Harvest Share Sneak Peek: “French Heritage” Tomatoes

The French Heritage tomato collection promises to deliver the beauty and flavour of heirlooms with the vigour of hybrid varieties. Coming to the Harvest Share soon! The tomato is native to western South America, not Italy, as you might have thought based on their importance in Italian cuisine.  When they were...

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Harvest Share Sneak Peek: “Orient Express” Asian Eggplant

How many of these eggplant facts did you already know? Native to Asia, the eggplant is in the same family as the tomato, pepper, and potato: the nightshade family, or Solanaceae.  It can come in many colours including purple, black, white, yellow, and pink. Eggplant is used in the cuisines...

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Harvest Share Sneak Peek: Callaloo

If you don’t yet know amaranth greens (aka callaloo or yeen choi) it’s high time you get acquainted! Amaranth greens are often called “Callaloo” amongst BCCF’s Afro-Caribbean community members, and “Yeen Choi” amongst Cantonese speakers.  It is a heat-loving green that tastes similar to spinach and is very versatile. It...

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An update from the farm team: Potting up seedlings, soil improvement, and Pink Bumble Bee tomatoes

Hello Black Creek Community and Harvest Share Members! The last month has been a busy one for the farm team.  We have finally moved from the planning stage to the “doing” stage, with exciting things happening on the ground to prepare for planting season! Here are some highlights: We’ve been...

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