Here’s what we have lined up for you this week:
We hope you all had a nice long weekend and enjoyed labour day with this sunny weekend. It was nice to have the sun come out, but also enjoy cooler temperatures. I really enjoy the turn of the season as it offers something completely different, especially when eating seasonally.
We had a great week at the market as we had more produce than expected at this time during the season. Your shares are quite full this week and we are happy to share lots as cooler wether will change the amount available to harvest in the last 5 weeks.
With September, we are seeing the rapid decline of our cucumber plants, and seeing things like corn and winter squash such as pumpkin ripening.
We will soon see many garden beds harvested and prepared for winter with cover crops and a layer of manure
We shared a picture on our Instagram of our cute kabocha squash that we have been pulling from the field amongst some pretty late summer flower varieties. These are curing and will be shared a bit closer to the end of the season.
We have had a couple bulk orders of tomato for saucing, so if you would like anything extra for preserving, just send us an email. As you may know, we have been preserving lots, by freezing and canning and find that most things including vegetables such as zucchini, and carrots freeze really well for winter!
Have a great week!
Andrew and Sibella
ps Major earth works took place on the farm this week. About 40 dump truck loads of beautiful black peat soil was added to our fallow section of our vegetable field. The soil was moved to aid our farms drainage and was added to a low section in our field. It was a win win situation.
Many fields around our farm have standing water on them well into May each year. We are lucky to have a field with relatively good drainage. This extra soil will only improve it.
Now we will need to spread the soil and add amendments to make it productive.