Where I have been
This spring I started working at a small organic farm. At this farm, I learned all about market gardening. During the beginning of the season we spent most of our time starting seeds in the greenhouse, transplanting our starts, and doing quite of weeding. As the season went on it was finally time to begin harvesting. Each week we filled a CSA box for 32 lucky friends and neighbors with colorful organic produce, and once summer was in full swing we also began selling produce at local farmer’s markets.
Half of my week was spent at the garden, and the other half was spent at a wedding venue along the same road. I helped clean up, and set up for weddings, as well as maintain the landscape surrounding the venue. On the weekends I usually had one day off to play and rest, and one or two nights working during the weddings.
Overall this summer has been a wonderful experience. I am thankful to have so many learning opportunities, especially how to grow so much of my own food. As the summer season comes to a close, I am more than ready to break into fall. Which brings me to my next adventure of:
Where I am going
Fall is just around the corner with pumpkins ripening, leaves changing and crisp weather rolling in. My falls are equally as busy as summer if not more, but I love every bit of it. As the season changes the farm opens up its pumpkin patch and corn maze for field trips and to the public. I am excited to say I will be at the farm almost every day until Halloween. I have worked pumpkin patch season at this farm for many seasons and nothing is quiet better than driving out along the river lined with colorful trees in the morning, going to work to sell pumpkins to so many different families.
Where will the next season bring you?