Week 35 (November 30 - December 6) TapRoot 2015

Emma's party on the farm.News from the farm:

The CSA team takes a holiday - December 20 - January 3rd. Shares resuming January 4, 2015 (see the blog post below about other important dates) 

Falicia and Nathan welcomed baby Sadie Grace into the world on early Sunday morning. We are so excited for them! (Falicia has been with the farm since 2011 and does the book keeping)
Izaak and Frank (our boys) have been working hard in preparation for the Nutcracker performance this weekend in Wolfville. 

There are leeks and brussels sprouts to bring in from the fields before the rest of the men head home to Jamaica on the 10th and 14th. Josh is really concerned about the amount of work left to do and the  number of people we have available to work. This happens each year that we need to adjust to the significant reduction of help and continued work to be done. We will all pull together to make it happen. 

This year we have invested in a heating system to keep the greenhouse and squash storage buildings hot (warm) in Canard. It needs to be installed (wood doctor) and is on the work plan for December. We are wanting to get kale brought in from the field in tubs and put in to the greenhouse in hopes of it growing throughout the winter for a harvest all winter. We have a planting of kale that is small enough that this would be easy. Hopefully we are able to pull it off. 

Josh and Nathan are heading to the Ethical Meat seminar on Monday and Tuesday for the day. 

The pictures are of Emma's 5th birthday party on the farm. I just love seeing the kids explore and enjoy the farm! 

One member asked that we include contact info in the newsletter.

CSA desk - usually Patricia but sometimes Justine or Rhea or Claire or Kim - csa@taprootfarms.ca - please email any questions, concerns, bad apple reports, happy reports, 


December dates to consider

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2015-12-01  by Patricia Bishop

Happy December 1st, 2015

A few important dates to share.

1) Off the Hook Fish Community Shared Fisheries Round 3 starts on Monday Dec 7th. Registration is open now. (3lb haddock or pollock)

Read on.......http://taprootfarms.ca/blog/post/December-dates-to-consider

Off the Hook Round 3 - Sign -Up TODAY!

3 lbs of IQF pollock and haddock fillets per week for two weeks: December 7 - 12 and December 14-19 $34.50 per week.

Meat share blog - week 35

Lots of chicken inspired recipes on the blog this week.

Recipes from Denise's Test Kitchen - Curated by Justine for one last week

Leek, fennel, apple and walnut soup. It couldn't be more perfect for this weeks share. 

We made this one pan meal last night, it was super easy. You layer potatoes, then onions, butter, then chicken, garlic and herbs. I used my cast iron pan instead of a baking dish and it made the bottom potatoes super golden and crunchy. 

For me a meal isn't finished in the fall/winter without some sort of cabbage-y or carrot slaw. This one looks great, but it does note that the dressing is very light so you may want to double the recipe.


Have a fantastic week, everyone! It's a beautiful day here, a little rainy, but mild enough we can work outside with no gloves on. Take care!