On top of the “typical Northeast campus farm September frenzy” we’ve had more class collaborations than ever this year, thanks to our farm fellow Julia. She did a great job reaching out to professors over the summer and handling so much of the logistical work that goes into these connections. By the end of the semester we’ll have collaborated with 12 classes!!
We are ending the month with our favorite event of the year- Farm Fest! Technically it’s in October, but it feels like a celebration of not only the sheer amount of work that we’ve done in September, but over the course of the entire season. The menu is a culmination of so much student work. Our spring crews seeded the onions and planted the potatoes. Our summer crew planted peppers, scallions, and kale. They weeded (and weeded and weeded) carrots and picked potato beetles off of plants. Our fall crews have been harvesting and washing like wild. Teamwork is the backbone of Book & Plow. The farm wouldn’t exist without students to feed, students to teach, and students to do the hard work of growing food.
We are still quite far from done- there is much more to harvest and tuck away before the frosts come. I leave you with this almost succinct, farmerly peek into our month and am off to wash some kale for Farm Fest!
With love from Book & Plow Farm,