During this POD, we harvest vegetables from our garden on Wednesdays and sell them at farmers’ market on Thursdays. Right now we have an endless supply of sweet Sun Gold cherry tomatoes and three kinds of beans – Kentucky Wonder pole beans, Provider green beans, and Butterwax yellow beans. We also have Vermont Cranberry beans and Calypso beans ready to dry for future use.
The Costata Romanesca zucchini are growing without stop, interspersed with corn and pole beans in a “three sisters” plot. We have plenty of these huge, meaty, ribbed squash.
We worked with the Rutland Area Farm and Food Link (RAFFL) harvesting 291 lbs. of carrots and 243 lbs. of summer squash and zucchini. RAFFL boxed the veggies and labelled them to go to food shelves, shelters, and other organizations. I was so glad I got to be a part of the gleaning at Dutchess Farm because I feel that a lot of people don’t have enough nutritional foods in their diet to get through the day, let alone the brittle seasons here in Vermont. To learn more go to www.rutlandfarmandfood.org.