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The Chicks

Posted 7/19/2020 8:35pm by David Zemelsky.

Who doesn't like the Dixie Chicks?  A lot of angry people, that's who.  People who felt betrayed by  them expressing their opinion of  then President George W. and his handling of the war in Iraq.  Remember?  Images in the media of people burning, stomping on and rolling over with a steam roller, countless of their cds.  The Dixie Chicks were well hated for a long time.  And many of those fans are never coming back.  I support their decision to speak up for what they believed in, even if it meant a loss of fan base.  Their actions say clearly to me that there are just too many other important things in life to worry about consequences.  There have been so many times in my life when I choose silence because it seemed the easiest thing to do at the time.  As time goes on, I want to make sure that silence as a means to avoid conflict is not part of my vocabulary.  John Lewis throughout his brave and productive life never backed down or remained silent in the face of his adversaries.  I'm sure that the Dixie Chicks drew a lot of inspiration from his example. 

Which leads me to their shorten new name,"The Chicks".  I never gave the "Dixie" part of their name a second thought.  That fact is a good example of how racism crept into my life there and probably in a whole lot of other places.  With their new album, after over 14 years, they've renewed their dedication to being brave,bold, confident women who are going to speak their truth no matter what. Its a welcomed sight for me.  They sound great, too.

Joel, Jen and I would like to thank all of you for many things, but right now specifically for your diligence in wearing mask when coming to the shed and the market.   The mask is your way of protecting fellow citizens from the possibility of you spreading the virus.  So when you see someone with a mask on, they're helping you.  Those without mask don't believe the science in front of them.  They very well might be the same people who ride motorcycles without helmets. Wonder if that's true?  I've never understand the  wisdom of going helmet-less.  Do you?

In the meantime, we're seeing more and more tomatoes, but still not that waterfall that we look for.  Its coming.  There are so many green heirlooms!  We'll be offering them, hopefully in the shed this weekin prepriced containers for at least the Wednesday pre order.  Maybe more for Friday and Saturday.  Its just hard to predict. As for the cherries and juliets, if they're sold out at the time you order, please try back later because we're trying hard to make sure that all our venues, both the shed and farmer's markets are going to have tomatoes.  If you have to make two orders for the same day, that's not a problem.

I know that we're all having a difficult time with this pandemic.  And there are so many people who are not helping by not social distancing and using a mask around other people.  Please remember that we will get thru this and when we do, there is more and very essential work that still remains to be done.  The planet is still in need of critical new ways for it to be taken care of.  Let's not forget that post pandemic is not post-do nothing

I hope that you enjoy our food this week.  Good and real food helps everything about your life.  Everything.

Lastly, thank you one and all for allowing Star Light to be part of your life.  When you order, look for your email confirmation.  If you don't get it, try again.  And , of course, you're welcome to call us to help figure things out.  Generally, the system works without a hitch.

Have a great, safe, and peaceful week