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Farm Happenings 6/19

Posted on June 19th, 2020 by Natalie Ashker

We have a lot to cover this week so please read on!

First, flowers are abundant! If you would like a $15 medium bouquet with you CSA share please respond to this email and we will add the charge to your Harvie account.

We can't believe it will officially be summer in just a couple days. These longer days mean more evening river paddles and watching the "lambpedes" at sunset with an ice cold beer. The summer solstice is always bittersweet, marking a satisfying milestone in the season while anticipating less time after a hard days work to spend taking in the cooler evening sunlight. 

We will be sending out our monthly newsletter later today, but just so you all know first, I have accepted a Ranch Managment position in Colorado and June 30th will be my last day with Caney Fork Farms. It have so enjoyed getting to know all of our CSA members and watching the program grow over the last year and a half, but I am excited to be closer to my family in my home state of California. My dear friend, Natalie Ashker, will be taking over all CSA communications, while Hailey Manus will be delivering all your delicious food. I am confident they will make a strong team!

Today is Juneteenth (June 19th), marking the day in 1865 when the last enslaved people in Texas found out they were emancipated, two years after the Emancipation Proclamation. We all know that emancipation did not mark the end of racism, both systemic and behavioral, in this country, and these problems remain ingrained in our food system today. To explore this issue further, I invite you to join the conversation through a daylong broadcast with A Growing Culture as part of their Hunger for Justice series. Today they will commemorate Junteenth by celebrating Black voices working for food justice.

We are also excited to announce that we are partnering with The Emmanuel House here in Carthage to provide weekly donations of veggies for their residents. The Emmanuel House is a shelter for women and children, and they were recently defunded by the city government. Every week we will include a list of items they are in need of, and if you can donate, please leave them at your door with the note "For The Emmanuel House" or bring to your pick up location. This week they need hygiene items, household cleaning items, laundry detergent, toilet paper, paper towels, and Diapers sizes 2, 3, and 4.


What's in the box:

  • Collards- Check out this article about the history of some classic Soul Food dishes, including collards.
  • Baby Carrots
  • Cucumber- Try this Cucumber Yogurt Salad from Love and Olive Oil. You can even make flatbread to go with it!
  • Fennel- This Caramelized Fennel and (Bunching?) Onion Pizza is a perfect picnic dish.
  • Lettuce
  • Bunching Onions
  • Summer Squash- Here is a fun article about the different types of summer squash. It also includes a simple Quick Sautee recipe with almonds and cheese, that you can use with both zucchini or summer squash!
  • Potatoes- If ready
  • Broccoli- If ready

Happy eating!