Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Saturday, December 26, 2009
Monday, December 21, 2009
Friday, December 18, 2009
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
its a little snowy and wet. well alot wet. so much so that we will have to be closed tomorrow thursday 17th just for safety and slippery tires. friday and the rest of the weekend should be fine to drop by.
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
we had a wonderful turnout to the clay+glass exhibit open studio. the weather dazzled and it was fun to meet and remeet folks at the farm. we got so caught up in the moment we did not take very many pics. this one captures at least the feel we shared...
Monday, November 30, 2009
4th annual Artfarm open studio
CLAY + GLASS
exhibit and sale
Margit Nellemann HANDBUILT CERAMICS
decorative and functional clay pieces ranging from distinctive lamps
to vases to exceptional teapots & tea ware
KilnArt Glass Studio
Jo Ludwig's palm-of-the-hand sized glittering glass vessels and
Peggy Brackett's finely crafted colourful glass jewelry
+enjoy luscious farm teas and local decadent sweets+
SATURDAY + SUNDAY
DECEMBER 5 + 6
10am – 5pm
Saturday, November 28, 2009
december 15th is international tea day. a celebration of all things tea and the plight of tea pickers for better working conditions is brought to awareness. a good cause... a great day.
Saturday, November 21, 2009
Saturday, November 14, 2009
Sunday, November 8, 2009
Friday, November 6, 2009
with the farmers market season now over for us we are turning our energy in new directions. saturday the 7th we will be at the duncan garage and we will be featuring some of the teas that are already being sold packaged and in bulk at the community farm store.
11am to 3pmish
we always have tea available at the farm. well thursdays through sunday 10am-4pm. and these days call ahead so we can best accommodate you.
i like this picture. i like what it has to say...
Thursday, October 15, 2009
in our first year of farming we have had some successes and some unsucesses. the sweets were nice but we suffered a big frost followed by several days of rain. bruised and split sweet potatoes aint a pretty sight. crying farmers aint a pretty sight either. oh well.
Monday, September 28, 2009
it is harvest season and farming sort of took priorities. so here we are a month since our last blog and we are so excited to be showing you our sweet potato happiness. this has been an amazing summer for growing and we have had fun experimenting with melons as well. we are digging up the sweets today and will have them at the markets soon. fingerling potatoes are coming out daily so look for them or let us know if you want some. we will post more pictures soon too.
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
so this is what has been growin' on lately.
carrots in the shape of teapots have been popping up as the result of margit's intense focus on creating teapots for her show in qualicum.
we have artichokes that will be at the saturday duncan farmers market in the square downtown duncan 9am-3pm. when trimmed they look like green roses!
we grew a seven pound broccoli and continue to have them at both makaria farm market on tuesdays. thats just off the trans canada on bench road south of duncan 4-630 pm.
and check out the sun flowers. definetly a sunny summer!
Sunday, August 2, 2009
join us for sunday tea tastings...
AUGUST 2009 TASTING SCHEDULE
August 2, 2009 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Teas of India
Black, Green and White
August 9, 2009 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Something Black, Something Green, Something Herbal
August 16, 2009 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Flavoured Black Teas
Rose, Mango, Lavender
August 23, 2009 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
August 30, 2009 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Flavoured Green Teas
Sample three different fair trade and organic teas with an assortment of light sweets.
Price per person is $ 5.00
Friday, July 24, 2009
this is one of our favourite times of the year. the good hot weather has made haying season fun hard work. our larger field produces wonderful hay that we share with our neighbours and use for mulch throughout the year. fred got a little workout and the barn smells amazing... and yes that is a disco ball in the barn!
we will be at the duncan farmers market this saturday from 9am-3pm. come and see our new idea we call the salad bouquet.
Sunday we will be having our tea tastings from 2-5pm at the farm. it is supposed to be hot so come for an interesting surprise.
Thursday, July 16, 2009
you are invited to join us at makaria farms who are hosting a friday evening market between 4-7pm. there will be produce, baked goods, cheese, organic meats, our artfarm teas... and more.
so friday july 17 4-7pm at makaria farms...
Directions: coming south from Duncan, turn right onto Bench Road at the lighted intersection. Makaria Farm is 300m down the road, on the left side.
Click here for a map: http://makariafarm.com/map.pdf
4715 Bench Road, Duncan, B.C., V9L 6L7
we have been having fun with our lavender field the abundance of fresh lavender that we are drying for the lavender blended teas. calendula and other flowers and herbs are drying too. the garlic scapes are great for pesto, salad dressings and are crunchy fantastic on the barby.
enjoy the sunny days and come see us on the weekend too!
summer hours at the artfarm are...
wednesday to sunday 10am to 4pm
Thursday, July 2, 2009
for the past three years now we have had the fun of having several hundred people come to the farm and experience margit's ceramic art and the the natural surroundings.
this time means there are many firings in the kilns happening, the farm gets a little gussied up and have the great anticipation of meeting new people and welcoming back many friends/artfarmers.
we will not be at the duncan farmer's market this saturday so come and see us on the farm.
the studio is open from 10am to 5pm. look for the red arrow visions signs to guide your way.
Friday, June 26, 2009
most everything else gets done by hand. the days have been long, tiring adn yet very satisfying. we have planted four varieties of potatoes including fingerlings which are small lovely potatoes. pictured here are the sweet potatoes we are excited about growing. we are planting them with black poly mulch to keep the heat in and weeds out. we have six northern varieties that still require 90 days of good heat units.
this is fred.
fred is a 1967 ford pick up that helps us with work on the farm. fencing, haying, manure and much more happens with fred.
so thats part of the story adn of course there will be more to come.
Friday, June 12, 2009
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Monday, June 1, 2009
Sunday, May 31, 2009
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
The garden is growing along very nicely these days. The spinach is just spectacular, the arugula is nice and nutty, the salad greens fresh and crunchy. Radishes and potatoes are just around the corner. And then there is freshly harvested herbs for tea.
You gotta love spring...
Thursday, May 21, 2009
What a great day we had this past Sunday with our weekly tea tastings. The weather was gorgeous, the teas were delicious and the company delightful. This coming Sunday we are tasting our home grown herbal infusions. The forecast says sunny and warm so we may serve one of them on ice. Come on out to the farm and enjoy with us. The tastings are on-going every Sunday throughout the summer and include three different teas, light sweets and great views. Sunday 2 - 5 pm. Price per person $ 5.00. Please call 250.748.3811 for more info or to reserve your spot.
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Last year, we had a myriad of morel mushroom appear on our property. Aside from being a true delicacy they are also incredibly beautiful and sculptural to look at. This year, we kept looking for them and they kept away. Until, finally, there he was - Mr. Morel....