Farm Happenings at Fiddlehead Farm
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Farm Happenings at Fiddlehead Farm

Eating with the seasons... in Canada.

Posted on June 27th, 2020
My grandmother found a "what's available when" guide to fresh fruits and vegetables from the 1970s, and it is a series of graphs by crop showing the balance between domestic and imported goods to meet demand. The seasonality of many crops is the same even today, from beans and beets to squash and sweet... read more »

Field walks and first shares of the summer

Posted on June 20th, 2020
Welcome to our summer CSA! I think you've all got an idea of how this works, now to give it a try. You'll get this customization e-mail each week specifying what we're thinking of packing for you based on your preferences. If there's something else on the list that you'd like, just log in to swap or... read more »

Success story

Posted on June 13th, 2020
New things are always exciting, and often intimidating too. We're so glad we've been able to feed you these past three months, thank you so much for joining us for the ride! It has given us the opportunity to learn more about greenhouse production, veggie storage, and helped give our staff some shifts... read more »

Busy times

Posted on May 29th, 2020
What does a farmers' week look like? We celebrated the rainy moments, worked through the July heat, and relished in the cool the last couple of days. This week we've seeded, trellised and harvested in the greenhouse. We've transplanted, mulched, watered, and hoed in the fields. Steph has spread a lot... read more »

Planting up a storm

Posted on May 15th, 2020
We've got more and more beds planted in the fields day by day. Each week as we seed more in the greenhouse, we have to plant trays out into the fields to make room for them! Last week we got our onions, shallots and leeks tucked in the ground. This week we've planted peas, beets, summer cabbages, chard,... read more »

Time to play in the fields

Posted on May 1st, 2020
This week's happening: Fieldwork has officially begun, some notes about our "trial" CSA plantings in the greenhouse, and read to the end for storage tips! It's been a very busy week as we have officially started in the fields! First, we clean up trellises, mulch and row covers from last fall. Then once... read more »

Lettuce Party

Posted on April 17th, 2020
Wow, the greenhouse is rocking! We've got two beds of lettuce to clear out this week, so it's all you can eat. I've given everyone two lettuce heads by default... but there's lots more so don't be shy. I've had some amazing reactions as I tuck lettuce heads on porches, you should give it a try ;) socially... read more »

Walking days

Posted on April 2nd, 2020
I'm so glad the weather has warmed to help everyone go for (socially distant) walks! The birds and frogs at the farm are singing up a storm, and there's a calm that comes with that - they have no idea we're all busy isolating. I found the garlic growing in all it's springtime glory yesterday morning,... read more »

First seeds of summer are planted

Posted on March 20th, 2020
We're really lucky that this time of year we can run the farm in voluntary isolation easily - we don't usually have veggies going out, or staff coming in. We're busy wrapping up office work and starting in the greenhouse. Our onions and tomatoes are officially started (photo of Valerie who lives with... read more »