We completed creating all of our field beds in mid-May. These 24 beds are 100' long and 30" wide. This was the first task the two of us did on-site starting at the beginning of December 2020, so it was a 6.5 month long project. To find out more details about this process, take a look at our past social media posts.
We also completed building our two 100' long caterpillar tunnels that will house warm-season crops and overwintered greens. We have 6 out of 8 beds completed in them, so there is a light at the end of these two tunnels! There are still a few other components that need completion (mainly the wash/pack station and our farmstand), but we are very excited to be almost done with building the farm beds. Thank you to our friends and family who have lent a helping hand, and to all the folks who have reached out and made us feel at home on Camano!
Lastly, we want to give an update on our distribution system for this season. As some of you may know, we have been partnering with FamilyWorks food banks and Tilth Alliance's Good Food Bag program, both of which distribute fresh, local produce to those who may not otherwise have access. These two organizations have a greater capacity for our produce than we were expecting, so we are shifting gears to actively prioritize them. We believe that nourishing local food system pathways like this is crucial to the holistic healing of our communities, and we are excited and grateful to play a part.
Our produce distribution to everyone else in the Camano and Seattle areas will be dependent on the weekly orders of FamilyWorks and Tilth's GFB. As of now, this will come in the form of an email that will let you know what is available and direct you to our on-site farmstand or link you to our online store where you can place an order for pick-up or delivery. We would like to have enough produce to go around as the season continues to pick up, so keep an eye out.
Thank you for being interested in and supporting Eternity Farm! We are sorry if you were looking forward to more consistent produce offerings from us, but we hope that your excitement can be transferred to the strengthening of accessible local food pathways. And always feel free to reach out to us for any reason. Happy summer!