Today I visited the farm to check on the produce after a really hot spell. Surprisingly everything had coped just fine, and no plant losses! There was a very crispy fried frog though and I gave it a fitting burial down by the dam. I was however greeted with a beautiful field of green!! This green was a wonderful flush of new weeds through the beds! So with my trusty stirrup hoe I trundled along and weeded everywhere it was needed! I also managed to pop in some late seedling plantings of lebanese cucumbers, zucchini, eggplant, okra and squash. I also sneakily scattered some mizuna, mustard and lettuce seeds down a row to see how they perform!
Half way through my weeding the owners of the block I am farming on came out to say hello, and offered to show me the legendary Rockford Wines Farm.
AMAZING is one word... I was in farm heaven!!
So the farm is set on private land and grows everything needed for the Rockford chefs to cook up a storm each week for the VIP clients of Rockfords.
The farm has two full-time workers who are doing an incredible job on this farm! Two high tunnels house some very healthy and abundant crops.
There is an extensive and impressive patch of Asparagus (Largest I've ever seen!! )
And so many different patches of pumpkins around the place!
There are many different areas on this farm, and I was so overwhelmed I didn't get photos of all of it, but there are many many fruit trees in 3 separate orchards, and 2 different corn patches. The farm is extensively planted with all sorts of produce, and many many different flowers designed to bring in the bees and beneficial bugs. I saw dried poppy seed heads as tall as me!
The washing station, office and equipment storage is housed in a charming old shed converted into an amazing functional space. I am very very jealous of these farmers - I may need to strike up a few friendships for mentorship and experience! (and man oh man I would love to work here!!)