Friday, June 26, 2009

First Garden Farmer's Market

We debuted our first community garden farmer's market on Friday, June 26th. It was a great turn out with many employees, friends and community residents coming out to see the spread. We even had some late comers the next day (Saturday) wondering when it would be back. The answer? Every Friday through the Fall will will have a farmer present from 3-6 with seasonal produce (when we have a large harvest in the garden, we will be able to sell our own). For now, it's bringing healthy, nutritious and affordable produce to the community. A special thanks to Hunter Farms and Beechwood Farms for making this happen. See you on Friday!

Braddon from Beechwood came out with melons, green beans and corn.

Eric Hunter form Hunter Farms was there with freshly picked peaches and plums.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Work Day, May 30th

This past Saturday was another productive work day. We had lots of radishes to harvest as well as cilantro, sage and other herbs. We had a good turn-out as well with 18 participants. Thanks to all who came, plucked, weeded and watered - you were great company!

Taking a breather... Sylvia Vandross, LaShamrae, Charles, Sister Catherine, Adriana and Sister Mary Jane

Ms. Dot making some more room for her mixed greens. She is even starting a small garden at her own home!
Sister Mary Jane

Hey Robert!

Kimball mulching his plot.

Sister Mary Catherine with her freshly plucked radishes

Anne and Donna working on a trellis for their vine crops.

We think Anne was an engineer in her former life!