Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Week two csa


Well it's looking to be a great winter this year. That basket is one full share there was barely room to squeeze everything into the basket. 
So what's in there because let's be honest you really cannot tell from the picture. 
Here goes: russet potatoes, rutabaga, red kuri squash, butternut squash , carrots, radishes, winter choi, peppermint chard, kohlrabi, and  spinach. 

Looks like it will be some good local eating this week!

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

First Csa

Just a reminder to those who are getting winter CSA that today will be the first farm pick up and Brock deliveries. Home deliveries will be tomorrow morning. 
If you did not receive the email with pick up information please contact us at: amanda@creekshorefarms.ca. 

Still interested in buying our produce? Watch for our new online store front opening soon!

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Winter CSA

This is just a note for those who have signed up for our winter CSA program that we will be beginning that this week. Please watch your email for information about pick up/delivery times.

Regards Amanda and Ryan

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Winter on its way

Despite the fact that it has turned into a beautiful day there are reminders that winter is on its way. The cold nights the forbidding weather forecast showing snowflakes and the beginning of our winter csa. 

With the beginning of winter csa next week we are in the midst of winter preparations on the farm. This year our fall projects have included the installation of a new barn and sales area. We are very excited of the arrival of this new building as it means not only a warm place to pack vegetables but also a warm place for customers to pick up vegetables. 

We are really looking forward to our winter csa this year as we have a great line up of products. We have beautiful greens growing all over the farm, giant rutabaga, broccoli just starting to sprout and so much more. Check out some picture below of how the farm is looking. 

    Strawberries tucked away for winter 

               Easter egg radishes 

              Purple Top turnips 


      Rainbow and Peppermint chard

                         Pac  Choi

                       Rutabaga 

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Busy busy

Well it is the busiest time of year for us with summer CSA ending and the winter one on the horizon. Just a quick post with some pictures of this weeks brining CSA shed. 

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

It's growing!

Well it's nice to see that we finally have some growth on our long ago planted crops! We have just finished harvesting a beautiful bushel of peas and are looking forward to picking some stellar greens this afternoon. 


        Of first indoor planting of indoor 
       Tomatoes which are doing great 

  We also have planted peppers, eggplant and cucumbers in the hoop house. So far we are really happy with the  performance of the plants and are looking forward to watching them grow. 

The pigs are doing really well and are starting to get friendly. They happily come over to the fence and say when we go out to see them. 


Wednesday, June 4, 2014

It always happens at night

You know for some reason no matter how hard you try you always end up working in the dark.

The reason for tonight's late night escapade you ask?

Three new piggies. We have name themWilbur  Charlotte and Stinky. 
They were very eager to get to their new home and started eating grass even before we could get them out into the pen. 

We are off to eat diner but stay tuned for updates on these crazy piggies




Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Summer 2014 Start

Thanks to the cold, wet spring everything has been set back a couple of weeks.  As a result we will be starting our Summer CSA program on Wednesday June 18th.  Hopefully this will give the sun enough time to warm things up and get the crops up and growing.
We are looking forward to a great year and thanks to all our customers for coming back for another season.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Spring Csa

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      CSA basket going out for delivery

As part of our 2013 winter CSA program we are offering spring baskets this year. So this week is officially kicking off the start to our very busy season. 
This week we have Rainbow Chard, lettuce,onions and radishes on offer. We are looking forward to next week when we will have our first snow peas of the season!

         Veggies waiting to be picked
                    up at the farm

There are lots of blossoms starting to show up on our new apple trees as well which is very exciting. It's nice to see that they are growing well. 


Due to the unseasonably cool weather we have been having this year things are a little behind. This means that crops that we have planted have been sitting mostly dormant over the past number of weeks. 
Luckily the weather seems to be improving and we are finally starting to see some growth. 


We are looking forward to the upcoming season and look forward to serving up some delicious veggies b






Thursday, May 8, 2014

Getting Ready

It is getting to be that time of year when you start to see blossoms and dream of fresh food.  This of course means that we are already in the midst of planting both in the greenhouse and outside. In just a few weeks we will be dishing out the first of the spring vegetables to our CSA customers. Despite a cold start to the season we have a bumper crop of swiss chard and peas and radishes are both well on there way
The landscape is changing a little bit this year on the farm as we have planted a small apple orchard which will hopefully start producing meagerly next year. We are also adding strawberries and rhubarb but they will not make an appearance until next year. It is exciting to see the farm taking shape

The greenhouse bench about two weeks ago.

There was a little article about CSA's in the local paper if you want to check it out you can view it here:
http://www.niagarathisweek.com/news-story/4494333-a-basket-full-of-freshness/

Friday, January 17, 2014

Exciting times

Well one of the most exciting things just arrived in the mail! It is of course our seed order. Our kind post man just delivered it right to the door.  We still have a few more seeds to get but we are going to pick those up from William Dam seeds in person. 
We are also branching out this year to a small amount of fruit. We obviously won't have any this year but hopefully in years to come!
What fruit you ask? Well we are going to be putting in some apple trees, rhubarb and strawberries. The strawberries are just going to be kind of a trial run this year. We are really looking forward to having some apples as this is something people often ask us about. We will be planting four varieties of apples: pristine, liberty, goldrush and freedom.