The Science Of Eggs: Size, Shell And Yolk Colour

Blue eggs!?! Our Ameraucana chickens have started to lay! With the extra splash colour in egg flats, we're getting questions from customers that we answer here. Why are some eggs eggs smaller? At around 20 weeks of age young hens, or…

The Science of Eggs: Size, Shell and Yolk Colour

  • February 28, 2018
Benefits Of Broth & Stock: The Evidence

Yummy, rich and versatile, stock is a staple in our house. Here's the boil down (ha!) of the evidence-based benefits of broth and stock, to the best of my knowledge. While there are few scientific studies on the health benefits…

Benefits of Broth & Stock: The Evidence

  • February 20, 2018
Recipe: Borscht With Pork

BORSCHT with PORK Adapted from Rebar: Modern Food Cookbook, we love this winter recipe. It is a favourite when we get a winter CSA share from Bee Loved Gardens or winter bundles from Orchard Hill Farm. Traditional recipes use beef stock and pork or…

Recipe: Borscht with Pork

  • March 6, 2018
Conservation In Action

Improving water quality and enhancing biodiversity within our watershed, Catfish Creek, is a paramount goal for our agroecosystem. To do this, we are rooted in 3Rs: Regeneration, Resiliency and Relationships. As part our strategy, we designed and constructed several wetlands and swales. We are fortunate…

Conservation In Action

  • March 2, 2018
Farm Note February 2018

We've had the pleasure of reading a lot this winter - a selection as diverse as our summer podcast schedule (farming, Taoism, Brené Brown!!!, project-based homeschooling and beyond). Thanks to recommendations from friends, Sarah is enjoying experimenting in the kitchen with a new…

Farm Note February 2018

  • February 21, 2018
Recipe: Instant Pot Chicken Stock

INSTANT POT CHICKEN STOCK I have a stove top pressure cooker that I have used less and less frequently in the last few years, but I am new to electric "one pot" pressure cookers. After a month of using an Instant…

Recipe: Instant Pot Chicken Stock

  • February 18, 2018
Recipe: Creamed Chicken

CREAMED CHICKEN This has always been one of Sarah's favourite meals, a comfort food that her Oma would cook. It remains one of our family's favourites, especially in the winter since it is hearty. We love it with buckwheat crêpes (which…

Recipe: Creamed Chicken

  • February 18, 2018
Recipe: Roasted Chicken

ROASTED CHICKEN Pasture-raised chickens are a different product than conventionally-raised chicken, including conventionally-raised chickens fed organic feed. In addition to being flavourful and juicy, they tend to cook faster - maybe because they exercise their muscles or aren't injected with water…

Recipe: Roasted Chicken

  • February 15, 2018
Nature’s Finest Fund 2018

One night last December, Drake and I stayed up late - huddled over the laptop with warmed milk - to work on The Big Carrot's Nature's Finest Fund application. While it was a long shot given our current limited capacity to…

Nature’s Finest Fund 2018

  • February 13, 2018