Crop List: Cosmic Mix, Collards, Cilantro, Sugar Snap Peas, Garlic and maybe Tomatoes
We feel grateful right now. We keep hearing how everyone is perpetually short staffed this summer. We could use one more shift covered by a truck driver, but that's it. Jed has been filling in that spot on Tuesdays and enjoys seeing many of you at the Downtown drop off location! We realize how many positions need filled in both valleys and how many business owners are happy just to have a live body standing behind a counter. I don't want to make anyone jealous...but we have the best workers. I am typing and realizing I feel a wave of emotion thinking about them! The gratitude is overwhelming.
Most of them are under 30. I love this generation of people. Their communication skills alone make work so much easier. They are able to directly clarify things in ways Jed and I could not do at that age. Their language is positive and concise.
Each of the folks working with us could be making double to triple what we are paying them landscaping or washing dishes. They could be making the same in an airconditioned building stocking shelves, which is way easier then farming. But right now, they are committed to working in agriculture. They believe in it as a way to do something good for our world.
They work hard. Jed is known as a boss who keeps people moving. He (and I) see the big picture of what needs to be done while the the clock ticks and the payroll rises. It can be hard to motivate a crew to go weed another bed on a hot day. BUT this crew does it. Without complaining. And my gosh...they are funny, and creative. I love the stories they tell and their views on the world, and the amazing ways they each express themselves. Their willingness to pitch in and do what needs to be done rocks.
Our employees are now closer in age to our children then we are. Our kids love to hang with the employees and the kindness our kids are treated with is enough to warm anyone's heart. There is something special about the way a 20 something year old can give a teenager just enough of a ribbing to get a point across and the teen instantly "get it". And I will be forever grateful to our employees for the life lessons our kids pick up while interacting with these inspirational folks, because we all know, they are way cooler then Mom and Dad will ever be!
We have had many great employees over the years. But collectively as a group, this is hands down the best group we have ever worked with. We know the energy every one of us brings to the farm affects the end result of your veggies. Having an incredible crew, who bring kindness, fun, joy and a good attitude to work each day radiates out and we know it is part of why your veggies taste so good. Each of our employees brings so much to the table, and seriously...the gratitude is overwhelming!
Lunch this Week: Collards, Sugar Snap Peas, Garlic, Garlic Curls in coconut milk with a splash of soy sauce and grated ginger over rice noodles, topped with cilantro.
Recipe Ideas: Spicy Collards, Quinoa and Sugar Snap Salad.
Truck Driver needed! We still need a delivery driver. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Or Tuesday or Thursday! 2 days a week or just one! 3-9 ish. If you know anyone, please send them our way! Details here: http://www.cosmicapple.com/employment-opportunities.html
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!
Beef Available: Tenderloin, Ribeye, New York, Sirloin Steak, Eye of the Round, Brisket, Ground Beef, Patties, Tri-Tip Roast, 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 (starts July, 10th)
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