Newsletter no. 18

This Saturday is our CSA potlatch and farm tour! It starts at 11 and goes until 2 p.m. Please bring a dish to share and your family!

email elaine@vibrantvalleyfarm.com to confirm you’re coming!


Peeling Onions

Only to have a grief

equal to all these tears!

There’s not a sob in my chest.

Dry-hearted as Peer Gynt

I pare away, no hero,

merely a cook.

Crying was labor, once

when I’d good cause.

Walking, I felt my eyes like wounds

raw in my head,

so postal clerks, i thought, must stare.

A dog’s look, a cat’s, burnt to my brain-

yet all that stayed

stuffed in my lungs like smog.

These old tears in the chopping-bowl.

Adrienne Rich


This week you’ll be getting celeriac. Check this out:

All about Celeriac