Community Gardens: The Harvest Continues

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This post comes to us courtesy of Brent Ridge and Josh Kilmer-Purcell, also known as the Beekman Boys


Here comes the most exciting part of the year for gardeners!


At Beekman 1802 Farm, we are harvesting everything from blackberries to basil and selling from the farmstand on the porch of the Mercantile (that is, what doesn’t somehow wind up in our stomachs before it gets into the village).


The photo above shows an aerial view of the community garden started at the Williams-Sonoma store in Huntersville, NC. Check out some photos from our garden, too.


Here’s a look at what other community gardeners are doing.


From Corrie DiStefano in Ridley Park, PA: A day’s harvest with winter squash and cherry tomatoes.


Corrie DiStefano’s gardens, with her baby girl, husband and dog all getting in on the harvest.


From Debbie Underwood in Lenexa, KS. She says, “My 10-year-old daughter is the gardener of the family. My husband gets the plot ready each spring and Lucy decides where everything will go. Lucy started gardening when she was old enough to push a hole in the earth and drop in a seed. The kids have had a great time harvesting this summer.”


“I purchased the Beekman seeds and books early spring. Lucy started tomatoes and peppers in the greenhouse in March. Our bean plants are growing and producing small beans but the bugs are having a wonderful time eating all the leaves. They look like Swiss cheese.” — Debbie Underwood


We know that if you’re a Williams-Sonoma customer, chances are you’re a pretty good cook — so start sharing some of the dishes you’ve created from the garden. Email your photos to, and check back to see what others are growing and cooking!


About the authors: Beekman 1802 paired with Williams-Sonoma to create The World’s Largest Community Garden. We look forward to growing with you. Follow along at

One comment about “Community Gardens: The Harvest Continues

  1. Abby

    My last attempt at gardening didn’t work out so well so we joined a CSA this year. It so happens that our CSA provides all of the produce for our local william-sonoma store! It is amazing how much better fresh, locally grown produces seems to be! I’ve been trying to write about our CSA experience each week.


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