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Cucumbers!

We have cucumbers. If we get rain this week we will have a lot of cucumbers. Our favourite types of cucumbers are Marketmore and Poona Kheera they are both tasty and make great pickles. Poona Kheera also can be used in stir-fries and chutneys. It is an unusual cucumber it has a white to yellow skin that changes to brownish red as it matures. Eat it as you would any other cucumber. A little grand-daughter of one sharer loves Poona Kheera so much at three years old she would gobble down a whole cucumber. Here is a recipe that we use:

Aunt Anna’s Mustard Pickles
10 cups cucumbers peel, remove the seeds and chop into roughly 1/2 inch chunks (7-9 cucumbers)
1-quart onions diced (6-8 white onions)
1-quart celery and cauliflower diced (2 cups of each)
1 red pepper diced (2 if you want more colour)
4 tablespoons pickling salt
Cover with 4 tablespoons pickling salt and water. Leave overnight. Drain well.
Sauce
4 cups vinegar
6 cups sugar
4 tablespoons dry mustard
1 cup flour
1 teaspoons turmer…
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New calves

We have two girl calves and four boy calves. (heifer and bull calf) They need names. Take a look at the photos start thinking of names please.





Spring is here...

Spring is here! Just a few of the resources that we use for our CSA planning. Some seeds ordered and ordering, some plants started, itching to get into our gardens. Waiting for the snow to leave and the soil to be ready to grow our tasty vegetables.

Chive blossom vinegar

To make chive blossom vinegar we trim off the flowers from chives and soak them in vinegar for a couple weeks. The chive flowers infuse the vinegar with a garlicky flavour and a beautiful pink hue. This can be used as a flavoured vinegar for salad dressings, dips, to sprinkle on fish or fries, or for a bowl of cucumber slices.


A ready batch.


Clean jars.


The light shining through the pink vinegar. So pretty.

Here's a recipe for a vinaigrette made with chive blossom vinegar.

Strawberries

We're expecting to have extra berries after our CSA sharers have gotten theirs. If you would like a crate or two for making jam, or maybe just a couple boxes for snacking, please give us a call. They are $4.50/box, $54/crate.

The year ahead

We are very excited for this year we have a lot of different vegetables that we have selected for their nutritional value, flavour, antioxidants, and colours.  See a full list below of what we have planned for 2016.

 We now have an egg CSA $4.00 for a dozen eggs ($64 for 16 weeks), if you want a half dozen $2.00 ($32 for 16 weeks).


We still have spots left in our CSA. Sign up here. We accept many forms of payment and you can discuss payment plans with us. We also introduced new CSA sizing we now have

1/4 Share (1 person) ($160 for 16 weeks - value of $10/wk). Includes an average of 3-5 items.


1/2 Share (1-2 people) ($320 for 16 weeks - value of $20/wk). Includes an average of 5-8 items.


3/4 Share (2-3 people) ($480 for 16 weeks - value of $30/wk). Includes an average of 8-10 items.


Full Share (4+ people) ($640 for 16 weeks - value of $40/wk). Includes an average of 10-12 items.


Don't forget you can refer a friend and when your friend signs up, you get extra vegetables. 

We can deliver…

2016 CSA Sign Ups!

2015 was definitely an interesting year. We as a family, as a farm, and in our CSA community faced a number of challenges. We had chicken thefts (darn foxes), infestations, seed failures, a late Spring and thus late start to the season, some family illnesses, back injuries, and the like.

Despite our challenges we have had a number of successes in 2015 too. We got to meet new CSA sharers, new people at market, and maintain a relationship with many wonderful people. We grew delicious beets, better kale, more herbs - not to mention a crazy amount of dill and beans. We also had our first beautiful crop of strawberries come in.



 Every year comes with its ups and downs. We are looking forward to the year 2016 and have begun our planning and preparations. The fields were prepared this fall so we have a jump-start come this spring. With our review of what worked and didn't work last year we are doing up our wish-list of seeds to buy

Our registration for 2016 CSA is open. Now is the time …