Life, Faith and Urban Farming

The life and happenings of an unconventional pastor and urban farmer living in the city with a family of five.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Week Two of Our CSA

There are a lot of blogs about how people use their CSA shares from different farms around the country. This is the first year that Garfield Community Farm is attempting to do our own CSA for 15 people. Last night was our second week. Our intern Brad spent all day, literally working at the farm, harvesting, cleaning and preparing all the vegetables. BB and I probably each worked about six hours with him. All this in the rain. It was a great day though, we're doing it, growing food, harvesting it and getting into peoples hands on a weekly basis. We definitely have some kinks to work out, I'm sure we'll be short some weeks (probably soon as we wait for summer crops to start coming in), and we could be totally wiped out if this rainy weather continues - fears of Late Blight loom everywhere. But for now, things are going great. In the picture you see tarragon, beets, kohlrabi, lemon balm (with a tea recipe), strawberries, mesclun mix, and collards. Next week we're hoping to harvest raspberries, mulberries, radish, romaine lettuce, mesclun mix, collards and/or Kale, and who knows, maybe something else I'm not thinking of.

1 comment:

suzannah @ so much shouting/laughter said...

looks fantastic! we've got lots of greens growing now, too, and fresh salads are the best:)