Mondays are harvest days here on the farm. They are probably the longest day of the week as Eric picks the fresh produce by hand, cleans it and packs it up into the delivery boxes that go out on Tuesday.
The process begins with rinsing out the blue harvest boxes on the screen table near the house.
Next a walk out to the garden.
Eric picks basil for this week's share. It's hard work balancing speed and efficiency with the care required to keep the basil intact and in good shape.
Only a few pea plants still have fruit. The kids scavenge for the remaining sweet and crunchy peas.
Next to the fading peas are the rapidly growing corn plants, getting ready for their late summer glory.
The harvest box filled with freshly collected basil comes back to the screen table.
A quick rinse and the basil is ready to be bagged and packed for delivery tomorrow morning!
Who's excited for tomorrow?