Sunday, 30 September 2012

Harvest #13 - September 30, 2012


First off, a quick reminder to our shareholders that there will be a harvest next Sunday! Come early so that the ICF veggies can be incorporated into your Thanksgiving meal. We are usually set up and ready to go right at 2:30pm, just in time for turkey.

Thanks again to Owen, Naomi and everyone else involved in last night's Railway Moonshiner. The food was excellent, the drinks were incredible (both the R & B cask and the 'Hoppy Hemingway' cocktail) and the space was inspirational. Met a number of interesting folks too and had great conversations about food and farming. My iPhone photography doesn't do it justice but here's a glimpse of the transformed working space at Union Wood Co.

The space cleans up nicely.
 We had lots of bodies out for today's harvest which was perfect for combing through the bush beans. This freed up sometime for pollinator stalking. Our volunteer sunflowers were attracting some native and honey bees, the former looking a little shaky but still out and about in the late season.
Beautiful little Bombus
Still punching the clock as we head into Fall

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Here's the crew in the beans, beneath the Helianthus tree.

Reflecting on mixed bunches of kale
As the season wanes, the weekly shares tend to get a little smaller. Here's today's harvest line-up:
  • Carrots, scarlett nantes 
  • Mixed bag of tomatoes (copia, green zebra, sungolds, cherries, orange russian, and Siebenb├╝rgen)
  • Green wax beans
  • Persian star garlic
  • Mixed kale, winterbor & redbor
  • Lemon cucumbers
Some phenomenal carrots this week
Killer kale
Siebenb├╝rgen tomato
Orange Russians
Green beans still holding on
The Drill on patrol



Thursday, 27 September 2012

Railway Moonshiner

Plans for Saturday evening? If you like cask beer, appreciate hand crafted woodwork and dig fine cuisine using Vancouver-grown veggies (ours), join us at the Railway Moonshiner!


This is a special collaboration put together by the fine folks of Butter on the Endive accompanied by the head brewer from R & B Brewing Company and located at Union Wood and Supply CO's digs. For a glimpse of the woodworking artistry, check out this article from Scout magazine - pretty amazing. You can get a preview of Chef Owen Lightly's menu for the evening here, but you have to be present on Saturday night to experience Todd Graham's cask.

Hope to see y'all there!

Thursday, 20 September 2012

MONTECRISTO Magazine Article on Urban Ag

We were fortunate enough to be interviewed for an article on urban farming in Vancouver for one of Vancouver's finest publications: MONTECRISTO Magazine.


Screenshot of the beginning of the article
We're one of three groups covered in the piece - the other two being Sole Food and Victory Gardens, fine company if you ask me.

Here's the article, and here's the short video they produced to accompany the story.

Looking sharp Cam & Drill!