Over the past 3 weeks you have received
Butternut Squash, Red onions, 5 lbs. Red Maria Potatoes, Collard Greens, Arugala, Rosemary, Parsley, Flowers, Carrots, Tatsoi, Eggs, Milkhouse Yogurt, Spring Day Creamery Evangeline, Elderberry Syrup
5lbs Kennebec Potatoes, 10 lbs Onions, Acorn Squash, Kale, French breakfast Radish, Arugula with Nasturtiums, Beets, Farmstead Granola, Eggs, Milkhouse Yogurt, Winter Hill Feta, Thyme tincture
1.5lbs Peter Wilcox (Bluegold) Potatoes, Sweet Potatoes, Romaine Lettuce, Arugala, Radish and Hakurei turnip bunch, Carrot Bunch, Rosemary, Parsley, Kale, Butternut Squash, Strawberry/Sacred Basil Preserves, Milkweed Seed Packs, Milkhouse Yogurt, Eggs, Spring Day Creamery Deja Blue
And this weeks’ Share
Acorn Squash, 5lbs Ama Rosa Potatoes, Baby Salad Mix, Collard Greens, Thyme bunches, Cabbage, Carrots, Romaine Lettuce, Eggs, Farmstead Granola, Milkhouse Yogurt, Winter Hill Cheese, 4 Pasture Raised Meat Birds
This week we took 150 meat birds to Commonwealth Poultry in Gardiner, to be processed and packed for your freezers. Commonwealth is a USDA certified slaughterhouse. It is run by a young couple who started the business on their own small farm. Their business grew so quickly that they moved off farm to a larger facility.
We raised the birds with care, making sure they were on fresh grass each day. We believe this is important for the health of the birds, and ultimately, the nourishment and health of the food they provide us. I believe that our food holds the energy of the intention and care with which it is raised. I believe you can taste the difference in food raised on small farms. I like knowing that the animals we raise eat fresh grass, weeds and bugs. That they enjoy fresh air and sunshine every day.
Elderberry Syrup is one of my families most loved medicinals. It tastes delicious and is full of Vitamins, A, B, C, minerals such as Calcium, Potassium and Phosphorus, plus antioxidants. It has been used for centuries to prevent colds and flu. You can take it every day. I love to take it straight on a teaspoon or in hot tea as a sweetener. We also make “Elderberry Soda” by putting it in Seltzer.
Thyme Tincture This is my go to tincture for Sore Throats, colds and Upper Respiratory Infections. It is best used at the first sign of cold or sore throat, before the virus can go deep. I take it and give it to my children in very small doses, 1-2 drops at a time, but I use it often in the acute stages. Thyme has antiviral and antibacterial properties. I love to use Thyme fresh and dried in soups and stews all fall and winter. I do the same with Rosemary.
Farm Seeds Last week you received 4 packs of Seeds we collected here on the farm. Poppy, Chamomile, Calendula and Sacred Basil. I love to give these herbs out because they are easy to grow and they are beautiful! You can scatter them on the soil now in a place you would like them to grow next year. You don’t need to cover them or bury them. They do well when they go through a cold winter. Then next year you can enjoy their beauty or use them in teas, honeys, salves, etc.