Thursday, July 9, 2009
Volunteer Farm Work Party - Let's Harvest Garlic!
Garlic harvest time is always an exciting, busy, and wonderfully smelly time of year on Willowood Farm! I love being able to pull in the driveway and smell garlic 200 yards away from the barn!
If you would like to join the fun, and perhaps learn a bit about the 20+ varieties of gourmet garlic we grow on Willowood Farm, please come join us this Saturday!
The details as follows:
When - Saturday, July 11th. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Stay as long or as little as you like.
Where - Willowood Farm of Ebey's Prairie. 399 S. Ebey Rd. Turn onto Ebey Road off of Hwy 20 just north of the pedestrian bypass/stoplight in Coupeville. Follow Ebey Road, stay o the right when road curves left. Go past Cook Road on right hand side. After Cook Road our driveway is about another 1/3 mile on the right hand side. Long, dirt driveway with hedgerows and old trees. Go past the big white Victorian house and straight up to the huge barn with the big grey roof. We will be working in the barn.
What - Garlic harvest is not overly strenous. We typically have two main tasks, pulling out the garlic out of the field (loosened by a tractor) to bring into the barn, and cleaning, bunching and tying garlic in the barn. We spend lots of time just sitting, talking and cleaning garlic.
What to wear - Clothes you don't mind getting dirty.
F0od - We will provide an assortment of cold drinks. Bring a sack lunch if you plan to stay through lunch time.
Families - We don't mind well-mannered children, as long as an adult is with them to supervise. But please remember this is a working farm, with the dangers (and dirt) that are inherent with it. Supervision is key.
We hope you can make the party! If you think you would like to come, an email would be great just so I know how many folks to expect!
Thanks for reading!
Georgie Smith, Farmer
Willowood Farm of Ebey's Prairie