Monthly Archives: June 2011

June Volunteer Day

Dear friends of the Kranz Hill Farm,

Our Volunteer Day in May was productive and the weather was beautiful. We transplanted several hundred feet of tomatoes and weeded the tall grass that had come up around the potatoes. Thank you to all who came out to help.

This month, the Volunteer Day will be held on Saturday, 25 June. Because of the summer heat we are changing the work times for the day. There will be times for work from 7 until 10 in the morning, and 4 until 7 in the afternoon, with a picnic in between from 10 until 12. This way we can enjoy the most pleasant times of the day and everyone can scurry inside (or at least into the shade) when the sun is high in the sky. Even so it is important to be prepared for the heat. Please bring plenty of water (at least 1-2 quarts for each working shift) and a hat with a wide brim. I also recommend dressing in layers, with a light weight, long sleeved over shirt (to keep the sun off your arms). Please come out, lend a hand, enjoy the scenery, and meet other people involved with the Kranz Hill Farm.

(The work on Saturday will likely include weeding thistles out of a large section of the field, so long pants may be a good idea.)

If you will stay for the picnic consider bringing balls, Frisbees, footballs, or other simple toys. We will offer lemonade and small snacks for the picnic; please plan on bringing your own lunch.

If you have any questions, please call (540-0912). (Now that the season has fully begun, we’re rarely on the Internet.) I hope you will join us.

Thera Detwiler

Kranz Hill Farm

(302) 540 0912


Hello world!

The first Omnia Humanitas Community Farm, the Kranz Hill Farm at White Clay Creek State Park is more than a source of tasty vegetables; it’s full of humor and learning too.  Not only do our shareholders receive 28 or so weeks of tasty vegetables, not only do our visitors get to roam about the meadows, fields, and woods of our lovely bit of the landscape, but everyone gets to learn about what we’re up to – our struggles, our innovations, our successes, and the frustrations, satisfaction, and hilarity that ensue – plus all kinds of interesting information about agriculture, nature, and society and the interplay amongst them. Our newsletter, “E, I, E, I, … OH!” and this blog are our way of bringing these additional delights to you.

So, welcome, enjoy, and here’s to a bountiful new season full of luscious food and charming delights!