This Week’s Harvest

Farm News

Last week we said farewell to one of our summer crew members. Kelli teaches 4th grade at the kids Elementary school here in New Lebanon and was looking for a summer job. She had experience working on market gardens in northern Ohio so she knew what she was getting into. She really enjoyed working with everyone on the crew, our Spotify radio stations played over our new Bluetooth speaker in the packing shed, learning how to lift heavy things with her legs not her back, and eating the fruits of her labor. We really enjoyed her laugh, stories, enthusiasm, positivity, and desire to be helpful at all times!

One of Kelli’s jobs on squash harvest days was riding on the harvest wagon and receiving the squash as they traveled down the conveyor belt. She had to bin them up and then lift the full bins to the back of the wagon, grab an empty bin and repeat the process. On particularly heavy harvest days she’d fill and move 30 bins! We definitely hope Kelli joins us again for another summer! And while we have enjoyed all the teachers at Dixie elementary, I sure do hope Isla gets Kelli when she is in 4th grade!

Kelli bins up the squash. The conveyor method of harvesting was new this year and it is great!
Kelli helps plant the winter squash we will enjoy in the fall.

I plan to highlight all of our employees on the blog. The produce you enjoy was touched by everyone on the crew at some point–whether it be the seeding, the planting, the weeding, the harvesting or the washing. We are grateful to our employees- new and returning alike!


Garlicky Kale and Roasted Carrots with Tahini Sauce

Chinese Eggplant and Pork

Roasted Tomato Soup with Crispy Kale

Coming Up Next Week (our best guess…..) carrots, potatoes, kohlrabi, onions, tomatoes, watermelon, red bell peppers, sweet Italian peppers, sweet corn