Lettuce impress you!

This week has been an eventful one on the farm, with lots of bed preparation, irrigation work, planting, and our first round of tomato pruning. Our summer production fields are starting to fill up, with cilantro, radishes, cucumbers, summer squash, and more tomatoes going in the ground this week, and corn scheduled for tomorrow. Although I love the cooler weather and reduced production during the winter, which gives me more time for planning and projects, there’s something about working on our full acreage in the summer that still feels really exciting. Larger planting blocks, more predictable weather (generally hot and dry), and the onset of the Farm Box CSA provide structure and efficiency, letting the farm crew really get in our groove.

This year has gone by so fast! Jason, Tien, and I on Tien’s last day.

As we head into the summer season, we are bringing on a whole new group of interns, which means we are saying goodbye to our Fall-Spring crew. Yesterday was Tien’s last day, after a full year on the farm helping out with almost every aspect of the operation, from field work and harvesting to staffing the Farm Stand and assisting with record-keeping. I am so grateful for all her hard work and positive energy this past year, and am excited to see what the future has in store for her. The farm won’t be the same without you, Tien!

-Colleen