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Mama, don't let your babies grow up to be cowboys


Happy Mother’s Day!!!!!

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In the Garden
It will happen. There will be a nice weekend day that you will just want to get into the garden and work and plant and enjoy. It will happen. Yesterday was not it. Today – probably not. But maybe this week. Don’t worry, it’s not too late. We can’t even plant too many things yet in this here part of the world due to risks of frost right up until June. Get your pea, carrot, lettuce seed ready. Grab some broccoli, cabbage, onion transplants and stick all that in the ground first chance you get. It will be great. BTW, did you know most market gardeners plant onions from transplants NOT from sets? It’s cheaper and works just as well. Happy Mother’s Day everyone.

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I love sunshine, do you?


Good Day

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In the Garden
Nothing much is happening in the garden is it? A little sunshine will work wonders now that the snow is mostly gone. Chives, rhubarb, garlic, fiddleheads, asparagus – oh the things to look forward to. Until then, find a greenhouse grower with some greens online here or at the Country Market or in The True North Community Coop and live vicariously through them!

Good Growing





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We Blog, weblog


Good Day

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In the Garden
The ground is starting to unthaw as the snow melts! Spring run-off is a great time to assess the flow/drainage of water around your growing areas. While we’re not likely to see similar levels of water all at once again, you can definitely watch where it’s gathering or doing the most damage and plan to divert or restructure those areas. A little planning will mitigate damage to future crops in that spot. There’s nothing worse (remember last year) than planting a big section of your garden only to see it wiped out in a rain event. As soon as you can get the soil loosened up and warmed a bit, you can think about planting cold tolerant crops. Its a bit of a risk this early, but if you’re only doing small areas it won’t take long and there’s a big reward to have the first peas/carrots/beets/lettuce in the neighbourhood. Check our our seed starting pamphlet for more info – it’s free to download and there’s some great seeds available online too.

In the Superior Seasons Weekly
If you read below you’ll see the collection of social media stories that paper.li curates for us. One of them is a story Michael Pollan re-tweeted about glyphosate (round-up) health dangers. What didn’t show up is that Pollan later tweeted that the story was dubious due to a lack of proper research – and this despite it being originally published by Reuters! Ahh, the perils of instant communication. Another good reminder to be as thorough as possible in forming our opinions. Of course you can just blindly trust everything we write…

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Earth Day Edition


Good (Earth) Day

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Earth Day
Hopefully earth day makes you think of food! With so many great local options showing up on our store, at the Country Market, or at True North Community Co-op – you have great choices already this season to support local agriculture.

Caribou Restaurant is also having a Earth Day theme tonight by offering mostly local specials! Check it out HERE. I think there’s still lots of space available AND each diner gets a $10 coupon for Belluz Farms Garden Centre and a package of heirloom/organic garden seeds!

One of the media themes lately has been the idea that we need to produce more and more food for a growing middle class around the world. In reality, we waste close to 50% of the food farmers produce due to the distribution systems involved and the desire to have everything available everywhere whenever anyone might decide they want it. Maybe instead of just growing more, we can do more with what we grow already?

In the Garden
The first greens are coming out of greenhouses now, the farm animals are having their babies, the soil is loose and ready…(okay 2 out of 3 isn’t bad). While this weather seems daunting, it hasn’t impacted the growing season yet. With a frost free date still far away in early June, there’s only a few things that you could really plant soon anyways. Check our our seed starting pamphlet for more info – it’s free to download and there’s some great seeds available online too.

Good Growing





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Spring weather, No. Salad greens, YES!


Good Day

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In the Garden
The first greens are coming out of greenhouses now! We’ve got some online in the store and I’ve heard there’s some sprouts at the Country Market as well! It may not look like spring outside, but the growers are persevering (what else is new!). Next week is the Home and Garden show at the CLE grounds. If you haven’t picked up some seeds yet, or got inspired to think about gardening then a trip to the show is probably going to work magic for you. Have a happy easter everyone.

Good Growing





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Blog March 16th!


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In the Garden
This extra snow is really going to help us in the long run (even if you hate shovelling it)! So far we’re on a more normal (30 year historically speaking) spring trajectory. Prolonged winter helps keep moisture in the ground, pests from getting a head start, and planning time on track. Why not take stock of some of the stored vegetables you still have left to help make a better plan for next year’s root cellar (or remind yourself of what you really wished you had more of!) If you can’t grow it all yourself – there’s a few farms around now that are offering larger volume shares for canning or preserving.

