THIS WEEK’S HARVEST:
Cherry Tomatoes (limited quantity) $ 3.50/pint
Collard Greens $2.50/bunch
Eggs $3.00/half dozen
Eggplant (limited quantity) $3.00/lb*Garlic $1.00/bulb
Green Beans $3.00/quart
Kale (assorted varieties) $2.50/bunch
Summer Squash $1.50/lb
Swiss Chard $2.50/bunch
*Sweet Peppers (limited quantity) $3.50/lb
Herbs $1.50/bunch (may include *basil, *cilantro, sage, oregano, thyme, lavender, mint, chives,
Raw Honey from the bees on the property $14 for a 12 oz. jar
Flower Bouquets – $5.00/small $10.00/large
*NEW ARRIVALS THIS WEEK
This week, I have been wondering about how we carry our passions inside of us. The question has been a frequent one in my mind because I wonder how and why I find myself loving this work of farming so much. I grew up in a busy and crowded city with no exposure to farms, we did not talk about food as it is being talked about today, I did not ever experience the act of gardening, no one in my family is a gardener/farmer, nor did I dream about beautiful vegetables. Then it just clicked one day – it was an intellectual discussion about our connection with food that made me show up for a volunteer day at a farm in west philly – that was it! But at that first time, I just knew that I had met an old dormant passion that lay someplace deep and took all these years to erupt.
Do you wonder? Do you have an answer?
I hope that you are staying cool and eating well!
A Little Something Else
“Always in the big woods when you leave familiar ground and step off alone into a new place there will be, along with the feelings of curiosity and excitement, a little nagging of dread. It is the ancient fear of the Unknown, and it is your first bond with the wilderness you are going into.”
– Wendell Berry