"If people let government decide what foods they eat and what medicines they take, their bodies will soon be in as sorry a state as are the souls of those who live under tyranny."
- Thomas Jefferson


Liefsbeth picking tomatoes


Grab one of these Saturday!

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

csa back from bush

ive been home for twenty minutes and i am pretty sure chicken just figured out who i was. gabon had a little bit of everything - ocean, forest, and black magic. met a few witches. not sure i get along with witches. heard the greenbeans are out of control. heard tomatoes went down but are coming back well. hope everyones good. see you tomorrow.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Even the invisible hand of the market doesn't want to pick beans

Good quip by Colbert. (See video below) An oldie but a goodie and I have been thinking of that quote this week. Thanks to all who came out with their visible hands to help me. I really appreciate it. Needless to say, lots of green beans tomorrow. Tomatoes took a dive but they will be back in a few weeks. Okra is starting to appear and I have posted a recipe you can use for it or green beans. Squash in front yard is starting to flower....at least until Weed Authority chops it down. Hoping to have that in the coming weeks. Fall beds are getting planted with radishes, onions, lettuce, parsnips and spinach. Ross is due back in a week. He is on an island near Gabon for the week. Yeah, my sentiments exactly. See you soon.

Stephen Colbert Opening Statement

Wednesday, August 17, 2011


Edamame is just beginning to ripen so you will get a little bit of that and some homemade soy sauce. Either stir-fry or boil. Eggs are back to normal and beans are at Def-con 3. Finally, beans tomorrow and what appears to be every other week of my god-given life. Bean picking party? I will buy the booze. Gabon seems to be enjoying Ross for the time being.
See you tomorrow! Barb

Wednesday, August 10, 2011


hey csaers
i am off to africa tomorrow to make a film on the meaning of life. its a documentary so maybe i will discover it. if so i will be passing that on in three weeks. for sure i will pick up some tips on life in a banana republic which it appears will be useful in these united states in the coming months and years. the farm is in the able hands of augo and barb and downs. a lot of you guys have offered to help as well and by all means if you feel like weeding or watering for an hour or two come on out. some good stuff coming for late summer. hope everyone is either sharing or pigging out on the tomatoes. great time to make big sauce or salsa. barb will pick some hot peppers tomorrow. hang on to your hats - not your stocks.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

csa 8/4/11

Tomorrow will be very similar to last week with the addition of chard and basil. I am hoping this reprieve from the heat and
hopefully some rain will rally the green beans. In such high temps, the flowers just fall off. Ross leaves for Africa next week-perfectly timed to miss all the bean picking I am convinced. See you tomorrow!