It's snowing! Yes folks, Winter is not quite done with us yet. But soon Spring will spread her warm cloak over us and it'll be green again. If you're looking for something healthy to do this weekend that's indoors, why not come see us at the Live Smart Expo at the convention centre in Halifax. Beckie and I will be at the FarmWorks booth promoting Annapolis Valley Growers and our CSA. It's a great time to come see our smiling faces, ask us any questions you have about our growing practices, crops, payments and you'll be able to enter to win a free month of veggie delivery. If you're one of the lucky winners and already purchased your share, we will issue a refund for the value or throw in some treats for you. So come on down and find us Sunday March 6th from 1-4pm. See you there!!
Although this spell of sunny weather is giving us all hope of an early Spring, we still won't be out in the greenhouse for a few more weeks. Nighttime temperatures below freezing are disastrous to seedlings and as some of our specialty seeds are expensive (we have some organic cucumber and tomato seeds that cost $2 per seed) we want to take the best care of them that we can. We have some tomatoes already started so that we can get you tomatoes as early in the season as possible. I know mid May seems like a long way away but trust me, it isn't when you're doing all the planning for a successful CSA.
The CSA veggie box shares as well as eggs, bread etc. will be available for purchase by February 20th and we look forward to welcoming both old and new customers so mark this date on your calendar. We were hoping to get it up sooner but we are farmers not web developers and we have a few bugs to work out. Don't worry, we asked for help and I'm sure they can fix it lickety split!
Here's one thing for you to consider. What would you like us to do with your share when you're on vacation? You do have several options. We are happy to let another person pick up for you if you let us know ahead of time, or another popular thing is to donate your share. We take donations to the local food banks near us and to people in need from young mothers to seniors. Make sure you tell us when you fill in your form.
We look forward to hearing from you if you have any questions. You can reach Elizabeth at humblebeecanada (at sign) gmail (dot) com
We're excited to be able to work together to bring you even better selection and service and now delivery of our great products from the valley to select locations in Sackville, Halifax and Porters Lake. It's going to take a lot of organization which is why we're starting now in the off season before we get growing again in the early Spring with our vegetables and our plants for sale. Oh what a busy year it's going to be! And we can't wait to see our returning customers and meet our new ones.