April 27, 2022

FARM NEWS

We’re getting ready to plant tomatoes and cucumbers! 🥒🍅
We’re in the process of ripping out our overwintered spinach, Asian greens and herbs, replacing our irrigation tape and prepping the soil.

 

We’re getting ready to plant tomatoes and cucumbers! 🥒🍅

We’re experimenting with some new techniques this year. One of them is using silage tarps to kill weeds before we plant. The black tarps will warm the soil, causing any weed seeds that are still in the ground to germinate, sprout and then die. The idea is that instead of us pulling the weeds by hand once they sprout up, we use the power of the sun to do the work for us.

Fingers crossed! 🤞

 

We have a very special Mother's Day surprise that we're working on

Stay tuned 💖💖💖

 

NEW PRODUCT

Salad Mix 🍃

Our friends and fellow farmers at Wild Valley Farms in Passmore had a small amount of fresh salad mix. We took what they had and there is a very limited amount now available in the online shop!

 

FOOD FOR THOUGHT

Why soil is one of the most amazing things on Earth 🌎

This is a great four minute video about soil and how important it is to our survival as humans. Like water and air, soil is a shared human resource. Without fertile soil would we not be able to grow food. And yet, how much do we think about this vital resource? It turns out, not a lot. Soil is poorly protected and regulated. And because of this, our industrialized food system is depleting our soil 50 to 100 times faster than it can be rebuilt.

What can we do to slow this down? One easy solution is to support farms that practice Regenerative farming as much as you can.

Regenerative farming can be done with vegetables, fruit, meat and flowers. It’s a way of farming that emphasizes soil health with the goal of building fertile top soil. Regenerative farming is what we and a lot of other small local producers practice here in the Kootenays.

Let’s do our best to support the hard working people who are doing their best to steward the land for future generations!

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