Thanksgiving: Winter CSA ’12 – Delivery #2
Happy Thanksgiving to you all. We hope that each of you find much to give thanks for this year.
I know for myself, living in a nation of plenty, I often see Thanksgiving as a fun blip on the calendar, filled with travel and family. As I am aging, I fall in love with the holiday a little more every year. With two healthy little girls, a wonderful husband, and a thriving farm, I have ever more to be grateful for. Each year I try and challenge myself a little more to reflect on what I take for granted. Peace, security, never a fear of going hungry or cold. These seem like a bare minimum to me, so much so, that I have to remind myself that through the arc of history and even still in many parts of the world, these things can’t be taken for granted
The following poem I really enjoy. It is a little reminder that the gloom of this time of year has historically signaled lean, cold times ahead. We really do have so much to give thanks for.
-by Grace WinthropThe sunflowers in the garden Are bending limp and low. Two cornstalks, brown and withered, Stand rustling in a row. €œWe were so fine,€ they murmured, €œA little while ago!€
The sky is gray and gloom Without the sunshine’s glow There is no smiling anywhere Unless “Oh, gladsome show! Twelve plump and golden pumpkins All beaming in a row!
They say, €œWhy so despairing€ We’re always here, you know, At this unpleasant season Expressly sent to show The need of glad Thanksgiving, In spite of frost and snow.€
– published November 28, 1888 in the American Bee Journal
We wish you safe travels, fun times with friends and family, and a delicious meal.
Sincerely, Mike, Cassie, Zea, & Edie
In the Box:
- Acorn Squash
- Bok Choi
- Butternut Squash
- Delicata Squash
- Kuri Squash
- Potato, mixed
This Week’s Recipes:
Winter Delivery #2: MONDAY November, 19th – REGULAR members only