Radical Homestead Spring Newsletter

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The Bees Are Alright!

It has been a long cold winter for the bees. Sadly, we suffered our first ever winter hive loss in more than 5 years of beekeeping. We went into winter with 14 strong hives and one didn’t make it. However we are happy to report that our remaining hives appear to be strong and are doing well. Overall, one hive loss in five years is really good considering the high number of hive losses that have been occurring across Ontario,

This spring will be the first spring for the hives we established at the Just Food Farm site last June. By the looks of it there will be lots of early pollen and nectar sources from the great diversity of plants and trees in the area. We think there is even more available to them at the Just Food Farm compared to what’s available to our bees up in the Pontiac. We’re quite anxious to see how the bees build up this year.


Sign up for our Introductory Natural Beekeeping Program

Looking for an endless source of inspiration, awe, and excitement?

Consider beekeeping as a hobby, passion, or even as a career. Join Radical Homestead on a journey of hands-on learning about bees and beekeeping with our Introductory Natural Beekeeping Program that will take you from curious to connoisseur!

See our web page to find out more http://radicalhomestead.ca/workshops/introductory-natural-beekeeping-program/

Be sure to register early because the program will be limited to only 6-8 people and we’re already half full.

Registration Ends April 9th. First class is April 11th, 2015.


Upcoming Fermentation Workshops

Saurkraut, kimchi, sourdough bread, and kombucha!

Fermented foods can be mysterious and intimidating. We will provide you with the knowledge, skills, and confidence to make your own healthy fermented foods and drinks.

Join us at one of our upcoming Fermentation Basics Workshops:

  • Sunday, April 19th, 20151-4pm
  • May 3rd, 20151-4pm
  • Sunday, June 7, 2015, 1-4 pm.


Fermented Foods Subscription

Love fermented foods but don’t have time to do it yourself?

Sign up for our Fermented Foods CSA and let Radical Homestead do all the dirty work.

This subscription supplies nutrient-dense, probiotic food while building a supportive relationship between producer and consumer. We partner with local organic farms by sourcing their excess vegetables and making use of the local bounty! Not only does it support local growers, but it is affordable and makes eating highly nutritious food that much easier.

Visit our website to learn more or to sign up for an annual, quarterly, or seasonal share. http://radicalhomestead.ca/fermented-foods-csa/

Market Dates

The Just Food Farm Stand opens in early July. Keep an eye on our Facebook page for the 2015 season launch!