This is a hobby that just got out of control many years ago. It works because we sell the bunches retail at the ferry plaza market, mainly to tourists. It is a special gift from San Francisco at a very reasonable price.
Last year, was the first year we had our harvest party weekend. We invited members to help us to harvest this crop. It was a great success and we are already full for this year's party. We feed every one meals. We start work at 8:30 after breakfast and finish at noon on Sunday.
Our crew cuts the crop with electric hedge trimmers and we secure them into bunches to dry with rubber bands. We take them to the drying room and hang them in the dark on trestles. It is hard work but fun and Lorraine keeps serving wonderful food all weekend.