Happy July and Happy Summer! The idea of buying local food resonates with just about everyone at this time of year for all the good reasons, and here in the Northwest, most farms will be coming into their major harvest season June-September.
It is a sacred time locally when supporting regional agriculture, fostering community, and of course, enjoying the nutritional value and flavor of food that has just been harvested is abundant. We treasure this short season when the road becomes dusty, and mornings are misty, giving way to hot, solar, sunny days that are quite still for hours.
Many members braved the 95-degree day last Saturday to come out to the farm and engage in the open space, the immense biodiversity of Griffin Creek Farm and the growing vegetables that will be harvested for the Farm to Table program. Thank you all in your support of our farm!
Our crew loves the post-gathering days when the tents and straw are still decorating the farm, and the sweet sun spots on Griffin Creek give way to glimpses of baby salmon known as fry. Luckily, 95-degree days are not our norm, and we have returned back to high 60’s during the day, perfect for long harvest days.
We wish you all a bountiful first week of July filled with lots of cherries, blueberries, kales and lettuces! We look forward to many weeks of harvest and the beautiful season upon us that we started way back in February in the cool barn with seedlings. Happy 4th, Happy Independence!
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