This is the time of year when we are just starting to harvest vegetables we’ve grown to store and sell during the winter months.
It’s a nice time of year. We’ve also been spending time preserving (mostly by freezing or lacto-fermenting….lots of kimchi!), planting greens to harvest in the winter, hanging herbs to dry, saving seeds, wondering when we’ll get our first frost…..
In a few weeks, Xander will be leaving the farm to head out to Australia! He has been so integral to the farm since we moved here last November. I don’t know what we would have done without him. It will be super weird with him gone. We still hope he moves close by someday….(like next door). Thank you Xander!
We have had a lot of great help this year. Sylvestre, Sarah, Chrissy, and Danielle have been amazing volunteers and friends to us. Thanks for all your hard work and good conversation!
We are also very excited that our good friends Del and Steve (who Shannon apprenticed with at Everdale Farm in Ontario) have bought their own farm about a 20 min drive from us in Brookdale (near Amherst). Their farm is called Side by Each Farm and Del’s been selling some of their amazing, sustainably-grown vegetables at the Amherst Farmers’ Market on Fridays.
Like-minded friends make farming so much more enjoyable. We’re so grateful for our community!