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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

 

May Happenings

 

 

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Farm Happenings
We have had an incredibly busy two weeks! The remaining members of our crew arrived the first week of May. Welcome Colin & Amy!
We had an amazing Open House May 9th, with huge attendance. Thanks to Heather, Leah, & Aunt Helen for their tour guide skills!
And thanks, Jan, from Qi for Change, for offering up your skills in healing .
Chocolate Milk loved visiting with friendly new and familiar faces.
We will be contacting those of your who won draw prizes shortly. Thanks for attending and spreading the good word.
We welcomed some cute additions to the farm – Indian Runner Ducklings; Cool Runnings, Bannanee, & Robert Larmer.
We attended our first CRAFT (Collaborative Regional Alliance for Farmers in Training) at Wheelbarrow Farm. Enjoyed an awesome tour and an educational session on farm safety.
A few of us have also gotten another year older! Heather and John celebrated their birthdays with us this week!
Thanks
Cheers, Jess

IMPORTANT REMINDER…

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Our Open House is THIS Saturday, from 11am until 4pm!

For best selection, place your order by tomorrow, Thursday, May 7

FREE – sign up for a share at the Open House and receive one dozen farm fresh eggs

PRIZE DRAWS – Packages of beef, pork, milk-fed veal, and Gift Certificates

Visit with baby calves.  Tour the farm, the garden, and the hoop houses, and visit with the horses.  Check out the Happy Hen House.

Also an vital part of the farm – meet our farmers and our growing team of interns for this season!

Available for purchase at the farm any time, and during the open house:

Asparagus — $4.50/lb!!

Eggs, Fresh Pork, including Bacon, Ham Steaks & Roasts, Sausages, Chops, humanly raised Veal, Beef, Potatoes, Parsnips, and local Honey !
Don’t forget to register for your share!
Winter CSA sign up will start in June, however; you can get your name on a waiting list if you drop an email or give us a call!

Jan, our friendly local Acupressurist from ‘Qi for Change’, will be at the Open House.

She’ll be offering neck and shoulder releases (10 min) to top off your day of country delights with some restful ease.  No fee for Open House day! Chat with her about booking sessions on Tuesdays or Saturdays during July and August.

Open House — and free stuff!

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Our annual Open House will take place May 9th from 11am to 4pm.

There is SO much to do and see this year

FREE – Everyone who attends the Open House will receive a Tomato seedling to take home!

FREE – sign up for a share at the Open House and receive one dozen farm fresh eggs

We have baby calves that you can visit with.  Tour of the farm, the garden, and the hoophouses, and visit with the horses.

Also an vital part of the farm – meet our farmers and our growing team of interns for this season!

Available for purchase at the farm any time, and during the open house:

Eggs, Fresh Pork, including Bacon, Ham Steaks & Roasts, Sausages, Chops, humanly raised Veal, Beef, Potatoes, Parsnips, and local Honey !
Don’t forget to register for your share!
Winter CSA sign up will start in June however you can get your name on a waiting list if you drop an email or give us a call!

Hope to see all of you May 9th!

Jessica

Learning on the Farm…

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We have been enjoying some amazing weather on the farm and it has allowed us to get down and dirty!

We have been blessed with some extra help from Fleming College students on Co-op placement and it has been awesome teaching them the ‘ins and outs’ of farming!

Jessalynn has started her flower seeds for the her portion of the market stall this year!

Have a great week!

Jess

Port Perry Farmers’ Market

We at Lunar Rhythm Gardens thank all our faithful customers at the Port Perry Farmers’ Market for a great season and we look forward to seeing you in the spring! We couldn’t do it without YOU the customers.

Cheers, Jess

Our booth at the Port Perry Market.

Our booth at the Port Perry Farmers’ Market.