Winter Storage


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  Well, this coming Saturday will be our last week selling at the Dieppe Market this year. We’ll be inside at the market, near the entrance where the blueberries were. Then we’ll spend the winter planning, seed-ordering and bookkeeping. And we’ll be back in the spring – usually sometime in April, but the exact week always depends on the weather. Stock Up for the Winter A lot of our customers are interested in buying extras to store over the winter (or at least for a few weeks). Though many aren’t sure how to keep things so they’ll store as long […]

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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 […]

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Bryan and I will be attending the Dieppe Market until the end of October….that means only 2 more weeks left for this year! We’re sad to say goodbye to our weekly visits with our wonderful customers and all our lovely fellow market vendors. But we’re already so excited for all the planning and preparations we’ll be doing this winter for next season! So, make sure you come on out and stock up before then. And, if you need some help with storing those veggies, check out the Vegetable Storage blog post I wrote a few years ago: Storing Your Veggies […]

Only 2 more weeks left at Market!



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What an abundant season for Winter Squash! We planted our winter squash in a section of our farm that really seems to love growing cucurbits (squash, cucumbers, melons, etc.). We brought in all of the squash right before our first frost and there were only a reasonable amount of seconds (reasonable = an amount we can easily eat ourselves). Over the past years, we have kept good notes on which squash our customers really seem to love a lot and are growing more of those while continuing to try out new-to-us, exciting, and promising-sounding squash varieties. One of our favourites […]

Squash Thanks Giving


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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!