Here is the weekly letter from Joe, and stay tuned because we’re going to have a few recipes to share later this week. Also, if you have any recipes or ideas that you’d like to share please let us know.
I hope all is well and you are enjoying your CSA shares. My apologies for the late email. I travelled to Vermont to see our old employee and buddy, Matthew. He is doing great and working part-time for two really great farms. Vermont is pretty beautiful, too!
Don’t forget, we need your participation! On September 15, we will be celebrating 15 phenomenal years of Gaia Gardens at East Lake Commons with a big celebration at the farm and in the community. This event will include Fall Hay Rides around the farm, some fun games and activities, a farm tour and honoring ceremony for those that founded and cared for Gaia Gardens, delicious food for sale from Food Trucks: Sandwich Buddha, Farm Burger, and Westside Creamery, and delightful music from friends Alan Dynnin and Jim Combs, as well as a culminating flat-footing HOOTENANY with Sourwood Honey featuring Max Godrey. This event will be an incredible blast and all money from ticket sales are set up just to cover the costs of putting on the event. Any additional money will be donated to good cause organizations. To purchase tickets, visit: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/263875
This is going to be a singular, special event, and it looks like 2 of the previous farmers, including Daniel Parsons and Ryan Cohen, will be in attendance!
Additionally, our blog is really picking up steam with effort from CSA members Brooke and Elizabeth. Check out new recipes and posts athttps://smallfarms.wordpress.com
This week we had:
1 dozen eggs from Evie’s Country Garden
1 bag sweet peppers
1 bag okra
1 bunch garlic
1 bag sweet basil
1 pint cherry tomatoes or muscadines all from Gaia Gardens/Love is Love Farm
Hope you all enjoy,
Joe, Judith, Erin, Lois, Rachel, and Cameron”