Farm update in pictures, Farmarazzi, Member Websites, Arugula Pesto

Greenhouse construction 101; never build in the spring, oops!

The girls roosting in their new digs!

1000 laying hens, total production to date 1 egg; priceless

Our newest, toughest livestock guard dog yet. Emmett resting up for a life of guarding livestock

Farmarazzi:

We’ve had a lot of fun branching out to the Boston area. In addition to drumming up lots of business and eating some amazing meals, we’ve also met some really interesting people. CSA member Rachel Greenberger is the Boston Sustainable Agriculture Examiner for the Examiner.com. Last week she contacted us and encouraged us to partake in the Farmarazzi campaign, which is being spearheaded by Slow Food USA. Three states, Florida, Minnesota and Iowa are voting on a bill that would make it illegal to take pictures or videos on farms. The campaign is intended to highlight the beauty of sustainable ag farms with nothing to hide. We were transfixed by the 400+ images uploaded so far to the Slow Food Facebook page. Check it out. As a side note the Florida bill was just voted on and did not pass.
Member Websites:

We are interested in building a page on our web site which will be called “Member Websites”. If you are interested in adding you’re web site to this page, please send the link.
Arugula Pesto:

We’ve got lots and lots of greens for everyone this week.  The arugula is so beautiful and delicious that we are sending out a whole pound for members this week.  If you are an arugula lover like I am, then you know what to do. Just eat it right out of the bag!  If you’re a newbie or just not sure how much you like it, you should definitely try arugula pesto.  Dinner doesn’t get much easier or much faster.  First put some water on to boil for your pasta.  Any kind will do, but I like something big like fettuccine or bowties.  Get our your food processor and put in the following:
4 cups of arugula
1/2 cup walnuts
1/2 cup parmesan cheese
1/2 cup olive oil
3 cloves of garlic
Pulse several times. Season with salt and fresh ground pepper to taste. Toss with your pasta and enjoy!

One Response to “Farm update in pictures, Farmarazzi, Member Websites, Arugula Pesto”

  1. Charlo Maurer Says:

    Hello,

    Thanks for offering to link to member’s websites. I have an independent financial planning business and I specialize in planning for retirement and socially responsible investing.

    Thanks again,

    Charlo

    PS looking forward to the arugula.

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