Week 16 ~ October 3

Friend of the farm and astrologer Teri Parsley Starnes wrote this today, "Full Moon in Aries October 5, 2017 This past weekend, I was fortunate enough to walk through the autumn woods and fields of the beautiful Philadelphia Community Farm in Wisconsin, following a brilliant troupe of actors and musicians who were re-imagining Dante’s Purgatorio as a prescription for moving through the grief of the human destroyed-world to ascend into a world where the wild can claim us, but we can not claim the wild. (https://www.childrenofthewild.org/thewastelands) In a week that has been very challenging, this play represented for me a ray of hope, proof that another story is brewing. There is vision and passion to create a better relationship with the wild. Where there is grief, there can also be beauty."

We're keeping the performance flag up and a candle burning in the farmhouse while we host 45 sixth graders this week. It's a tall order to ease back into routine this week, and yet- held so strongly by the wild, we find beauty, solace and goodness in a perfect squash specimen, the squeal of a child encoutering Lola the cow, or the swirl of fallen leaves singing to us from outside.

May you, too, be nourished by the food we bring you this week. In the box today (and remember- Thursdays shares may vary somewhat):

  • salad mix (leaf lettuce, tat soy, spinach and mustard greens)
  • arugula
  • sweet bell peppers
  • hot peppers (either cayenne or jalepeno)
  • zucchini
  • butternut squash
  • delicata squash
  • Full shares also received a pie pumpkin