I haven’t been out to the farm since before our vacation and wanted to share these images. I think they might be some of my favorite to this point. The day I visited was harvest day for the CSA. It was a gorgeous morning, with a coolness to the air that made being in the morning sun a pure pleasure.
Each week, Terra sends out an email to all of the CSA members letting us know what to expect in our boxes. In the email sent out for that week she shared some exciting news about the farm. For the last few years, they’ve been leasing the acres currently used for farming. It was a way for them to start, to see if they could be successful and learn the ins and outs of starting a farm on their own. Now, four years in, they are ready for land of their own and have been fortunate enough to find a place that fits their needs.
What does this mean? Often times as I’ve shadowed Terra, photographing her, she has talked about the dreams they have for their own land and all they want to accomplish. Aside from having more acres for planting, she’s talked about having chickens for eggs, a place to grow flowers, and expand the work they’ve already begun by bringing others in to learn about all that organic, sustainable farming can be.
Moving a farm won’t be easy. In fact, in many ways they will be starting over, but this time as they begin they’ll be armed with the experience of this first, small farm. I, for one, am excited to watch them grow.