Hello folks! Summer appears to have finally arrived with temperatures approaching the mid 20s. With the warmth we now have tomatoes, beans and squash coming on.
This week’s boxes have some fruit – white currants from our berry patch and transparent apples from our neighbours – Welcome Bay Farm.
I expect that the currants will provide a bit of a culinary challenge. We encourage you to use the farm website/blog to share your creations/ideas/recipes with your fellow ‘share-holders.’ We’ve been a bit remiss in our use of the website to share recipes and idea. The truth is that we’re just too busy. We’ve also been too busy to organize work bees and the like here on the farm – supportive activities that are part of most CSA/box programs.
We’d still love for this to happen. As a start, let us know if you would be interested/able to help out. We always could use some help weeding and cleaning up on the farm. Weekday mornings are best – Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays – but we’re open to other times as well.
It’s been a pretty challenging year for us – what with the weather and all. Farming – while one of the greatest jobs – is also one of the most challenging. One of the biggest challenges that we face – particularly around this time of year – is burnout. Working long hours – often alone – can get to you after awhile, especially if make the mistake of figuring out how much you are making per hour. For a small operation like ours, we just don’t produce enough to be able to take on additional staff.
Which is a long-winded way of saying we would welcome any additional help :).
Enjoy the fruits and veg of our labours!