April 6th, 2023
Special Easter delivery on Saturday April 8th this week. No delivery on Sunday
We’ll be changing our delivery schedule this week from Sunday to Saturday April 8th for Easter long weekend. There will be no delivery on Sunday this week.
The Tarps Are Off!
We uncovered our new garden space this week. In the fall we had a community member use a moldboard plow to kill the grass. Then we covered the whole field in silage tarps to prevent the grass from re growing. Now we have to till the field to incorporate our amendments and create an even surface so that we can create the beds.
Tilling soil with a tractor is something we don’t typically do on our farm. Regularly tilling the soil damages microorganisms by exposing them to oxygen and sunlight which kills them. Those microorganism play a vital roll in building healthy soil and growing healthy plants. Soil will also develop a structure over time as worms, beetles and other insects travel through it. Those tunnels and pockets that they create help aerate the soil and capture and hold water better. Tilling the soil every year will ruins these structures.
The reason we chose to till to break ground is because we don’t have the time to do it any other way. There are no-till methods for breaking ground but they take a year or more to do. Our soil is also too acidic to grow most vegetables well. We have to incorporate lime in order to bring up the PH levels. And to do that we have to till in the lime and other amendments to ensure our soil is suitable for growing plants. After this initial tillage this soil won’t see a tractor again.
We can’t wait to get our hands in the soil and transform this field into a farm!
Easter Carrot Cupcakes With Cream Cheese Vanilla Bean Frosting
Description: It's time to celebrate and you're looking to splurge on a special treat. You want something unique, decadent and that is sure to be an instant hit at your gathering.
Why not try our farm-to-table Carrot Cupcakes? Our cupcakes are made with our organic Soft White flour, sourced from Armstrong and milled fresh by us. We then added locally-grown carrots produced by Linden Lane Farm and a wonderful spice mix of nutmeg, cloves and cinnamon. The result is a soft, moist cake with a classic carrot cake flavour.
On top is a swirling dollop of vanilla bean cream cheese frosting made with real organic Madagascar vanilla bean that we scraped fresh from the pod. The tangy cream cheese frosting mixed with vanilla bean and a sprinkling of freshly grated nutmeg on top makes for a dangerously delicious combination.
Sold in a box of 6 cupcakes.
Bake-At-Home Cinnamon Buns With Vanilla Cream Cheese Frosting
Description: In just minutes you can have a fresh from the oven, warm, homestyle cinnamon bun. Simply pop it in the oven and let the smell of yeast and cinnamon get the whole family excited.
Once it's ready, pull it out of the oven. Then, slather on the vanilla cream cheese frosting and watch as it slowly melts into the cracks and crevasses. Cut yourself a nice thick slice and take a bite. The texture is soft, warm and yeasty. The sweet cinnamon and brown sugar swirls combined with the tangy vanilla cream cheese frosting produce that classic cinnamon bun flavour. This is a bakery-quality dessert that you can enjoy from the comfort of your home with minimal mess or clean up. What more could a you ask for!
Includes 4 unbaked cinnamon buns in an aluminum pie tin and one container of vanilla cream cheese frosting.
Bake-At-Home Strawberry & Raspberry Pie With Crumble Topping
Description: For this pie we started with a sweet and buttery shortbread cookie crust made with our freshly milled Red Fife flour. The Red Fife flour adds a nice nutty flavour.
At peak ripeness we plucked raspberries from our raspberry bushes, picked strawberries from our strawberry patch and then immediately preserved them by freezing them. For the filling we used only our frozen berries, organic sugar and organic tapioca powder to thicken it. To finish it off we added a layer of crumble topping made with Soft White flour, butter, sugar and salt. The combination of strawberry and raspberry is something you rarely see, but once you taste it you'll recognize it as an instant classic that your family will be boasting about!
Each pie is 9 inches can comes frozen
Frozen Sourdough Waffles
Description: In just 12 minutes you'll have a towering stack of beautiful golden waffles for the whole fam. Grab some maple syrup, pour it on top and watch it slowly drip over the edges. Throw a handful of blueberries on top and you've got yourself restaurant-quality breakfast from the comfort of your home. No mess or clean up necessary!