The first batch of chicks are finally well-feathered enough to brave the Alberta weather (this picture is from two weekends ago). It's been a crazy spring, weather wise, and while it's nice for the garden to get some precipitation, it would be better if it were not in the form of snow on May 30th! The second batch of chicks (500), are past their cute fluffball stage, and are growing fast. We've had a lot of chickens pre-ordered, just a few more weeks until we'll be ready to get them to you (delivery/pickup available). If you haven't preordered, you can do so at http://www.serbenfreerange.com/store/284.
We also have some new pork products available, in time for the barbecue season - hotdogs, pepperoni and kubi-burgers. These are all very lean, and very tasty. You can order online for delivery or pickup, or find us at the Sherwood Park Farmers' Market, Wednesdays from 5-8. We are no longer attending the Wednesday afternoon Callingwood Market.
The garden is sprouting up (along with the requisite weeds).
Here's what's planted: Beets, beans, peas (freezer, regular, and sugar-snap), corn, zucchini, squash, cucumbers, lettuce, spinach, radishes, onions, two kinds of potatoes, sage, parsley, dill, onions, oregano, basil, asparagus and carrots. And as soon as it seems like it's not going to snow anymore, we'll transplant the tomatoes. Produce will become available on the website shortly.
Here's hoping for some sunshine this week..it is June after all!
-Jered and Julia