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Posted on by Jillian Sturm

Hello local produce fanciers...

We're just sending this out to clarify our schedule for next weekend. The first box will be this Friday June 19th.  We had initially planned to be at the Farmer's Market in White Rock this Sunday the 14th but decided it was a bit premature as we'd like to make a good first impression there. That means everyone getting their first box on the 21st will need to come to the farm between 4pm and 6pm to pick it up. There are a couple people who live in Surrey and would like to pick up their boxes at the market, and that option will only be available every 2nd Sunday between 10 am and 2 pm starting June 28th.

It has been a beautiful spring in the garden and we're excited to be able to offer some goodies earlier than we expected, though as usual the first box or two will rely a bit on the faster growing greens. If you have any questions or concerns, please let us know so we may address them right away. 

Many thanks for your trust and support.

Frank and Geoff 

Things are coming along

Posted on by Jillian Sturm

First Update

Yayyy, our first update of the season.  Spring has sprung and the weather is looking up over the next several days (after the rain).  

Things are moving along at the farm.  The tomatoes are in the greenhouse, the peas are up and starting to climb the pea fence, carrots are sprouting and there are plenty of flats of plants waiting to go into the ground.  Beds are waiting to be planted and built so this is a busy and exciting time.  So much to do.

Pick Up Days and Times Confirmed

We have confirmed our pick up days and locations.  Friday will be East Vancouver between 5 and 7 pm (Tyne and E 49th ave).  Saturday will be West Vancouver between 3 and 5 pm (Welch St. and Ikwikws Rd.).  Sunday will be the Langley Farm between 3:30 and 5:30 pm (716 248th Ave).  Once confirmed, we plan on being at the White Rock Farmer's Market between 10 and 2 where you are welcome to pick up your box there as well.  We ask that you please let us know in advance so we may ensure your box is there for you.

Everyone is Welcome

We would like everyone to know that you are welcome to visit the farm.  Please call in advance to ensure that someone will be there.  While we do our best to minimise dangers, it is a working farm and there is a slight risk of injury.  Entry into the growing area is done so at your risk.  Please watch your step as the ground can be uneven which can twist an ankle.

Playing in the Dirt

We also welcome anyone who would like to get their hands dirty and volunteer to help as little or as much as you'd like.  On that note - a 2007 study in the journal Neuroscience, showed that the soil contains a microbe called Mycobacterium vaccae that affects the brain in a similar way as antidepressants.  The bacterium appear to activate a particular group of brain neurons that produce serotonin.  A lack of serotonin has been linked to several mood disorders, fibromyalgia, and irritable bowel syndrome.  So spending time with your hands in the dirt is good your you..... We're just sayin'. : )

Take care everyone and thank you for your support.

Frank and Geoff