Robert had an opportunity between raindrops to mow the front field in recent days.  Check out the vivid blues of an impending storm in contrast to the vivid greens of the treeline!

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Here are some statistics which might give you pause. The US now imports over 90 percent of our seafood, 50 percent of our fresh fruit and 20 percent of our vegetables. Canada, Mexico, China and India are our top food trading partners. We imported nearly $50 billion of food from just those four countries. Imports from all countries have increased, and that is especially true for China and India.

Fortunately, you know who your farmer is! And in the CSA Box this week you will find a white specialty potato, cabbages, kohlrabi, cucumbers, patty pan squash, green and yellow zucchini, broccoli from the “last wave” we planted, and the first sweet bell peppers and eggplant–either traditional or Japanese, depending on the day’s harvest.