The News from Windflower Farm
Hello and Happy New Year from the Windflower Farm team!
I write this note following an extraordinary day. As the farm team washed, sorted and bagged vegetables yesterday, we were glued to reports of the U.S Capitol being stormed by a mob who were convinced by a lying president and his enablers that the election was stolen. Today, when we reconvene in the greenhouse to harvest your kale and spinach, my staff and I will no doubt relive the day’s remarkably sad events. It was a day we won’t soon forget.
I interrupt your day to remind you that your January share will arrive this Saturday, January 9th and to share some related information. See below for distribution times and locations. Please plan to arrive within the time allotted for the distribution or send a friend, neighbor, or family member to pick up your share for you.
Your January share:
- Yellow (and perhaps baking) potatoes and garlic in a bag
- Sweet potatoes and a butternut squash loose in the box
- Carrots, beets and kohlrabi in a bag
- Toscano and Red Russian kale and spinach in a bag
- Empire (the darker red) and Ida Red apples in a bag
- A jug of apple cider
A favorite feel-good soup:
At our house, we really like The Oh She Glows Cookbook by Angela Liddon. Try the “On the Mend Spiced Red Lentil-Kale Soup” if you are looking for something delicious to do with your kale and carrots: https://ohsheglows.com/2012/11/07/spiced-red-lentil-tomato-and-kale-soup/. You’ll note that carrots are not actually a part of the recipe, but we have found that it is much improved by the addition of three or four chopped carrots. Sweet potatoes and butternut squash are also great additions!
Important distribution notes:
Your share will come pre-packaged in a box that you may take home. We are happy to take boxes back and to recycle them when we return in February. Check in with your site coordinator to find out how this can be done at your site. My apologies for the plastic packaging this month. Our paper bag delivery was late in coming.
The apple cider in your share does not fit in the box and is packaged separately. Make sure to grab yours. If you’d prefer, and while supplies last, you may choose to take a second bag of apples instead of a jug of cider.
If you’ve ordered eggs or a maple share, please remember to seek them out – they will not be packaged in your box. Check in with the site coordinator.
Finally, we cannot help you if you have failed to pick up your share on time. We will be in a box truck making our way back home, and we won’t get there until late evening. Please make a plan to pick up your share or to have someone come in your place.
We hope you enjoy your share! Your next one will be delivered on Saturday, February 6th.
Wishing you a healthy and happy winter season,
Ted and Jan