We were lucky at The Farm as Hurricane Irene whipped through the area last weekend. Sadly, many other farms in the northeast cannot say the same. Many farms in Vermont have suffered a great deal and a number of relief funds have been set up to help them recover. You can learn more about some of the damages and how to help here.
Our only major damage at our farm occurred out in the rows of German Cavern tomatoes, which were unable to stand up to the wind and rain. On Monday morning, the most southern row had blown over a bit…
…but thanks to our visit that afternoon from students participating in Stonehill’s “Into The Streets” (ITS) service program, even that problem was soon remedied.
Student Farmer Michelle and I welcomed over 40 freshmen participating in ITS day.
They helped us harvest tomatoes, summer squash, turnips and beets…
…wash freshly harvested produce…
…and weed four 200 foot rows of carrots.
We are happy that the students of Stonehill have returned and welcome you all to come join us as we plant, weed, harvest and deliver our organic produce.
You can fill out the information form found under the “Volunteer” tab on this blog, email us, or stop by.
A huge thank you to all of the organizers and students who participated in ITS Day!
See you all at the farm soon.