Well fall storage harvest is basically wrapped up now. We harvested everything that was ready in the fall cabbage planting as well as the few golden beets that had actually sized up. And getting that in while it was 17ºC on Thursday before getting snow on the weekend felt really good as well. And the cooler is a bit full, but we were able to get everything in that we needed to so that felt really good too. Now to just get the last of the greenhouses filled up with winter salad crops. Hopefully the lettuce in the field survives under the row covers long enough that we have some ready in the greenhouses by the time they are done, but no guarantees.
This week in CSA we have Arugula, Lettuce, Delicata Squash, Rutabagas, Carrots, Onions and Garlic.
We have a new product this week! We now have Lamb Summer Sausage! Two flavours available; Regular and Maple.
On Saturday we had the Ecological Farmers Association of Ontario regional gathering. It was a great chance to connect with other farmers in the area and take in a few sessions. Still looking forward to the online portion of the conference coming in December, but it was nice being part of the first in person conference event since 2019.
This week in addition to finishing up a few more fall projects we have some office work and planning we need to do for next year. We need our records in order from this year and our season plans submitted for next year for our chicken production.
This week we are starting back in person at the Dufferin Grove market at it’s temporary winter location at St. Annes Church. Looking forward to being back on Thursday, and hope to see lots of you there. We will also be continuing Wednesday deliveries for the remainder of November.
That’s about all the news for this week.
Nathan and Aleta Klassen