More Garden Fun

As always, we've been having lots of fun in the garden since our last blog post. We hosted a Garden Salad Social where members of the Saint Michael's community came down and shared a delicious lunch of fresh food from the garden with us. While it is gratifying to see the seeds you've planted produce fruits, it is even more gratifying to see people enjoying the literal fruits of your labor.
We enjoyed not only the kinds of things you would expect to find in a salad (lettuce, radishes, snap peas, etc.) but also were able to include some wild treats like sour clover and black raspberries! We also gave people the opportunity to mix up their own salad dressings. This is not only a tasty way to accommodate everyone but also helps to engage people in experimenting with their food.

The salad social was such a hit that we plan on having more of them so keep your eyes out for an invitation from the sustainability listserv! If you're not already subscribed, you should be! It's the best way to keep up with what events are going on with sustainability all around campus.

We've also begun having our weekly farm stand in front of the Chapel Wednesdays from 11:30-1:30. Visiting the farm stand is a great way to learn about new veggies, ask questions, and get recipe suggestions from the garden crew! We also love getting to meet people and talk about what we're so passionate about. Come early and come often as our selection is always changing with the season and some things sell out fast, like snap peas. This week, we sold three days worth of snap pea harvesting in the first hour.

If you can't make it to farm stand or you'd just like to see the garden for yourself, we are always happy to have visitors and give a tour. We love to show people the cool things that we're doing and answer questions, as well as brag about how well our peppers, tomatoes, and watermelons are doing.


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