This weekend we got set up for our new 4-legged friends to arrive. The cows came from Parkside Farms, and our responsibility is to move them on to new pasture every morning. So far so good.This week the produce pack will likely contain: spinach, peas, kale, salad mix, green onions, radishes, zucchinis, cilantro, basil, italian parsley, garlic scapes, and arugula. Along with strawberries and eggs.
The heat and rain are great for crop growth! Some english cucumbers surprised us this morning. We didn’t know they were so far along. The melons are taking over one of the hoop houses. We can’t walk on the paths anymore… We are busy weeding, trellising the tomatoes, planting, mulching, harvesting, collecting eggs, and moving the livestock to new pasture every morning.
New people are joining the Produce Pack every week, and there is still room for more. Please feel free to share your favourite ways to use your produce either by commenting on this post or on the Facebook page. Debbie just sent in a suggestion for a great-sounding salad: “Strawberry Avocado and Almond Salad (using the mixed greens from the produce packs) drizzled with a maple/honey/cider vinegar dressing. SO yummy!” Thanks Debbie, you’re getting the ball rolling. Don’t forget about Open Farm Saturday on July 14, starting at 2pm. You are all welcome to come out and visit the farm.