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.

| Fall 2016

  • This handy tool called the Quick-Cut Greens Harvester “mows” delicate greens, drastically cutting harvest time.
    Photo by Farmer's Friend LLC

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!






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