The first transplants are up and the greenhouse is quickly filling up with great potential!
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.
El Huerto de Cuatro Estaciones, Aysen Region, Chile
Weed free salads at HCE
Potato crop on Chiloe, one of the potential birth places of potatoes
Classic Chilean Asado.
Parque National Patagonia
Garden at PNP
Salad Harvest In Aysen
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!
BECOME PART OF OUR FARM THIS SEASON! VIST OUR CSA HARVEST BOX PAGE FOR DETAILS ON OUR HARVEST BOX MEMBERSHIPS FOR 2019!
Garlic scapes on display
Straight lines. Mmmm.
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.
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.
Salami and Ginger Apple sausages hanging, Also made Chorizo to dry cure.
Mid December flooding was a bit worrying, but all is well.
Simone and TJ have been busy growing humans. Welcome to the farm Marisol.
Christmas Tree hunting turns up success
Late November skating over the fields.
Merguez sausage from our sheep.
Richard preparing the proscuitto from our pig, to hang….for a year.
Guanciale (salt cured jowl) from our Berkshire pigs
The eagles are back at the river