This morning I harvested 6 lbs. of spinach for Ojai Valley Farmstand customers. It marks the first time we've sold a product grown on the farm, beside the micro greens, which are grown in flats rather than in the ground.
What's the best thing about a family farm? Finding a place for every family member to contribute something! There's a job for everyone here... even the smallest of us. Washing spinach, loading it into the box, and spinning it in the salad spinner are all tasks a 2 year old can lend a hand with. Of course, I usually need to finish the job myself! But we're growing more than just food here. We're growing future farmers.