Weekly Update: July 29th
Updated: Jul 28
It's been a busy week with some very hot days. Our garlic is ready to be harvested and we'll be pulling it from the field today and tomorrow and drying and curing it for the next couple of weeks. The bulbs we harvested to test look great and large so we're excited to be able to share fresh garlic with all of you soon.
This week's shares won't include a bowl of salad mix as they typically do. We harvested a bed of salad mix for the food bank with another bed intended for our CSA program, but with the heat and rain, that bed bolted (got bitter) sooner than we expected and we didn't feel comfortable sending it out. Next week there will certainly be salad mix, so sit tight!
This week's shares will include celery! This is the first season we've tried
growing celery and so far we feel the experience has been positive. We're interested to hear what you think.
We're harvesting our celery stalk-by-stalk rather than the entire plant at once. This will allow the celery to continue growing, produce more stems, and ultimately more celery for all. This cut-and-come-again approach works for a variety of crops but since this is our first time growing celery, the whole thing is an experiment.
If you're interested in visiting our farm and taking a tour of our garden, hang in there! We had to delay our tour sign up by a week due to a busy schedule, but next week we'll share a sign up form where CSA members can book a guided tour. Friends and family welcome!
Let us know how we're doing
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This Week's CSA Share
Turnip or Radish
Food Bank Donations
So far this season we've donated 1,200 pounds of fresh produce to our local food banks.
Most of our donated produce goes to Kawartha Lakes Food Source, a fantastic charitable organization that distributes to many food banks within Kawartha Lakes.
We also make direct donations to the Fenelon Falls Salvation Army, Bobcaygeon Food Bank, and the Kinmount Salvation Army Food Bank.
A big thank you to all of our CSA customers who support our operation and make this possible!