News from the Farm…

Dear Friends,

A little housekeeping for those of you who pick up your share in Hadley…

We’ve had a bunch of unclaimed curbside boxes lately! If you signed up for a curbside pickup share and have begun picking up your veggies in the barn, or want to begin doing so, please email and let us know!

Looking to avoid the pickup rush? Please avoid the first hour and the last ~ right at the middle of pickup is the sweet spot.

As a reminder, hours are:

  • Mondays & Wednesdays: 2:00-6:30pm;
  • Saturdays: 9:00am-1:00pm

Enjoy the warmer weather and the sweet first colors of fall!


This Week’s Share:

mixed salad greens
braising greens
garlic

mix and match options:
cabbage, broccoli/cauliflower, beets, onions, sweet peppers, hot peppers, eggplant, turnips, sweet potatoes, fennel, carrots, kohlrabi

above: bulk carrot harvest

Pick Your Own:

flowers
herbs

During this pandemic season, please: bring your own scissors, containers & water; no sampling; wash your hands & wear masks; and keep your kiddos close!

above: our greenhouses are filled with seedlings in the spring and sweet potatoes in the fall!

Ideas & Recipes:

20 Leek Recipes That Are Like, ‘Onions Who?’

Sweet Potato Salad

Seriously, the Best Broccoli of Your Life

40 Ways To Use Up That Big Bunch of Parsley

above: kohlrabi harvest

B ‘o ‘e-a:g maṣ ‘ab him g ju:kǐ

B ‘o ‘e-a:g maṣ ‘ab him g ju:kǐ.
Ṣag wepo mo pi woho.
Nañpi koi ta:tk g jeweḍ mat am o i si ka:ckad c pi o i-hoiñad c o ñendad.
Ṣag wepo mo pi woho.
Nañpi koi ta:tk g da:m ka:cim mat o ge s-wa’usim s-we:ckad.
Ṣag wepo mo pi woho.
Nañpi koi ta:tk g hewel mat s-hewogim o ‘i-me:
Ṣag wepo mo pi woho.
Nañpi koi hewegid g s-wa us jeweḍ
mat g hewel ‘ab o ‘u’ad.
Ñia, heg hekaj o pi ṣa’i woho matṣ o ju:.

It is Going to Rain

Someone said it is going to rain.
I think it is not so.
Because I have not yet felt the earth and the way it holds still
in anticipation.
I think it is not so.
Because I have not yet felt the sky become heavy with moisture of preparation.
I think it is not so.
Because I have not yet felt the winds move with their coolness.
I think it is not so.
Because I have not yet inhaled the sweet, wet dirt the winds bring.
So, there is no truth that it will rain.

~Ofelia Zepeda, In memory of Barbara Lannan