Loutet Farm Gate Sales every Saturday 10am-12pm
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The tomatoes have finally hit their full ripening potential, so we will begin selling them at both weekly markets, and should have plenty for the next month at least. The earliest squash are starting to ripen, and should be on the market table in the next week or two at the most! This week we have a very limited number of fall/winter seedlings for sale. Come early Wednesday or Saturday if you need to stock your winter garden.

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 August 12th, 4pm-6pm
Saturday August 15th, 10am-12pm

  • Salad Mix
  • Arugula
  • Salad turnips
  • Kale bunches
  • Beet bunches
  • Green Onions
  • Swiss Chard
  • Zucchini
  • English cucumbers
  • Carrot bunches
  • Potatoes (mixed bags: red, russian blue, german butter)
  • Sweet Basil
  • Garlic (cured Softneck, Red Russian)
  • Bulb Onions (fresh bulbs with greens)
  • Tomatoes (cherry and larger heirloom)
  • Snap Beans (Dragon Tongue, Green Filet)
  • Pole Beans (Purple, Scarlet Runner, long filet)
  • Flower bouquets (Saturday only)

Seedlings (fall/winter garden - limited quantities)
  • Purple Sprouting Broccoli
  • Kale (Winterbor, Red Russian)
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. Aug 15th, 10am-12pm
  • Wed. Aug 26th, 4:30-6:00pm (Family friendly - 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 Recipe:

Roasted Hakurei Turnips
Yum!
 
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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- Gavin, Holly, Emily, Kristi, Leslie, Jillian & Jason


    
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