Farm news Aug 05/2019

We’ll have the following veggies this week:

lettuce, spinach, chard, kale, carrots, beets, onions, beans, cucumbers, zucchini, broccoli, broccolini, cabbage, eggplant, tomatos, dill, cilantro, parsley, basil, hot peppers and green onions

On the farm this week:

I think tomato season is beginning!   We had our first big harvest from the field today.  Here’s Sarah in the washstation with the tomatoes and all the other veggies she washes.  Somehow she can wash and pack the veggies as fast as 5 of us can harvest them.   Right now all the veggies are getting heavy and she lifts about 1000 lb of veggies several times a day, first to wash them, then to pack them then to put them in the cooler and then to load them in the truck.

It was hot this week!    We often have a breeze so it never feels that hot but last week it was calm and humid and everyone was very sweaty.  We have head dunking bin in the washstation now to cool down,  but I think I dunked my head in the wrong bin and lost my headband, so if anyone finds it in the zucchini bin you’ll get a free zucchini!

And speaking of lifting things,  here’s a big rock that we hit digging carrots that I could barely lift into the tractor.  I’m guessing  it weighed around 150 – 200lb.   But then Karyl picked it up and put it back in the tractor like it was nothing!  I’m  pretty sure a lot of men twice her size wouldn’t have lifted it so easily.   And today we hit another really big rock.  So we’ll go back later and see can see if she can repeat the feat!

The other big news is that we have bright pink fanny packs now.  Having enough pockets is always a challenge on the farm.  We have knives, elastic bands, lists and walkie talkies that sometimes get dropped/lost.  So we’re trying fanny packs. But someone was saying last week that the more practical/convenient something is the less fashionable it is and that fanny packs are super practical (i.e super unfashionable).   But I don’t want to be the only one wearing fanny packs, so whoever shows up to the pick up with a fanny pack gets a free lb of vegetables (2 lb if it’s pink).  And if you really want to be practical like me wear socks and crocks/sandals as well for double the free veggies!

That’s it for this week.

See you soon!

Jonathan, Sarah, Irina, Shenggang, Kelsey, Karyl and Danielle