Crop List: Cosmic Mix, Spinach, Cilantro, Sugar Snap Peas, Huckleberry Gold Potatoes, Sunflowers Maybe Cucumbers, Summer Squash, Thai Basil, Lemon Basil and/or Tomatoes
This week our long time employee (we consider her family!) volunteered to write the newsletter! Many of you know Emily from our markets, she has done every job on the farm and we are so grateful to work with her.
Hello all you lovely Cosmic members! This is Emily, a Cosmic Apple employee for over 10 years. I met Dale at an Earth Fair event in Victor in the spring of 2008 and signed on for a workshare that summer. I was put on a waitlist and luckily scored a Friday shift! I have inserted myself into the farm ever since, starting as a full time employee in 2009. Jed and Dale didn’t know what they were getting into, however, and honestly neither did I. I had found my place, my people, my passion. I latched on to their business, their lifestyle and their growing family with intense adoration, curiosity and loyalty. I watched and participated as the farm evolved and grew, as gardens and pastures rotated, animals gave birth and plants died as the winter came around the corner. I watched many volunteers come and go, some who did multiple seasons and became strong workers. I watched three beautiful children being raised on the farm, all of whom I consider my peers. I watched myself grapple with growing pains and personal development. Winter tea time at the family’s home became such an important part of my relationship with the Cosmic Apple as we finally had time to check in with our friendships, our extended families and our personal growth. When my brother suddenly passed away a few years ago and I was so far from my family, it was Jed and Dale and the Cosmic Apple Gardens themselves who provided a safe place to scream, cry, process all of the emotions and eventually find beauty in death. All in all, when Jed and Dale hired me I had no idea how deep my relationship would be with this amazing business and the folks who created it.
There are many obvious benefits of eating local, organic and biodynamic food as far as nutrition and personal wellness go. I have witnessed this first hand for the last 13 years in my own body. What I did not expect but have seen blossom over time is the mental, spiritual and emotional benefits. I learned how to grow my own garden and am so honored that our plant sales in the spring and our passion for teaching others to grow their own food is such a big part of this farm. I watch new life bloom in the spring, bountiful harvests in the summer and the letting go in the fall. I have watched and worked with Jed and Dale, two of the most passionate people I have ever met in my life. And you, the Cosmic members, benefit from all of this because we care so deeply about your health. We put our love, our life into your food. It is so beautiful!!!
And now I am bringing a new life into this world. I feel so lucky and grateful that this baby has been with me this season, growing inside of me and being nourished with all the goodness that comes with life at the Cosmic Apple. Thank you for making my life’s passion possible by supporting Jed and Dale and their mission to grow food with the highest life force possible. They are truly amazing. And so are all of you!
Lunch this Week: Peruvian Quinoa Stew and Burritos with Idaho Salsa
Recipe Ideas: Honey Roasted Potatoes, Sesame Roasted Snap Peas
The coolers at your site are stocked with Lifeline cheese and a selection of the beef and pork listed below. If you know you want something, please email me and I will make sure it is in the cooler, reserved for you. I don't send every cut every week, they simply won't all fit!
Lifeline Beef Available: Tenderloin, Ribeye, New York, Sirloin Steak, Eye of the Round, Brisket, Ground Beef, Patties, Sirloin Tip Roast, Tongue, Marrow Bones, Heart, Stew, and Kabobs
Pork Available: Fat
WASH YOUR VEGGIES!!
Bring Bags to pick-ups!
If you can't make it to pick up your veggies, send a friend!
Missed shares are forfeited for the week.
Members get 20% off at the Farmer's Markets!
The People's Market: Wednesdays 4-7
The Driggs Market: Fridays 9-1
Jackson Hole Farmer's Market: Saturdays 8-1
Questions? Comments? Recipes to share? firstname.lastname@example.org