There were several baseball size zucchini bats and lots of softball size globe top turnips to contend with on the Wednesday glean. These just happen to be located in what we call Left Field…are you getting the joke? Deirdra and Olivia let me set them up to make the point. Batter up! The ... Click to read more.
I have been adding photos of the beautiful flower bouquets made by our volunteers to my weekly report for most of the summer. I would like to give a shout-out to Morning Glory Natural Foods store in downtown Brunswick–the destination of these flowers and a Partner with us in feeding our community! In 2019, Morning ... Click to read more.
I can’t believe that I am already writing about dismantling some of our tomato plants. These plants are tired and have stopped producing, so out they go to make room for one final lettuce planting. (Wasn’t I just writing about harvesting so much lettuce?) We had interplanted leeks with the rows of tomatoes, so now ... Click to read more.
This week I was fortunate to have a friend travel all the way from Southern Indiana to enjoy some of her summer in Vacationland with me. The plan was for two of my Hoosier friends to travel together, but Mel broke her ankle in five places, so Teresa had to travel alone (sorry Mel!). I ... Click to read more.
Well, our Monday was fairly normal with a morning harvest and sending out 349.71 pounds of food. It could have been a higher total, but the gleaners were down 4 people and that can make a really big difference. We would not be able to operate without these partnerships and we do try to help ... Click to read more.
I was going to use this header next week since we still had Sophia to help us and next week we will be empty (intern) nesters. I shifted the call for help because the need for help has also shifted. Harvesting has jumped from 500 pounds a week to almost 500 pounds per gleaning. We ... Click to read more.
Yes, this was the weekend for our once a year Farmyard Jam. But before we get to that there is a lot of other news to report. We are still planting! The Rimel greenhouse is now full of Swiss chard, cucumbers, so many marigolds and this crazy summer squash called tromboncino that I think looks ... Click to read more.
Well, not sure about gloom of night, but we have harvested in the other 3 conditions and Monday was a true test of our team and our Monday gleaners. The skies opened up and dumped on everyone. Here are some photos showing everyone totally drenched as they packed up the boxes for delivery. They persevered ... Click to read more.
Oh my gosh–it was a hot week. The squash plants were busting through their row covers, and it was time to let them out. As we peeled back the row covers, you could almost hear them breathe a sigh of relief while stretching out their long stems and extra large leaves. I didn’t mean to ... Click to read more.
Sometimes you just have to bring out the heavy equipment to get the job done. The interns didn’t believe me when I said I was bringing in my electric chainsaw to finish cleaning out the Rimol greenhouse. Sandy the sunflower and her many friends needed to make a move to the compost pile to go ... Click to read more.