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Jul 8th

July 6th was our first day of picking peas

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Friday July 6th was our first day of picking peas for the 2012 season.

 

Fresh Garden Peas ready for snacking

These peas are now available at all the farmers markets that Innisfail Growers attends. These include

Calgary Farmers Market Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday

Red Deer, both Wednesdays and Saturdays

Calgary Northlands, Tuesday

Airdrie, Wednesday

Calgary Parkdale, Wednesday

Sherwood Park, Wednesday – Starting July 18

Innisfail, Thursday

Calgary Triwood, Thursday

Olds, Thursday

Lacombe, Thursday

Sylvan Lake, Friday

Bentley, Saturday

Cochrane, Saturday

Dickson Dam, Saturday

Bearspaw, Saturday

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May 14th

May 14 First day of picking Asparagus

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Today we are picking Asparagus for the first time with our ride on “asparabuggies”. We picked some by hand on Friday but today we should have two machines running and three tommorrow. There will be fresh Asparagus in our farm store this afternoon.

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May 11th

Frost last night

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Unfortunately, it got down to -3 last night so any aspargus that was up is frozen. The one I am holding is not froze, see the difference, the three in the background are transparent from the frost.

The frost does not hurt the roots of the plants and there will be lots of new tips poping up just as soon as we get a couple of warm days.
This is why asparagus is not meant to be grown in this climate.

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May 11th

Baby Pea Plants in the Field

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The first planting of our peas are up and we can see the rows very well now. They are looking great. Peas are a cold weather corp and can handle a few degrees of frost much better than asparagus.

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Apr 19th

Rhubarb

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We checked the rhubarb patch today, too. The stalks have about 2″ of delicious red rhubarb showing now. Can hardly wait to make some spring rhubarb sauce and serve it over ice cream.

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Dec 21st

Our Country Store Reopens in May

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Farm Store

Although our open air Farm Store is now closed until next May, our delicious homemade preserves, homemade pies and grass fed, hormone & antibiotic free beef are still available. Please just phone ahead if you wish to come to the farm. Also all of our products are at the Innnisfail Growers booth at The Calgary Farmers Market.

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Jul 17th

U-Pick Peas by appointment

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Girls in Pea Patch

Doesn’t get any fresher than that!!

Great experience for the kids and grandkids.

Price is $1.00 per pound and snacking is free!!

Please phone ahead 403-350-0659 for availability and an appointment 8AM – 8 PM Monday – Saturday.

Sorry no U-pick Sunday or pets in the field.

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May 4th

Seeding Garden Peas

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Seeding

Finally, we were able to find a small dry area in our field and get the first planting of peas planted the other day. This is the latest we have ever got started planting peas since 1986 when we first started growing them on a field scale. Please note the snow on the background. I was really suprised when I looked at the planted peas today and they have already started to sprout. They are going to come fast!! Can hardly wait for that first tiny baby pea!!

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