Farm Happenings at Common Ground Farm
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Farm Happenings at Common Ground Farm

Farm Happenings for October 7, 2021

Posted on October 3rd, 2021
Our rented cooler is filling up with our ongoing fall harvest. So far, celeriac (being harvested in the photo), kohlrabi, and about half of our cabbage and beets are out of the field. This time of year is always challenging balancing storage crops and winter preparations with our weekly harvest. From... read more »

Farm Happenings for September 30, 2021

Posted on September 27th, 2021
Our big fall harvest continues this week.  We decided to rent a cooler to help us get the crops in and at the right temperature for October.  This time of year is always challenging with our storage crops fighting with our weekly harvest for space in our barn!  But the weather looks amazing... read more »

Farm Happenings for September 23, 2021

Posted on September 19th, 2021
Despite the warm weather this past week, we are actively planning our larger fall harvests.  We are always squeezed for time and space to get all the crops harvested in the best condition so this past week we did another practice run with our new root harvester.  And this week we will be harvesting... read more »

Farm Happenings for September 16, 2021

Posted on September 12th, 2021
Fall is not quite here yet, but we have some amazing cabbage and fall salad mix this week as well as a few other fall favourites like Hakurei turnips and kohlrabi that are worth a try if you haven't already!  This week we also have golden beets and "candy cane" striped beets called "chioggia".   From... read more »

Farm Happenings for September 9, 2021

Posted on September 5th, 2021
It almost feels like fall on the farm this week. Our sunny days are met with wind and cool mornings, and half of our crew has gone back to school. This is our last big harvest of cantaloupes for 2021, and they're bound to be delicious. We like to stock up and freeze The melon chunks for smoothies! We... read more »

Farm Happenings for September 2, 2021

Posted on August 29th, 2021
We sure are thankful to have made it through that heatwave! Let's hope we have some more dry days ahead of us. This week, we have a huge harvest of broccoli available. It has done really well and is bound to be super tasty! We have two sizes, large and XL. Our greenhouse has begun producing Japanese... read more »

Farm Happenings for August 26, 2021

Posted on August 23rd, 2021
It's definitely hot, wet and sticky, but we're working with it! Our tomatoes are flourishing and abundant! The varieties we've grown this year are incredibly flavourful and amazing fresh or cooked into dishes. A large quantity of Napa cabbage will be available this week. These crunchy, crisp cabbages... read more »

Farm Happenings for August 19, 2021

Posted on August 12th, 2021
Holy tomatoes! We have an enormous bounty of cherry and beefsteak tomatoes! The time for processing is now, so if you were thinking of making sauces, salsas, jams, pastes or sundries, order our special 2L baskets today! We also have lots of delicious eggplant for stir frying or making baba ganoush! Peppers... read more »

Farm Happenings for August 12, 2021

Posted on August 8th, 2021
We have watermelons!  Last week we only had a few from HOPE farms in Aylmer, but this week we have the first harvest of our own melons and they look great.  These are a small, seeded red watermelon called Mini Love.  We've sampled a few and even the small personal sized ones are fantastic! ... read more »