Lineage Farm CSA Newsletter #23


It's time to say good-bye
Our year has come to an end.
I've made more cherished memories
and many more new friends…
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Lineage Farm CSA

November 6, 2014

week twenty three
(4pm start in Poughkeepsie this week)

 
 

 

This Week's Harvest:

Potatoes (sweet or white), Carrots, Rutabagas, Napa Cabbage, Daikon Radishes, Kale, Collards, Tat Soi, Spionach, Mustard Greens, Herbs and more!
 

 

Dear CSA Members, Neighbors, Friends, Family,
Thank you, everyone, for sending your warm thoughts and condolences as my little family traveled down to Virginia to mourn the passing of my grandfather with my larger family.    The funeral service felt just right to me, held outdoors at the cemetery in the small town where my grandparents grew up and lived, where they went to church and raised their family, from which my grandfather left for the War, and where my grandmother walked around town to invite people to their wedding after he returned safe and sound from that War.  If I could speak with him one more time, I would want to thank him for bringing together so many family members I had not seen in too long, and had thought not to see for too long again.

Things are slowing down in the garden.  We are hanging up the irrigation hoses, reeling up the fences, and bringing in the last of the harvests this week.  We will be putting new plastic on the seedling greenhouse, replacing the yellowing, ripped four year old plastic.  I just placed our order for 4 yards of compost-based potting soil for next season's seedlings.  We are re-introducing ourselves to Excel spreadsheets, working up a plan for next season's garden.  And we are looking forward to having time to paint the kitchen!

Don't forget to pick up your honey, if you ordered it.  There will be an envelope present at all sites, where you can leave payment.

And remember to sign up for next season by November 30th in order to get an extra week of veggies next year!  Here are the signup sheets:

Poughkeepsie

Milton St. in Greenpoint Brooklyn

White Plains

Hudson.
 

Your Farmers,
Jen, Jon, and Baby Sam

Cream Celeriac Soup

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 4 ounces French bread baguette, cut into (1-inch) cubes
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 cups sliced leek
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 5 cups (1-inch) cubed peeled celeriac (celery root)
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup half-and-half
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Fresh parsley (optional)

Preparation

1. Preheat oven to 350°.

2. Melt butter; toss with bread on a baking sheet. Bake at 350° for 20 minutes or until golden.

3. Heat oil in a Dutch oven over medium heat. Add leek; cook 10 minutes, stirring often. Stir in flour; cook 2 minutes, stirring well. Add celeriac and broth; bring to a simmer. Cook for 30 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes.

4. Place half of mixture in blender. Remove center piece of blender lid, and secure blender lid on blender. Place a clean towel over opening in lid. Process until smooth. Strain pureed mixture through a sieve over a bowl if you like; discard solids. Repeat procedure with remaining celeriac mixture.

5. Return soup to pan over medium heat; stir in half-and-half, pepper, and salt. Cook for 5 minutes. Serve with croutons. Garnish with parsley, if desired.

Man’s Pillow
 
By Irving Browne
 
 
A BABY lying on his mother’s breast   
    Draws life from that sweet fount;      
        He takes his rest  
        And heaves deep sighs;    
        With brooding eyes                   5
        Of soft content     
She shelters him within that fragrant nest,          
    And scarce refrains from crushing him          
        With tender violence,       
    His rosebud mouth, each rosy limb            10
        Excite such joy intense;    
    Rocked on that gentle billow,           
        She sings into his ear        
    A song that angels stoop to hear.      
    Blest child and mother doubly blest!          15
        Such his first pillow.         
 
A man outwearied with the world’s mad race   
    His mother seeks again;       
        His furrowed face,           
        His tired gray head,                  20
        His heart of lead  
        Resigned he yields;          
She covers him in some secluded place,           
    And kindly heals the earthy scar       
      Of spade with snow and flowers,            25
    While glow of sun and gleam of star,
      And murmuring rush of showers,    
    And wind-obeying willow    
      Attend his unbroken sleep; 
    In this repose secure and deep,                 30
Forgotten save by One, he leaves no trace.      
    Such his last pillow.

 
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520 Clinton St.

Hudson, Ny 12534

 

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Lineage Farm CSA Newsletter #22


Sweet Potato Sam
(a Jonny Ronsani original)
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Lineage Farm CSA

October 29, 2014

week twenty two
(early 3pm start in Poughkeepsie this week)

 
 

 

This Week's Harvest:

Potatoes, Carrots, Rutabagas, Beets, Cabbage (Red and/or Napa), Arugula, Misato Rose and Daikon Radishes, Kale, Collards, Herbs and more!
 

 

Dear CSA Members, Neighbors, Friends, Family,
 I've had some very sad news.  Last night, I learned that my grandfather, nearly 93 years old, passed away Monday evening.  Jon, Sam and I are traveling down to Virginia for the funeral service, which will be held on Friday. 

We are postponing this week's Saturday pickup, given we won't be in town to harvest or deliver vegetables.  Tuesday will remain as scheduled.  I apologize for any inconvenience, and hope that this message gets to all members before Saturday morning.  Our plan is to then offer a double share as our last Saturday pick up, November 8th.  This will likely be in the form of your normal 5 or 10 choice items but with heavier weights or more units per item (3 pounds instead of 1.5 pounds potatoes, or two bunches of kale, for example).  The honey will still be delivered that Saturday, November 8th.  Please either email us your order (with HONEY in the subject line) or sign up through your site coordinator if you see them.  And remember, folks who sign up and pay for 2015's season by the end of November, will receive a free bonus share next season.

Thank you for your understanding.

Your Farmers,
Jen, Jon, and Baby Sam

Axe Handles

By Gary Snyder
 

One afternoon the last week in April
Showing Kai how to throw a hatchet
One-half turn and it sticks in a stump.
He recalls the hatchet-head
Without a handle, in the shop
And go gets it, and wants it for his own.
A broken-off axe handle behind the door
Is long enough for a hatchet,
We cut it to length and take it
With the hatchet head
And working hatchet, to the wood block.
There I begin to shape the old handle
With the hatchet, and the phrase
First learned from Ezra Pound
Rings in my ears!
"When making an axe handle
                 the pattern is not far off."
And I say this to Kai
"Look: We'll shape the handle
By checking the handle
Of the axe we cut with—"
And he sees. And I hear it again:
It's in Lu Ji's Wên Fu, fourth century
A.D. "Essay on Literature"-—in the
Preface: "In making the handle
Of an axe
By cutting wood with an axe
The model is indeed near at hand."
My teacher Shih-hsiang Chen
Translated that and taught it years ago
And I see: Pound was an axe,
Chen was an axe, I am an axe
And my son a handle, soon
To be shaping again, model
And tool, craft of culture,
How we go on.

 

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