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Setting the seedlings free!

Hello Again, Friends of the Farm!

Our next mini market is Saturday, April 23rd!  It is the LAST mini market of the season…  You’re on your own till Lakefield Farmers’ Market, Thursday, May 26th or Port Perry Farmers’ MarketSaturday, June 4th!  Or you can get a Certified Organic Summer vegetable share, and get your veggies every week starting end of May or beginning of June depending on Mother Nature’s mood…

No complaints about the weather this week!  The seedlings were eager to get out into the fresh air, so Jess has been cultivating (as always the dogs are ready to help out.)

So far, the onions, leeks, kale, Swiss chard and lettuce have made there way into the field!

Jeanne came to help too 🙂

We will be having another mini market this Saturday, April 23rd.  This week we are trying the Google Order Form again, with adjustments!

  • You should be able to select “none” if you choose to take an item off your order.
  • The meat now has amounts to choose from.
  • Unfortunately we have no way of automatically sending you a confirmation email, though you should receive a confirmation message once the form has been submitted – you can always email us with changes after it is submitted.
  • We will confirm by email before the mini market.

Please send us your order either by completing the form, or by sending an email byThursday morning, April 21st  – and your feedback on the form too!

Here is the link: Mini Market Order Form

Email us if you are having trouble – but just in case, here is a list of what is available this week:

Farm Fresh Vegetables:

  • Jerusalem artichoke – SALE! $3.50/lb
  • Root Parsley – SALE! $1/lb
  • Carrots (regular, rainbow & baby WASHED AND SORTED, as there were some not so nice ones last time…) – SALE! $1.50/lb
  • Potatoes, yellow – $1.50/lb
  • Rutabaga – $1/lb
  • Spinach – $6/large, $3.50/small
  • Claytonia – $6/large, $3.50/small

Farm Products:

  • Eggs – $4.25/doz.
  • Dried herbs – $1.50/bag
  • Dried hot peppers – $1.50/bag
  • Frozen peppers – $1/bag
  • Frozen Pesto – $2.50/container
  • Regular Honey Wren Lane Farm $7.50/500 mL $13/1 L
  • John Todd’s Wildflower Honey PLEASE PRE-ORDER:
    • Creamed Honey $6/jar (plain, chocolate, lavender, bee pollen, ginger)
    • Buckwheat honey $9/jar
    • Honey comb $6/each

Farm Fresh Meats:

  • Chicken – whole & halves
  • Pork- Octoberfest sausage, smoked ham roasts and steaks, smoked pork chops, back ribs, pork chops, ground, bacon, peameal bacon
  • Beef- ground beef, roasts (short rib, cross rib, sirloin tip), steaks (blade, porterhouse, wing, T-bone), marrow bones, suet
  • Milk-fed, humanely raised veal – scaloppini, cutlets
  • Yellowlees lamb – pre-order sausage, patties, ground and chops

Don’t forget to sign up for our 2016 Summer CSA! We have now confirmed our address for the Port Perry drop-off location: 170 Casimir St. in Port Perry. This year we are including an option for an apple share from Prima Orchard!  Starting in July/August and ending in October, you get 1 or 2 quarts of apples/pears/tart cherries. The cost would be $50 – email us for details!

Thanks for supporting local, sustainable agriculture!

Cheers!

Your farmer,
Jess

The greening of Lunar Rhythm Gardens!

Hello, Friends of the Farm!

Lots of little seedlings growing on the farm – destined for 2016 Summer CSA and farmers’ markets in Port Perry and Lakefield!  As predicted – the greenhouse is getting greener…

Greenhouse March 2016

Its been a blast from the past having Karen back as a teamster/intern this year.  This picture looks like its straight out of 2013!

Karen and Jess driving Calvin and Peg

Many of you will recall that Jessalynn has taken a new Jersey calf under her wing.  Here is a picture of Cinderelly out learning how to lead (with a little help from Dime).

Cinderella learning how to lead

Have no fear, the garden is greening too…  The garlic is up!

Garlic is up!

Easter weekend is coming up fast – but we have you covered: we are having yet another Mini Market on Saturday, March 26th from 10 am to 4 pm.  Get your orders in by Thursday, March 24th in the morning!  If you need your order in time for Easter weekend, get in touch and we will try to accommodate!

