Morning dew, autumn greens, & goodbyes
These cool mornings have us arriving at the farm early enough to see the dew rising from the fields and leaving pools of water on our winter brassicas. It's little things like this that get us excited for fall. September also means squash, leeks, peppers, and autumn greens! We're excited to have these items available at our Loutet Farm Gate Sales on Wednesdays and Fridays.
The farm and office are more quiet than they've been for the past four months. On Friday we said goodbye to our summer students, Mikaela & Emmalee. They're off to school to finish their programs at Concordia University & Kwantlen Polytechnic respectively. We're so happy to found such wonderful students; we wouldn't have survived the summer without them! A big thank you to Canada Summer Jobs and UNAC for providing us with funding to make these opportunities available. We wish them all the best with their studies and hope to see their faces around the farm next summer! Emmalee summarized her summer here beautifully!
On Friday, we also said goodbye to our Program Manager, Thanu. She'll be taking the time to focus on her studies and complete her Master's Program at UBC. She was beyond dedicated, and was an important part of EGP, the North Shore Neighbourhood House, and the North Shore community. We are grateful for her passion, and dedication as our boss, our colleague, our beekeeper, and our friend. We wish her the best with her studies and future endeavours.
We're sad to say goodbye to Emmalee, Mikaela, and Thanu, but are excited for things to come. We're having a NSNH Fundraiser at Loutet Farm next week, and our community market is on September 20th. Read on to catch up with the Edible Garden Education Project, some winter gardening tips, and information about upcoming events!
- Michael, Haydn, & Claire