I've been a bit quieter than I'd like to be recently as I've started settling in to my new job as a Marketing Intern at Cornercopia Student Organic Farm on the University of Minnesota campus. I'm LOVING this job. It's more hard work than I've probably ever done for a job, but it's incredibly enjoyable and my co-workers are fantastic and fun to work with. We've been going absolutely crazy with planting anything and everything lately. We just got 910 tomato plants (80 varieties!) in the ground at the beginning of the week, as well as sweet peppers, hot peppers, basil, squash, watermelon and potatoes.
|That's a lot of tomatoes!!|
My job specifically is to A) work as a general farm intern (planting, weeding, harvesting, etc) and B) to work as one of the two marketing interns that head up farmers market stands that sell produce on both the Minneapolis campus and St. Paul campus portions of the UMN-Twin Cities campus. Our market stands officially start up after July 4th and I'm so excited to start that portion of my internship. The other great part about being an intern is the 10ft by 12ft plot that I have to do whatever I want with. Currently, it only has two brassicas and three sweet pepper plants in it, but eventually it'll have zuchetta, zucchini, 8 different varieties of tomatoes, salad greens and possibly bean plants as well. I'll have more on that later.
|The plot is looking a bit barren at the moment but that'll change within a week or so!|