How To Harvest Garden Herbs

 

If you’re planting fresh herbs right now you’re probably super eager to start using them. We’re all dreaming of basil pesto and guacamole spiked with cilantro fresh from the garden. If you are new at this you can start with chinese cabbage seeds that are very easy to germinate and grow.

Here are some tips to ensure those new herbs are ready for you to use.  Continue »



COVID-19 Field notes from Fiesta

Hi folks!

How are you making out?

Yeah, us too🤷🏿‍♀️.

Somehow, in the midst of a global pandemic, this week felt particularly disorienting.

It wouldn’t feel right to jump into grocery, gardening and community news without acknowledging some of what went down this week. People being accosted, hurt, and killed because of their skin colour. Pigment. Culture.

We know it’s nothing new. We know it happens Everywhere. In the US. In Canada. In Toronto. Parkdale is achingly close to home.

We know that the tragedies and near tragedies that took place this week are just a few currently visible signals of systemic, institutionalized inequity. Massive, pervasive, perpetual unfairness. The challenge is so big it’s hard to fathom let alone confront.

So we mostly do our best to not be part of the problem.

But when the problem is “the way things are,” not changing things IS being part of the problem.

Here’s one small thing people can do. Contribute to a gofundme for Regis Korchinski Paquet. Or to The Stop, around the corner. Or FoodShare.

This wasn’t supposed to be a lecture, it just felt like, since we have a teeny tiny platform, that we should say something.

Today we’d like to tell you about:

  • Some good news
  • COVID-19 precautions updates
  • Garden Centre News

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Fiesta Gardens closed until May 23rd

Fiesta Gardens will be closed until Saturday, May 23rd to help ensure the ongoing safety of our staff and customers. All deliveries and scheduled curb-side pickups are temporarily on hold.

We’ll continue to provide updates as the situation unfolds and thank you for your continued support!

For the latest on our response to COVID-19, please check out our dashboard.



Shopping in the time of COVID-19 Update

Dear Fiesta folk,

It’s time for a check-in. Today we’ll cover:

  1. New policies at the store + garden centre
  2. Garden Centre Update ⚘
  3. Victoria Day Long Weekend hours ♛

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Fiesta Gardens Update

Dear Fiesta Gardeners,

Thanks for working with us through our pivot to pickup and delivery. For all of you have inquired about our plans to open our doors in light of the Ontario Government’s recent announcement, your patience is about bear fruit (see what we did there?).

The Garden Centre will open Tuesday, May 12th.

But it won’t be business as usual. We’ll be employing the lessons learned by the grocery store.  Continue »