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Start of Seeding 2017

Posted on by Justine Mentink

Josh worked at getting a clean space up and running for seeding to start, and this week it has. Tim started seeded celeriac on Monday and finished 50 trays, or 10,000 seeds, in 200 cell trays. He has now started on Parsley. He does this seeding by hand, every seed at a time! We do have tools to make the job go a bit easier, but it's still standing over the tray and getting every seed in the cell it that gets the job done. We are waiting for more soil, and when that arrives, and thaws, Tim will take a break from the parsley and get started on tomatoes. In the next few weeks and months more people will help in the seeding. We do have an air seeder as well, that makes the job go quite a bit quicker, but isn't appropriate for all types of seeds. Tim says he hopes they never invent a machine to do all types of seeds. He loves the quite rhythm of this time of year. As it does only happen once a year. 

 



Delivery Update - Friday February 17

Posted on by Justine Mentink

It's another snowy day here at the farm, but we are going to try and get as many deliveries out as possible!

Adam is arriving shortly to the farm and will be delivering to:

Sante Centre - 2:00 - 6:00 PM today and all day Saturday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Mariposa - 12:00 - 6:00 PM.

Emmanuel Church - we will not be at this pick up today - all the shares will be doubled up next week. 

Friday deliveries will be happening as normal.

If you can't get to the delivery because of day changes or you are stormed in please e-mail CSA@taprootfarms.ca and let us know if you would like a double up next week or to collect on a Saturday location.

 

Many thanks in this week of crazy weather!

Stay safe and warm (and at home if you can!),

Justine

 

 



Storm Feb 16th

Posted on by Patricia Bishop

Hello Members, 

Thursday 12:26 PM - Some of the roads here are closed due to zero visibility and our roads to the farm have not been plowed. 

We will not be delivering today. 

This impacts Mariposa, Noggins Sante Centre and Spryfield locations. 

I will let you know as soon as I can what the plan will be for getting you your share. 

Please email csa@taprootfarms.ca if you wish to double up next week. I am thinking we will do the deliveries tomorrow or Saturday but just don't know for sure yet. 

Thanks,

Patricia

 

 

 



Feb 15 Delivery Update

Posted on by Patricia Bishop

Good day all,

All regular Wednesday deliveries are a go.

All Monday deliveries are also a go today. EXCEPT St. Marks pickup will starts at 4:45 - 6PM 

Hawthorne St. and St. Peters locations please look for Justine in a grey minivan. St. Mark's locations look for Patricia in either the blue Subaru or grey Matrix. 

Mariposa deliveries are happening tomorrow with timing TBA.  

Many thanks, 

Patricia 



Update: Feb 14th

Posted on by Patricia Bishop

Happy Valentine's Day! 

Today we are digging out here at the farm. Josh and Tim have gone out to help some pigs dig out too. They have drifts all around them. 

Yesterday (Monday) was our share making day for Monday and Tuesday deliveries. We did not get any of the shares made yesterday because of the storm. 

Today we are currently sorting out what is possible to accomplish with a significantly reduced time frame and fewer staff as they are still digging out. 

We hope to have a plan in place by 10:30 AM. 

Many thanks,

Patricia