As Libby mentioned in her blog post, we did have a special visitor yesterday: Judith! Judith was an apprentice last summer with me and has been a part of the Morven Kitchen Garden pretty much since the beginning. She and I ran the CSA together last year, so it was so fun to have her here for a CSA Day in year two!
Yesterday the sun was blazing (the heat index was as high as 106!), but we had planned ahead, started early, and already harvested some of the vegetables included in this week’s share. Also, with the help of Judith and Erin (one of our CSA members), all of the picking and packaging went quickly and smoothly. We all make quite an efficient team!
While we were picking the cabbage, we decided to reenact our cabbage picture from last year. We all have our own cabbage pose- what’s yours?
Because of the heat, we held our CSA Station inside. I’m pretty sure that small conference room in Newcomb has never contained so many vegetables before! The tables were pretty much bursting with kale, onions, bags of potatoes, and Swiss chard, and we had a cooler on the side with bags of lettuce. Another successful CSA week!
Michelle and Libby will be gone for the next week at a conference in California about Schoolyard Gardens. This conference is organized by Alice Waters, a woman who started the famous Edible Schoolyard in Berkeley. I’m excited to hear about what all they learned when they get back. For now, Marie and I will be holding down the fort at the garden. Although we have a lot on our list of things to do, we’re feeling up for the challenge!