Week #9

We have finally arrived at tomato season, and man did I forget how quickly they go from zero to ninety (pounds) once July sets in! In the past week I have been reminded about all the aspects of growing tomatoes—the beautiful colors and interesting shapes of our heirloom varieties, the joy of eating a hot…

Week #8

The summer solstice has come and gone now, and things are still chugging along. Picking up steam, in fact. The first day of summer seems to be the pinnacle of plant (and weed) growth, but the work load on the farm peaks for us in the heady days of late July and early August. During…

Week #7

It’s been a glorious week, despite the unsettling weirdness of these recent weather patterns. I arrived back from the beach on Thursday in the middle of the deluge of 4” to hear from Michael that we had quarter-size hail too! I was anxious about the garlic needing to be harvested because it should not have…

Week #6

I hope that your week has gotten off to a good start. Mine actually got off to an even earlier start than normal. Usually my week starts with the harvest on Tuesday, but this week, I came in to work Monday since I took a day off last week to travel to Washington D.C. for…

Week #5

The heat is getting hotter, and we’re all doing our best to stay cool and adapt to the heat. Installing a window A/C unit in the kitchen has made baking much more bearable for me. We are doing our best to move the pigs and ducks into shady areas, but this has been trickier than…

Week #4

This week, I am writing the newsletter to let you know a little bit about myself and also to fill you in on what’s been going on at the garden. As you all know, or at least I hope you do, my name is Brian Anderson, I’m twenty-one years old, and I am interning with…

Week #3

It’s June and our garden is transitioning into summer. We have baby zucchini on the bush, little green tomatoes on the vine, and our nasturtiums, calendula, sunflowers, and zinnias all began to bloom. This past week was full of excitement. On Thursday we had 27 third graders from R.S. Payne come out for a field…

Week #2

I hope everyone enjoyed their shares from last week! We tried to supply you with mostly well-known veggies for the first week, but this week we are getting just a little more adventurous. Kohlrabi is one of my favorite vegetables and made it into this week’s bag. The alien-looking plant is closely related to cabbage…

Week #1

I am filled with exuberance and gratitude as I write this note to you! We have already had a wonderful start to our year. Some good heavy rains have left me feeling full, and I am sure that is a good omen for the rest of the growing season. We appreciated everyone who made time…