Greetings from the farm!
It is true what they say… April showers brings May flowers (and vegetables!). The rain has helped keep everything in the ground cool and happy. We hope you’ve enjoyed the photos of the farm each week. Things to seem to keep getting greener!
In this week’s post, we’re explaining what exactly a Crop Mob is. I love this term, but the first time I heard it I wasn’t sure what to expect. Crop Mob is another term for Volunteer Work Day, and it’s literally a mob of people working around crops!
Crop Mobs may happen at any time during the farm season. On really big farms there is still limited staff, and when large projects need to take place, it is a way to rally a lot of helping hands. Last October, for example, I attended a Crop Mob for a local farm that needed help putting together a greenhouse. It was a fantastic way to spend a day outside, and see such a large structure get put together.
Crop Mobs are also a chance for farmers (and folks interested in gardening or maybe farming in the future) to get together and ask questions. Helping out last October gave me a few ideas I’ve gotten to implement on our farm now! It was also the chance to make fellow farm friends and learn more about the farms in our region.
Come join us and get your hands dirty for our first Crop Mob of the 2017 growing season on Earth Day, Saturday 22 April.
Your farm team, Joelle and Connor