Crop List: Cosmic Mix, Garlic Curls, Spinach, Collard Greens, Bok Choy and Head Lettuce
Share #4! This is always the week it seems to all come together. Everyone seems to get the big picture of how the farm "works". The harvest goals become clearer, shareholders (that's you!) know how to get their veggies, the employees are getting comfortable in their roles. Long gone is the first week when we just had to jump into it and train everyone as we went.
We have a great crew this year. I have been enjoying getting to know our new employees, and reconnecting with all the returning ones. This year our "crew" is: a Workshare Manager, a Wash Station Manager, a Market Manager, 4 market harvesters, 2 chore helpers, a truck driver, a tractor driver (she helps get a lot of weeding done!), a tomato caretaker, about 25 workshares and 6 site hosts. And they are all great people.
Jed and I feel like the people attracted to work at the farm is one of our greatest blessings. Truth be told...we don't get out much. It is incredibly convenient that our social life comes to us. The farm draws in people with interesting stories, kind hearts and big smiles. It does quickly weed out those who don't love some hard work or a commitment to show up. Some folks come to the farm with a background in farming, some have never been in a garden, some are looking for a life change and some just got manipulated into it by a friend! We never know who is going to keep at it. Some of our volunteers have gone on to have their own farms. Jed and I both started volunteering on other farms as starry eyed youngsters.
Our crew every year gets to be like family. They see Jed and I laugh, stressed out and tired. We all get to share in the joy of a big harvest and a daily meal together. They see our kids when they are as cute and curious as can be and when they are exhausted, unreasonable and just want to go home. Just like family, sometimes they get the real deal!
Like I said before, the people who help us feed our community are one of the greatest blessings Jed and I could ever receive. Thank you to all, who do the hard work the to feed the People of the Tetons. Thanks for showing up everyday. Thanks for all you teach us! If you see any of these folks, they deserve gratitude that is hard to convey in a newsletter!
Workshare Lunch this week: Super stir fry over rice with Garlic Curls, Collard and Bok Choy
Recipe Idea: Roasted Garlic Curl hummus
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 or tell your site host 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!
Beef Available: Tenderloin, New York Steak, Sirloin Steak, Round Roast, Liver, Ribs, Ground Beef, Patties, Hot Dogs, Bratwurst and Heart
Pork Available: Pork Chops, Shoulder Roast, Spare Ribs, Breakfast Sausage, Chorizo, Grandpa Restuccia's Sausage, Canadian Bacon and 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 Saturday Market: Saturdays 8-12
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