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eCHO bEND CSA Subscription Harvest, September 19, 2012

There is no such thing as cheap food. All the food that we eat germinates and grows from hard work and an overwhelming amount of input of minerals and nutrients…and love, if we are lucky.  The food we pick up … Continue reading

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eCHO bEND CSA Subscription Harvest, September 12, 2012

Mid-September brings the last of the chickens and turkeys for the season out on pasture to fatten up on greens, and the pigs will be butchered here at the farm tomorrow morning. There is a noticeable slow down in growth … Continue reading

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eCHO bEND CSA Subscription Harvest, September 5, 2012

September? Yes…September. For now we can thumb our noses at the idea of fall and frosts, but it approaches more rapidly than we might imagine on the warm beachy days filling this week. For now, though, we luxuriate in tomatoes … Continue reading

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eCHO bEND CSA Subscription Harvest, August 29, 2012

We had some wonderful visitors to the farm this week — a family who would love to take the leap and do exactly what we are doing someday. They asked to come pick my brain about raising their own food … Continue reading

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eCHO bEND CSA Subscription Harvest, August 22, 2012

Exquisitely beautiful, this harvest day. Sunshine for warmth. Light breeze to cool us. Music. Dancing. Laughter. Friends. Good news. Frustrations. Venting. Commiseration. Bounty and loss. Our garden, my Benders, is a place where good things happen. Where everything seems to … Continue reading

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Echo Bend CSA Subscription Harvest, August 15, 2012

This is the kind of harvest day I love. Several shareholders and children helping to pick (Thank you Aldrich and Morrow families!). Various sets of friends and family milling about. Intern weeding berries. Men working on saving the packing shed … Continue reading

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Echo Bend CSA Subscription Harvest, August 8, 2012

Bounty. I’m taking a short break in the battle against bugs and weeds to do a little food preservation— pickles, soups, sauces, and jams are all on the agenda for the coming week. It’s a good way to justify procrastinating … Continue reading

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Echo Bend CSA Subscription Harvest, August 2, 2012

Many, many, huge, heartfelt thanks to the Aldrich family for their help keeping the farm going this week in our absence. Couldn’t have done it without you!!!   Your fight against the bugs was valiant.   We are forever in your debt.  … Continue reading

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CSA Harvest, September 14, 2011, Week 17

The garden is eerily quiet now, following the butchering of the pigs on Sunday. It was a solemn, somewhat teary morning, but Tom and I were both very proud of how our kids handled the affair. We had all grown … Continue reading

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Echo Bend CSA Harvest, August 31, Week 13/14

With a few more weeks to go in the CSA season, our baskets start resembling more of a late season harvest, with the addition of eggplant, edamame, raab, winter squash, and watermelon.  The summer has quickly outstripped my own personal … Continue reading

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