At the farm CSA pick-up will begin on Tuesday June 20, and Saturday June 24 at the Farmer’s Market for Owen Sound folks. Members please reply to this so I don’t have to call you! It has been a funny spring. We have not been able to keep to our planting schedule due to the wet weather, but some of the early crops are very ready so we will go ahead and start harvesting, otherwise we will lose the crop! There are a few of you members who have not made any payment yet, and I don’t want to assume you are getting a share, so please contact me so I know for sure…. See you all soon!
For the next three weekends we will be selling plants at different venues. This Saturday, May 27 we will be at the Edge Hill School May Fair. On Saturday June 3 we will be at the STC Market Day. And on Saturday June 10 we will be at the Durham Herb Fair. We will have a wide range of vegetable, flower and herb plants for sale. All the plants are Biodynamic, started from seed or cuttings on our farm using our own soil mixture.
Hello all, a quick note to see if members are able to come out and help with planting the last of May and beginning of June? The wet spring has gotten us behind on our planting schedule and we are doing our best to catch up (and it’s going pretty well), but each year we have a planting push at the end of May and early June to get the frost sensitive crops all out at once. Come for half a day and get a $50 reduction in your share price!!!
Mark your calendars! On August 12th we will be having a celebration on the farm to celebrate 20 years of growing…. a poster with details will be out soon!
The March Newsletter is now posted on the “Newsletters” page as well as a summary of the 2016 farm finances. I am still feeling the effects of last years drought in that the income was lower last year than other years. Another dynamic is that membership subscriptions are down by a third as of this time last year. The farm cannot carry any more debt, and the future of the CSA as it is now is under question. This newsletter describes why I am still committed to connecting people directly to the land. The biggest issue I believe is around cooking! Those of you who are interested in a share this season, please let me know, even if you are not able to put any money towards it at this time.
We are carrying on this year as planned… more seedings this coming week, on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday: first lettuce, summer cabbage, kale and kohlrabi, chard, parsley, radicchio, and frisee., if anyone is able to come lend a hand, let me know!
Today is the last Winter CSA pick-up (winter is holding on for us). Also starting next week we are seeding in the greenhouse, so if you aren’t sure if it is winter or sprint, and want to get a $50 reduction in your share price, come help us out in greenhouse seeding this season’s crops! Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday we will be seeding Leeks, Onions, Scallions, Celeriac, Chamomile and Basil. Let me know if you would like to join us!
Yes, Canada turns 150, Owen Sound turns 160, and the Saugeen River CSA turns 20! Since 1997 we have been committed to growing food for folks in our community. We will be celebrating this summer, so keep posted on future announcements!