Ok, I realize that it has been a while again since the last post. I keep thinking that I will get around to posting while I am at a market or in the evening but I am tradidionally un-functional in the evenings, especially after a long day of harvesting or markets or, well, ever; and markets have been fairly busy so I have really not found much time. I guess I just need to accept that these posts will happen once per month, then I will be happy when I get to it more often.
I want to first acknowledge a few bloggers and videographers who have mentioned us. Please check out http://duckandcake.blogspot.com/2010/08/mellow-yellow-fabulous-yellow-pepper.html#comment-form where Elizabeth has some yummy recipes and a whole lot more. Regarding Kind Organics, she says: “Sandra and Tamas Dombi, along with partner Amber Malek, grow the most incredibly fresh greens: they taste alive when you eat them, and are best served just as I did, with a bit of crunchy salt and that amazing oil. And if you haven’t had fresh sunflower sprouts, make a vow to find them before summer’s over.” Thanks Elizabeth!
Also FARM START (see link on our home page) has been filming a documentary about young farmers and their successes. We would like to thank them for the photos and footage they took both at the farm and at the Sorauren market. I’m not sure when the production will be done but we will post a link to it here if they post it on the internet.
Also Anne Freeman (Dufferin Grove Farmer’s Market Manager) and Laura came up to the farm on a Saturday morning and took some photos and wrote an article about it in the Market News. She writes: “Photographer *Laura Berman *and I really enjoyed a tour of *Kind
Organics*’ lovely growing greens recently. *Sandra* and *Amber* appear
at the market most often these days, as *Tamas* has been working hard on
another greenhouse. We were grateful to him for taking the time to
answer all our questions about sprouting, life in the Holland Marsh, and
the many interesting salad ingredients they grow.” Thanks Anne!
- So Beautiful!
The “Cosmic Blend” has been really well received by our customers. We are really proud of it. It contains more than 8 types of herbs, 6 or so types of edible flowers, corn shoots and up to 20 types of lettuces, all washed in filtered water and ready to eat. Here is a photo of the lovely herbs and flowers that go into it.
The “Earth Blend” has been retired for the time being. The flowers are out of season for now. We expect it to be back in the fall once the Cosmic Blend is out of season.
The “Aerial Blend” is still a big hit with it’s many types of lettuce greens picked fresh by hand.
Arugula is going full force right now so the large bags are back. We have been getting some great feedback about the arugula this year. People seem to like the depth of flavour as well as its healthy kick. Thanks to all who have been enjoying it.
I will be working full time with the farm as of September 1st, 2010. This brings our full time partners up to 3! Having said that, we are looking for people to come to volunteer on the farm or some other manner of involvement ranging right up to partnership. If you have ideas, please approach us with them and we will dialogue about it. If you just want to know more about what we do then you can spend a day with us doing whatever we are doing. Recently we have had people here on a 2 week – 3 month learning stint to really learn how to manage a small community run farm. If this interests you then feel free to contact us via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. This is much better than using the contact page on the website that has an error on it.
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