Saturday, January 28, 2012

Summer 2012 CSA

Well, as some of you have been waiting for, information for our 2012 summer CSA program starting in early June is up and available online.  You can find all the information at:

We hope you are able to join us for an exciting new season and look forward to sharing our ideas and vegetables with all of you this year.

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Producer of the Year

Next week is the annual Canadian International Farm Show held at the International Centre in Toronto, ON.  While this show caters more to larger farms, especially those involved in cash crops or large scale livestock operations, there may be a few things at the show that will capture our attention.

Each year for the last few years the event has showcased what they call the 'Producer of the Year' or rather producers...  Three farms are chosen from a series of nominees, one small, one medium and one large operation, to receive this award.  Nominations are submitted anonymously and a committee then selects the winners.

As it happens, Creek Shore Farms has won the award for 2012 in the small producer category.  We are very excited about this and would like to thank (and know who you are, we really would) the person who anonymously nominated us for this award.  While it is a bit ironic that such a new farm has won we are thankful for the recognition and hope that we can continue to pursue the foundations of our farm we have established to support our community in any way we can.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Weird winter weather

Well it has been a really interesting winter so far. In our area it has been mostly rain, which has led to lots of mud. We have also been experiencing a lot of wind (well it feels like a lot to me anyway). So far it has not affected our winter growing too much. Our hoop house is standing strong full of greens and our squash and potatoes are safely tucked away in a wonderful shed that Ryan built.
We did get some snow last week which was a nice change accept for the fact that it was also windy making it mildly unpleasant to work in. Below you can see some pictures of my father (David) and I cleaning up some electric fence in the snow.
Our outdoor chicken area. As you can see the chickens are in hibernation

Self portrait. It was cold

Best place for kittens in the snow? Under the chicken shed of course

There is my dad hard at work rolling fence wire

Smart chickens inside

 On a delayed note we cooked one of our own geese for Christmas diner this year and I would like to say that it turned out pretty well. It was a lot of work but well worth the effort in the end I thought.

Homemade salad dressing to go with fresh picked greens for a salad
Goose going into the oven. Yep cooked on its side almost the whole time

2 hour gravy from Julia Childs cookbook. Well worth the effort

On a final note if you are interested in our summer CSA program please watch for that information to be available soon on our website: