Do farms really represent an opportunity for social and cultural renewal? – 14th Harvest Week: Tue, Wed, & Thurs Delivery for Sept 11, 12, & 13, 2012

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Farmer John Writes . . .                                                                                   

Greetings from Angelic Organics

2012 North American Biodynamic Conference, Nov 14 – 18

Included with your box this week is a flier about the upcoming 2012 North American Biodynamic Conference in Madison. Notice the Sept 15 Early Bird Discount.

Pre-Conference Workshops at Angelic Organics on Nov 14

You can register for a workshop at Angelic Organics without registering for the whole conference.

Awakening to the Social Organism of the Farm: A Field Day and Workshop

Featuring John Peterson, Angelic Organics Farm 9:00 a.m – 5:00 p.m. / $100 before September 15, $110 after.  (FYI, I didn’t write the glowing description of me in the accompanying flier.) Is our farm more than a source of food? Are our shareholders more than customers? Do farms really represent an opportunity for social and cultural renewal? We at Angelic Organics picture our farm on your table and in your hearts. Join us on Nov 14 for an inquiry into the farm as a Social Organism.

Learning Center Parade at Angelic Organics Open House, July, 2002

Learning Center Parade at Angelic Organics Open House, July, 2002

Re-connecting to the Earth: A Farm-Based Education Intensive

Featuring Gunther Hauk, Spikenard Farm and Honeybee Sanctuary; Tom Spaulding and Deb Crockett, Angelic Organics Learning Center; and Dana Burns, Farm-Based Educators Inspired by Anthroposophy 9:00 a.m – 5:00 p.m. / $100 before September 15, $110 after (cost includes lunch and supper)

Performance of Kaspar Hauser: The Open Secret of the Foundling Prince Featuring actor and storyteller Glen Williamson 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. / $18 before September 15, $20 after

Let us Know if You are Attending the Conference

Please email us at <email hidden; JavaScript is required> if you enroll for any of the conference events. Write “I’m Attending the BD Conference,” in the subject of the email and then let us know how many of you will attend and what you plan to attend in the body of the email.

Open House 9 a.m. to 4 pm, Sat, Sept 15 Bioblitz 

IMPORTANT: There will be no potluck at this open house. Please plan ahead to bring your full meal. All farm shareholders will receive a free pumpkin and some gourds.

A Shareholder Writes

We are delighted with the quality and quantity of basil this year and celebrate the summer evenings with a fresh caprese salad and chilled white wine, served at dinner. We have enjoyed many plates of it this season and with the addition of flavorful tomatoes in the box, the caprese salad is heavenly! Happiness is.        Tina

Russia and no Beets

From the Web: 

Now occupied by a sprawling conference centre and soon-to-be university, the island [near Vladivostok, Russia] [is] currently hosting the annual Apec economic summit.

A top-of-the-range serve-yourself buffet is available, featuring everything from Russian salmon to goulash. Strangely, borscht – Russia’s national dish – is off the menu. Authorities were worried visitors would take exception to one of the ingredients, beets, because they are only fed to animals in some countries.

Farmer John

Box Contents

Please Note: this summary is written before you receive your box—please be aware that some guesswork is involved. As always, be sure to thoroughly wash all of your vegetables.

Fruiting Crops – tomatoes, Red Kuri and Confection squash and maybe broccoli or maybe peppers and eggplant

Cooking Greens –spinach

Salad Greens – lettuce

Root crops – bunched carrots, bunched beets

Allium – maybe a leek

Herbs – thyme

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