Permaculture in Action

Monday, May 30, 2011

Obtain a Yield

Today is harvest day. We sell our produce through a CSA -Community Supported Agriculture. Our customers support us to grow their food by paying up front, either quarterly or yearly, for a seasonal,weekly box of food grown here on the farm. We pick twice a week- Mondays and Fridays , and do a delivery to the local Steiner school where the boxes are picked up. I am also able to set up a small market stall there for the parents if I have any excess, once the boxes are packed. At the moment we are mid season and so I have little excess but we do have honey from our bees which always sells well at the stall.

This is what we picked today ( plus oranges which I forgot to photograph)

I the background you can see writing on the wall. That's where our WWOOFer's write their name and their country. WWOOF stands for Willing Worker On Organic Farms. Generally they are young backpackers travelling around Australia (or other countries of the world) and they agree to work for their food and accomodation. We have been taking WWOOFers now for 5years and their help has been fantastic, and we have met some really great and interesting people. We have also influenced many young people in a positive way going on the remarks they leave in our guest book.Here's another look at the wall.


      Next harvest day is Friday.We are finally getting some rain so I'm hoping we'll have some beetroot to add to the boxes.

1 comment:

  1. Hello purple pear. Your produce looks wonderful - so fresh and healthy! Post a photo of your knitting here for me to see, then leave a comment to remind me to come back. I'd love to know what you're doing at the moment. Take care, love.