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Harvest, Weed, Plant, Repeat

In this newsletter:

  • What is happening at the farm?

  • CSA

  • Other news and events

  • Farm store and what is available this week

  • Weekly farm fun fact!


What is happening at the farm?


Still weeding, planting and harvesting away every day! Also how is it July 20th already?! Time to soak up all the summer activities and pick all the bouquets we can! Come on over during our farm store hours to harvest your own bouquets in our U-pick flower field!


Lily enjoying tomato harvest

Morning herb harvest

This week we planted more lettuce, chard and scallions. We weeded our beet field and harvested Napa cabbage and field beans for the first time this year!


The team weeding the beet field

First bean harvest


Don't forget our farm concert with Kate Weekes is this Saturday July 22nd!! Allysann Mei Foehring is opening the evening with her amazing musical talented. Join us at 5PM for some fun and music at the farm! Rain or shine!



Allysann Mei Foehring will be opening the concert!

Picture of our concert last year

Above: Flowers, Kate Weekes and band; picture of last year's concert attendees


CSA

Some more inspiring recipe exchanges took place on our CSA Facebook Group :





Other news and events


Announcing volunteer day!

Join us on Fridays for volunteer day ! We will be weeding and harvesting garlic starting next Friday. Start time is 8:30AM. Lunch at 12PM and restart at 12:45PM. Shifts can be as little as 2 hours but the start time needs to be 8:30AM or 12:45PM. We pay in veggies !

Text or call Jess to confirm at 1-819-664-6729.



Leeks in need of some weeding and TLC for our volunteer day!

Yoga at the farm is coming up again August 5th! Reach out to Tina to reserve a spot at : tinalemoine@gmail.com



Pick your Own Flowers and Ikebana Workshop

Come pick your own flowers and learn the basics of ikebana (Japanese flower arrangement) with Christiane Ryan, Sogetsu ikebana teacher


Saturday

August 12th $45

10:30-12:30 Includes flowers

Roots and Shoots Farm For more info and to register:

115, chemin de la Beurrerie, Masham

A $15 deposit (not refundable) via e-transfer will secure your spot.

Examples of Ikebana arrangements



Farm store and what is available this week


Raspberries!! Currants!! While quantities last...


Beets, kohlrabi, tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, eggplant, zucchini, cucumber, radish, mint, dill, flat parsley, curly parsley, cilantro, basil, Thaï basil, Boston lettuce, Romaine, Napa cabbage, field beans, kale, chard, , peas! Lots of mixed flower bouquets!


And u-pick flowers of course!


The new delivery of organic ice cream and Happy Pops has arrived! I can't get enough of the passionfruit popsicles personally. The pineapple coconut ones taste like a pina coladas and are my second favourites. We have three flavours as singles for you to enjoy while touring the farm so don't hesitate to just come and hangout ! We love sharing this beautiful space with you all.


Weekly farm fun fact!

Most annual flowers will be encouraged to produce more flowers if you pick them. Same for beans and peas. So pick the fruits and flowers for a longer lasting harvest season!



Keeping in touch


Our new farm-store hours are


  • Wednesday 11h-5h

  • Thursday 11h-6h

  • Friday 11h-5h

  • Saturday 9h-2h


*Check us out on Facebook and instagram to get a daily glimpse of the Roots and Shoots Farm life.


Happy Summer to all!








-The Roots and Shoots Farm Team

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