INDIAN MUSTARD AND SCARLET FRILLS….
While waiting for some warmer mornings and rain for field planting, we are harvesting beautiful frills and mustards in the houses.
Winter also gives us time to read some favorite sites such as Sustainable Food Trust.
The following is written by Adam Horovitz, a poet who was commissioned to write poems about small sustainable pasture farmers in Britain. In his book The Soil Never Sleeps he closes with a poem that entreats farmers to go into the cities “laden with produce and stories, / your tongues ripe with carefully / disguised science, the bare / bone facts dressed in the muscle / of myth and memory.” I believe that it is essential that they tell their stories as clearly and as often as possible, be it in person, on social media or in print, and that writers and artists continue to help tell these stories of the land, of the people that work it and the often unromantic hard truths that come with that work, as I have tried to do.
Hand in hand with science and with toil, art can, and should, aim to help people see beyond surfaces into the greater depths and wider expanses of how we live, and what the effects of our choices are. It is vital that we do this, as a species, in order to survive.”
PRODUCE – This week is greens, with lots of junior asians and beautiful winter squash, fully cured and making incredible rich roasts and soups. Some best of the year in flavor.
Currently at the farmstand….
Cost per Unit
|Processed||Smoked garlic and plums!||New smoke of garlic and some really yummy smoked plums||24 – $50||lb.||Limited quantity|
|Greens, Mix||Barbara’s Garden Greens #3||Best for salad ! Kale, chard, chicories, endives||$24||3# case||limited!!!|
|Greens, Mix||Barbara’s Garden Greens #2||Start of some Asian greens 🙂||$24||3# case||Fair quantity|
|Greens, Bunches||Asian greens||Green and scarlet frills and wide mustards for color and spice||$2||bunch||Fair quantity|
|Greens||Minutina||Also herbe stella or buckhorn, use in salad, saute in broth with fish||$2||bunch||Limited quantity|
|Greens||Minutina||Also herbe stella or buckhorn, use in salad, saute in broth with fish||$8||lb.||Limited quantity|
|Winter Squash||White Acorn||Creamy texture , creamy color, great roaster||$1||lb.||Good quantity|
|Winter Squash||Fairy||Lovely orange color, creammy flesh – all -purpose||$1||lb.||Good quantity|
|Winter Squash||Butternut||The old time Waltham variety – sweet flavor||$1||lb.||Good quantity|
|Winter Squash||Violina Rugosa||Italian heirloom butternut – fabulous!||$1||lb.||Good quantity|
|Winter Squash||Blue Hubbard||Heirloom soup and roasting squash||$1||lb.||Good quantity|
|Winter Squash||Tonda de Pandana||Rich orange with drier flesh||$1||lb.||Good quantity|
|Winter Squash||Spaghetti||Sweet!||$2||lb.||Good quantity|
|Herbs||Marjoram||Mostly flowering, new green coming soon||$2||bunch||Limited quantity|
|Herbs||Rosemary||Three varieties, some better for sticks and others sweeter flavor.||$2||bunch||Limited quantity|
|Herbs||Bay||Beautiful stems about 2″ long||$8||#||Limited quantity|