“Genetically Engineered Foods and your Health”

Fellow CSA farmer and fellow NFU-Ontario member Nathan Carey has asked me to promote two events this coming Saturday November 1, one in Flesherton and one in Owen Sound.  Here’s the description:

“Do you have questions about GE foods?  Hear a scientific point of view on the risks to your health.  Join Dr. Thierry Vrain a retired genetic engineer who after a 30 year carreer with Agriculture Canada now speaks against GE technology.  Tony Mitra, an internationally active citizen journalist and food security activist will be there to discuss your concerns with GE foods and how you can take action.

Both events are free!

Saturday November 1 10 am – 2 pm Kinplex in Flesherton, 2 Highland Dr.  Free lunch. RSVP local344@nfuontario.ca for lunch.

Saturday November 1 7-9:30 pm at the Harmony Centre in Owen Sound, 890 4th Ave. East

Sponsered by the National Farmers Union of Ontario

Don’t miss the opportunity to learn more about this pressing and complex issue.”


Fall havest help needed!

Any CSA member who still wants to get a $50 reduction in their share price could come to the farm pretty much any day to help with the fall harvest from now until the end of October.  Please contact me at least a day ahead if you want to come… thanks!

Last main season CSA pick-up Nov. 8 and 11!

The last CSA pick ups for the 2014 summer season will be Saturday November 8 for Owen Sound members, and Tuesday November 11 for Durham members.  To hold your share for next season, give me a $100 cheque post-dated for January 1, 2015.  Soon I’ll have time to write a proper newsletter!!

Winter Share sign up

Now is the time to sign up for a Winter share in the CSA.  The pick-up starts early December every other Friday afternoon from 2-6 at the farm.  Large Winter shares are $350 and Small shares are $200.  The crops we have grown for the Winter shares include: carrots, beets, leeks, onions, garlic, winter squash, sweet potatoes, winter radish, cabbage, chinese cabbage, Kohlrabi, Radicchio, Greenhouse lettuce, kale and spinach.  I also buy in organic potatoes from a local grower to supply the Winter shares.  We go until we run out of produce, which has typically been until the end of March.  Space is limited, so please sign up now.