It Never Rains, but it Pours

Oct 24, 2022

We could use a little time at home on the farm to get things done.  Over the past month, Nathan has been doing often three markets per week, which on it’s own is about 36 hours per week, making it difficult to get anything done on the farm.  For example, greenhouse upgrades, fall field work, and planting garlic.  But the next few weeks will be a bit of a change.  This week Dylan has offered to do Wednesday market, and we had already scheduled Hayley for this Saturday so Nathan could have the day on the farm to work with a friend on the greenhouse.  Then last Wednesday we learned there would be no Montgomery’s Inn market for the month of November due to construction delays, and Dufferin we already knew was off the first two weeks of November because of space availability.  So that’s three weeks of only one weekly market for Nathan.

Since we are off from our weekday markets for a bit, we will be doing deliveries in the area of our Montgomery’s Inn and Dufferin Grove markets on Wednesdays in November.  So if you normally shop with us at those locations, this is the last week for in person market, but you will still have an option to get some of our stuff through the online store.

CSA this week we have Carrots, Garlic, Red Potatoes, Salad Turnips, Onions, Lettuce, and Delicata Squash

We have new Yarn inventory and hand made knitted goods on the online store!  We have more colours this year, and also new this year we have sock yarn blended with mohair for a harder wearing natural fibre sock.  This last Saturday we had a booth at a knitting retreat with our yarn.  It was a fun way to make connections and meet other fibre artists.

We are hiring again!  We have two openings, but hoping to fill one soon, and the other in the February timeframe.  One is for a Pack house Manager and the other is Assistant Field Manager.  If you know someone who might be interested, send them over to our website for more details.

Potato harvest is now finished and we are on to getting the field ready for garlic.  We also finished harvesting turnips, and are working through the winter radishes.  We harvested the cabbage that are ready and are still waiting on the late cabbage to see if they mature in time.  The nice weather this week should help, but time will tell if it is enough.  Until then there are carrots and parsnips enough to keep us busy for a while.

It’s a full week so we’d better get at it.  Now let’s hope my greenhouse parts are ready soon so plans can go smoothly.

Happy ordering!

Nathan and Aleta Klassen

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