Radishes are among the first spring vegetables, and can produce a harvest in 3 to 4 weeks from seeding. Radish (Raphanus sativus) is a cool season vegetable that has been cultivated in many parts of the world for centuries. Domestic radish is believed to have originated from wild relatives in both Europe and Asia, and […]
Spinach is a well-known and loved nutritious green. Spinach (Spinacia oleracea) is a member of the Amaranthaceae family, the plant family that includes beet and chard. Spinach is believed to have originated in ancient Persia, after which it spread to China and other parts of Asia through trade. Spinach can be used raw or cooked, […]
The origin of the word squash comes from a First Nation word of the Narragansett tribe ‘askutasquash’, meaning ‘raw or uncooked’. Squash is the earliest domesticated plant and is native to central and North America, seeds dating 10,000 years ago have been found in Oaxaca, Mexico. Squash is remarkably nutritious, very high in vitamin A […]
We are very busy on all fronts at the farm, and are pushing to get everything in the ground and growing happily. We have magnificent baby carrots from the greenhouse coming to market for several more weeks. The beautiful asparagus is being picked by Kate ‘the Asparagirl’ daily and we will have it at market […]
We like to do things differently around here – it is in our nature. We like to choose varieties of crops that are different in appearance, like purple and pink carrots, orange beets and red celery. We grow crops at different times, like radish in April, beets in May and carrots in June. We grow […]
We’re at the Old Strathcona Farmers’ Market every Saturday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Here’s what we’re highlighting for the month of May. Yes, it’s time for delicious, tender and sweet baby carrots and baby beets! Hope to see you at the market!