Grab bag deliveries

On Wednesday I extracted the first of my honey! It is the palest white clover honey with the most delicate flavour. I can’t take much credit for it because the bees did all the work. But I have kept it completely natural, meaning it has not been heated to destroy all the beneficial enzymes and unique flavour. To my knowledge, nobody in my area sprays their fields with any chemicals either, so you don’t need to worry about any foreign pesticides or herbicides in this honey. Natural honey will crystallize eventually but heating it will return it to a liquid. Besides, honey this good won’t stick around long enough to crystallize!

Which brings me to a change in my delivery methods. One of my customers suggested I should deliver food boxes, rather than asking people to order individual items. I am now accepting orders for $15 or $30 food boxes. I’ll deliver to your house if it’s in a convenient location. You can exchange items as you desire once I am at your curb. This simplifies the ordering process. My delivery days are Wednesdays and Fridays and please place your order the day before. Call me- 922.7166 because I don’t check email regularly.

The boxes may include of carrots, summer squashes (patty pan and zucchini), lettuce, beets, turnips, onions, chard, kale, arugula, radishes,and mustard greens. Peas, beans, and snow peas will be available shortly. Potatoes, tomatoes, cucumbers, pumpkins and maybe the odd eggplant will be available later in the season.

Vegetables Available

I now have vegetables available! You can become a member of Locavoria to obtain them or you order directly from me. My delivery day is every Wednesday. I will arrange a pick-up location in the University/Whyte Ave area.

What I have available:
Arugula
Baby beet greens
Baby chard
Kale
Baby lettuce:
Green Zucchini, about 5 inches long
Yellow patty pan squash, about 2 inches in diameter

Please let me know by Monday afternoon by email what you would like. If you are placing an order on Tuesday, please call because I will not be checking email.

I look forward to providing food for you!

Fenugreek as cover crop

I’m growing plenty of arugula, fennel, and fenugreek this summer, so start looking up recipes! Fenugreek is the experiment. Apparently its maple syrup-like flavour lends itself to being used in maple syrup substitutes. It also has many other medicinal properties in addition to being a spice in curries. I’m growing it mostly as a cover crop but I will be harvesting some as well. There is some thought that fenugreek may be an ideal cover crop because it is an annual that will not become a weed problem, only needs to be cut once at the end of the season, and has a high nitrogen content.  Being a legume from the Mediterranean, it is supposed to do quite well in the prairie provinces where lack of moisture and moderately hot conditions are similar to its native land. Or at least that’s my understanding- we’ll see what happens this summer!