Loutet Wednesday Farm Gate Sales Start May 13th!
Wednesday, May 13th, 10am-12pm | Loutet Farm, 14th St x Rufus Ave
Saturday Farm Gate Sales have been a sold-out success so far this spring - thank you for your support and patience as we work to increase our growing area and the amount of harvest we can offer! Just last week, we started harvesting radishes and arugula from the Sutherland Schoolyard Market Garden, which will continue this week. Wednesday, May 13th from 4-6pm will be our first mid-week sales of the season, and we'll continue every Wednesday after that through October! Don't miss out on another chance to get fresh local spring veggies. If you haven't already, sign-up for our weekly Fresh Sheet email to learn what's fresh each week. See you at the Farm!
Great Workshops Coming Up!
Want to grow the perfect tomatoes, learn how to preserve your upcoming harvest, or thriftily repurpose things int he garden? We've still got space available in some excellent upcoming GardenSmart Workshops - register today to ensure you don't miss out!
The Well-Rounded Tomato
- Sunday, May 10th with Mike Nassichuk - $8.25
Garden Upcycling: Make a Burlap Hanging Planter
- Thursday, May 21st with Denise Corcoran - $8.25
Preserve Your Harvest: Water Bath Canning 101
- Wednesday, May 27th with Karen Dar Woon - $8.25
Calling all Vendors - Loutet Community Markets 2015 Pilot
Do you or someone you know grow fresh local produce, or have a local food business that needs another opportunity to reach your customer base?
We are happy to be offering an expanded community market for select dates this summer. This exciting pilot project will introduce the community to other locally produced farm products, as well as showcase local artisans. We are proud to say that all vendor fees will be donated to the Edible Garden Project and Loutet Farm!
The market at Loutet Farm currently sees upwards of 250 visitors each special market day.
For the 2015 Community Market Pilot Project we are seeking vendors who offer:
Interest from food trucks and buskers is also welcome
- Free range eggs
- Organic Citrus and Fruits
- Organic produce
- Nuts and Seeds
- Baked goods
- Unique Artisans
**Stall fee is $25.00/10â€™x10â€™ stall, each market**
Contact Christina, our Loutet Community Markets Manager for your Vendor Interest Package,
Meet our Interns
We've got a great new crop of Farm interns this year, helping us grow amazing veggies and learning all about organic market farming. Read on to learn more!
Amanda sought out the EGP hoping to become more involved in her community after returning from England. She began volunteering with Jason in our school programs. When I saw how excited the children were about growing vegetables and the science (along with Jason's abundance of enthusiasm) I knew I had to jump on the band wagon and nourish that passion, by gaining as much knowledge as I could in order to spread the word.
Eric was born on a farm and grew up in small town Ontario. After earning a degree in Math from University of Waterloo, he landed a job in video games and has been in the industry ever since. Though he has no official farming experience, he has â€˜osmosedâ€™ a lot from his Mother and Grandmother - both who are avid gardeners. Iâ€™m super excited to be given the opportunity to learn from Gavin & Holly as an Intern Farmer for the EGP. Not many things are more fun than playing in the dirt!
Cait discovered Loutet Farm while walking her dog on her first day on the North Shore, and immediately knew she wanted to be involved. Her background in event production opened her eyes to the realities of food security, and she became fascinated by farming. Our food systems are so important and I have tremendous respect for all the farmers out there that are dedicated to making them safe and healthy. Cait's favourite veggie is the beet - like a treasure you get to dig up!
Alicia's personal journey of weight loss led to having a greater respect for what we nourish our bodies with and where it comes from. On a walk one day, she stumbled upon the farm. When the internship opportunity arose, she felt it would be a great way to fuel her passion for health and learn a wealth of information on sustainable farming and community outreach. When not at the farm, you can find her in her garden tending to vegetable babies, whipping up a baked delight, enjoying a good book or spending time with family and friends. Her favourite vegetables are beets, swiss chard, zucchini and goth broc (purple sprouting broccoli).
Patti is interested in guiding people to eat whole foods, cook and shop for themselves and as a family while supporting the local economy and global environment. In theory, she understands where food comes from but before becoming an intern, had never experienced cultivating food. This experience with EGP is the missing piece to my message of getting good food to good people.
Day of the Honeybee
Saturday, May 30th, 10am-12pm | Loutet Farm, 14th St x Rufus Ave
Join us at our annual celebration of the hard-working honeybee! Backyard Beekeeping workshop (free, registration required), North Shore Bee Club displays and other info on our favourite pollinators. Farm gate sales will take place as usual. See you there!