Making the Most of Your Farm
As a member-owned cooperative this farm - your farm - is really quite unique. It's easy to tell that the land, the animals, the farmers, all benefit from your presence there. And we want to encourage you to visit, engage and instigate lots over the course of the season. This is how a farm becomes a COMMUNITY farm. Many of you have asked about ways to get more involved in the farm this year. So, with the season gathering momentum in the shapes of summer squash, here are some ideas:
Join us for a morning harvest on our Wednesday and Saturday distribution days. We are always in the fields by 8 am, if not earlier, and happy for the help!
Join long-time farm member Karen for a Plant Study or Weed & Sing
at the farm. Plant Studies are lovely botany lessons that encourage us to slow down and investigate the plants around us; Weed and sings are playful and productive - learn some new songs as you weed farm fields. Our next plant study is Wednesday, July 13th from 1 - 3pm. And Weed & Sings occur from 1 - 2:30pm on all non-plant study Wednesdays.
Attend a farm member meeting. Explore the concensus decision making process as we all learn about the goings-on of the farm and make decisions for its future. This is a great way to meet other members, too.
Join us in the fields on a non-harvest day to plant, weed, and care for the animals with us. Don't feel up to the labor of farm work? We'd still love your company, a cold drink, or a great story!
Spend some extra time at the farm on your pick-up day to have a picnic, eat some wild raspberries, or visit with the animals.
Do you have a skill or a passion you'd like to share with the farm and its membership? Talk to us about it; we love the cross-polination of ideas within our community!
We hope as the season goes on that you'll find more and more ways to dig in here. Our farm really is better for your footprints on it.
Enjoy this first week of July!