At the Farm Store Thanksgiving weekend

FROM THE GARDEN THIS WEEK

Fresh organic produce available this Saturday, October 6 from 10 am to 4 pm

Potatoes, yellow and red

  • Squash (Butternut, Delicata, Hubbard, Kabocha/Hokaido, Spaghetti, Acorn)

  • Green Cauliflower (Cauliflower crossed with Broccoli)

  • Parsnips (in limited quantities)

  • Cabbage

  • Tomatoes

  • Green and red peppers

  • Celery

  • Celeriac

  • Leeks

  • Carrots

  • Kale, red and green

  • Collard Greens and Swiss Chard

  • Beets

  • Eggplant

  • Onions

  • Green onions (if Alex picks them in the morning)

Unfortunately, we don’t have any turkey for sale at the store, but chicken and duck is on sale for $4.50 per pound (frozen).

If you would like to order larger quantities of squash or potatoes please call Alex at 226 378 9920 so that your order can be prepared before you arrive at the farm.

DELIVERIES

If you're not able to make it to the farm store this week, please contact Chris at 226 234 8247 for delivery options, or to have an order set aside for you to pick up.

Student Internship at the Farm

Summer Help on Sunnivue Farm


As part of a long tradition at Sunnivue Farm, students from a Waldorf High School in Germany worked on the farm for six weeks this summer, from July to September.

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Mortiz Dammann, 15 (left), and Mathis Meyer, 16, worked in the Market Garden picking vegetables and weeding. They also cut wood, looked after the chickens and turkeys, and helped bring vegetables to the Masonville Farmers Market.

On their last night at the farm, asked about the favourite parts of their stay, Mathis said that he liked learning English while working with Chris White, but added: "everything we did was fun." 

When asked about their least favourite jobs, they mentioned pulling weeds and digging for potatoes in the hot sun. Moritz says he'll have a new appreciation for how hard it is to harvest potatoes when he sees them in the supermarket at home.

They described their motivation for coming to Canada as a chance to practice their English and learn about another country. What they knew about Canada before their internship was, according to Mathis: "you speak English, and the land is very big for the farmers." 

Did they eat anything new while at Sunnivue Farm? Mathis replied: "yes, I tried a fennel salad."
"And did you like it?"
"No."

"And what will you remember about Sunnivue?"
"Everything was a memory for my life," said Mathis.

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Alex and Ellinor Nurnberg reported that the boys were very responsible, and even did some of the cooking: mostly spaghetti and hamburgers. They'll have a few new skills when they go home, in addition to potato harvesting: Ellinor taught them how to make cheese and yogurt.

If you'd like to visit Sunnivue this weekend, the Farm Store is open from 10 am to 4 pm on Sept 29. There's still lots of produce, including squash, potatoes, parsnips, onions, artichokes, tomatoes, carrots, kale, celeriac and celery, green and red peppers, eggplant, beets, and cabbage. Please call ahead for large orders or anything you'd like to set aside before your arrival, at 226 234 8247. There are also eggs for sale as well as maple syrup, organic teas, and Weleda personal care and medicinal products. 

Please call ahead to order turkey, duck or chicken: 226 234 8247, or to ask what's available at the store.

Harvest Celebration in Pictures

More than 40 people attended the Harvest Festival at Sunnivue on September 15.

 Wagon rides throughout the day were a fun and bumpy way to see the farm.

Wagon rides throughout the day were a fun and bumpy way to see the farm.

 Visitors joined the Art Hive to create something new, whether they were sewing, sculpting, painting or drawing.

Visitors joined the Art Hive to create something new, whether they were sewing, sculpting, painting or drawing.

 The foraging walk gave visitors lots to sample and learn about, like this wild sorrel.

The foraging walk gave visitors lots to sample and learn about, like this wild sorrel.

 Circle dances can be meditative, vigorous, peaceful, playful, healing, and entertaining. These dances are for people of all ages and abilities.

Circle dances can be meditative, vigorous, peaceful, playful, healing, and entertaining. These dances are for people of all ages and abilities.

  Our thanks to those who were able to join us and who made the day a success.

Our thanks to those who were able to join us and who made the day a success.

Schedule for Harvest Celebration

Our Harvest Celebration is three days away.

Please join us this Saturday to enjoy the beautiful farm property, a foraging walk, wagon rides, shopping in the farm store, circle dancing, and our Art Hive. 

The day's schedule:

10:30 am Foraging walk with Rob McQueen (new this year)

Learn about and eat edible plants and weeds on a walk through the farm. 

