Where to start…?
Within just a few of my first days on the SCSA farm, we had accomplished so much! Projects ranged from working with Laurel and Steve in the field harvesting carrots, building raised beds (where the carrots were) to planting spinach whose leaves barely stood an inch and a half tall. We made up a large batch of their specialized COF (Complete Organic Fertilizer) to incorporate throughout the farm. I worked both individually and with Laurel inside the greenhouse (when those New England storms decided to roll through), potting herbs (lavender, rosemary) and vegetables (egos peppers, grape tomatoes, kale), as well as trimming the onions so they can be stored away. The onions had already been in the greenhouse for over a month curing (until the green stalks were no longer poking through the top of the onion). Now that they had dried out enough, we cut the tops off (about half-an-inch from the top of the onion) and trimmed the roots lingering below. There were soooooo many onions! I should be tired of looking at them, but I just couldn’t get over how much personality and depth each one has. I will never look at an onion the same way again, and I highly doubt it will be anywhere as beautiful as an SCSA onion.
Laurel, Steve, Rich, Micah, and Carol’s passion for farming is admirable and quite contagious. My interest in farming and sustainable agriculture has been something I wanted to pursue, but I never could have imagined it to be like this. ---Dani