PHOTO ESSAY: A Week in the Life of a Beginning Farmer

Raw Logic Farm is starting its first season in the Farmer-In-Training Program at the Elma C. Lomax Incubator Farm.  An organic farm specializing in vegetables, Raw Logic Farm is run by Chuck Danielka who believes farming should be a logical way of life! Chuck shares photos from a week in his life as a beginning farmer.


Up at 5am driving to the farm to water transplants and then to the day job and back to the farm. Total driving a day is 120 miles round trip and 840 miles a week.



After getting off work at the day job, I water tomato transplants before working in the field.



Washing and packing produce for the market. This takes about 12 hours on Friday to complete unless weather is an issue.



Raw Logic Farm sell produce Wednesday and Saturday mornings at the downtown Hickory Farmers Market!



After our Saturday market, we go back to the field to get the beds ready to put transplants into the ground. 



Bed prep for the transplants normally happens on Sunday at Raw Logic Farm.



We round out the weekend with planting the transplants on Sunday.


Think you’ve got what it takes to be a Farmer In Training at Lomax Incubator Farm? We are accepting applicants now. 
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