July 17, 2023

Nathan Wild

FARM NEWS

 

All Work And No Play…

Starting a farm from scratch has taken up all of our energy and time. For the past two seasons we’ve had to sacrifice a lot. One area of our lives that we’ve had cut back on is fun. It’s been so long since we’ve had fun we’ve almost forgotten what fun is or how to have it. But this year we vowed bring it back - even if it’s just for one night.

This Sunday we’ll be spending the night at the place where we first met - Shambhala Music Festival in Salmo!

For all you Castlegar folks we’ll be cancelling next weeks Monday delivery on July 24. But don’t worry! We’ll still be offering Saturday delivery.

 

NEW PRODUCTS

Candy Cane Beets

Description: Candy Cane Beets, also known as " Chioggia", have a beautiful white and red stripped flesh and a bright red outer skin. They have a sweet and earthy flavor similar to purple beets.

Details: Sold per bunch.

 

Cherry Tomatoes

Description:
Plump and juicy cherry tomatoes. Includes mostly Sungolds with some red cherry tomatoes.

Details:
Sold per pint.

 

Kale Pesto



Description: We harvested fresh kale from our garden and blended it with Italian Parmesan, garlic, walnuts and extra virgin olive oil. When we first made this pesto we were surprised how good it was. It has a sweet and earthy notes and has a similar flavour to basil pesto.

Ingredients: Extra virgin olive oil, kale (from Confluence Farms), garlic, walnuts, Parmesan cheese, pink Himalayan salt. Contains walnuts.

Details: Sold in 250 ml and 500 ml jars.

 

FOOD FOR THOUGHT 🍎

 

The moment you realize “organic” has been co-opted by corporation 😅

If Doritos can become certified organic, what does “organic” mean anymore?

When the organic movement first appeared it was in direct response to the Green Revolution. Our agricultural system was quickly becoming industrialized, centralized and chemicalized. With no way to know if your food was grown naturally or grown on a factory farm and being doused with toxic chemicals, the organic movement sought to make the distinction clear.

The movement stood for holistic farming, biodiversity, soil health and sustainability. Since its inception the movement has made tremendous gains. But something has happened to it the past 5 years.

Certified organic food is now the fastest growing grocery category. Between 2020 and 2021 the sales in the US reached over $57.5 billion and globally they’re expected to reach $380.84 billion by 2025. With that much growth the movement has attracted some of the biggest companies in the world.

Organic has gone from a small hippie-lead movement to the board rooms of multinational corporations. Organic has become an industry. Corporations now have their hands in the movement and they're using them to manipulate what the term “organic” means to better suit their business models.

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