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We're all Ears for this A"mais"ing" Corn!

Updated: Aug 12, 2023

In this newsletter:


  • What is happening at the farm?

  • Other news and events

  • Farm store and what is available this week

  • Weekly farm fun fact!


What is happening at the farm?

The most exciting thing that happened this week was our very first corn harvest! It was a small one and the ears are lets just say at a "delicacy" size... Really sweet and tasty and cute/small!


Our first corn harvest!

We also had our first harvest of fresh onions and the big harvest of storage onions is fast approaching.

First harvest of onions!

Still lots of weeding, harvesting and seeding going on every week...



In other news, Colleen is back in the kitchen prepping food for you all! She made another batch of chilero and pickles. they will be ready for you in a couple weeks. We can't wait for all that lacto-fermented goodness!


Colleen preparing a beet based dish in our farm kitchen!

This month also happens to be vacation month for most of our staff, so for whoever wants a taste of farmlife, you can join us on Fridays for volunteer day! See below for details:


Volunteer day!

Join us on Fridays for volunteer day ! We will be weeding and harvesting and doing other tasks together on Fridays. Start time is 8:30AM. Lunch at 12PM and restart at 12:45PM. Shifts can be as little as 2 hours but the start time needs to be 8:30AM or 12:45PM. We pay in veggies !


Text or call Jess to confirm at 1-819-664-6729.

Join the team in the field for volunteer day!

A volunteer weeding the leeks


Lily having fun in the kale field!

Other news and events


Coming up this Saturday:


Pick your Own Flowers and Ikebana Workshop


Come pick your own flowers and learn the basics of ikebana (Japanese flower arrangement) with Christiane Ryan, Sogetsu ikebana teacher


Saturday

August 12th $45

10:30-12:30 Includes flowers


Roots and Shoots Farm For more info and to register:

115, chemin de la Beurrerie, Masham cryan@xittel.ca



$15 dollar deposit via e-transfer to secure your spot


Farm store and what is available this week


Corn! Small and tasty! $6/dozen


And finally some peppers! Our apologies for the wait and anticipation. We were eager to harvest peppers though a mishap with a battery in the greenhouse resulted in the greenhouse turning into a sauna and needless to say the pepper plants weren't too pleased... Not to fret though! Many have bounced back from their tropical "holiday" and are finally producing fruit!


Currants!! Come pick your own or buy from the farm store. This is probably the last week for them.


We also have new gorgeous lisianthus flowers and mixed flowers available in the farm store and online for CSA members to add to their weekly order.


lisianthus flowers

Farmstore:

Fresh Garlic, beets, kohlrabi, tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, eggplant, zucchini, field cucumber, mint, dill, flat parsley, curly parsley, cilantro, basil, Thai Basil, napa cabbage, caraflex cabbage, field beans, kale, chard, beans, head lettuce, peppers, hot peppers including Jalapeño and banana peppers.



And lots of mixed flower bouquets of course! You are also very welcome to come pick your own bouquets. We have many colourful varieties of flowers for you to chose from in our flower field.



You are all very welcome to come and spend a morning or afternoon enjoying the farmscape and kids garden and play structure. It makes us really happy to share this beautiful space with you all!

A beautiful sunflower in the field

Come visit the farm!



Weekly farm fun fact!

Caraflex cabbage is a favourite of ours! It is a tendersweet variety so it is perfect for coleslaw and it becomes very sweet and tender when roasted! Quarter, brush with oil, add salt and pepper and roast at 350 until the tips caramelize and your fork goes through easily. It will melt in your mouth!

Caraflex cabbage

Roasted caraflex cabbage

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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