We had such a nice time seeing you all last week, that we have decided to take part in the Amherst winter market again this Saturday at the Amherst Middle School. Though our frozen little fingers could barely move, we have managed to harvest some beautiful salad greens for you!
We will also have: potatoes, the last of our leeks, red and yellow onions, sweet potatoes, and some eggs. This may also be your last chance before the holidays to give the gift of a farm shirt. They are about the most comfortable shirts we have ever worn: thin, soft, and locally printed. You can share your pride in the farm with Organic-cotton-water-based-elegance. I know that tee-shirts are the last thing on your minds after this past week, but just imagine...
Last week, in our email to you, I ignorantly dealt you some mis-information...
Breaking News! This just in from our Fact-Checker-Biologist-Snake-Enthusiast-Extraordinaire (and also Missy's dad), Roland:
"The jaws of a snake are designed around a loosely connected quadrate bone that flexes downward and outward between the back of the skull and the lower jaw bones. This allows for the swallowing of large food items. The looseness is due to the ligaments which, like a very flexible person, move the bones back into the proper orientation after the food is pushed/squeezed backward by the body.
However, although your garlic, onions, carrots and potatoes would make a good meal for us, snakes are strict carnivores; even though they could consume your veggies fast and indeed, whole. Lucky for us!
Enjoy your winter rest while you can; by February your roots will again, begin to grow. For this we are thank-full,
Your snake fancier and Old Friends Farm Fan, -R"
Well, there you have it. Thanks Roland! You never know what your gonna get out of these silly emails! Thanks for reading, and thanks so much for being supportive, conscientious, local shoppers and eaters. It really does make a difference!
See you at market,
Casey (for Missy, Phillip and Roland)