In my lifetime, the oceans that once washed up beautiful shells on its beaches and gave life to the mammoth whales and the tiniest sea horses, are now landfills of the vilest sort. I have played a part…. to see the pile of garbage I have thrown out over 64 years brings me to my knees.
Plastic does not biodegrade like the rotten tomato on my kitchen counter that oozed into a book I was reading – Yikes! Plastic is made using a rather large ‘footprint’ and then its leaving creates the other ‘footprint’ affecting the environment negatively for generations to come.
Here comes the ,,,, Then what? We are switching over to more items in bulk, encouraging folks to bring their own containers that we fill. Bags are available for a small fee – a nickle – not sure what Thomas Jefferson thought about the environment but maybe he will help us to be more friendly in that regard. That money will be set aside and given to a group in Minnesota working on similar issues.
It’s a fluke that I’ve been saving canning bottles from friends and family, my basement shelves had all the blue glass and odd sizes that I did not use to can pickles. They now adorn our market shelves with good eats inside!
As for Just – Good – Eats….. farm share members will receive: salad mix (whoopie), green onions, Napa cabbage, cucumbers, summer squash, peppers, kohlrabi and cherriette radishes. Celery, carrots and onions added for the regular share folks. Basil is available for CSA members – let me know – take what you want.
Whale flukes are their propulsion engine for traveling ~ 12mph when moseying along. They can be 25 feet from one tip to the other! Flukes are whales’ signatures that can identify them from the rest of the pod. Each one a beautiful creature that travels the oceans for its livelihood. Let’s do our part …….