Crop list: Cosmic Mix, Dill, Bok Choy, Garlic Curls, Buttercrunch Head Lettuce, Pea Shoots, Sorrel, Lemon Basil and Maybe Radish or Spinach
I was dating a man who did not want to deal with "our relationship". He explained to me it was OK because he really just preferred to "stick his head in the sand". To which I replied "it won't work. I'm good with a shovel."
Most of the time I choose to not listen to news. It depresses me. I loose sleep over it. I am sensitive and I hurt when others hurt. It really is easier to choose not hurting. Now I'm the one who chooses the sand, or soil considering my profession! Things are easier on the farm, even when they are hard. The purpose is so clear. We want to grow the best food possible for people who live in the Tetons. Every choice we make comes back to that last statement. But I still hear the news. I still feel the heartbreak and the social injustice people suffer. I want to go to all these people and comfort them and feed them and fix things for them and rage against the powers that be. It hurts so much, I can't. No one can. I know in my bones my calling is the farm. I know that is how I can make the world a better place. But there is more, and it involves you.
Our favorite quote by Rudolf Steiner, the founder of Biodynamic agriculture, is:
"So long as one feeds on food from unhealthy soil, the spirit will lack the stamina to free itself from the prison of the body."
We want to create positive change in this world. We want you to have the stamina to make our world better, while we keep our heads down and grow food! Maybe you help a non-profit, maybe you change diapers, maybe you work for a restaurant, we are all in this together and together we can make the world better. We can all be kinder to each other. And we don't really have to look outside our own bubble to do it. That is what I want this food to do for you.
I want every cell of this food to improve your life and our world.
Every thing we do on the farm is done with the best intentions for the Earth and humanity. We hope you can taste that in the vegetables. From the ground up, change will come, we've heard that before right?! We treat our soil as a living breathing being. We know your veggies will not be as good if the soil is not revered. It is the base, we are all rooted in it, all of us who are eating Cosmic Apple veggies. It is where change begins, from the ground up. I can do it, I can keep my head out of world news and make the world better. I can live in this world and change it without needing to understand or even hear about all that needs changing. I will tend to the soil. It is all I really know how to do, and it makes me happy.
Use the energy from this food to create the change you have been thinking of. Use the energy from this food to put your head down and work on yourself. Use the energy from this food to go out in the world and help someone. Use the energy from this food to celebrate all that is good in the world!!
Check the coolers at your site. I attached a list of prices and cuts to your email. If you know you want something, please email me and I will send it over for you. You can also tell your site hosts you have a request and I will send it the next week. We purchased 2 cows from Lifeline. They are packaged with our label because we brought them to the butcher live and for us to sell them they needed a label...and well, we are Cosmic Apple! It is really just the legalities of selling USDA inspected meat. More info then you need, but we want to be completely honest about what we have!
Find recipes for this weeks share here: www.cosmicapple.com/recipes.html
Bring Bags to pick-ups!
Wash Your veggies!
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 Driggs Market is Fridays 9-1. The People's Market is Wednesdays 4-7.
Jackson Satuday markets start 7/9.