Produce For October 14, 2023
Elderberry syrup is now available at the Garden market. Thanks to Mojo Jojo Pickles our elderberries have been processed into a nutrient rich syrup.
Only Saturday markets for the remainder of the season (which, we’re hoping will be another couple of weeks, weather permitting.)
Bulk sales of potatoes, onions and beets continue ($12 for a 10-pound bag), and still lots of garlic and tomatoes for winter too.
Market hours this week are:
Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
The Edmonton Social Planning Council (ESPC) held a lunch and learn event at the Green & Gold Community Garden on October 4. Long time Garden volunteers Jennifer, Dion and Cynthia presented to a group of attendees in the orchard. Please see the latest issue of the ESPC’s Community Matters newsletter (September 2023) for interesting articles all about food security. The entire issue is such a good read! Cassandra Sperling interviewed a couple of folks from the Garden and wrote a wonderful article about it starting on page 15. Please see below for a link to the ESPC website as well as they have many other super interesting resources available for your reading pleasure!
Many thanks to Brett Lambert, at the ESPC, for organizing this event.
Please note: There’s no custom picking by volunteers or self-serve at the kiosk again this year. Instead, we have a designated shopping area at the front of the garden. Please line up at the south end and a volunteer will help guide you through the shopping area filling a bag with the pre-picked/packaged produce you choose to buy. A cashier will be located at the north end of the shopping area. A whiteboard with produce prices will be on display for customers.
We want to make everyone feel welcome and safe at the garden, so please feel free to wear a mask if you want to. Hand sanitizer will also be available.
Location: For those of you who haven’t visited before, the Garden is located on the South Campus of the University of Alberta. Enter the University Farm off 60th Ave. Turn left at the T intersection (118th St) and you’ll see us just across the road from the old barn. On transit – we’re about a 15-minute walk from the South Campus LRT station. A map and further directions to the garden are available at: www.greengoldgarden.com/visit.
See you at the Garden!
- Onions (bulb & green)
- Pumpkins (limited)
- Squash (limited)
- Swiss chard (limited)
- Turnips (hakurei, salad turnip)