Raccoon Forks Farms newsletter – Sept. 25, 2018

Dear Friends and CSA Partners –

Okay, now it’s starting to feel like fall! We hope you’re enjoying the cooler days and evenings.

Did it seem as though the summer passed quickly? It did to us – maybe that’s because we’ve been so busy! And we’re still busy, of course, but the pace is easing a little. We’re continuing to harvest vegetables for storage, as well as for our CSA shares and the farmers’ market, but the planting and weeding are finally slowing down.

And suddenly, the farmers’ market season is drawing to a close. This Thursday is the final day of the Perry farmers’ market, where we’ve been a vendor this summer. It was our first year at the Perry market, and we’ve really enjoyed it. Thank you, Perry market organizers and Perry community!

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Raccoon Forks Farms newsletter — Sept. 18, 2018

Dear Friends and CSA Partners –

We didn’t know this until a couple of days ago, but apparently September is National Chicken Month – so we’d like to wish you a happy National Chicken Month! And to say – thank you, chickens!

It may not feel like fall this week, but fall’s coming, and our plants know it. We’re harvesting winter squashes as well as sweet potatoes – that always feels like fall! And we’re continuing to plant fall crops in the high tunnel – most recently, more spinach.

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D.M. Register calls Railroad Bill’s ‘The East Village’s best-kept secret’

The Des Moines Register called Railroad Bill's Dining Car "the East Village's best-kept secret" in a very nice write up posted on its website on Wednesday

The Register article had good things to say about the simplicity, affordability and quality of our menu.

Railroad Bill's "is the perfect place to have time-honored diner food that's fast, inexpensive, filling and delicious," the article said.

The Register article goes on to detail the role of Railroad Bill's and neighbor Raccoon Forks Trading Company as Raccoon Forks businesses. Both businesses provide jobs and job training to individuals with disablities and other barriers to employment.

"Plus, your breakfast or lunch goes toward a good cause," the article said. 

The article appreciated the atmosphere at Railroad Bill's created by our nearly 100-year old building (originally home to the American Railway Express Company) and our passion for historic preservation. 

"It still has its original wood floors, giving even more character to the already charming space," it said. 

We truly appreciate the exposure and kind words and want to thank the Register for visiting!