Industrial Harvest


What happened to the flour, part 1 by sarah kavage
December 21, 2010, 11:04 pm
Filed under: baking, project updates, where the flour went

Just the other day, Rob reminded me that I have yet to do much reporting back on the responses received from the Industrial Harvest flour recipients.  He told me (quite emphatically), “you need to get on it before people forget completely.”  Spoken like the archivist he is.  He’s so right, of course, and so should be properly credited with giving me the kick in the ass I needed.

So, without further ado, here’s a selection.  I’m going to try to make this a daily thing for the next few days, just to catch up and to get everybody in the holiday spirit of sharing and giving and stuff.  These first few emails are from the folks at WormFarm Institute in Wisconsin, a rural art and agriculture center.  They took several hundred pounds of flour when I came into town as part of the “Women In Grains” show this summer (and they may still be using it!).

From: K –
To: sarah@gogoweb.com;
Date: Tue, August 24, 2010 7:38:30 AM
Cc:
Subject: industrial harvest

hi Sarah,
Here are a couple of pictures of what we have been making with your flour back in the barn. We have been enjoying it immensely, and every time we make something new I am determined to remember to photograph it, but have only been successful these two times. But, we have made peach cobbler, apple crisp, bread (constantly), biscuits, english muffins, pancakes, pies, Pete made pasta from scratch, which I think he documented, I will get those images from him. Just wanted to let you know it has been nourishing us, and others on the farm.  I’ll send more pictures as I remember.
K –

English Muffins at Worm Farm

English Muffins at Worm Farm

totally pro-looking Worm Farm Bread

totally pro-looking Worm Farm Bread

From: K –
To: sarah kavage
Sent: Sat, August 28, 2010 10:29:25 AM
Subject: kolache

Hi Sarah,
Julia, our newest artist in residence made these kolaches for a communal dinner — filled with a date almond filling!

K –

Kolache at wormfarm

Kolache at wormfarm

On 9/1/10, sarah kavage wrote:

K –
thanks for sending this & the other reports on the flour! I’m so glad you all are able to use it – and the results look delicious.  My husband is Czech, and their kolaches are larger flat round 1-tier cakes with fruit mixed into the cake batter. This must be the Polish version?  Date
almond  filling – yum.

s
________________________________

From: K –
To: sarah kavage
Date: Wed, September 1, 2010 3:05:03 PM
Cc:
Subject: Re: kolache

Sarah,
Julia, one of our residents, who made it is actually half-czech. She said that two of her great grandmothers made two different kinds of
kolaches … so I guess there are multiple kinds. It was delicious! Just dropped off flour at the food pantry today.

K –

From: wormfarm
To: sarah kavage
Date: Thu, September 2, 2010 7:16:36 PM
Cc:
Subject: Fw: Amish Bread

Hi Sarah,
Below an attached is information and an image for Industrial Harvest. Kenneth Yoder’s family made 50 loaves of bread for one of the local food pantries. This is the second delivery.   Another sack will make pastries for a Catholic Rural Life conference I’ve gotten involved with (there’s a local food component). I’ll try to get some pix from that.

One of our CSA shareholders (3# bags) works at the Boys & Girls Club and showed kids how to make healthy cookies.  She said she would send you a note.
Great piece,
J –

—– Original Message —–
From: M –
To: wormfarm
Sent: Thursday, September 02, 2010 5:10 PM
Subject: Amish Bread

This is for J – I took this photo Wednesday morning of the Food Pantry officers with the 24 loaves of bread that the Amish made and donated to the Food Pantry.  They are from left to right:  JF, PN, MD and GJ.

We went out to the Amish farm on Tuesday late afternoon to pick it up.  Hope this is helpful.
Sincerely, M –

Amish-baked bread for the Reedsburg Food Pantry

Amish-baked bread for the Reedsburg Food Pantry

If you are were a recipient of flour, consider this inspiration and a reminder to send me pictures and emails of what you did with it.  You can also post to the Industrial Harvest Facebook page OR to the flickr group.  Thanks to the many folks who have already sent me their reports!  They make my day every time.

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