We farmers have really felt the pace pick up last week. After spending much of April on a hurry up and wait strategy, we now have enough big tasks and such a wide variety that we probably won't slow down at all until October or November.
New Morning Farm would not exist without the dedicated apprentices who will work from 7:30 in the morning right through the end of the day until 8:00 at night if that's what it takes to keep the plants thriving. Our goal as a team is to figure out how to get all our work done within our normal work day, but that doesn't always work when caring for living plants. It is incredible to be working with such a motivated team.
If you haven't, please check out "Our Team" under "Our Story." You'll find bios for all our new apprentice farmers, and the old friendly faces you already know. The whole team did a terrific job last week. The first year apprentices jumped right into the deep end of vegetable production with the support of our returning apprentices. There was a tremendous amount of learning and work that was accomplished.
We are back at Dupont Circle on Sundays. Say, "Hi," to Seth and the market crew this weekend. We will have more gorgeous lettuce, herbs, kale, spinach, as well as the carrots you enjoyed all winter.