Poetry and Principles – 23rd & 24th Harvest Week: Tue thru Sat Delivery for Nov 13 – 17, 2012

 In Farm News

Farmer John writes . . .                

Greetings from Angelic Organics

Please Return Your Vegetable Boxes

Please return all of your vegetable boxes this week. Our driver Lee will pick up the vegetable boxes on the Tuesday before Thanksgiving, Nov 20.

Final Week of Extended Season

If you signed up for a 4 week extended season share, make sure to pick up 2 boxes this week. If you are receiving an extended season half share, odd or even week, make sure to pick up your final box this week.


2013 Shares are available now, along with early sign-up discounts.

Questions? Contact Shelly at email hidden; JavaScript is required or call weekday mornings at 815 389 2746.

Angelic Organics Barn (previous winter)

Angelic Organics Barn (previous winter)

The poem…

The following poem is by our growing manager, Chris Voss. He wrote it last spring to help re-inaugurate our renovated barn loft as a social space.

Barn and Land

 The Land gives birth to life and love

Its holders seek its care

It speaks of past and what can be

If those who listen dare

 Upon the Land they build their homes

For both themselves and stock

They build their houses and their barns

Upon its gracious rock

Board on board, roof sloped just right

The barn is slowly built

Its goal is not to take from Land

But warm it as a quilt

The barns they build caress the Land

And listen to its chants

They try to become one with it

And soothe it from its rants

The barn and Land become as one

Each tending to each other

They coexist and feed their souls

Wrapped close as held by mother

Yet Land will far outlive the barn

Soon time will have its say

Though Land will always hold the barn

The barn must soon give way

The barn holds stories of us all

It’s like a cherished book

It tells the lives of those around

That time in due course took

These stories live within the barn

And with the Land as well

But only when we care for both

Will all their stories tell

So barns and Land are meant to be

And to each other strive

It’s only when we care for both

We know we are alive

Chris Voss      April 21, 2012

It’s Time…

Since the upcoming months of cold and snow tend to lead us inward and make us reflective, I’m closing the 2012 growing season with a reminder of our vision for Angelic Organics via the farm’s mission statement and guiding principles.

Angelic Organics Mission and Guiding Principles

Angelic Organics Mission

Angelic Organics is dedicated to creating and forwarding an economically viable, organic, Biodynamic farm that nurtures its soil, plants, animals, and community of workers and enlivens the connection between people and the source of their food. We are committed to providing the freshest, most vibrant food possible to our shareholders.

Angelic Organics Guiding Principles

We strive to:

Build a sustainable farm system that includes the soil, plants, animals, and humans.

Provide our customers with the highest quality products and best service possible.

Build community amongst our members.

Build and maintaining optimal soil fertility.

Provide a safe environment.

Conduct business in a financially responsible manner.

Monitor performance against standards.

Conduct all work in a timely manner.

Conduct all work as efficiently as possible.

Share our knowledge and resources with the larger community.

Provide employees with opportunities for growth, a balanced life, and adequate financial compensation.

Provide an orderly succession of management.

Foster research and development.

Provide the best possible life for farm animals.

Create and maintain infrastructure, which supports the sustainability of the farm.

Maintain a commitment to aesthetics and beauty.

Thank you for your support this year.

Warm Regards,

Farmer John and the Crew

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 – popcorn,butternut squash

Brassicas – a stalk of Brussels sprouts cut in half, cabbage, broccoli side shoots, maybe kohlrabi

Salad Greens –lettuce

Cooking Greens – spinach, kale

Root crops – potatoes, beets, carrots, parsnips, maybe turnips

Alliums – garlic

Vegetable of the Week: German White Porcelain Garlic


German White Porcelain Garlic

German White Porcelain Garlic

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