Horn Farm Happenings – October 12

On October 26,  join us in the summer kitchen for Offal: Tongue, Brains, and More! Learn to prepare brains, heart, and tongue just in time for All Hallows’ Eve! Find out for yourself just how amazing these weird bits can be! Offal may sound bizarre, but in fact it is an important part of sustainable eating. Space is limited, so register today!

What is regenerative agriculture? In week three of this 12 part series, we’ll consider this indicator of an ecologically healthy farm system: increasing soil quality and quantity.  Soil is the basic infrastructure on which most of life depends. Only plants, fungi, microbes, animals, and insects can build this infrastructure. Our role is to create the correct conditions so they can do their jobs. This includes eliminating the use of pesticides and herbicides, keeping living root systems intact, keeping the soil covered, and preventing erosion. Check out Understanding Soil Health and Watershed Function for more details.soil food web diagram from NRCS

Our relationship with food was once, and arguably should always remain, one of our deepest connections with the biotic community, for it ultimately determines what kind of fellow beings we are. At this crossroads in the earliest 21st century, we face a revolution of no small proportions in how our food and fiber will be produced and at what economic, social, and biological costs. Our society will determine, through policies and purchasing habits, through personal and communal commitments, what landscapes we support and what species remain on them. –Daniel Imhoff, Farming with the Wild

CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) Shares
Here is what we plan to include in this week’s CSA shares:
Sweet Peppers
Hot peppers
Green beans
Summer squash
Winter squash – Delicata

Upcoming events:
October 13 – Foraging: Wild Soup
October 14 – Harvest Festival & Annual Open House
October 16 – Bread Baking Basics
October 26 – Offal: Tongue, Brains, and More!
November 17 – Bread Baking Full Day Workshop
November 17 – Foraging: Roots
December 8 – Foraging: Winter

See you at the farm!