11:00 am - 3 pm Art Hive (new this year)

Join a community space where everyone is welcomed as an artist and encouraged to create together with free, donated art materials.

11:00 am - Circle Dance (new this year)

Circle dances can be meditative, vigorous, peaceful, playful, healing, and entertaining. These dances are for people of all ages and abilities. 

Its origins can be traced to the beginning of humankind. Circle dances reflect the need for bonding among members of a community and are associated with milestones like birth, marriage, planting, the arrival of spring, harvest, and death.

12:00 - 3 pm Potluck Lunch

Please bring a salad or dessert to share, and your own dishes.

Ralph will barbecue Sunnivue's free-range chicken.

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The Farm Store will be open from 10 am to 5 pm

Wagon rides will be ongoing throughout the day.

The day's experience is free, but donations to the ROSE Land Trust, a non-profit organization, will be gratefully received.

We hope to see you there. If you have any questions, please call Alex at 226 378 9920.

Sunnivue's Farm Store, August 18

FROM THE GARDEN THIS WEEK

Fresh organic produce is available this Saturday, August 18 from 10 am to 4 pm

  • Potatoes
  • Tomatoes
  • Cabbage
  • Okra
  • Beans
  • Cucumbers
  • Celery
  • Zucchini
  • Carrots
  • Radishes
  • Artichokes
  • Swiss Chard
  • Leaf Lettuce
  • Kale
  • Beets
  • Eggplant
  • Leeks

DELIVERIES

If you're not able to make it to the farm store this week, please contact Chris at 226 234 8247 for delivery options.

Sunnivue's Farm Store, July 7

At the Farm Store this Saturday, open between 10 am and 4 pm, you'll find fresh beets, summer squash, green beans, kale, radishes, onions, and lettuce.

We also have maple syrup, made on the farm this spring, and bread from the Red Cat Bakery (Dutch, Italian, Rye, Spelt, and Caraway), as well as sweet rolls and pretzels.

Free-range organic chicken from the farm is also available, and you can order duck or turkey by calling 226 378 9920.

Enjoy the farm, sit on the porch outside the store with a cup of tea, and ask about our trails for walking.

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Sunnivue's Beautiful Market Garden

After a slow and late spring, Sunnivue's market garden, under the direction this year of Alex and Ellinor, is growing apace with new produce ready to harvest each week.

The produce can be found at Sunnivue's Farm Store, open on Saturdays, from 10-4, and in the Hutton House booth at the Masonville Market (in the parking lot at Masonville Mall) on Fridays, from 8-1.

Amongst the selection this week, look out for the huge radishes, delicious to the core despite being out-sized. Alex explains that bio-dynamic principles have a lot to do with the wonderful quality of all of these vegetables.

Sunnivue Farm Store: beauty and idealism on Opening Day

Opening Day on June 16 at the Sunnivue Farm Store offered an intense vision of beauty and idealism created by students from the W. D. Sutton School. The ten teenagers who attend the school had created a raft of flags that made their first public appearance that day at Sunnivue, flying from all sides of the porch at the store.

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Teacher Leslie Tabler reports that the wide variety of courses that the students have experienced over the past couple of years has included attention to a number of projects creating change in the world. Out of this study the students formed the group Earthlings Creating Change, and the art installation seen at Sunnivue, which is called “Voices Soaring,” was one result (see photos below).

Another way that the students are taking action, and sharing across the globe their work and their message, is through their Earthlings Creating Change Instagram Account, “rethinkingtheworld.”

Visiting Sunnivue Farm has also been an important activity for the Sutton students over the past year. Leslie and her co-teacher Sarah Cullen tell us that they “value the experiential learning opportunities Sunnivue has provided, and are able to design cross curricular projects for students that they make curricular connections with and truly enjoy.”

For each visit Chris, with the help of Alex and Ellinor, has provided interesting and meaningful activities for the class, and the class members have in turn contributed through their work to the farm. They have worked on maple syrup production, trail grooming, picking wild grapes and making jelly, and planting onions. In a letter to Sunnivue, the students write, “Whenever we go to Sunnivue Farm, we are greeted by friendly faces and feel at home in the atmosphere that they create. . . .The knowledge that we learned at Sunnivue will be useful for day to day life skills. Our experience was positive, beautiful and overall amazing!”

The W. D. Sutton students’ visits will continue throughout the next school year.

With best wishes to all, and with gratitude to the Sutton school students and teachers,

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