Socially-distanced Teamwork

May 26, 2020

In the midst of this global pandemic, Stone Bank Farm and Market staff have figured out how to keep themselves and their customers safe (through socially-distanced teamwork!), while keeping local, organic food coming.

Farmers, Kim and Danika (left to right in background), and volunteers, Chris and Lucy (foreground, left to right), transfer seedlings from the greenhouse to the outdoor raised beds, (while maintaining the required 6-feet of social distance).  

If you were to walk into the market any Wednesday through Saturday these past couple of months, you would see Michelle and her small staff running around like crazy —– boxed food orders covering just about every available surface of the market. During this time of COVID-19, the market team is like a well-oiled machine!

Who would have thought that this year’s Annual Plant Sale would be virtual? —— but thanks to a hard-working Stone Bank Farm bunch —- and hundreds of enthusiastic gardening patrons, this was SBF’s best year yet!

In the midst of a highly successful plant sale, there is little time to reflect. Beets, greens, alliums and other veggies, herbs and flowers must be transferred from their pots in the greenhouse to the outdoor raised beds and high tunnel so that fresh, local produce can be available for market-goers in the months ahead.

Thanks to innovative new systems and health-minded protocols, the Stone Bank Farm Market Team is able to keep the farm running and keep the good food coming. Stay well, everyone!

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