Saturday, July 24, 2010

Frozen in the dead of summer

So we have started a new project which we are both really excited about. The project will be a winter CSA which I will clearly have a load to write about in the future. Today the first steps were takes in planning the CSA (or community supported agriculture). This first step was creating a list of what will be available over the winter months. Which to be honest is actually a lot. I also started the freezing process which includes stir fry mix. The stir fry mix includes: broccoli, zucchini, kale, carrots, and eggplant. I think it is a pretty terrific mix myself.
We are also planning a weedy Friday for next week. We are getting volunteers to come and help weed like crazy and get things all set for fall planting. It promises to be a great afternoon followed by a terrific BBQ. So if your reading this and think hey I could do that your clearly welcome. Just send us note!!
Today was another busy market day with lots of selling and buying going on . I had a terrific chicken ceaser sandwich from Willow Creek bakery. They also have really good pastry's.
We also have some new product coming available which includes: eggplant, carrots, beans (in a load of colours), and cauliflower. OH and lots of tomatoes coming too. Today we had Stupice, Sun Golds, Green Grape, Isis Candy, Yellow Pear, Snow White, Sugar Snack and Juan Flamme. All really tasty but I have a soft spot for sun gold's myself.

I know its short and sweet but i'm going to go eat some pizza!!

Friday, July 16, 2010

Kale Trees and Eggplant

It was another very warm day today but that did not hold Chloe and I back. My trusty employee showed her great spirit and smiled despite the fact that she even got some sun burn. Today we worked hard and got some needed weeding done in the carrot beds. We actually harvest some nice carrots which will appear tomorrow at the farmers market in a stir fry mix. The mix includes carrots, zucchini, eggplant,kale and broccoli. I think it will be a terrific seller and we don't have too many of them because eggplant and carrots are just starting for us. Non the less I and Chloe are excited that they will be presented at market tomorrow. I will do my best to try and take a picture of one.
Tomorrow will also include another fresh pick of kale which has grown into tiny trees. Today we harvest our usual mid-sized leaves for fresh bunches as well as tiny leaves for the stir fry mix. Although the kale is still doing great tomorrow will likely hold some planting for fall kale!!
Zucchini is holding strong with lots to harvest and today also was the first day that we harvest eggplant. We have a couple of neat varieties and all will appear tomorrow at the market. We also will have our first cauliflower at market tomorrow. Ryan and I ate one earlier in the week and it was delicious.
The food co-op is also an exciting place as we have started to offer vegetable boxes there. So far a number of them have been ordered and we hope that they become a popular addition to our orders.
Well that is all for now!

p.s- i do have some pictures but the netbook is being difficult and won't let me get them off my phone. Will have to do that later.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Popping up

As usually it has been a couple of weeks that have been busy. Which of course is common at this time of year! We have lots of great veggies in production right now including: heirloom tomatoes, broccoli, peas, cabbage(first one picked today), and of course kale. A lot of things are soon to be as well. Last week we were thinning the carrots which is a pretty big job and they are big enough that you can eat them. Still too small to harvest though. Ryan says they are very delicious.
So needless to say that veggie picking is well under way right now.
We also have a new duck that we are caring for. It came from a lady who found in her swimming pool filter. He is a wild duck so he is separated from our flock for numerous reasons. He is very small but cute. I will post a picture next week.
I am having a bit of a time crunch but hopefully i'll have another update soon.