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Showing posts from April, 2013

CSA Sharer Registration

As promised details for registration are available. We've made it easy to sign up. You can fill out a form online, call us, or if you see us at market in person fill out an application. Click the 'Our CSA' link above to view details and pricing. Go directly here to register.

Maple Syrup - So good!

Spring is here and the conditions are just right. Sunny days, cool nights, the sap is rising and we are making Maple Syrup. We only tapped four trees this year. Next year we may tap more. We make Maple Syrup the old fashioned way like this: Then we boil it like this: To finally have the syrup like this:   Today Monday, April 8, 2013 one small jar of our home-made Maple Syrup is flying to Dubai. A gentleman is going to visit his parents and wanted something truly Canadian for his parents. What better thing than Maple Syrup? Today is April 19, 2013. We have bottled more Maple Syrup, a friend had saved bottles for us so now we have these in the fridge. We want to recycle and reuse whenever we can.

Food storage

If you are eating local fresh food through CSA or farmer's market, you need to know how to properly store your food to make it last as long as possible. The longer your food lasts, the less food you waste, the less you need to visit the supermarket, and the more money you save. This article has advice on 27 easy ways to make fresh produce last longer.

Spring? Seeds..plans.. lets get growing.

I have seeds for this beautiful corn. NOT, genetically modified organism (GMO) or genetically engineered (GE). I will be planting the seeds in a special safe area. I hope to harvest enough to share with my CSA sharers and to plant again next year. "This corn Glass Gem is a flint corn used for making flour or as a popping corn. Unlike sweet corn, it is not edible right off the cob. However, it was likely bred as an ornamental variety—for obvious reasons. Many of these exquisite ears are simply too beautiful to eat." Thank you Native Seeds Search !

Spring is here .... are you sure?

Spring is here..yeah right!?  Darn snow and cold and wind, icky!  We can't wait to get the seeds into the ground and get growing. Mother Nature is making us wait... Some people have asked about the hens. What do they do in this kind of weather? Well here are a few photos. The red hen is just scratching around close to our hoop house. Here is some information about hoop houses link . The white hen has found some Brussel Sprouts. Who knew? Hens like Brussel Sprouts. The girls will stroll around the yard and the remains of the garden.  One hen went into the hoop house and stayed most of the day. I was wondering why, well a thermometer in the hoop house showed 10 degrees F warmer! Now we all know hens like cozy.