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Monday, October 22, 2012

October 23rd and 26th: End of Summer

New Beginnings

 
 
Well here it is, the end of the Summer Share.  A season full of intense heat, insects, 9 inch rains, weeks of dry, wicked humidity and still, in the end, our bellies are full of gourmet, hand grown, succulent, earth rich fruits and veg from our little farm.  It may be the end of summer, but for me, this marks a new beginning.  For one, I went for a walk in the woods with Simon for the first time since March.  And last week I worked 50 hours instead of the usual easy 80.  And little green spinach sprouts are just starting again in the hoop house for the Winter Share.
 
I am feeling a flurry of emotions as we wrap up another growing season...an unbelief that it has passed by already, an urgency to harvest and wash literally tons more veg for storage, a whirlwind of thoughts and plans and changes to make next season even better, an intense desire to lay on a massage table and shear thankfulness that I have a community of shareholders who support me and allow me to be a farmer. 

 
We hope that you will be joining us for the Holiday and Winter Shares and of course again in 2013!!!

This Week's Harvest:
lettuce, chickory, tat soi, pac choi, onions, garlic, winter squash, sorrel, fennel, carrots, potatoes, herbs, chinese cabbage? and ...
 
 
Last Night's Dinner
 
Eggplant parmasean with tat soi.

Modified Chicken Satay
 
On the side: sauteed peppers and pac choi in peanut and sesame oil

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