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Farm2Mountain Big Bear

Growing and Going

A time to grow…

We have nearly crossed the two month marker as the new heads of this club!! It’s so surreal and exciting to have gone from customers to providers! We have some ideas to put into action and goals to meet for us to have things running at optimum efficiency.

First and foremost this club is a network and word of mouth is the most powerful form of advertising! If you are happy with the service and products please share us with as many of your friends as you can. If we can get closer to $900 in orders then the farmer will ship the orders directly to us saving time and gas. Weekly we’ve been hitting close to half that and we are so grateful! There’s just a little more to go so spread the word!!

Also, remember that we only have 8 more Farmer’s Market days left in the season now and we are gearing up to fill the gaps that will be opening. It is our hope that we can source a local organic bakery that could provide breads and such, we may also try to work out a deal with Springhill creamery which sells the organic cheeses and butter etc. at the farmers market. The end goal would be to eliminate our members’ need to spend time shopping for their food at a store wearing a mask.

Another idea we have is to offer a limited number of specialty baked or prepared items for sale made by us each week. Such as the peach triple berry cobbler I made yesterday, banana blueberry bread last week, or the upcoming holiday season necessity cranberry ecstacy cookie bars!

Finally, we think that it would be a blast to start a monthly or semi monthly potluck meetup! Nothing formal of course, maybe at one of our local parks while the weather permits.

Your feedback and ideas are very much appreciated, with your help we can make our valley healthier and happier!

This week I made a delicious potato salad with red potatoes, baby bell peppers, plus red and green onions. The recipe called for red wine vinegar but I only had apple cider vinegar which I think added a nice zing. Red Potato Salad

How to Make Potato Salad | Potato Salad Recipe | Ina Garten | Food Network

Remember to send us your foodie pics to add to our site.

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Pick-up information

Orders can be picked up by customers at BLT’s Restaurant at 41799 Big Bear Blvd in Big Bear Lake, near Summit Boulevard, typically between 6 PM and 7 PM on Tuesdays on weeks that deliveries are scheduled. Produce arrives in the farmer’s crates, so bring a container or bags to transfer into if you don’t want to hassle with returning the crate. A supply of reusable bags and boxes is available.

Direct delivery to the address you specify for shipping is available for an additional $5, which is selected at checkout.

Do not hesitate to contact F2M about delivery needs or order issues: 909-547-4163 (call or text). Email might not be seen quickly, so please call or text regarding time-sensitive issues.

Crate return

Many of you probably have empty crates stacking up or stored from past orders, and if you find them they can be returned to BLT’s any time you pass by. If you are ordering regularly, the crates can be traded out at your next order. You are always welcome to transfer produce to a bag, box, or other container to avoid having the crate.

Visitors Who Will Return Home Soon…

If you have been a visitor in Big Bear during the covid19 stay-at-home order, please return your crate before you leave Big Bear. If you wish to be removed from the Farm2Mountain email updates, just let me know as well. You are always welcome to order if you return!

Big Bear Prime Meats

Big Bear Prime Meats offers a wide variety of naturally-grown (including organic) meats that come from sources near the Big Bear area. To order, contact Big Bear Prime Meats directly at 909-725-8820. Since they are an independent operation and have a different order and delivery schedule.

How to clean produce

To clean your produce, a few drops of natural dish soap in a sink of water will be enough to wash off anything lurking on your food. Thick-skinned produce can soak a few minutes, leafy greens just need a dip and swish, and thin-skinned produce can be dipped and wiped or soaked quickly. Rinse everything well. Vinegar can turn leafy greens black if it’s used as a veggie wash in too high a concentration, and it might not kill viruses. Soap-based cleaning products will strip the virus of its outer coating and kill it.