High-Quality Organic Produce from the Beautiful Pownal Valley
Friday, June 3, 2011
Harvest Season is Here
Kelly and Ariel harvesting radishes.
We are finally into full-swing of the harvest season. All of this gorgeous sunny weather means that our crops are doing well and we have a lot of food to offer both our CSA members and our customers. That makes us so happy.
Nick harvesting broccoli
On top of our normal harvest these days, we have also been frequenting the strawberry patch, avidly picking the first-to-ripen berries. They have slowed down a bit with the cooler weather in the last couple of days, but they are definitely ripening and they are so tasty! But we know for sure that the crop will be prolific this year because the patch is just loaded with unripe berries and it is just a matter of time before they all pop. (I can't stop thinking of strawberry jam, and strawberry pie!)
Haukerai radishes soaking
Along with harvest comes lots of time in the packing shed, washing and organizing the vegetables before they go out to the public. The packing shed is a very important place. Not only is it necessary to wash our amazing soil off the produce (it is definitely not dirt!), but it is also the place where we monitor quality, check bunch sizes, finalize our counts, and pack wholesale orders. It's fun!