This Week’s Harvest
Red Leaf Lettuce
We can’t manage 30 acres, run a 225 member CSA, go to Farmer’s Market and sell wholesale through Great Rivers Organics by ourselves. No way! We need a crew to help and this year the farm is in great hands. We have partnered with The Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association (OEFFA) to host interns on the farm who are participating in a Begin Farming Program. OEFFA is doing great work to encourage and support young people (or older folks who are looking for a career change) enter the field of farming and the Begin Farming Program is one of several ways they address this work. 3 (soon to be 4) people are working on our farm this season through the program and will also participate in several webinars, farm tours, and field days with other interns across the state in hopes of addressing their learning goals for possibly starting their own farms or working in a farm management position. Edible Ohio Valley just came out with their summer issue and OEFFA’s work is featured with contributions from Ben and a great picture of our crew planting potatoes!! A fun connection in our farm journey from apprentice to teacher is that the farmer we interned with in Illinois helps direct a similar program in the upper midwest and OEFFA has used her expertise in creating Begin Farming. We are lucky we apprenticed on the farms we did to give a solid foundation on which to grow. We hope the apprentices at Mile Creek this year have a similar experience!
Charred Broccolini and Escarole Salad (substitute scallions for red onions)
Roasted Carrots and Beets with Lentils
Lettuce Wraps (so many good ones to choose from!)
Coming Up Next Week (Our Best Guess)…….. Scallions, Radishes, Broccoli, Kale, Carrots, Summer Squash, Butter Lettuce, Mustard Greens, and more!