelic Organics Recipe Service
(also in Word, for your convenience)

Microsoft Word | PDF

Sugar Snap Peas
Microsoft Word | PDF

Cooking Greens
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Onions & Scallions
Microsoft Word | PDF

Radishes & Young Turnips
Microsoft Word | PDF

Salad Greens
Microsoft Word | PDF

Zucchini & Summer Squash
Microsoft Word | PDF

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Sweet Corn
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Green Beans
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Winter Squash
Microsoft Word | PDF

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Daikon Radishes
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Sweet Potatoes
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Brussels Sprouts
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Receive quantity discounts on Farmer John’s Cookbook when you purchase by the case (12 books per case). Pass on the savings to your customers or make some extra money for your farm.
The cookbook retails for $29.95.

1-3 Cases- $19.50 per book
4-6 Cases- $18.50 per book
7 or more Cases- $17.50 per book

Free Shipping to one address in the United States. Pass on the savings to your customers or make some extra money for your farm. The cookbook usually retails for $29.95.

VISIT OUR STORE for quantity purchases.
*Hippy Gourmet DVDs not included with bulk cookbook purchases.

READ what CSA shareholders say about the cookbook.

LEARN MORE about Farmer John's Cookbook.

DISCOUNTS on The Real Dirt on Farmer John film DVD also, by the case of 12 and 30 DVDs.

LEARN MORE about The Real Dirt on Farmer John.


Here's what CSA Farmers say about our Recipe Service!

"I just want to say THANK YOU! Our family as well as the other 100 families that are members of our CSA are really enjoying the weekly veggie tips and recipes."
~ Jen, Take Root Farm -- Buckley, WA

"Thanks for the recipes – it really does save us quite a bit of time every week."
~ Acorn Creek Farm CSA -- Tomah, WI

"This is so wonderful!!!! Keep up the with the great ideas. Sending good vibes your way."
~ Sharon, Firefly Farm -- Cananadaigua, NY

"The recipes are great, and several members have already bought the book!
~ Chubby Bunny Farm -- Falls Village, CT

"I received your newsletter today and it is wonderfully done. I know my CSA customers are going to enjoy all the information and good recipes you pack in."
~ Otter Creek Farm -- Elk, WA

"This is a wonderful thing you're doing!!! My 240-member distribution starts in an hour and I just copied your recipes for the newsletter...THANK YOU. Now I have time to eat lunch first. YEAH!!!!!"
~ Kate, Huguenot Street Farm -- New Paltz, NY

"Thanks for this service. My husband and I started deliveries for our first season a few weeks ago--Little Truck Farm--and its very helpful."
~ Heidi, Little Truck Farm -- Belgium, WI

"I just love getting the emails each week. Thanks for your time and the inspiration your farm brings to the farmers and for the knowledge you have put out there about CSA's. May you always have soil under your fingernails and veggies in your belly!"BR> ~ Linda, Winter Green Farm -- Noti, OR

"I have the cookbook and I absolutely love it, and Farmer John's humor too:) Our CSA is small, only 73 members, this is our first summer. I appreciate having help with the CSA, the recipes are a wonderful help to me. My husband is 69 and I am 65, so this is a real labor of love for us." Thank you very much,
~ Doe Run Farm

Lifelong farmer John Peterson runs Angelic Organics, a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA). More than 1,300 families in the Chicago area receive a weekly delivery of vegetables and herbs from Angelic Organics. John is the subject of Taggart Siegel s award-winning feature documentary film, The Real Dirt on Farmer John, which has been seen in theaters and on television throughout the world.

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