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This Saturday morning – the day of our Fall Fair – we will be hosting an Open (Green)house across the street from the Community Hall. Come see what we’ve been up to for the past 5 months!
We will also have fresh produce – including garlic! – for sale.
Pender Islands Farmers’ Market
We will be at the market this Saturday with produce, eggs, Icelandic wool and food plants (basil and tomatoes) for sale.
SPECIAL THIS WEEK – TOMATO PLANTS!!
1 for $2 or 2 for $3 or 4 for $5
Yellow Taxi (bush)
Sun Gold (cherry, vine) – lots
Black Cherry (cherry, vine)
Yellow Pear (cherry, vine)
Gold Nugget (cherry, bush) lots
Washington Cherry (cherry, bush)
Amish Paste (roma, vine)
Orange Flamme (vine)
Ardwena (roma, vine)
For more info on these varieties visit Hope Bay’s 2011 Tomato List
Spent the day working with Matilda at our plot on Waitara Farm. The wet spring has prevented us from doing much cultivation so it was pretty weedy. At the end of a long day it was very satisfying to see the progress we had made. That’s one of the satisfying aspects of farming – physical transformation as a direct result of effort spent.
Spent the evening in Victoria so I could attend Elizabeth May‘s first speech as a Green MP Elect. It was inspiring. The residents of Saanich Gulf Islands have sent a true leader to Ottawa. With our help I believe she could be a transformative presence on the Hill. Go to http://livestre.am/MFBE to view a video of the event. Speeches start at the 10 min. mark.
With a little help from our friends – Chef Steve Boudreau from Poets’ Cove, Sam and Steve’s wife Julie – we were able to get most of the planting done in the greenhouse. Just in time – so it seems – as the weather appears to be improving. All that’s left now is putting in irrigation and filling in a few remaining gaps with peppers and melons. I may also build just one more bed to accommodate some Picolino cucumbers that we couldn’t fit in…