We’ve been planting all summer for the fall harvest when the students return, but also have some abundant crops to share with the community. Whidbey Island Nourishes (W.I.N.) is distributing school farm grown produce to their families in need, and the Good Cheer Food Bank also receives extra produce from the farm.
This slideshow shares a few of the crops we’ve been growing, and some of our summer activities. (Be patient, it may make take a few moments to load.)
Not only are we growing lettuce, spinach, kale, broccoli, carrots, tomatoes, green beans, dry beans, summer and winter squash, cucumbers, corn, arugula, cabbage, bok choy, peppers, eggplants, potatoes, quinoa, cilantro, basil and herbs for the school lunches, we are growing them for the students to enjoy during their classes. Many flowers enliven the farm, too — sunflowers, dye flowers and plants that attract pollinating and beneficial insects.