Last week someone messaged us some of their highlights of connection with Kingfisher this past season, "My favourite was when I could say ‘all the veggies in this dish are from the farm!" We love the relationship you feel with this land and what is grown here. Another person who receives our Friday farmer's boxes each week loved the way her kids were trying new things that she would not normally bring into the house; a lot because they knew where it was grown. Her kids were growing their palette, eating healthy and enjoying it. A long time customer reminisced with me yesterday about how she had asked, years ago, what to do with a cabbage? Here she was years later with a cabbage in her basket eager to get cooking. Some of you have journeyed with us for many years now, eating through the seasons.
Did you know that.....
We began our Tuesday market dream in 2014 on the lawn by the parking lot under a single market tent?
Did you know that we used to keep bees and sell our own honey? We've learned over the years that we can't do it all and we've needed to focus our energy on veggies but we've loved having bees, milking our Jersey cow and growing our own dry beans.
Did you know that we share this farm with a number of other families that generously support the work of co-existing with a working farm (side note - it's a bit messy most of the time). We're so grateful to be able to co-own this land and be able to practise sustainable agriculture here.
Most weeks this season folks from Sources Food Bank came and picked up fresh veggies for to distribute to those who need it.
Did you know that back in 2014, my journal says that we sold a total of $977.50. We've come a long way since then. It's not all about the money for us but it was important for us to get to the point that we could live off of our farming vocation. I am so grateful that this is the case now. Thank you for your generous support.
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