Tuesday, August 25, 2009

harvest season is here

Summer seems to have come and gone, but that means we are heading into the fall bounty! Each week we will have a great selection of yellow and green beans, lettuces, potatoes, garlic, onions (red and Spanish), shallots, leeks, zucchini, beets, carrots, tomatoes (cherry, heritage, salad), squash, broccoli, cauliflower....and ready this week organic sweet corn!

We won't be updating the blog site for what is available each week at the market stand as much over the harvest season, unless there is something extra to highlight, but stay tuned for our Eating Organic blogs instead - recipes, tips and ideas for eating local and organic.

Also, check out our up and coming workshops at Diversity Gardens:

Seed Saving Garden Tours

Saturday, August 29, 10:00 am and 1:00 pm

Bring a bundle of envelopes and join us on a seed saving walk through our heritage flower and vegetable gardens. You will learn about pollination and how to save seeds for a wide variety of ornamentals and vegetables. Take seed home with you. Save Seed and Save the Future!

Preserving the Harvest - Canning Peaches

Wednesday, September 2, 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Want to enjoy fresh peaches over the winter? Join us for an evening session on canning basics. Each participant will take home 3 jars of peaches and all the information and skills needed to preserve peaches at home. We have ordered in spray and fungicide free peaches from Niagara. Space is limited to 10 participants, so register early!

Cost is $30 per participant. Register in advance by emailing us at cogpww@sympatico.ca

Rediscovering Canadian Tomatoes

Saturday, September 19, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Did you know that there are no longer any garden tomato breeding programs in Canada? All new varieties on the market are bred for American gardens and growing conditions. Most seed companies are importing seeds from other countries and tomatoes that were bred in Canada in decades past are being lost. But - you can save them!! Come learn to grow heritage tomatoes and save their seed. You’ll get a chance to taste true Canadian tomatoes and take some of their seeds home with you for next year.

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