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Live Music Coming to the Farm!

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?

We are so very excited to host a concert at the farm on July 22nd with singer, songwriter, guitarist and nascent banjo player Kate Weekes who performs alongside James Stephens (fiddle, mandolin), Brian Sanderson (sousaphone, horns) and Rob Graves (percussion).


Bring a picnic and settle down on a picnic blanket with your friends and family!


Available on site:

  • Our Farm store

  • Popsicles

  • Ice cream

  • Kombucha

  • Sober Carpenter

  • And more!

July 22nd 5PM-8PM

$18 advance $20 at the door


*20% discount for CSA members (online purchase only). Check out the CSA Facebook page for the discount code or send us an email!




In other news...

It was a hot and busy week of harvesting, weeding and planting. We now have more broccoli, rosemary, lettuce, sage, fennel, and parsley babies in the ground. We also spent time weeding our new strawberry patch, which will offer us many fruits next summer including a U-Pick strawberry field! And were at that time of year when we start swimming in tomatoes! Well... not literally but you catch my drift! Oh and we had our very first carrot harvest of the season and we are very excited about that! Lots more to come!

Lettuce planting and direct seeding in the background of herbs and salad mix

The back "bending" work of bunching dill

CSA

Week three of CSA was very exciting! We are loving all the amazing contributions happening on our CSA Facebook page. You are all so inspiring! Please keep these wonderful recipe ideas coming!


Other news and events

Yoga at the farm coming back for another round on Saturday August 5th from 10h-11h! We had such a great time together a couple weeks ago. We feel very lucky to have Tina join us on Saturdays for this lovely activity.



Farm store and what is available this week


Upcoming: the first pepper harvest! Beets! Carrots!


Kohlrabi, tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, eggplant, zucchini, cucumber, radish, hakurei turnip, dill, cilantro, basil, Thaï basil, Boston lettuce, Romaine, kale, chard, mint, peas, and beans! Possibly raspberries but no promises just yet!



We have been spending a lot of time in the children's garden and play structure while enjoying popsicles. We are really impressed with the Happy Pops so far. Only 4 ingredients per popsicle and they are super tasty! We have mango, strawberry and pineapple/coconut flavours so come hangout! We would love to see you, catch up, chat farming, summer plans and everything under the sun.


Children's Garden

Weekly farm fun fact!

Broccoli and kohlrabi are essentially the same plant. One was domesticated for the flowers while the other for the root. Same with beets and chard. Pretty cool right? For those who are not quite familiar with kohlrabi, it tastes like a mix between a broccoli stem and an apple. Very tasty and can be used raw either chopped or shredded for salads, slaws and veggie platters. It can also be sautéed, used in a gratin and in many other ways!


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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