Our Daily Tasks: Covering and Uncovering

Our Daily Tasks: Covering and Uncovering

The winter wonderland where we grow your veggies.

The winter wonderland where we grow your veggies.
Photo credit: Emily Hammon
Want to join and receive your own share of delicious veggies each week? If you are interested in signing up, please email us at greededgegardens@gmail.com. For more information or to download our Enrollment brochure, visit our website at www.greenedgegardens.com/CSA.

We love sharing our wonderful produce with you! We started this blog so that we can keep you up to date with all that is happening on the farm. It is also an opportunity for all of us to get to know one another better. One of the strengths of a CSA is the direct relationship between the farmer's experience and your experience receiving fresh vegetables weekly.

We want to hear from you, so please feel free to share recipes, thoughts and ideas-just click on the COMMENT below each post to add to our CSA community.

September 2, 2008

Rob Kaminski's Blog

Greetings Folks,
I began growing the mushrooms here in June, after being a long-time customer of Green Edge at the Athens Farmers Market. My wife Skye and I are expecting our first baby at the end of September, which amazingly, is almost here. We live just a few miles the-way-the-crow-flies from the farm. We have four dogs and a cat, but I've been told raising a baby will be a little different. I came to Athens for Ohio University, where I studied English Literature and Environmental Studies. Skye and I fell in love with the unique community here and are excited to begin our family in the Athens area. Skye teaches the sixth grade at the Plains Elementary.

This will be a fairly typical week of duties in the mushroom house for me. There are the daily routines of picking and misting the mushrooms, and weekly activities such as rotating new mushroom blocks in place of the older ones. And of course there is cleaning, which is essential for the mushroom grow room constantly. Last week I had a neat experience while picking Shiitake mushrooms at 4am (early start on Thursdays for deliveries to Columbus). The local radio station was playing a themed hour of songs and interviews having to do with the chaotic political conventions of 1968. It was one of the more enjoyable 4-5am slots I've experienced.

I hope you folks are enjoying the array of Oyster and Shiitake mushrooms that have been a regular part of the CSA this season. Claudia and I are going to try and get some creative mushroom recipes up on the blog for you to enjoy. Thanks for supporting our farm!

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