Milky Way Farm
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A few hens enjoying their new home in our portable rickshaw style coop.
We built an easy access hatch on the outside for egg removal.
We were able to bring some ancient rhubarb plants from the home farm, and thankfully they all survived the move.
We recently returned to the old farm on Plank Line to harvest our garlic, planted last October.
We are now just around the bend from the Sweaburg Swamp, south of Woodstock.
It may be small, but we have big plans for this piece of land!!
Jesse simultaneously filling sand bags and digging us an irrigation pond, one trowel at a time.
A map showing our future plan, with pasture in front, 9 veggie fields, a greenhouse, and a pond.
We are using large plastic silage tarps to help kill off the perennial pasture grass where our veggie beds will be next year.
Rhubarb has made a miraculous recovery, and is the first crop established in what will be our perennial orchard windbreak strips.
A view of the front field from the shed.
Garlic is hanging to dry in the shed. This year we harvested around 2100 bulbs of Music, a hardneck variety.
Jesse is using our new Berta rotary plow to create raised beds.
Adding composted manure to a field block before planting an oats & peas cover crop.
First steps in preparation for the new greenhouse, attempting to adjust to slope that exists on the majority of the property.
Oats & Peas are the first cover crop to germinate this fall.
Jesse marks rows for planting garlic.
And the garlic is in for 2018!!! 8 beds this time, each 50′ long.
Jesse is trying out a flex-tine rake for weeding thread-stage weeds, and aerating the soil surface in the hoophouse. Spinach is growing very slowly by this time of year (early December).
And we have a new logo! Courtesy of the very talented Amanda over at amandadevries.com
And the new greenhouse project is underway! This daunting cathedral will house tender greens over winter, and tomatoes and peppers all summer, as well as provide us a cosy place to start seedlings in the springtime.
The beginnings of our orchard arrived just as some early snow did in November. Here sisters Rhea and Emalee and nephew Jack brave the cold to get the job done.
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Week 2 of our Summer CSA program showing the variety of veggies our members get to choose from. We still have room to accept a few more members of you are still thinking of joining. #oxfordfresh #oxfordliving #woodstock #oxfordcounty #Sweaburg #farmfresh #locallygrown #organicallygrown
The market table variety continues to expand at the downtown Kitchener Farmers Market this morning. A bit too busy to manage to get the signs out in time, too many cucumbers to stack!! #eatlocal #dtk #dtkitchener #kitchenerfoodies #kitchener #waterlooregion #knowyourfarmer
Friday night farmer gourmet, a very happy farmer, and more exciting things heading to the downtown Kitchener market tomorrow morning. First carrots and tomatoes of the season, and of course loads of greens!! #kitchener #waterlooregion #soilgrown #kitchenerfoodies #dtk #dtkitchener #arugula #saturday #harvestdinner #marnero #yumm
We can't believe it is less than 2 weeks before our first CSA veggie box pick-up! We still have room for more members to join, and let me tell you, this ain't your grandma's CSA program (although we would love to have your grandma join if she happens to live in the area!) We won't give you a preassembled box of stuff you may not want, or know how to use. Instead we let you come and decide which organically grown veggies you will take home each week. Love tomatoes? Take 3 pints. Can't stand cucumbers? Never have to touch them. Only juicing kale? Ok, but have you tried turnip tops? We also have some extra special additions from the new greenhouse, so even the early summer weeks will be filled with colourful variety. The program runs for 18 weeks, and our first pick-up happens Tuesday, June 11th, from 4-8pm at our farm (484872 Sweaburg Rd., Woodstock) SIGN-UP ON OUR WEBSITE www.milkywayfarm.ca #csa #eatlocal #realfood #eattheseasons #eattherainbow #oxfordfresh #oxfordcounty #woodstockon #oxfordliving #knowyourfarmer #supportsmallbusiness #supportyourfarmers #meetyourfarmer #eatfresh #sweaburg
Celery and celeriac are in! Beautiful transplanting weather (aka overcast, cool and spitting) today in Oxford County. #oxfordfresh #celery #celeriac #Sweaburg #csa #eatlocal #realfood #celeryjuice
Field blocks are starting to fill up.....
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