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A Tough Spring for our Beloved Farmers


   
I try not to let a week go by during the growing season months without heartfelt thanks to one of our many local farmers.  Intense commitment; huge risk; unending physical, mental & emotional challenges; working in heat and cold, with bugs and dust; and loads of work and little money. And so may we all express our gratitude for their devotion and hard work.  This season of intense cold, intense heat, intense drought is...well...intensely challenging for our farmer friends. 

Amy (who takes the major responsibility) and I love the farm work on our aspiring homestead.  Preparing and nourishing the soil, planting seeds and seedlings, weeding, harvesting, cooking, and preserving.  This is how we spend 6 months of our year.  We usually end the day dirty, hot, hungry...and content.  And grateful to our neighbor farmers for their commitment to provide fresh and nourishing foods to all of us. 

We love the community and social networks that connect us in our hilltowns.  We visit each others farms and homesteads, pull weeds, chop veggies, play with kids, throw balls to doggies, laugh and cry together as we forge bonds and build a future. 

An inspiring manifestation of this vision is happening at Taproot Commons Farm in Cummington.  http://www.taprootcommons.org/   Their folk school, rooted in a long-standing rural tradition, provides us all with opportunities to learn new skills, make connections with friends and neighbors, and work together toward a vision of creating a more resilient community.  I'll be offering a class on Garden-Inspired Cooking; Amy will offer one on Pollinators and Pollinator Gardening, and many other talented local folks will share their talents and skills.  Be sure to check out the website. 

We feature many local foods on our menu options this week, including arugula, tatsoi, and spinach picked fresh from our hoophouse.  Each week will bring more and more local foods into our kitchen and onto your dinner plates!  Such goodness!

Community Supported Foods Membersclick here for this week's menu.
A La Carte customers:  click here for this week's menu.

Please visit our website at www.aliceskitchenathoneyhill.com for further information on all our programs.  We have many ideas about how Alice's Kitchen can help build and serve our hilltown community.  We're excited to share our resources in a myriad of ways.  Stay tuned for more details and let us know how we can best serve. 

It is a joy to provide delicious, nourishing, and beautiful foods, prepared with care and love, for our community.
 


 

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