The first veggie box to Newy.

It’s been three months in the making. I’ve been slogging away at this farm – making beds, sowing seeds, watering, weeding, waiting, hoping that things would finally come together… When I heard a friend was having a house party down in Newy, I decided I couldn’t wait any longer, I had to get down there, sell some boxes and party.

It was a rough two days getting these boxes together – because I don’t have a coolroom yet and the weather was steamy, I had to harvest Friday night when it cooled down – I was out there from 6pm til midnight with my head torch, bugs flying in my eyeballs, starving, pissed off yet pumped at the same time. I called it a night at 12am, slept for 4 hours, then got up to finish harvesting the super sensitive greens, like lettuce, basil and rainbow chard. I finally got in the van to cruise, on time at 6am, and thankfully my excitement and desire to make some cash made the 3 hour drive easy!

I set up a little veg pick up point at Centennial Park in Cooks Hill…. Pretty busy being a Saturday morning, definitely sparked some interest from people walking their dogs. The sun was out, the tunes were on, friends showed up and picked up their vegetable boxes as a market style pick up, with a free jar of pickles or pesto and banana bread included. The vibe and feedback was great.

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So stoked to reach that milestone…. To finally share my hard work and produce with my favourite homies. It’s a good feeling. I packed up, headed to the White Noise house party to finally relax and blow off  a LOT of built up steam…. my day was filled with beers, Pimms, nachos, dancefloor bust outs at the Coloursound day party, a heavy metal band at the Small Band Room next door, some late night karaoke and a long, tiresome walk home 12 hours later…… Thank you Newy, you were just what I needed.

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A fleeting moment of sophistication and class at the White Noise party….Who said farmers don’t have fun?

 


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