Join our garden box program for summer 2017!
Lady's Hat Farm is excited to be offering weekly boxes full of organically and ecologically grown produce to residents of Castor and area this summer!
From July through to October, we'll deliver (if a town address), or have ready for pick up, a $20-box full of seasonal vegetables (and add-ons, if you so choose). Some weeks, the market value of the box will be less than $20, and other weeks, it'll be significantly more. That's the nature of growing a garden, and a way to offer us, your local farmers, some financial security week to week.
SAMPLE BOX FOR EARLY SUMMER:
- salad mix (including spinach, arugula, and baby beet greens)
- herbs (mint, rosemary, oregano)
- garlic scapes
- baby potatoes
- swiss chard
SAMPLE BOX FOR LATE SUMMER:
- sweet and hot peppers
- squash (acorn, spaghetti, butternut)
- green or red cabbage
SAMPLE BOX FOR MID-SUMMER:
- small zucchini
- napa cabbage
- salad mix
SAMPLE BOX FOR EARLY FALL:
One of the benefits of being part of a garden box program such as this is the variety of vegetables you'll get to discover throughout the summer. We are growing fennel, and eggplant, and napa cabbage, to name a few. With the more unusual vegetables, we'll provide you with a simple recipe. Who knows? It could turn out to be a favourite.
Most of our vegetable varieties are heirloom—meaning the seeds were saved based on flavour, not size or yield. The radishes in the picture above may be smaller than you're used to seeing at the grocery store, but they are crisp and sweet, with just a hint of spice. We'll have purple carrots, golden beets, and black, green, and striped tomatoes of all shapes and sizes. But, not to worry, we'll also have the staples: spinach, corn, potatoes, and onions.
We'll also be offering you add-ons: grass-fed eggs, bouquets of cut flowers, fruit, and sourdough bread. And, starting in August, we'll have unpasteurized, liquid honey, harvested from hives in the Paintearth County.
This year, we'll be able to serve 20 homes. This is a way for us to figure out whether there is a viable market for locally, ecologically, and organically grown vegetables in the Castor area. If so, we'll expand our program in 2018.
If you're interested in getting nutritious and delicious produce delivered to your doorstep, fill out the following form, and we'll reply with an email. Once we get closer to harvest time, we'll send out details regarding the first box. Thanks for reading!
Nikki Wiart, Farmer at Lady's Hat Farm