All of our berries are starting to show some colour and are getting nice and juicy. It won’t be long now! Watch us on Instagram for more updates straight from the field!
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!
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 have a large supply of frozen (or fresh in July) berries and an endless supply of black currant concentrate.
We’re very excited about our new additions, but we’ve also had some unwanted interest from pesky visitors. These new fields will mean an extension on our current deer fence to keep destructive looters away.
There’s always something to do on the farm but don’t forget to give your Favourite Farm Girl a call if you’re running low on supplies.
You’ll have one last chance to catch your Favourite Farm Girl before Christmas. This Saturday she will be at the Saanichton Community Christmas Craft Fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. This pop-up market will be held in the parking lot behind Fresh Cup Cafe in Saanichton, on the corner of Mt. Newton Cross Road and Wallace Drive.
If you can’t make it out this Saturday you can always give her a call at the farm, 250-652-5227.
Don’t forget to come visit your Favourite Farm Girl this weekend at the Saanich Fair!
Held at the Saanich Fairgrounds (1528 Stelly’s X Road, Central Saanich), this will be its 146th year running, making it the oldest continuous agricultural fair in Western Canada. You can find your Favourite Farm Girl in the Farmers’ Market section, just to the left of the main gate. Pamela actually had a key role in starting the farmers’ market at the fair.
She has been busy in the kitchen all month making lots of jam, jelly, and of course, our pure black currant concentrate. She will also have freshly made black currant tarts (made by Breadstuffs Bakery with our lovely black currants) and a variety of 5-inch pies (made by The Roost Farm Centre with our berries).
We can’t wait to see you at the Fair! Spend the day, there’s plenty to see and the parking is free!