September 14th – Garlic Celebration Day

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?

First Farm Stand of 2014

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!

Spotlight on Twigs Nursery

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

Easing into July

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.

Tic Toc

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:
Barefoot Gardens
C & L Gardens
Ekoroot Farm
Goddard Id Farm
Herbivor Farm
Nanabush Food Forests
Tiller’s Haven
Twig’s Nursery
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.

 

League of Extraordinary Farmers

The starter plants are growing and all of us farming at the Just Food Farm at 2389 Pepin Court in Ottawa, Ontario are preparing for a tremendous growing year.  We are part of the Just Food startup farms initiative, and though we represent separate and unique farm teams, we come together at the roadside to sell our organic products.

From July 6th to whenever the weather forces us to stop, you can find our ‘league of extraordinary farmers’ on the roadside at 2389 Pepin Court, Ottawa, ON Sundays 9am-2pm for our second season of selling fantastic, fresh local produce.

Revisit this justfoodfarmstand site for stories and updates on the products being offered at the Farm Stand each week.