It looks like we’ll have a sunny one for the third week at market! It’ll be a welcome change from last week, where we ended up having to leave early because of the wind, rain, and sleet. But after this muggy week of summerlike temperatures, last Saturday already seems like a distant memory! The black flies sure enjoyed the weather, I happened to notice.

Along with this welcome warmth, the greenhouses have been prolific, and we’re excited this week to bring to market loads of our first beet greens!

Beet greens

We also have lots of salad mix, spinach, arugula, radishes, and yet more fiddleheads (though you can be reasonably sure this will be the last week for those).

Bagging saladFreshly picked salad mix

RadishesArugula growing in the greenhouse

Plus, as always we have duck eggs, chicken eggs, hummus, and goat products.

If you’re in the area, stop by the farm today between 4 and 6pm for Farm-Gate Fridays to pick up your choices in advance of tomorrow’s market. Otherwise, see you at market tomorrow!


About Farmer Paul

Paul grew up in a yuppie-laden Toronto suburb, though he lucked out having been raised by eccentrics who rejected the neighbourhood status quo and converted the lawn into organic gardens. In his starry-eyed 20s, his obsession with living sustainably subdued his interest in high-tech anything (somehow scraping by with a computer science degree all the same). His interest in farming was piqued while apprenticing at Everdale, an organic farm in Ontario, and studying permaculture design in BC. He's since operated three market gardens, and now takes a lead in garden management and cheesemaking at Snow Lake Keep.

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