This growing season has been a little unexpected to say the least. With the cold, wet spring – not to mention the incredibly late frost and April snow – our berries are a little behind this year.
Spring is a busy time on the farm and this year has been no exception!
We’ve been busy in the fields this spring. All of the berry bushes have been pruned and given a healthy dose of compost. Andrew has just started picking strawberries, the cherries will follow and should be ready by the end of June, and the currants will be right behind, usually by the second week in […]
It took a whole team and more hours than expected but we have the nets up over the cherry trees, including our newest additions. A big thank you to everyone that lent a hand!
Don’t miss your Favourite Farm Girl this Sunday (Sept. 24) at the Victoria Public Market, 1701 Douglas St., from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. Meet some of your favourite local farmers and lots of very talented artisans. So come on down to the Hudson, admission is free.
There will be lots of excitement this Saturday at the Peninsula Country Market (1528 Stelly’s X Rd.)… And don’t forget, the market goes every Saturday from 9 -1 until Thanksgiving weekend.
The bees on the farm have been busy these past several weeks and they’ve also been on the move. We found them swarming yesterday, the second time this season they’ve decided to take flight. If you’ve ever been in the midst of a swarm it sure is something to see… Don’t worry, the bees […]
It’s spring time and we’re busy on the farm preparing for the next berry season. In the past months we’ve pruned thousands of currant and gooseberry bushes. Now, we’re just finishing cleaning up all of those clippings as the leaves and blossoms begin to pop.
All of the hard work that goes on behind the scenes has started to take shape in the fields. The top field is planted with a new crop of black currants and we have added a field of gooseberries. Unfortunately, these will take a few years to mature. But in the meantime we will still […]
We’re busy getting the farm ready for the new season. Our newest addition is 2,000 new black currant cuttings to plant the top field with. But since that field is too wet to work on right now, all of those cuttings are being planted in 1-gallon pots. It’s quite the task but the sooner those […]