Week 16 - To Love Change
Dear Spoon Full Farm Family,
This week, we’re focusing on something that doesn’t come naturally to us, or to humans in general: to love change.
On Monday mornings now, we step out to start harvesting, and a flock of geese honks overhead, moving south in a “V.” In the fields, we strip off layers as the sun gets higher. We clap our hands to bring feeling back into our fingers, while we pick squash and carrots. A layer of dew covers the desert. Before summer had a chance to say goodbye, Autumn arrived, towing cumulus clouds that catch the light, slowing down growth, slowing down our gaits by turning our eyes to the sky.
As the sky and earth change, so will the food in your boxes. We are savoring each tomato, sweet pepper, cucumber, and summer squash. We are savoring the sun that still warms up the afternoon. We savor the feel of the earth under bare feet. This time of year is a beautiful cusp between heat and cold, light and dark, busy and mellow. It’s beauty is too tender to last. If we could choose, we would choose this time of year nearly every day of our lives. But choose we cannot, and so we enjoy the present and focus our hearts to love change.
This week’s Spoon Full CSA box is easy to love. Here's what’s inside, this this week, and some relevant recipes (not all from Spoon Full Farm's own Geoff Van...) (bold items in whole boxes only):
Walla Walla Sweet Onions
Enjoy everything, while it changes.
Spoon Full Farm