Every month Nanoose Edibles will be selling transplants for your home or garden. Each month we will have different plants to sell to make it easy for you and your family to grow your own food. Vancouver Island only produces 3% of the food for the people on the island and the rest is shipped in by trucks, the more gardens and people growing their own food the less environment impact will be all around. (ferry costs, gas, trucks, etc)
Help protect our precious pollinators.Tell The Home Depot and Lowe's Home Improvement to show the bees some love!
"There is simply no reason to produce GE apples. There are hundreds of varieties of perfectly good apples. Just because the technology is there we do not have to use it. We could spend the time and money restoring the farms and lives of people around the world in order that they might feed themselves." ~ Barbara Ebell
Please download the petition - the deadline is April 15,2014
Being regulated as Certified Organic is a lot of paperwork and extra steps but it holds farmers accountable for what is being used at the farm. Our customers at Nanoose Edibles Farm are reassured that the food they are receiving is Non-GMO, being regulated from the soil to the nutrition that is being used and picked fresh within a couple days. Barbara Ebell talks about what is means to be Certified Organic in the farming industry.
Nanoose Edibles farm has been around for over 20+ years. How did it all start? Barbara Ebell explains how Nanoose Edibles came to be in Nanoose Bay, BC.
NANOOSE EDIBLES FARM –
CELEBRATING OVER 26 YEARS SERVING THE REGION WITH FRESH, NUTRITIOUS, ORGANIC PRODUCE
Newsletter January 2014
Winter Market Hours:
Friday, Saturday & Sunday from 10.00am - 3.30pm (about dusk)
If you have been to the farm in the last while you might have seen Caleb and his family who are living at the farm. We welcome Caleb’s family and the wealth of knowledge that Caleb brings to the farm.
The farm has been busy cleaning seeds from 2013 which we will be selling at Seedy Saturday on Feb 1 in Qualicum Beach. http://www.qbseedysaturday.com/ Be sure to look for Barb and Caleb at the booth and say hello. We will have transplants, seeds, and signup sheets for volunteers, u-pick, and pickers for the farm. We will have more seeds available at Sugar Shack seeds who will be cleaning our Certified Organic Seeds. Check out the sugar shack seeds at Seedy Saturday or www.sugarshackseeds.com for locally grown seed. Grown as Mother Nature intended, all open-pollinated seed, untreated, non-GMO, a lot of heirloom varieties.
Our transplants are coming along and we will have suitable transplants at the beginning of each month. This month we have parsley, dill, arugula, fennel, lettuce, cilantro and strawberry transplants. We will have some at Seedy Saturday and the Qualicum Beach farmers market on Feb 1 but will likely go fast. If you would like to purchase transplants from the farm please email Barb email@example.com
The farm is excited to have the International Organic Inspectors Association come to our farm in February do a mock training exercise for Certified Organic Crops.
The farm is going digital! We have launched a Youtube channel and will be updating it often with farming information. Please subscribe J http://www.youtube.com/user/nanooseediblesfarm
Next month we will be moving the newsletter to a service for newsletters called Mailchimp to make the newsletter easier to manage. We will be importing the email addresses over and will send out a reminder closer to next month to make sure it doesn’t go to your junk mail.
Happening in the Community 2014
Feb 1, 8, 15, 22 – Qualicum Beach Farmers Market
Feb 1 – Seedy Saturday in Qualicum Beach
Feb 7-8 – Island Agriculture Show - Cowichan
Feb 10- Food for the future rally in Victoria to save the ALR
Feb 21- 23, Certified Organic Association Conference
March 2, - Seedy Sunday in Nanaimo
“BC company called Okanagan Specialty Fruits has asked the Canadian and U.S. governments to approve a genetically modified (GM) “non-browning” apple. The GM apple could be approved in 2014.” Please take action. More information please click CBAN
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