“Geese appear high over us,

pass, and the sky closes. Abandon,

as in love or sleep, holds

them to their way, clear,

in the ancient faith: what we need

is here. And we pray, not

for new earth or heaven, but to be

quiet in heart, and in eye

clear. What we need is here.”

– Excerpt from The Wild Geese, Wendell Berry

Hi Friends & Farm-ily,

Wow, it’s already time to enjoy the last bits of September… time moving by quickly is no joke.  We’ve been having some picturesque autumn weather though, haven’t we?  70-75 and sunny with crispy Fall mornings.  Oh it sure does feel nice to be out there in the World.


Thank you to all of our wonderful members that came out to CSA Farm Day this past weekend!  It was a great opportunity to visit with your farmers, enjoy a farm tour, great food and a pumpkin pick!   It sure was nice to chat with folks about the goals of our farm and the role it plays in our community. #dirtyhandscleanhearts


We had a perfect turn out paired with perfect 75 degree weather! 60 folks joined us on Saturday and it’s crazy to think that those 60 members make up 17% of our total members (!!).  It boggles our farmer minds to think of what a picture of all of our CSA community would look like!  As we grow better as farmers and are able to produce more food for our community it sure does feel nice to take a moment to share that connection .. of our role in the community as well as our community’s important role in the farm.

Folks had the opportunity to walk the vegetable garden, check out the Fall crops curing in the prop house, the chickens, honey bees, cows and pigs. They learned about our rotational grazing methods and about our ethical standards of growing safe, nutritional and thoughtfully grown produce/fruits. They were able to chat about food, recipes and seasonal eating with their farmers and other members in the community. To top it off, everyone brought potluck dishes that were enjoyed amongst good company on some hay bales.  It was surely a great feeling looking around and seeing all the different people in the community being brought together by food..


It’s a powerful reminder that food has brought so many people together over the centuries and it’s brought so many people together here on our farm over the past 6 years. Wherever you may be in your food journey there are kindred spirits here. Our farm is a place to discuss all sorts of food related things from seasonal eating to sustainable growing practices, to inspiration in the kitchen & new favorite foods and varietals or to changing lifestyles/habits – and feeling good about yourself – to being happy and productive members of society. All these things are part of it and we welcome you to share a little bit about your food journey over the next 9 weeks of the CSA. You are all doing a fantastic job and by doing so it’s the greatest motivation these two farmers could ever have.. here we grow Week 20!

We even had a fun surprise for all those who joined us – Miss Rosie had  7 healthy and vibrant baby piggies a little over a week ago.  On the farm tour everyone did wonderfully and even got a chance to go up for a closer peek while everyone was nestled in their pig hut.  They have grown so much over the course of the week.. it’s amazing to see their muscles and strength.  This batch of piglets sure have wiley personalities and are quite curious and friendly.  Mom has been doing exceptionally well.. we really couldn’t ask for a better sow on the farm.  She is top notch!   Members also had a chance to visit with Kit & Dot our two gilts that we kept back from Rosie’s first litter.  They are also full of personality and have the breeding traits that we look for in future mamas.  We hope that they will become new mamas in the early Spring of 2016.


With each passing, day, week, month, season and year there is something new that nature teaches us.  We look forward to what the week and weather will bring.  We are getting our last transplants in the ground in anticipation of late fall and early winter CSA crops.  Soaking up the last bits of September and making this week count!  Thank you all for your encouragement and darn-right awesomeness.  Our farm would cease to exist if it wasn’t for the amazing community that surrounds it.  Enjoy the week!  

All the best,

Your Farmers

Jess & Brian

dirty hands, clean hearts