Every week Molly Culver, our wonderful flower farmer sends out a newsletter about the flowers and an update on the farm. I wanted to share it with everyone this week because its so beutaful! Molly is away on vacation this week, and yet the farm must go on!
A little background on what they’ve been up to: on Tuesdays, Ethan, Whitney, Cari and I focus on field work – watering, weeding, digging new beds, applying compost, planting, seed sowing, trellising, and pest management. On Wednesdays, Chelsea and I plan out and harvest flowers for market and CSA bouquets. Chelsea has gotten to work at our market stand, and we both help with market take-down. On Thursdays, Whitney, Cari, Chelsea and I harvest flowers for two restaurants and the new Brooklyn Farmacy flower stand in Carroll Gardens.
Each flower apprentice brings individual and important strengths -- Ethan loves digging new beds, and lucky for that, because it is a routine part of Tuesdays. We wouldn't have a flower farm without his hard work! Chelsea brings a clear love for the beauty and variety of flowers and a knack and instinct for what works in a bouquet. Whitney maintains peaceful, cheerful, and diligent work ethic, which helps keep us grounded on days when there's much to get done. Cari brings gardening know-how, a very positive vibe and a great sense of humor. Together we make a great team. I am so thankful to work with such hard-working, passionate people!