Even good things must come to an end. For over two years, we have been delivering produce from our farm to our community, and each delivery was a fulfillment of a dream for me to nourish myself, my family, my friends, and the earth through a method of farming which is respectful rather than selfish. The people we have met through the farm and the friends we have made have all made this period of my life special, and I count myself lucky to have had this experience. The CSA program has been the driver behind the farm, and each of you CSA members have been the backbone of support which has kept this farm going. Although we were never able to make the farm financially sustainable, you all kept our train chugging along.
Now, as we close the CSA program and the farm shifts into a gentler gear, we will be taking some time for some much needed rest and rejuvenation. This year has been especially stressful for me, and I am looking forward to some slow mornings and time enjoying gardens and farms rather than managing them. As we move into this next chapter, please keep up with us. We’d love to keep hearing from all of you, and we hope you will follow Arthi and I along on our travels through India and Asia.
Wishing you all a wonderful end of year! Enjoy this (supposedly) colder season and take the time for rest and reflection as we plan to. Until the next CSA basket, whichever farm it comes from!
(Please click each item below for a larger photo, description, and preparation instructions.)
– bok choy
– sugar snap peas
– arugula box
– bok choy
– arugula box
In case your greens are wilted by the time you pickup your box, please follow these instructions:
– Fill a small bowl or tub with 1 inch of water
– Cut a 1/2 inch of the bottoms of the stems of your leafy greens
– Place greens, with stems down, into the bowl of water
– Leave the greens in the bowl overnight and by morning they should be rehydrated
The best way to store your herbs so that they keep longer is to cut the stems a little and place them in a glass filled with about an inch of water. Cover the leaves loosely with a bag and keep them in the refrigerator. Replace the water inside when it gets cloudy. This works great with basil, mint, cilantro, parsley, and many other herbs.
Please feel free to share your recipes with us and also any storing tips you may have.