Clinging to warm things past heat:
A sun baked rock,
An illuminated screen
The light beyond dusk,
The lights I won’t shut off;
Uncountable flecks of dust coat the skin of everything.
Tomorrow comes tearing into today before it has worn away.
The truth
lies in its insistence;
the discomfort lies
in my resistance

Dearest farm supporters… f

manofarm:

Hi this is Quin writing. There are so many new Community Supported Agriculture members that I should probably reintroduce myself. Along with two other friends I helped start our farm and ran the CSA program through 2013 prior to Shawn taking the reins in the beginning of this year. We…

Coupla days left coupla thousand still needed. Thanks for supporting work that supports your values

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Why do you put your self esteem in the hands of complete strangers?
-Helena Bonham Carter

(via 11039)

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theparisreview:

A confused dream the land entertains. Lay down
your whatever-you’ve-got-there, don’t need to know what it is
to be sure we don’t like it. We’ve no idea
what we’ve just had a brush with. Unseen
beneath the beaded grass tops, the meadow vole pokes
his nose out, scoots among stems of sedges, forbs.

Karen Solie, from “Lord of Fog.” Art: Stanisław Witkiewicz.

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negate everything that causes us to be dead while alive

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plantgoodseed:

We’ve made three updates to our Kickstarter campaign and will be posting another this week. Themes are: Community Supported Seeds & Explaining Our Packet Rewards, A Look at Our Seed Packet Production Process, and a Music Video for the Song “Water Tap” by Lizard Kisses shot on our farm.
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plantgoodseed:

We’ve made three updates to our Kickstarter campaign and will be posting another this week. Themes are: Community Supported Seeds & Explaining Our Packet Rewards, A Look at Our Seed Packet Production Process, and a Music Video for the Song “Water Tap” by Lizard Kisses shot on our farm.
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plantgoodseed:

We’ve made three updates to our Kickstarter campaign and will be posting another this week. Themes are: Community Supported Seeds & Explaining Our Packet Rewards, A Look at Our Seed Packet Production Process, and a Music Video for the Song “Water Tap” by Lizard Kisses shot on our farm.
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plantgoodseed:

We’ve made three updates to our Kickstarter campaign and will be posting another this week. Themes are: Community Supported Seeds & Explaining Our Packet RewardsA Look at Our Seed Packet Production Process, and a Music Video for the Song “Water Tap” by Lizard Kisses shot on our farm.

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guardian:

Supermoon.
Credits on photos. 
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guardian:

Supermoon.
Credits on photos. 
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guardian:

Supermoon.
Credits on photos. 
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guardian:

Supermoon.
Credits on photos. 
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guardian:

Supermoon.
Credits on photos. 
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guardian:

Supermoon.

Credits on photos. 

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manofarm:

"Let things taste of what they are." - Alice Waters
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"Let things taste of what they are." - Alice Waters
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manofarm:

"Let things taste of what they are." - Alice Waters
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manofarm:

"Let things taste of what they are." - Alice Waters
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manofarm:

"Let things taste of what they are." - Alice Waters
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manofarm:

"Let things taste of what they are." - Alice Waters

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you might think you are lost but then you will find that god draws straight but with crooked lines

manofarm:

