June 30, 2022

FARM NEWS

New delivery schedule starting next week 🚗

Our zucchini and cucumber plants have started to produce and our tomatoes are soon to follow! These crops need to be harvested on a daily basis which means we need to start spacing out our delivery days to keep up with the all of the food.

We also know that many of you will be adventuring around and enjoying the summer on the weekends, which means there won’t be anyone home to receive orders. Because of this we’ve decided to switch to weekday evening deliveries.

Here is our new delivery schedule starting next week 🙂

Nelson, Bonnington, Beasley, Blewett and Six Mile - Thursday evenings between 4 pm and 7 pm.

Castlegar, Passmore, Krestova and Pass Creek - Monday evenings between 4 pm and 7 pm.

 

NEW PRODUCTS

Carrots

Description: Our friends and fellow farmers from Crooked Horn Farm in Winlaw had an abundance of fresh carrots this week. Our carrots are 2 weeks behind so we decided to collaborate and we now have carrots available in the online farm store!

Details: Sold per bunch and includes carrot tops.

 

Beets

Description: Sweet and delicious fresh beets are here!

Details: Sold per bunch and include beet tops.

Grown by Crooked Horn Farm, Winlaw.

 

Veggie Fun Fact: The scientific name for Sage is Salvia, which derives from the Latin word ‘salveo’ which means ‘salvation’, ‘to be in good health’, ‘to save’, ‘to heal’.

Description: Sage is an herb that is prized for its strong herbal aroma and earthy flavour. Sage is often used in savory recipes and will add a unique flavor that will bring warmth and complexity to a dish. It works well when combined with other herbs and complements a variety of foods, from meat and seafood and even lemonade.

Details: Sold per bunch.

 

FOOD FOR THOUGHT 🍎

Here's an interesting statistic: While the percentage of income spent on food has fallen by half since the 1950s, the societal cost of health care more than doubled.

My questions is, are we really paying less for food? Or are we just paying the full price later in life with a lower quality of health?

Our industrialized food system produces an abundance of food that is lower in nutrients than it was 50 years ago. And it does this by disregarding soil health. Unhealthy soil produces unhealthy food. This style of farming therefore gives us a diet which produces a lower quality of public health.

What if we were to do the opposite? What if instead of mass produced food we instead had food produced by the masses? What if we had many small scale farmers, all farming with an emphasis on creating healthy soil? Healthy soil would produce more nutrient-dense food which would therefore give us a healthier diet.

This of course would make food cost more upfront but would pay dividends later down the road with a higher quality of health.

Which would you prefer? Cheaper food now or better health later?

These are the questions we need to start asking ourselves when we buy our food because the reality is there is no such thing as cheap food. We always end up paying the full price eventually.

 

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