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.

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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.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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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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