Friday, June 30, 2006

Vegis?? Oh yeah!!

I've been meaning to put some pictures up on the blog, but up until recently i haven't actually been too sure on how to do it. Making thumbnails, uploading, html, etc. However, Brad made a handy dandy tutorial for us, so now the pictures and posts should be a little quicker to come. In fact, i think i might do a kind of 'Pic of the Day'. So, as a first, here's a shot of our field taken last week.




All our Vegis are doing nicely out in the field. So nicley in fact, that we took a whole bunch to market this week!! It was our 5th market overall but we had yet to actually have any vegetables to sell(We had baking however). The harvest started at about 4:30 in the morning, and Luke, Katherine and me went to work. By this time Brad was already well underway baking muffins for market. It took a little while to pick, wash, dry and bag but byt the end we had enough for about 20-25 bags of greens, 10 bunches of kale, 10 bunches of radishs and about 5 bags of spinach. It wasn't a huge amount, but it was exciting none the less.


Cleaning and bagging the last of the lettuce, as well as trying to stay covered up so the bugs dont eat me.



Our heirloom radishs, including: Easter Egg, French Breakfast, Cherry Belle and White Icicle. We also have a Black Spanish radish on its way.


The market went really well despite the fact that it was pretty fogged in. We managed to sell all the vegetables we brought which was pretty encouraging, although we are starting to look for more places to sell our produce, like restaurants. Here's some shots of our booth at market.




5 Comments:

At 6/30/2006 05:28:00 p.m., Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Bantry Bay Farmers..

Looking good and very wholesome!!
Nice Pics.. I know how big the flies can get....good luck with that...have fun.. love Brad's Mum

 
At 7/05/2006 02:18:00 p.m., Anonymous Aaron said...

Beautiful. Really beautiful.Our farmer, Stephen, doesn't wash any of our veggies because he claims they rot way faster after they have been washed. If this is true (it seems to hold up) you could save time and sell hardier produce by not washing.

 
At 7/06/2006 02:45:00 a.m., Anonymous Ben said...

Indeed. At the fruit stand where I work we recommend that people do not wash their fruit and vegetables until they are ready to be consumed. The water makes them break down super fast. It's also recommended not to pick certain produce when it's wet outside. Y'all should definitely look into it.

 
At 7/07/2006 10:47:00 p.m., Blogger Jason said...

To add to the plethora of good advice seen here: If you remember in food revoloution what was said about B12!! It is in the dirt baby! Who said being dirty didn't have its perks?! huh!! huh!?!

 
At 7/08/2006 09:42:00 a.m., Blogger Farmer Luke said...

Thanks for the advice y'all. We looked into it a little more and found the same thing. whew, now we can make sure all those St. Andrews vegans are getting there b12!(well, believe it or not their actually is one other vegan in the area, at least.) I think we'll probably stop washing before market. What a time saver!

 

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