As any farmer will tell you, this is perhaps the busiest time of year on a produce farm. And as fate would have it, we have had a lull in the flow of interns to the farm. So what to do? Recently we put our heads together and came up with a plan for getting greenhouse starts in the ground with limited hands for planting.
We put the word out that we were having a "Planting Party" and our friends responded by coming to the farm and planting rows of basil, tomatoes and peppers. We are amazed at how the universe works and we always get what we need when we need it.
After a hard day's work on the farm, we ate like kings and queens: smoked venison, smoked chicken, roasted fresh radishes, squash casserole, lettuce salad, beet kimchi, and watermelon. The food tasted so much better because we shared it with friends who helped us in a pinch. Thank you, one and all, for making our farm work. From our C.S.A. members to our interns to our volunteers and friends, each of you are part of the web of life helping to sustain ourselves.