Farm Happenings at Fiddlehead Farm
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Farm Happenings at Fiddlehead Farm

Safe in Storage!

Posted on November 8th, 2019
It was a huge relief Thursday evening when we got the last of our Napa Cabbages safe into storage despite the snowy conditions. These little "happenings" are my primary way to say hi as we go throughout the season, so don't be shy to click the read more at the bottom. Here's the story of our fall harvests... read more »

Changing of the seasons

Posted on October 20th, 2019
I always love seeing the contents of your boxes changing with the seasons. We've got the return of many winter favourites from watermelon radishes to french fingerling potatoes as well as the last tastes of summer with beans, peppers and eggplant on offer this week. Our carrots have now had three gentle... read more »

Cantilevered Bins

Posted on October 12th, 2019
I couldn't resist catching Stephanie in the act of carefully building her wall of bins this week. Her job on the packing line is to put the bags into your bins, and label the lids. In preparation, she pulls out the bins and carefully stacks them. While most of us make pyramids, which are a bit more intuitively... read more »

Carrots, Beans and Sweet Potatoes

Posted on October 5th, 2019
We had been watching the forecast low temperature for Friday night dropping steadily last week. By the time we were done packing your bags for the weekend there was a frost risk issued. So we popped out at dusk Friday night to cover up our beans and lettuces.  While for some farmers frost means... read more »

Curing in the Greenhouse

Posted on September 29th, 2019
While we spread our onions to cure last fall on our greenhouse tables, this year we could tell the harvest wasn't going to fit. Instead, we decided to hang them from the tables! So they're happily curing hanging up, and we've spread the squashes on top to cure at the same time. Curing is a the process... read more »

Fall Harvest Forecast

Posted on September 22nd, 2019
Our daily rhythms change with the seasons, and we're getting into the season of "big" harvests. All the crops that took a whole summer to grow are starting to be ready. Potatoes, winter squashes, and onions are all fighting for our time to get them from the fields into storage. For storage crops we always... read more »

Glorious Rains and Greens!

Posted on September 14th, 2019
A little rain has graced the farm each of the last two weeks, and the greens are thriving. Did you know that ideally, veggies need 20-30mm of rain each week? This helps not only keep the vegetables alive, but also helps keep the life in the soil active. Active soils are full of living and dying microorganisms... read more »

Fergus' Favourite Time of Year

Posted on September 6th, 2019
Potato digging is definitely one of our dog's favourite tasks on the farm. Oddly enough for a dog, he's no good at digging... but he'll go from one potato digger to the next to snuggle up and sneak in for extra pets and belly rubs. We've barely started (three of 60 beds of potatoes) but his company definitely... read more »

Happy September, yikes it's here already!

Posted on August 31st, 2019
The seasons might be shifting, but there's still lots of tasty treats in our fields and summer shares go until the fourth week of October. Anyone with a Traveller option (the 12 weeks) could end as early as mid-September. Remember you can check your upcoming deliveries anytime at https://www.harvie.farm/member/deliveries... read more »