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Together, we share the risks of planting a seed and share the rewards of a bountiful growing season. Your membership and support make this possible. Thank you for making us your farmers!
Good evening, from your farm!
In preparing for the final fall newsletter, we often comb through photos to reflect on the farming season. Photos have become one of our essential record-keeping resources. They serve as a tool for documenting farm happenings. Photos remind us of the progress of crops throughout the season using dates and times of key milestones. Oftentimes, the photos remind us how fortunate we are to be joined by the people, animals, spaces and community in our lives.
In gratitude, we're sharing a few of our photo reflections of the 2022 growing season, made possible with your partnership. Thank you for your commitment to local agriculture, food, and the families who produce it. Happy Thanksgiving from our family to yours!
Warmly, ~ Jeff, Jen and the Prairie Wind Family Farm team
Notes from the Farm Kitchen
Our winter radishes return with beautyheart (or watermelon) radishes in shares this week. These radishes have thicker skins, which can be eaten once scrubbed or peeled if tough. Did you know that radishes are eaten extensively worldwide? As our friends at Harmony Valley shared, "Historical reports date back to 2000 BC where radishes are thought to have been included in the daily ration, along with onions and garlic, for the people building the Egyptian pyramids. Radishes are a good source of vitamins A, C and B6 as well as magnesium, calcium and potassium. In traditional Chinese medicine, radishes are used to promote digestion, break down mucus, soothe headaches and heal laryngitis. They are beneficial in helping to cleanse and detoxify the body and it is thought that they help prevent viral infections, such as colds and the flu, when consumed regularly." Enjoy the different flavor and beautiful color of these radishes!
To make sure everyone is prepared for the holidays, we've shared cranberries again this week. These beauties can be kept in a plastic bag and used within several weeks, or into a ziplock bag in your freezer for use at a later date.