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The Snow is Melting and the Crops are Growing!

In this newsletter:

  • What is happening at the farm?

  • What is available this week?

  • Weekly farm fun fact!

What is happening at the farm?

Still lots of seeding to get done along with preparing the greenhouses for planting tomatoes. This week we added, chard, lettuce, celery, cucumbers, herbs, flowers, brassicas (kohlrabi, cabbage, etc.) and more onions to our seeding list. We are also getting a head start on planning events for the summer season. After our May seedling sale we will host our annual Peony Fest on June 17th complete with flower costume contest, crafts and a kids music concert!

Organic Plant Sale Poster

Matt and Time seeding and onions spouting in the front

Chard seeds come in clusters

Our Winter CSA just ended and we are already so excited about the summer program beginning in June!

What is available this week?

Colleen is back with her anticipated ferments! We restocked our sauerkraut both classic and beet, as well as the chilero, a fermented spicy carrot condiment that has its origins in Central America. It is a favourite amongst our farm team! In terms of veggies, we have spinach, cilantro, dill, parsley, kale, chard, some squash and the usual root suspects.

Colleen with her beet kraut, chilero and classic kraut

Baby Kale growing a little bigger each week!

Greenhouse Spinach Harvest

Weekly Farmstore Herb Harvest

Weekly Fun Fact

Brassicas are a large family of vegetables that includes: cabbage, arugula, broccoli, cauliflower, kale, radishes and more! They are loved by insects, such as cabbage moths and flea beetles. We cover brassica crops with insect netting in organic agriculture to avoid pesticide use.

Keeping in touch

Our current farm-store hours are:

  • Thursday - Friday 10h-5h

  • Saturday 10h-2h

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

Happy spring!

-The Roots and Shoots Farm Team

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