August 7, 2023
It's August - otherwise known in the farming community as Slogust. This is when all those hard physical days, sleepless nights and stressful moments that you accumulated through the season start to be felt. The excitement for all the amazing vegetables and flowers you were going to grow has worn off. All your left with is the endless amount of work still ahead of you.
Farming is quite the rollercoaster ride. You start the year off hopeful that THIS will be the year that everything goes smoothly. The farm won't get out of hand. We got this! And then one unexpected thing happens after the next and the garden you were so proud of becomes the bane of your existence.
Last year I said that August should be "National Farmer Appreciation Month". I still stand by that idea. My suggestion is that everyone go out and show their support for local farmers in any way that they can. Head out to the farmers markets, or have a BBQ with mostly locally-grown ingredients. Spread the word about some delicious food you bought locally on social media. Whatever feels right to you. Local farms can't thrive without support from their communities. And I believe that communities can't truly thrive without their local farms.
We're fully stocked again with Calzones and Roasted Onion Quiche!
New Seasonal Bouquet!
We’ve also added a few new price options for our bouquets. There is now a small for $15, a standard for $20 and a large for $30.
Flower Food Packet
Description: Prolong the vase life of your bouquet by up to 60% with our Flower Food Packets!
It contains carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals and a antibacterial solution (bleach) to help keep blooms in optimum condition for longer, leaves and stems green, maintain bloom color, and promotes bud opening in immature flowers.
Details: Made with eco-friendly, compostable paper packaging. Each packet treats 1 quart of water.
Description: Rosemary is an aromatic herb that is used as a flavoring in a variety of dishes, such as soups, casseroles, salads, and stews. Rosemary is often paired with chicken and other poultry, lamb, pork, steaks, and fish, especially oily fish.
Details: Sold per bunch.
Description: Lemongrass is a culinary herb produced from the stalk of the lemongrass plant. This plant grows in many tropical climates, most notably in Southeast Asia. It is a common ingredient in Thai cooking and can also be found in dishes from Indonesia, Sri Lanka, and India. It has an incredible lemony smell and flavour with hints of ginger.
To use fresh lemongrass in your cooking, remove the tough outer leaves. The main stalk (the yellow section) is what is used in Thai cooking. From here, you have two options. You can cut the yellow stalk into 2- to 3-inch lengths and then “bruise” these sections by bending them several times. In addition, create superficial cuts along these sections with your knife, which will help release the lemon flavor. Add these bruised stalks to your soup or curry. When serving, remove the lemongrass pieces.
If the lemongrass is intended to remain in the food when eaten, you can slice the yellow section of the lemongrass stalk into thin slices with a sharp knife. Then place these in a food processor and process well.
Details: Sold per bunch.
Description: Make delicious pesto with our bulk Basil!
Details: Sold per pound on the stem.
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