-This week continued to be quite busy at the farm. Fall cleanup and winterization is the least glamorous part of the yearly workload--pulling up landscape fabric, taking out trellising stakes, mulching garlic with leaves, moving frost blankets and sandbags and mowing crops that stopped producing are just a few tasks that kept us busy. This time of year everything is rotten, moldy, cold, dirty and wet. Anyone who thinks having a small farm is romantic has obviously never helped out during this time of year. I manage to stay amused by throwing rotten melons and tomatoes at my coworkers.
There is always so much physical and manual labor to do on the farm to grow and distribute vegetables. Each year our work is made possible by a small core of employees and contractors and a much larger army of volunteers. On any given week there are between 15-45 people helping out with harvest, field work. packing boxes, or overseeing our pick up locations. That is ALOT of people! Sometimes people think its just Jeff and I doing everything-which couldn’t be further from the truth. We are so thankful for this crew. People power is our secret weapon or magic power that allows us to produce a much higher quality product than the industrial food system. I believe this is not only because things are done by hand but also because they are done with heart.
We are excited to announce that next year we will place even more emphasis on our volunteer program. Stay tuned in the coming days to find out how you can help us with this! Thank you to everyone who has helped out this year at the farm in any capacity:
Joseph, Alyx, Gillian, Angie, Renee, Mikayla, Susan, Kathryn, Barb, Cory, Sarah, Andrew, Clarissa, Stephen, Sam, Scott, Tim, Robin, Theresa, Jillian, Alicia, Michael, Ken, Laura, Monica, Ryan, Jessica, Lynn, Jaime, Kate, Maria, Becky, Carmen, Rob, Anna, Alissa, Linda, Mackenzie, Jan, Chris, Linsey, Carly, Courtney, Kim, Greg, Jessie, Mia, Eli, Avi, Mordy