We will be bringing the first of our 2015 honey to the CSA drop-off this week! Share members will be able to purchase at a reduced price of $12 per 1 kg jar and $7 per 500g jar. This first honey, although later than usual, is delicious and golden! Our honey never last longs but we will be taking more honey off later in the season once we are assured that the bees have enough to support the colony through the winter.
I have been negligent in saying a big "THANK-YOU" to our existing share members who referred new share members this season. Share member referrals are one of our best methods of advertising and we greatly appreciate your efforts! The following share members made referrals and receive a $20 farm credit for every new share member referred. These farm credits can be used on items like honey and apples (later in the season) or can be saved and used against your 2016 share membership.
Yvonne Howell, $20 credit
Gabrielle Brankston, $20 credit
Jordan Richard, $20 credit
Troy Byrne, $20 credit
This week on the farm, in addition to our regular tasks, we will be prepping for a farm tour that Rob is leading on Sunday, August 16th from 1 - 4pm. The theme of the farm tour is "Using Trees on Your Farm" and Rob will be showing participants the various ways we use trees on our farm, helping people choose the best trees for their environment, and teaching participants how to grow trees from seeds or cuttings. This tour is part of the Ecological Farmers of Ontario (EFAO) summer farm tour series and more details can be found on their website. You don't need to be an EFAO member to attend these workshops and tours!