At this time of year, we are working on the back-end of our farming operation. Instead of spending all our time in the field, we spend most of our time behind computers, drafting seeding and harvesting schedules, deciding where each crop goes, and ordering materials. It’s not our favourite part of farming, but it ensures we know how much produce we will have, and ensures we stay efficient during the busy summer months.
This past weekend, we set-up our propagation house. This is where all our little seedlings will stay warm and grow strong, protected from the rain and cold outside. Thanks to our friends Graham and Jasmine who helped brave the cold snow and ice.
We managed to get away for the family day long-weekend to relax a bit before the tsunami of work arrives on our door step.
We went to Salt Spring Island for the weekend, and it was a real treat. If you have never visited this island before, make sure you do. Salt Spring has a wonderful farmers market filled with crafts made by the island’s artisans, produce grown by local farmers as well as wines, cheeses and meats all produced on the Island. Just be careful not to blow your whole paycheque in one visit!
During our visit, we managed to stop by Seedy Saturday, where locals gather to sell seeds from their personal varieties.
I didn’t want to spoil the surprise, but I want all of our Veggie Box subscribers to know we bought fingerling seed potatoes for us to grow, which will be in all of your shares! Yum!
Special thanks to everyone who registered for the season so early, as it is your support that helps us pay for all those infrastructure costs and helps us buy things like potatoes to go in your share.
Over the next few weeks, more seedings will be sown, and there will be much more activity in the ground to share with you guys, so please stay tuned for more pictures and exciting updates!
Yours in farming
Andrew and Sibella