Loutet Farm Gate Sales every Saturday 10am-12pm
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Thank you to everyone who attended last Saturday's Honeyfest and Community Market. It was one of our best attended community events ever, and showed the vast potential of continuing to build a community hub around Loutet Farm. Hope everyone is enjoying their honey and various treats from the market!

The sugar pie pumpkins are starting to be ready to eat. Time to start thinking about soups and stews and pies and muffins! (See below for some recipe ideas)

We are happy to report that we are now running two "checkouts" on Saturday morning to help move through the line quicker and we have been able to keep a selection of most of our produce on the table past 11am.
 
Here's what's fresh this week:

Fresh Sheet

Wednesday September 9th, 4pm-6pm
Saturday September 12th, 10am-12pm

  • Salad Mix
  • Arugula
  • Spinach
  • Radishes
  • Salad Turnip bunches *they're back!
  • Kale bunches
  • Beet bunches
  • Carrot bunches *they're back!
  • Green Onions
  • Swiss Chard
  • English cucumbers
  • Sweet Basil
  • Garlic (Red Russian hardneck)
  • Bulb Onions (yellow, red, white)
  • Cherry Tomatoes
  • Heirloom Tomatoes
  • Winter Squash (Red Kuri, Spaghetti, Delicata, Butternut, Acorn, Sugar Pie Pumpkin) *new*
  • Flower bouquets (Saturday only)
  • Loutet Honey (Sampler sizes) *new*
 
  • Straw Bales (mulch your garden: less water, fewer weeds, warm plants in the fall/winter)
 
Please note: we do our best to project what we can harvest, but we can't guarantee that everything will be available, or available at both Wed. and Sat. markets.  As we have limited quantities of some items, arrive early for the best selection. Most items are limited to 2 per family/purchase. 

Get Involved

Workbees:

  • Sat. Sept 26th, 10am-12pm
  • Wed. Sept 30th, 4:30-6:00pm (Potluck too!)


Come out the last Wednesday of the month and help us wrestle with the newest plant invasion (aka weeds).   Or join the compost social, with muscle-building and aromatherapy as added benefits! Bring a plate to share and join us for the potluck at out new celebration table afterward.

 
If you've never volunteered with us and have questions, check out the FAQs on our website
 
 
Loutet is located at Rufus and 14th in North Vancouver. 
Link to the map: https://goo.gl/maps/WrXow
 

 
Feature Recipes:

How to Make a Homemade Pumpkin Pie - From a REAL Pumpkin

Garden Smart workshop: Heat the Harvest: Cooking From Your Garden

Red Seal Chef Erik Smith hosts this dynamic cooking workshop for gardeners. So you’ve grown 15 zucchinis and five pounds of tomatoes – now what? Participants will harvest, prepare, and partake in a feasts that starts right in the garden! Do not miss this delicious evening (bring your appetite).

Erik Smith is a red seal chef and the owner and head chef at BLVD Bistro and S’wich Cafe both located on Queensbury Avenue, in North Vancouver.

Registration: You can register here for this workshop, or you can call the Lynn Canyon Ecology Centre to register: 604-990-3755.

When: Wednesday, Sept 16th, 6:30-8pm
Where: 644 Queensbury Ave

Garden Smart workshop: DIY Ferilizer (compost tea)

Join this workshop to learn how to make aerated compost tea – a relatively simple amendment that will increase the health of your soil food web and your plants!  In this workshop you will learn:
  • tips to make a strong compost inoculant for the tea
  • what equipment is required to make aerated compost tea
  • how long it takes to brew a batch, and the ingredients
  • how to apply compost tea
  • the benefits you can expect to see with compost tea applications

Registration: You can register here for this workshop, or you can call the Lynn Canyon Ecology Centre to register: 604-990-3755.

When: 10am-12pm Saturday September 19th

Where: Loutet Farm, 1400 Rufus Ave, North Vancouver

Garden Smart workshop: Drought Savvy Gardening

What happens to your garden when the rainforest isn’t wet? This year’s prolonged drought has gardeners thinking about water-savvy strategies for their gardens. Permaculture is an ecological design system that offers many solutions for saving and storing water within the garden landscape. These strategies are also helpful to manage flooding during the rainy season.

REGISTRATION: You can register online on this page, or you can call the Lynn Canyon Ecology Centre to at 604-990-3755.

When: Sunday, Sept 20 - 1pm-2:30pm

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See you at the farm soon!
- Gavin, Holly, Emily, Kristi, Leslie, Jillian & Jason


    
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