We are so excited to be welcoming Roxanne, Jamey & Oliver, our friends from Salad Bowl Gardens back today! Each Tuesday from now until the end of September, they deliver fresh organic produce to the 30 shareholders of their Community Supported Agriculture initiative from our driveway.
Roxanne was recently featured in Lifestyle Magazine in the Globe & Mail:
“AN ORGANIC GROWER’S TALE
As a teenager, Roxanne Beavers began volunteering at a demonstration organic garden in her hometown of Peterborough, Ont. It soon turned into a summer job, and the beginning of a lifelong infatuation. “I really fell in love with gardening and plants and growing food,” says Beavers. “I think I’ve gardened every summer since then in some way… It’s really kind of like the best, most local food you can have, to grow it yourself.”
Now living in Lower Onslow, N.S., Beavers has turned her green thumb into her livelihood. By day she works as an agricultural consultant specializing in organic inspection and research. At the same time, she tends to her own organic garden and has been selling at the farmers’ market in nearby Truro for the past five years. Her operation, Salad Bowl Gardens, proudly runs under a philosophy of “24 hours from fridge to field to fork,” with greens picked the day before the market.”
This is our second year being a part of Salad Bowl Gardens and are looking forward to receiving our bag today, filled with spicy salad mix, Arugula, Spinach, Radishes, Edible Flowers, a large bunch of Rhubarb and farm-fresh eggs! Roxanne also made jars of Rhubarb-Orange Chutney – yum!
I think Eggs Florentine will be on the breakfast menu tomorrow!
Salad Bowl Gardens: http://saladbowlgardens.wordpress.com/
Belgravia B&B: http://www.belgravia.ca/