We had a very special harvest on the farm this week – our first carrots of the season! Harvesting carrots is one of the simple and deep pleasures of farming. Here is how a carrot harvest goes: first we use a garden fork to leverage and loosen the soil around the carrots (the garden fork resembles a pitchfork but has smaller and heavier tines). Once the soil has been loosened, we can firmly grasp the carrot at the base of the top and pop it out of the soil. Using this method, a whole bunch of carrots can be pulled up at once. Seeing these delicious orange roots emerge from the soil while smelling the slightly spicy fragrance of the tops is seriously satisfying experience. It is such a treat to have a diverse crop that we get to share with you; knowing that our members will be enjoying these vegetables with their friends and family makes every harvest and distribution day a treat!
On another note, we wanted to let you all know that we now have organically fed, pasture raised pork available for purchase. We have raised our heritage pigs in a rotational grazing pattern through the fields and forests of Maitri Farm. This tender and flavorful pork is a healthy and delicious treat for any meal. We offer pork in ½ & ¼ pig boxes which each include a variety of cuts to give you a taste of everything. The boxes are available for order now for pickup at in early September. See our website for ordering information, or contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Finally, one sad announcement – due to health and personal reasons, I will be phasing out from my work at Maitri Farm in the next week or so. I have been deeply honored to work with the Maitri Farm team, and to serve all our members with fresh, delicious food. The chickens, pigs, and bees will be in good hands with Rose and Molly. Thank you all so much for a wonderful season so far.