Peregrine Farm News Vol. 14 #40, 12/21/17 The Winter Solstice edition

What’s been going on!

It is always good to go away and view life from a distance in a you can now see the fields for the pepper plants kind of way.  Nothing like a long walk in a completely different environment like the desert to open your mind and thoughts.

As the 36th season rolls to a finish and the 37th already underway in the greenhouse and fields we have a lot to be grateful for.  I am eternally grateful to be with Betsy, to have shared this place and journey with her all these years (and she lets me go away hiking too!).  We are grateful for Jennie’s presence, hard work and partnership with us so that the Farm will continue into the next generation.

We are grateful for this amazingly beautiful and productive piece of land set in a community that values what we do every day.  And we are especially grateful for all of you who eat our food and support our efforts to create a more sustainable agricultural system and local economy, you are the nourishment that allows us to continue to strive to do better.

We hope to be able to greet all of you at market on Saturday but if we don’t have a chance we wish you all a Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukah and the rest of the holidays.  We will see you in the New Year for sure!

Picture of the Week


Jennie and her hard work

What’s going to be at the market?

We will be at market this Saturday the 23rd with all the Holiday eating needs but will not be there the 30th and will be somewhat irregular in January and February so keep an eye out for the newsletter!

Please bear with us during the market Renovations!

Sweet winter greens. The Salanova mixed lettuces but perfect for salads and Little Gem too. Sweet Collards to go with the Lacinato Kale, tender and full of flavor.  Tender small Bok Choi.  Big Escarole for soups or sautéing.

Celery makes a return to the mix and a Beets are back too!  Sweet and tender Japanese Salad Turnips and the more traditional Purple Top Turnips too.  Sweet Watermelon Radishes.  Cilantro and Italian Parsley.    Lots of Baby Ginger for deserts and fresh Turmeric too!

As a reminder if there is anything that you would like for us to hold for you at market just let us know by e-mail, by the evening before, and we will be glad to put it aside for you.  Just so you know, sometimes not everything listed will be at the Wednesday market.

Hope to see you all at the market!

Alex, Betsy and Jennie

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