It has been an abundant month for Barking Moon Farm in so many ways, not just food! Lots of hard work and long days mixed with wonderful eating (when we have time to cook all this beautiful produce) and laughter. We have the best farm crew in southern Oregon, especially Mark & Cameron, our two apprentice interns who are amazingly positive and hard-working each and every day! Thank you to them for everything!
We’ve been staying busy on the farm picking vegetables almost constantly throughout the week when we aren’t going to farmers’ markets, making produce deliveries, washing eggs, irrigating or planting fall crops. This time of year, the crops are demanding much attention — beans, tomatoes, zucchini, strawberries, eggplant, peppers, potatoes — all must be picked or pulled every few days keeping the crew’s heads to the ground as they pull all this beautiful food from the farm to your table. It is easy to forget how plentiful and abundant August and September is and how easy it is to exhaust ourselves from long days. I think Josh put in a 17-hour day the other week. He’s been practically running around non-stop for the last few weeks trying to manage a crew, markets, orders, plant, irrigate, etc. etc. Luckily, our family got away to the coast last weekend for a teaser vacation. Short, but sweet.
Come see us at market anytime on Tuesday or Saturday. Or, the Ashland Food Coop will be bringing a bus to our farm on September 19th, so check in with them about making a reservation.