Thursday, May 8, 2014

Tiny Pushes

News from the Farm:  Tiny pushes. I like that....

Not by heroes but by us. Little folk. Honest workers. I just didn't know it would be so hard, those tiny pushes,  when I planted my first seed in the Black Dirt (you may notice that I capitalize it, just like my married name is three caps VDB -- I'm all in!). To my marriage and to the Black Dirt.

And of course, the CSA. More capitals. (This is my third baby! After Jacob and Tyler). 

The weather is finally improving.  We, Black Dirt farmers, have quit driving our tractors on the roads and have plowed head-long into the fields.  Last weekend we planted the "pick-your-own" sugar snap peas (the good ones that taste good but aren't easy and need to be trellised) and spinach and arugula and onions and kale and lettuce.  From here on in it's...a well, I don't even know how to describe it.  A tsunami?  Maybe?
But each farmer knows it's coming. The onslaught of vegetables.  Fast and Furious has nothing on us.  But we need to keep our feet planted on the ground.  And ground.  And deal with all these vegetables.  And find them good homes.  And good stomachs.  And receptive ears.  (I remember the early days of the CSA when my son and I were packing vegetables and one of the bags wasn't heavy enough and I called him out on it and he called me "The Vegetable Whisperer" and I was proud!  Of him!)

And I think we've found a way. And a home. (The CSA).  We're committed.  (We have a box truck after all).  110 percent. So much so that we don't even have another way to sell them.  We're in, are you?

Join  us  for another great season!

Dr. Brian Clement, Director of Hippocrates  Health Institute will be in Hawthorne, NJ this Friday and Saturday April 25 & 26.  If you've never seen him, he's very entertaining! He, too, is a big believer that nutrient-dense vegetables are the foundation of good health!

For information, ticket prices and availability
Call 877-234-3852 or purchase online at:
150 Florence Avenue, Suite C Hawthorne, NJ 07506

P.P.S. We will have an Open House for Hesperides Organica CSA on Saturday, May 17.  Please join us!

The 2014 CSA sign-up form is now posted on:




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