Horn Farm Center for Agricultural Education

CSA Newsletter – October 9

The Weekly Share

Last week’s CSA share – minus a few greens

Here’s what to expect in this week’s share:

  • Asian greens
  • Garlic
  • Herbs – parsley and thyme
  • Hot peppers
  • Onion
  • Potatoes
  • Scallions
  • Sweet peppers
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Swiss chard
  • Tomatoes

*Due to the unpredictability of weather, pest problems, and other factors produce in the weekly shares are subject to last minute changes.

 

Meet Your Farmers – Betsy Dorbian

“Betsy is an inspiration to those of us who believe in following our hearts,” Alyson Earl, Executive Director

Betsy Dorbian is a second year intern at the Horn Farm Center for Agricultural Education. She can often be found tending her flower rows on the farm. Betsy is planning to start a flower CSA next year and this year is nurturing rows of plants in preparation and experimentation. Before jumping into agriculture, Betsy spent a 25 year career as a massage therapist. In 2014, she took a month long course called the Ecological Literacy Immersion Program and it changed her trajectory. “I knew I just wanted to be outdoors.” She was introduced to Horn Farm and applied to be an intern. “It felt like home when I was here,” she says. She’s hoping that with the flower CSA she can also teach people about edible flowers and the language of flowers. It’s hard not to catch Betsy’s enthusiasm for flowers (even for an avowed non-flower person like myself), her joyful spirit and smile are contagious too. In addition to tending the flowers and her other jobs as a farm intern, Betsy teaches yoga. If you meet her at the farm ask her to show you the flower beds. You can buy bouquets of the flowers at the farm stand..

Connect and Share

What is your favorite part of your CSA share? Are you having trouble figuring out what to do with something in your share? If you have a recipe or picture you want to share, a trick you learned, or a question about your CSA produce please let us know at csa@hornfarmcenter.org.  Share on social media with the hashtag #HornFarmCSA.