Thursdays are my favorite day of the week to go to the Howdy Farm because we get to just sit on the porch at the farm and sale veggies to the community all afternoon. It's great to see all the people who come on out to the farm, and the support we get from the community is amazing. This past Thursday we had over a hundred heads of lettuce to sale. Our romaine lettuce was a huge hit, with the butterhead and bronze beauty varieties not being too far behind.
On Wednesday the majority of our field was full of huge, beautiful heads of lettuce. During volunteer hours we harvested all the heads into bins. We then carefully washed every head by hand, and stored the produce in our walk in cooler inside of the Horticulture building. Then, on Thursday we set up a table and sell our yummy, organic produce right on the front porch of our building! This is the protocol pretty much every week, and it is always a hit.
Most weeks we have a small variety of the different fruits or vegetables that we grew on the farm. Unfortunately this week we only had lettuces to sale, but soon the farm should be expecting a wider mix of produce. We have dozens of carrots that will soon be harvested, beats and radishes will follow soon after, and we should even have some broccoli available soon! The Howdy Farm is an amazing place and I love that we get to invite the community out to buy our fresh produce every week.