Fall 2014

My apologies to all who have been trying to reach me through this blog.  I have inadvertently locked myself out of my site on my home computer, so until I get that fixed I have trouble reaching you all to update the page.  I can be reached directly at smileyo at xplornet dot ca if you are looking for a quicker response.  I am currently working on another abunadh site that will have online shopping capability but time is limited at this time of year.

I have garlic available this year in very limited quantities.  Bulbs are $4 each plus shipping.  Varieties available are as listed below:

Korean Purple – 6-10 medium sized, deep purple skinned cloves.  Good keepers, great hot flavor.

Hutterite Purple – 4-6 large cloves per head, purple skins. Med. hot flavor.  Good keeper.

Polish Jenn – 4-6 cloves of good sized, light pink skins, good holding ability over winter and medium hot spicy flavor.

Ukrainian Mavniv – 4-6 large cloves per head.  Heads are light pink/purple tinged, store well and of great med-hot flavor.

Ukrainian Hot – 6-12 medium sized cloves, tinged deep pink/purple with excellent hot garlic flavor. Keeps well over winter, but tends to sprout earlier than others.

BC Sicilian – 10-15 flattish medium sized cloves in a loose squat, large head.  White skins, good flavor, milder than others. Keeps ok.

The orders will be placed first come, first served with a limit of one head of each type for now.

I will also have many new potatoes and Jerusalem Artichokes if anyone is interested and will update in the next week.  I will also post the new site when it is ready, so keep posted and thanks for your patience.

Talk to you soon,

Denise

Successful Completion

Hi everyone;

Thanks to all who came by our tables at the Seedy Events this year and said hi and picked up some things or signed our petition.  Most people do not know that Monsanto is trying to sneak that bill into the legislation in Canada.  Your support and interest is great.  You are right to be shocked that they are attempting to stop farmers from selling seed and saving and sharing across Canada.  So again, thank you for supporting small farmers in Canada.  In case you did not get a chance to sign it, you can go to http://www.nfu.ca and read all about it and join the fight there.

We had many people come by and ask important questions about who we are and where we are and we did our best to answer you all, with all the volume at our tables.  Thanks to my wonderful daughters Yara and Meaghan for their help and support.  I could not do what I do without them.  Will post a photo when I get a chance.

And mostly thanks to all of you who help support seed saving and sharing in Alberta and across the world.  It is encouraging when so many of you care to grow open-pollinated seeds.

Keep on growing,

Thanks,

Denise