Finding fall at the farm

Two weeks worth of mail is still piled on my desk, together with passports, travel documents and school notes. It's a mess. But the laundry is hanging on this breezy sunshine day and our fridge is stocked with farm veggies. Boy is it ever stocked!

The weekly shares officially ended while we were gone, in fact we missed the last two. But Jill, our farmer, set aside a portion for us to pick up when we returned. So this morning the kids and I went to the farm and came home with a whack of vegetables. A double share for the 2 weeks we were gone plus another member's share who is out of town.

I'm in farm fresh vegetable heaven. And after spending a good hour at the farm I'm starting to feel like myself again. In touch with the season, the bright blue sky and changing leaves. Now I'm off to make cream of potato, leek & broccoli soup or maybe Curried Beet Borscht. Soup, pumpkins... fall.

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  • Karen

    Karen on Oct. 18, 2008, 4:27 p.m.

    Yum, yum, yum. I see garlic bulbs bulging out of your wooden crate. Local treasures: or maybe you don't have trouble buying garlic that doesn't come from China! This summer I harvested 11 bulbs of the 12 cloves I planted. Of course they're long gone and the only garlic I can find in the local markets (didn't check the farmer's markets - hope I didn't miss it all) and of course the supermarkets comes from China. That just doesn't seem right - I'm not talking bananas or papayas or ginger root or....


  • Andie

    Andie on Oct. 18, 2008, 7:19 p.m.

    Yeah! Oh yeah! Reading this just made me so happy for you. I can't think of a more perfect way to get back to self than to spend a day like you did. Awesome! a.


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