Farm News, Aug 19/2019

We’ll have the following veggies this week:

Lettuce, spinach, chard, kale, broccoli, beans, tomatos, peppers, eggplant, potatos, carrots, beets, onions, cucumber, zucchini, cilantro, basil, dill, parsley, hot peppers, green onions.

On the farm this week:

We are officially done planting now and the seeds are put away and the greenhouse is empty of all the tranpslants!  I made it another 5 months without forgetting to water the greenhouse and it’s a relief not to have to remember to do that anymore this year.

But the greenhouse is full again now –  this time with onions that we are drying for the winter CSA.  Hugos initiation to the farm this week was basically to haul onions everyday from the field to the greenhouse and sheds to dry.

This week Hugo will be pulling up all our garlic and hauling it into sheds to dry.    His posture is a little unusual for harvesting, but it somehow gets the job done.

And our potatoes are now ready to harvest!  We’ve been checking them the last couple weeks wondering where the potatos were and this week they  suddenly grew 3 x as much as last week!  I’ve been neurotically watering them and telling them to grown for the last the last couple weeks, so maybe that helped.  Anyways,  here’s Kelsey and Karyl loading up our first potato harvest!

And the flea beetles were crazy last week – so it’s a good thing we got everything covered.   If anyone wants to know what our kale would look like if it wasn’t covered : this is what it would look like…

And are broccoli is also safely covered, but we are down to our last couple rows of summer broccoli!  We probably have one more week of broccoli left and and then take a break for a couple weeks until fall.

And finally, there’s a reusable bag sewing party being held Tuesday Aug 20th at Robert A steen.   If you’re interested here is a message from Myriam who is organizing it:

Please join us on Tuesday, August 20st at Robert Steen Community Centre (next to the farmer market) from 4:30 to 6:30 for our sewing challenge.

The goal is to sew 100 fabric bags for the farmer market to reduce our use of plastic. 

What you can bring: your sewing machine and fabric (if you have those). Fabric can be old bedsheets or any other coton fabric that we could recycle into fabric bags. If you have some strings, you could also bring it with you! 

We will work by station and to go faster, you can bring you fabric already precut in rectangles (if you want) (an example of dimension could be 11 inches by 12, but it is up to you). 

Also if the date does not work for you but you want to contribute, you could sew a few bags from home to donate to the market or donate fabric you might have. 

Thank you so much for your help in this project! 
Myriam and Susanne.

 

 

That’s it for this week.

See you soon!

Jonathan, Sarah, Irina, Shenggang, Karyl, Kelsey, Danielle and Hugo