Lactuca – New Site, So Close

KevinFall Veg, From Local Farms, From the Garden, Greens, Lactuca Micro Farm, Spring Veg, Summer, Veg, Vegetables, Winter Veg3 Comments

I’m getting quite a few questions about the prospective new Lactuca Urban Farm site, so figured I’d share where things are at. The quick answer: it’s in Inglewood and we’re in the process of negotiating the lease. Although nothing’s a done deal, we’re very near the end of the process. Perhaps I need to back up a bit. Travis and … Read More

Episode 58 – Veg Glean

KevinFall Veg, From Local Farms, Operation Fruit Rescue Edmonton, Riverbend Gardens, Veg, Vegetables3 Comments

This one was a year in the works. Way back when, while shooting Episode 23 at Riverbend Gardens, I was enlightened to the situation that is common at vegetable farms in the fall: harvests fill up storage capacity, labour is relieved for the season, and anything left in the ground becomes compost-in-place. Sensible, really. Wouldn’t make sense to try to … Read More

Late September Salad Greens

KevinFall Veg, From the Garden, Greens, Vegetables1 Comment

I find I’ve been under-representing how much I’ve dived head first into salad greens production for market with Travis from LACTUCA. It’s been a weekly harvest and seeding gig for the past few months, and I’ve learned loads, about zero of which I’ve documented here. Can’t win them all I guess. I blame spending most every waking hour in the … Read More

Episode 32 – Eagle Creek Seed Potatoes

KevinCooking w/ Fire, Eagle Creek Seed Potatoes, Fall Veg, From Local Farms, From the Garden, Grilling w/ Fire, Veg, Vegetables, Winter Veg11 Comments

It being February and quite possibly a particularly early spring, I was contemplating my annual seed potato order from Eagle Creek Seed Potatoes when it dawned on me that perhaps I should go check them out. So I did. I knew they’d be filling my order in the next couple months, so they had to be busy prepping for that … Read More

Tomato Vintage

KevinFall Veg, From the Garden, Vegetables9 Comments

This year’s tomato vintage sports both pretty substantial fails and victories, but on the whole, it’s a win. First, the good. I planted space that wasn’t in production last year, on the south side of my garage along the alley. ‘Aren’t you worried people will steal your crop?’, asked many. I figure if they need it that bad, have it. … Read More

Garden Harvest…still?

KevinFall Veg, From the Garden, Vegetables5 Comments

One of my goals this past gardening season was to extend our harvest, and provision more of our veg from our garden via our newly built root cellar – which I checked this morning and was sitting at 1.1C. I’m very pleased. We’re already vastly enjoying the luxury of having a passively cooled walk-in fridge, and the winter’s hardly started. … Read More