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Winter Crop Leek & Potato Soup.

It’s minus 6 degree Celsius on Tuesday afternoon, January 6, 2016 here at our Homestead.  I have decided to take advantage of a beautiful sunny but cold afternoon to monitor our cold season vegetable polytunnels and harvest some of our…

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How To Enjoy Your Garden All Winter Long

Who else wants to enjoy the great taste (and health benefits) of garden fruits and vegetables all year long? It’s easy to do, if you have a freezer. Not everything you grow in your garden will retain its flavour, texture…

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The ‘Drying Your Herb’ Blurb

We guarantee that once you have experienced the taste of herbs dried from your own garden that you will immediate prefer them to any store bought options. Try it, we dare you! The three types of plants that can be…

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Canadian Hard Cider – Part 1 – Create a Starter

The first part of beginning your Hard Cider recipe is to obtain all of your ingredients.  We’ve obtained the following:   Ingredients: 6 gallons of fresh UV pasteurized, unsweetened organic cider 3 jars of local honey 2 packages of white…

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Canadian Hard Cider – Intro

Fall comes quickly here in Canada, and as the season changes as does the produce.  Gorgeous squash of all shapes, sizes and colors appear in the fields along with pumpkins.  Spicy scents of fallen leaves, pine cones and acorns fill…

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Winter Gardening: Brussels Sprouts

Another cold season crop we like to over winter at our farm is Brussels sprouts. Brussel sprouts are a member of the cabbage family that are very hearty and will withstand frosty temperatures in the fall and winter months. Their…

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Eat your flowers!

When intercropping flowers with your edibles, you may be surprised to learn that these nectar rich blossoms can also provide a culinary source of food to enjoy. For example, consider planting nasturtiums when planting beans. Not only will they provide…

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