2014 Potato Challenge

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Britt and Dave during a brief lull. Monday we harvested about 8,000 pounds and Tuesday 6,000 (we also had spent the morning packing and sent out a wholesale order)

Britt and Dave during a brief lull. Monday we harvested about 8,000 pounds and Tuesday 6,000 (we also had spent the morning packing and sent out a wholesale order)

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Challenge Accepted!

This time of year I am always getting asked, “So are you about done at the farm?” or “Everything is pretty much done, right?” Well people, I will tell you what I tell them. It feels like we are just starting and getting cranked up for a whirlwind of extreme harvest. I feel like this big end of the season push is what I have been training for physically all season.

Yesterday began the first week of our transition into what I call “the end of season push”. We are now able to use a whole day’s worth of time dedicated to harvesting and packing summer shares towards filling up our root cellar.

With the predicted weather, we have decided this week that we are going to start with the potatoes. Our first planting looked great and was harvested as needed for shares and our wholesale orders. As we began unearthing our second planting we started crunching the numbers. We are predicting 20 tons of potatoes this year!

Janaki has charged this year’s staff with the challenge of harvesting 20 ton of potatoes this week! We worked out all the glitches in the new machinery yesterday and we are ready to accept this challenge.

Stay tuned as I post a photo journal of our week out in the field and keep you updated with our endeavor.

For the crew,

Jeanne

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