From: CSA

CSA Field Report 2014 Vol.4

Weather

This is happy farmer spring weather. A week that has a little bit of warm sun mixed with a good dose of fresh rain means our fields are primed for growing. This is Aaron’s favourite time of year. We’ve got so much energy and we’re itching to get out there and work the land!

Veggie Update

We’ve begun planting veggies! Just before the rain last week, we put the first planting of radish, carrot, dill, spinach, beets, peas and swiss chard into the ground. We couldn’t have asked for better conditions: we seeded them just hours before the rain came to soak the soil and germinate the seeds!

Farm News

We have lots of news this week! To begin, we’re so excited to let you know that our greenhouses are OPEN! It’s time to start dreaming about your gardens. Come out for a visit, wander through our blooming greenhouses and find the plants that are going to make you smile all summer long. We’ve got all kinds of flowers, herbs and tomatoes just calling your name. Greenhouse hours are: Monday – Thursday 10am – 6pm Friday-Sunday 10am – 5pm Also, mark your calendars for our 8th annual Plant & Play on May 25! If you’ve never been, you’ve been missing out. This family friendly day is the event of the season. We have kids games, tractor rides through the forest, make your own planter stations and deals on all our bedding out plants. Yes there will be hot dogs, and yes there will be a bouncy slide. Living along the North Saskatchewan river, we’re lucky to get to see a lot of bird life and each year we look forward to the spring return of the pelicans. We’re happy to report that they’re back! Nothing says it’s spring quite like a squadron of pelicans whirling over the farm. In this issue: walking in the fields, meet Courtney and love for Vivo. Check out the full newsletter here.