Amma Toronto

July 31: Veggie Harvesting & Sales at the Farm

Veggie harvesting and farm stand sales are in full swing!

Eggplant growingDue to the Civic Holiday, it was a quieter day at the farm. Our small team of dedicated volunteers began with harvesting vegetables and putting up handmade signs by the road to attract buyers to our farm stand. We harvested green beans, Swiss chard, Malabar spinach, kale, zucchini, tomatoes, cucumbers, eggplants, hot green peppers, beets and carrots. We had quite a few happy shoppers drop by. Our big seller this past weekend was the Malabar spinach, a popular green vegetable among the Asian community. Selling at the farm stand gives Farm team a great opportunity to meet and chat with neighbourhood folks.

Our orchards lead reports that pears and apples will be ready closer to the end of August. Lack of rain has slowed down the maturity of the fruits.

Aside from harvesting and selling, our main focus was weeding, working in the orchards and gardens, and grounds maintenance. Weeds grow rapidly obstructing sunlight and depleting the soil of essential nutrients. In order to maintain a healthy garden, it’s imperative to keep it weed free. Some of our dedicated volunteers even dropped by during the week, early in the mornings and in the afternoons to continue weeding. It’s so inspiring to observe such selflessness and hard work.

Although it may seem tedious, pulling out weeds and seeing the garden clean and organized actually feels deeply rewarding and fulfilling. It is also a fun and positive atmosphere. It’s uplifting to see smiling faces all around and feel nourished by the Sun, fresh air and beautiful nature. We’d love to see you at the Farm. Come by for some delicious, organic vegetables or to give us a hand in the garden for any amount of time. For more information or to get involved, please email ammatoronto@ammagroups.org.

Om Lokah Samastah Sukhino Bhavantu

Freshly picked Swiss chard, bitter gourd, cucumber, and tomatoes