Harvest update – late September

September 22nd, 2010 by Admin

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Slowly but surely, the grain is coming. Rainy weather in August and September and an overall slower growing season meant that fields were harvested a good deal later than in 2009. Luckily, thanks to Jim, Diane and the kids at Cedar Isle, most of the hard work is now done, and we anticipate delivering your grain for milling in about a week’s time. Anita’s Organics will again be our milling partner this year, and we are looking forward to working with them.

More about this year’s share

Your 20kg share will arrive as four 5kg bags this year, rather than last year’s larger bags. We hope that this smaller format will make transportation, storage, sharing and trading easier for everyone. As we mentioned before, the harvest is still making its way in out of the fields – this means that the final share breakdown is yet to be determined. We’ll let you know as soon as we do!

Distribution

Our goal is to host this year’s distribution over the Thanksgiving weekend (October 9, 10, 11). If all goes as planned, you could be using Urban Grains flour to bake your Thanksgiving pies. Distribution options have been narrowed down to two sites in east Vancouver; we will alert you as soon as a decision is reached and location and times are confirmed. Please stay tuned, and as always feel free to contact us at urbangrains@ffcf.bc.ca.

Thanks!

In our second year of operation, we at Urban Grains are more thankful than ever for your continued support. By being a part of our CSA, you are making a significant difference in closing the gap between grower and consumer, providing the necessary support and capital for the growing season, and participating in a delicious enterprise. We are inspired by your enthusiasm!

We’ll be back soon with more details. In the meantime, prepare your homes for the arrival of Urban Grains!

4 Responses to “Harvest update – late September”

  1. Amber Says:

    Thanks so much for the update – I was beginning to wonder what was up with the wheat! :)

  2. David Says:

    Will there be “ride sharing” for the grain again? It was a great idea last year – reducing the # of people driving out…

  3. Chelsea Says:

    Great to see the update! The long weekend’s a bit tricky for me because we’ll be out of town spending Thanksgiving with family… if it does end up getting distributed over that weekend, would alternate arrangements also be possible?

  4. Penny Says:

    Yes, thanks for the update. Looking forward to the tasty grain!

    I also will be out of town over the Thanksgiving weekend, and not returning until October 14 or 15th. I too would be interested in alternate arrangements.

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