Here’s what we have:

Farm Fresh Vegetables:

  • Jerusalem artichoke – SALE! $3.50/lb
  • Root Parsley – SALE! $1/lb
  • Carrots (regular, rainbow & baby WASHED AND SORTED, as there were some not so nice ones last time…) – SALE! $1.50/lb
  • Potatoes – $1.50/lb
  • Cooking onions (red and yellow) – $1.50/lb
  • Beets – $1.50/lb (mainly coloured baby beets)
  • Rutabaga – $1/lb
  • Spinach – $6/large, $3.50/small
  • Claytonia – $6/large, $3.50/small
  • Kale – $6/large, $3.50/small

Farm Products:

  • Eggs – $4.25/doz.
  • Dried herbs – $1.50/bag
  • Frozen peppers – $1/bag
  • Frozen Pesto – $2.50/container
  • Regular Honey Wren Lane Farm $7.50/500 mL $13/1 L
  • John Todd’s Wildflower Honey PLEASE PRE-ORDER:
    • Creamed Honey $6/jar (plain, chocolate, lavender, bee pollen, ginger)
    • Buckwheat honey $9/jar
    • Honey comb $6/each

 

Farm Fresh Meats:

  • Chicken – whole & halves
  • Pork- smoked ham roasts and steaks, smoked pork chops, back ribs, pork chops, ground, bacon, peameal bacon
  • Beef- ground beef, roasts (short rib, cross rib, sirloin tip), steaks (blade, porterhouse, wing, T-bone), marrow bones, suet
  • Milk-fed, humanely raised veal – scaloppini, cutlets
  • Yellowlees lamb – kabobs in stock (can order sausage, patties, ground and chops – order ASAP!)

Don’t forget to sign up for our Certified Organic Vegetable Share!  Thanks for supporting local, sustainable agriculture!

Cheers!

Your farmer,
Jess

 

Signs of Spring!

Hello, Friends of the Farm!

This past week – Jess was out picking up supplies in Elmira for the start of the growing season; potting soil, cell packs and web trays.  And yes – the celeriac and celery have sprouted!  Onions, leeks and more have been sown too.  I guess that means you should all be signing up for your 2016 Summer CSA!  Get in touch for more details on where we are delivering to this season…

While Jess was in Elmira – she visited with some Percherons.  Sure sign of spring?  Knock kneed foals!

Foals in Elmira

Foal

We are having yet another Mini Market on Saturday, March 5th from 10 am to 4 pm.  Get your orders in by Thursday, March 3rd in the morning!

Here’s what we have:

Farm Fresh Vegetables:

  • Root Parsley – SALE! $1/lb
  • Carrots (regular, rainbow & baby WASHED AND SORTED, as there were some not so nice ones last time…) – SALE! $1.50/lb
  • Potatoes – SALE! $1.25/lb
  • Cooking onions (red and yellow) – SALE! $1.35/lb
  • Beets – $1.50/lb (mainly coloured baby beets)
  • Winter Radish (green and black) – $1.50/lb
  • Rutabaga – $1/lb
  • Spinach – $6/large, $3.50/small
  • Mesclun, claytonia, tatsoi – $6/large, $3.50/small
  • Kale – $3/bunch or bag
  • Swiss chard – $3/bag
  • Jerusalem artichoke – $4/lb

Farm Products:

  • Eggs – $4.25/doz.
  • Dried herbs – $1.50/bag
  • Hot peppers (dried) – $1.50/bag
  • Frozen peppers – $1/bag
  • Frozen Pesto – $2.50/container
  • Regular Honey Wren Lane Farm $7.50/500 mL $13/1 L
  • John Todd’s Wildflower Honey:
    • Creamed Honey $6/jar (plain, chocolate, lavender, bee pollen, ginger)
    • Buckwheat honey $9/jar
    • Honey comb

Farm Fresh Meats:

  • Chicken – whole & halves
  • Pork- chops, ground, pork hocks, fresh ham roasts, smoked ham roasts, peameal bacon
  • Beef- marrow bones, suet, ground beef, roasts, steaks
  • Milk-fed, humanely raised veal!

As always – if there is ever a problem with our product – or if you would like to know more about a product, please get in touch!  We can only improve with your help!

Don’t forget to sign up for our Certified Organic Vegetable Share!  Thanks for supporting local, sustainable agriculture!

Cheers!

