And while the crops are growing, the farm is growing too! We are looking for someone to work with us on a full-time basis. The successful applicant will be a hard worker, will have vegetable and or fruit farming experience and will be expected to work unsupervised in planting, weeding, harvesting and packing vegetables and herbs. General farm skills, knowledge of fruit tree maintenance, an understanding of time management and experience in organic/biodynamic farming would be an advantage. This is a great opportunity for someone who already has a love and knowledge of farming to learn about all aspects of a seasonal CSA. If you or someone you know is interested, please email a resume and/or contact us for further information firstname.lastname@example.org. This position does not include farm accommodation.
At times I find it hard to be thinking ahead to Autumn while just starting to really harvest "Summer". We started planting seeds for the Autumn crops in August with the pumpkin, eggplant, capsicum and potato plantings. In November we planted a second crop of tomatoes...just in case the first crop finishes before March. In mid December, we started planting the brassicas. So far in January, we have planted beans and corn for the beginning of the Autumn share. You can look at what we are growing for the Autumn Share boxes.
There are many signs around our farm of the lack of rain. From reduce size and flavour intensity in some crops to the natives looking dusty and withered - Rain would be wonderful and welcome. For our part, we are working with the resources we have to continue growing food for the CSA families. Times like this make us appreciate the soil and its capacity to store water and think ahead about we can give back with the cover crop plantings and more compost.
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