Well folks,
Nearly a month has elapsed since the blessed summer solstice and the universe is busy hurling fastballs of opportunity our way. At long last, Mano Farm and All Good Things Organic Seeds have been invited to participate in the Ojai Farmer’s Market starting this Sunday, so we have been hurriedly expediting our updated certified producer’s certificate and taking the necessary steps to prepare ourselves for this exciting and unexpected development. This is the first time that either Quin or I have held a booth at a farmer’s market so it goes without saying that this is a huge step for our farming endeavor. As for me, I am both honored and terrified.
Throughout much of my short farming career, my ability and preference to work independently has been my best friend and my worst enemy. I’ve always found working alone on the farm to be the most delightful and thrilling profession there is. On the other hand, my singular strength is limited and while it does improve with experience, I could always benefit from the help of more like-minded participants. Despite the fact that I spend most of my life growing things for a living and adjusting to changing circumstances in the natural world, I am unnerved by the idea of changing or growing my business, not to mention asking for help. Help costs the business owner time and money up front, and it’s been easy for me to overlook the long term benefits of creating the infrastructure needed to accept and incorporate help – until now. Opportunities for growth are presenting themselves and it’s time to react.
That being said, I have been fortunate with my supply of workers thus far. Every Friday, I’m joined by Michelle Dohrn and her daughter Phoebe who make harvest cleaning and preparation a breeze while delighting me with stories of the many different ways they’ve eaten our vegetables. And from just down the road, Jan Waterlow has been a regular participant on the farm for probably over two years now and provides consistent support and great company that I now find hard to get along without. We also just welcomed a lovely new intern from Canada named Allie who will be working with us for the duration of July and her presence has been hugely beneficial and refreshing. In the short time that she’s been with us, she’s tamed the thorniest raspberries, wrangled the most massive zucchinis and wielded hook and hoe ripping unsuspecting weeds from the soil with a smile on her face and Devendra Banhart in her ear buds.
And lastly, the help and encouragement that I receive daily from Quin is immeasurable. His love for Mano Farm has been unyielding since the beginning and working alongside him has shown me that there is definite strength in numbers when multiple minds are focused on achieving the same ultimate goal.
For this weekend, your homework is to eat tomatoes, zucchini, beans and onions and be merry. If you’re in the Ojai area, consider coming on out to the farmer’s market this Sunday where we’ll be selling our wares and collecting high fives in Steve’s old slot. We’d love your support.
With gratitude,

Shawn Fulbright
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manofarm:

Well folks,
Nearly a month has elapsed since the blessed summer solstice and the universe is busy hurling fastballs of opportunity our way. At long last, Mano Farm and All Good Things Organic Seeds have been invited to participate in the Ojai Farmer’s Market starting this Sunday, so we have been hurriedly expediting our updated certified producer’s certificate and taking the necessary steps to prepare ourselves for this exciting and unexpected development. This is the first time that either Quin or I have held a booth at a farmer’s market so it goes without saying that this is a huge step for our farming endeavor. As for me, I am both honored and terrified.
Throughout much of my short farming career, my ability and preference to work independently has been my best friend and my worst enemy. I’ve always found working alone on the farm to be the most delightful and thrilling profession there is. On the other hand, my singular strength is limited and while it does improve with experience, I could always benefit from the help of more like-minded participants. Despite the fact that I spend most of my life growing things for a living and adjusting to changing circumstances in the natural world, I am unnerved by the idea of changing or growing my business, not to mention asking for help. Help costs the business owner time and money up front, and it’s been easy for me to overlook the long term benefits of creating the infrastructure needed to accept and incorporate help – until now. Opportunities for growth are presenting themselves and it’s time to react.
That being said, I have been fortunate with my supply of workers thus far. Every Friday, I’m joined by Michelle Dohrn and her daughter Phoebe who make harvest cleaning and preparation a breeze while delighting me with stories of the many different ways they’ve eaten our vegetables. And from just down the road, Jan Waterlow has been a regular participant on the farm for probably over two years now and provides consistent support and great company that I now find hard to get along without. We also just welcomed a lovely new intern from Canada named Allie who will be working with us for the duration of July and her presence has been hugely beneficial and refreshing. In the short time that she’s been with us, she’s tamed the thorniest raspberries, wrangled the most massive zucchinis and wielded hook and hoe ripping unsuspecting weeds from the soil with a smile on her face and Devendra Banhart in her ear buds.
And lastly, the help and encouragement that I receive daily from Quin is immeasurable. His love for Mano Farm has been unyielding since the beginning and working alongside him has shown me that there is definite strength in numbers when multiple minds are focused on achieving the same ultimate goal.
For this weekend, your homework is to eat tomatoes, zucchini, beans and onions and be merry. If you’re in the Ojai area, consider coming on out to the farmer’s market this Sunday where we’ll be selling our wares and collecting high fives in Steve’s old slot. We’d love your support.
With gratitude,

Shawn Fulbright
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manofarm:

