WILD HARE WEEKLY SUMMER#18/18
I’m staring down such a huge week at the farm. Not only is this our final week of the Summer CSA, I’m feeling extra pensive, because a year ago this week, Mark and signed papers and wired funds to purchase the farm. It took every penny we could pinch together, but it was a price that we were somehow brave enough to pay for a chance at doing the work that we love for (and with) the people who give it meaning. It has taken me forever to write the newsletter, because I keep pacing the fields instead, thinking of who we are and who we have become as a farm. Not a day goes by that I am not overwhelmed by this piece of land and its capacity to simultaneously delight, frustrate, terrify yet sustain us. But when I think of the people who these acres continue to bring together, it always gets me going. Mark and I often muse that we don’t know what we did in life to be so lucky as to have the people come into our lives that have, but here I am today, feeling in awe you all—my great extended farm family here at Wild Hare—our crew, our CSA, our market shoppers, our chefs, our neighbors and our wonderful (legal) family who are the reason we put on our boots and show up each day to work hard and love harder. Thank you so much for your support and letting us grow here for you, this season and beyond. We are so grateful to be your farmers and friends.
Katie & Mark
PS: I’m sending you all off into the Fall season with some of my favorite weeknight recipes below for all of that awesome celery and those carrot tops. So, be sure to check those out. And, if you’re hoping to sign up for your Fall CSA, what are you waiting for? This crazy crew pulled in the first 6 bins of Winter Squash to cure in the greenhouses last week and we’d love to send some of it home with you to enjoy over the next few months.Read More