Summer CSA August 27th

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It is a hot one out there today!! As Michelle and I headed out to the farm it was getting hot and when we arrived it was no different. Thankfully we brought along a cute little helper to help us pack up our CSA produce.

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Summer CSA August 20th

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Growing up my family always had a garden. We would grow everything from corn on the cob to beans to tomatoes. It was always thrilling to be out there and be a part of picking the produce!! My grandparents also had a huge garden and I have many fond memories of digging potatoes up with my cousin and sisters. The satisfaction I felt as a child to be a part of growing something was amazing. I cannot imagine what it feels like to be a farmer like Ken and Martha at Orchard Hill Farm and to know that your hard work and labour is benefiting so many people. More

Summer CSA Week #13

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What a bin this week!! I don’t know if it can get any better! This week’s bin from Orchard Hill Farm CSA is amazing and full of delicious produce. When Tom got home with our bin, our lovely son took the lid off and grabbed the broccoli. Now he doesn’t like broccoli but that’s what he went for. He handed some to me and some to Tom and MAN was that some delicious broccoli. I was blown away by the great flavour. Little did our son know that I would be sneaking it into his pulled pork at lunch today! He loved it that way! Tom enjoyed his pulled pork on a lettuce wrap from this week’s CSA with cucumber, also from this weeks CSA. The cheese is from our favourite cheese place at the Western Fair Market in London, All ‘Bout Cheese. They have also opened up a store across from the Western Fair Market on Dundas.  They have some amazing cheese! Every Saturday we get our son a treat of cheese curd! YUM!

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Fall 2013 CSA

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After a great summer season of CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) deliveries to families in London we are pleased to announce our Fall CSA Program.

We have joined up with Fairmeadow Farm in delivering fresh, local, and organic produce to your door. As a member of the CSA you share in the bounty and risks involved in farming and the farmer, Michelle Jory, commits to growing for you high quality produce.

Shaun packing the bins.

Shaun packing the bins.

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CSA Bins for Sale!

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Many people are probably a bit uncertain when signing up for a CSA share if they have never done it before. It can be risky to buy into a farm program. If the harvest is plentiful, you benefit from it. If it turns out to be a not so great season then unfortunately you feel that too.  But one of the best parts of being a part of a CSA is that you are receiving in each delivery, FRESH, LOCAL and ORGANIC produce at an amazing price.

A sample of our recent CSA bins.

A sample of our recent CSA bins.

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CSA Week #12

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This week the gardens were plentiful, especially in the summer squash department! Each share was to receive 2 summer squash but they were so abundant that Martha from Orchard Hill Farm gave us a whole bin full of summer squash to share with you! Everyone got some extras! There are many, MANY ways to use all the summer squash. You can look at some of the recipes we posted last week or make zuchinni bread, zucchini soup, or use it in stir fry, frittata, omelettes and soups. You can also just cut it up, cover it with balsamic vinegar and olive oil (or many other options), and fry it or grill it.

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Our bins this week contain:
-3 ears of sweet corn
-1cucumber
-1 tropeana onion
-1 quart of potatoes
-1 quart of tomatoes
-1 pepper (green or purple)
-Mesclun mix
-1 head of broccoli
-2 summer squash (plus all the extras)
-Herbs: basil, cilantro and dill

We hope you enjoy as always and please share your summer squash recipes with us!!

-Katie

Tom and Katie’s Garden Update – August

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If you have been following our blog then you know that Tom and I are currently working on our first home garden.  You can read our other posts here, here, and here.

It has been an exciting journey figuring this out and failing and trying again.  We now have something growing on all of our plants for the most part and have tasted some of our crops.

Pepper and Tomato Plants

Pepper and Tomato Plants

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