News from the Farm…

Dear Friends,

i hope that you all are enjoying the change in seasons here on the farm even while so much is unwell in the world. the cooler temperatures have made for pleasant working and growing conditions. it is a welcome change on the farm, and harbinger of sweet fall crops to come. as the temperatures drop, many crops produce sugars to protect themselves from freezing. yum! we are happy to report that all in all, our fall crops are looking beautiful so far and we are excited to be bringing you more of the leafy greens, roots, winter squash, and other fall delicacies that we look forward to each year. keep an eye on your inboxes, in the next week or two, we’ll be sending out the sign-up for this year’s late fall bulk share!

the late fall bulk share pick-up day will happen on halloween this year: saturday, october 31st, at the farm (this is also the final summer share pickup day of the 2020 season) – you come pick up your one big bulk share of delicious winter roots and greens at the barn. it’s a great way to keep eating NBO produce into the winter at an excellent value. november bulk shares are available pre-order only, for sharemembers and the public alike. these shares are limited and will sell out this year, so be sure pre-order once the sign-ups open.

your farmer,

This Week’s Share:

mixed salad greens
braising greens

mix and match options:
cabbage, the first of the broccoli/cauliflower, green tomatoes, the last of the summer squash/zucchini, beets, onions, sweet peppers, hot peppers, eggplant, turnips, sweet potatoes, leeks, fennel, (and carrots coming soon!)

above: nbo crew weeding and thinning the fall storage radishes

Pick Your Own:

green beans and edamame

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: Edvin bringing sweet potatoes in from the field to cure for several weeks in the warm and humid greenhouse.

Ideas & Recipes:

Sweet Potato Pancakes

Eggplant in Garlic Sauce

18 Easy Ways to Cook with Turnips

Beet Smoothie

Food for Thought…

“Perhaps the reality is that we’re actually on the verge of coming out of a dystopia, as we push against disastrous structures that have damaged us for too long.

This can be difficult to say when we see images of the recent state of our world. On September 7, Senegal received more rain in a few hours than it usually does in all its rainy season. The U.S West Coast’s wildfires and disturbing orange skies are just more reminders of the horrifying new world we find ourselves in. We need to acknowledge the damage that’s been wrought. It’s necessary to honor grief and pain.

And yet, as our team member Rebecca Solnit says, ‘We have more to do, and doing it is itself a way to assuage despair, misery, fear.’ “

~Thelma Young-Lutunatabua, editor of Radical Reimagining Newsletter #1