I’ve enjoyed meeting seemingly random people who walk by my pick-up tables behind Smarts’ Flowers in Collingwood on Saturday mornings (from 9:30-10:30). It seems every week I meet a few new people who stop to talk and grab some freshly harvested veggies and herbs for the week. I’ve been putting together custom orders for people, as well as bringing a diverse selection for autumn CSA boxes.
The gardens still have a wide diversity of root crops and cold-hardy vegetables that I’d like to find a home for so I can get prepping the plots for next years’ bounty. There is still limited space for people to sign up for Autumn Boxes or make special orders of fall crops!
I am also looking to connect with people locavores in the Thornbury, Clarksburg and Heathcote areas for next years’ CSA – interested or know someone who is? Let me know.
We’ve had enough dry sunny days for me to get an overdue start on planting next years’ garlic. More and more people seem to be realizing that organically grown, local garlic is completely different from most other “garlic” for sale. I do my best to grow garlic in a way that makes the most of its powerful medicinal properties, which means no chemical fertilizers or pesticides, as well as growing it in soil that is alive and beaming with an exuberance for life.
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This weeks baskets included:
5 cooking onions, 3 bulbs of garlic, 4 celeriac, 1 bunch beets, 1 head lettuce, 1 bunch leeks, 1 pie pumpkin, 1 bunch mixed white and red russian kale, 1 big ol tomato (either red or yellow from my greenhouse), 1 bunch mixed herbs, and 1 quart brussels sprouts
My best guess for next week: carrots, spinach, celery, turnips and more!