Your farmer,
Jess

Mini Market Saturday, January 23

Hello Friends of the Farm –

Here we are in mid-January, and the selection for our mini markets is still going strong! Here’s a picture of Kitty Cat sunning herself in the tree 🙂

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Here’s what we have for this weeks, mini market on Saturday, January 23rd. Please get your orders in by Thursday morning, January 21st! Early bird gets the worm 🙂

  • Garlic $2.50/bulb
  • Kohlrabi $4 each
  • Spinach small $3.50, large $5.50 (first come first serve)
  • Kale $3/bunch
  • Cooking onions $1.50/lb
  • Carrots $1.75/lb
  • Potatoes $1.50/lb OR $1.25/lb over 10lb
  • Acorn squash $3 each
  • Root parsley $1.50/lb
  • Winter radish (green meat or black spanish) $1.50/lb
  • Rutabaga $1.25/lb
  • Celeriac $1.25/lb
  • Jerusalem artichokes $4/lb
  • Dried beans $5/grocery bag – not shelled
  • Dried herbs $1.50/bag

Farm Fresh products:

  • Bar soap $4 each
  • Honey $7.50 for small

Meat:

  • Pork: ground, pork bones, smoked ham roast, spare ribs, ham steak, honey garlic, maple and mild Italian sausage, back ribs, smoked pork hocks, bacon, butt chops
  • Beef: stew, ground, sirloin tip roast, liver
  • Milk Fed Veal: Rib steak, wing steak, Porterhouse steak, blade steak, sirloin steak, tenderloin, T-Bone steak
  • Yellowlees Lamb: ground, chop, honey garlic sausage and patties, kabob

We’ve already placed our seed order for the year, which means we need “seed money”! Be the first to get a crack at our Certified Organic Vegetable Share! Thanks for supporting local, sustainable agriculture!

Cheers!

Your farmer,
Jess

We are Now Certified Organic!

 Lunar Rhythm Gardens is now Certified Organic!!

Hello, Friends of the Farm!

Certified Organic Vegetables

Good news:  Lunar Rhythm Gardens is now Certified Organic!!  To celebrate we are having a sale for our mini market this Saturday, January 9th from 10 am till 4 pm.  Please email your orders in by Thursday morning, January 7th!

  • Greens – $3.25/sm and $5.25/lg (spinach, Claytonia, tatsoi, arugula, mustard greens, mesclun)
  • Kale & Swiss Chard  – $2.75/bunch
  • Acorn squash – $2.75/each
  • Cabbage – $2.75
  • Kohlrabi (large storage) – $3.75/each
  • Potatoes $1.25/lb
  • Jerusalem Artichokes – $3.75/lb
  • Sweet Potatoes – $2.75/lb
  • Parsnips – $1.50/lb
  • Baby carrots – $1.75/lb
  • Rainbow & Regular carrots – $1.50/lb
  • Beets – $1.25/lb
  • Celeriac – $1/each
  • Rutabagas – 75 cents/lb PLEASE TELL US WHAT SIZE
  • Cooking onions – $1.50/lb
Don’t forget to order your farm fresh products:
  • Eggs – $4.25/dozen
  • Honey – $7.50/small
  • Soap – $4/bar
  • Small packet dried herbs – $1.50 (sage, thyme, parsley, oregano)
For meat we have:
  • Sausages (maple, honey garlic, mild Italian)
  • Bacon
  • Peameal bacon
  • Pork tenderloin
  • Spare ribs
  • Whole chickens 3 to 5 lb each, half chickens
  • Veal (shank, rib steak, scaloppini, sirloin, cutlet)
  • Beef (sirloin tip roast, stew beef, brisket, braising ribs, marrow bones, liver)
  • Pork (fresh ham roasts, spare ribs, tenderloin, smoked pork hock)
  • Yellowlees lamb (ground lamb, lamb sausages, honey garlic patties, chops, kabob)
  • Ground beef

First come first serve so get your order in early…Place orders by Thursday morning at the latest so we can have everything ready ahead of time!

Cheers!

Your farmer,
Jess

Wear is the snow?!

Hello, Friends of the Farm!

The weather is not wintry at all around here.  Who knows if or when we shall ever get frost, let alone snow.  But on the bright side, Dime is happy with the warm weather, especially inside the new greenhouse.  Here he is taking a nap 😉

Its time for another Mini Market!  This Saturday, December 19th from 10 am till 4 pm.  Please email your orders in by Thursday morning, December 17th!

  • Greens – $3.50/sm and $5.50/lg (spinach, Claytonia,  tatsoi, arugula, mustard greens, mesclun)
  • Kale & Swiss Chard  – $3/bunch
  • Head lettuce – $2.50/each (romaine, green & red leaf)
  • Acorn & Butternut – $3/each (very limited quantity of butternut)
  • Cabbage – $3
  • Kohlrabi (large storage) – $4/each
  • Leeks – $3/bunch
  • Potatoes $1.50/lb
  • Jerusalem Artichokes – $4/lb
  • Sweet Potatoes – $3/lb
  • Parsnips – $1.75/lb
  • Baby carrots – $2/lb
  • Rainbow & Regular carrots – $1.75/lb
  • Beets – $1.50/lb
  • Celeriac – $1.25/each
  • Rutabagas – $1/lb PLEASE TELL US WHAT SIZE
  • Cooking onions – $1.75/lb
  • APPLES SPY & GOLDEN DELICIOUS – $1.25/lb
Don’t forget to order your farm fresh products:
  • Eggs – $4.25/dozen
  • Honey – $7.50/small
  • Soap – $4/bar
  • Small packet dried herbs – $1.50 (sage, thyme, parsley, oregano)
  • Arm knit scarves to raise money for the Orono and Community Syrian Refugee Fund – $15 each of 3/$40

For all of you thinking about turkeys for the holidays – you will have to be patient 😉  We will post more information soon!

