Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Farm Talk: Sewing Seeds in Heaven

Hey Farm Folk,

Farm Update:
I spent all of Sunday on the farm, and it was pure heaven. Working with Lead Intern Tom, and Core Volunteer Yuan, we planted onions from 7am-3pm. The sandy soil at our farm in Sutton feels so good to the touch. When planting onions, I can't help but feel like I'm soaring and deeply grounded all at once. By the end of the day, we had planted nine 200ft beds, or approximately 18,000 onions! The goal is to plant 100,000 onions this spring, which will be harvested as green onions early in the year, and bulb onions later. We have planted approximately 35,000 so far. Plant-o-rama will continue this week, including Spinach, Kale, Chard, Peas (Snow and Snap), Asian Greens, Arugula, Radishes, Cilantro, and Dill. In other news, Farm Manager Paul has built us a new greenhouse, and planted an early crop of carrots in it. And we've also purchased the cutest little tractor ever. See photos here: http://on.fb.me/iTSbQQ. After a winter's worth of preparation, my spirit is singing as we plant, plant, plant.

CSA Update:
Just a reminder that the early-bird price for our Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program expires this Friday. More info or register now at www.thecuttingveg.com/CSA, and get two weeks free. A CSA is a mutually beneficial partnership in which individuals or families receive fresh, local, organically grown produce weekly, while supporting local farmers and sustainable growing practices. The Cutting Veg Organic Farm grows local, organic produce, and community members come to their chosen depot once a week from June to October, to pick up their weekly share.

The Cutting Veg in the News:
Check out this feature on Community Supported Agriculture from CBC this past Sunday, starring Lori Swartz, CSA member, and Chair of the CSA committee at Temple Sinai : http://bit.ly/INFfln

Volunteers welcome this Thursday:
Interested in helping plant some Spinach, Kale, Chard, Cilantro, and Dill seedlings this Thursday? We'll be on the farm from 7am-3pm, and would love your support. Let me know if you're interested and I'll send you directions.

That's all the news from the farm for now. Until next time, Keep Livin' on the Veg!

The Cutting Veg Farm Team

P.S. Consider enriching your quality of life, while supporting a healthy food system, by signing up for a season's worth of local, organic produce through our Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program: www.thecuttingveg.com/CSA. Or, if you want to access some of the GTA's amazing farmers markets, check out this list to find the ones closest to you: http://bit.ly/muIESq

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