Wow, it’s hard to believe Thanksgiving is almost here…
…and with it, the end of the 2018 CSA season. Thank you for eating along with us throughout this season and this year. Our CSA Members are the heart of Good Heart. We wouldn’t be farming if it weren’t for you, and we’re so grateful to have the opportunity to feed you and your family local organic food.
Among our family and friends, we have many different food restrictions—from vegan and vegetarian to halal, from gluten and egg allergies to dairy and sunflower allergies.
As Edge and I were talking pies this morning, I was trying to come up with a pumpkin pie to meet everyone’s needs, and it got me thinking about how food both defines us and brings us together.
Because beyond of all the restrictions, we all eat vegetables. To be able to show up to Thanksgiving with crates full of squash, onions, potatoes, and more fills us up emotionally just as much as it does physically.
We may not agree on politics or meat or what the perfect holiday pie is (it’s apple for me), but we can sit down together over roasted roots, a mesclun salad, and a glass of wine (or not), and find commonalities in the meals we share.
Some of our plates may hold turkey and gravy while others are piled with pasta and red sauce (in the Fuentes family, we have a full-blown Italian meal alongside the traditional turkey). While our food tells a story of what we don’t eat and of who we’re not, it also tells stories of what we choose and who we are.
Thank you for choosing to eat with us. For choosing to bring organic food to your table, and to feed your family with local vegetables.
At the root of it all, soil holds us together. Just walk into any garden, and you’ll know it’s true. When I’m finding myself worn down from the seemingly endless divisions, I come back to this simple truth of sustenance.
Maybe I can’t actually break bread with Edge because he’s gluten free, but we can all eat vegetables together. And that is something I’m holding very dear this year.
Thanks for reading—I know this is a bit longer than usual. Just know we’re grateful for you, and for all you bring to this community and the world.
And with that, here’s the Thanksgiving harvest:
- Apples: 4lbs
- Pumpkin Puree (16 oz)
- Winter Squash / pumpkin: 3 lbs
- Onions: 2 lbs
- Carrots: 3 lbs
- Potatoes: 3 lbs
- Turnip/Radish/Kohlrabi choice: 1 lb
- Garlic: 2 bulbs
- Kale: 1 bunch
- Mesclun: 1/3 lb
See recipes below.
And remember—there’s just over 2 more weeks to save $260 dollars on your Full Season CSA! Sign up by November 30 for the biggest savings. Payment plans are also available. And as always, we have subsidized shares for the Winter CSA. Get all the info on our CSA page.
In Good Heart,
Kate & Edge
- Lemon-Garlic Kale Salad
- Winter Radish Salad
- Roasted Pumpkin Soup
- Nana Spring’s Apple Pie
- Flaky Gluten-Free Sour Cream Pie Crust (I haven’t tried this one yet, but I’m going to this weekend!)
- My favorite Pumpkin Pie (Includes eggs & dairy. Scroll to the bottom of the blog post for the recipe)
- Vegan Gluten-Free Pumpkin Pie