Here's to a healthy spring ahead!
Hello from the farm, spring is upon us, and this time of year has us reflecting our mandate ‘to create a sustainable family farm that promotes community and access to fresh local nutritious food’ truly it has never felt more important. The change of the seasons from winter to spring brings new life and possibility. On the farm it is when we start seeds, plan and prepare for the farm to restart for another season of growing for our community.
Here at Moondance it feels strange not to be gathering people together on the farm. Normally we are preparing for growing lessons, having volunteers join us to start seeds and bring our community together for events and workshops.
Despite the changes, we look forward to another season of growing and will keep you updated as changes are made here on the farm for the health of our community and staff. Farming at its core may be the first self-isolating profession and organic farming has not changed from its roots. We hope at this time we all connect and support the community around us and abroad, helping each other promote healthy habits and start planting seeds for the future.
Although we may be separated and isolated, for the time being, we can look forward to the abundance of our gardens in our own backyards and look forward to having you join us on the farm. The garden is a place of health and healing, where nature can be nurtured to grow delicious and nutritious food. It can be a quiet place to find peace or a playground for kids dig and explore.
This week have setup our grow room and started seeding, the chickens are laying and we are prepping our online store to be open to everyone. For those who have come to our farm market and signed up for the CSA we thank you for your support!
Updates From the Farm
CSA (Weekly Farm Basket) :
Our Wednesday pickup is getting filled quickly, and eggs are getting close to as many as we can commit to. We are looking forward to a delicious season with an abundance of food for fresh eating and winter storage. Our pickup days are Wednesday and Saturday, our baskets are customizable each week and you enjoy the best of the bounty from our gardens.
For more information checkout our CSA moondanceorganics.ca/our-produce/csa
Please share with friends and family as sharing pick-ups and recipes makes the season even more enjoyable.
Online Farm Market:
Orders are open for pickup this Wednesday or next Saturday. We have opened up ordering to everyone this year to ensure our community has excess to the farm market and can pre-order during this time. At the start of spring, we will have eggs, seeds, honey, and spring greens like spinach, bok choi, mustard greens and more. We will be adding more items each week as the season progresses. To access the market go to the sign-in tab on the top right in the website. Please contact me if you have any questions.
During this time it is important to limit the amount of people picking up at one time. Please arrange a time with us so that you have your own time in respect of the current situation. Please wait in your car and we will come to you with your order. Come on up past the house and there's lots of parking by the greenhouse.
Seeds are available:
Aimers Organic Seeds available and OSC flower seeds. Attached pictures of the seed racks, please email with orders or go onto our online store. We will have them ready for you to pick up from the farm.
Seedlings will be available soon for cool season plants like parsley, spinach and more. Then we will have lots of tomatoes, peppers, cucumber and more when we get closer towards the end of May.
Spring Garden ideas:
Below are some options for growing some of you're own food. There is a joy and satisfaction in growing food and is great way feel a connection to the seasons, our world and our place in it.
Start your own Salad Bowl
Plant a window herb garden
Grow your own kitchen sprouts
Send us your gardening questions and we will be happy to share our thoughts.
In the coming weeks we will be sending out farm updates with tips and ideas for planting your own garden this spring. Although we may be separated and isolated for the time being, we can look forward to the abundance of our gardens in our own backyards and here on our farm.
Please feel free to contact us with questions about the season and thoughts
Part of my personal sanity is getting outside but also key is meditation. Check out the link below for a fabulous free series by Depak and Oprah!
Stay Well - Stay Safe - Stay Connected
All the best,
Kim & Tom