Archive for August, 2015

Delicata Squash

Fern Creek CSA–Week 15

0 by / on August 29, 2015, 12:34 pm / in Newsletters

As the vines and leaves break down to feed the soil, a variety of pumpkins and winter squash pepper the fields like lumps of color dropped from the sky. They are the offspring of sun, soil, seed, and water–fundamental elements of earth that sustain us all. Our sustaining grace found in these gifts of creation. The pumpkin in the Market was, […]

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Fern Creek CSA–Week 14

Fern Creek CSA–Week 14

0 by / on August 22, 2015, 9:17 pm / in Newsletters

Here’s a list of things preserved in the Fern Creek kitchen this week: fermented sour pickles, red onion marmalade, frozen corn, pickled beets, dried apple slices, tomatoes, tomato sauce, and tomato juice, smoked and canned Jimmy Nardello peppers, pesto, bread and butter pickles, and peaches (the only produce that didn’t come from Fern Creek).  Good thing I enjoy being in […]

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Corn stalks in the sun

Fern Creek CSA–Week 13

0 by / on August 16, 2015, 5:18 pm / in Newsletters

Friday and Saturday Mark and I were in Portland working with our daughter Sarah prepping walls and trim, painting, and fixing up a couple rooms in her 100+ year old house. It rained hard for a few minutes on Friday, but nothing so out of the ordinary. Back at Fern Creek, however, a river of rain, mud, sticks, bricks, and branches came rushing […]

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Patty Pan

Fern Creek CSA–Week 12

0 by / on August 8, 2015, 9:31 pm / in Newsletters

Auden is having a sleep over with us tonight. Mostly we read Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone this afternoon, but she also kept us company when we harvested the weekend’s summer squash, helped me collect eggs, and fed the chickens our corn cobs, zucchini cores, and old unclaimed zucchini. A few weeks ago she said she wanted to buy […]

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Italian Heirloom Borretana Onions

Fern Creek CSA–Week 11

0 by / on August 1, 2015, 11:20 am / in Newsletters

This week marks the half-way point in the CSA season, though not necessarily the half-way point in the harvest. We continue to fight critters in the grapes and dry beans, and fungus in the apples, so it’s good to be reminded of all the abundance in spite of unwelcome feeders. Right now we’re seeing lots of beans, which reminded me of […]

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