Wednesday, October 7, 2009

2010 CSA Veggie Boxes.....

Application for next years CSA (community supported agriculture) Veggie Boxes are ready.
We can either e-mail or post the applications to you so please get in contact with us at the farm if you are interested in enjoying fresh, tasty, locally and naturally grown vegetables for an 18 week season. You are sure to enjoy the delights of a Veggie Box.
Please remember shares are limited and this allows Michael and I to maintain a high quality of produce for you all.
What is a CSA or CSA Farm?: CSA farms receive a set fee from the consumer prior to the start of the growing season. In return you receive a share of the harvest on a weekly or bi-weekly basis, but you also share in the risks due to weather and other factors beyond the control of the farmer.
The Season: Will run over 18 weeks from the the week of 16th June and will finish the week of 10th October Thanksgiving week.
What can you expect in your basket over the season: Arugula, Bush Beans, Runner Beans, Beets, Cabbage, Cucumbers, Chard, Chilies, Eggplant, Herbs, Kale, Kohlrabi, Lettuce, Peas, Peppers, Potatoes, Radish, Rhubarb, Salad Leaf, Summer Squash, Sweet Corn, Winter Squash, Turnip, Tomatoes, Tomatillos and lots more to look forward to.
Pick-Up Location: Boxes will be available only from the farm and pick up days are either Tuesdays or Thursdays between 11am-6pm
Share Size: We offer two types of shares. Whole Share weekly basket and a Half Share a bi-weekly basket. A whole share will feed a family of four for a week or two adults who love veggies and love to cook. The half share is the same size box of veggies but you only collect your box every two weeks. This means if you are on your own, or don't eat as many veggies as some this will keep you happy and contented over a two week period.
How Much will it cost?: A whole share is $450 for the season, A half share is $225 for the season. This works out at $25.00 per box.
Payment Options: With your application you will need to enclose a $25.00 non refundable deposit cheque. You can pay for the season in Full or in 5 cheques which will be deposited over the season. All payments whether in full or installments are due by the 28th May 2010. If you choose to pay in installments over the season there will be an additional admin charge to each installment.
How do you apply?: Either e-mail or call the farm, or drop by the farmers market this weekend to pick up an application form.
If you have any questions on the CSA scheme please do not hesitate to contact us, or read one of our earlier posts about the CSA.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Garlic Planting..

On a bright Autumn day, with a break in the rain we have managed to plant our first crop for 2010!
After a last minute panic we did find two really nice Organic varieties of Garlic. We have planted about 300 cloves of Music and tomorrow we will be planting a very small batch of Heirloom Fish Lake that we managed to get from the Sisters of Providence in Kingston.
We have placed the garlic in a well manured bed near to the Greenhouse. We have added a 4" covering of Straw to keep the warmth in and help set the roots. Then we have to keep everything crossed for Spring.