so i left tada farm this morning after wwoofing there for 2 weeks. unlike hopeland which has almost everything (cabbage, onion, cucumber, tomato, lettuce, strawberry, milk, cheese, pork … ), tada farm specializes in one – carrot! its all about carrot! the farm doesnt just sell its carrots, but also make them into other products like carrot pickles, carrot juice, carrot vinegar, carrot hi-dense drink, carrot jam … n yes, they actually taste good, some of them taste very good in fact 😀
yet, nevertheless, after living in the world of carrot, eating n smelling carrots for 2 weeks, i m ready to move on to the next part of my wwoofing journey – 5-day backpacking in west hokkaido 😉
i have done some packaging work in the farm for its pickles n hi-dense drink, stamping the expiration date, putting on stickers, etc… n dont u like the packaging design? its so cute. i love it. n only later found out that it is actually designed by a shiseido packaging designer who is a friend of mr. tada (tada has so many friends! wherever we went out, we always bumped into someone he knew …)
happy that the harvesting season started a few days before i left the farm, at least now i have experienced a little of it n know what its like 🙂 ( i missed the harvesting season when i was in hopeland for i left too early)
first day of harvesting – only the first 2 hours need to be done manually. once a path is created in the field for the machine to move around smoothly, the machine will pick up all the carrots in the field while the workers will do the packaging.
big machine for washing carrots n seperating them by weight
n this is my work, cleaning up the pool of carrots n taking out all the grass, weeds n whatnot before the machine starts washing the carrots. looks dirty? i love this job much though 😀
this is tada farm. nice place isnt it? n its just 30 mins bike ride away from tomida farm (富田農場) too!
n this is where i stayed when i was wwoofing in tada farm. so nice… a small pretty guesthouse, all by myself, with kitchen n bathroom. i love it 😀