Friday, January 21, 2011

I have not eaten such wonderful fresh food since...

"I wanted to report to you that I have not eaten such wonderful fresh food from a garden as I received yesterday since I was a young child. Thank you for your labor of love!"
WE CSA Member Debby

Thursday, February 25, 2010

I was blown away again by the quantity and quality of your produce...

To think of having food trucked in is not my idea of environmentally friendly and I want to support local businesses. To make a long story short, I am glad I found your farm.
WE CSA Member, Henriette

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

I am so pleased with our first week of WE CSA membership...

and the very abundant share we received on Saturday. The salad mix was marvelous and lunar white carrots made a wonderful soup along with their tops, a new experience for us! Edible flowers were a huge hit and another first. The beets with greens will be the next! I just wanted to let you know how pleased I am with the quality, variety, and amount of vegetables we received. We are just so happy to be participating!
Thank you!!!!

WE CSA Members, Alex & Jonna

Monday, February 1, 2010

We are so Excited...

to discover and appreciate the beautiful vegetables in our share. Thank you so much for doing what you do; it is so important and appreciated.

WE CSA Member Elaine G.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

This is my heartfelt expression of what I have experienced thus far with the CSA:

My experience with WE CSA has been wonderful. If you are looking for a chance to enjoy the most delicious heirloom vegetables picked fresh right from the earth the day you bring them home, then you need look no further than WE CSA. I joined the CSA for the winter season and received my first share in late November just in time to make a beautiful salad with the gourmet salad mix and some amazing rare heirloom radishes called "Helios" for Thanksgiving. I've never tasted radishes like this before and they made a beautiful addition to the salad.It is reassuring to know that I can reap the benefits of delicious and nutritious heirloom vegetables grown in soil that has been lovingly nourished and cared for and they only traveled a few short miles to reach my home. Melon, squash, "Bulls Blood" beet greens, carrots, turnips, and greens with names I can hardly pronounce. It gets better every week, and all grown without the use of harmful pesticides.I give WE CSA a thumbs up for the compassion, commitment, care, and hard work that goes into the art of bringing delicious and nutritious heirloom vegetables to a local community. I take comfort in the fact that I am supporting this courageous effort to keep diversity alive and am thankful for all that Shyryn is doing through WE CSA.
A grateful participant in WE CSA,
Cynthia Ogland

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Hello World, Food is Not a Commodity...

but that's how we think of it. Really, food is one of the ways we connect with Nature. It is energy. The energetic qualities of the food we eat are paramount to our health - emotional, physical, and mental. We know that the food from WholeEarth CSA is grown with love, care, and attention to the energetic qualities. This is the energy WE get when we eat this wonderful raw, perfect food. I feel it every week! We're grateful for Shyrryn's capabilities and understanding as an organic farmer, and "Whole heartedly" recommend this CSA to anyone interested in taking care of themselves."
WE CSA members Mark & Tonya H.

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Your Corn Last Week Was So Delicious...

I ate an ear raw as soon as I unpacked the veggies. And ate the baby carrots raw too on Tuesday and Wednesday. Thanks for two new experiences in wonderful food. aloha
WE CSA member Patty

Monday, May 18, 2009

Looking Forward to More of Your Luscious Surprise Veggies...

....surprise cause some are totally a new exciting experience.
WE CSA member Patty

Sunday, May 17, 2009

I've Planted All 3 Different Green Onions...

(from the share) and they all seem to be doing AOK. Such pleasure to watch them grow each day. The first green onions are now about 10-12" tall. The second green onions are slower growing, about 3" tall. Last week's have grown about l mm.
Thank you very much. with aloha,
WE CSA member Patty

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Just Wanted To Thank You For Your Work!

The veggies were BEAUTIFUL this week :)
(my family ate beet greens for the first time tonight)

WE CSA member Anne S.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

I Need Some Help Growing My Chilies...

have you guys ever had any expereince with that? Mainly, I just don't understand the proper time to be picking them. Even growing modest chilies in your own backyard is a special feeling when you go from seed to plate no doubt like a farm to your plate, thanks!

WE CSA member Ashley F.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

I Prepared All Of The Veggies...

and got to taste them all right away except the fennel. Ate the fennel tonight, barely cooked for such a wonderful flavor.

It was a joy to eat such fresh, flavorful and tender treats. The beets reminded me of my childhood days in our own home garden. We ate a lot of beet tops then moved on to the bottoms. I especially enjoyed the heirloom broccoli that had a nice pungency similar to the Chinese broccoli gai lan, one of my favorite veggies.

Looking forward to tomorrow's treats - its like Christmas in the summer!!! The Mustard Seed is sooooo convenient. Love the way you keep your produce cool under the damp burlap bags. Thank you very much.

member Patty

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

We Really Enjoyed Being Honorary Farmers...

