Labor Day is an American Holiday to honor the American labor and the contributions that workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country. Workers deserve to take a day break from the grind and celebrate. There are other memories that I also associate with the holiday like my Mother saying, "Never wear white after labor day." as I would try to wear my white sandals one more time, and how you always had that feeling that it was the end of the summer season. The kids are headed back to school, fall sports begin and days are getting shorter. Hopefully, you were able to spend some time outside enjoying the weather in our beautiful state. I will continue to hope for more of those warm and beautiful sunny days before those nippy frosts begin. I have noticed the cooler night temps are bringing in those foggy cool mornings (which means Snow is on its way again). The kind where you need to grab a sweatshirt when running out early only to shed it a few hours later. Always a sure sign that autumn is not too far away. Similar events happen here at the farm that point toward fall coming soon too. Here is the latest list:
1. Breeding season is upon us.
2. I found seeds to harvest and will think about drying herbs.
3. Hanging baskets come down and fall decorations go up.
4. Sunsets come much earlier as daylight hours gets shorter. .
5. Time to pick dried beans and shell for Dried Beans this winter. fully
6. Tomatoes and corn are still being harvested.
7. Trying to get one more planting of crops in before Fall.
And the list goes on
Most of all our Great Labor Day Summer Food is being delivered this weekend. Make sure you have your Fruit and Kabob bags and your Sweet Treats ordered for Labor Day Weekend!! Email or Facebook us your order.
If you’ve found your way to reading this, there’s a pretty good chance that you are interested in eating locally sourced food. Making the commitment to this usually means that you care about what you eat, where it comes from and how it was raised.
Joining our CSA is just one of many options you have, but we'd like to think it is one of the most interesting enjoyable and authentic ways of doing so. Purchasing a CSA share almost always means that more of your diet will be fresh nutrient dense vegetables. The delivery arrives, usually picked and washed the day before or day of delivery, and you have 7-10 items to cook with that week. The varieties we grow are chosen for flavor and nutrition, not how well they ship across the country or keep on the supermarket shelf. This applies to carrots, tomatoes, melons and many others.
To consider where your food comes from can mean the environmental costs of growing in California desert climates and 3000 miles of trucking. But the flip side of that is buying local boosts the local economy. Therefore it saves the earth from all the fuels used to transport as well as the produce is much fresher and can picked at the peak of ripeness.
To care how one’s food is raised may be the most important consideration in choosing your local farmers. We welcome all customers to discuss our practices and what we use . You be the certifier rather than the government or a third party. The term sustainable agriculture is often used to describe our approach to growing.
"It must preserve the land, and the fertility and ecological health of the land; the land, that is, must be used well. A further requirement, therefore, is that if the land is to be used well, the people who use it must know it well, must be highly motivated to use it well, must know how to use it well, must have time to use it well, and must be able to afford to use it well. ("Nature as Measure" in What Are People For? 1990, 206-7)
We would sure like you to consider joining our CSA this season. It is great fun to share the garden’s bounty with family or friends from the first fall shoots of broccoli to the sweet crispness of Red Leaf Lettuce. We’ll see to it that you know what fresh tastes like. The details of our program are listed under the CSA menu of the website. If you have any questions at all please don’t hesitate to email or call. We look forward to you joining our CSA this Fall www.doveslandingfarm,com
‘Tis the season for summer crops. It is a special time when farmers feel like Santa Claus and tractors feel like sleighs. Strawberries for those who have been good, and kohlrabi for those who have been bad. Rudolph the sunburned nose, heat stroked reindeer wouldn't be too jolly this time of year in the Kentucky humidity and heat. We will have to settle for the irrigation-pecking crow as our mascot. It would be possible to deliver the CSA box through chimneys by dropping down vegetables one at a time. When we started farming it was stressful to put so much faith, money, and time into plants. The reality is, however, that as a society dependent on agriculture we all put faith into plants. Agriculture is one big experiment and the results are not yet in. While agriculture evolves, societies rise and fall and conflicts flare up and fizzle out. Governments become super powers while others fall from grace. All the while there is some farmer on the side of the road, barely noticed by a politician or important leader speeding through to meet his or her destiny or doom. This farmer lives by the soil and works the land; he or she is connected through common experience to every other farmer in the world. There is a certain satisfaction in knowing that at its core society desperately needs farmers, but most farmers could get by for at least a few months without societies help. The world definitely needs a Farmer Claus to deliver produce, but due to economic explanations of supply and demand, it is probably a good thing that there is not an all powerful entity traversing the planet and devaluing produce by giving it away for free. Sorry Santa, coal in my stocking. Enjoy your bags this week.
Goats Milk Lemon Balm Shae Butter (Horse Shape) Soap
Our soap can be nourshing to the skin with the Shae Butter and Goats Milks. The Lemon Balm gives a sweet scent. The natural pigment varies in each bar due to the handcraftmanship. The Horse head is engulfed by a horse shoe and is a reminder that it is made in "Horse Country". Each sachet contains 4 bars.
Plain Goats Milk Bars
Lather up in this wonderful plain goats milk soap that is wonderful for hand and children's soap!! The top is printed with Goats Milk.