September 19: A Four Cart Day!


2015_09_19 second deliveryVolunteers
from Chinese Bible Church, Follen, Redeemer, First Baptist and Hancock

Weather: Nice cool fall day. Damp due to the hour, but soon dissipated.

 Harvested today: 220 pounds including broccoli, beans, eggplant, tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, Swiss chard, cabbage, pumpkins, bok choy, butternut squash, acorn squash, radishes, scallions, kale, green peppers, arugula, and parsley.

2015_09_19 1st deliveryWhat a wild morning! We had so much to take over to the Lexington Food Pantry that it required 4 carts to hold all the produce. That’s unusual. If it had happened last Saturday I wouldn’t have been so surprised. After all, last week was a catch-up since the garden had been closed the prior Saturday due to the Labor Day holiday. But we only harvested 108 pounds last Saturday2015_09_19 at pantry vs. 220 lbs. today. Go figure. I guess it was just timing. For instance, this week cabbage and squashes
were ready.  With so many carts, it meant we had twice the number of volunteers involved delivering. 9 of us got to see the newly renovated space that the Pantry just moved back into at Church of our Redeemer. Very nice!

2015_09_19 Janet's back

Janet’s back! We are glad to see her back at the Garden after missing her these past months.

2015_09_19 weeding

What do you do after the picking is done? Weeding. There’s always something to weed.

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Everything goes faster when working together.

2015_09_19 cutting flowers

It doesn’t seem right if we don’t bring flowers along with our vegetables to the Pantry. I thought we had cut all the flowers last week, but look at all the new blooms.

2015_09_19 missed broccoli

See Carla smiling? I didn’t do a very good job cutting the broccoli. Carla, as sweeper, found a lot more I’d missed. Ha! That’s the difference between an experienced gardener and an inexperienced one. Good thing there is a mix of both each morning.

2015_09_19 Dismantling peach netting

Peach season is over at the Garden. It was time for Tom to dismantle the protective netting and put it away until next year.

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