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It’s Raining Cats and Dogs…

The coming week does not bode well for most market farmers.
Need I remind you that we have seen more than our fair share of rain over the past two weeks? It seems that Mother Nature has decided to add insult to injury in the guise of an additional 100+ millimeters of rain by tomorrow followed by, according to Environment Canada, more showers, thunderstorms and rain for the rest of the week, excepting Wednesday and Saturday…

Let’s just say it’s a major inconvience,
but one for which there is no remedy.
So after having weeded all the nooks and crannies of our greenhouses and high tunnels today, we gritted our teeth and finally started harvesting for this week’s baskets under a steady rain. Why put off to tomorrow what can be done today – particularly if the weather forecast is unlikely to change? By inconvenience, I mean not only muddy muck and discomfort, but also delays in our planting, weeding and general farm work schedules. There is a silver lining to the cloud, though: at the rate things are going, we won’t have to water anything for at least 10 days.

Meanwhile, your weekly basket is stuck in a spring rut,
albeit with the notable exception of cucumbers and summer squash, which are quickly moving on an ascending path. While cucumber quantities are still manageable, the (over)abundance of summer squash will undoubtedly test your culinary imagination. To assist you, we provide several suggestions re what to do with this delicate vegetable on the recipe tab of our website…Your basket will also include lettuce, the last of our garlic scapes, spring onions, a selection of fine herbs, potatoes from our friends at Samson & fils, kale or Swiss chard depending on your delivery location and a ‘surprise’ brassicacea.

We look forward to seeing you all again.