SPRING HOURS START EASTER WEEKEND FROM TUE- SUNDAY from 10am-3pm (We let the plants rest on Monday)
Nanoose Edibles Market has been trundling alone all winter, taking care of our on-farm and off-farm customers and getting ready for the 2014 growing season. Easter Weekend Spring Opening. Come join us for a cup of Coyote Roasting coffee, take a tour of the farm, visit the greenhouses and Lorne's shop. For this event we are featuring Certified Organic transplants grown on the farm, in small and large quantities. Bring a container as you will be purchasing by the plant and not by the plastic container. You can also leave us an order for transplants you require for the future.
Barb is offering to teach a Gardeners Workshop sometime in April or early May. FOOD SECURITY FROM YOUR HOME GARDEN. $45 person. We’re suggesting a Saturday morning, here at the farm. It could be a weekday. I need to hear from you. Handout material will be provided, so bring along a gardening binder. Please email us what day would work best. email@example.com
ALR Bill 24
The bill is being debated this Monday(April 7) The bill separates farm land into two zones. In the bills draft there is a possibility the land in zone 2(90%) could be used for non-farming purposes. This could lead to the farm land being used for oil and gas companies. With the current water crisis in California and already increased food costs. Bill 24 is totally wrong and should be withdrawn. By degrading and undervaluing the agriculture land reserve we are destroying the provinces assured food supply. It is time for serious consultation with farmers and people of this province to assure adequate regulations protect farmland and our food supply into the future.
Please act now - before Monday! Let your voice be heard Premier Clark - Premier@gov.bc.ca Minister Bill Bennett - firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com Minister Pat Pimm firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com Minister Steve Thompson - flnr@firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com Leonard Krog - firstname.lastname@example.org
Please consider our Certified Organic veggie box as a way of providing a certain supply of organic food for your family. You will receive a great range of quality produce throughout the season, the same produce exactly that goes to the farmers markets; our on-farm market; our local vendors and our restaurant customers. In order to save farming time for our staff we have asked James Street of Whole Hog Farm to do the deliveries for us. He delivers from Ladysmith to Courtenay so it a great opportunity to acquire our organic produce if you are some distance from the farm.
DID YOU KNOW?
Did you know Hilltop Bistro is a long time customer of the farm? The bistro is up on Rutherford Hill and creates amazing food. It is a cozy restaurant that is always a hit.
TRAILERS WANTED FOR THE FARM
The farm is looking for two inexpensive trailers for accommodation for visiting farm workers. If you know of a trailer that needs a new home please email us at email@example.com
If you have - plastic bags, Nanoose Edibles eggs cartons that are in good shape, large plant containers, or any glass jars with lids we will gladly accept them to be reused.
EASTER WEEKEND OPEN HOUSE & TRANSPLANT SALE
Come for a walk about, join us for a cup of Coyote Coffee, bring your children ,friends , family. Lorne will show you through his workshop and comment of various types of tools and equipment that we have acquired. TRANSPLANTS: Certified organic farm grow, the farm produces its own organic transplants and will have them available for purchase. Large orders not required. We provide a container and you fill it with whatever you like to grow.We have lettuce, arugula, parsley, cilantro, fennel, ever-bearing strawberries and much more! SIGN UP: Please check in at the Sign-up Table: We will be receiving information from people who wish to be called in for casual work or to volunteer. Also local candidates for the SOIL APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM. (A season-long farming/gardening experience.) BERRIES ANDPRODUCE: Put your name in the book for picked or U-pick fruits, vegetables and berries. First come first served. FARM WORKERS: Receiving applications for full and part-time farm workers. PICKERS: Also for pickers (any age) to pick berries on a call-up basis. Young Folk, 15 years and under (must have written parental permission.)