A recent report from the Surgeon General says that “our need for human connection is like our need for food and water: essential for our survival.” In other words, communing with other people is the best medicine – not only does it fulfill countless biological and emotional needs, but it also reduces your risk of dementia by 50%. The report also says that “The increased risk of premature death associated with social disconnection is comparable to smoking daily — and may be even greater than the risk associated with obesity.” At Our Table, our motto is Community Through Food. In our opinion, sharing food is the best excuse to gather with family, friends, neighbors, and strangers – it’s a health thing!
Meanwhile, the overnight shift in weather patterns from winter to early Summer has caused all life on the farm to go into overdrive (including us farmers.) The fruit trees all flowered at the same time; our blueberries literally bloomed overnight, the wasps are out in force, the birds are busy building nests, and everything is growing like its life depends on it. It’s really pretty awe inspiring if you think about it, this incredible will to life…
We have a whole lot of opportunities to gather on the farm (over food of course) this month. Check out the full calendar below and come join us! Click on the calendar to download a convenient printable version.
VEGGIE CSA ALMOST FULL
Community Supported Agriculture (or CSA) is a great way for you to invest in your community farm and get a share of the harvest in return. Once you’ve signed up, you come to the farm once a week and pick up your share. The share is not a pre-packed box but a “take what you want” style smorgasbord of the tastiest produce we grow. Sign up now! Our CSA is almost full for the year – we have under 15 slots available for Thursday pickups. Reserve your spot now!
U-PICK FLOWER BOUQUETS
April showers have definitely brought May flowers. Flowers are literally the organs of love for many plants and the age old dance of birds and bees always involves flowers! This year we’re going to reserve an entire section of our new flower garden for our new u-pick flower bouquet subscription. Learn more about this unique new program here.
BRUNCH @ OUR TABLE
Our mother’s day brunch on Sunday the 14th is sold out but you can still come enjoy a farm fresh brunch EVERY SATURDAY from 9am to 2pm. Check out the menu here.
Our Table Cooperative
13390 SW Morgan Rd
Sherwood, OR 97140