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Mini Pumpkins

Fern Creek CSA–Week 17

4 by / on September 17, 2016, 10:07 pm / in Newsletters

In the fall of 1978, during my 3rd year of nursing school (at what was then Good Samaritan Hospital & Nursing School), one of my suite mates gifted me with a copy of a newly published Mennonite cookbook, More with Less. Due to the influence of another floor mate I was already trying to eat more plant-based foods, but hadn’t […]

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Black Futzu Pumpkin

Fern Creek CSA–Week 16

2 by / on September 10, 2016, 2:00 pm / in Newsletters

  Mark and I took 24 hours away at the coast.¬† I’m writing¬† from a little table in the living room of the Arch Cape Inn and Retreat and listening to the waves do what they’ve done since the beginning. We took a long walk on the beach this morning and found a smooth black rock that looks just like […]

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Acorn Squash

Fern Creek CSA–Week 15

0 by / on September 4, 2016, 8:37 am / in Newsletters

We all run across different folks who grace the world with various gifts and talents. This week I experienced two in particular, and am mentioning three. The first was in the form of a magazine. Taproot: the magazine for makers, doers and dreamers describes itself as a quarterly magazine that celebrates food, farm, family, and craft through writing, photography, and […]

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Delicata Squash

Fern Creek CSA–Week 14

1 by / on August 28, 2016, 1:08 pm / in Newsletters

Megan, a friend and prior student who recently returned from a year working with a rural farming community in Guatamala, came by to visit last week. She loved it there. She loved seeing the Milky Way every clear night, the family that embraced her for a year, the grounded simple way people live, including how seasonally and locally they eat–not […]

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Fern Creek CSA–Week 13

Fern Creek CSA–Week 13

2 by / on August 21, 2016, 8:22 am / in Newsletters

Today for the first time in the two years since I’ve had it, I pulled out the Mehu-Maija Juice-Extractor my mother-in-law handed down to me. For the first time we have enough grapes to give to CSA members, to dehydrate into raisins, and to make juice. Emma seems to be keeping the grape-loving raccoon at bay. The copyright on the […]

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