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Winter Share #3 of 8: 11/17+11/19 Staying Put

by Erin and Steve on 11/14/20

The Winter Share has another pick up this week from 3:00 to 6:00. It is the last pick up before Thanksgiving. Usually it is a big lead up to sending all you off for big celebrations and for us to head off to Michigan to visit my family. Instead, things aren't going to be as big of a hoop-la this year. Which isn't a sad statement for us to make since I feel steadfast in my duty to keep my family and my community safe, and I feel a great sense of pride saying that.
We go to Michigan every Thanksgiving to see my mother, my sisters (who drive from the Hudson Valley of NY and from Northern New Jersey), my aunts and uncles, and some cousins (from Chicago, Detroit, and Western Michigan). My mother cancelled Thanksgiving this year, which makes perfect sense to me given that we all pack into her house and sit and watch the Lions play then all pack into her dining room to eat. It would be a perfect situation for COVID to spread. This is the only time of year we see my mom, but instead we are all going to do a Zoom call.
COVID isn't spread by random people passing each other in the grocery store, or waiting in line at the bank...all with masks mind you. It is spread by being inside with people for a long period of time without wearing masks i.e. in your homes. It is spread by younger people going out with friends and hanging out inside for long periods of time without masks. So this makes Holidays difficult. And we all have to make difficult decisions sometimes. But I've already heard 2 stories just last week of COVID spreading amongst families, because that's who you spend the most time with, indoors, without masks.
As for Steve and I, we are already making a menu for our Thanksgiving on the farm for 2 adults and 2 dogs. It won't be the same, but we will undoubtedly remember it for the rest of our lives. Good thing we will have fresh produce to celebrate with. This week's share will include: carrots, beets, potatoes, sweet potatoes, leeks, radishes, salad turnips, purple top turnips, parsnips, broccoli, cauliflower, greens, kale, fennel, scallions, onions, bok choy, and butternut squash and lettuce for everybody. There will also be apples from Bittner-Singer Orchards. As you know ALL THE VEGETABLES in the share grown by us!
**There will be a Thanksgiving Market at the farm again this season on Monday the 23rd. Look for more info soon!

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