Tuesday, December 15, 2009

**HAPPY HOLIDAYS from Sosnicki Organics!!**

What a year! It went fast and I can honestly say I am not too sad to see it almost over! I have fingers crossed for a REAL summer 2010! (heat? Sun?!)
A goal of mine was to have heirloom tomatoes for Xmas and we did it!! Just a trial run, so full speed a head for next year!! All our Dufferin customers on Thursday can expect to enjoy some RIPE HEIRLOOMS! We will also have our VEGETARIAN CABBAGE ROLLS along with our perogies of course for quick holiday meals. Vegetables available from us for the Christmas markets will be Brussel Spouts (harvested this Tuesday morn.), Celery, Carrots, Celeriac, Potatoes, Onions, Beets & Cabbage. We've celebrated some milestones this year: the matriarch Sophie Sosnicki is officially a senior and we celebrated her 65th with a big pig roast on a beautiful evening in August. A bevy of friends, neighbours, relatives all joined together to eat and drink and have a blast together to celebrate with Sophie.....My stepdaughter turned 16 in November and I still cannot believe she grew up soooo fast! Despite the overall bad year (financially that is), Ben and I still smile when we look at each other whether it be from across the barn or across the field and we certainly laugh more than complain (well, Ben anyhow! lololol!). Respect between the two of us (including mom Sophie too) and the love for what we do on this farm will ensure the success of this business no matter what is thrown at us for years to come! We tackled an audit this year (no need to make ANY changes on our returns meaning I'm doing something right in the book keeping dept.), Health Canada here taking samples searching for e coli (non found and a nice clean barn to boot!), the death of our entire tomato crop to name just a few BIG negatives that will be remembered from 2009. BUT there is not time for whining,- full speed a head to 2010! May the New Year blow your bitchin' hair back, knock your socks off and bring you lots and lots of local organic produce!! ~Sincerely, Jessie Sosnicki & Ben too!!~