The league of extraordinary farmers at the Just Food farm have been busily harvesting their produce and bringing all kinds of amazing stuff to the Sunday farm stand. As we head into October, there is a chill in the air. Not too long from now, the farm activities will slow and ssshhhhh… dare we say it, winter will be upon us. It’s a great time to take stock, and stock up!
Sundays, 10am-3pm at the farm, 2389 Pepin Court, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
Join Nanabush Food Forests, The Wild Garden, Radical Homestead, Happy Radish Farm and many others at the Just Food Farm Stand on Sunday! Mmm, jam and honey tastings!
The Just Food Farm is abuzz with activity. 3 years of farmers are busily planting their crops. So much diversity, it would be an injustice to try to list everything that is happening. Really the only important message here is that if you miss the Just Food Farm stand this year, you miss out on a whole lot of wonderful!!
Special first market day? June 26th, 2015 we will have a first market, since this is a special event day, where we are launching the 2015 season, and inviting many wonderful guests! C’mon over!
A brief reminder that Tiller’s Haven will be joining the Farm Stand and Garlic Celebration Day, Sunday, September 14 with new harvests and a pickle corner to celebrate all things garlic!
Some of our new harvests include: Broad beans, Okra, Fennel, Green Onions, Carrots (Chantenay and Nantes varieties), Potatoes (Red), Beets, Sweet and Hot Peppers, Daikon, Roselle, Amaranthus (red-green), Cucumbers, Zucchinis, Corn, Basil, and Chicory Lettuce.
Having started our farm project this Spring we don’t have garlic among our harvest this year. To celebrate all things garlic, we will share our favorite pickle recipe to go with the garlic our neighboring farmers will be selling. Our pickle corner will have baby varieties of carrots, cucumbers, peppers, broad beans, eggplants and unripe melons – to prepare your own pickle mix and start consuming after one month!
So much garlic, so little time! Please come and visit us any Sunday from 9am to 2pm at 2389 Pepin Court, but make sure you stop by on September 14th to sample some delicious garlic treats. Learn all about the garlic growing right here in Ottawa, taste it, buy it, and have some fun with the proud farmers at the Just Food farm.
Check to see if the garlic eating contest slash kissing booth will become a reality or not! Hahaha! Hhhhhhello, do you like garlic as much as I do?
Thanks to all the folks who came out to support us today at the road side stand at 2389 Pepin Court. Personally I picked up a beautiful year old white mulberry tree, and some gorgeous broccoli and beets. I can’t wait until next sale day to see what all the participating farms will have on offer!
Also, something to look forward to towards the end of August or first part of September, are some special theme days, a mini-garlic festival, and an heirloom tomato tasting day. Can’t wait!
We are fortunate to have Twigs Nursery participating in the farm stand this year. Twigs Nursery has native potted trees and shrubs available for sale at the farm stand, including: sugar maple, beaked hazel, highbush cranberry, wild grape, staghorn sumac, rock elm, speckled alder, northern hackberry, paper birch, eastern cottonwood, red oak, bur oak, white pine, white spruce, and white mulberry (non-native but acclimatized). Prices range from $8 to $20 depending on rarity of species, development stage and pot size (root mass and age). Ages of plants are from spring seedlings to 3 years. All are sufficiently established to survive out-planting in late summer.
For further information: www.twigsnursery.com
As it has been another late start this year, we will be easing into the roadside sales… after talking to many of the farmers, it looks like most will start selling produce on July 27th (delayed from the original projected date of July 6th).
Prior to that, there may be limited sales of such items as garlic scapes and greens. Keep an eye out for us at 2389 Pepin Court.
It is a very exciting time! Plants are growing, more seeds go in the ground each day. The league is preparing for our Sunday, July 6th start day. Our team at
Nanabush Food Forests has some really wonderful low sugar fruit preserves that we will be bringing, and likely some early vegetables as well.
We have heard through the grape vine (figuratively, and because we have many grapes growing on the plot, literally), that the following farms will also be participating this year:
C & L Gardens
Goddard Id Farm
Nanabush Food Forests
Van Vliet Horticulture
The Wild Garden
All of the teams are members of Savour Ottawa. For more information, please take the time to check out their websites or go to the Just Food’s Meet the Farmers page for a nice synopsis.