My first blogging experience...I'm very excited! Life at Green Edge recently has been very full, as it should be in August. Claudia and I picked close to a THOUSAND pounds of tomatoes on Saturday. We made it out of the greenhouses covered in the green/yellow dust that turns into a black slime when mixed with sweat. Only the sampling of the sweetest sungolds I sample along the way and the awe-inspiring shapes and colors of the heirloom varieties keep me going.
On Sunday my daughter Maggie (11 weeks old) was bee stung for the first time, right above her eye. A quick application of baking soda paste healed her right up, but not after a few moments of wailing. I'm sure I'll have to watch her endure all sorts of pain and suffering over the years, but man is that scary.
The support we receive from CSA and farmers market customers is truly inspiring. After a two year hiatus from working the market scene, I've been doing the Creekside Farmers market in Gahanna on Wednesdays. It's wonderful to see the folks who enjoy our produce.
Til next time,
Dan Kneier - Farm manager