Turning the Page on Winter!

The first transplants are up and the greenhouse is quickly filling up with great potential!

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Marisol “helping out” mom in the greenhouse.

Although at times, it has felt that winter would never quit, we are now seeing the early signs of spring, the first robins have returned, warmer temperatures and even some nighttime lows forecasted above freezing in the next week! Here we g(r)o(w)!

Our little family had the wonderful opportunity this past January to chase summertime down to Chilean Patagonia. One of our goals was to visit organic, small-scale farming operations that are located at similar latitudes to Pemberton, only on the opposite end of the globe, to share and learn what we could.  Inspiring, educational and humbling we were welcomed into farms and families who were doing “more with less” in some incredibly remote corners of the rugged Patagonian landscape.

It is a truly beautiful place, the people, the topography and the culture. I highly recommend making a trip to the region of Patagonia.

For those who are looking for pics of great fresh veg, (as I know I am at this time of the year, dreaming of fresh greens..) follow the Instagram link below and be inspired by our friends and their harvest at the opposite end of the globe:)

Instagram for El Huerto de Cuatro Estaciones

We wish we could be there to celebrate with them!

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Organic Plant Sale Next Weekend!

 

Saturday, May 12th 9AM-12.

7717 Pemberton Meadows Rd.

Onions, Lettuce, Basil, Peppers, Tomatoes, Kale, Chard, Cabbage, Greens, and Farmer Advise for Gardening Enthusiasts!  Come ask questions and pick up some starts from our farm for your garden.

A sample of early summer…

No More Farmers Markets for Rootdown, but do not fear, there’s a better way to access our produce…

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A little sad, but mostly really exciting! We will not be attending the Whistler Market this year, in a move to branch out in new directions and try new things. Our regular, local and loyal customers may rest assured, because we have created more exciting ways to access our produce, leaving farmer’s markets crowds behind. Have a look at our CSA/Online store. We are still offering our weekly CSA Harvest Box, but this year we are taking it to the next level. What’s different?

Flexibility and Options.

Want to choose your own weekly box contents? No problem. Want us to choose your box contents. We can do that too. Want to add organic berries, stone fruit and apples to your box? We can do that. Want to go on holidays and put a week on hold? Done. Want to add extra items to your box and do it all on our convenient online store? Also taken care of.

Early Winter At the Farm

So because we can’t grow vegetables in the winter, we have turned our energies to such things as meat curing, sausage making, skiing, having babies and mitigating flooding. Hope you are all enjoying winter.