The Greatness of the Humble Rutabaga

We’ve had some frosty nights here in the valley, and I barely took two steps off the porch stairs this morning before I wanted to go back inside.  When it is cold like this, I crave things that warm and nourish me.  And while I know that it is probably the farmer in me talking, I happen to find a great deal of comfort in Rutabaga, which is the root that we’ll be pulling from the cellar for week two of the Winter CSA.  I never knew I’d become such a champion of the rutabaga year after year, but I think they’re a humble cornerstone of the Winter diet.  Bit by bit, people are catching on and finding the love too.   I’m also learning with every year what it is that Rutabaga lovers like to do with them—case in point, there’s a treasured recipe for Cornish Pastys that long time members Naomi and Jerod were kind enough to pass my way.  I’m sharing this recipe, and many others this week, so be sure to scroll through.  You’ll be able to do some good cooking and eating over the long weekend for sure!

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Our Last Week of 2018

Another year, another chance to grow and be humbled, to fix what has broken, to feel the sweat in our brows and the ache in our bones, and find comfort when we consider the abundant generosity that brings warmth to our hearts and fullness to our bellies. Especially on these dark, cold and rainy evenings, I cannot thank you enough for all of the care and support that you so generously share with us at the farm. Thank you for being willing to eat your vegetables…and making a point to enjoy them too. Thank you for cruising through our stand on your lunch hour, between meetings or on your way home from work in traffic. Thank you for bringing your kids and friends to our farm to play and explore. Thank you for not being afraid of mud puddles. Thank you for stopping to make a bouquet of colorful flowers in the Summer. Thank you for being patient with our hens in the Winter. Thank you for going out of your way, often in the literal sense, to support our farm throughout the year. We would not be here, surviving and celebrating four years of business if it were not for the dedication of a group of local eaters like you. Here’s to thriving in year five!

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