Interview with Sara Smith 8/9/17

(Interviewer: Derek Lin)

D: How does it feel to be cooking on the farm with the food you’ve harvested?
S: Cooking’s a bit more stressful. I’m not used to cooking for others because when I cook for myself, if it turns out bad, I’ll still eat it. There’s more pressure to make something good and interesting when cooking for others. It’s a great feeling knowing where the food’s from. I don’t need to worry about eating chemicals.

D: What’s the feeling when you get a harvest box?

Interview with Hannah Galloway 8/4/17

(Interviewer: Derek Lin)

D: So, how does it feel to be cooking on the farm with the food you’ve harvested?
H: It’s been fabulous. It is kind of weird having so many vegetables at your disposal, coming from a household that did not have as much variety. Cooking feels a lot more immersive as you have to deal with cooking on an open flame or using the sun oven. There are a lot more factors to consider.

D: What’s the feeling when you get a harvest box?
H: It’s super exciting!

D: Has your diet changed in any way while living on the farm?

Rainy Day - 7/26/17

Morning, all. Derek here. It’s raining. Had to take down my tent already, which is a change. I don’t usually take it down until the afternoon, but I’d rather it not be out in the rain all day.

We did some potato harvesting this morning. Digging’s pretty fun. I enjoyed feeling like an archaeologist, digging up items of the past, dusting them off carefully. It’s pretty important that we don’t rub the potatoes too hard as they store worse with part of the skin rubbed off.

An Intern's Experience

One year ago, as a high school graduate from the Chicago suburbs, I could not have guessed the impact attending school in Iowa would have on me. My first semester at Grinnell, I enrolled in a biology class focused on plant reproduction, where I quickly developed an interest in the ethics of agriculture.

square dance and other fun things

potluck this friday, july 28, 6pm dinner, 7pm: MIND/BODY GAMES

BARN DANCE AT MUSTARD SEED COMMUNITY FARM
August 5th, 4-7PM

Join us at Mustard Seed Community Farm for a fun, all-ages event!
Potluck dinner begins at 5pm
Square dancing from 6-7pm (no experience necessary)

August 12: Volunteer opportunity:8am-noon - help us organize the farm and get ready for building projects

The farm is at 366 W ave, 10 miles north and 5 miles west of Ames

POTLUCK RESCHEDULE!

hi friends,

Do to this weeks heat advisory forecast, and the activities planned for our potluck, we have decided to postpone our MIND/BODY GAMES POTLUCK until next week.

NO POTLUCK THIS FRIDAY JULY 21. INSTEAD WE WILL HAVE THIS POTLUCK ON FRIDAY JULY 28TH, 6-8PM.

2 more EVENTS:
we are hosting a seed saving class at the farm on wednesday evening, aug 2, 6:30-8pm.
and a fun family event with potluck and square dance saturday aug 5, 4-7pm.

HARVEST HELP NEEDED:

An Introduction

Hey there,

Just for clarification, this is not Alice posting. It’s Derek, one of the farm’s interns. Hi. Welcome to my first entry regarding my time on the farm.

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event correction

i mixed up 2 of our events.

here is the correct info:

Saturday July 15, 4-7pm: Fun family event - soccer, yard games, kids prairie walk. potluck dinner at 5pm.

Saturday Aug 5: FAMILY FUN EVENT: 4-7pm. Tentative plan: misc games, potluck dinner at 5pm, hopefully a square dance 6-7pm.

upcoming on the farm

hi friends,

We just had a quiet weekend here with no events and no trip to the farmers market. it was nice to have a little break, but I missed seeing so many folks. Next weekend we will be hosting a workday all day saturday, followed by a potluck and activity. The plan is to harvest garlic, but it's possible that we will do some other weeding activities too.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY:
SAt. july 8: 9am-4pm. help with harvesting garlic and hanging it to dry and other misc farm tasks
9am-noon, and 1-4pm.
potluck lunch noon -1.

POTLUCK EVENT: July 8.

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