June 2019, Week 1
Where does community happen? Is it at events, where we come together in groups, or cheer for a team? Is it around a scarred kitchen table that's seen generations of joy and tragedy? Can it be intentional, or does it require some special luck, some lack of design that creates space for us to encounter each other in new ways? Is it a feeling, or an action, or a bond?
I don't have an answer, but it's a question the team has been thinking about as we design new ways for people to experience the farm. We want to be a place where community happens, where people come to enjoy a night out with loved ones or a weekly visit to pick up a Simple Share. We're grateful, every day, for those visitors who we've come to recognize, and who trust us to share parts of their lives. And we're consistently looking for new ways to invite that kind of engagement.
It's why we're hosting TEDxRiverton on June 5, a family-friendly movie night on June 14, and our ongoing Strawberry Picking Experience. Whether your entry into community is through ideas, shared fun, or new encounters, there's something for you here.
THIS WEEK IN YOUR SIMPLE SHARE...
Carrots should be mature and ready for harvest in about 2–4 months after planting, or when they reach at least ½ inch in diameter. You may harvest whenever desired maturity is reached. If you’re growing carrots in the spring and early summer, harvest before daily temperatures get too hot, as the heat can cause carrot roots to grow fibrous.Green Onions - one bunch
In most recipes calling for scallions or green onions, you'll just use the white root and the pale green portion of the onion that's just above the root. But you shouldn't completely forget the green leaves -- when thinly sliced, they become a delicious garnish for everything from soups to casseroles.
Farmer William shared with us his secret for the best, creamiest mashed potatoes: turnips! We can't wait to try it.
Living Herb - one plant
Basil, thyme, rosemary or oregano. Pick your favorite living herb to plant in your garden, or keep in your windowsill and enjoy the fresh taste that only fresh herbs bring.Your living herb will come in a pot that you can plant directly in the ground, or put straight into a pot making it easy to plant, and better for the herb, because you don't have to disturb the roots.Safflower Oil
We hosted organic farmer, Bob Quinn on March 29, for a thoughtful discussion about farming, ancient grains and his underlying value of life with the land. We appreciated all he had to say and also enjoyed being introduced to some new products that we have enjoyed since his visit. His Safflower Oil is made with non-GMO safflower seed, is grown on his family farm in Montana, and is unbleached and unrefined.
-The Simple Share Team