Exploring Nutrition on the Farm
The past few months have been an awakening period in my life. Just short of two months ago, I moved from Iowa to Washington. I came to Red Dog Farm with no experience working on a vegetable farm, but my love for nutrition led me here. With arms wide open, everyone accepted me and showed me the ropes. Every day, I wake up excited to come harvest and enjoy being outside with nature. I feel privileged to watch the sun rise as I drive to work, the birds play in the afternoon, bees pollinate the flowers, and much more. The farm has not only taught me there are more salad varieties then I had ever imagined, but to also be present and enjoy what the day has to offer.
This week is especially exciting because we harvested sweet corn for the first time this season. As we did this, I learned you can eat sweet corn raw. Who would have known? Not me, who was raised in the heartland of cornfields. So, as the farm season progresses and the weather starts to change, I look forward to watching the farm transformation, learning more about the vegetables I have sweet privilege to harvest, and learning how to incorporate them into a nutritious and delicious meal.
It’s time for me to get back to harvesting on this hot, breezy day. Or, as the song I have in my continually looping through my head goes, “Summer breeze makes me feel fine.”