February 24, 2013
The Snow Moon was also called the Hunger Moon. It was traditionally the last part of winter when food stores were scraping the bottom and game was hard to find. Only the smoked or salted meat would be left and only the very long storing vegetables would be left in the root cellar. Grain and Beans might still be in small supply and fermented foods would be one of the main sources for such nutrients as vitamin C. It took some creativity on the part of the cook in the family to elevate dinner anywhere above boring. Whether it is good or bad that we no longer have to stretch our food stores can be up for debate. We can now run down to the grocery store and get whatever we need regardless of whether it is in season. Does this mean we take our food for granted? Do we value it less? Could there be a physiological purpose for eating the types of things that we would have been eating- bland, simple- at this time of year that we might be benefiting more from if we were to follow this model? We’ll discuss some of these issues around availability of food in conjunction with herbal models of beginning to flush the body of toxins in a cyclical fashion each year at this time of year.
Menu: appetizer- Sauerkraut Corned Beef Dip with Homemade Sourdough Crackers
salad- Spicy Sprouted lentil salad
main- Borscht with raw, cultured sour cream, fresh sourdough bread and local cheddar cheese
dessert- Chocolate Beet Mousse Torte
5:00 Mingling, meeting new friends and old…. and appetizers
5:30 Welcome! A short introduction to what’s currently happening on the farm and in nature’s rhythms. A tour will follow through farm and the kitchen to get in touch with how your dinner is being prepared.
6:15 Dinner is served!! We will sit at a community table- bring your conversation and questions!
7:15 Dessert- yes it CAN be done with traditional, whole foods ingredients!
7:45 Until next time!
Our farm store will be open following dinner and further discussion and questions are encouraged.
**Menu is tentative, we reserve the right to change the menu
**Contact us if you have any specific dietary concerns with the food that will be served. Adjustments can be made.