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Life on Peace and Plenty Farm

Farm Friend: Kara Walker

Farm Friend: Kara Walker

We are honored to be providing our saffron and garlic for the dinner honoring Kara Walker and her Contemporary Vision Award at the SF MOMA next month.

 

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Fire

Fire

My last blog post was May 9th, and then such a whirlwind of activities and work began that I lost sight of this moment of reflection and writing about our farm.  We've had some big things happen this summer, most notably, a wildfire that forced us to evacuate our farm and once returned, live in the nearly unlivable conditions of smoke and soot-filled air.   

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Chicken Tenders

Chicken Tenders

As a new farmer and former vegetarian, I am grappling with the question of whether I will continue to eat chicken once we have chickens of our own.

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Take what you eat and eat what you take OR Use what you've got

Take what you eat and eat what you take OR Use what you've got

I thought about Bill and his philosophy of using what you have on hand and not taking more than you need today when I was taking photos of Simon's work on the chicken house.  We have been so fortunate to have so much wood and materials here on the farm leftover from previous owner's projects and just the accumulation of the years of use of this place. 

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Table to Farm, Farm to Table

Table to Farm, Farm to Table

In the last couple of weeks, the topic of food service, and my long history with it has come up and it's got me thinking about my long, windy path that lead to Peace and Plenty Farm.  I waitressed in San Francisco for decades, yes decades.  Some of those years, I was doing plenty of other things: going to school, raising my daughter, launching my catering business, but a good handful of those years, I was just waiting (borrowing from Debra Ginsberg's book of the same title for that zinger).  

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Supporting the Arts

Supporting the Arts

We are all about supporting the local food and art movement.  Are you shopping for a gift for someone special...planning ahead for Mother's Day?  Check out the lovely work of Elana Gabrielle.

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