Monday, April 13, 2020

Harvesting Thursdays and delivering Fridays

Most of the veg that goes into our veg boxes is picked on a Thursday, with salad leaves and items like lettuces being picked first thing Friday morning just before the veg boxes go out. So Thursday has always been a big busy day for us, but recently it has got even bigger and busier as our veg box numbers have gone up from 50 to 150 per week.

Luckily plenty of local volunteers have stepped in to help us pick and pack, without whom these numbers would not be possible - so we all owe a lot of thanks to Sue, Linda, Ben, Dom, Andy, Shelley, Nick, Anthony, Caroline, Lucy, Rosa and others, for helping us get fresh veg out to the households of West Cornwall.
Picking 12kg of spring greens in isolation on the market garden.

Social-distancing lunchtime in the farmyard (with our household of resident volunteers all together, everbody else spread out).
Plus of course another huge thank you to our volunteer delivery drivers every Friday - Lucy and parents for St Ives, Joe and family for Penzance, Andy for St Just and surroundings, and Chris for everywhere else (which takes him eight hours, including adding the milk and bread, and working out everybody's route for them - last Friday Chris had a chocolate biscuit for lunch whilst packing his second van-load of boxes).

Some of our regular volunteers are staying away in self-isolation. We miss you and hope to be able to welcome you back soon. If you need anything please let us know.

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