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Spring update: crowd funding campaign underway!

Posted on by Stewart Fotheringham

It seems so long ago now but at the end of March our greenhouse was totalled by the big N'oreaster that blew through the Maritimes. Another farm down the way lost their greenhouse too and since then a crowd funding campaign has been launched to help our farms rebuild. People have been so generous in making donations large and small. Click here to check out the campaign.

It also caught the attention of the media. We were on the CBC news and the Chronicle Herald. They wanted to spread the word of this good news story that had people coming together in a virtual 'barn raising' to help us out. 

We've had lots of people offer help in either cleaning up or putting up a new structure. Thank you to everyone who has reached out to us. It's been a stressful time, but we're getting into the swing of things again and really excited about the upcoming market season! The first outdoor Annapolis Royal market will May 17th and we expect to be at the Thursday Lunenburg market in the first couple of weeks in June.

Happy Spring everyone!

 

 



Celebrate summer with zucchini, basil, broccoli, garlic scapes, new potatoes and sugar snap peas!!

Posted on by Stewart Fotheringham

These are all the new crops we'll have at the Annapolis market on Saturday, June 22nd. We'll have limited quantities as it's the beginning of the summer harvest, so come by early to avoid disappointment! We'll also have ever popular kale, salad mix, hakurei turnips, radishes, and green onions. 



Upcoming veggies

Posted on by Stewart Fotheringham

Crops are growing really well with the perfect combo of rain and sun-here's a sneak peak at the upcoming veggies.

Baby Sugar Snap peas!

New potatoes are almost ready.

First Zucchini of 2013!

Sungolds, how we missed you!

Head lettuce

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Romain-so photogenic.

Kale on Left, Broccoli on right.

Might have Broccoli in a week or two.

Third planting of Peas.

Scads of Scallions.

Hakurei-the king of turnips.

Winter squash going into a living mulch of overwintered red and crimson clover.

 

 



First Annapolis Royal Market tomorrow!

Posted on by Stewart Fotheringham

Phew - it was chilly as we prepped for the market today! It'll be worth it though, it's the first market of the season! We'll be at the Annapolis Royal Farmers' and Traders' Market tomorrow morning from 8am - 1pm. Our table is at the end of the market, across from Lucky Rabbit Pottery and the Masonic Lodge.

Here's a list of what we'll have for you:

- spinach

- arugula

- green garlic

- young kale

- green onions

- eggs (organic-fed and pastured)

- tomato, cucumber and onion transplants

- lilic bouquets

If you'd like to set anything aside for you, just send us an e-mail (info@whippletreefarm.ca) or message us through Twitter or Facebook. 

We're looking forward to getting into the swing of things again as the season progresses - and of course seeing our fellow vendors and all of our great customers again!!

Nicole & Stew

  

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