Joe Schirmer of Dirty Girl Produce has taken Tomato Watch into his own hands! Â We had intended to cover the details of dry farming this week, but on Tuesday we received an email Â from Joe and shortly after that a video he shot himself of his tomatoes being planted. Â How cool is it to see the process of farming through a farmer’s eyes?
The first tomatoes are going out tomorrow at noon. Â We wanted to wait for the brunt of this heat wave to pass first. Â So we disked, listed, composted, ripped and now we are watering and we will till the beds in the a.m. and start planting after lunch. Â Hopefully we will be done planting the first wave Thursday and I will try to remember my video camera and get as much as possible.
It was our intention from the beginning to give farmers a space to connect with their community in a more direct forum and in their own voice. Â So it pleases us to no end to get email reports & pictures & now videos directly from our farmers.