August, a time when your farmers come up for air, take a look around, see weeds, and then proclaim that they're not sure if they are going to do this ever again, and then they go plant some more crops for the fall. Is this farming thing addictive? Could be..
|Your farmers are crazy about carrots. Thank you to shareholder Matthew Lester of Matthew Lester Photography!|
So the spring and early summer crops are finished up, the the hot weather crops are at their peak and we will soon enter a bit of lull until the fall crops come along. What to expect for fall? Cilantro will be back as well as baby carrots, arugula and beets, butternut squash, pumpkins, acorn squash, cabbage, broccoli, Napa cabbage, bok choi, sweet potatoes, dill, lettuce, corn for corn meal and decoration, and a host of other things.
This week we've been working on hoeing and weeding, Fox 43 is doing a story which follows the work day of Brian, one of the trainees here, Matthew Lester, a shareholder is doing a photo shoot of your farmers, onion, garlic, and potato preparation continues, I finished making an air lift pump in the shop to simplify how we get our liquid fish emulsion out of the barrel, and Bob finished the sign post showing locations around the farm.
Position at the farm: Farm Crew
Number of years working for Goodwill: 3 years
Favorite thing to grow at the farm: string beans
What we call him: The Delman
His nickname for Scott Breneman: Wabbit
What he wanted to be when he grew up: famous
One of Del’s favorite places is: Hershey park
Favorite sport to watch: baseball, he's possibly the Barnstormers number one fan.
If he could trade places with someone for a day: George Washington
Del’s family includes: his mom, dad and three brothers
Words of advice he would like to share: try hard
Favorite thing about the farm: picking beans, he picks circles around all of us
|Now we know where we're going! Thanks to Bob McClure|
Watermelon Feta Salad
1/2 red onion, chopped
1/2 cup feta cheese
1/3 cup fresh mint leaves, chopped
Enjoy the summer bounty!