Cathy Jane Jensen book signing at Plain Talk

Plain Talk Boooks & Coffee will host a book signing with local author Cathy Jane Jensen in support of her new work, Finding Aaron: a Spiritual Practice Beyond Belief, on Friday, June 14 from 3 pm to 5 pm. 

From the author:

"When I left Des Moines in 1973, no one could have convinced me then that I would return in 2017 to publish a book. Contrary to what many assume, it is NOT a heart-breaking tale of a mother coming to terms with grief at losing her only child, but a (finally) joyful tale of a mother's heart healing by refusing to come to terms with grief at all. The premise of the story: Believe nothing about death. Find out about it for yourself. 'Finding Aaron' shows you how."

Raccoon Forks Farms newsletter – June 11, 2019

Dear Friends and CSA Partners –

We hope this finds you well! It’s been a busy week at the Farms – of course, we could write that every week!

We’re continuing to plant: this week, we’re planting winter squashes, Brussels sprouts, more basil (we’ve already got a bunch of basil planted, but there’s no such thing as too much, right?), cabbages, and melons.

Okra, planted last week

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Raccoon Forks Farms newsletter – June 4, 2019

Dear Friends and CSA Partners –

Happy summer, and welcome to the start of our summer CSA season! This is the first of the weekly newsletters we’ll be sending you to accompany your shares. We’ll update you on what’s happening at the Farms, and we’ll include information on using, storing, and preserving your shares, with an emphasis on produce. We’ll also send you alerts and updates, as needed, such as when we’ll be delivering during the week of July 4th!

A couple of important reminders:

 - Please make sure that the shares you pick up have your name on them

 - If you have a vegetables share, please remember 1) to transfer the contents of the box into your own box or bags, 2) to unfold the CSA box, and 3) to leave the CSA box for us to pick up and re-use – thanks for doing this!

 - If you signed up for a fruit share, the first week of fruit will probably be in early July (we’ll keep you posted about that), and

 - Please share your favorite recipes for eggs, produce, and chicken with us so we can share them with the rest of the CSA group! And if you send us photos of the dishes you create, we’d love to include them in the newsletter!

If you have questions any time during the CSA season, please let us know.

Thank you again for participating in our CSA! You support us in our dual missions: offering employment and job-coaching to people with disabilities and mental illness; and farming sustainably to raise fresh, healthy, local, chemical-free food. We’re excited to share this year’s harvests with you!

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