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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

A Life Worth Living

Fresh Sustainable Produce - Grown Locally
July 19, 2016
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Saying Goodbye
Mary Grace joined the CCF team earlier this year as a summer intern. She has played an invaluable role in the life of the farm over the past three months, and we are so sad that her time here is over! We wish her the best of luck in her future. She leaves us with a few parting words:
A Life Worth Living
by Mary Grace McCool    

     I have for the last year had the dream of having a farm. Of course, we all start out with a picturesque vision: rolling hills and valleys, tall grass blowing in the wind as healthy sheep and cattle snooze and graze, ripe fruits and veggies still glimmering with dew on completely pest free plants in the open sunny fields, rivers and streams winding through green forests, a big barn that looks as if it was painted yesterday, flowers all in bloom around the property, trees nearly breaking they're so heavy with fruit, standing on a big front porch of a farm house as you proudly survey your property.
     I mean, we can't deny the majority of us would absolutely love to have that. Well, working on the farm I've gotten my dose of reality. No, it's not that I've sorrowfully discovered that the dream isn't obtainable (well, maybe not the pest-free part); in fact, I've only learned even more how completely possible it is! How exciting it is to learn your dreams CAN come true. If. You. Just. Work.
     The purpose of this internship for me was to learn if I was willing to do the hard work to obtain my dreams. I am glad to say I am! I want all those things I described above, and I want to work my hardest to obtain them. My goal is to in 10 years have my own land, fully paid for, somewhere in the west/midwest, and be in charge of an organic farm selling fruits, vegetables, eggs, and meat, having my own interns and inspiring them to join the health food revolution. For now, I am enrolled in college to get my core classes complete, then I plan to transfer to UGA's College of Agriculture. Woven into my schooling, I'll do more internships, gain experience, and learn as much as I can about the wonderful life of farming!

Fall CSA Season

It's not too late to sign up for our Fall CSA season. The 12-week season runs from August 10 through October 26 and features fall favorites such as field peas, tomatoes, potatoes, eggplant, okra, bell peppers, pumpkins, and as the temperatures get cooler, a variety of greens! To sign up, please visit our website here

Cucumbers
Cucumbers are abundant this week! Click on each recipe below for loads of ideas on enjoying this tasty vegetable.

Pineapple, Basil and Cucumber Salad

Quick Pickles in a vinegar brine

Strawberry-Cucumber Ice pops


Greek Tzatziki Sauce Recipe

Panzanella Salad Recipe


Photo: Baby carrot getting a piggy-back ride

This Week's Share

Please Wash your produce before eating

Medium
Blueberries
Yellow squash
Tomatoes
Juliet Tomatoes
Leeks
Cucumbers
Basil
Carrots

Large
All of the above, plus

Sungold Tomatoes
Green Beans
Green Onions

Fresh herbs
Basil
Oregano
Marjoram
Tarragon
Rosemary
Savory
Chocolate Mint
Scenes from an internship
Mary Grace and Susan joking around
She's always smiling!

The frog tamer

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