Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays & Happy New Year!


We wish all our customers and friends all the very best during the holiday season! Your patronage and smiling faces make working the farmers' markets a true pleasure.  May 2015 be full of the best organic non-GMO food, be full of happiness and vitality for you and those you love! May you surround yourself with people that inspire you and make you smile daily! 
From our family to yours,
Jessie, Ben, Sadie and Nathan Sosnicki 



Sunday, December 7, 2014

December and January Winter Staples!

The winter looks great for storage crops this year! Look to us when you need yellow fleshed buttery French Fingerling Potatoes, Sweet Carrots for stews or fresh eating; juice Carrots in any quantity you require for all your energy juicing needs; Cabbages for braising, slaw, home made sauerkraut etc. We've got Red and Savoy Cabbages this winter too.  Punchy huge Cooking Onions and Beets too!

No prepared foods this year as you all should know by now :)  My 20 month old daughter and 1 month old son stopped food production in its tracks for one good year. Our veggie operation will remain full steam and expand but my other baby (food prep) is on hold very temporary. I am typing this entry with one hand as I hold a fussy Nate and Sadie naps. My new job of being the mother is top priority for me and I'm loving every minute. Ben remarked yesterday how he wished Sadie could stay a year and a half old forever. She's so cute and amazing and growing way too fast... Being with her full time, time is still flying. I feel like this is the best time of my life and I am so excited for the future and fun times and adventures with these kids! No room in our lives for crap and drama, full speed a head doing what we love - farming and raising these incredible babes!

We hope to see all you wonderful people at market before the new year! Adios

Friday, November 14, 2014

What we have available this November

Ahh the sweet little whisps of snow that get your butt in gear firing up the wood stove and prepping yourself for the winter harvest!  We've had both little kids in the barn with us today while we graded for Saturday's market and all went pretty good.  Warm in the shop so our 19 month old runs around, .... and our 2 week old son sleeps soundly all bundled in his stroller by the wood stove.  Really nice to be able to work with the kids around.
We are still field harvesting a lot of crops.  Fresh from the fields we have Cauliflower, Kale, Celeriac, bunched Carrots, Brussel Sprouts, perhaps some Swiss Chard (not really a priority and it's getting old) and Broccoli!
From storage we have Rainbow Carrots, Juice Carrots (the uglies), Beets, Potatoes, Cabbage and Onions.   



Our Cabbage storage is looking nice. We've got Reds, Winter Greens and the above sassy Savoy's too!
Carrots are just incredible. All that rain really allowed them to germinate wonderfully and grow a great size.  And SWEET! Even the larger ones are not woody, they are packed with awesome flavour and sweetness! We have glorious oranges plus the rainbow types with added 'purple haze'.  
Be on the lookout for 'Cheddar Cauliflowers' during mid November as well as Romanesca's and big whites.  
We'll keep harvesting the Kale in the snow!  
The French Fingerling Potatoes with their golden buttery flesh are amazing roasted or making killer oven fries with coconut oil and sea salt! 
We are headed into winter with a really nice bevy of winter crops for all to enjoy. Come visit us at The Brickworks some Saturday soon!

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

A New Sosnicki

On October 31st, Halloween, our son was born! Labor and delivery was uncomplicated and pretty quick! Nathan Edward Joseph Sosnicki arrived at 5:24pm weighing 7lbs 13oz.  Nathan is a name both Ben and I liked right off the bat. Little Nate.  Edward is after my father and Joe is after Ben's father. At 4 days old now he is actually looking a bit more like ME than Ben! But they change so much...so fast...He drinks breastmilk like a horse and is happy and thriving.  His big sister likes to 'pat' his head....gentle at first..then not so much. She is good at ignoring  him for now.

Ben left 10 minutes after the birth to organize the Saturday market load! This time of year we are scampering to get the crops off and into storage before the help leaves! And since babies come when they are ready - you adapt! No maternity leave around here!! But we have helpful family members and so much support that I get all the rest I need. I feel great though and had Nate in the carrot patch at two days old and in the barn today for a visit. 

We'll continue on at market as usual with me staying behind for a bit, but not for long...market baby #2 will be around with his big sister sooner than later ;)

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Fall Harvest is looking incredible!

Count down is on and this year I don't care about the first fall frost!  If we loose the sucky pepper patch, big deal.  Field tomatoes were desecrated weeks ago.... The cooler weather and first frost means sweet brussel sprouts, sweeter kale, won't hurt the broccoli and cauliflower, celery root or the cabbages. Last pick of corn is this week, so we won't be worried about that.  Beets and carrots are phenomenal as well and in abundance and harvest is definitely in full swing!  This is a very very productive month on farm as we scurry to load up the barn with the fall crops!  Mass potato harvest soon underway too.....



So enjoy the beautiful fall weather, head to market to stock up on all your fall favs and talk to us about your supply of juice carrots this winter!  We'll have lots to share thats for sure!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

No case/bulk Roma sales this year :(

Due to this cold, rainy summer our organic tomatoes took a beating. The crop will be composted due to mass anthracnose and blight diseases. So, unfortunately just not a tomato year! 

It's a loss, however it will not ruin us. We no longer have that need to 'control' Mother Nature and spray the hell out of everything, so we move on and concentrate on our crops that enjoy this rainy cooler weather. Carrots, beets, Kale, greens, fall broccoli, onions, celery, celeriac, fall cauliflower looking INCREDIBLE! As organic farmers we are not banking on one or even a few main crops - we move on! Psst: our Heirloom Tomatoes in the old greenhouses look great still thou ;)