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Liquid Days

Posted 9/17/2018 6:11pm by Shiloh Avery.

It's time to register for the Fall Harvest Share program! Registration closes as soon as we fill up so don't delay (we're already more than half way full).  It’s just 7 weeks this fall, with the first fall share delivery next week September 26th and the last delivery November 7th.  It’s a one size fits all share at a $20 value and will include the last of the summer bounty of sweet peppers, lots of lush leafy greens, broccoli, cauliflower, celery, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, ginger, and plenty of salad fixings. The total cost of membership is $140. you can register here. For more information, check out the website or give us a holler

The days ooze by like oil.  Viscosity alone moves me through the day. After months and months of intense farm management—trying to hold all the little details in my periphery, I’ve eased into a bit of tunnel vision.  My long term and big picture visors have gone up and all I can see is the immediate task list.  I just put one foot in front of the other and repeat.  I just float along on the liquid days.   

Turns out, there’s been a lot of liquid in these liquid days, which doesn’t inspire me to move more than my slow plodding pace.  The seasons are going to change, the farmily will scatter, the heavy clothes will come out of their closet to wrap themselves around me…all regardless of me.  I’m simply trickling along the oil slick of time.

This time of year brings us fresh baby ginger and lots of lush leafy greens like kale, which makes it a great time to make

Honey-Ginger Kale Salad 

2 tablespoons cider vinegar

1 1/2 tablespoons fresh orange juice

1 1/2 teaspoons low-sodium soy sauce

1 1/2 teaspoons honey  

1 1/2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger

2 tablespoons olive oil

2 (10 ounce) bunches kale, stems removed, leaves thinly sliced  

Whisk together vinegar, juice, soy sauce, honey, and ginger in a small bowl. Add oil slowly, whisking constantly until incorporated. Put kale in a large bowl. Drizzle with dressing, and mix well. Using your hands, massage kale until softened, wilted, and reduced in volume by about half.  

 

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