Thank You for Your Support!
ou helped us:
- to employ Jacob, Matt and Jess.
- repair farming equipment.
- buy tools.
- supply healthy and organic food.
- to execute our mission "Seeding beneficial relationships to inspire abundance, creativity, and joy"
Since this was our first round of CSA we would extremely appreciate your feedback (best via email) in order to offer you the service you deserve!
Your opinion is important to us!
Yes, Gargamela is supposed to look like that and we did not start to prepare her for the pot even though she seems to believe that.
Meet the Farmers...
chickens, full-time workers
always looking for food..
Chickens are not only entertaining our guests as well as us and eating centipedes, no they are actually working much more. Aside from laying eggs, they cut grass and weeds, they they loosen the soil by scratching and they fertilize with their feces. All of these skills are made use of in the so-called chicken "tractors".
Tractors basically are moveable coops without a floor and are used to manage our little workers' efforts. In the tractors they are able to apply their skills and do the work that usually is attributed to a modern farm tractor.
This can lead to prepared soil and enhanced growth of later planted crops and trees.
Alison in the potting shed
From the field...
Alison Gilbert arrived yesterday and will be part of our crew for the following 3 weeks. She has been participating in the Summer Youth Program at Ridge to Reef Farm in 2009 and found her way back to paradise.
The crew is planting and seeding for the next CSA season. A rain cover for seedling has been built.
L-R: Johnson, Jacob, Patrick
Bold rooster Johnson had to listen to Patrick's reasoning and was sent back to his ladies behind the fence.
~ Nadja, apprentice
PO Box 2903 - Frederiksted USVI 00841 - www.visfi.org - firstname.lastname@example.org - 340 220 0466
Ridge to Reef Farm @ the Virgin Islands Sustainable Farm Institute
The Week's Harvest
Beans or Cucumbers
Kale or Collards or Swiss Chard
Jalapeno Hot Peppers
Green Papaya (peeled)
Vegetable Oil (for frying)
Whole Wheat Flour
1. Cut the peeled papayas in slices and boil in hot water until consistency softened. Bring water for noodles to a boil and cook acc. to package instructions.
2. Sift papayas. Heat vegetable oil in a pan. Put half of the slices of papaya first in mixed eggs (seasoned with salt and pepper), then in flour and then fry in pan from both sides.
3. Heat olive oil and stir-fry onions. Add battered papaya slices and heat for a moment.
4. Put soy sauce, a bit of milk, chili in a pot and thicken with a little flour. Then add noodles and rest of sliced papayas.
5. Serve noodle mix with battered papaya-onion mix on top. Enjoy.
THANK YOU HOSTS!
Polly's at the Pier Frederiksted, St. Croix
Barefoot Buddha Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
Thurs 11:30am-1:30 pm
Miriam's Restaurant Christiansted, St. Croix
Sun 4 -5:30pm
M2M (member to member)
We invite you to take part in the creation of our weekly newsletters.
Share your recipes and pictures, your experiences with the R2R Farm or your thoughts on sustainable farming matters.
We then will do our best to fit it in and share it in one of our upcoming newsletters.
We look forward to your responses!
Got some things laying around we can re-use in the CSA
Ridge to Reef Farm serves the US Virgin Islands with certified organic produce grown with sustainable permaculture practices (and a lot of love).