FOOD DAY CANADA CELEBRATIONS: JULY 31st – AUGUST 1st!
Celebrate Food Day Canada and kick off this national event here in
Newfoundland and Labrador. On Friday night, July 1st, meet chefs from across Canada, enjoy some great Canadian Food and a complimentary drink from
either Quidi Vidi Brewery or Auk Island Winery.
On Saturday night, August 1, these great Canadian Chefs will join some of our own Culinary Stars to offer the The Great Canadian Food Market….
sample everything local and Canadian.
For more information on Food Day Canada, visit http://fooddaycanada.ca.
To purchase tickets for the Newfoundland events, click here.
UPDATE FOR JUNE!
SEEDLINGS AND TRANSPLANTS
The garden centre staff are as busy as Santa’s Elves on Christmas Eve. Plants are flying out the door because this is the only place to purchase locally grown organic seedlings and transplants. We are getting lots of orders on-line to be picked up at the farm. We also sell from our Vendor Table at the Farmers’ Market!
NEW THIS WEEK! INSTRUCTIONS ON GROWING SPECIFIC PLANTS!
No need to wait in line to talk with Mike Rabinowitz, Owner and Master Grower or other farm staff. We are posting growing instructions for many of the plants we sell. This provides much of the basic information you will need to get started.
FREE CONSULTATION ON SATURDAYS FROM 11a.m. – 5 p.m
Mike enjoys giving advice re: setting up small gardens and/or suggesting certain types of cold adapted plants and not others based on his experience. If you are coming for this kind of advice, please be forewarned. When he gets engaged with your questions, it often takes more time than expected and the wait may be longer than your patience can tolerate, especially if you brought along family members or children. We sell vegetable row cover which also takes time to unroll and cut.
WHILE YOU WAIT!
You are welcome to walk around the farm, peek into the greenhouses (but not enter) to see how staff are tying up tomatoes or laying out nets for beans; look over the hillsides to see the varieties of herbs and lettuce, try to identity what is growing in various gardens and/ or see if you can see the goldfish in the irrigation pond. There is a picnic table where you may find bubbles, balls or art supplies for the children and you may want to bring along snacks. IF YOU ARE SHORT ON TIME for your Saturday shopping, it may be best to order on-line and pick up your order already boxed and ready to go!
JOIN THE COMPOST BRIGADE!
Bring your compost to the farm. You help us! We help you and together we create a revolving nutrient bank account at the Organic Farm. The organic matter (vegetable scraps, leaves and grass cuttings) you bring does not add any “new” plant nutrients but releases nutrients in a form available to plants through the process of decomposition. It is quite a miracle! Read our guidelines for composting and let’s get started!