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Wild Roots Farm: Community Supported Agriculture

Wild Roots Farm
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Wild Roots

Wild Roots Farm
Amy and Wes Gillingham
669 Cattail Road
Livingston Manor, NY 12758

August 18, 2001

What's Happening On The Farm?

We finally received some much needed rain and some much appreciated cooler weather. All is growing beautifully as we wind down the planting and focus on harvesting.

Members have been asking where they can get good grass fed meat. We have enclosed brochures from Violet Hill Farm, selling free-range chickens, turkey, geese, lamb, goat and pork. If you are concerned about antibiotics and horomones in your poultry and other meats, we recommend ordering directly from local farms. Not only does this ensure you are getting wholesome food and that the animals are treated with respect and care, but it also encourages small diversified farms to continue sustainable farming practices.

" Economics is a form of brain damage. "—Hazel Anderson

What's New This Week?

  • yummy, tender green beans
  • mei qing choi (see recipe)
  • broccoli (rapidly ripening due to rain and heat—eat soon or refridge quickly)
  • cauliflower
  • slicing cucumbers (try them raw w/ a little salt! or make cuke salad.)
  • carrots
  • thyme—a fabulous herb! Dry some for winter use in soups. (Hang in a dark room w/ ventilation, like an attic or shed). When crunchy, put in glass jar for storage.
  • frisée—a delicious bitter green, beautiful in salads or cook slightly w/ butter, salt and pepper
  • lettuce
  • summer squash

Additionally, Family Share:

  • eggplant
  • dill
  • bag of pickling cucumbers for pickles!

Next week: beets w/ greens, more garlic and onions!