As I’ve mentioned before, we’ve learned a lot this year! One thing we’ve been giving some attention lately is how we grade and pack our produce. In the past, Lothar or I did it all. We were the pickers, graders, packers, planters, weeders and marketers. With more to do than ever, we’ve had lots of new people working on the farm the last two years, and it’s become ever so important to standardize our processes. This work also fits in with the looming Food Safety Modernization Act, and our goal of surviving the third party GAP (Good Agricultural Practices) audit.
Some of this work is rather tedious, and the really challenging part is sticking to your plan during the daily drudge. There are enjoyable parts also, like getting to work with CSA member Marc Reyes, who is helping us design some labels and twist ties for new packaging. I never dreamt farm work would include learning the world of UPC, PLU and bar codes, but it’s not the first time I’ve been surprised.
WEEK #16 CSA SHARE CONTENTS
ALL OUR PRODUCE IS NOW CERTIFIED ORGANIC!
- CHERRY TOMATOES
- BABY SQUASH
INTERESTED IN CANNING TOMATOES? GET THEM WHILE YOU CAN. GIVE US A CALL AT 859-661-1501 IF YOU ARE INTERESTED.
FARM NOTES & EVENTS
THIS FRIDAY, AUGUST 23 @ 7:30: EVENING ON THE FARM
COME OUT AND TO THE FARM FOR A TWILIGHT WALK AND MAYBE A BON FIRE!
HERE’S A MAP, AND IF YOU NEED DIRECTIONS CALL 859-661-1501
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- TUESDAY – BEREA FARMERS MARKET, 3:30-6:30 PM
- THURSDAY – MADISON COUNTY FARMERS MARKET, 10:00-1:00 PM @ EKU
- SATURDAY – BEREA FARMERS MARKET, 9:00-12:00 PM
- SATURDAY – LEXINGTON FARMERS MARKET, 7:00-12:00 PM