Greetings Friends and Neighbors,
With the Sun high in the sky and summer coming on, we are very excited to invite you to a Hand Mowing Demonstration during Bread and Soup Distribution on Friday afternoon – 4-6pm. ‘Hand mowing’ refers to the ancient craft of cutting grass with a Scythe, a tool consisting of a curved, feather-like steel blade attached to a long wooden handle, or ‘snath.’ You may have seen one slung over the grim reaper’s shoulder. This Valley is home to a group of avid hand mowers who will gather Friday to lay down some grass in a near-silent, exhaust-free, methodical, human-powered procession. It is a magnificent thing to behold, and I would strongly recommend taking a walk over there when you come for Bread and Soup. There will be pitchforks available for those who would like to try their hand at spreading(or ‘tedding’) the grass behind the Mowers.
We also have a request for you. Would you be willing to make a financial gift to support the work of the Farm and Bakery? We have received gifts of $1560 out of a total June budget of $5300, leaving $3740 to cover expenses for the month with 13 days left to go. All of the food produced at the Farm and Bakery is given away on Fridays. Thus, we are 100% funded by personal gifts from our neighbors and friends. Thank you for your consideration. Scroll down for detailed information on the budget (what does the money pay for?) and how to make a gift.
Here is what you will find in this letter:
- SOUPS THIS WEEK – Please bring containers from home.
- INVITATION: FOOD DISTRIBUTION DETAILS
- BUDGET UPDATE
With Great Care,
Adam and the Brush Brook Community Farm Team
Two soup offerings this week:
- Brush Brook Soup – Creamy Pureed Spring Greens (Spinach, Nettles, Lambs Quarters and Herbs), Beef Bone Broth, Butter.
- Veggie Soup– Pureed Sweet Potatoes, Turnips, Garlic and Cherry Tomatoes from last summer.
We will be FILL YOUR CONTAINERS for you, as to ensure safe handling. Please bring quart or pint containers (Plastic yogurt-style or glass wide-mouth canning jars) from home. Do you have extra yogurt containers to help us create a stash for those who forget to bring one with them when they arrive?
INVITATION: FOOD DISTRIBUTION DETAILS
Friday 6/19, 4:00pm – 6:00 pm
Brush Brook Community Farm & Running Stone Bread
4582 Main Road, Huntington, VT.
Bread Varieties this week: Mountain Bread, Polenta, 3 Seed, Rye, Sprouted Grain, Backcountry Loaf (gf)
Would you consider coming by for a loaf for your household, and possibly one to drop off to someone on your way home?
BUDGET UPDATE: Thank you for Considering the June Budget
Many heartfelt thanks to all who have responded to these invitations by sending in Financial Gifts. If you would like to support our work, you can mail checks made out to Brush Brook Community Farm to PO Box 202, Huntington, VT, 05462, bring gifts to the Bread and Soup Stand, or donate through the website.
Brush Brook Community Farm and Bakery – June Budget
|June (gifts as of 6-10)|
|Financial Gifts - Thank you!||$ 1560.00|
|Estimated Expenses for June|
|Bread Ingredients & Packaging||$ 1,115.50|
|Bakery Overhead (Insur., Electric, etc.)||$ 555.86|
|Bakery Rent||$ 300.00|
|Farm Expenses||$ 1,051.76|
|Farm/Bakery Team Requested Gifts|
|Adam Wilson Personal Living (full time)||$ 648.08|
|Adam Wilson Rent||$ 200.00|
|Erik Weil Rent/Housing||$ 500.00|
|Collin McCarthy Utilities||$ 100.00|
|Bakery Deferred Maintenance Fund||$ 400.00|
|Estimated Federal/State Taxes||$ 351.22|
|Paypal Fees||$ 75.00|
Support the Farm & Bakery
The operations of Brush Brook Community Farm & Bakery are maintained by neighborly working hands and financial gifts. Your generous monetary support propels the gift of food forward to those open to receiving it.