2017 CSA ~ Week 12

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SPECIAL ANNOUNCMENTS:

Winter Green Farm Beef

It’s that time of year once again. We just sent out the current information regarding our offering of organic, grass fed beef for the 2017 Fall season. If you are already on our contact list, you should have received an email, if one has been provided, or you will be receiving a snail mail letter shortly, if we don’t have an electronic mail contact for you. If you would like to reserve a share, or get on the contact list, please do so by calling the farm office, or emailing to the folks@wintergreenfarm.com, rather than using the WordPress reply. Thanks!

2017 That’s My Farmer Low Income Fund Benefit Dinner!

If you missed it last year, you won’t want to miss it this year! Party Downtown will once again host this event and cook up a fantastic menu with farm fresh produce and meat contributed by participating farms to raise funds for each farm’s low income fund to supply those in need with fresh, healthy food.

Monday, September 11th @ 6:00pm ~ Party Downtown is located at 64 W. 8th Alley  which is the other side of Red Wagon Creamery on W. 8th Ave. The cost is $50/ticket and $30 of that will be donated to the low income fund. Reserve your seat by calling/emailing the farm or sending a check directly to Winter Green Farm.

WHAT’S IN YOUR SHARE THIS WEEK:

SALSA BOX!! This week we’ll be including ingredients to make a Salsa recipe, including jalapeño peppers! Please be aware of little fingers reaching into the boxes, unaware of the hot peppers inside. They do look cute enough to eat and we wouldn’t want that to happen!

  • Cilantro
  • Jalapeno
  • Tomatoes
  • Red Onion
  • Carrots
  • Cauliflower
  • Green Beans
  • Zucchini
  • Broccoli
  • Lettuce

SOME SITES ONLY

  • Eggplant
  • Cucumbers
  • Strawberries
  • Cherry Tomatoes
  • Sweet Peppers

RECIPES:

Roasted Tomato Salsa (you can substitute our tomatoes for the Roma tomatoes!)

The Best Fresh Tomato Salsa

Fresh Tomato Salsa

Green Beans w/Pecans & Maple Vinaigrette

Everything Bagel Cauliflower Rolls

Moroccan Carrot-Chickpea Salad

MUSINGS FROM THE PATH OF TOTALITY:

“Go for the cash!”, was the general consensus from the 4 or 5 other customers waiting on line at the bank. This was 2 weeks ago, when everyone was discussing where they would be viewing the eclipse. I had mentioned I was trying to decide whether to rent out camp spots on my 3 acres of land, or whether to go someplace in the path of totality for the full experience. I came to the conclusion that the consensus to “go for the cash” might have been influenced by the fact that we were standing in the bank, close to all of that money!

In the end, I did choose to go for the full experience! I traveled up to the outskirts of Corvallis to spend the night camped out under the stars at a friend’s house with my family. None of us had ever seen a total eclipse so it was very exciting, not knowing what to expect. The stars in the dark sky were phenomenal and as I drifted off to sleep, I wandered through all of the “theories” I had heard, about what might happen the next day….would we experience earthquakes and tsunamis? Would the aliens appear at the moment of total eclipse to take over our planet? Would some enemy use the eclipse to send destruction across the ocean? Would time stand still? Would Peace reign, finally?

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We shared a  delicious breakfast on the deck, waiting and watching as the moon slowly crept along in front of the brilliant sun. The children tried on their extra makeshift protective gear (Sara added a paper plate to the eclipse glasses to protect tender retina’s),

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and entertained us all as they drummed on patio furniture and danced around. The grown ups excitedly kept time and as the light began to change.The temperature cooled, the thrill of being part of this phenomena heightened.

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Finally, we were at total eclipse, and just the corona was visible….the birds were quiet, the horses in the field across the way stood still, and the dogs laid down on the deck. I had expected total darkness, and even though that didn’t occur, I did see a star or two!

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It was a once in a lifetime event and I was overwhelmed with gratitude to bear witness….it meant so much more than money!  I can only imagine, without all of the science knowledge & technology we have today, what the ancient civilizations must have experienced when total eclipses occurred….anyway, let peace reign, in our hearts at the very least!

98% ECLIPSE ON THE HOME FARM:

On the home farm, he crew also took a break to experience the eclipse, and of course that meant there would be food! Shannon baked up some delicious treats for all to share together.

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They viewed the eclipse from the “prep garden” where many of the biodynamic preparations are grown. They observed that at the height of the eclipse, the bees all went

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home to bed, the calendula flowers closed up, as if for the night, and the cows all laid down in the field. We can only imagine what was going on in their heads! We hope

IMG_4775that wherever  you were viewing the event, or just knowing it was going on, that you had as much fun as we all did! And now, back to your regular scheduled program…..

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Hope you all have a great week ahead, and enjoy your veggies this week!

Linda and all of your Winter Green Farmers

 

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