We spend many hours of our week harvesting food. The next step in the process is to bring it into the packing shed. The following is a glimpse into our time spent in the packing shed on Wednesday. Note: Most of the vegetables pictured were also harvested on Wednesday. It was a busy day!

Chad and LaVina hydro cooling and counting broccoli. Broccoli is harvested early in the morning so it is as cool as possible when it comes in. We soak it in tubs of cold water to take out any remaining field heat and then count it into crates. After it is in crates we ice it. Keeping broccoli cold will increase its shelf life.

Chad and LaVina hydro cooling and counting broccoli. Broccoli is harvested early in the morning so it is as cool as possible when it comes in. We soak it in tubs of cold water to take out any remaining field heat and then count it into crates. After it is in crates we ice it. Keeping broccoli cold will increase its shelf life.

Eric and Ann bagging green beans. The beans are dumped into this table and pushed down the holes into waiting bags. Each bag is connected to a scale, so we can divide the number of pounds we deliver by the number of bags we fill.

Eric and Ann bagging green beans. The beans are dumped into this table and pushed down the holes into waiting bags. Each bag is connected to a scale, so we can divide the number of pounds we deliver by the number of bags we fill.

Brush washing tomatoes. All of the tomatoes we harvest go through a brush washer and get counted into crates. Once again, we take the number of tomatoes we harvest and divide them by the number of bags we will pack. This week we harvested over 11,000 tomatoes!

Brush washing tomatoes. All of the tomatoes we harvest go through a brush washer and get counted into crates. Once again, we take the number of tomatoes we harvest and divide them by the number of bags we will pack. This week we harvested over 11,000 tomatoes!

Bagging the tomatoes; the entire farm crew getting the job done. Lots of complicated math happens to figure out how to divvy out all of the colors of tomatoes, ensuring everyone gets a well-balanced bag.

Bagging the tomatoes; the entire farm crew getting the job done. Lots of complicated math happens to figure out how to divvy out all of the colors of tomatoes, ensuring everyone gets a well-balanced bag.

Unloading sweet corn from the wagon. The tractor pulls into the packing shed so the wagon can be as close to the cooler as possible.

Unloading sweet corn from the wagon. The tractor pulls into the packing shed so the wagon can be as close to the cooler as possible.

Cleaning garlic. Upstairs in the barn the Cambodian crew clips the stalks from garlic bulbs, the first step in cleaning them up for delivery.

Cleaning garlic. Upstairs in the barn the Cambodian crew clips the stalks from garlic bulbs, the first step in cleaning them up for delivery.