To NOFA's knowledge, Gildrien says, there have yet to be any romantic connections among the weeders.
"We're finding that the focus is less on finding a love match than on finding people who share the same interests and values," she says.
"It'd be really neat to meet a woman," says Wolfe, 35, of North Tunbridge. I'm just thinking that you get to meet people while you help out a local farm, weeding.
It says something about people that they'd like to do something like this." There have been three weed-dating events so far, two in August and one in September.
At the end of the day, some people might have cultivated a mutual interest — and no matter, the field is freshly weeded.
The Northeast Organic Farming Association (NOFA) of Vermont, which organized this inaugural series, says it's the first of its kind in the nation.
His apprehension had nothing to do with farming, and everything to do with meeting someone new.He was about to participate in an event called weed dating, a meet-up for single farmers looking for a date or a mate.