Storage


Cucumber Pickle fermenting
It’s not hard to ferment vegetables. Once you learn the basics, you can pretty much ferment any vegetable you can think of, and use any kind of seasonings you want. The ferment you end up with will nourish you, be delicious, and preserve those vegetables while retaining their nutrients (sometimes even enhancing them!). Fermenting is both traditional and trendy. Don’t be intimidated, if we can do it with our busy farming schedules, so can you! Some of our personal favourite seasonal veggies to ferment: Spring: radishes, salad turnips Summer: cucumbers Fall: carrots, kohlrabi, cabbage, daikon radishes   We both learned […]

How to Ferment Vegetables: What you Need to ...


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Well, the countdown is on, we’ll only be bringing our produce to the Dieppe Market for 4 more weeks (Nov.1st is the last day)! In previous years, we’ve tried to continue a bit longer, but it gets REALLY cold outside at the market! One year, we brought the most beautiful Easter Egg radishes to market in mid-November and they froze on our stand! We had to compost them. It was really sad. We decided to focus more on coming back to market earlier rather than continuing on later. Which I think suits our personalities better anyway. Luckily, many of our […]

Fall Harvest


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  Be honest: did you choose to read this blog post because of it’s amazing (?!) title? It’s not really like my usually blog post titles because I usually think them up myself (however random or cheesy they may be). This blog post title however was generated by a tool called the Blog Topic Generator, which I learned about via facebook. When I read the titles it generated for me, I didn’t really think they were going to work for our farm blog but whatever…I used one. So, I don’t actually know what every farmer needs to know about storage. […]

What Every Farmer Needs to Know About Storage!



Last weekend, we gave a second workshop on lactofermentation in Cocagne, NB. The first one happened a month earlier. Cocagne is awesome. There are 3 cool groups based out of Cocagne that hosted/organized the workshops: the Cocagne Sustainable Development Group, Slow Food Cocagne Acadie, and Transition Cocagne. And, we were amazed by the interest. The first workshop sold out within a few days and had a pretty long waiting list…which is why the second one was quickly organized. Bryan and I have been into lactofermentation for years and it’s become a significant part of the food we preserve to sustain […]

Fermenting Goodness


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So, now is the time to start hoarding (storing) food for the winter. Many people aren’t exactly sure how to do this (since it is a skill that grocery stores have not required us to continue). But we think it’ still an important skill to practice, so for those of you who are willing and interested, here are some tips for storing produce in a typical home. Identify the areas of your house that do not freeze and may be suitable for storing vegetables. The following can be helpful: Description of Area Temperature What to Store there Refrigerator 4C (40F) […]

Storing your Veggies for Winter