May 18, 2023

Nathan Wild


Delivery Schedule Change Happening Next Week

Starting next week our new summer time delivery schedules will be as followed:

For Nelson the new delivery schedule will be Thursdays between 5am - 7:30am starting on May 25th.

For Castlegar the new delivery schedule will be Monday’s between 5am - 7:30am starting on May 29th.

We’ve decided to switch to early morning deliveries to avoid the heat of the day. We want to make sure you get the freshest veggies possible so dropping them off in the cool mornings is our best strategy. If you happen to leave the house before 7:30 am let us know and we’ll work something out.

This week’s delivery schedule will on Sunday as usual.


Progress Report:

The days are starting to blur together. After four straight weeks our routine of waking up around 4 am and weeding and planting until 3 pm is starting to become monotonous and exhausting. Our plants are all ready to go into the ground so we can’t slow down yet! We planted our tomatoes, pepper and potatoes this week (left photo) and we only have a few more beds to go until it’s all filled up.

The battle to get the sod out of each bed is almost over but the war against the grass will continue all season long. It’s already started coming back with a vengeance in the first half of the garden (right photo) which means as soon as we’re done planting, we’ll be weeding all over again 😅


Kootenay Corner Plant Sale This Weekend!

Our friends and fellow farmers over at Kootenay Corner Gardens are having their annual plant sale this weekend. It will be held on their newly built farm on 2450 Filipoff road - just a few minutes from Playmour junction. Farmers Josh and Thalia are former chefs who use to work together at Pitch Fork Eatery in Nelson. This is their second season farming so be sure to show your support and check out their beautiful farm if you’re in need of some seedlings!



Confluence Farms Salad Mix

Description: Our Farmers Choice Salad Mix is a blend of baby Tokyo Bekana, baby kale, green and red Mustard, Mizuna, and Arugula.

Details: Sold in a 7oz bag



Veggie Fun Fact: One cup of chopped raw kale provides more than 100% of the recommended daily amount of vitamins A and K.

Description: This week we have green curly kale courtesy of Linden Lane Farm.

Details: Sold per bunch.

Grown by Linden Lane Farms, Krestova.


Tokyo Bekana

Veggie Fun Fact:
Tokyo Bekana is being grown in space on the International Space Station. Apparently it was rated top in growth compared to other veggies that are being grown in space and it was highly rated in the taste category for astronauts!

Tokyo Bekana is loose-headed, lightweight cabbage, however its flavour and appearance are more similar to lettuce. It's stems are crispy and crunchy with tender lettuce-like leaves. It's has a mild, sweet, and spinach-like flavor.

Tokyo Bekana can be eaten both raw and cooked. Try sautéing, steaming, or adding it to stir-frys. Enjoy it raw by shredding it and mixing it into a salad.

Sold per bunch.


Baby Pac Choi

Description: Baby Pac Choi is an Asian green with tender leaves and juicy, crisp stems. Try them steamed, sautéed, or add them to stir fry's.

Details: Sold per bunch


Hakurei Salad Turnips

Description: Hakurei Salad Turnips are a Japanese turnip that have a crisp crunch and a juicy sweet flavour. They can be eaten raw or cooked, make a great healthy snack that kids love and are a great addition to salads and veggie platters.

Details: Sold per bunch.

Grown by Crooked Horn Farm, Winlaw.



This variety of arugula is known as Astro Arugula. It has soft tender leaves with a buttery flavour and a mild spiciness.

Sold in a 7 oz. bag