The beans are coming in, and it looks like a beautiful crop. Most of the farm's volunteer time now is devoted to picking beans and peas. These lovely crops just take time to get off the vine! Beans are one of the crops that remind me of childhood. The family of a dear friend had a huge garden and I can remember standing in her yard eating beans and running to the back porch to avoid a thunderstorm. I love how flavors have the power to magically turn into time machines.
The sunflowers and tomatoes are taking their mid summer break. The plants just seem to need a moment to pause before putting out the next flush of goodies. We are rotating them around the sites as available.
Broccoli!! We planted a lot this year! It is almost ready. We think it may start in Tuesday's shares, but Friday the 11th will be a bit premature, so get ready for broccoli the week of the 15th! ...at least that's what we think....Mother Nature likes to surprise us sometimes with other plans!
The abundance of the season is upon us. The garden is yielding, and will not stop until early October. The shares will just keep getting bigger! Savor the flavor of summer, this is the time of year I dream about when I read seed catalogs in the middle of winter.
Bob Arndt, we'll miss you...
Many of you know Bob was killed in a car crash on June 30th. Bob and his wife Melanie picked their veggies up a few hours before the accident and were members of the Cosmic Community. Bob was a proponent of local foods for as long as we knew him. He always had a smile at the market for us and was a constant supporter of the farm. He happily bought our eggs for the Harvest store in 2003 when we could not find anyone else to buy them! He always took the time to understand the producers hurdles and it was easy to see his desire to find ways everyone could work together outside of the traditional supply chain, long before it was normal to support local farms. Bob and Melanie helped to build the thriving local food scene we enjoy in the Tetons, slowly, steadily and with kindness. We are grateful for your work, and will miss you Bob.
If any of you are interested in supporting Melanie, a meal train has been set up for her. Details here: https://www.mealtrain.com/trains/4d1047
Featured Meat of the Week: Pork Shoulder Roast
YUM! Another really easy meal to come home to after a day on the river! I put mine in the slow cooker, add some Bar-B-Que sauce, turn on low and walk away. Pull the pork and put it on 460 buns. Enjoy with a huge salad and a side of sauteed beans. Our shoulder roast is $8.25/ pound and available in the coolers at your pick-up location!
WASH YOUR VEGGIES!!
Whole and Half pigs for sale. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for details!
Bring Bags to pick-ups!
If you can't make it to pick up your veggies, send a friend!
Missed shares are forfeited for the week.
Members get 20% off at the Farmer's Markets!
The Driggs Market, The People's Market and Jackson Saturday Market