All too often in this day and age, we seem to spend our time talking about things and people splitting up. Band members decide that ‘musical differences’ have driven a wedge between them and their former colleagues, couples decree that they can no longer be together because of one person’s refusal to put socks in the laundry basket, and companies jettison their leaders for indiscretions such as a frankly regrettable incident with a small mountain goat.
This week, we even faced the prospect of one ancient institution attempting to seek independence from another. No, I’m not talking about the time that David decided to shave his facial hair, before you ask. Thankfully for this Brit who still believes in the importance of a kingdom that is united, the Scottish decided in their wisdom to let the indiscretions of the old country pass for a few years longer. Sure, like Kim and Kanye, you know it’ll all end in tears eventually, but it’s nice to pretend that everything’s OK for a little while longer.
What’s all this got to do with the Bay Ridge CSA, I hear you cry for only the 23rd time this season? Well, fortunately I managed to get a last-minute delivery from the House of Spurious Connections Inc, enabling me to say that the Scottish rejection of independence, and our commitment to fresh vegetables as CSA members are both because we are Better Together. Sure, the Scots are fed up of some of their taxes being spent south of the border, and all of us would occasionally like an hour or so longer in bed on a Saturday. But in the end, we know we are better off for it. Who’s up for some vegetarian haggis to celebrate?
Oh, and another reminder that Sunday, October 5th sees Hearty Roots invite all members up to the farm to celebrate with pumpkin carving, cider pressing, farm tours, games and more. Details to come.
Here’s what you can expect to receive in this week’s Bay Ridge CSA share:
* This week’s winter squash is Acorn Squash, a classic winter squash that does great halved and roasted in the oven, also really good for making stuffed squash halves with rice, meat, etc.