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Big Corn, Fresh Herbs and Melon

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In this newsletter:

  • What is happening at the farm?

  • CSA

  • Other news and events

  • Farm store and what is available this week

  • Weekly farm fun fact!

What is happening at the farm?

We are so excited about our corn harvest! We have big juicy corn on the cob for you this week. What an interesting crop to grow. We also had our first harvest of celery and fennel. Time to start making soup stock for the winter using fresh celery and herbs. We are also eagerly waiting for the watermelon to be ready. It's coming!

Spot Jess in the corn field

We also started flipping the greenhouse as in taking out old crops and preparing the soil for new ones. We planted lettuce, parsley and green onions in greenhouse 2!

Lys raking in fresh compost in greenhouse two

We are continuing to weed our new strawberries patch which will provide us with lots of strawberries next year including a Upick field!

We're so excited for our strawberry crop next year!


Already week 9! Lots of fresh herbs have been included in the share lately. It is time to prep herb based sauces to freeze for the winter! A personal favourite of mine is a chimichuri inspired sauce with blended green onion, parsley, cilantro, and garlic with apple cider vinegar, olive and salt! It freezes well and goes with literally everything: roasted veggies, any kind of meat or fish, eggs, tofu, rice, steamed vegetables like green beans, and anything you can think of really!

Time to make herb preserves!

In other news, it's time to start thinking about our Fall CSA! The first vegetable share starts the first week of November with options of weekly or biweekly delivery and pickup. CSAs are a great way to eat seasonal vegetables year round while supporting the local economy and your loyal farmers and farmworkers. Help us spread the word regarding our three season CSA program. (We also offer 8 weeks in the winter starting in February.) For the fall share, you can anticipate choices from a variety of fresh greens from our greenhouse (spinach, arugula, salad mix, lettuce, bok choy, etc.), squash (butternut, delicata, pie pumpkins and more!), onions, garlic, leeks, carrots, beets, parsnip, rutabaga, turnip, cabbage, kale, chard, watermelon radish, radish, potatoes, fresh herbs (thyme, rosemary, sage, parsley, cilantro, dill) and more! Time to get excited, to sign up and to spread the word! Thank you all for your amazing support!

Here is a glimpse of our awesome exchanges on the CSA Facebook Group.

Other news and events

We had such a wonderful time at our first Ikebana workshop here at the farm. It was such a success we will definitely host another one so stay tuned! Christianne is an amazing, knowledgeable and inspiring Ikebana teacher and frankly such a pleasant person to be around! We feel very lucky to be collaborating with her and to have her as a valued member of our community. What a fun weekend!

Above: Ikebana workshop photos

This month also happens to be vacation month for most of our staff, so for whoever wants a taste of farmlife, you can join us on Fridays for volunteer day! See below for details:

Volunteer day!

Join us on Fridays for volunteer day ! We will be weeding and harvesting and doing other tasks together on Fridays. Start time is 8:30AM. Lunch at 12PM and restart at 12:45PM. Shifts can be as little as 2 hours but the start time needs to be 8:30AM or 12:45PM. We pay in veggies !

Text or call Jess to confirm at 1-819-664-6729.

Family volunteer day with Leaf and Lily!

Farm store and what is available this week

Newly featured:

  • Peppers!! finally!

  • Large and sweet corn on the cob!

  • Celery

  • Fennel

  • Melon! It is a tricky one but it is finally here! We feel so lucky to be able to offer these beautiful fruits of our labour to our farm community. We have been waiting for these with anticipation.

Also available:

Garlic, beets, kohlrabi, tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, eggplant, zucchini, field cucumber, mint, dill, flat parsley, curly parsley, cilantro, basil, Thai Basil, thyme, napa cabbage, caraflex cabbage, field beans, kale, chard, head lettuce, peppers, hot peppers including Jalapeño and banana peppers, arugula, salad mix, onions.

Lisianthus flowers have one of the longest vase life and they look like cake frosting. Such a fun one to decorate the home with! Ou flower plot is going strong so now is the time to take advantage of the summer weeks to come pick your own bouquet at the farm. Stop by the farm store and we'll get you setup to harvest.

Weekly farm fun fact!

Corn is pollinated via wind. You must grow a certain amount in order for the plants to pollinate each other and grow the corn "fruit". Do you consider corn to be a fruit or a grain? Drop a comment below!

Keeping in touch

Our new farm-store hours are

  • Wednesday-Friday 11h-5h

  • Saturday 9h-2h

**Hours will change to 10h-3h on Saturdays in September

*Check us out on Facebook and instagram to get a daily glimpse of the Roots and Shoots Farm life.

Happy Summer to all!

-The Roots and Shoots Farm Team

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