Saturday morning started out foggy and overcast, perfect weather for picking tomatoes. Seventy families gathered by the packing shed and together we all walked out to the tomato gardens. Ripe Roma tomatoes hung heavy on the vines. Within forty five minutes over 2000 pounds had been picked by tomato u-pickers. The sun began to burn through the clouds and the humidity and temperature rose. By this time bags and buckets of tomatoes were leaving the farm, destined for sauce and salsa.

Tomato U-Pick last Saturday morning.

Tomato U-Pick last Saturday morning.

20th Annual Corn Boil

Sunday afternoon was a lovely time to enjoy fresh picked sweet corn and a most fantastic pot luck while sitting on the lawn, taking in the beauty of the farm.

CSA members harvesting sweet corn.

CSA members harvesting sweet corn.

Grandpa David teaching Paavo how to harvest corn.

Grandpa David teaching Paavo how to harvest corn.

Paavo knows that the best way to eat Vermont Valley sweet corn is raw!

Paavo knows that the best way to eat Vermont Valley sweet corn is raw!

Slathering butter on that fresh sweet corn. Delicious!

Slathering butter on that fresh sweet corn. Delicious!

A good time was had by all at the Corn Boil.

A good time was had by all at the Corn Boil.

Yum. Each year everyone makes such fantastic dishes to pass, using lots of their fresh farm produce.

Yum. Each year everyone makes such fantastic dishes to pass, using lots of their fresh farm produce.

Sweet corn happiness with a back drop that can’t be beat.

Sweet corn happiness with a back drop that can’t be beat.

Thank you Tom; for boiling the corn and for being such an asset to the crew this summer. Have a good year at college and see you next summer. And thanks to Hilary, wonderful part-time employee, and her friend for helping.

Thank you Tom; for boiling the corn and for being such an asset to the crew this summer. Have a good year at college and see you next summer. And thanks to Hilary, wonderful part-time employee, and her friend for helping.

Barb