A year almost went, since the last posting… The season is too busy to keep up with the blog. And every year my resolution is to be better, keep this blog more up to date. Again thankful for all the wonderful costumers and CSA members for their support, all the help we had last season, without those great and enthusiastic people it wouldn’t be possible!! Big thank you.
This is the time of year that we have time to sit down, reflect on what we did last year and planning for the growing season ahead. Last year was a great season. The raspberries are getting mature, blackberries were in their first year, a start with our strawberries… A great year for our new crop Ginger!! Love the months of September and October when there is so many produce to be harvested.
At the moment we are getting the seed orders out, and do the planning for crops to grow. Also we are updating the farm; we will have 1 more acre ready to go in production, irrigation is getting updated, the old barn gets an upgrade, new cooler and next wash station. All to have the farm running more smoothly. Getting so exciting to have everything ready to go for the new season.
Our market share CSA is ready to go. please follow the link on top of the page.
Thank you, Yolanda
Too much to do!!! The farm needs extra hands!! Interested in helping on a farm, well there are job openings, as well as full-time as part-time. Have a look at the attached file.
At the moment there are a lot of transplants to go in the fields and cold-frames and greenhouses… Later in the season lots of picking, so there is a variety in work to be done!
Job Description and Qualifications
Looking forward to hear from you!
Brian and Yolanda
And so are the new greenhouses.
Thebiggest one will be a challenge, that one will turn into a movable greenhouse. Hoping to serve our costumers all winter with our ‘green-mixes’. and in the summer with tomatoes.
It was a beautiful week and lots has been done. Crop planning on the way, dates for the summer markets are in and started the onions, tomatoes, peppers and eggplant this week.
Since the weather is very nice today .. put on the boots and go outside.
Wishing everyone a Happy, Safe and Healthy 2012!!
Thank you for your support this year and looking forward to 2012. We are planning more vegetables and larger amounts of berries….Even more greenhouses….
Hope to see you in 2012
It is amazing what an one hour session with a social media expert can do. We have an official domain and a blog. Hope to be able to keep you informed with what’s happening on the farm and post pictures.
For the people who know us, we tweet too. It will be a challenge for me, as English is a second language … I just hope that the mistakes are not too bad.
Today was a market day, Nat Bailey Vancouver. It was the second week that we brought rhubarb, small but so nice. The greenhouse is full with winter greens, which have to go to make room for the tomatoes.
Tomorrow our new high tunnel will arrive. Our first one got destroyed by the November 22 cold snap and wind. The week before we were still picking raspberries in it. Such a sad moment. The good that came out of that is that we ordered a larger tunnel. More raspberries and we will give blackberries a try.
Two more winter markets to go at Nat Bailey 10-2pm, Vancouver. The first summer market will be May 14 at Trout Lake Vancouver. Hope spring will arrive soon!
Brian and Yolanda