The FarmScythe SchoolThe BakeryOur MissionGift EconomyHelp OutNewsletters Greetings Friends and Neighbors, The fourth to last Friday Soup and Bread Gift Distribution arrives and turns into an extravagant affair. The Distro band forms a quartet to serenade Father Sun as he drops below the Western Hills. The bouquet on the table includes riotous red Sumac and…

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The FarmScythe SchoolThe BakeryOur MissionGift EconomyHelp OutNewsletters Photo: John Hadden Greetings Friends and Neighbors, South Wind howls in the treetops, ushering in unseasonably warm nights and mild, moist days. If not for the lengthening darkness and the autumnal display on the hillsides, one could mistake the season for another. The Valley is postcard perfect this…

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The FarmScythe SchoolThe BakeryOur MissionGift EconomyHelp OutNewsletters Photo: Ben Sklar Greetings Friends and Neighbors, The arrival of a terminal diagnosis in our midst grabs us by the shoulders and gives a shake. If you’re reading this you are most likely still breathing. I notice my own breath, moving quietly as I write. Can we ever…

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The FarmScythe SchoolThe BakeryOur MissionGift EconomyHelp OutNewsletters Greetings Friends and Neighbors, In-creeping Darkness and Cold leave nothing untouched here at the Farm. The green landscape, clad in summer’s finery, begins to disrobe. A rambunctious, fiery descent – from lush and lavish to leaf-bare, austere. How do we say farewell to something so precious – the…

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The FarmScythe SchoolThe BakeryOur MissionGift EconomyHelp OutNewsletters Greetings Friends and Neighbors, Nearly sixty neighbors of all ages gathered in a circle in the hay meadow last Sunday evening for our Community Conversation, where we took time to honor and give voice to what has been and also began the process of imagining what could be. …

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The FarmScythe SchoolThe BakeryOur MissionGift EconomyHelp OutNewsletters Photo: Ben Sklar Greetings Friends and Neighbors, Three bits of logistical news: We return to weekly Soup and Bread Gift Distribution this Friday 9/10, 4-6pm. Join us each Friday this month for fresh Bread and homemade Soups, assembled from carefully grown and gleaned ingredients. The Brush Brook Soup…

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The FarmScythe SchoolThe BakeryOur MissionGift EconomyHelp OutNewsletters Photo: Evan Hoyt Greetings Friends and Neighbors, Words are powerful business. In a time of digitally-distanced-living, could it be true that the words we choose to type and speak extend ever-more-potent influence upon the world? The word spell – invoking magical power and influence, even dark deception –…

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The FarmScythe SchoolThe BakeryOur MissionGift EconomyHelp OutNewsletters Greetings Friends and Neighbors, This is Evan writing today – I hope you don’t miss Adam too much as we share the joy and labor of producing this newsletter! It’s been a pleasure to hear responses and reactions to Erika’s and Ava’s writing from last week. Please know…

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The FarmScythe SchoolThe BakeryOur MissionGift EconomyHelp OutNewsletters Photo: Ben Sklar Hello Friends and Neighbors, This is Erika writing to you today. For those of you I haven’t met, I am a member of the Farm Team. You’ll often find me around the gift stand or in the gardens tending to veggies – come say hi!…

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The FarmScythe SchoolThe BakeryOur MissionGift EconomyHelp OutNewsletters Photo: Dick Mitchell Greetings Friends and Neighbors, Adam here. I was asked to do an interview with Ric Cengeri for his radio show Vermont Viewpoint last week. You can listen to the interview HERE. Ric had clearly done some research on the Farm and asked some interesting questions,…

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