Thriving Under the Summer Sun

Jul 5, 2011 by     Comments Off on Thriving Under the Summer Sun    Posted under: Crop Mob Georgia, Crop Mob Savannah

The weather broke just in time for our trip to Green Bridge – offering a surprisingly comfortable day to mob — except perhaps for the boys who were shoveling manure. They loved it. Every mob trip is a tremendous learning experience. To my inexperienced eyes, the wilting heat of June does not seem like a time for planting. But as one of those “wannabe farmers” how little I know. The very-important manure piles were being prepared for new tomato plantings. In the dog days of summer, when it feels like no new life could possibly take root and flourish – a day on a lush and well-loved farm like Green Bridge proves otherwise.

We harvested beans (and learned what makes a good bean), gorgeous burgundy okra, enormous summer squash, and buckets of blueberries. And of course there was the manure and the weeding. “One” of us even got to sit in the air conditioning and separate the beans – it’s good to be a mob boss. Thrive Café very generously provided our food for the day – and it was amazing of course. We were treated to delectable watermelons from Walker Organic Farm in Screven County and sandwiches that included Green Bridge eggplant and Hunter Cattle (in Statesboro) beef. You can eat this good stuff off our local farms any day that Thrive is open, that’s just how they roll – so give them your business.

Sipping fresh mint tea (courtesy of Michael – our Green Bridge farmer) in the shade with friends, after a good morning’s work in the fresh air – another perfect day with our mob. Mobbers went home happy, full and loaded up with a few fruits of their labor. Can’t wait for our next date.

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