Veggie shares begins this week! The bags are very green inside and out with spinach, lettuce, arugula, zesty greens, green onions and parsley. Our asparagus and rhubarb are a little later this year with the late snow, but you can look forward to these and more variety in the weeks to come.
If you have any questions about the pick up locations or times, please call the farm: 837-4181.
Here's a few salad dressing recipes to get you started:
Sesame Touch Dressing
1 tsp sesame oil
2 tbsp spoons apple cider vinegar
1 tsp honey (optional)
2-3 tbsp sesame seeds toasted (optional)
grated ginger (optional)
salt and pepper
Mix together and pour over greens. Double for larger quantities but be sure not to add too much sesame oil or it will be overpowering – even for large batches, you might only need 1-2 tsp sesame oil.
Siegmar's Simple Salad Dressing
1 tbsp melted or liquid honey
2tbsp lemon juice
2tbsp olive oil
Mix in a bottle and shake. This is enough for one small salad. For variety, add in your favourite fresh herbs.
Creamy Yoghurt Parsley Dressing/Dip
1/2 cup yoghurt
1 to 2 tsp. lemon juice
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 cup parsley leaves, finely chopped
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Combine all ingredients in a small bowl. Add additional lemon juice to thin, if you like. Serve with fresh greens or as a dip. (Add olive oil to recipe for a more liquidy dressing).
Well, believe it or not, the snow is starting to melt. We'll soon be complaining about the heat and getting ready to jump in the Bay of Fundy any day now. . .
Okay, while that's not exactly true, it is still time to start thinking of spring. Here at the farm, Gilberte has seeded lettuce and brassicas to continue transplanting in the greenhouse and we're getting ready to seed peppers next. (Check out the photo of our new custom-built transplanting tool thanks to Guillaume's handywork). We've also moved a little into the 21st century and have a fancy new website where you can read all about our farm: http://wildrosefarmns.ca We're looking forward to your comments and feedback!
You can even purchase your weekly veggie share online. We have both our Spring/Summer CSA and our Fall/Winter CSA ready to select as well as the Choose Your Own CSA option where you can buy a share worth of Wild Rose Petals and use them like cash at the farm stand or the market. This year, we're planning on planting more melons, peppers and broccoli. We're also expanding one of our permaculture beds to make more room for peas and beans. Now, doesn't that make you hungry for warm weather?
Despite the snow, there's life teeming beneath the row covers in Horton. Those greens, above, were harvested for the market last week (you've got to get there early). The "Tuck Tape" greenhouse is waiting for just a little bit more sun and shoveling before it shines through.