June 26, 2018

Notes from the Field

The fields are looking vibrant - we've received a generous amount of rain, and it looks like more is on the way. Water is a precious recource.

As the farm has grown to support an adequate amount of spirited and dedicated help; I find I've been able to deepen a sense of understanding and reverence for a farm ecology. On deliveries or travels from here to there, I've caught Ted Talks on seed banks and listened to Michael Pollen's Botany of Desire. Pollen focuses on the natural history of certain plants and how people and plants have co-shaped one another. The Ted Talks gave more insight on Svalbard, a Global Seed Bank in Norway - it was a reminder of the importance of variety choice for adaptability over time. I sure appreciate a chance to listen.

What's in the Bag
  • Radishes
  • Strawberries (from Sheepscot General)
  • Pea Shoots
  • Salad Greens
  • Head Lettuce
  • Sugar Snap Peas

See Spring Fling: Make This Strawberry And Pea Shoot Salad from The Food Republic

We hope you enjoy your bag this week! A crew went to Sheepscot General for the U-Pick strawberries - a flavor so necessary to feel summer in Maine. Enjoy another week of green foods too. The pea shoots make a great pesto.

What's coming? Beets or carrots; fresh herbs!

Many thanks and Dig Deep