katie on February 20th, 2010

I’ve written about the benefit to you, the customer, of knowing your farmer, of knowing who’s growing your food.  There’s a flip side to that equation which occurred to me this evening, when I returned home from a day out of town. After checking the livestock, the next chore was to check on the little [...]

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katie on February 20th, 2010

Thanks to Tim for his help sprucing up the website! The contract is still available as a link at the top of the page. We’ll be adding a link for recipes and, eventually, information about the weekly baskets as links beside the link marked ‘blog’, which is under the Cool Beans CSA title. The pictures [...]

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katie on February 17th, 2010

I came across this list a few months ago and kept it close to me when I was ordering seeds this year.  The premise behind the Slow Food movement, to grossly oversimplify it,  is that eating, and cooking, deserve not to be rushed; that we, as a culture, lost something vital when we turned to [...]

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katie on February 3rd, 2010

Dunno, guys, I gave it my best shot.  Look at it this way:  you can be quite certain that your membership money isn’t being squandered on hiring an actual artist.  My kids say it looks like the California Raisins.  I used a Calvin and Hobbes cartoon book to get the basic shapes, figuring nothing quite [...]

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katie on February 3rd, 2010

Check it out, here’s the very first sprout for the Cool Beans CSA:  the first garlic to pop up on, yes, February 2.  It is twenty degrees outside this morning and I, personally, found it very difficult to pop up today.  It’s cold, it’s windy, but this little sprout reminds us that our Cool Beans [...]

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