Friday, 22 June 2012

Urban farm visit in California

Urban Ag is going strong in the Bay Area, just as it is in so many cities across North America and, of course, the world. Most places around the world have never stopped growing food close to home, it's nice to see a renewed understanding of the role of food in our lives in our region. This is another great connection facilitated by food, meeting new food denizens...

Many, many thanks to the Urban Adamah folk for putting us up over the past few days in Berkeley. We have had the fortune of spending nights and early mornings in the presence of some blessed veggies.
Many hands make light work.

Make hay while the sun is shining.

Thursday, 21 June 2012

First Harvest - June 17, 2012

Looked like a pretty smooth harvest with all of the helping hands. Things can still grow despite the cooler weather. Cool weather and lots of rain make for the best spring radishes and garlic scapes fill out any meal no matter how you incorporate them.

It begins...
Radishes. Up and down.

Mills in anticipation - tentative, thoughtful, with intention.
The new system makes for a nice photo
Any day now
And sprouts courtesy of M. Chris Thoreau et crew. Merci Chris!

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

First CSA Box - Sunday, June 17th

We are putting together the first of many CSA boxes this Sunday. We do all the harvesting and packaging in the morning, providing our members with the freshest possible veggies (aside from their own gardens). Here are a few details:

Le Marche St George (corner of East 28th and St George)

2:30pm - 6pm

  • Please bring your own grocery bags in which to pack your food to take home. 
  • Feel free to stop by to talk shop with us even if you aren't a shareholder. You can meet some urban farmers, sip some amazing coffee and eat extraordinary pastries.

Thursday, 7 June 2012

Cool Weather Crops

The hot weather a few weeks back was a bit of a teaser. If you have tomatoes in your garden, uncovered, I bet they look a little chagrin - we do too, with a tinge of anxiety that is commonly felt when one's livelihood is tied to the weather.

But it's not all bad, here are some shots of a few cool weather crops that are doing peachy.

Transplanting bok choi a couple weeks back
Not bad!
Kale (sigh)
Our first CSA box is still tentatively scheduled for June 17th. We will send out an email to all members with a week's notice.

Monday, 4 June 2012

L'Entrevue sur Radio Canada

Si vous parlez francais, vous pouvez entendre notre fermier Camil sur Radio Canada. Ma partie preferee, sauf quand il m'a appele 'Guillaume', etait l'expression "faire pousser des legumes".

We are official vegetable pushers.

A la fin de l'entrevue, Pierre-Phillipe a invite Camil pour une autre session une fois que les petites fermes etaieint endormis. Restez a l'ecouter!

Bravo Camil!

Friday, 1 June 2012

Vancouver Courier Article

Little known fact:
Garlic grows best when you think deep thoughts near its root zone. Now you know why our garlic is the way it is.

Here's the article. Enjoy!

And to get you going on some contemplation (courtesy of J. Handy):

"Consider the daffodil. And while you're doing that, I'll be over here, looking through your stuff. "