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Spring is Around the Corner!

Updated: Apr 7, 2023

Welcome to our first newsletter of 2023! As farmers and farmworkers, we appreciate the opportunity to slow down in the winter and spend some time enjoying the local ski trails. That said, we are growing increasingly excited about the longer days! The greenhouse crops are growing faster every week and giving us a glimpse of what is to come.

In this newsletter:

  • What is happening at the farm

  • What is available

  • Weekly Farm Fun Fact!

What is happening at the farm:

We are tending our little tomato seedlings and getting the greenhouses ready for more planting with our team of four year-round employees.

Jess tending our grafted tomato seedlings Tim preparing greenhouse beds Kat harvesting Kale

What is available this week?

Spinach, sweet potatoes, potatoes, purple carrots, cilantro and more! Our store also carries local products and a selection of farm ferments and sauces made right here on site, such as our sauerkraut, Thai hot sauce and canned tomato purée. Most of our store items can also be purchased online by CSA members.

We had such a lively discussion about recipe ideas featuring carrots in our private CSA Facebook group! If you have yet to join, you can do so here.

Customized winter CSA box Colleen and our farm sauerkraut Greenhouse spinach harvest

If you’re skiing nearby in the Gatineau Park you can pop by our farm store during our opening hours:

Thursday - Friday 10h-5h

Saturday 10h-2h

Weekly Farm Fun Fact

We graft our tomato seedlings to increase disease resistance, yield and plant vigor!

Keeping in touch

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

*CSA members can join our private CSA Facebook group where we swap recipes and get to know each other better.

Happy wintering!

- The Roots and Shoots Team

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