We think that in addition to growing food for our community, it’s important for youth to be able to learn on our farm. In that spirit, two AP Human Geography classes from James River High School ventured here for a field trip this week. In addition to a tour, lots of Q&A, investigating, and enjoying the warmth of our greenhouses on the very chilly morning, these students got to do some work.
We were so engaged with their questions and keeping their bodies busy that we didn’t capture any photos of all these teenagers here! But look at this work that they did —
They spread compost on beds. They mulched potatoes. They spread compost in the orchard.
They also weeded and spent plenty of time observing chicken behavior. We’re grateful for their presence and contributions!
This week’s harvest includes:
Head Lettuce (Red Curly), Green Leaf Lettuce (bagged), Hearty Mix, Kale (tender, greenhouse grown), Hakurei Turnips, Salad Mix, Scallions, Tokyo Bekana (bunched)…and Eggs, Multigrain Bread, Pepper Jelly, and Transplants (multiple varieties of tomatoes, plus kohlrabi, chinese cabbage, and kale)
We will be at to the South of the James market this weekend. Market Share CSA members may place an order for pick up at the SOJ Market (in addition to the Brandermill/Good Health Herbs pick up option), or simply show up at our booth to spend your credit. If you wish to order, choose your selection through our Online Store.
Spring Farm Tour: THIS Saturday, April 27th, 4:00 pm. Learn about small-scale, sustainable agriculture as we show you around our farm. We will point out what your food looks like while growing in the ground and share our methods for growing. Family friendly. No fee. Please, no pets. We hope you will join us! Driving directions on our website.
(Relatively near to us is Avery’s Branch Farm, providing milk and beef, poultry, pork, and eggs. They have a tour at 2:00. We recommend making an afternoon out of combining the two farm tour events!)