The Bluegrass Blog

April Showers Bring… Bluegrass Greens and Farm Tours.

Posted on April 20, 2016

Our greens are at a store near you! Find our salads and more at food stores across the region:

  • DSC_0583 (2)Ottawa: Around the Block Butcher Shop, Herb and Spice Wellington, Rainbow Foods
  • Perth: Foodsmiths
  • Kemptville: B & H Community Grocer
  • Smiths Falls: Garden Market
  • Merrickville: Healthily Ever After
  • Almonte: Dandelion Foods

Please support these independent businesses who make the effort to work with small local producers.

farm tour march 2016In other news, our recent spring farm tours were a success. The weather wasn’t fantastic, but we hosted some tough veggie-lovers! Over 30 people braved the cold, wind, mud and rain to visit our farm and see our greenhouses in action.

With the arrival of spring, April showers in the greenhouses come from our sprinkler irrigation system, which is up and running. We’re finally liberated from covering and uncovering the plants with row cover every night. On sunny days we work in t-shirts, and the greens are growing so fast that we have to harvest some crops twice a week so they don’t get too big.

IMG_20160402_104405997_HDR IMG_2232 (2)Thanks to everyone who came to a tour, and to the folks who shared these photos with us. We’ll hold more tours in the fall, and we announce the dates through our newsletter. IMG_5087
Citizen article FieldFinally, check out the latest Ottawa Citizen Style magazine for a sneak preview of some colourful new crops that we’re growing this year, including Blue Kale, Purple Osaka mustard greens, red and green mini romaine lettuce, and Black Valentine Beans. We’re ‘rooting for spring’ in Style! Thanks to Laura Robin and Julie Oliver for the coverage and this photo.

Enjoy the sunshine,