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This page contains news, event information, and other items added by myself, the intrepid farmer-in-process at Old 99. I send out a message every week, but most are set with a delete date about two weeks later. I archive some of the posts if they have content other than weekly availability of produce and meat.

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Old 99 Farm, week of Sept 20 2017

Just when I get the egg production back up people slow down their buying! So I have lots of eggs, now on 3 for 2 special. Get some for your friends and relations.

Last week I added baby chard to the list of vegetables we can offer; we had a great crop of perpetual Green Chard, more flavourful than the coloured chards, in the greenhouse. It went to seed before we removed it, and now have several beds full of young chard, suitable for salads or steaming as a side dish, putting smoothies, soups etc.

Also now ready are new crop carrots, beets and lettuce, to add to the cantaloupe, squash, tomatoes (including Beefsteak), garlic, cilantro, parsley, new chives, Russet potatoes, onions, kale, spinach, three kinds of peppers, and arugula.

In the fruits department: apples, blackberries, pears, asian pears, and as mentioned melons and tomatoes.

Meats are still available in good selection. If you want roasting chickens for next winter, please give me your order and deposit of $5 per bird. I have beef, pork, lamb and goose in the freezer.

Another reminder for placing orders for beef quarters and roasting chickens. As soon as I get two orders I’ll take a beef to the butcher.

Healthy eating
Ian and Cami