Shorter Days Are Coming
We want to send a big thanks out to David Burger and the entire staff at Stewardship Partners for spearheading the Feast On The Farm Delivered this week. Thank you to the host sponsors, Ethan Stowell Restaurants, Harvest Beat, Zoe Antonitas and all the Acre and Field sponsors for making the 2020 event happen in the midst of a pandemic. Thank you for your loving commitment to the waterways and salmon and their ongoing healthy existence. Together we make a difference, and we hope everyone enjoyed their meal kits and all of the fresh produce.
The days are shortening on both ends as we enter into the deeper sensations of fall. Summer solstice seems like a world away, and we are surrounded by the beauty and fragrances of cooler temperatures and heavier morning dew. Sweet celery and fennel, mixed with pungent leeks and earthy lettuce all adorn our fields, barn, and processing station. Our bodies are starting to move more slowly and, looking at the deep crevasses and swollen knuckles on our hands, it has been a good growing season. We have been pushing back our start time to 7 am, with darkness upon us by 7 pm, which seems like plenty of time to get all the harvest in. But Mother Nature is oh-so-tricky, throwing in heavy fog to delay the harvest of some veggies, such as beans.
We are still experiencing smoke rolling in from the fires, and this is a huge reminder of how devastating it has been for so many people. Triple-digit temperatures, winds, and exhaustion beyond exhaustion continue to dominate the West Coast. We hold everyone in our hearts and minds.
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