For meat we have:

  • Free Range GMO-free turkey!  Pick up Dec 23…  $3.75/lb
  • Whole chickens 3 to 5 lb each, half chickens
  • Veal (shank, rib steak, scaloppini, sirloin, cutlet)
  • Beef (sirloin tip roast, stew beef, brisket, braising ribs, marrow bones, liver)
  • Pork (fresh ham roasts, spare ribs, tenderloin, smoked pork hock)
  • Yellowlees lamb (ground lamb, lamb sausages, honey garlic patties, chops, kabob)
  • Ground beef

First come first serve so get your order in early…Place orders by Thursday morning at the latest so we can have everything ready ahead of time!

Cheers!

Your farmer,
Jess

Farm to Fork Greens

It has been such beautiful weather this fall, we certainly can’t complain!  Here is Sophie harvesting in her shirt sleeves a week ago Thursday.

Hard to believe she is gone now…  Merci for all your help, Sophie!

And if you haven’t tasted the greens yet this year, you’d better get on that!  From farm…

to fork…


Kyle has done an amazing job.  All they need is a drizzle of dressing – or you know, some other salad type stuff wouldn’t hurt 😉

Its time for another Mini Market!  This Saturday, November 21st from 10 am till 4 pm.  Please get your orders in by Thursday, November 19th!

  • Cabbage $3
  • Regular kale $3/bunch
  • Dino kale $3/bunch
  • Red kale $3.50/small bag, $5.50/lrg bag (limited)
  • Swiss chard $3/bunch
  • Head lettuce $2.50/head
  • Greens $3.50/small, $5.50/lrg (mesclun, arugula, spinach, claytonia, tatsoi)
  • Rutabaga $1/lbs  (Please give me an idea of size when ordering!)
  • Cooking onions $1.50/lbs
  • Jerusalem Artichokes $4/lbs
  • Winter Squash $3/each (We have butternut & acorn left)
  • Parsley curly $1.50/bunch
  • Root parsley $2.50/bunch
  • Potatoes $1.50/lbs (orders under 10lbs) $1.25/over 10lbs
  • Carrots $1.75/lbs  rainbow & regular
  • Brussels $5/lbs
  • Cilantro $1.50/bunch
  • Radishes  $1.50/bunch  (Variety is China Rose very pretty pink)
  • Spring Turnips $2/bunch  (the light pink ones)
Don’t forget  to order your farm fresh products:
  • eggs $4.25/doz
  • honey $7.50/small, $12/lrg
  • apples $1.25/lb (Spartan, Golden Delicious and Russet)
For meat we still have:
  • Half chickens
  • Veal steaks
  • Beef roasts
  • Pork (pork chops, ham steaks,  hot Italian sausages, fresh ham roasts)
  • Yellowlees lamb – please place an order early so that they have time to drop the order off! (ground lamb, lamb sausages, honey garlic patties, chops, shanks, etc)
  • Ground beef

Please place orders by Thursday at the latest so we can have everything ready ahead of time!

Cheers!

Your farmer,
Jess

Halloween Antics

We spent the week harvesting more veggies to put into storage.  We now have some Jerusalem Artichokes available to order, see Jamie Oliver’s recipe for the details on this nutty veg.

We also celebrated Halloween!  Here are the boys all dressed up for the occasion:

Its time for another Mini Market!  This Saturday, November 7th from 10 am till 4 pm.  Please get your orders in by Thursday, November 5th!

