Happy Autumn everyone! Today, I want to take some time to acknowledge what it means to step into fall, and also take a look back on the 2014 season here at Turtle Rock Farm. The Fall Equinox is a time of balance. The day and night are the same length, an equality of darkness and light. It seems that we all strive for balance in our lives, and this is a great time of year to focus on that, and embrace it! As we enter Fall, there is a visual reminder of impermanence and letting go, as the leaves fall from the trees and summer plants are pulled from the fields. Fall is a great time to reflect on everything that has been built over the spring and summer, everything that has grown. As we hold the lessons that we have learned over the season, we can now let go of that which we no longer need to carry into the winter. We can shed like the trees, we can devolve like the plants that turn brown with frost. We can finally take some time to rest.
It has been a remarkable season here at TRF. We want to thank all of you for your support and encouragement. Thanks for reading the blogs and thanks for trying our new products! We are feeling so good about the season, and where we have grown in just this short time. You can currently find our products in 6 stores! Jenn had a great time being part of the Yarmouth Market, and we are definitely excited about some growth next season. Stay tuned for more news on that!
As the temperature starts to drop, and summer crops are winding down, meal ideas start to turn towards warm and grounding, with winter squash soups and hearty root bakes at the forefront. While we don't have a new recipe to offer today, I though that I could share some great recipe resources for you to check out over the winter, while we are on break from weekly blogging. My go-to resource for interesting and healthful recipes is 101 Cookbooks by Heidi Swanson. Her photos are breathtaking and I think it is safe to say her entire kitchen is made of white marble. Check it out. Another fun site is Food 52. More than just recipes, there are contests, a hotline, and a shop to check out! If you are interested to see what a couple in Austin, Texas thinks about cooking healthy, check out Love and Lemons, another gorgeous site with great search options for special dietary needs.
As for our blog here at TRF, we are getting ready to give it a rest for the winter as well. I am going to be traveling and farming out West, and Jenn is going to be here is Maine finishing up the canning season with some exciting apple products. We'll both be dreaming about/planning for next season! In the photo grid below are links to the different recipes we have shared this season. Feel free to look through them, and clink on an image to check out the original post. We hope that you have enjoyed following along and we are looking forward to sharing more recipes in the Spring! Many blessings on a beautiful fall season.