It’s been far too long since I’ve posted. The last few weeks have been busier than usual as we sorted, cleaned, braided and bagged thousands of bulbs of garlic, in addition to our usual daily farm tasks in preparation for a two-day garlic festival in Carp last weekend. To follow are some pictures from the past few weeks :)
The beautiful farm centre, which will house a communal kitchen, bathroom and common area is almost complete! Construction of the new intern cabins were finished a few weeks ago so we are anticipating to officially move back to the farm the first week of September. Very exciting!
We are over half-way through the 16 week CSA program we offer. Becca and I were in charge on the on-farm CSA pick-up this week. Above is a list of what members received in their baskets this week.
These beautiful eggplants are a variety called ‘fairytale’.
Delicious heirloom tomatoes (Fun fact: I’ve never enjoyed raw tomatoes until I came to work on this farm. I guess I just haven’t been eating the right tomatoes. These are like candy! Soooo sweet!)
We used the tractor to harvest melons for CSA again this week and instead of unloading them all we just backed it right in next to the table with the veggies so members could just grab them straight out of the bucket on their way out :)
Speaking of watermelons, these are hands-down the absolute best watermelons I have ever tasted. I think our CSA members and everyone else who has tried them agrees. We have been enjoying these veryyyy frequently. Watermelon season on the farm is almost over and we’ve all remarked that we’ll be sad when the very last one is eaten. That’s seasonal eating for you: eating and enjoying a lot of a certain food when it’s in season because you know it only comes around for a period once a year. It makes you truly appreciate your food even more :)
The apples are already quite ripe and delicious and it’s only still August! This is likely due to the early summer weather and very hot and dry June and July we experienced.
This apple tree is located directly above the picnic table that we eat lunch at every day.. how convenient ;)
Zach and Kylah planted an experimental patch of grapes this year, which proved to be a success! They hope to include this sweet and refreshing treat in next year’s CSA boxes.
These onions are an Italian heirloom variety called Red Tropea. They are a sweet onion with a mild kick and are delicious raw in salads or caramelized.
And to close, a picture of me hiding in the kale patch. Eat your greens! :)