Monday, April 30, 2012

Farm Talk: Choosing Health and Happiness


Hello Farm Folk,

Please help us to spread the word about our farm and Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program, by forwarding this newsletter, or by sharing this link: www.thecuttingveg.com/CSA.  Thanks for your support!

Farm Update:
Who knows what tomorrow will bring?  But today, on the farm, everything is right on track.  The last two weeks were big ones on the farm for us.  Transplanting seedlings of kale, spinach, chard, cilantro, and dill.  Direct seeding salad mix, peas, Asian greens mix, arugula, radishes, salad turnips, beets, carrots, and onions.  And so far, everything is rocking.  Healthy plants and great germination.  Planting is my work, my joy, and my spiritual practice these days.  No matter if it is cold and drizzly, or warm and sunny...there's no place I'd rather be than on the farm planting.  Last year was harsh --- a brutal harvest, financial losses, burnout and exhaustion.  And who knows what 2012 will bring?  But today, on the farm, everything is right on track.  Clearly, farming is teaching me to live life one day at a time.  

Sustainable Food Choices:
The growing commitment to eating local, organic food is thrilling to observe.   People make it a priority for different reasons --- for the superior flavour and health benefits, the health of the environment, to support the local economy and a sustainable food system, to connect their kids with where food comes from... And the feedback is that people who choose to eat local, organic food are feeling happier and healthier --- in their bodies, and their spirits.  Have you thought about where you'll be getting your share of the harvest this season?  Farmers Markets and Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) programs are two wonderful options to access local, organic goodness.   For a list of Farmers Markets in the GTA, visit http://bit.ly/vMJsIl.  For more info on our CSA, visit www.thecuttingveg.com/CSA.   We already have well over 200 members for 2012 --- yet another indicator of the joy and wellness people feel by connecting themselves to local food and farmers.  Whether you join a CSA, visit farmers markets, or go to farm stands, we encourage you to maximize your health and happiness by enjoying the benefits of eating local, organic food.  
 
The Cutting Veg in the News:
Check out this summary of Shoresh's Annual Jewish Food Conference in the Canadian Jewish News: 
 
That's all the news from the farm for now.  Until next time, Keep Livin' on the Veg! 

The Cutting Veg Farm Team 

P.S. Enhance your health and happiness, and make a difference, by choosing to eat local and organic this harvest season.  Farmers Markets in the GTA: http://bit.ly/vMJsIl.  Info about our CSA: www.thecuttingveg.com/CSA.

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