CSA Week #24~Final Share of the Year!

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SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Have a wonderful Holiday Season and a warm, cozy winter!

WHAT’S IN YOUR SHARE THIS WEEK:

  • Apples ~ Jonagold
  • Swiss Chard
  • Kale ~ Mixed varieties
  • Red Kuri Squash
  • Acorn Squash
  • Celeriac
  • Leeks
  • Onion
  • Napa Cabbage
  • Carrots
  • Parsnips
  • Turnips
  • Parsley

RECIPES:

Celeriac & Apple Soup

Spiced Parsnip Cupcakes

Roasted Parsnips w/Apples

Acorn Squash Soup w/Kale

Ginger Glazed Turnips, Carrots & Chestnuts

Wild Garlic Butter w/Celeriac Steaks

Bacon Bourbon Apple Pie

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And so the season comes to a close…..I have to admit, at the craziest height of the season, I look forward to when the season will end, but at the end, it’s always bittersweet. We thank you so much for choosing our farm this season, trusting us to supply you and your family with the healthiest food we can produce. We can only hope that you feel, through our food, the love we share in growing it for you, the love we share in taking good care of the health of our land. Though times may change, administrations may change, we will do our best to remain steadfast in our principles and philosophies, to care for our land, and the health of our mother earth, the very best we can. I’d like to share a poem with you…one of my favorites from Wendell Berry. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do….

Manifesto: The Mad Farmer Liberation Front 

Love the quick profit, the annual raise,
vacation with pay. Want more
of everything ready-made. Be afraid
to know your neighbors and to die.

And you will have a window in your head.
Not even your future will be a mystery
any more. Your mind will be punched in a card
and shut away in a little drawer.

When they want you to buy something
they will call you. When they want you
to die for profit they will let you know.
So, friends, every day do something
that won’t compute. Love the Lord.
Love the world. Work for nothing.
Take all that you have and be poor.
Love someone who does not deserve it.

Denounce the government and embrace
the flag. Hope to live in that free
republic for which it stands.
Give your approval to all you cannot
understand. Praise ignorance, for what man
has not encountered he has not destroyed.

Ask the questions that have no answers.
Invest in the millenium. Plant sequoias.
Say that your main crop is the forest
that you did not plant,
that you will not live to harvest.

Say that the leaves are harvested
when they have rotted into the mold.
Call that profit. Prophesy such returns.
Put your faith in the two inches of humus
that will build under the trees
every thousand years.

Listen to carrion — put your ear
close, and hear the faint chattering
of the songs that are to come.
Expect the end of the world. Laugh.
Laughter is immeasurable. Be joyful
though you have considered all the facts.
So long as women do not go cheap
for power, please women more than men.

Ask yourself: Will this satisfy
a woman satisfied to bear a child?
Will this disturb the sleep
of a woman near to giving birth?

Go with your love to the fields.
Lie down in the shade. Rest your head
in her lap. Swear allegiance
to what is nighest your thoughts.

As soon as the generals and the politicos
can predict the motions of your mind,
lose it. Leave it as a sign
to mark the false trail, the way
you didn’t go.

Be like the fox
who makes more tracks than necessary,
some in the wrong direction.
Practice resurrection.

 

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This is also the time of year when the cows head into the barn for the winter months. The crew has been busy getting the barn cleaned up, secured and bedded down with fresh straw. I was on hand for the transition and the cows were more than ready. The lead cow has been on the farm for 9 years now and she knew exactly what was happening, and lead the herd toward the passage…hope you enjoy the videos!

Some were less patient and more vocal than others in waiting for the process to begin…

And finally, the stampede….well, actually just a little stroll. They were all very mild mannered and marched right into their winter home in an orderly fashion…

As we “close the gates” on the 2016 season, we wish you all a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday…we are so thankful for all of you, and your support this season. We also wish you the most joyous of winter holiday season,  however you may celebrate, and let’s all hope the New Year and years ahead are full of hope and promise of a bright future, one where we all stand together in light and love.

Many blessings…..all of your Winter Green Farmers

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