What does it take to move a community farm? A Community!

The Farmers on 57th market garden is moving! As many of our members, neighbours & friends of the farm are aware, this year marks the beginning of a transition phase for the Farmers on 57th urban farm. The George Pearson Centre land on which we grow (formerly owned by Vancouver Coastal Health) is undergoing full redevelopment, starting now. The first phase of the Pearson Dogwood Lands construction has already begun, as is obvious now when you visit the market garden. Despite all the turmoil & sadness of this being our last farming season on our current soils, there is much…

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Are you ready for the veg? Taking stock: kitchen tools

The garden beds are seeded, irrigation is laid and bountiful Spring and Summer vegetables are on their way! I’ve been taking stock of the kitchen to be ready for the bounty. Here are my top five favorite tools to have on hand when the harvest box veggies and herbs start coming our way. The goal? To eat ALL the veg, reduce food waste & maximize what I’m getting out of the market garden.   1. Spatula This is hands down my favorite kitchen tool. I love the way the rubber wipes clean the sides of bowls, jugs, plates and food…

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MAY 12TH, 2018 – JOIN OUR WEEKEND FARM BUILD!

Calling all weekend farm warriors: Mark your calendars! Saturday, May 12th 10am – 2pm Come to the George Pearson Centre for our Weekend Farm Build! Dress for rain or shine, and expect to get dirty as we build the new site for the Farmers on 57th Urban Farm. We’ll spend the day tackling a big mound of soil with our shovels and wheelbarrows and moving it to raise brand new farm beds for winter crops.         What to bring: Sunscreen & hat Water bottle Gardening gloves (if you have them – otherwise we have some extras) Sturdy…

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