Monthly Archives: June 2022

First farm market on Canada Day!

Wow veggies, wow summer, welcome to another season of good fresh food! We are now open to the public for Friday farm market days, 3-7pm, from Canada Day until Thanksgiving. Stop by for some extra veggies and bring your friends and neighbours. Stop in also to see the new additions to the market, cards, herb salts and teas. See you soon!

Watch for this sign on the highway!

First Harvest!

It’s finally here! The first Friday harvest will be June 24 3-7pm. The first Tuesday harvest will be June 28 3-6pm. Please remember to bring your own bags/boxes. You can review how the CSA works on the CSA page on the website. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask.

So, what goes into deciding when to start harvesting? I usually aim to have at least five items and herbs available for the first pick-up. Springs are so variable it is hard to tell when some of the crops will be ready. As we approach Summer Solstice, plants tend to grow extra fast, so what is not ready one week, can be over ready the next. I won’t usually post what the harvest will be each week, but just to share with you the challenge of the first pick-up… I know there will be lettuce, kale, scallions and some herbs. There may or may not be peas, spinach, radishes, kohlrabi, sprouting broccoli, chard or frisee.

Last year the radishes, lettuce, and spinach were over mature by the time of the first pick-up. We planted the radishes and spinach a wee bit later this year to try to prevent that problem, but since last spring was hotter than normal, and this spring has been cooler, they may not be ready by the first harvest. Just to say the first couple pick-ups may be smaller than some years, the crops overall are doing well, and I’m looking forward to a bountiful harvest.

See you soon!