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Harvesting gratitude. {Week 17 CSA}

Updated: Sep 10, 2020

Even in the dead of winter, nature's abundance is everywhere. But in the transitions of the shoulder seasons, it tends to be savored the most.

Did you smell fall swiftly moving in this week? If you're like us, it stirred a mix of feelings. Excitement for cozy evenings and colorful displays ahead, mingled with a clingy attachment to balmy nighttime breezes and melons that never taste as good as now.

We hope these final flavors of summer fill you up like a farewell hug from a cherished friend. They'll be back again, we're sure, but it doesn't mean we won't miss them like mad come February!

We nearly had our first frost on the farm this week and we just were not ready to let our melons and zucchini (and flowers!) go. We covered it all and crossed our fingers. It seems we'll get a few more days of these reminders of serenading crickets and sun-kissed shoulders. Our first freeze was on September 8th last year, so it feels a bit like we're gripping the wind... again. Fortunately, autumn always charms us by October.

Our nursery is all shades of green as we prepare our indoor beds for the cold hardy crops of winter. We've been busy replacing our beds of cucumbers, tomatoes, and peppers with their leafy cousins, like spinach, bok choy, and Siberian kale (which, btw, if you haven't tried... get ready! Best kale ever.]

This truly is the season of abundance as the land yields her cornucopia of fruits before the freeze arrives. We love sharing our excitement for these seasonal transitions with our girls, as the contrast between warm and cold season harvests is worthy of celebration. After all, a melon can only be as sweet as a dandelion is bitter, and relishing it all feels as ancient as the stars.

Our gratitude is always spilling over from the fields this time of year, between harvesting nourishing food and reflecting on another CSA nearing its end. Your loyal, patient, and friendly support encourages us during the peak season and well beyond it. Without your recognition of the value of locally and organically grown food, our farm simply wouldn't exist—nor would our optimism for what lies ahead.

We have more to share about how important you are soon, but in the meantime, let's all toast to the bounty of a high country harvest!

More than 70% of the world is still fed by family farms, despite what the Green Revolution and all of its massive technology might have you believe. Perhaps our heads, hands, and hearts were always meant to be closer to the land than

our metal machines ever were. #musingsfromtheharvest


Inside Your Box This Week

German Butterball Potatoes

Little Gem Romaine Slicer Tomatoes

Hakurei Turnips Red Onion*

Dino Kale Collards


Dill  *These beauties were grown (organically) by our friends at Bee Here Now Farm. :)


Recipes Worth Trying...

{click images to go to recipe}


For supporting our small organic farm.

For helping pave a way forward for regenerative agriculture.

For investing in young farmers.

For buying local.

We're honored to nourish you!


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