Well folks,
Nearly a month has elapsed since the blessed summer solstice and the universe is busy hurling fastballs of opportunity our way. At long last, Mano Farm and All Good Things Organic Seeds have been invited to participate in the Ojai Farmer’s Market starting this Sunday, so we have been hurriedly expediting our updated certified producer’s certificate and taking the necessary steps to prepare ourselves for this exciting and unexpected development. This is the first time that either Quin or I have held a booth at a farmer’s market so it goes without saying that this is a huge step for our farming endeavor. As for me, I am both honored and terrified.
Throughout much of my short farming career, my ability and preference to work independently has been my best friend and my worst enemy. I’ve always found working alone on the farm to be the most delightful and thrilling profession there is. On the other hand, my singular strength is limited and while it does improve with experience, I could always benefit from the help of more like-minded participants. Despite the fact that I spend most of my life growing things for a living and adjusting to changing circumstances in the natural world, I am unnerved by the idea of changing or growing my business, not to mention asking for help. Help costs the business owner time and money up front, and it’s been easy for me to overlook the long term benefits of creating the infrastructure needed to accept and incorporate help – until now. Opportunities for growth are presenting themselves and it’s time to react.
That being said, I have been fortunate with my supply of workers thus far. Every Friday, I’m joined by Michelle Dohrn and her daughter Phoebe who make harvest cleaning and preparation a breeze while delighting me with stories of the many different ways they’ve eaten our vegetables. And from just down the road, Jan Waterlow has been a regular participant on the farm for probably over two years now and provides consistent support and great company that I now find hard to get along without. We also just welcomed a lovely new intern from Canada named Allie who will be working with us for the duration of July and her presence has been hugely beneficial and refreshing. In the short time that she’s been with us, she’s tamed the thorniest raspberries, wrangled the most massive zucchinis and wielded hook and hoe ripping unsuspecting weeds from the soil with a smile on her face and Devendra Banhart in her ear buds.
And lastly, the help and encouragement that I receive daily from Quin is immeasurable. His love for Mano Farm has been unyielding since the beginning and working alongside him has shown me that there is definite strength in numbers when multiple minds are focused on achieving the same ultimate goal.
For this weekend, your homework is to eat tomatoes, zucchini, beans and onions and be merry. If you’re in the Ojai area, consider coming on out to the farmer’s market this Sunday where we’ll be selling our wares and collecting high fives in Steve’s old slot. We’d love your support.
With gratitude,

Shawn Fulbright
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manofarm:

Well folks,

Nearly a month has elapsed since the blessed summer solstice and the universe is busy hurling fastballs of opportunity our way. At long last, Mano Farm and All Good Things Organic Seeds have been invited to participate in the Ojai Farmer’s Market starting this Sunday, so we have been hurriedly expediting our updated certified producer’s certificate and taking the necessary steps to prepare ourselves for this exciting and unexpected development. This is the first time that either Quin or I have held a booth at a farmer’s market so it goes without saying that this is a huge step for our farming endeavor. As for me, I am both honored and terrified.

Throughout much of my short farming career, my ability and preference to work independently has been my best friend and my worst enemy. I’ve always found working alone on the farm to be the most delightful and thrilling profession there is. On the other hand, my singular strength is limited and while it does improve with experience, I could always benefit from the help of more like-minded participants. Despite the fact that I spend most of my life growing things for a living and adjusting to changing circumstances in the natural world, I am unnerved by the idea of changing or growing my business, not to mention asking for help. Help costs the business owner time and money up front, and it’s been easy for me to overlook the long term benefits of creating the infrastructure needed to accept and incorporate help – until now. Opportunities for growth are presenting themselves and it’s time to react.

That being said, I have been fortunate with my supply of workers thus far. Every Friday, I’m joined by Michelle Dohrn and her daughter Phoebe who make harvest cleaning and preparation a breeze while delighting me with stories of the many different ways they’ve eaten our vegetables. And from just down the road, Jan Waterlow has been a regular participant on the farm for probably over two years now and provides consistent support and great company that I now find hard to get along without. We also just welcomed a lovely new intern from Canada named Allie who will be working with us for the duration of July and her presence has been hugely beneficial and refreshing. In the short time that she’s been with us, she’s tamed the thorniest raspberries, wrangled the most massive zucchinis and wielded hook and hoe ripping unsuspecting weeds from the soil with a smile on her face and Devendra Banhart in her ear buds.

And lastly, the help and encouragement that I receive daily from Quin is immeasurable. His love for Mano Farm has been unyielding since the beginning and working alongside him has shown me that there is definite strength in numbers when multiple minds are focused on achieving the same ultimate goal.

For this weekend, your homework is to eat tomatoes, zucchini, beans and onions and be merry. If you’re in the Ojai area, consider coming on out to the farmer’s market this Sunday where we’ll be selling our wares and collecting high fives in Steve’s old slot. We’d love your support.

With gratitude,

Shawn Fulbright

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"The need for mystery is greater than the need for an answer."
manofarm:

Hello lovely vegetable eaters.

