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Farm Happenings for October 1, 2020

Posted on September 27th, 2020 by Chris DeVries

Even though it is officially fall, we have 2 weeks left of our "summer" csa / weekly deliveries.  You should have received an email about fall deliveries this past week and note that if you signed up this summer, you may have selected "auto-renew" for the fall so please check if the settings in your account are what you want by going here:


Winter shares?

Many of you have been asking me about deliveries through the winter.  While we normally would only go to the market at Western Fair throughout the winter months, this year we are working on plans to continue with our weekly ordering system and possibly weekly shares.  Given the uncertainty over the situation with COVID and the fact that many of you have expressed a desire to keep ordering from us, we are going to come up with a schedule and way to do this, even if it means we will order more organic produce from elsewhere as ours runs out.

Note on apples: 

Last week was our first time getting them and we were not able to give you an idea of sizes as we are buying in bushels, but I believe we can give you a better idea now that we've seen what we get in our orders.  The honeycrisp apples were expensive I know, but it's hard to find that kind of crispness and quality!  We are trying to find the most reasonably local organic apples we can but as you may know, organic apples are very hard to come by in Ontario!

Other crop notes:

We have amazing cabbage this week again and if you haven't tried it yet, we strongly suggest you put one in your order.  They are at their prime this time of year and we have some super tasty and crisp cabbages available this week!  We also have hakurei turnips again and we're slowly adding more fall crops to the list as the number of summer veggies goes down.  This is the last week for cucumbers!

One last thing:  we are carrying Las Chicas Coffee starting this week!  If you have never heard of it or tried it, it is amazing coffee roasted here in St.Thomas by Maria and Val who are originally from Nicaragua and they source their beans from the area they grew up.