Work Party Success! and other farm developments
Updated: Mar 24, 2020
We had a great Sunday working with a few intrepid friends and customers, getting in the last of our garlic and many of our perennials, both ornamental and edible. Many thanks go out to those who helped us to get plants in the ground just before this early snow fall.
Adam has been working hard over the past couple of weeks to get many things in the ground, including rows of raspberries, gooseberries, currants and goji berries. He has also worked to till areas of the field for our first plantings of greens, roots, peas and brassicas in the spring, which we will cover with large tarps for the winter. So far, we've collected a huge pile of leaf bags and yard waste from our neighbours and around town, for mulch and compost. With a load of organic poultry compost and an order of mineral amendments already delivered, and the greenhouse beginning to go up, we are feeling pretty ready for our first winter here - and itching to get started next spring!
Next stage for the farm business is craft fair season. Nica will be at the RBG Artisan Bazaar Nov 17th and Dec 13th, and the Makers Market Dec 6&7. All the preserves and many baked goods available at these events and still at Ottawa Street Farmers Market every Saturday. It may be already feeling like winter, but we don't have a rest until January and February. Looking forward to finishing the unpacking when the new year comes around!