  • Regular kale $3/bunch
  • Dino kale $3/bunch
  • Red kale $3.50/small bag, $5.50/lrg bag (limited)
  • Swiss chard $3/bunch
  • Head lettuce $2.50/head
  • Greens $3.50/small, $5.50/lrg (Mesclun, arugula, spinach, claytonia, tatsoi)
  • Rutabaga $1/lbs  (Please give me an idea of size when ordering!)
  • Cooking onions $1.50/lbs
  • Jerusalem Artichokes $4/lbs
  • Winter Squash $3/each (We have butternut & acorn left)
  • Parsley curly $1.50/bunch
  • Root parsley $2.50/bunch
  • Potatoes $1.50/lbs (orders under 10lbs) $1.25/over 10lbs
  • Carrots $1.75/lbs  rainbow & regular
  • Brussels $5/lbs
  • Cilantro $1.50/bunch
  • Radishes  $1.50/bunch  (Variety is China Rose very pretty pink)
  • Spring Turnips $2/bunch  (Scarlet Queen the light pink ones)
Don’t forget  to order your farm fresh products:
  • eggs $4.25/doz
  • honey $7.50/small, $12/lrg
  • apples $1.25/lb (Spartan, Golden Delicious and Russet)
For meat we still have:
  • 2 whole chickens & half chickens available
  • Veal steaks
  • Beef roasts
  • Pork (ground, pork chops, ham steaks,  hot Italian sausages, fresh ham roasts)
  • Yellowlees lamb – please place an order ahead of time so that they have time to drop the order off! (ground lamb, lamb sausages, honey garlic patties, chops, shanks, etc)
  • FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE WE ARE KEEPING THE HAMBURGER SALE ON FOR THIS WEEKEND. 6$/LBS FOR NOV.7th ORDERS!
Please place orders by Thursday at the latest so we can have everything ready ahead of time!

Cheers!

Your farmer,
Jess

How to get fresh produce this winter!

Its been a while since we’ve updated you on the comings and goings at Lunar Rhythm Gardens, so here goes!

Now that fall has definitely shown its colours, and the CSA has wrapped up for summer – we are looking ahead to our Winter CSA, which starts October 24th and runs till January 23, 2016.  That means harvesting all the root veggies from the garden to put into storage…  This week its carrots!

As in previous years, we will be holding on farm mini-markets where you can pre-order your produce, honey, eggs and meat and pick it up at the farm on Saturdays from 10 am to 4 pm.  The first one will be this Saturday, October 24th!  Here’s what’s available to order, please get your order in by Thursday 🙂

  • kale – $3
  • swiss chard – $3
  • leeks – $3
  • carrots regular & rainbow – $3
  • rutabaga – $1.50/lb
  • onions – $1.75/lb
  • greens – $3.50/small and $5.50/large (spicy mustard greens, tatsoi, spinach, arugula, mizuna, mesclun)
  • parsley – $1.50
  • celery – $3
  • celeriac – $3/2
  • acorn & butternut squash – $1.50/lb
  • spring turnips (limited amounts) – $2/bunch
  • Honey –  $12.50/large, $7/small
  • Apples (russets, spartan, jona gold) – $1.25/lb
  • Chicken halves & wholes
  • Veal (steaks, scallopinni, cutlets)
  • Beef (marrow bones, stew, roasts, hamburger $6/lb)
  • Pork (smoked ham steaks, chops, spare ribs)

Looking ahead to 2016 – we’re also accepting registrations for the 2016 Summer CSA – early bird discount before October 31st!

In the meantime, we have a couple of markets left this fall, Fleming College Sutherland Campus on Thursday, October 22 from 10 am to 2 pm, as well as a 2 day Health and Wellness Fair at UOIT on October 22 and 23, 10 am to 2 pm both days.

Enjoy the last bit of warm weather!  Cheers!

Your Farmer,
Jess

Winter is coming…

calvin and peg with missy

That means our 2015/16 Winter CSA Registration has begun!  Click here for your printable registration form.

Winter CSA has on farm pick up only at 253 Gray Road. Directions: from Port Perry East on 7A, Turn Right at Yelverton Road, Turn left at Gray Road

There will be meat & eggs available on pick up days.

Cost: $400

Pick-up Time: Pick ups will be on Saturdays, any time after 10am and before 4pm.

2015 Dates: Sat. Oct. 24 , Nov. 7, Nov 21, Dec 5, Dec 19

2016 Dates: Sat. Jan 9 and Jan 23

Potential items that could be found in your CSA box:

  • dried herbs, beans, hot peppers
  • winter storage radishes
  • parsnips
  • carrots
  • sweet potato
  • Jerusalem artichoke
  • beets
  • potatoes (up to 3 varieties)
  • onions
  • variety of winter squash
  • winter greens ( ie. Kale, spinach, lettuce)
  • root parsley
  • cabbage
  • Brussels sprouts
  • leeks
  • garlic
  • kohlrabi
  • rutabaga
  • celeriac

What makes us even more special – we farm in the traditional manner with horses.

Contact Us for more information and make a small investment in the food you eat, your future and your community!