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happy friday! ~ omelet with broccoli, mushrooms, olives, sun-dried tomatoes and cheddar cheese ~ may 6, 2011

what with tim’s new work and class schedule, we rarely have breakfast together anymore. today is one of those few lazy mornings where we can both kick back, relax, and enjoy each other’s company over breakfast. tim requested my nationally renowned omelettes and so I whipped this up with odds and ends from the refrigerator. the secret: only two eggs. i’ve got a couple of secrets i’m keeping up my sleeve, so if you want to know, you’ll have to swing on by so I can show you live and in person.

tim returns to pitcher mountain csa ~ stoddard, nh ~ 24aug10

BACK EAST TO EDEN

for 6 long, beautiful, intense years, tim was the farmer for pitcher mountain csa. perched on the flank of pitcher mountain in stoddard, nh, the farm was the source of joy and beauty, stress and frustration. i met tim during his last two years of farming there and when i began to go up to visit with and help him out with farm chores, i was overwhelmed by the scope of the endeavor. by the time he left, tim (and a small team of interns) was responsible for starting, planting, growing, nurturing and harvesting about two acres of local, organic vegetables; enough to feed 120 local families.

the decision to leave pmcsa did not come easily for tim. after pouring so much of his soul into this rocky patch of windswept soil, he wasn’t sure what would be left to define him if he gave it up. this cold day in august was the first time tim had returned to pmcsa during harvest season in almost two years. since he left, there have been three other farmers and the scale of the operation has diminished considerably. the dozens of raised beds that he so lovingly crafted have been tilled under, the years of constant weeding have been all but undone. but more important than the changes that have occurred is the simple fact that pitcher mountain csa is still going strong. tim has left a beautiful legacy for his community. i am so proud of what he accomplished on pitcher mountain and what he has accomplished since letting it go.