News from the Farm…

Dear Friends,

We are endlessly humbled, inspired and grateful to be in community with farmers, organizers, retailers and CSA members who are working tirelessly to envision, manifest and/or support just & sustainable food systems.

Our friend Rowen White, a Seed Keeper from the Mohawk community of Akwesasne, now based on her seed sanctuary farm in Northern CA, has been doing the ancient and vital work of seed saving since her days at Hampshire College in the late 90’s.

In this keynote address from the 2018 Northeast Organic Farmers Association Conference, Rowen shares stories of the rematriation of seeds, where seeds come back to their communities of origin, and encourages people of all backgrounds to reconnect with their ancient food ways.

Curious about Rowen’s work?  Check out the website of her seed stewardship organization, Sierra Seeds or listen to this episode of the Emergence Magazine Podcast, Reseeding the Food System.


In the share this week:

lettuce
melon
tomatoes
braising greens

mix and match options:
summer squash, zucchini, beets, cucumbers, onions, sweet peppers, hot peppers, eggplant, leeks!

above: Paloma, Beatrice & Rosa Bianca…

Pick Your Own:

shishito peppers
cherry tomatoes/tomatillos/ground cherries
flowers
green beans
herbs:
oregano, parsley, cilantro, basil, dill, thyme, sage, mint
During this pandemic season, please: bring your own scissors, containers & water; no sampling; wash your hands & wear masks; and keep your kiddos close!
above: fall carrots for days.

Ideas & Recipes

Cucumber & Avocado Salad

38 Surprising Things to Do with Watermelon

Best Ways to Preserve Hot Peppers

Swiss Chard-Tahini Dip

above: Basil.

Here are 26 ways to use Basil for something besides pesto


 

Food For Thought

“We do not own the seeds;
we borrow them from our children.”
~Mohawk Proverb