At the Garden: Saturday, August 22

2015_08_22 034 delivery

Volunteers: members from Hancock, Follen, Pilgrim, and the Chinese Bible Church

Weather: Hazy and damp, but no rain.

Yield: Informal estimate of 155 pounds consisting of kale, eggplant, rhubarb, potatoes, green peppers, beans, broccoli, yellow squash, cherry tomatoes, zucchini, tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, parsley, basil, garlic, tarragon, Swiss chard, and delicata squash

We picked full baskets of tomatoes this morning...regular and cherryWe picked full baskets of tomatoes this morning…regular and cherry  While searching for ripe tomatoes amidst the laden plants, I came across this garden marker hiding in the greenery. It would have been left when the tomato seedlings were first planted. It reads “And God said...’It is good!’” I trust the folks receiving this delicious bounty agree.While searching for ripe tomatoes amidst the laden plants, I came across this garden marker hiding in the greenery. It would have been left when the tomato seedlings were first planted. It reads “And God said…’It is good!’” I trust the folks receiving this delicious bounty agree.

2015_08_22 so much kaleMark is saying “So much kale!” or blessing the kale. I don’t know which but either would have been appropriate!

2015_08_22 familyLast week this family harvested potatoes. This week they got the whole Garden experience…harvesting (parsley here), delivering to the Lexington Food Pantry, planting and weeding.

2015_08_22 CBC

Volunteers from the Lexington-based Chinese Bible Church of Greater Boston– This is their first year working with us and we are so glad to get to know them!

2015_08_22 weighing

Tom and Betty at the weighing station.

2015_08_22 layers

Here is a close up of the layers on one of the delivery carts. I love the mix of color…yellow of the squash, white of the garlic, green of the basil, red of the tomatoes and pink of the flowers. It is a happy mix.

2015_08_22 multi-colored chardWe don’t have just one type of chard. We have multi-colored varieties… red, yellow and white stalk versions.

 

 

Leave a Reply

You can use these HTML tags

<a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>