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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 Mar 3 2019

Posted Friday am, just in case some of you are wondering if I sold out last week!

Another cold front hit us this week, normal temp range is -2 to -10 and we’re registering -20 this morning.
The greens are growing, now that we have 10hrs+ sunlight a day, the plants are waking up. Fresh greens on the menu, local and tender: kale, spinach, collards, chard, lettuce. See the online store for all items.
The beef special is held over, still offering 15% off the price of 20lb pack and the quarter.
Pork halves and quarters are available now to place your order, pork born and raised here, fed organic, no medications or GMO. Deposit $50.
Eggs, we will hold over the three for two deal again. Please consider helping your farmer get some local profile: give a dozen eggs to a friend or neighbour and tell them where they come from!

I’m doing a talk on Climate Emergency at the Westdale Library tomorrow Saturday at 11am with discussion at 12 about the Extinction Rebellion movement worldwide. You can register at Eventbrite by clicking the link above.

Artists for Climate Action Apr 13-12 at Spice Factory
AFCA is a group of local Artists makers and creators who have come together compelled to stop and reverse this senseless destruction. Creating awareness and creating action to motivate Hamilton to play its part in tackling the greatest existential threat humankind has ever faced.

It feels appropriate to end with this quote from former Justice Minister and truth-tell, Jody Wilson-Rambo-uld at her testimony on the Lavallin bribery scandal hearing:
“I will conclude by saying this. I was taught to always be careful of what you say — because you cannot take it back — and I was taught to always hold true to your core values and principles and to act with integrity. These are the teachings of my parents, grandparents and community. I come from a long line of matriarchs and I am a truth teller in accordance with the laws and traditions of our Big House — this is who I am and who I will always be.”