Archive for January, 2013

Frisch Farms – First Garden Dig 2013

Frisch Farms - First Garden Dig 2013

Starting the laborious task of digging up some of the roots from a hidden tree stump amongst trailing blackberry bushes and ivy in one of our new gardens for 2013!
It is still a little early, but I am eager!
Thanks to our volunteer, Eri for helping to cut back some of blackberry bush and ivy to clear some way for a garden!

Dirt from the dig.

Dirt from the dig.

Close up of the blackberry stems.  Very sharp so use heavy duty gloves for handling these!

Close up of the blackberry stems. They are very sharp so use heavy duty gloves when doing anything with this plant other than taking a picture!

Hyper-Local Urban Farming in Vancouver with Frisch Farms

Frisch Farms is committed to hyper-local farming – defined as vegetables grown, harvested and enjoyed within a 3 km radius of the headquarters in Shaughnessy on 16th in Vancouver, Canada.

When you support a hyper-local farm like Frisch Farms through the CSA share program you can enjoy nutritionally rich and amazingly fresh vegetables on a weekly basis throughout the summer.
Get in touch with us to learn more about the 2013 CSA share season. The hyper-local farming model is sustainable for the long-term future and practically eliminates any carbon footprint during the food production process from seed to harvest. This also saves thousands of litres of water and gasoline in the process and is in line with the Greenest City 2020 Action Plan set in motion by the City of Vancouver.  I want your support!

Hyper-local is what Frisch Farms is all about.
Your garden, your vegetables, my passion.

Frisch Farms is committed to maintaining your edible gardens for optimizing food production while minimizing ecological impact on the city, the country and the planet.  We plan to reduce the total water and gasoline used to grow, harvest and distribute vegetables relative to food production outside of the city.

Frisch Farms is committed to reducing the average “farm-to-plate” distance from 2400 km to 3 km. Our vision is to create a hyper-local and sustainable vegetable garden system that is inter-dependent on the members within the Frisch Farms CSA family. Frisch Farms delivers the vegetables via bicycle to all members as part of the hyper-local strategy.

Urban Farmers

Urbanfarmers.ca is the local BC based resource and home for many farming co-ops that are growing in numbers in Vancouver.  At last weekend’s Winter Farmers Market, I met up with Chris of FoodPedalers.ca and he also runs Urban Farmers.  He bikes microgreens around the city in a hyper local farming initiative, basically eliminating the carbon footprint. I like that!

I also just discovered Craig of Kitsilano Farms and he is doing some great things farming in this neighbourhood!
Shout outs to Emi of Yummyyards.ca because her logo is so cute.
If you are or know of someone interested in converting their yard into a garden, let me know!
This is a free service!
I would like to grow vegetables in your garden that I maintain and build for a share of the produce.
Why not use empty space for fresh vegetables and healthy eating?

Frisch Farms Indoor planting schedule

Here is a partial list of some vegetables in the planning process and their respective dates when they are expected to be planted indoors:
Broccoli – Feb 21-Mar 7
Brussels sprouts – Feb 21-Mar 7
Cabbage – Feb 21-Mar 7
Cauliflower  – Feb 21-Mar 7
Celery  –  Feb 21-Mar 7
Cucumbers  –  Mar 22-Apr 5
Lettuce –   Mar 7-22
Melons  –  Mar 22-Apr 5
Peppers  –  Feb 21-Mar 7
Pumpkins  –  Mar 22-Apr 5
Squash  –  Mar 22-Apr 5
Tomatoes    Feb 21-Mar 7

Can’t wait!

Happy New Year 2013 from Frisch Farms

We are looking forward to a wonderful growing season ahead!  Happy New Year to you and we wish you all the best in 2013 with health and happiness. I am searching for residential yards in Kitsilano, Shaughnessy, and Mt. Pleasant to convert your yard into a vegetable garden. Contact us for more information.Frisch Farms House Flyer