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Peaceful Meadow Farm Stand and LIVE MUSIC! - 9/3/16

Posted 8/28/2016 9:27am by Josh Elmore.

It is only the still mind that understands that in a quiet mind there is a movement that is totally different, that is of a different dimension, of a different quality.  That can never be put into words, because it is indescribable.  What can be described is what comes up to this point, the point when you have laid the foundation and seen the necessity, the truth, and the beauty of a still mind.  

~J. Krishnamurti  

Life on the mountain takes on a particular flavor during this time of year.  The hot, dry days of summer start releasing into cooler days and crisp, starry nights.  We’ve had an unusually hot few months which seems to lend a poignancy to the transition into fall this year.   The subtle change of color which permeates the hills and meadows has once again surprised me with it’s sudden appearance.  Just as the farm is bursting into it’s full potential, we face the prospect of an early frost.  A few mornings have dipped into the high 30’s and several recent days were blanketed with mist and fog.  As I sit writing, the Aspen’s are gently quaking, the birds are singing ever so gently, and the high rose colored clouds are drifting by in the early morning light.  The world is full of subtle movement yet an all pervading sense of quiet, of stillness, brushes against it all.  

Our crazy short mountain season is in full swing and we have lots of beautiful produce to share.  The potatoes are starting to pop, the daikon are shooting out of the ground and the green bean bushes are loaded with strings of delight!  The best thing about this early autumn is that the plants are thriving in the cool weather.  We’ve actually had some significant rain as well over the past few weeks, giving a much needed boost to the crops.  We normally have monsoon weather starting in early July, but this year most of the storms cruised right around our peaceful valley.  But, better late than never…  

Our next farm stand is next Saturday, September 3rd, from 4:30-8:30ish p.m.  We’ll have a bounty of produce, tasty treats and some awesome gypsy music in the barn.  So, please come out and join us, we’ll look forward to visiting and enjoying the evening with you all!  

Music at the Barn:  We’re excited to once again host our dear friend Anthony Salvo and his band, Gypsy Swing Revue. Gypsy Swing Revue is a local group who perform music in the "Hot Club" style popularized by Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli in Paris during the 30's and 40's. The focus is on tight arrangements with plenty of room for jazz improvisation. With a mix of instrumental pieces and vocals, this energetic music is fun for everyone. Get ready for a wonderful night of music in the barn!  

News from the Farm:  We were relaxing around the house and enjoying a peaceful evening on the farm when Alli suggested we harvest some greens for dinner.  So, we all headed down and as we got close to the garden gate we noticed that something was not quite right.  We’re all for music and performance in the barn, but this was too much!  Yeshe’s horse, Rumi, was taking his turn in the spotlight.  While all the other horses gathered at the stage inside the barn, Rumi stood stage center doing his best horse impression!  Luckily, they were all just nibbling our hay bale bleachers and not focusing on the crops.  Well, except for the beautiful short season corn we had growing!  We might still get some ears out of this year’s experimental crop, but the donkeys mowed down about half of ‘em.  Leave it to the donkeys to get into some mischief!   

The greenhouse is rockin’ with a bumper crop of Suyo Long Cucumbers, big fat juicy basil and some tender Asian greens.  We’re currently adding on to the greenhouse, making it about twice as long so we can start taking more advantage of the prime growing conditions inside.  We were figuring out micro-green cultivation early in the season and are looking forward to having more space to dive deeper into that specialty crop.  Micro-greens are plants that have just sprouted their first set of true leaves, harvested to maintain all the amazing nutrients inherent in their tiny bodies.  Research has shown that micro-greens have about 40 times the nutrient value of a mature plant.  We’ll keep you posted on how our micro-green experiments turn out…  

Dogs - Dogs are more than welcome at PMF, but this year we have lots of animals running around (Llamas, Goats, Pigs, Chickens) so we're asking that dogs be kept on a leash while on the farm.  

Our farm stand is Saturday, September 3rd, from 4:30-8:30 pm.   Come on by and enjoy some visitin' by the barn and some tasty raw treats while you shop for the most locally grown produce on Magnolia!  

Here's what we'll have at the stand this week:  
 
Radishes
New Potatoes
Daikon
Mizuna
Mibuna
Tat Soi
Pac Choy
Red Mustard Greens
Spinach
Beets
Wild Arugula
Swiss Chard
Red Russian Kale
Green Nash Kale
Spicy Baby Greens Mix
Green Beans
Garlic
Zuccini
Yellow Crookneck Squash
Bennings Green Tint Squash
Basil
Turnips  
 
This Week's Raw* Organic Snack:  
 
Sunflower Seed Paté- Sunflower Seed Paté served on a lettuce Boat with Cashew Garlic Aioli
 
Marinated Cucumber Salad  
 
Massaged Baby Green/Kale Salad with Lemon and Olive Oil Dressing  
 
Organic Raw Coconut Macaroons (Blonde and Chocolate)  
 
Raw Raspberry Swirl Cheesecake  
 
Fresh Organic Peach Cobbler with Cashew Cream  
 
Fresh Organic Cucumber Lemonade
Fresh Organic Watermelon Juice  
 
*What's "raw" food all about?  Raw, or "Live Foods" are fresh unheated, whole, unprocessed organic fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds that when prepared in this way retain all of their natural enzymes, vitamins, minerals, amino acids and nutrients.  It's like rocket-fuel for our body and mind!  Feel free to ask us more about raw, living foods if you're interested.  All of the food prepared at PMF is "raw", organic and alive with goodness!  
 
We hope to see you soon!  
 
the elmores (josh alli col lila and yeshe) 
 
www.peacefulmeadowfarm.org   
 
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