The rain finally stopped last week, and our crops are even happier than we are over all the sun we’ve had lately. Last Monday was our first Farmer’s Market of the season here in Williams. It was a slow market but good practice for the busy ones to come.
Yesterday was our second market, and we filled the booth with 14 flats of strawberries, bunches of lettuce and bags of salad mix, kale, chard, onions, snap peas, herbs, dried chilis, and veggie starts. That adds up to a lot of green in the harvest – bushels and bushels, in fact. Gia can attest:
There is a lot of behind-the-scenes preparation that goes on before market that doesn’t necessarily relate to harvest. After a long winter in storage, our table coverings and produce baskets need cleaned and aired out, and our display items accounted for. This season we’re also test-driving a new labeling system for our produce which is taking time to perfect as well.