Loutet Farm Gate Sales every Saturday 10am-12pm
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Be sure to try out some beet greens this week (fresh small leaves with baby beetroots still attached). We have beet greens only at certain times a season when we thin our main beet crop to make space to form nice big beetroots. See below for some yummy recipe ideas. We are also beginning to get our first crop of beans for the season (very late!) Look for Dragon Tongue beans this week, a beautiful yellow and purple snap bean that is fabulous for fresh eating or steam/stir fry.

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 July 22nd, 4pm-6pm
Saturday July 25th, 10am-12pm

  • Salad Mix
  • Arugula
  • Spinach
  • Radishes
  • Salad turnips
  • Kale bunches
  • Beet bunches
  • Beet Greens *new*
  • Green Onions
  • Swiss Chard
  • Zucchini
  • English Cucumbers
  • Carrot bunches
  • New potatoes (mixed bags: red, russian blue, german butter)
  • Sweet Basil
  • Garlic (cured softneck) *new price*
  • Fresh Onions (fresh bulbs with greens)
  • Tomatoes (cherry and larger heirloom) *Saturday only*
  • Snap Beans (Dragon Tongue - delicious fresh or cooked) *new*
  • Flower bouquets (Saturday only)
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:

  • Wed. July 29th, 4:30-6:00pm (Potluck too!)
  • Sat. Aug 1st, 10am-12pm (Family friendly!!)


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:

Beetroot Leaves Dal

Farm to Feast Dinner at Loutet Farm  - Tix on sale now!
 

Thursday, 6 August 2015 from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM (PDT)

Join us for a meal to remember, and get more children learning in our veggie gardens! Together with Whole Foods Market we bring you a beautiful and delicious dinner set in Loutet Farm's field to raise funds for our education programs. This unforgettable evening wil also feature tours through Loutet Farm, a silent auction, local produce, meat, cheese, and more. All set amongst the kale, beans, and salad greens during the heart of our harvest season.
 

 

WORKBEES FOR KIDS AND FAMILIES!

The family-friendly workbees this summer will be like our regular workbees but also include special activities for kids--games and explorations in the garden, as well as some kid-sized garden work. Jillian Wheatley, our school garden coordinator will fearlessly lead the curiosity-inspiring fun with help from our summer intern and volunteers.
 
The activities are geared toward children 5-12. (younger children are invited to participate if accompanied by a parent.) Kids will learn about what's growing, pollinators, compost and all things farmy. Each session will be different so come as often as you can!

Parents (neighbours, grandmas, uncles or any other adult caregiver) should plan to stay on the farm during the session and join the fun.
 
DATES:
  • Saturday, June 27, 10AM-Noon, Loutet Farm.
  • Thursday July 9. 5:30-7:30PM. At Queen Mary Community Garden (Keith Rd W. at Mahon).
  • Saturday August 1, 10AM-Noon. At Loutet Farm. (14th and Rufus)
  • Wednesday August 26, 4:30-7:30PM. Workbee and Potluck at Loutet Farm.
PLEASE RSVP: jillian@ediblegardenproject.com
 

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


    
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