As the season of flowering plants is waning, we would like to take a moment to thank all the pollinators who make the fruits of the garden possible. We would be unable to harvest such bounty from the soil if we did not have the myriad pollinators around the farm, especially the bees. We were lucky to be approached by Carol, a woman from Litchfield, who is just learning the art of beekeeping. She is keeping her bee hives on the southern edge of our farm where the bees have ample flowering plants to visit. Much like the plants, the bees have had a tough year because of all of the wet weather this spring and the inconsistent temperatures throughout the season. That being said, we appreciate their presence in our fields and hope that Carol will be able to increase her colonies over the years and that we can continue this symbiotic relationship.
We would also like to send out a big thank you the Harvest for the Hungry program. We have been able to donate over 1000 pounds of produce to a food shelf in St. Cloud through this program and hope to continue to donate throughout the fall. This particular food shelf serves 5000-6000 people per month so our produce is being enjoyed by many which makes us very happy. We have also donated produce to the food shelf in Litchfield. Thank you so much for your support!