Stefan Misse - August 13, 2014
What a sweet thing to wake up to the sound of rain this morning! It was the first reminder that, sadly, fall is coming, but with that brings all kinds of different spuds and other goodies! We’re going to start seeing ralph’s taters next week, as well as fingerlings and yukon golds from across the creek. Similkameen River Organics is loading out first onion order of the year tomorrow, and we’ve got beautiful beets galore from everyone! There’s a full list of new crop yams and sweets on the floor right now, and we’ll be listing more and more roasting veggies in the coming weeks for all your BBQ pleasure. We’ll be seeing a gap in lemons in the coming weeks as production slows to a near-halt, but all other citrus is doing (and tasting) great.
A few days rain is great for the ground crops and fruit trees, but not so good for the blueberry harvesting so look for light supply until the fields dry up. Sunrise apples arrive tomorrow but these are light in supply too, due to the hail damage earlier this year. Forstbauer beans will be coming in soon with good supply projected for next week onwards. They are also ready to start shipping pickling cukes with dill and have a new field of zucchini opening up as well, which means a more solid supply. Trevor at Sundance Farm in Cawston BC will be picking bartletts this weekend or early next week. Glohaven peaches should start this week. These are the free-stone peaches that are a treat for canning. If you require some c grade fruit for canning or jamming, or just because they are a better deal and pack all the same flavour as a fancy grade, please be in touch with our sales department and get them your list. Harkers and GBE have loads of heirloom tomatoes. Please help us help them by promoting these beautiful fruits.