Week 11 - Learning

2-minute Spoon Full CSA Feedback Form:

 
Box Size? *
Please indicate whether you receive a "Whole Earth" ($41 per week) or "Solo" ($27 per week) size CSA box. (Note: all "Peak Season" CSA shares are "Solo" boxes)
Please tell us whether your weekly box has included too little, too much, or just the right amount of produce.
Please tell us which types of produce have been your favorites or least favorites, so far.
What is your favorite food ingredient? What should we offer in Spoon Full CSA shares that we don't, currently?
Do you read the weekly "Love Notes" blog? Does it add to your CSA experience?
What, if any, aspects of our CSA service could be improved?
Seriously, anything:

Dear Spoon Full Farm Family,

Inside this blog post is a request for you. 

A wise person recently suggested that a wiser way to exist is to approach your life with a sense of curiosity, rather than a desire to control. 

 
 Curious what we'd find in the woods at the farm, we stumbled upon the world's largest (not sure about that) edible (definitely edible) mushroom!

Curious what we'd find in the woods at the farm, we stumbled upon the world's largest (not sure about that) edible (definitely edible) mushroom!

 

Simple to say and, in specific situations, easy. The harder part is to remember to do it. To make curiosity your habit. But doing so offers profound rewards. This wonderful podcast details how a "rebel" Italian chef (with no culinary background) runs one of the world's most influential and successful restaurants. In fact, the success of our species as a whole would be greatly improved if we could replace control with curiosity. 

We could walk into the garden and, instead of needing to take control and poison all of the aphids, we could simply wonder: why is there an aphid infestation? That never occurs in healthy natural ecosystems, after all. This curiosity could lead us to see an imbalance or lack of biodiversity, and we might create habitat (in the form of perennial plants) for predator insects (like ladybugs). 

Curiosity is, of course, the ideal attitude in science. We learn by listening, by questioning what we think we "know," by being open. 

We at Spoon Full Farm try to make it a habit ask ourselves, and the people we care about, how things could be better. How can we help our plants and animals thrive in even better health? How can we grow a profitable business while maintaining the highest possible standards of growth? 

 
 Friendly curious cucumber man!

Friendly curious cucumber man!

 

So, now that we are nearly halfway through the CSA season, it's time that we asked you some questions, in order to learn how we can make the second half of the 2018 CSA as delicious, fun, and convenient as it can be. Please take two minutes to *anonymously* answer these quick questions. Your CSA box roster is below the form. Thank you so much, in advance, for helping us best provide delicious health for you and our whole earth! 

 
 
 
 

Week 11 Produce list (bold items in Whole Earth boxes only):

 Delicious Zucchini fritters from Hanging Out In the Kitchen.

Delicious Zucchini fritters from Hanging Out In the Kitchen.

  • Summer Squash (AKA Zucchini)
  • Savoy Cabbage
  • Red Onions
  • Fennel
  • Cucumber
  • Basil
  • Purple Carrots!
  • Tomatoes
  • Kale
  • Scallions

For all this summer squash, we love the recipes at Hanging Out in the Kitchen's "Zucchini Remix" blog post, from Spoon Full CSA member Emma!

Thank you so much for helping us learn. May your life be full of curiosity!

With Love,

Spoon Full Farm