Last week’s predicted freeze
Did not materialize.
But we didn’t know that
When a full crew of Master Gardeners
Gathered at Faith Farm
To pick everthing on the vine.
And pick we did.
341 pounds of peppers and green tomatoes
And eggplant and turnips and radishes
And green beans and cucumbers.
Bringing us to an all time record
Of 4,027 pounds of fresh organic produce.
That’s a ton…well 2 tons actually
All going to provide our hungry neighbors
With the freshest possible produce.
It’s a mission that is easy to wrap our hands
And hearts around.
Over time it has become more than a mission
To those of us who come.
We have become a sort of gardening family.
Moving through the garden twice a week
Catching up on family news
Sharing stories of our own gardens
And ideas of how to grow even more
At Faith Farm.
Spending a few hours each week
In a garden
With fellow gardeners
On glorious spring days
And the dog days of summer
For hungry neighbors
Is a joy.
“The people who give you their food give you their heart.”