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Fall Equinox

Posted 9/19/2013 4:31pm by Christy and Chris Kantlehner.

Hi everybody! Sorry to bombard you with emails. But I realized I left out a couple things on Monday and I'm really excited about our broccoli . . . keep reading. We at White Barn Farm sure do appreciate all the support and hope you are eating well and feasting right along!

This Saturday! September 21st. 9:30 to 12:30: Yoga Ground and Chow. A morning session of Yoga with Patty, followed by a healthy cooking demo and meal by Karen Ring (bring a notebook if you want to jot down some recipes). $22. Bring a mat and water, dress in layers, and have a wonderful day! To RSVP and/or be notified of yoga happenings with Patty, email pateoneill@aol.com

I wanted to let you all know that there is a fundraiser at The Chieftain on Sunday, September 22nd to raise money for the Boston  Brain Tumor Walk on behalf of Plainville resident, Karen Quintal, who was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor. We have added a prize to the raffle - a big box of veggies, plus a dozen eggs, a loaf of bread, a bag of coffee beans, and a jar of honey. The Chieftain has a wonderful atmosphere and is run by my the family of my girlhood chum, the Cahills. It is a really good cause and should be a good time, too.

New Cookbook. The Asparagus to Zucchini book was such a hit, we decided to offer the new cookbook put out by the same Fairshare CSA Coalition out of Madison, Wisconsin. It is called Farm Fresh and Fast and has lots of new recipes, including a section on cocktails, good pictures, and the same sensible basic guide format. It is for sale online for $25, but since we ordered in bulk we can offer it for $19.95 or just $20 if you don't want that nickel :)

Fall Equinox is September 22nd and the Full Moon is tonight. We have been enjoying the giant moon rising over the trees at the bottom of the hill behind the farmstand. With this cool weather we are sure it is our last week of tomatoes from the field and the last week we will have watermelons. Come by and get the last taste of summer! I am really happy to report that our supergreens are coming in strong: Broccoli, Tuscan Kale, Red Russian Kale, Escarole, Frisee, and Romaine Lettuce are on the farmstand! Yippee! I found two recipes from another farm that shares our website host, Small Farm Central, that marry together these last of summer and first of fall ingredients: Broccoli and Green Zebra Salad and Shredded Kale and Sungold Tomatoes. Our eggplants and sweet peppers will go strong until a hard frost, so keep including those in your menu. The zucchini is still going but you can definitely drop WBF cukes and sweet corn from the shopping list. We have garlic, onions, shallots, cipollini onions, beets, and potatoes for your staples. Cilantro is finally back and we've got hot pepps, red onion, garlic, and firm tomatoes to make a killer hand chopped salsa. I must stop.

Farm Fundraiser September 28th. 3:30 to 8:30. Raffle, Music, Picnic, Farm Tours, Crafts. We are still trying to pay back a very generous family member who funded our massive driveway overhaul at the farmstand. My grandmother (the actual owner of this place) had the barn painted this summer and we would love for our raffle to make a dent in that bill, too. It is hard to charge a lot for food in the age of mega farms and supermarkets, but perhaps you'd like to throw down a few bucks to enjoy an evening of original reggae music by Pressure Cooker with The Surviving Keneallys opening for them around 4pm. We will have a version of our farmstand set up, as many other local crafters and artisans as we can wrangle, the raffle, and a tour. Bring your own beach chair or blanket and a picnic if you like, an instrument if you play, and your dancing feet. Park at the farmstand and carefully cross the street. This could be your chance to finally see where we start the seeds and grow the food and flowers you see at the farmstand! Plus you can meet our chickens! Now if that doesn't convince you I don't know what will.