Garden Veg in the Gallery

“Spring is when you feel like whistling even with a shoe full of slush.” ~Doug Larson

Things are starting to come back to life here at the farm.  While winter hasn’t completely let go of its hold on the land, change is in the air.  I’ve been keeping a close eye on the heated greenhouse, where I start all of the seedlings.  Its insulated by two layers of plastic with a fan that blows air between them.  I also heat this greenhouse with a wood stove.  The additional heat provides the perfect temperatures for seedling germination.  I’m up through the night stoking the fire, and lately, I’ve been serenaded by the gentle coo of a nearby owl.

tom seedlings march 11

As I seed new crops and tweak my crop plans for the season, I can’t forget that I have vegetables right now that need a good home!

So…

In celebration of the most exciting season of them all (Spring) there will be an early spring veg distribution on March 21st in the Gallery on Simcoe Street, behind the Collingwood Community Food Co-op.
Baskets can also be reserved to be picked up at the farm by appointment.

I’ll be in Collingwood from 9:00-11:00 am with an offering of veggies, which I expect will include: carrots, beets, onions, potatoes, winter radishes, garlic, and freshly harvested spinach from the greenhouses.

As usual, there will be some room to swap items to personalize your share.

$30 Baskets can be ordered in advance for pick up on the 21st.

For Summer CSA members who have paid their deposit – You get a CSA discount of $10 off this basket, making the total investment only $20.

Please order in advance so I know roughly how much of each crop to bring out of storage or to harvest.
Hope to see you soon, here are a few more photos from the farm…
rye twig

Ryley & Twiggy joining me on a garden romp to check out the greenhouses

Spinach Marc 12

This spinach is so cold hardy, I harvested it multiple times for the winters Winter CSA and will soon be ready to harvest more.

overwintered lettuce

It was a gamble transplanting this lettuce so late last fall. Surprisingly, most of it over-wintered successfully!

March 12

A view of the lower garden with dried cilantro seed pods in the foreground

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