From the Fields - Thaddeus
The farm has settled deep in to the summer. The mornings start early. Half past five is when the crews arrive, strategically positioning their days work to avoid the peak heat that settles on the farm in the afternoon. The hottest part of the day arrives a few hours after noon once the sun has had time to glow with its full force over it all. By this time in the day, the hard work is done, and folks are headed home to rest and be ready for another early morning.
Fields that were sown in the spring are filled with tomatoes, melons, pepper and eggplant. These crops are demanding to harvest at their peak ripeness. They are on their own schedules. We don’t have control over when they are ready, but we have to be ready to pluck them from their vines with perfect timing. As our amazing harvest team does this, our production team has turned their focus to fall. Fields are selected, planting schedules done and little seeds have germinated to little plants in the greenhouse. The first of our fall carrots and beets have been sown into the ground, and our first kale and chard transplants are scheduled to arrive in two weeks.
It is this time of year when we realize that this business is a marathon, not a sprint. We have come so far, yet we find ourselves in the middle with a long way yet to go.
With all of this going on, I am excited to announce that in true farmer fashion, we added another big thing to our summer – our new little baby boy. Julien Frances Barsotti was born on July 14th, on time and on Bastille Day, making the French side of his family proud! Mom and baby are both healthy. His big sister, Lola, and big brother, Lucca, are very excited to have a baby in the house. Check out the photos on my Instagram (@farmerthaddeus) and our Farm Fresh To You account (@farmfreshtoyou).
We are blessed to be so busy with such amazing work and family happenings. Thank you for the support you give our farm and enjoy the summer produce. We only have a good month or so of it left.