As a valued Farmers To You partner, please take a moment to read this important letter.
I’m writing on behalf of the 83 small-scale farmers who have devoted their lives to growing healthy, delicious food that sustains your family, the local economy, and the planet.
I’m writing for the passionate Farmers To You team, people who are committed beyond description to running our operation. Imagine, we have never missed a delivery in 6 years – 134,152 orders to date. Incredible!
I am also writing on behalf of many of you, the families we feed weekly who have supported us since the beginning.
A Poem by Susan Reid, 2017
I have felt the warm breath of cows,
carried the weight of hay and water,
Smelled the sweetness of grain and manure.
I have known the oily kinked wool
of sheep beneath my hands.
and have held eggs, still-warm,
stuck with bits of feather and guano.
I have watched lambs, kids and calves
come bloody and hard into the world,
watched them wobble and suck.
I have raised chicks from bits of fluff
fed and watered them,
taken their lives and feathers away
and, with knife and ice water,
prepared them for the freezer.
This past weekend something very beautiful and inspiring happened. Many of you stood up, took action, spoke out, and marched to express what you wanted to see in particular for women’s rights, dignity and honor. This is how the change you want is made manifest. It is time for us to become activists in all parts of our lives.
Our governments, our schools, our health care, our food system, our arts and entertainment, and our media are controlled and directed by interests that do not share our values and priorities; and our families, our children and the planet are suffering daily as a result.
The Solstice is a time of deep contemplation, intention and responsibility for setting the course of the coming new yearly cycle. It is a period of deep stillness in the natural world – birds stop singing, plants stop growing, our own bodies turn inwards more to introspection than physical activity.
The Solstice and the days that extend to January 7th are considered the most powerful days of stillness and receptivity in the year. An opening to our influence and wishes.
I wish to share a picture that was given to me in pieces over many years that I am now just beginning to see more fully and I will try my best to honor it.
Looking for dinner ideas? Below you will find meal suggestions from our Weekly Shares. The Shares vary slightly week to week and are updated by Friday morning of each week for the upcoming delivery week. You can either order one of the weekly shares, or mix and match by ordering the ingredients individually.
Vegetarian Share suggested meals:
- Fresh Girelle Pasta with sauteed Garlic, diced Summer Squash, melted Cheese Curds, sliced Cherry Tomatoes and fresh Basil
- Grilled Tempeh sandwiches with Chimichurri Sauce.