Written by Angie Lynch
It was a busy week on the farm! On Saturday, a small but mighty volunteer group from the Gap Factory store in Bayers Lake, along with three farm stewards and one extra-special little helper, came out to help build market beds and fill them with soil. The Gap Factory store volunteers with community groups twice a year, and they thoroughly enjoyed getting their hands (and shoes and clothing) dirty with us. The market beds seem to be empty pits for soil, which means it takes many people, many hours to fill beds… so we really appreciated everyone’s help last weekend!
Earlier in the week we got our first harvest of sugar snap peas! They can be found in cute, little snack packs at the Smoke Shoppe in Bayers Road Centre. We also had our last bean harvest, and harvested more salad, tomatoes, and kale. Check out the Chameleon for yummy meals featuring our produce! The Common Roots BiHi crew had lunch there near the end of summer, and I was raving about how good the salad was, then halfway through my meal I realized… I was eating farm greens!
We’re in the News! Last Saturday Sara was interviewed by Halifax Today for an article about our first season at BiHi Park. The article was published Saturday, and can be found here. Then on Friday, Sara and Brad (with Metroworks Options Program) were interviewed by Jeff Douglas for CBC Mainstreet NS. Hopefully we’ll get to post the interview soon, so everyone can hear our secret for how to cut the grass without tools! 🙂