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May 9, 2019
By Charis Lindrooth
I was lucky enough to capture a rare video interview
with the Farmer…okay, I snagged him by the collar at the end of a long day…. In 55 seconds, this hard working fellow charmed my heart all over again.
Sometimes it is hard to face the uncertainty a new growing season holds. We have been at this long enough to know that weather, pests, equipment failure, employee snags are all potential hurdles that we will have to clear in order to successfully deliver the best produce we can grow to our customer’s table.
Right now the vibrant green of the fields, the fragrant scent of the generous earth and the magic of emerging seedlings entice joy from our hearts, as the whiff of honey lures the bear from hibernation.
The Farmer is that bear. He cannot resist the call of the fields, straight rotatilled rows of good dirt, waiting to receive the seed and seedlings from his hand. Years of toiling under the hot sun, the pouring rain, and everything in between has not diminished his love of growing food for others.
Knock on wood, so far this season is the strongest we have had in years. Our crew is small but determined, and the crops are looking beautiful. We are already enjoying the first spring greens and asparagus on our own greedy plates. Zucchini, sweet peas, tomatoes, cucumbers, beets, chard, kale…they are all coming along!
What we need now is people lining up to eat the bounty. The best way to eat more veggies is to join a CSA, and the best CSA, offering customizable boxes and the freshest, cleanest produce, grown by the kindest, hardest-working, passion-about-vegetables Farmer, is…of course…Red Earth Farm!