To see the August Newsletter, go to the “Newsletters” page and follow the link. Since writing this newsletter, the weather has changed from very dry to very wet. This is quite a relief, but we will continue to experience the effects of the extended dry summer with many of the fall crops.
All the cuts are now available from the pigs we raised last year:
Bacon, Plain Sausage, Pork Chops, Roasts, and Ham Roasts. Send me a message for prices and details.
Folks who pick-up at the farm can simply get what they would like, but Owen Sound members need to order ahead to pick-up at the Market. I will only bring what has been ordered.
Same as last year, Bennett Deakin from Aster Lane Bread will be taking people’s orders for bread pick-up at the farm on Tuesdays. Go to the website http://www.asterlanebread.com to see what he is offering. Contact him to get on his email list about what he is baking each week, and you can place an order for Saugeen River CSA pick-up.
So the CSA harvest season will begin for folks who pick-up at the farm on Tuesday, June 21 from 3-6pm. For Owen Sound Market folks it will be Saturday, June 25 from 8am to noon. Please reply to this so I know that you got the message, otherwise I’ll call you to make sure. And please remember to bring your own bags or boxes to pick up your share. You can review the CSA page on the website for details about the pick-up.
The roller coaster weather has made the crops growing out in the field a little hard to judge when they will actually be ready, so the first harvest might be on the small side, or it may not if things jump forward, which they often do as the solstice approaches.
See you soon!
The May Newsletter is now on the “Newsletters” page, just follow the links to the PDF. This issue is about our crop rotation… for those interested!
Many of you are wondering when the first pick-up will be… well I am too! It is usually around the third week in June, and it will be similar this year, but it is still too uncertain for me to pick a first day just yet. Keep an eye out for these posts. If we start too soon, we begin harvesting crops too small and get in a cycle of having to harvest more to give folks enough, but if we wait too long for the first harvest, some things are over-mature. Tricky business predicting how things will grow when you have snow one week and 30 degrees the next!!
We will be at three events over the next three weeks selling vegetable herb and flower plants: The Edge Hill May Fair this Saturday, May 28; The STC Market Day on June 4; and the Durham Herb Fair on June 11. If you are looking for some plants to add to your own garden but can’t make it to any of these events, just contact me an arrange a time to come see what we’ve got.
Hi everyone, sorry have not posted lately, but we are always so busy this time of year when it seems everything has to be done at once. The greenhouse is full of seedlings and we are now starting to get plants out in the fields.
Two reminders… if you have only paid your $100 first payment, a second payment would be very welcome now!
Also, if you are interested in getting a $50 reduction in your share price and would like to come out an give us a hand for half a day, you can do that pretty much anytime, just give me a couple days notice. We would love to share our enthusiasm with you!!!
You can also follow our Saugeen River CSA facebook page for more quick updates.
Go to the “Newsletters” page and follow the links to the PDF. This issue is about the role of the animals on the farm. Also, we have started seeding in the greenhouse!!! There are also still shares available, so if you haven’t already, make sure you get in to this season’s CSA!