As the daily sunlight dwindles, so does the abundance of produce at our Seed Farm. The last of the tomatoes and cucumbers are gone and what is left is reserved for seed. Our drying room is filled to the brim with seeds being processed and dried. We are fortunate to grow many late-season crops that we are donating to the Food Stash Foundation. Our more recent harvests have consisted of cabbage, green onions, kale, collards, and radicchio. In total, we have donated approximately 1400 lbs of produce.
Our first-generation acorn x delicata squash cross found a home at the Union Gospel Mission in New Westminster. Mike Miller, head chef of the program, joined us for an afternoon of chopping squash and scooping out seeds. Mike turned the de-seeded squash into a side dish for one of his daily meals that feed around 100 people. Above all, Mike was happy to make the community connection with us. His dedication to building and feeding the community is admirable and one that we hope to emulate.