Monday, July 02, 2007

CSA #1 and The Story of June

Well, it's been a quick and busy 6 weeks since out last post. We've had 5 markets since the end of May, and we were quite pleased that this year we actually had greens to sell at our first market(that's a month earlier than last year). We've sold out at every market, although that probably isn't quite as impressive as it sounds, as we don't have a whole lot to sell(but we're still very pleased).

Work has included planting, weeding, trellising, tilling, bed prep, and a whole assortment of other little tasks. Mike is also the assistant Farmer's Market Manager, which basically involves being there when the manager isn't, so that he can 'put out fires'. Thus far, no fires.

Brad went to BC, had a good time, and came back. So we have out bread baker back, and last week he added a nice caraway rye bread to our booth, along with some bags of granola.

Katherine went to Toronto for a weekend to watch he sister Nicole's dance show. Magnificent by all accounts. The highlight was when Sofie,(Katherine's 3 year old niece) unprompted, shouted "Arriba!" in between 2 dances, while the theatre was silent.

Last weekend I went to a Scythe workshop. It was fantastic. I learned how to wield my scythe, sharpen it, build a new snath(handle) for it, and a little bit about hay making. Scything is a lot of fun. With a well designed blade and snath, you can stand upright(back straight) and with a well sharpened blade and good mowing conditions, you can hardly notice the blade cutting the grass. I was very impressed that it could feel more like meditation than working.
And when I returned, my brother Ben was here! And he is staying until mid August! His wife Sara comes in a couple weeks too! So we've been having a lot of fun, and we've put him to work. He even freed up enough time for us to write a blog post!

Now I will pass it over to Katherine so she can say a bit about our first CSA day:

We finally sent our happy campers home with their first CSA bags of the season! In the bags we had garlic scapes, salad mix(with edible flowers), arugula, spinach or kale, radishes and a head of lettuce. Also included was a little newsletter with info of what is going on on the farm, a bit of info on the salad mix, and a recipe for Tahini Garlic dressing which will be up on our website soon.

Almost everyone came on time and some people picked up bags for their friends. The beauty of living in a small place is that everyone is already friends!

We had a great time putting the bags together and greeting everyone as they came to the farm to pick up their goodies.

In a few days we should have a special page on our website set up for all the members so that they can converse about their veggies and share ideas on what to do with them. Keep an eye out for it!


At 7/04/2007 06:00:00 p.m., Blogger lynnfield said...

Everything sounds wonderful out there as usual. Thanks Luke and Kath. We've all been very patient waiting for a new blog post (6 weeks - have you been busy or something? :))but I'm sure I'm not the only one disappointed that there are no luscious pictures of those veggies and gardens.

At 7/10/2007 05:10:00 a.m., Blogger Jason said...

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