FARM UPDATES

How has the summer passed so quickly?  It seemed like it was just yesterday that the veggies were just starting to grow!  However, we must face the cold (literally) reality and accept that the days of warmth and unending sunlight are coming to a temporary end, and that soon the leaves will fall and eventually, snow will as well.  What this means for us on the farm is that harvest time has arrived.  Everyone is rushing to gather all the veggies from the field to bring to the market or to store for the winter.  Although this time is extremely busy and at times stressful for us, we are so thankful for the bountiful and beautiful season that we have had so far.  Despite the couple occasional times of strange and severe weather, the crops have turned out just as good, if not better, as the years before.  We want to extend a thanks to everyone who has and will continue to come out to visit us, whether through the markets or other vendor locations, as your support is what keeps us motivated!  To all those who have not yet had a chance to stop by our stand, we encourage you to come out in the next few weeks to catch the last of the spring and summer crops before they are all gone!  Or, if you are looking for some rich and hardy veggies to keep you warm, we have them too!  The fall/winter veggies have started to come in, so pop by to pick some up if you are in the mood for some healthy yet filling veggies!

As alluded to above, the Sturgeon County area experienced a severe hailstorm on June 27.  Due to this, a substantial portion of our vegetables were damaged or marred.  Although we lost a large amount of our crop, we were fortunately left with enough to provide our markets with.  Still, some vegetables being sold may exhibit slight damage, and we ask that our customers be understanding of the situation.  However, if you ever find that the damage renders the vegetable inedible or unrecognizable, please contact us and we will more than willingly replace or reimburse your purchase.

This year, we will not be attending Callingwood Farmers’ Market.  However, we are at the Strathcona Farmers’ Market, which we attend on Saturdays’ all year round, and at the St. Albert Farmers’ Market (Saturdays, mid-June up to Thanksgiving weekend).  Besides the farmer’s markets, we also supply Spuds Fresh and Local Groceries, Blush Lane Organic Market and Grapevine Deli in St. Albert.  To find out more information about the locations where we sell, check out the “Where We Sell” tab!

Because we want to focus more on quality production of all our produce, we no longer operate our farm store location.  Furthermore, because we want to guarantee our best vegetables to all our customers, we do not offer any u-pick activities on the farm.  However, the farmers’ markets are also just as fun and family-friendly, so we encourage you to come visit us there!

As you might have already noticed, we have updated our website!  It is now mobile friendly so you can check us out on all your devices!  Another cool feature of this website is that you’ll be able to see which products we have each week, so if you’re wanting a specific veggie, you can check if we have it that specific week!  We’re hoping that our new website will make you feel more connected to us, and if you have any feedback, feel free to email us at contact@peasonearth.ca.

Once again, thank you for all your support, and we hope to see you soon!

from t8n magazine, photo credits to Brenda Lakeman