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A sustainable farm that provides for the land, the farmers, and a community committed to connecting to their source of food and eachother.

GUIDING PRINCIPLES

  • Share in the work to create a farm that is economically, environmentally, and socially sustainable
  • Share the risk and share the bounty
  • Make decisions together
  • Ensure that the size of the farm holds in balance considerations of land, community, and farm viability
  •  Work together to nurture a friendly and creative community

Week #14 Tuesday, September 11 – Saturday, September 15, 2018

Farm News

Harvesting.  Our work these days is harvesting.  Garden clean-up too, but mostly harvesting with plenty of digging and picking and washing and even some bunching.  We did make some hay over the weekend, about a hundred and fifty bales or so, that we’ll use next spring.  We’d been waiting for a break in the rain for haymaking and finally we got it.  This time of year you need a good four day stretch between mowing and baling for the hay to dry. That’s been hard to come by – until the end of last week. It’s been quite a stretch of sunny and warm so we took advantage of it to slip in a little haymaking. We know we’ll be grateful in the spring to have it on hand.

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Recipes

THIS WEEK…

Fresh Tomato Sauce

serves 4-6 (Spring Hill Community Farm Cookbook; 2011)   Recipe Note: “John Gifford shared this recipe many years ago.  It’s a summer treat we’ve been making ever since.”

  • 2 ½ lbs. tomatoes, seeded and chopped, peeled if your ambitious
  • 6 Tbsp. olive oil
  • ½ Tbsp. fresh oregano, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh basil, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh parsley, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • ½ tsp. sugar

Put all ingredients in a large bowl and mix well.  Allow to stand at room temperature for at least 2 hours (for flavors to blend).  Adjust seasonings and toss with hot pasta.

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Harvest Day

Sign up for Your Harvest Day

Not only does your visit to the farm increase the sense of community we all enjoy, but the harvesting/packing/transport of veggies is an essential part of our success. We truly rely on your participation! Many members report appreciating connecting to the land where their food is grown as well. The sooner you sign up the better (more options and helps out our delivery coordinator).

  • Check the sign-up calendar. Find a date where there are openings.
  • Consider being a Harvest Day Host
  • Contact the delivery coordinator. Let them know your name and the date you prefer and if you’d like to Host. It’s also helpful to know the size of your vehicle and how many people will be coming with you.
  • Mark this date on your calendar!

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