Canada’s birthday is only days away, and here we are once again getting ready to greet our friends, neighbours and family. You are invited, so please see the attached poster and plan to come along and join us. We realize that many of you will be attending other events about the region, so we generally run our party from about 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. But you are more than welcome to stay later. Please see attachment for more info
All the usual events. Staff will take you for a walk about the farm to see what we are doing, try out our paper aeroplane flying competition, play some crazy games, swim in the pond and share a potluck buffet. If you play a musical instrument if you would bring it along and play for us. We encourage participants to think local when choosing food and drinks. Because of the current heat wave, we will limit the pot luck to cold foods and avoid the use of the barbeque. Our fire warden will be happy about that.
GONE FISHING. I have been off fishing with son John and we caught a nice white spring salmon which we will have prepared for you to try. I’m also hoping that Cyle is going to prepare his wild mint iced tea. Delicious.
Staff will be on hand to walk you about the farm, so you are welcome to arrive mid-afternoon and just hang out, go for a swim and take a farm tour. This is a great farm for bird watching
CHERRIES: It is very kind of the Forbes family to think about us and offer to provide Certified Organic cherries from their Okanagan Orchard. They will be travelling to the Island to visit Jean Forbes on Sunday. They will notify us when they know the ferry they will take. We will then put that information on Facebook for time of arrival and expected arrival time at the farm. The farm will be open extended hours to accommodate people picking-up orders or wishing to purchase the remaining cherries. Please bring suitable containers, plus cash or a chequebook (no credit/debit cards). . So be sure to check Nanoose Edibles on Facebook. We will not be making individual calls for small orders.
Wednesday night, and Shiralee is off the Parksville Museum market to sell produce from Nanoose Edibles. We certainly advise you to give it a try. It is a happy meeting place for people in the area, good music and lots of friendly people.
Two hot products for sale this week – Fava Beans and fresh harvested Garlic. With so many people paying attention to the nutritional content of the foods we eat, you really can’t beat fava beans with its 26% protein and many easy ways to prepare. It makes great salads, main course vegetable dishes, casseroles and paired together with many other vegetables. Freezes well. Garlic is a wonder food – good for you in so many ways. Selling now at the farm store without being trimmed as all the greens parts are totally usable. We will begin trimming and drying garlic in July. It’s time to place your orders for storage garlic.
SUMMER VEGGIE BOX:
This is sign-up week for our eight weeks Summer Veggie Box Program. The Spring Box program finishes this week, with just one more week to go for the Cheeseworks group. WHAT TO DO WITH THE SPLIT WEEK THIS WEEKS???. We are going to put the boxes together on the Tuesday and deliver the produce to Cheeseworks Tuesday afternoon. You may pick-up Tuesday afternoon or anytime on Wednesday. Sign up with this form
On another matter, the farm is wishing to adopt farm dog. One that really would like to live on a farm and be out and about all day with Lorne and me and the staff. The new adoptee will not be without companions. Staff bring their pooches of all sizes and shapes with them to work. If you hear of anyone needing a new home for a suitable farm dog please let us know. Thanks so much.
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