This is the time of year when the plants are on the move. The tomato vines are stretching out their arms and responding to guidance by growing new branches out of their armpits. The summer squash patch is a sandpaper jungle that requires bodily contortion and lots of hopping (which is more like leaping with my short legs) before plunging headfirst into the belly of the beast, only to resurface with too many squash to carry. Most of these plants have the favorable trait of an upright stature, but eventually they join the others in ambling across the pathway and into the cucumber patch next door where those vines are well into their own quiet chaos.  

The raspberry canes elongate and flower while continuing to send up vigorous shoots from below, and their wispy branches reach out to tug at your shirt as you walk by. The reign of the perky, tidy tufts of kale, broccoli and radish is over. There’s no “searching” for that Japanese turnip or Snowball cauliflower. Their leaves act like arrows, inviting your eye to follow them down or in and voila! There awaits thy fruit on a shiny platter. Nope, those days are long gone - summer is all about the vine. As a result, harvest is far more like a hunt.

Sure, sometimes you’ll run across zucchinis so gargantuan they’ll literally stop you in your tracks. Or the occasional berry or those first couple ripe cherry tomatoes will beckon for you, but it’s likely that they’ll vanish into a mouth (like mine) a couple days before the Friday harvest. The good stuff knows how to hide, and techniques must be developed to sniff them out on harvest days. Leaves act as shields and the best fruit can fall off the vine to rot, or grow to be the size of large infants if missed.

The tried and true method is the walk-by followed by circle-back every couple yards to see what you missed the first time. If this footpath were mapped out it would look a lot like a series of small curly-cues along the garden bed, and works especially well for raspberries and tomatoes. Then there’s the classic dance of digging through leaves, involving a breast-stroke type of swimming motion for the arms, which is better suited for the summer squash and cucumber.

The more angles you can see from, the better. For example, a child might find berries you missed due to their height perspective, so it’s wise to incorporate the squat in order to get the view from below when you’re picking alone. Let those kids eat all the berries they can get their hands on!

Does this theme transcend past the garden and into our social realities? When searching for answers, how many angles do you consider and how deep would you dig? How often do you revisit philosophical roads once traveled? Surely that answer is tied into how badly one craves the truth they’re seeking.

Here’s to the search!

-Shawn

Shawn’s writing = so good.
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manofarm:

Hello lovely vegetable eaters.

This is the time of year when the plants are on the move. The tomato vines are stretching out their arms and responding to guidance by growing new branches out of their armpits. The summer squash patch is a sandpaper jungle that requires bodily contortion and lots of hopping (which is more like leaping with my short legs) before plunging headfirst into the belly of the beast, only to resurface with too many squash to carry. Most of these plants have the favorable trait of an upright stature, but eventually they join the others in ambling across the pathway and into the cucumber patch next door where those vines are well into their own quiet chaos.  

The raspberry canes elongate and flower while continuing to send up vigorous shoots from below, and their wispy branches reach out to tug at your shirt as you walk by. The reign of the perky, tidy tufts of kale, broccoli and radish is over. There’s no “searching” for that Japanese turnip or Snowball cauliflower. Their leaves act like arrows, inviting your eye to follow them down or in and voila! There awaits thy fruit on a shiny platter. Nope, those days are long gone - summer is all about the vine. As a result, harvest is far more like a hunt.

Sure, sometimes you’ll run across zucchinis so gargantuan they’ll literally stop you in your tracks. Or the occasional berry or those first couple ripe cherry tomatoes will beckon for you, but it’s likely that they’ll vanish into a mouth (like mine) a couple days before the Friday harvest. The good stuff knows how to hide, and techniques must be developed to sniff them out on harvest days. Leaves act as shields and the best fruit can fall off the vine to rot, or grow to be the size of large infants if missed.

The tried and true method is the walk-by followed by circle-back every couple yards to see what you missed the first time. If this footpath were mapped out it would look a lot like a series of small curly-cues along the garden bed, and works especially well for raspberries and tomatoes. Then there’s the classic dance of digging through leaves, involving a breast-stroke type of swimming motion for the arms, which is better suited for the summer squash and cucumber.

The more angles you can see from, the better. For example, a child might find berries you missed due to their height perspective, so it’s wise to incorporate the squat in order to get the view from below when you’re picking alone. Let those kids eat all the berries they can get their hands on!

