August 8, 2016 The Worm Will Turn
|I drive through the poisoned fields,
Bright orange on either side,
Think of the can of subversive worms
Beneath the pesticide. You can make new laws
You can close all doors
You can bully and browbeat and kill without cause
But there’ll come a time when the worm will learn
And the tide of oppression will start to adjourn
And a million worms will turn
A friend of mine returned from a road trip across the US. She described to me miles and miles of nothing but corn growing and little or no weeds either in the fields or along the roads. They had all been laid barren with herbicides and noxious chemicals. Not nearly as many farm houses as she remembered as a child. Personally, I think the public is weary of hearing the dismal condition of our food supply chains, worn out by too busy days and too tired to cook or think about it. In the evening, I can see the pizza delivery vehicles go up and down my little valley road and can’t help but feel sad. Good well-grown food is a battle flag I took up many years ago and in my youth and enthusiasm thought this and the then consumer support, would over come all obstacles. But now, when I occasionally speak to, or read comments, from fellow San Diegan growers, I square my shoulders and soldier on. Every one of us is experiencing the drop in commitment of CSA shareholders.
Won’t you help us in our determination to continue by encouraging friends and family to join their most local farm and better yet if able, to buy a share for a military family in addition? You would think that farms and military families wouldn’t need ‘help’. But we do..and we’re ever so grateful to the members we have to keep us planting! I’ll step off my soap box now. Hope have planted some seeds for you to help us growing!
Call or email me if you need cooking tips. Happy to oblige.
DELIVERY ITEMS FOR THE WEEK OF AUGUST 8th, 2016
*Please note that some substitutions may apply from time to time
Shop our Green Store for other healthy products.
When you place an order of $25 or more this week, we’ll include saffron threads in your delivery.
For every new member you refer, you’ll both receive a $10 Green store credit.
Thank you so much to all of our loyal supporters. We sincerely hope we have helped your health and well-being with our food and brightened your day with our flowers.
Enjoy in good health,