Garlic Harvesting 2013

The wave of garlic is crashing on us…it’s being harvested from many sites around the city this week, will cure for a few weeks and then prepped, ready for a new home (your home, inshallah).

Here are a few images to get a sense of the process and stay tuned for more details about the varieties available for purchase!

Ready to be pulled

Nice size bulbs, Leningrad variety
Full load from East Van

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July 21st CSA Harvest & Pick-Up

Things are rolling along quite nicely with all this heat and sunshine. The proof of Cam’s skills with the veggies are best reflected in the pudding…and this week’s pudding champ is the Charmane Cabbage. Quite photogenic as you will see below – Anne Geddes style, sort of, just imagine some babies in between the plants.

Tight!

So many good shots this harvest, it was hard to limit the entry to the selection below. Hope you like ’em!

Southlands fertility
A proud moment for Jen, but for everyone really, especially Jen.

First of three Graydon shots!
Charmants ready to go

King Josh
2 of 3
The List

Well deserved

3 of 3, he has his father’s taste in ice cream
Smiling shareholder!
A thing of beauty
Post harvest feast for the crew

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July 14th CSA Harvest & Pick-Up

Some nice diversity creeping into the boxes this week:

Harvest List

A common question we heard yesterday was, “What can I do with kohlrabi?” Here’s a recipe for one of our favourite ways to prepare the beautiful swollen stem (taken from conversations and experiences in Elaine’s kitchen):

1. Place the kohlrabi in the fridge for a few hours to get it nice and kool.
2. Peel off outer layer, compost peelings, then chop what remains into long slices, no more than 1/4 inch thick.
3. Add salt (to taste) and the juice of a lime, stir it up.
4. Serve with a nice pilsner, like Central City’s Red Racer Pilsner

Here are some images from yesterday’s work party. Especially nice are the warba potatoes!

Jen getting her hands dirty
Warbas!
Mills and Steph, sunhats in shade style.
Beautiful Tokyo Cross Turnips!
The soil in Southlands makes for some sweet carrots
Naz inspecting the spread

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July 7th CSA Harvest & Pick-Up

With the hot weather comes plant growth and busy farmers. Cam’s been putting in long hours to keep up with the weeds and the watering. His hard work, with the help of our amazing farm-hands, is paying off. Check out this week’s box, lots of pics:

Rosco packing the truck

Lady scapes, season 4
This week’s items, presented by Drill
The set-up
Drill, Cam, Mills
Winterbor Kale

Rosemary
Bergman’s Green Leaf Lettuce
Purple Scallions
Rudbeckia
Last of the garlic scapes, from the creole varieties

Joi Choi
Champion Collards

See y’all next week at the Marche

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