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 Arden and Michael this summer in order to get hands-on experience and learn about the local, organic, food movement in the area. I am a rising senior at Randolph College and am majoring in global studies and sociology with a focus in environmental development and I think this type of work is a great way to get my foot in the door. A few of my favorite hobbies are hiking, kayaking, rock climbing…pretty much anything outdoors. Finally, after three weeks, I am able to introduce myself to you all a little bit, and I hope to meet you sometime this summer, if I haven’t already, and get to know you all more and learn about why you decided to join the local food movement.
Well, that’s enough about me, on to the garden. Week four of CSA began for me bright and early this Tuesday morning with the usual chores like watering the greenhouse, feeding the animals, and collecting the eggs. It’s always nice to be out in the garden early while the sun isn’t bright and beating overhead. Yesterday, we harvested an assortment of greens, roots, and herbs for you all and for Wednesday market. We harvested our traditional salad mix, rainbow chard, kale, cilantro, dill, and much much more. It is also the first time this summer that we have harvested garlic. It took a while to wash all the garlic we harvested so don’t be surprised if we still smell like it come Saturday, but it is completely worth it for fresh produce as I am sure you all would agree.
This week, we will be back out in the garden managing all the beds, planting more vegetables, and weeding those already there in preparation for more CSA bags and THREE MARKETS!!! Last weekend was the first time we were able to take part in three markets so we are very excited. Even though it means bigger and longer harvests, it means we can provide even more people with our delicious produce.
Well, that’s it for this week, and I hope you all enjoy your vegetables, bread, and eggs. I’m sure you are all finding it interesting and fun to try and come up with brand new recipes for brand new vegetables you all get. Anyway, enjoy your pick up and hopefully I will see you all sometime.