Connecting to the Source: theMOVE

"Sometimes I wish a school bus full of volunteers would pull into the farm and offer to help,"  said one tired family farmer to another. theMOVE is a new organization with a mission and work that will make just about every farmer I know smile, including the one mentioned above.  theMOVE organizes and leads reflective … Continue reading Connecting to the Source: theMOVE

It’s a tough job, but somebody’s got to do it

Managing Shared Harvest can be pretty challenging. Consider all the extras that I've got to sample. Most recently I've been sampling Crystal Brook's orange-cranberry goat cheese. I've been a fan of their classic plain and cracked black pepper cheese since I toured the farm during a CRAFT visit several years ago. Thinking that shareholders might … Continue reading It’s a tough job, but somebody’s got to do it

Fiore Di Nonno’s Lavender Honey and Chili Burrata

is Holy Cow! amazing. (Or Holy Purple Cow! as we say at Shared Harvest.) In putting together the smorgasbord of extras for the winter share, I had almost decided to not offer this burrata. It just sounded silly.  I couldn't get my Iowan sensibilities around the mix of flavors. Then I tried it. The chili … Continue reading Fiore Di Nonno’s Lavender Honey and Chili Burrata

Purple Cows in the Winter Share!

Next week Charley Baer hopes to harvest the heirloom Jacob's Cattle beans he's growing for the Shared Harvest CSA. According to Slow Food USA, "Jacob's Cattle bean is also called a Trout bean or an Appaloosa bean, but Jacob’s Cattle bean is the oldest name for the variety. This bean is a Prince Edward Island … Continue reading Purple Cows in the Winter Share!

Picadilly Harvest and Potluck this Saturday

Picadilly Farm is having a Harvest Day & Potluck Lunch this Saturday, September 11, from 10:00 to 2:00.  There's sure to be plenty of farm fun and people to meet. There will be some work, too - probably either topping onions or harvesting winter squash. Should be fun. Shared Harvest CSA shareholders are welcome to … Continue reading Picadilly Harvest and Potluck this Saturday

What’s in the winter share,

and will it be enough, or too much, for my family? I spoke with a couple of folks yesterday who were wondering about this.  I think the best way to answer the question is to check out the 2009 share content lists: October 2009, November 2009, and December 2009.  You might also find shareholder reviews … Continue reading What’s in the winter share,