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Oniontastic, talonted and Other Onion Puns...

In this newsletter:

What is happening at the farm?

Last week we planted soooo many onions. 22 beds x 300 ft at 3 rows each and six varieties so naturally we were all throwing around 'punions'. A big shoutout to our wonderful team who braved the sun as the pace really picks up again. Back to 7:30AM start for us! We also planted a brand new strawberry patch, along with swiss chard, salad mix, lettuce and herbs. With the hot sun, everything needs to be irrigated as soon as it gets planted so you will find us pulling various irrigation lines all over the farm.

Below: The team planting onions and our tractor waterwheel set-up which allows us to make holes, water, and plant efficiently.

A big shout out to our incredible volunteers who helped us with the big project of extending our 4th greenhouse (featured below). Thank you for braving the heat with us!

In other news, we kicked off our organic plant sale! We have flowers, vegetables and herbs for your home gardens so come on down on Friday and Saturdays to supply your home gardens. Saturday May 20th we are hosting a plant sale party with organic hot dogs! We will continue to have our craft table on Saturday where you can paint ceramic flower pots with natural paint.

Below: Craft table and plant sale

If you love peonies in all their glory and extravagance like we do, you won't want to miss our Peony Fest June 17th! Come celebrate the start of summer and these magnificent blooms. We'll have good quality hot dogs, kids crafts, kids concert with SING SONG PARTY TIME complete with a flower costume contest so bring your A game to win a prize for best flower costume!

Peony Bouquet from last year

What is available this week?

New this week, we have rhubarb, asparagus, daffodil bouquets and the start of the cucumbers! We are waiting for the field lettuce, salad mix and spinach to be ready so hold tight! We have our ferments along with Le Coprin Mushrooms and delicious artisanal cheeses from Quebec. And don't forget our organic plants and seedlings for your home gardens so come on down for a hangout at the farm. Pack a picnic and a book and settle into the scenery. We will have delicious organic beef hot dogs with our farm kraut for sale !

Above: Rhubarb, daffodils and asparagus

Below: Our farm ferments, Le Coprin mushrooms, and artisanal Quebec cheese

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Weekly Fun Fact

Our onion harvest starts in August! That is a long time in the field!

Keeping in touch

Our current farm-store hours are:

  • Thursday - Friday 10h-5h

  • Saturday 10h-2h

*hours will change in June

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

Sunny times ahead!

-The Roots and Shoots Farm Team

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