Better Farm has a Farm Stand!

It was only a matter of time before our garden outgrew the appetites of the 12 people who called Better Farm home in the last month. Even hauling cucumbers down to Knorr's to sell wasn't satiating the garden, which has been producing zucchinis, string beans, summer squash, radishes, kale, and lettuce (oh, the lettuce!) like crazy.

So our powerhouse-of-an-intern Tiyi took it upon herself to organize, plan, stock, paint signs for, and execute a farm stand on the edge of Better Farm's property. She researched reasonable prices for organic produce, spent days painting sign after sign so there was no chance of anyone missing the spot, and got up each morning to pick produce and set it out. At the end of each day, Tiyi helped transform whatever we didn't sell into dinner.

We've divvied up Tiyi's work since she left on Saturday (never do you realize how much someone does until you try to take on their workload yourself), and have been enjoying all the people who stop to tell us their Better Farm stories, pick up some fresh local produce for their families, and ask us questions.

Nicole Caldwell

Nicole Caldwell is a self-taught environmentalist, green-living savant and sustainability educator with more than a decade of professional writing experience. She is also the co-founder of Better Farm and president of betterArts. Nicole’s work has been featured in Mother Earth News, Reader’s Digest, Time Out New York, and many other publications. Her first book, Better: The Everyday Art of Sustainable Living, is due out this July through New Society Publishers.