The sun and rain are working together beautifully this season.
We have already harvested over 450 pounds of produce including zucchini, summer squash, radishes, lettuce, garlic scapes, chard, kale, and collards.
Student farmers, Greg, Gabby, and Sean, enthusiastically plant, weed, harvest, make deliveries, and help lead the staff and student volunteers. Last week volunteers Lauren, Laura and Hilary spent their Friday afternoon “hilling the potatoes” with nutrient rich compost.
In the neighboring field, more volunteers planted our second succession of zucchinis and cucumbers.
The Farm feels the most alive on these volunteer days – typically Friday afternoons – when the fields are filled with the energy of student and staff volunteers, the ripening vegetables, and the ever-present sun.
The plants respond quickly to the heat and we are now working hard to keep the tomatoes staked, strung, and supported. In a few weeks, if all goes well, we will be harvesting cherry tomatoes!
By the close of this week most of our seedlings will have found their home in the fields. We will then strive to keep up with their needs as we weed and water them until it is time to harvest and deliver the crops to our partners.
In time, the harvest will turn hues of sugar snap pea green to tomato red and pumpkin orange. For now, we enjoy the rainbow of color afforded by our flowers and invite you to order a bouquet to bring the warmth of the field into your home or office!