We worked all day. It was a wonderfully productive day. The temperatures were not too hot and it remained overcast all day. This is perfect for vegetable harvest. Typically we only harvest in the morning because the afternoon sun is too warm for the vegetables, but we celebrated on Monday by harvesting all day! We harvested salad mix, lettuce heads, chard, zucchini, broccoli, kohlrabi, fennel, turnips and pearl onions. There was even time to weed the sweet potatoes and pumpkin fields and wash the salad mix. Vegetables don’t celebrate holidays so we can’t either, not if they fall on a weekday during the harvest season. Well we can celebrate, but not by taking a day off from working with the vegetables. David and Jesse baled hay and cultivated. And, we also transplanted 6,720 broccoli plants. What would have happened if we had decided to take the day off and have a picnic? I probably don’t even have to tell you. The work we do is quite different from most other jobs and that’s why we love it. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not always easy but we do get all of the winter holidays off!

Barb

 Swiss Chard harvest: 8 members of the Cambodian crew. I’m not going to name everyone because you can’t see faces very well.

Swiss Chard harvest: 8 members of the Cambodian crew. I’m not going to name everyone because you can’t see faces very well.

Fennel fire works! Vicki and Matt (worker shares), Abby, Eric J-Mo, Becca

Fennel fire works! Vicki and Matt (worker shares), Abby, Eric J-Mo, Becca

Lettuce head harvest: Becky, Eric, Abby, Georgia, Becca

Lettuce head harvest: Becky, Eric, Abby, Georgia, Becca

Kohlrabi harvest: Sarah (worker share), Georgia, Abby

Kohlrabi harvest: Sarah (worker share), Georgia, Abby

Washing salad mix, Georgia hard at work picking out any weeds that may have slipped in.

Washing salad mix, Georgia hard at work picking out any weeds that may have slipped in.