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Winter Musings

Posted 1/8/2013 9:11am by Debra Brubaker .

As a farmer, I have opportunities every day to be completely amazed by the wonders of the living world.  Over the past weeks, this has been particularly the case as I watch mesclun greens transform from limp and frozen to crisp and upright as the sun emerges on a 15 degree morning.  And the animals, turkeys choosing to roost under the moon on a fence row rather than in the cozy shelter of the barn which is available for them.  Or the mother hen who takes meal worms from my partner’s hand and holds them in her beak until her chicks, one my one, take and eat them. It is good for me as a farmer to take the time to observe this resilience, toughness, and natural instinct of the living world, for it helps me to my role in perspective.  These living things what to survive and flourish, and my job is to try to facilitate them to do so by careful observation of their natural preferences and working to create a system that supports these.  As we plan for the coming season, I’m trying to keep this in mind. 

In the Box…   Butternut Squash, *Potatoes, Carrots, Mesclun mix, Sweet Potatoes, Garlic, Napa Cabbage, Hakerui Turnips, Spinach

Note: Summer Sign-ups will be coming soon... We hope to have details of our Summer Season Signup completed by next distribution.  Stay tuned.

Upcoming events at the Farm:

Saturday, Jan 12th 2013 at 10am to Sunday, Jan 13th 2013 at 3pm, Village Acres FoodShed: Squash Hunger! With The Greenhouse : A delicious & heartwarming volunteer opportunity!

You are invited to Squash Hunger! Farmers from around Pennsylvania are setting aside their excess produce to be transformed into a delicious and nutritious soup for those in need. Please join us in sorting, preparing and freezing a bounty of squash soup. The soup will be donated to the St. Francis of Assisi Parish Soup Kitchen for distribution directly to those in need in the Allison Hill neighborhood of Harrisburg. For links to more information visit our Upcoming Events page on our website!