Tracking ID UA-60580627-1
Your browser version is outdated. We recommend that you update your browser to the latest version.

Today's super sweet harvest--end of summer heat?

Posted 9/7/2017

Picked this ear of our first super sweet corn on the way back from the early morning field walk. Looks and tastes (my bite not pictured here) like this will be the peak of our 2017 corn harvest. We will have harnessed the summer heat with what we are bringing to market this afternoon. Temperatures are forecast to drop over the next few days, a possible first turn into the fall season. Our field tasks are already turning towards cover cropping and winterizing clean-ups...more on that in upcoming posts.Green Fire Farm super sweet and certified organic corn!Green Fire Farm super sweet and certified organic corn!

Read the rest of this entry »

Following the sun

Posted 8/20/2017

Sunflowers on a Sunday-pre solar eclipse Sunflowers on a Sunday-pre solar eclipse Very last minute before the Sunday farmers market in Cedar, I walked (quickly) out to the fields to harvest some of these 'greenburst' sunflowers. Given all the excitement about tomorrow's solar eclipse, I wondered--what would it look like to see a time lapse of the sunflowers during this cosmic coincidence? That thought was quickly dropped with the reality check that I have no time lapse photographic capability, and gosh-not much time before the market to feed the pigs, get the irrigation cycling, and finish up the market truck packing. I decided that the entire month of August felt a little too close to a 'path of totality' to borrow again, from tomorrow's much anticipated eclipse event.


Read the rest of this entry »

2017 Pig shares

Posted 7/21/2017

Large Black pigs under summer shadeLarge Black pigs under summer shadeThe little large blacks as pictured back in a previous posting in May, are more than a little larger now.

Here they are in July, finishing up their Sunday brunch...Though not in so many words, or grunts, they have let us know they are enjoying our oversized cucumbers and zucchini, their fresh rotation field, and today's summer rainfall.

All that to say, we are blessed with happy, healthy pigs and enjoy our time on the farm with them!

You and your family will want to get in touch and secure your 2017 pig share soon. With a $150 deposit, you can enjoy a full freezer of Green Fire Farm pork, cut and wrapped to your specification this fall and winter.

Read the rest of this entry »

In a pickle

Posted 7/13/2017

Here they come...ready for your brine jars and best vinegars. The 2017 pickling cucumber harvest at Green Fire Farm is underway! Come see us at the Esquimalt Market on Thursdays or Cedar Market on Sundays to select your favourite sizes and quantity, or pre-order 20 pounds with an email.

Read the rest of this entry »

Salad days of summer...

Posted 6/26/2017

Almost a week into summer, and we are moving into a sunny stretch with prime growing conditions for annual vegetables crops. With the irrigation system working at full capacity, we are breathing a few sighs of relief and working steadily to try and keep pace. These 'little gem' mini romaines are the pride of our lettuce crops. They are sizing up for harvest now, and we hope to bring these tasty and crisp delights to your salad bowls straight through those hot summer days of July and August.


Posted 6/8/2017

the first bite of our 2017 strawberries... we've been waiting, watching, and weeding these delights, and now they are here!
first taste of strawberries 2017first taste of strawberries 2017

Read the rest of this entry »

Slug on boot

Posted 5/14/2017

OK, last post highlighted a sunny afternoon, but the slug I found on my boot yesterday morning tells a more accurate tale of how little sun we've seen this spring. I've been practicing that little mind trick of looking for a 'sunnier side' to whatever the weather and other spring start-up challenges might bring, so in this case--at least the slug was not IN the boot.  Slug on bootSlug on boot

Read the rest of this entry »

Little 'Large Blacks'

Posted 5/4/2017

It was sunny and warm today for the little 'Large Black' piglets' first day exploring the grass and clover patches inside their electric fence training pen...
little 'large black' piglet on grasslittle 'large black' piglet on grass

Read the rest of this entry »

Join us at the Esquimalt Farmers Market-April 27!

Posted 4/25/2017

EFM announcement APRIL 27EFM announcement APRIL 27

Read the rest of this entry »

Welcome Berkshire-Blacks!

Posted 4/7/2017

We are enjoying the happy grunts of five, healthy Berkshire-Black piglets on the farm! Soon as they are out of the barn, most are snout-down rooting up some tall fescue. Spot here, seems just as curious about what I am up to as I am about whether she will be easily trained to the electric fencing ...
Berkshire-Black piglets day 1Berkshire-Black piglets day 1

Read the rest of this entry »