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A Hard Frost & Radish-Sticks from Town Farm

Posted 12/13/2012 3:48pm by OONA COY & BEN JAMES.

Hi Friends –

It's that time of year when all we want to do is fall asleep on the couch in the middle of the day hoping that our kids don't scribble on the floor with red permanent marker while we're dreaming away. We also try to escape the holiday stress that, even if you're organized and having fun and like the whole thing, seems unavoidable. So what do we do? Take saunas. Eat stews. Sing shape-note. Watch bad TV once the boys are asleep. And then – after a hard freeze – there are those two hours of the day during which we can harvest kale and leeks and bok choi. We feel vaguely productive and earthy and non-computery. Our hands get cold, but we know it won't last. We wish some similar moments for you. And we hope to see you this Saturday at the Northampton Winter Farmers Market, where we'll also have salad mix and spinach and carrots and watermelon radishes (last night – forget the meatloaf and mashed potatoes – Wiley only wanted to eat radish-sticks dipped in hummus for dinner.)

See you at market!




P.S. If any of you are looking for a mini-job, Andrew the manager of the Northampton Winter Market is looking for someone to flier in front of Thornes 10-1pm every Saturday, $15/hr.