TapRoot CSA - Week 37

Week 37 share list hereor at the bottom of the newsletter


Bokchoy, straight from the field to your boxes this morning.

It will be harvested again later in the week for the Wednesday/Thursday shares.

We are into our last 12 weeks of shares! Please take this quick survey to let us know how it's going for you. CSA Survey

Farm Notes:

Ground Cherry Squares

From the simply in season cookbook

3 cups ground cherries (papery husk removed)

1/2 cup brown sugar

3 Tbsp water

Mix in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat.

3 Tbsp cornstarch 

3 Tbsp water

Mix together and add to saucepan. Heat slowly, stirring constantly, until thickened. Ground cherries should still be whole, do not overcook. Cool to lukewarm

1 cup butter (softened)

1 1/4 cup sugar

1 tsp vanilla

1/2 tsp lemon extract or lemon juice (optional)

Cream together with an electric beater until light and fuffy.

4 eggs (slightly beaten)

2 cups flour

Add to the creamed mixture. Spread batter into greased 10 x 15 inch jelly roll pan. Using a knife to lightly score the surface of the batter, making 30 squares. Place a spoonful of cooked ground cherries in center of each square. Bake in preheated oven at 350F for 30-35 minutes. Cool and cut into squares.


Bok Choy Risotto in the oven

3 Tbsp olive oil

5 anchovy fillets, minced

1 large shallot, minced

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 large bunch very large bok choy

1 cup arboria rice

1/2 cup dry white wine

4 cups warm chicken broth 

1/2 tsp black pepper

1/4 - 1/2 cup finely grated parmesan

juice of 1/2 medium lemon

salt and pepper to re season to taste

For full recipe click on picture

We have a job opening on the farm! 

Some of the great folks I get to work with each week!

I (Justine) am into my last month here at the farm before I'm off for a year of maternity leave. So, we are looking for someone to cover my position. 

It's a three day a week job (M/W/F). It worked really great for me because the other days I was home with Gilbert (my 3 year old).

 I've been at the farm for almost 8 years now (off and on at the beginning), so you can take my word that these are some great people to work with!

To view the whole job description, click here

Community Shared Linen (CSL)

(learn more about our fibre work at http://taprootfibrelab.ca/)

Community Shared Linen (CSL) is an opportunity to support a localized small-scale textile industry from seed, to fibre, to final piece. Join us on this journey by investing in a year-long share of linen garments, accessories, and household items. Your share will be directly supporting local linen production, artisans and craftspeople in Nova Scotia.


Shareholders will receive products over the course of 2018. The garments are custom made to each individual shareholders measurements with responsive product support. Shareholders will also be included in the development of this limited edition first TapRoot line with regular updates and unique insights into the entire creative process.


This is an opportunity to support and invest in the beginnings of a community-based clothing line created by Abi, Patricia, Josh and the amazing team at TapRoot Farms and TapRoot Fibre Lab. By becoming a member of our CSL you are actively participating in the evolution inspired by farm-based innovators Patricia and Josh to grow clothes at TapRoot Farms and supporting the creative work of emerging fashion designer Abi. Together we can create the foundation for a sustainable, ethical, thriving agricultural and fibre-arts business that produces dynamic, fun, and accessible linen pieces within 200 km of where the flax is sowed.

A link to Patricia's video introducing the CSL : CSL Video