This week as I've been starting into the holiday season, I find I've been finishing a lot of the bounty from the growing season. The snow peas, so carefully frozen in June are now all gone. The shelled peas suffered the same fate a few weeks ago, and the blueberries....well, they didn't even make it into September. Each time I come to the end of a bag, or a jar, I have to sigh a little bit. Not only for the deliciousness that I won't experience again until the next growing season, but for each memory tied to that particular food or medicine.
So much of the world has lost this kind of meaningful connection with their food. I feel so very grateful to my CSA, Riverland Farms, for working incredibly hard to feed the people of my community. They have nourished our bodies and our souls! And truly, it gives real meaning to the celebration of the harvest. Hope your holiday is full of gratitude, and butternut squash!
p.s. Find a CSA near you! Sign-ups are happening now for the next season. Check out LocalHarvest.org and change your life!
I am constantly amazed by the healing power of yoga and herbs. They inspire me to heal, to write, to teach, and to keep exploring.