A very important aspect of thoughtful farm is our garden and our horticulture crops. Our garden crops include five different types of potatoes, corn, peas, brocolli, tomatoes, carrots, turnips, kale, onions lettuce, asparagus, beets, cabbage, cauliflower, parsnips, beans Jerusalem artichokes, and various others from time to time (endamame beans..etc). These crops are grown organically and for the most part we can say we have a 100 foot diet. Of course we can a variety of the produce grown and make our own sauerkraut. Wendy is always on the lookout for new ways to prepare and utilize our garden crops. As well as the produce we have fruit crops…raspberries, strawberries, rhubarb, currants, gooseberries and grapes…YES grapes and in some years quite a lot of them. Our fruit trees include various cherries, apples, pears, plums, and saskatoons. Fruit is made into fruit leathers, canned, eaten fresh or in the case of the pears and apples made into delicious cider with our cider press. There is a wide variety of edible mushrooms in our area and we often store them by simply drying them. We also have a patch of wild hazelnuts and tame Russian almonds. Our shelterbelts produce delicious sea buckthorn berries and also Saskatoon and buffaloberries. Some new additions to the hort. Mix include haskap berries, blueberries and some nut trees.(long term adventure). With the hort mix we have there is always an opportunity to change cultural practice or use of the varieties we grow.

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