The Book on 2019

December 16-22, 2019 As this is the last distribution of 2019, it’s again time to thank you for your loyalty to good food, and please know that I am sincere. Knowing you are excited about gathering your family’s sustenance for the week, along with being at the right place at the right time for collecting […]

Feeling Fortunate

December 2-8, 2019 While our family was saying the blessing before Thanksgiving Dinner, I kept one eye open and respectfully admired the sustenance that lay before me. It was all there: turkey, dressing, gravy, mashed potatoes, spinach something or another, kale salad, Kay’s scalloped oysters, fresh fruit, and both a fork and spoon above the […]

Thanksgiving 2019, Welcome to Winter

November 18-24, 2019 With temps in the teens and measurable snow that hung around for days along the path behind the tool shed last week, it’s safe to say the wrath of winter is upon us. That’s not to say we don’t have our winter harvest of greens protected from the fury under freeze blankets […]

Economic Imperative

November 4-10, 2019 Since a thirst for knowledge seems to be part of what makes us human, let’s look at where we are at the moment. Since Cyrus McCormick started strapping industrial equipment onto steel wheels in the 1830s, the advances in industrialization of our nation’s food supply have become something Cyrus could never have […]

Settling in for Winter

October 21-27, 2019 There’s a lot going on out here on the banks of the Elkhorn in October with all of the vegetables and other crops. That’s why they call it the “harvest moon” this time of the year. With the last tomatoes holding out; the fall greens coming into their favorite season; the process […]

On the Other Side

October 7-13, 2019 Welcome to newcomers in the Elmwood Fall 2019 CSA shareholder program, and howdy to summer season folks. What we just came through is the longest dry spell since humans started writing it down every day here in the Central Bluegrass. Add in the warmest, no hottest, September since meteorology became somebody’s job […]

Defiantly Still Summer 2019

September 30- October 6, 2019 As this is the last distribution week for Elmwood Stock Farm Summer 2019 CSA shareholders I’d like to look back and reminisce on the many meals we shared with you. We always appreciate stories about how you wowed friends and family with various recipes or when the kids notice a […]

Do you have your “Top Ten”?

September 23-29, 2019 Thank you for consistently picking up your CSA goodies each week this summer, hopefully you have developed a taste for eating well. The very nature of the CSA shareholder program is sharing the bounty and risk of food security. Your financial investment in Elmwood Stock Farm in the first part of the […]

The Heart of the Commonwealth

September 16-22, 2019 The genesis of these writings was watching people I know and love making lousy food choices, which in turn has an impact on our community, our state, even our Big Blue Nation. Consuming industrial foods harms the planet, which includes harm to you, your housemates, extended family, and neighbors. Eating foods raised […]

Farming Through a Hurricane

September 9-15, 2019 I can only imagine the incredible amount of preparation and work needed to batten down the farming hatches ahead of an approaching hurricane. We have persevered through ice storms, tremendous tree-ripping thunderstorms, and sub-zero spells, but nothing like a hurricane. I’m sure each generation of farmers along the Carolina coast has their […]