What does 5,000 pounds of food look like?

The other day at a Hawthorne LEAD meeting, we totaled up the amount of food we grew at our St. Olaf and Nellie Stone Johnson gardens this season and it was 5,034.01 pounds!! We had some fun imagining and then Googling what 5,000 pounds of something looks like.

We found that, 5,000 pounds weighs about the same as:

  • An adult male Rhinoceros
  • 2 Honda Civic automobiles
  • Half of a Blue Whale’s tongue
  • 2.5 adult Holstein cows
  • 70,000,000,000 Poppy Seeds

 

More importantly, 5,000 pounds of food to us at Hawthorne means:

Summer lunches and Fall dinners

Summer Lunches and Fall Dinners

 

Sweet Potato Pie from Scratch!

Sweet Potato Pie from Scratch!

 

Tomatoes for Sammy at Avenue Eatery and our friends at North Oaks and St. Olaf Residence!

Tomatoes for Sammy at Avenue Eatery and our friends at North Oaks and St. Olaf Residence!

 

Watermelons to take home!

Watermelons to take home!

 

And food stored for the winter months!

And food stored for the winter months!

 

It’s been a great fall full of cooking classes, harvesting and fun! Thanks Hawthorne for welcoming me so graciously into the crew.

 

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