Breaking Salmon News
Today, we spotted two silvers swimming in Griffin Creek at the bridge across our property. They were the first we have seen this entire season. From about the end of September, when the first rains come, we head out to the bridge daily and start looking for the salmon to return. Often you think they are hiding, but it usually turns out to be young fish. Just down the road on the Tolt River, there are many salmon jumping and spawning, so we were hoping this quiet time in November would start to bring our population up. We are very excited for their arrival today and hope there are lots more on the way to complete their journey, lay their eggs and complete one of the most beautiful life cycles.
Heading into the Thanksgiving holiday, we are blessed with abundant food choices. Our fields are full of greens and root crops, and our kitchens are bright and earthy with cranberries, lovely chanterelle mushrooms, briny seafood concoctions and hearty soups. It is a marvelous time of the year to cherish and celebrate in your own unique family traditions or break out a new dish. Thank you to our talented team who puts out the “fresh from the fields” weekly, and to their beautifully curated recipes and web postings. My notes would not reach you all without their design, tech-savvy and love of organic healthy produce.
If you are in need of hands-on inspiration, we highly recommend PCC Community Markets and their supportive fun learning classes. This year, PCC is offering wonderful holiday classes from pie workshops to holiday candy, and, my favorite on the list: Holiday Tamales. Check out their listings online at pccmarkets.com/classes.
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