Good Growing





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Spring Fever


Good Day

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In the Garden
Spring is around the corner. I can feel it. Although I am secretly hoping for another few snow days to help build up our water reserves. Agriculture is responsible for about 70% of fresh water usage. Modern varieties are often selected and grown for their size which means they’re also receptacles for more water (but not necessarily more nutrients!) which we then truck from great distances and proceed to waste approximately 50%. Crazy.
Growers on this site are doing lots of great things to reduce water usage where possible including drip irrigation, building soil organic matter, using mulches, choosing more drought resistant varieties, etc. Do a little research for your garden this winter so you’re ready to implement water reduction strategies this spring!

Seedy Days
There’s a couple of seed events I know of happening right away. Seedy Sunday is happening tomorrow, March 3 at Baggage Centre Arts Building and next week a Seedy Saturday will be held in Gillies. Find ’em, check em out!

Good Growing





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Ski the Loppet Sponsors!


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It’s the last few days to register to Ski the Loppet! Click this link HERE to get registered. The Superior Seasons Market Store is proud to sponsor active, family sport events like the Loppet (partly because we know you’ll be hungry for great, nutrient dense foods when you’re done!!!). Look for our banner and some of our available ingredients at the Breakfast next Sunday!

Ordering Reminders! We are still offering HOME DELIVERY to Individual customers on Wednesdays! CLICK HERE, until Monday at 4:30 pm for Wednesday options. Deliveries occur normally between 12 and 2pm, but let us know if that doesn’t work for you and we’ll try to accommodate.

In the Garden
Our first order of garden seed packs arrived the other day! Watch for available garden packages for sale on Superior Seasons soon. Sally will be putting together some easy combinations of what some experienced gardeners consider to be the best varieties for our area. If you’ve ever had trouble getting kids to eat vegetables – try letting them plant, grow and eat them fresh right out of their own garden or large container. Then try to stop them from “ruining their appetite for dinner eating all those carrots”!

Good Growing





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Have you been to the website lately? Tell us what you think! We’re having a vendors meeting next week to discuss ideas.

Ordering Reminders! We are still offering HOME DELIVERY to Individual customers on Wednesdays! CLICK HERE, until Monday at 5pm for Wednesday options. Deliveries occur normally between 12 and 2pm, but let us know if that doesn’t work for you and we’ll try to accomodate.

In the Garden
Did you test your soil last fall? Good growers test every couple of years to make sure they are balancing the needs of their crops with the rotations and inputs they’re adding to the soil. Remember – any time you harvest something and transfer that organic matter into you stomach! you are taking something away from your soil that needs to be replaced somehow. That would happen slowly over time from adding organic materials and good crop rotations, or you can test your soil and look for the specific nutrients you need to add in more precise amounts. Focus on pH, organic matter %, phosphorous, potassium, calcium and magnesium in your test results. Nitrogen is also very important but fluctuates easily and is hard to get accurate tests for the home garden. Maintaining healthy soil with a pH of 6.5-7, an organic matter percentage over 3 percent and adding a small amount of a nitrogen and calcium source every year should take care of most nutrients. Home gardeners probably only need to test every 4 or 5 years to help make their garden the best it can be. Check with the L.U. soil lab this spring – it’s inexpensive and easy to do (provided the ground isn’t frozen solid like right now!!) Your local garden centres should also have an expert around to consult on good quality inputs for your garden come spring.

Good Growing





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Come see our new look!


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Have you been to the website lately? Tell us what you think!

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Valentine’s Day
Superior Seasons is loaded with great options for the locavore/foodie or hard to buy for! From books to preserves, flour, vinegars, veggies and meats. You can’t go wrong. The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach and I’ve heard rumours that most females really, really appreciate a thoughtful food gift (wink, wink)

In the Garden
The greenhouses are starting up and getting ready to produce great plants for this spring. Farmers are finishing seed orders and planning for the year. Now’s the time to think about your garden seed, too! Remember to look for varieties for our growing season in the north – generally you want plants that are in the 60-70 days to harvest range maximum. Look for natural disease resistance in the varieties, as well – especially if you’ve seen mildew or blights in your garden in the last couple of years. Most local garden centers will also have a selection of seeds available so talk to them about what varieties will do best in our climate and why they stock the seed they do!

Good Growing





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