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Making Black Currant Jam

Our Black Currant Jam is proving very popular and selling fast. It is time we started making black currant jam again. We strive to highlight the flavour characteristics of black currants so our jams will always have fruit as the … Read More

Cover Crops Conserve Water

When we planted our cover crops, we were often asked why would we plant something that we had no intention to sell. This experiment beautifully shows one of the reasons. Cover crops conserve water! We are also trying to add … Read More

Cleaning Our Irrigation Pond

For the most part, our irrigation pond served us well this summer with only once instance where we thought we would run out of water. It was clear however that access to the pond was not good due to trees … Read More

Haskap Video

Our Haskap video shows the team effort needed to take our approximately 6500 Haskap seedlings from plants to one gallon pots as well as the laying of a combination of leaf mulch and mushroom compost in the field that will … Read More

Planting Black Currants

Planting Our Black Currants We are getting ready to plant approximately 1550 Black Currant plants.  We have chosen to use several different Black Currant cultivars to provide us with the right combinations of fruit and flavours to make our products … Read More

Cover Crop is Up

Our mixed cover crop of oats and red clover is starting to poke through. The oats and clover were planted with the goals of weed suppression, erosion control and supply of green manure. We are hoping to develop a great … Read More