Thanksgiving herbs and Farm Stand

Photo by Lorna Rande Photography

Good Morning Everyone,

Anyone who loves preparing food knows that using fresh herbs can make all the difference. Be sure to stop by our farm stand  or the Farmer’s market this week to pick up a fresh and aromatic bundle of joy for your thanksgiving meal. Also, don’t forget to grab a perfectly cured Winter Luxury Pumpkin for the best “from scratch” pumpkin pie.

Our hours this week have changed to 3pm until 6pm at the farm stand due to the dwindling daylight. You can still find us at the Abbotsford Farm and Country Market on Saturdays from 9am until 1pm (unless, of course, Becky is giving birth to our expected child during those hours.)

See you there,

Farmer Chris

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Organic Farm Stand

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Amanda’s dewy morning view of kale with headlamp.

Good Morning Everyone!

With the dwindling daylight, harvesting early morning greens for the market is beginning to feel like a spelunking expedition. Special thanks to Amanda, one of our  helpers on the farm, for her dedication to the early morning harvest. Without the blink of an eye, she is ready to don her headlamp and sport her trusty scissors to cut through the  fog to harvest from the looming kale patch. Plant upon plant towers in the glistening darkness, yet Amanda never wavers from the task. She knows not to fear the kale as she skillfully trims off the leaves which are still crisp from the cool morning temperature. She truly is one of our unsung heroes!

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Some of our specialty pumpkins

As well as greens, we have lots of beautiful edible squash available. This weeks feature is RedKuri. It’s smooth, mild flesh makes it ideal for sauces and soups. Also, we do have carving pumpkins available from our mini-patch at the farm stand.

Also available at our farm stand on Tuesday and Friday 3pm to 7pm and the Abbotsford Farm and Country Market on Saturdays 9am to 1pm:

Unpasteurized honey

Kale

Red Russian Garlic

Onions

Potatoes

Parsnips

Fennel

Collard Greens

Winter squash

Cherry Tomatoes

Parsley

herbs

Thank-you and see you there!

Farmer Chris

 

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Pumpkin …..errr Patch?

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Our “Pumpkin Patch”

Hello Everyone!

Aaaah… Autumn is here !Don’t tell the other three,but this has always been my favourite season! The colours;  the cooler temperatures; it all just makes me want to be outside! What better way to celebrate the season, and the outdoors, than to visit our pumpkin patch… well, it’s more of a pumpkin installation. Each  pumpkin has been placed perfectly so, in an area where they most obviously didn’t grow, nestled amongst a border of edible flowers and towering dahlias. It’s our interpretation of the dramatic beauty of this season… and we’ve named it “Pumpkin Patch”

These ornamental carving pumpkins, however, are merely a side attraction next to our selection of edible squash, all chosen for their exquisite flavours and textures. Featured this week is the lovely

The delicately flavoured Delicata squash.

The delicately flavoured Delicata squash.

Delicata. It’s sweet, tender flesh and edible skin make it the most popular variety we grow. I like to cut it into rings, coat with a little  oil, season with a sprinkle of chilli or cumin, and roast in the oven. The result is a  delicious and nutritious finger-food!

Also available at our farm stand Tuesday and Friday 3pm-7pm and Saturday at the Abbotsford Farm and Country Market from 9am to 1pm:

Unpasteurized Honey

Kale

Collard Greens

Broccoli raab

Potatoes

Onions

Corn(limited supply)

Young carrots

Cherry Tomatoes

Fennel

Parsnips

Brokali

Red Russian Garlic

Winter Squash

Dahlia bunches

Thank-you and see you at the farm!

Chris

 

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Organic Farm Stand and Winter Luxury

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What a lovely week it has been!  As I have mentioned in the past, we enjoy growing interesting and delicious squash varieties here at One Love Farm. For the next few weeks, we will feature a new type. Our choice for this week is the  Winter Luxury.  This heirloom favourite, with a twisted stalk and delicate netting over  pale orange skin,  has a rustic elegance unmatched by any other. Beauty aside, this pumpkin is a number one choice for pie-making. It has  creamy flesh with a deep, rich flavour.   Compared to some of those thick-skinned squash, however, the Winter Luxury has a relatively shorter shelf life. Picked and cured now, it will be perfect timing for that Thanksgiving dessert!