Does this theme transcend past the garden and into our social realities? When searching for answers, how many angles do you consider and how deep would you dig? How often do you revisit philosophical roads once traveled? Surely that answer is tied into how badly one craves the truth they’re seeking.

Here’s to the search!

-Shawn

Shawn’s writing = so good.
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manofarm:

Hello lovely vegetable eaters.

This is the time of year when the plants are on the move. The tomato vines are stretching out their arms and responding to guidance by growing new branches out of their armpits. The summer squash patch is a sandpaper jungle that requires bodily contortion and lots of hopping (which is more like leaping with my short legs) before plunging headfirst into the belly of the beast, only to resurface with too many squash to carry. Most of these plants have the favorable trait of an upright stature, but eventually they join the others in ambling across the pathway and into the cucumber patch next door where those vines are well into their own quiet chaos.  

The raspberry canes elongate and flower while continuing to send up vigorous shoots from below, and their wispy branches reach out to tug at your shirt as you walk by. The reign of the perky, tidy tufts of kale, broccoli and radish is over. There’s no “searching” for that Japanese turnip or Snowball cauliflower. Their leaves act like arrows, inviting your eye to follow them down or in and voila! There awaits thy fruit on a shiny platter. Nope, those days are long gone - summer is all about the vine. As a result, harvest is far more like a hunt.

Sure, sometimes you’ll run across zucchinis so gargantuan they’ll literally stop you in your tracks. Or the occasional berry or those first couple ripe cherry tomatoes will beckon for you, but it’s likely that they’ll vanish into a mouth (like mine) a couple days before the Friday harvest. The good stuff knows how to hide, and techniques must be developed to sniff them out on harvest days. Leaves act as shields and the best fruit can fall off the vine to rot, or grow to be the size of large infants if missed.

The tried and true method is the walk-by followed by circle-back every couple yards to see what you missed the first time. If this footpath were mapped out it would look a lot like a series of small curly-cues along the garden bed, and works especially well for raspberries and tomatoes. Then there’s the classic dance of digging through leaves, involving a breast-stroke type of swimming motion for the arms, which is better suited for the summer squash and cucumber.

The more angles you can see from, the better. For example, a child might find berries you missed due to their height perspective, so it’s wise to incorporate the squat in order to get the view from below when you’re picking alone. Let those kids eat all the berries they can get their hands on!

Does this theme transcend past the garden and into our social realities? When searching for answers, how many angles do you consider and how deep would you dig? How often do you revisit philosophical roads once traveled? Surely that answer is tied into how badly one craves the truth they’re seeking.

Here’s to the search!

-Shawn

Shawn’s writing = so good.
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manofarm:

Hello lovely vegetable eaters.

This is the time of year when the plants are on the move. The tomato vines are stretching out their arms and responding to guidance by growing new branches out of their armpits. The summer squash patch is a sandpaper jungle that requires bodily contortion and lots of hopping (which is more like leaping with my short legs) before plunging headfirst into the belly of the beast, only to resurface with too many squash to carry. Most of these plants have the favorable trait of an upright stature, but eventually they join the others in ambling across the pathway and into the cucumber patch next door where those vines are well into their own quiet chaos. 

The raspberry canes elongate and flower while continuing to send up vigorous shoots from below, and their wispy branches reach out to tug at your shirt as you walk by. The reign of the perky, tidy tufts of kale, broccoli and radish is over. There’s no “searching” for that Japanese turnip or Snowball cauliflower. Their leaves act like arrows, inviting your eye to follow them down or in and voila! There awaits thy fruit on a shiny platter. Nope, those days are long gone - summer is all about the vine. As a result, harvest is far more like a hunt.

Sure, sometimes you’ll run across zucchinis so gargantuan they’ll literally stop you in your tracks. Or the occasional berry or those first couple ripe cherry tomatoes will beckon for you, but it’s likely that they’ll vanish into a mouth (like mine) a couple days before the Friday harvest. The good stuff knows how to hide, and techniques must be developed to sniff them out on harvest days. Leaves act as shields and the best fruit can fall off the vine to rot, or grow to be the size of large infants if missed.

The tried and true method is the walk-by followed by circle-back every couple yards to see what you missed the first time. If this footpath were mapped out it would look a lot like a series of small curly-cues along the garden bed, and works especially well for raspberries and tomatoes. Then there’s the classic dance of digging through leaves, involving a breast-stroke type of swimming motion for the arms, which is better suited for the summer squash and cucumber.