Thank you for the opportunity to see our food growing!

WE CSA members Alicia & Bill L. & family

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Thank You So Much For Giving Us This Opportunity...

to eat locally grown, delicious vegetables! I've tried so many things this season that I would normally never buy, and I've loved them! The vegetables from my share taste so much better than what I'd been buying at the grocery store. I find I am eating much healthier, and I also feel good for supporting local farmers. Thank you! When I saw these articles last week I thought of you guys!
WE CSA member Melinda

Saturday, March 8, 2008

I Must Share...

Tonight we had a wonderful meal. I was absolutely sure I didn’t like beets and, I must confess, have bartered them to friends and even shared them with the porcupines at the wildlife rehab facility where I volunteer (they love them). Tonight I baked them (like a baked potato) and THEY WERE WONDERFUL!

I love turnips, and the flavor was similar. I also made a wonderful quick stir fry with collard greens, fresh spinach, purple onions, garlic and some pac choi from last week… yum yum. I even went out on a limb and looked through all my vegetarian cookbooks and made a fennel recipe. It was great! Fennel, tomatoes, shallots, garlic and fresh basil sauted and topped with bread crumbs and baked. I actually enjoyed it as well.

I’m currently fat and happy and feeling quite smug about the whole thing. Please know that I would never have tried these wonderful concoctions without my CSA. Thank you, thank you. I’ll share the beets and fennel with family for Easter dinner tomorrow. My grandchildren are always game to try Gram’s new experiments in food.

WE CSA member Kris W.

Monday, February 18, 2008

Food For Thought...

This forwarded from WE CSA member, Jan: (no references)

You are what you eat, so eat well. A stupendous insight of civilizations past has now been confirmed by today's investigative, nutritional sciences. They have shown that what was once called 'The Doctrine of Signatures' was astoundingly correct. It now contends that every whole food has a pattern that resembles a body organ or physiological function and that this pattern acts as a signal or sign as to the benefit the food provides the eater. Here is just a short list of examples of Whole Food Signatures.
A sliced Carrot looks like the human eye.
The pupil, iris and radiating lines look just like the human eye...and science shows that carrots greatly enhance blood flow to and function of the eyes
A Tomato has four chambers and is red. The heart is red and has four chambers. All of the research shows tomatoes are indeed pure heart and blood food.
Grapes hang in a cluster that has the shape of the heart. Each grape looks like a blood cell and all of the research today shows that grapes are also profound heart and blood vitalizing food.
A Walnut looks like a little brain, a left and right hemisphere, upper cerebrums and lower cerebellums. Even the wrinkles or folds are on the nut just like the neo-cortex. We now know that walnuts help develop over 3 dozen neuron-transmitters for brain function.
Kidney Beans actually heal and help maintain kidney function and yes, they look exactly like the human kidneys.
Celery, Bok Choy, Rhubarb and more look just like bones. These foods specifically target bone strength. Bones are 23% sodium and these foods are 23% sodium. If you don't have enough sodium in your diet the body pulls it from the bones, making them weak. These foods replenish the skeletal needs of the body.
Eggplant, Avocadoes and Pears target the health and function of the womb and cervix of the female - they look just like these organs. Today's research shows that when a woman eats 1 avocado a week, it balances hormones, sheds unwanted birth weight and prevents cervical cancers. And how profound is this? .... It takes exactly 9 months to grow an avocado from blossom to ripened fruit. There are over 14,000 photolytic chemical constituents of nutrition in each one of these foods (modern science has only studied and named about 141 of them).
Figs are full of seeds and hang in twos when they grow. Figs increase the motility of male sperm and increase the numbers of sperm as well to overcome male sterility.
Sweet Potatoes look like the pancreas and actually balance the glycemic index of diabetics.
Olives assist the health and function of the ovaries.
Grapefruits, Oranges and other citrus fruits look just like the mammary glands of the female and actually assist the health of the breasts and the movement of lymph in and out of the breasts.
Onions look like body cells. Today's research shows that onions help clear waste materials from all of the body cells They even produce tears which wash the epithelial layers of the eyes.
The news isn't that fruits and vegetables are good for you, it's that they are so good for you, they can save your life.

Thursday, December 20, 2007

The Kale Was Absolutely Delicious...

We didn't do anything fancy, just steamed lightly with a little lemon juice as a side dish, but the taste was miles ahead of our usual grocery store fare. Can't wait for more!

member Naomi

Sunday, May 13, 2007

I Just Wanted To Tell You How Happy...

we are with our new lifestyle. I told my husband we'd either be more in love or have killed each other by the end of the spring harvest, that's how new this all is for us. I'm keeping a CSA diary. We're cooking together, eating real meals, food I never even heard of. Each evening a ceremony. So thanks for your hard work!
member Frances