It sure has been a nail-biter the past couple of weeks and I want to thank everyone who voted for us in the We Heart Local Awards. The top fives are battling it out in the speed voting round at this very moment. Good Luck to all of you!

Available at our farm stand on Tuesday and Friday from 3pm to 7pm and Saturday at the Abbotsford Farm And Country Market from 9am to 1pm:

Unpasteurized Honey

Kale

Collard Greens

Chard

Onions

Potatoes

Parsnips

Cherry tomatoes

Squash

Red Russian Garlic

Asian Eggplant

Parsley and other herbs

Dahlia bunches

Thank-you and see you there!

Farmer Chris.

 

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one love squash 044Hello Everyone,

I hope you all have had a wonderful week. It’s hard to believe that summer is almost over and Autumn is on our heels. We have been busy harvesting and readying our fields for our fall and winter plantings and  are just beginning to pick our winter squash.We have many tasty and beautiful varieties to come. Most of them will keep through the long months of winter so stock up for your colourful display. Remember that many of the varieties benefit from some amount of “curing”,  which entails letting them sit at room temperature from a couple of weeks to a couple months. When purchasing, don’t be afraid to ask if your squash has been cured and ready to eat.

There is only one week left for voting for the We Heart Local Awards. You can vote daily if you so desire. One Love Farm has been nominated in the “vegetable and greenhouse grower ” category and The Abbotsford Farm and Country Market has been nominated in the Farmer’s Market category. A mere 100 votes separates our 6th place ranking rom 1st place.  Thank-you for taking the time.

Also avalble from our farm stand Tuesday and Friday 3pm-7pm and \Sat and the Abbotsford Farm and Country Market Saturdays from 9am to 1pm

Unpasteurized honey

Tomatoes

Sweet Peppers

Tomatillos

Potatoes

Pasnips

kale

collards

chard

lettuce

red russian garlic

onions

beans

summer squash

dahlia bunches

fresh herbs

Thank-you and see you at the farm,

Farmer Chris

 

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Summer Honey and “We Heart Local” Nomination

Nastutiums at top and arugula blossoms at bottom Photo by Davina Graham

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hello Everyone,

At One Love Farm, we love growing edible flowers. We often  let plants such as arugula and radish continue to grow so we can harvest their aromatic, tasty little flora. Not only us, but the bees love them as well. I don’t know how many times I’ve reached around to pluck a perfect borage blossom, and found myself nearly pinching the pollen-dusted bottom of one of my apian friends. “Pardon me!”, I say.  But the bees don’t seem to mind as they continue to produce such wonderful honey for us. Speaking of which, we now have a fresh batch of unpasteurized summer honey available for sale.

Also, we are honoured to have been nominated for one of the We Heart Local Awards. Please click on the link to vote for us or any of your other favourite local producers. Voting begins tomorrow and runs until September 16th. Thank-you

Also at our Farm Stand On Tuesday and Friday 3pm-7pm and The Abbotsford Farm and Country Market on Saturday from 9am-1pm:

Dahlia flower bunches

Potatoes

Beets

Cabbage

Tomatoes

Onions

Red Russian Garlic

Lettuce

Kohlrabi

Kale

Collard Greens

Chard

Sumer squash

Asian Eggplant

Unpasteurised Honey

Thank-you, and see you there,

Farmer Chris

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Tomatoes

 

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Photo Credit: Giovanna Pastulovic

  Good Morning All,

     The above photo of our Mountain Princess Tomato was taken by ” The” Giovanna of  Giopye Baking Co. at the Abbotsford Farm and Country Market… her decadent treats are irresistible!  I have soooo much fun at the market on Saturdays with our customers, volunteers, and fellow vendors… it always leaves me with such a strong sense of community. We love it there!  One Love Farm is having a  bumper crop of these sweet and juicy tomatoes this season! Come to our farm stand today for a great deal on bulk amounts for canning or freezing. They are ripening fast, so get them while you can!

     Also available at our farm stand Tuesday and Friday 3pm until 7pm and Saturday 9am until 1pm at the Abbotsford Farm and Country Market:

    Carrots 

    Beets

    Kale 

    Collard Greens

    Swiss Chard

    Tomatoes

    Potatoes

    Brokali

    Red Russian Garlic

    Onions

    Summer Squash

    Cucumbers

    Dahlia bunches

Thanks a Billion! See you there,

     Chris

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