June 24, 2011

So Sweet...

What a different strawberry season this year is from last! Last year the weeds were so far ahead of me that I was still 'liberating' plants from a jungle when the first rows started to ripen. This year I might actually get a second weeding pass in... And last year I harvested a lot of berries before anyone found us... and those berries all got washed, hulled and frozen whole... that was a lot of late nights in the kitchen. This year I'm wondering how to make sure that I get enough berries for the year... the u-pickers have been coming in just the right number at just the right times.

We've started receiving registrations for the Stewards workshops this summer and I've been talking with a few organizations about doing a staff training/policy development partnership. That's super cool.

I'm going to be in the GTA between July 19-24 and would love to do a staff training while I'm in the area... maybe I'll put the call out on facebook and see if I can score myself a job while I'm on vacation :) 

Berries should be good for at least another week... hard to say for sure... the cool weather seems to be slowing them down, but if they don't go fast enough I just lose them to slugs and rot... anyway, if you are looking for u-pick, get in touch with me while the pickings good! 902.670.5028. Out of towners will just have to make a trip of it :)


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