Farm Share Week 19: Oct 5-7, 2016

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Farm Share Week 19: Oct 5-7, 2016

Thanksgiving is upon us! To think the summer has already come and gone and fall is here in full force.  There’s no denying it when we are all preparing to gather together to celebrate hopefully with those you hold dear.  Here is a note from Jennifer from the farm!


Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!
I hope you can see abundance in your life. This thanksgiving I am thankful for access to medical care. It’s been a crazy week with 2 trips to the hospital (don’t worry, everyone will be ok). I am thankful that there are hospitals, doctors and nurses there to help us when we can no longer manage on our own and we don’t have to worry about whether we can afford the care. Also, I am thankful for good foods that can help keep us out of the hospital (most of the time). Hope you enjoy these thanksgiving veggies with your family and take a moment to reflect on your blessings (even if it’s in the midst of trying times).
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Ps. I’m also thankful for an abundance of beans (a real treat in October), and this gorgeous monarch that apparently doesn’t mind being photographed. (see photos)
Half Shares
-pepper squash
-sweet peppers
-onions or leeks
-snow peas
Whole Shares
-grape tomatoes
-red delicious apples
-bok choy
-leeks and onions
-field tomatoes

Every year I like to share my favorite pumpkin pie recipe.  This year is no different, if you haven’t ever made a pumpkin pie from scratch I HIGHLY recommend doing so.  It’s a bit of extra work getting the puree from the pumpkin but the results is OUT OF THIS WORLD.  If you don’t like pumpkin pie, like myself prior to making one from scratch-try this out.  Not even on the same planet as store bought pies or canned ‘pumpkin’ (which I’ve heard is actually squash).

Here’s the recipe homemade pumpkin pie from a REAL pumpkin.

About the Author

StephanieMy name is Stephanie Hofman and this is my 5th year with the farm share program. I am an earth loving hippie-follower of Christ-lover of all people and love to try new things. I am not a blogger outside of zephyr organics-so please keep this in mind as I continue to learn the in's and out's of what it means to create a good blog and to be a good blogger! My family and I do our best to make everything at home from scratch, but we are not fully organic, non-GMO, nor are we dairy free or gluten free. I do my best with what I have and am slowly but surely making changes towards a more healthy lifestyle. I try and keep the recipes that I share to encompass all diets-some will be desserts, some will be juicing recipes (last year I failed epically at my juicing fast-FYI don't add 'more kale' just to use it up in a recipe) some gluten and dairy free-some vegan and many in between. Most of the items in the box I am familiar with now-but a few years ago I didn't know what bokchoy was nor had I ever heard of swiss chard-now they are my 2 favourite items to get in my box! I'm a free going spirit who has taught herself most things and love to help others out since I've only become who I am and gotten to where I am in life because of the love and generosity of those who've I've encountered. I've never been very good at spelling nor have I been very computer savvy. Any feedback and suggestions are always welcome. Thank you so much for joining us on this journey towards supporting local farmers and supporting the growing organic food movement. May your box bless you and your family all season long and I look forward to sharing my recipe successes and failures with you.View all posts by Stephanie →