Gettin’ Those Greens

A new harvesting tool will make it much easier for market gardeners to collect their organic salad greens. Check out the Quick Cut Greens Harvester.

Greens harvester

This handy tool called the Quick-Cut Greens Harvester “mows” delicate greens, drastically cutting harvest time.

Photo by Farmer's Friend LLC

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Market gardeners, take note: A remarkable harvesting tool called the Quick Cut Greens Harvester will take a huge whack out of your harvesting time. The Harvester, designed by and available from a company called Farmer’s Friend (www.FarmersFriendLLC.com) in Williamsport, Tennessee, uses a spinning, flexible brush to push greens across a cutting blade and then capture them in a large basket. Powered by a rechargeable drill, the $559 unit can cut all kinds of greens many times faster than someone cutting by hand.

You really need to see the video at https://goo.gl/w2TbjC to appreciate this new harvesting tool. Together with hoop houses, this harvester could allow every community in the country to more easily enjoy a wide selection of super-fresh, locally grown, lighter-footprint organic salad greens year-round!