This week, when the weather permits, Wally is busy planting beds of onions, garlic and spinach.
There are still lots of live garlic and onion plants available for sale at the market for all your onion-garlic needs in the meantime. You can clip the greens and use them just as you would use chives.
Also available at the market are lots of delicious fingerling potatoes (and some Purple Peruvians, Caribes, Reds and Bintjes too).
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This week we have four varieties of potatoes (Fingerlings, Caribes, Purple-fleshed Peruvians and Red), carrots, pea shoots and migrogreen salad mixes, live onion and garlic plants and even cat grass. Come down to the Saskatoon Farmer’s Market and stock up on some healthy, local, and chemical-free grub.
Also, Saskatoon’s own Chef Jenni will be sampling a dish made with our fingerling potatoes this Saturday at the market. Make sure to come by and sample some.
We hope to see you there.
This week we introduce our rainbow carrots. We’ve still got our delicious harvest of of fingerling and bintje potatoes, sunflower, dried and green onions, pea and salad greens, cilantro, dill & more! Don’t forget that you can get 10% off on all of this at the market if you subscribe to our newsletter above.
We’re putting our backs into weed control this week, given the rains we had! Produce that will be seen at market this week at our stand will include: scallion, rhubarb, dill, cilantro, micro greens, pea greens, salad mix, parsley, sunflower greens, and green garlic.
The first week of lots of garden fresh produce is upon us! Come on down and treat yourself to fresh spinach, rhubarb, scallion, sunflower greens, potatoes, pea greens. Sign up for our electronic mailing list above and get a 10% discount on our produce at the Saskatoon Farmers’ Market all summer!
May is seeing the production of pea greens galore, and lots of live plants! Live plants include mint, catnip, sunchokes, basil, rhubarb, and other live plants coming on-stream. Green onion will be coming on stream late May. Come down and check out the beautiful quality of our labours!
We’re inside of the Saskatoon Farmer’s Market, all three market days of the week (Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday):
20 years ago, we (Wally and Gail) began farming on an acre-sized plot outside of Saskatoon, adjacent to the South Saskatchewan river, 40 miles north of Saskatoon. After six years farming our rural site, we realized there was a better living to be made growing multiple crops intensively in the city. We sold our farm and became urban growers. While some have been skeptical that growing three crops a year in Saskatoon is too labour-intensive, this is much less work than mechanized, large-scale farming. We used to have a tractor to hill potatoes and cultivate, but we find it’s more efficient to do things by hand. Other than a rototiller, all we need is a push-type seeder and a few hand tools.
City growing also provides a more controlled environment, with fewer pests, better wind protection and a longer growing season. We are producing 10-15 different crops. Our volumes are low compared to conventional farming, but we sell high-quality organic products at sustainable profit margins.
The SPIN method is our rigorously developed small-scale agricultural production system, based on our continued success in downsizing and growing on sub-acre plots. It emphasizes minimal mechanization and maximum fiscal discipline and planning. Click here to learn more about SPIN Farming.