Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market: Down on the Farm

Mike Laughlin (driving) and the Crew at Northridge Organic Farm.

There's a whole lot going on behind the scenes as Market Wednesday farmers work throughout the market season to bring fresh-picked produce to market.

This weekend, as we threw on sweatshirts and added a blanket to the bed, Lee Bird at Bird's Haven Farms tended to burning hay bails (a method borrowed from the Amish) to add particulate matter to the cold night air, to discourage the formation of frost. In the early a.m. hours, Lee grabbed a nap and then packed up and headed to market.

Transplanting tomatoes: Joseph Swainway (Mike's new partner at Northridge and owner of Swainway Urban Farm) drives the tractor while Jim Courtright and Zachary Burchfield load up the transplanter and get busy.

Our produce vendors have a tremendous passion for what they do along with a vast store of knowledge, and they share their stories with us on facebook.

Find out more about life on the farm and follow our farmers on facebook:

Branstool Orchards (Note: no 2013 info yet)

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