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Mid July, getting by and feeling good!

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 well into the swing of things: a steady routine of harvesting, packing, weeding and planting trays of succession lettuce and herbs. It's that time of year where every day feels like Thursday. You know the feeling?

The team weeding beets on a hot dry day

The fields are lush and weedy and full of life. Oh! And our U-pick flower plot is open! Come on over during our farm store hours to pick your own bouquets from Jess's colourfully abundant flower field. Just bring yourself and we will provide clippers, jars and flowers.


...and more weeding!

We are so very excited to host a concert in just over a week! Join us for a relaxing evening of fun at the farm Saturday July 22nd at 5PM and enjoy live music with Kate Weekes.




Introducing Kate Weekes:


For her fourth solo album Better Days Ahead, singer, songwriter, guitarist and nascent banjo player Kate Weekes dove deep into “the liminal space created by lockdowns and cancelled plans” to unearth a stirring, picturesque collection of 10 original songs ranging from Appalachian-influenced murder-suicide ballads to anthemic folk-pop to whimsical instrumental waltzes, all buoyed by an eclectic assortment of instruments including (but not limited to) fiddle, flugelhorn, frame drum and fretless bass. Alongside long-time producer and multi-instrumentalist James Stephens, Weekes guides listeners on vivid sonic journeys inspired by nature but nurtured by imagination.


Kate performs alongside James Stephens (fiddle, mandolin), Brian Sanderson (sousaphone, horns) and Rob Graves (percussion)



Kate Weekes, James Stephens, Brian Sanderson, Rob Graves


CSA

CSA week 4 and we were so excited about zucchini. We're loving all the sharing on the CSA Facebook group this week. Thank you all for te wonderful contributions!


Conversation regarding preserving fresh herbs in the CSA Facebook group


Other news and events


Relaxing Hatha yoga with Tina is coming up again in a few weeks!



Farm store and what is available this week


Upcoming: the first pepper harvest! Beets!

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! Lots of mixed flower bouquets!


And u-pick flowers of course!


Below: Farmstore pictures and harvest time


Weekly farm fun fact!

Succession planting means planting a crop every few weeks for a continuous all season harvest. We plan successions of our salad mix, herbs, lettuce, kale, chard, beets, carrots and more! You can also do this in your home gardens!


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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