Mon, 28 Jul 2014 13:27:00 CDT — by: Alex Butler C'2016, Summer Farm Intern
Our half acre garden, now in its third growing season, is at capacity with all available space rowed, tilled, and planted. The most notable harvests, in my mind, were our first basil harvest of the summer weighing 16 pounds and last weeks squash harvest at 70 pounds! Though everything from swiss chard, green beans, to our melon patch continues to leaf out and grow.
The family farm I had the pleasure to work for is located on the beautiful Jumpoff Mountain Land Trust and run by Joseph and Marriane. The farm primarily sells a wide variety of fresh produce, eggs, pork, and lamb to their CSA and through the Cumberland Farmers Market. Working, living, and getting to know this family has been a priceless experience. I have gotten a glimpse into the challenging yet rewarding task of organic farming.