The more angles you can see from, the better. For example, a child might find berries you missed due to their height perspective, so it’s wise to incorporate the squat in order to get the view from below when you’re picking alone. Let those kids eat all the berries they can get their hands on!

Does this theme transcend past the garden and into our social realities? When searching for answers, how many angles do you consider and how deep would you dig? How often do you revisit philosophical roads once traveled? Surely that answer is tied into how badly one craves the truth they’re seeking.

Here’s to the search!

-Shawn

Shawn’s writing = so good.

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manofarm:

Hey All,
This lingering pleasant weather has made this week’s harvest seasonally eclectic. I never thought I’d be able to offer cauliflower and summer squash in the same week! The variety characterizes the shifting of the seasons nicely, but is mainly the product of some good old-fashioned dumb luck. This is also an especially busy time for planting, so to have a nice window of mild weather to work with is delightful and pretty much as stress-free as it gets around here. The ability to tuck those tender greenhouse babies into the soil without as much worry of sun scorch or general heat stress risks turning this farmer soft.
On the other hand, Meiner’s Oaks Water District has resumed delivering hefty pass-through charges for water access from Casitas Water District, who will likely be our source of city water until the return of the rain. There is a lot of public conversation currently about how this drought will affect California’s farmers and alternately, how much of the state’s water supply farmers should really be allowed to use. This is too deep of a topic to hash out right here, right now - but it goes without saying that water is on my mind, same as it is everyone else’s.
Enjoy your eats –
Shawn 
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manofarm:

Hey All,
This lingering pleasant weather has made this week’s harvest seasonally eclectic. I never thought I’d be able to offer cauliflower and summer squash in the same week! The variety characterizes the shifting of the seasons nicely, but is mainly the product of some good old-fashioned dumb luck. This is also an especially busy time for planting, so to have a nice window of mild weather to work with is delightful and pretty much as stress-free as it gets around here. The ability to tuck those tender greenhouse babies into the soil without as much worry of sun scorch or general heat stress risks turning this farmer soft.
On the other hand, Meiner’s Oaks Water District has resumed delivering hefty pass-through charges for water access from Casitas Water District, who will likely be our source of city water until the return of the rain. There is a lot of public conversation currently about how this drought will affect California’s farmers and alternately, how much of the state’s water supply farmers should really be allowed to use. This is too deep of a topic to hash out right here, right now - but it goes without saying that water is on my mind, same as it is everyone else’s.
Enjoy your eats –
Shawn 
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manofarm:

Hey All,
This lingering pleasant weather has made this week’s harvest seasonally eclectic. I never thought I’d be able to offer cauliflower and summer squash in the same week! The variety characterizes the shifting of the seasons nicely, but is mainly the product of some good old-fashioned dumb luck. This is also an especially busy time for planting, so to have a nice window of mild weather to work with is delightful and pretty much as stress-free as it gets around here. The ability to tuck those tender greenhouse babies into the soil without as much worry of sun scorch or general heat stress risks turning this farmer soft.
On the other hand, Meiner’s Oaks Water District has resumed delivering hefty pass-through charges for water access from Casitas Water District, who will likely be our source of city water until the return of the rain. There is a lot of public conversation currently about how this drought will affect California’s farmers and alternately, how much of the state’s water supply farmers should really be allowed to use. This is too deep of a topic to hash out right here, right now - but it goes without saying that water is on my mind, same as it is everyone else’s.
Enjoy your eats –
Shawn 
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manofarm:

Hey All,

This lingering pleasant weather has made this week’s harvest seasonally eclectic. I never thought I’d be able to offer cauliflower and summer squash in the same week! The variety characterizes the shifting of the seasons nicely, but is mainly the product of some good old-fashioned dumb luck. This is also an especially busy time for planting, so to have a nice window of mild weather to work with is delightful and pretty much as stress-free as it gets around here. The ability to tuck those tender greenhouse babies into the soil without as much worry of sun scorch or general heat stress risks turning this farmer soft.

On the other hand, Meiner’s Oaks Water District has resumed delivering hefty pass-through charges for water access from Casitas Water District, who will likely be our source of city water until the return of the rain. There is a lot of public conversation currently about how this drought will affect California’s farmers and alternately, how much of the state’s water supply farmers should really be allowed to use. This is too deep of a topic to hash out right here, right now - but it goes without saying that water is on my mind, same as it is everyone else’s.

Enjoy your eats –

Shawn 

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