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Fall produce available

We have some quantities of the following available for purchase this fall. This is subject to availability/weather. Give us a call to order! 902- 892- 8575

Apples (Cox's Orange Pippin)-$2.00/lb

Cilantro-$2.00/bunch

Dill-$2.00/bunch

Parsley-$2.00/bunch

Beets-$3.00/lb

Baby Carrots-$2.00/lb

Cabbage (red or green)-$1.00/lb

Corn-$6.00/doz

Garlic-$10.00/lb

Lettuce (mixed)-$4.00/8oz

Romaine (red&green)-$3.00/hd

Kale-$3.00/Bunch

Parsnips-$2.00/lb

Potatoes-$1.00/lb

Snow Peas-$6.00/lb

Spinach-$5.00/8oz

Swiss Chard (red)-$4.00/bunch

Eggs (ungraded)-$4.00/doz

Austrolorp chicks update

The chicks are getting big are almost full chickens now and are excited to be in amongst the older hens.




Put that in your pan and fry it...

Random vegetables in the fridge? Check. More dill than a normal person would ever really use (though we're not really normal here are we)? Check. Leftover rice? Check. 
Throw it in a buttered pan, add  scrambled eggs (2 per 1 cup of rice roughly?) and soy sauce, voila. You have egg-fried rice!


 So... we really planted a lot of dill this year. Just put it in everything. You'll be fine!
Whoosh.
Delicious!

Giant beets

We have some pretty big beets out there... bigger than my fist!





Ducklings!

Newly hatched ducklings, our little brown Mommy duck is very protective, so we are not sure how many we have but they sure look cute.

Work shares available

We are offering work shares for the remainder of this season and will likely be looking for a couple for next year as well. We are looking for a few extra hands who can help out a couple hours a week (3 or more), Thursdays or Fridays for harvesting and packaging. In exchange you will be provided with a share of the CSA. Hours and size of share will be negotiated individually. For next season we'll need help with weeding, planting, harvesting, packaging, and possibly other odd jobs that might need to be done.

We're looking for people who have some experience in gardening, and who can physically do the bending and crouching required for field work. Own transportation required.

Please e-mail csa@rjrfarm.ca if interested with a little bit of background on experience and your availability.

Everything stir-fry

It's so great to be able to take fresh veggies out of your fridge and throw them all in a stir-fry. There's really not much limit to the variations you can create. Lettuce might be the only thing I wouldn't recommend stir-frying. Even beets can go in!

Here's a delicious stir-fry we made today...


First we browned some sliced mild Italian sausage. Then put in a large diced onion, then sliced 1/2 green cabbage (unused from a stir-fry I made last week), then a whole bag of de-stemmed and chopped kale, then chopped sweet pepper, then chopped broccoli, then quartered and sliced yellow zucchini. Almost everything from RJR Farm. I could have put Swiss chard and beets but I didn't want to go overboard, the pan was getting pretty full even after the greens cooked down. I try to guess the longest cooking ingredients to the fastest cooking and put them in that order (eg. mushrooms always last).

For the sauce I made my mother's specialty, and my favourite. Take a couple spo…

Strawberries!

Our strawberries that were planted have been coming in over the past couple weeks. Despite the tropical storm we seem to be getting a good harvest of some beautiful juicy berries.

Sometimes the chickens like to help....



If you want a quart of strawberries, make sure to come early to the market. $4.50 per quart. They sold out very quickly last week. If you want a crate for making jam, we'll negotiate a price. We would also welcome a phone call if you want us to make sure to set some aside for you.

We now have a Monarch Butterfly Way-station....

Several environmental and watershed groups around PEI are creating Monarch Waystations as a way to help the endangered butterfly species. They include the Bedeque Bay Environmental Management Association, Wheatley River Improvement Group, the Hunter-Clyde Watershed Group, and the Cornwall Area Watershed Group.

We had their crew out July 8th planting trees and flowers in an unused piece of land at the farm as a way-station for the butterflies. We'll have a visit again later for some some butterflies in various stages of development to be put in.



James helped transport some of the transplants as they had hundreds and it was quite a hike.





 An old stream bed runs across the farm, they planted trees throughout this.

The group with Rita and Marylynn holding our way-station sign. The crew included: Donnie Sonier, Max Hammer, Brittany MacLean, Jerrica Cormier, Jiselle Bakkar, Ben McCarvill, Jason McNeil, Chad Curtis, Dave Allen, Chris Newell, and Michaella Donovan.

RJR 百亩农场

We got help from the PEI Association for Newcomers to Canada. Thank you Alex

RJR 百亩农场

We haveFree-range hens
走地母鸡
Vegetables 蔬菜
Spent hens 老母鸡 Pork from Berkshire hogs 巴克夏猪肉 Grass-fed beef 食草牛肉 Egg 鸡蛋 Chicken 鸡肉

New size available!

We have some great news! Based on feedback we've received from our sharers, we would like to offer a smaller share option. We will now have a "Quarter" sized share. The total cost will be $225 for the full 16 weeks, which will be valued at $14 per week. This size would be ideal for 1-2 people.

Information session April 15th

For anyone interested in knowing more about our farm, about the CSA we will be having an informal information session at the Farm Centre, 420 University Avenue. April 15th at 7pm is the date and time. Some refreshments will be provided. There is absolutely no cost or obligation to attend this session and we welcome anyone.

Do you know anyone who might be interested? Pass the message long! Do you have a window, wall, business, office, apartment building, or somewhere that could post up a flyer about the farm? Let us know and we'll give you one to put up so we can help spread the word.

Acorn survey shows high satisfaction with CSAs

ACORN - the Atlantic Canadian Organic Regional Network put out a survey in 2013 for members of CSAs all over Atlantic Canada. The summary of the report is an interesting read. The thing that really comes out is that once people have signed up for a CSA, they really love it and keep coming back. You can read the summary here or view the full report.

Fridge full of veggies

If you aren't experienced with having your own garden, being a member of a CSA, or have a busy lifestyle, it can be challenging to figure out what to do with a regular supply of vegetables stuffing your fridge.

The first important thing to do is properly store your vegetables and greens so that they do not spoil. While we do our best to ensure that the produce and greens are clean, we recommend that you take a few minutes to rinse greens before putting them away. Soak greens in a bowl or the sink with a splash of vinegar, or a dash of salt, or nothing. Let any debris sink down or insect visitors float to the top. Remove your new friends then drain out the water and spin greens and lettuces in a salad spinner.

For beets, carrots, and other vegetables sometimes we will give them with the greens still attach. You can remove these and store separately to avoid moisture leaching from the root into the leaves. They can be eaten or used separately.

As we do not spray any fungicide or spr…