Feeling Farm Fancy

We’re feeling fancy.  There are two rather elegant crops making their way into the CSA share this week— Romaneso and Radicchio.  Romanesco is a variety of cauliflower in the Brassica family that looks like a vegetable Salvador Dali dreamt up.  Not only is it visually interesting for its loud green color, it is also an excellent example of organic fratals and the Fibonacci Sequence in the world around us.  Like Romanesco, Radicchio is an Italian staple crop.  Often consumed raw in salads, this leafy chicory can be added to pasta primavera, pizza toppings, and risotto.

In other news this week we are looking for two excellent people to join our Sweetwater team.  First we are looking for someone who loves local music and vegetables.  Right now, we need a volunteer Music Host for the second Sunday of each month. This person coordinates two bands to come play at the Sunday Market, sets them up, enjoys the good market vibes and gets a vegetable share for that Sunday.  If you are interested in this once a month volunteer position please contact Rick at founder@sweetwater-organic.org

Secondly, we are looking for a temporary farm hand to help us through the height of the season and then to wrap it all up.  This person would help the farm team accomplish daily farming tasks such as seeding, planting, weeding, and harvesting as well as working with volunteers and setting up the CSA.  We are looking for someone to start this month, March, and stay through June for this full time position.  If you are interested in the temporary farm hand position please email Yvette at office@sweetwater-organic.org

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