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May 2013 E-Newsletter: Let Us Eat Lettuce

By Jen Risley (May 26, 2013)

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NEWSLETTER          FARM PROFILES          EVENTS          RECIPES          & MORE!
May 2013  
Let Us Eat Lettuce!
It’s time to bring out your salad bowls and scoop up an abundance of leafy greens.  What’s in your bowl?  Please share your photos with us via email or on Facebook.*

Book Giveaway
Congratulations to Emily! She won a free copy of Queen of the Sun from last month’s raffle. This month, we’re giving away Paradise Lot: Two Plant Geeks, One-Tenth of an Acre, and the Making of an Edible Garden Oasis in the City (Chelsea Green) by Eric Toensmeier and Jonathan Bates.  And check out this month’s Featured Event in Durham, where Jonathan will speak about this book.


Want to enter this raffle?  You’ve just entered by opening this e-newsletter.  We’ll select, at random, one winner from our contacts each month.Find out who the winner is next month — and which book we’re giving away in our June e-newsletter.


Know Your Farmers:
Tracie’s Community Farm, Fitzwilliam

In fall 2007, after nine years of growing vegetables in Sullivan, the farm moved to its permanent home in Fitzwilliam on 33 acres of conservation land. Family and community helped to move perennials, greenhouses, supplies from Sullivan, and build a barn from pine harvested and milled on the new site.

Today, Tracie’s Community Farm’s CSA feeds 210 families in the Monadnock region, and provides produce to a farmstand, area markets and restaurants.

From Farm to Kitchen: Dandelion and Bacon Salad
Dandelion leaves are best eaten when they are on the youngish side and before flowering. As the leaves get older and bigger, they become bitter but make a delicious cooked vegetable with olive oil, lemon juice, and finely chopped garlic.

Try this Recipe:

Dandelion and Bacon Salad

Tracie’s Community Farm CSA Shares ready for pick-up and delivery.

CSA Options Multiply

By Lorraine Merrill, Commissioner,
From the Weekly Market Bulletin

In general, CSAs are business arrangements between farmers and customers that usually involve prepayment and commitment to a certain amount of food and other farm products over a certain period of time.

The concept originated in Germany, Switzerland and Japan in the 1960s in response to concerns about food safety and the urbanization of farmland — and was first transplanted into the United States in the mid 1980s in western Massachusetts and Wilton, New Hampshire.

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Featured Event:

Paradise Lot:
Making an Edible Garden Oasis
in the City

June 1,
1 – 2 pm
Durham Community Church, Durham

A talk and slideshow with the author of Paradise Lot, Jonathan Bates. Cost: $5 – $10. Details and RSVP.

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