Hello and happy 5-day work week! I'm feeling rested up post-4th, ready
for a big week of biking.
This week I talked with Ned from Dogwood Organic Farm in Pescadero,
3 weeks back), now runs Dogwood with his wife, Rachel.
photo ctsy Dogwood Farm
I first met Ned 2 years ago at the Upper Haight Farmers Market, and have
been looking for him for a while. It was a treat to stumble upon him and his
produce this week at the Yerba Buena Farmers Market while out on deliveries.
I got to ask a few questions before making off with Ned's entire harvest of fresh
sage, and here's what I found out:
"We're actually farming the same land as Blue House, and because of that, I
really know what grows best in this site. We've really focused on the crops that
do best here: greens, lettuce, herbs, berries, flowers, etc. You can never really
know too much about a place.
Being with the person I love and creating a life and business together is so fun
and rewarding. We're very compatible and yet have our own focused areas. I
mainly appreciate the continual connection around the things we love: food,
nature, good work, family, humor."
Ned's favorite season (and one of mine) is late summer/early fall, when dry-
farmed early girls come on and the days are warm with no fog. We'll be back to
Dogwood then to scoop up those sugary tomatoes to dry for winter breads!
You can find Dogwood Organic Farm at the Yerba Buena Market at 4th and
Market from 1-6 on Tuesdays, or in Hayward on Saturdays.