CSA Newsletter #3

We’d like to start this week off with a welcome and wholehearted Thank You to our CSA Harvest Basket Sponsors. Deloitte HSBC Nicola Wealth Management Richmond Lions Club These local companies are sponsoring baskets that allow us to directly deliver the same great organic produce that you’re enjoying to families in Richmond. Put simply, we’re […]

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CSA Newsletter #2

CSA Week 2 Spent today on the farm, washed over in fragrance as we harvested basil and mint. The basil was picked especially for you. Joining the herbs this week are: Tips for storage Scallions Last week, I recommended creating mini greenhouses to keep basil, cilantro, and greens. Well, the same trick will keep scallions from going […]

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Summer has come to the Greenhouse

The transition from the spring lettuces and Asian greens in the greenhouses to the summer crops of eggplants, peppers, cucumbers, basil and tomatillo  is now complete! A task accomplished with the help of lots of busy volunteers. We are already harvesting the basil regularly sending pounds to the Community Kitchens to be turned into pesto for […]

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Early Garlic Harvest

We’re into garlic harvest this week! We’ve started with the softneck garlic. A volunteer group from Vega greatly helped us make short work of the harvesting. Ideally garlic should be harvested when it’s dry out as the drier it is when it goes to be hung up, the better. We hang it all up in a well-ventilated […]

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Notes from the field: Weeding Week

Notes from the Sharing Farm Field Drop-in Saturday Volunteering starts this week. Volunteer hours are from 10am-2pm every Saturday through the summer (excluding holiday weekends). So everyone’s familiar with Reading Week, right? Well this week at The Sharing Farm will henceforth be known as “Weeding Week”. Not quite the same, but it has a nice […]

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Spring Fields Warming

Notes from the field This week The Sharing Farm will be hosting two corporate volunteer groups – BMO and MEC. Holy acronyms batman! As it’s warming up and raining a bit less the fields are slowly draining, and I’d like to take the opportunity to do some work on them in their less squishy state. […]

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2014 Farm Intern – Job Posting

(CANADA SUMMER JOBS)
 
  Background 
The Sharing Farm is a non-profit community organization that grows vegetables on donated city lands for the Richmond Food Bank and other community agencies.  We are looking for enthusiastic, hard-workingfarm interns for May – August 2014. The Sharing Farm is a unique community farm combining the practice of organic farming set within a framework of food justice and food security in the region. […]

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