Our Farm Team: Nathan & Imran
As we move into a new year we wanted to take some time to reintroduce you to each member of our farm team! In this post from last week, we shared about Nick and Josh. And this week, you can learn a little more about Nathan and Imran and what drew them to farming.
Meet Nathan! He is the head of our Farm Club and leads the farm’s educational programming like the Backyard Gardening Workshop Series. And, he’s our resident birder! Nathan initially became a farmer because he loved being outdoors and wanted to learn more about growing food, which he views as one of the important skills one can have. Eventually he was drawn in by the environmental side of farming, focusing on how to make it as sustainable as possible. Nathan’s favorite vegetables to grow are tomatoes, especially the paste varieties like Granadero.
Meet Imran! He is the newest member of our farm team and he manages our Farmers Market. He was drawn to farming to learn more about the process of growing food and to solve some of the food security issues he observed in his community. And, like Nathan, he enjoys being outdoors. Imran’s favorite vegetables to grow are tomatoes, especially the Green Zebra and Cherry Bomb varieties. He also loves growing herbs like rosemary, oregano, and mint.
Currently in Season: Carrots, Beets, Cauliflower, Broccoli, Rainbow Chard, Cabbages, Baby Kale, Spinach, Kohlrabi, Radicchio, Brussels Sprouts, Fennel, Turnips, Parsley, Cilantro, and Dill.