Posts Tagged ‘harvest’

Why Temporary Foreign Workers Are So Important Right Now

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Temporary foreign workers play a vital part in planting, harvesting and packing the produce we eat across this country every day. Until the Covid-19 crisis, their role was a quiet one, unseen but nevertheless hugely important. In a recent story for the Globe and Mail, Tavia Grant and Kathryn Blaze-Baum reported on the current state of Canadian farms waiting for their crews to arrive. Here’s why those temporary foreign workers are so important to our food supply and how it will affect you at home. A workers compensation attorney саn help уоu understand уоur rights аnd limitations аѕ уоu file a claim аnd pursue relief fоr thе injuries аnd оthеr damages уоu hаvе suffered. Thе lawyer уоu hire оr consult wіth саn explain thе basics оf pursuing a claim аgаіnѕt a coworker оr employer. You can check my site for more about the worker compensation attorney. Continue »



Harvesting your Herbs: Dill Seed

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One of the joys of summer is anticipating and celebrating the arrival of seasonal fruits, vegetables and herbs. Many of these have a very short season, so part of their allure lies in their ephemerality. Take dill, for example; one day you have a gorgeous, bushy plant supplying fragrant delicate fronds for all manner of gustatory pleasure, and in the blink of an eye it starts to go to seed. Continue »



Flight of the Concord Grapes

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Sad but true, summer is drawing to a close. And though most Ontario fruit has come and gone, there are still a few late summer windfalls that are just coming into their own. Grapes, for example, are a fruit practically synonymous with fall, and no self-respecting cornucopia would be caught dead without having clusters of deep purple, pale green or dusky blue grapes spilling out of them. Continue »



The End of Summer

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Hey I fooled you. It’s not the end of summer. Just because the kids are back at school and a few overly enthusiastic leaves have started turning colour, it doesn’t mean summer is over. Not for another two weeks yet. A whole two weeks!

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Plant Profile: Egyptian Walking Onions

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The Baroque twisty-ness of the Walking Onion.

Do these onions really walk like an Egyptian? Read on. This unique, heirloom perennial onion plant (Allium proliferum) serves both an ornamental and edible garden function. Once you have Egyptian walking onions in your garden, you’ll never again have a “we’re out of onions” moment. Your onion supply will be there, faithfully waiting. Yes, the onion bulbs, or bulblets, that grow on the top of its stalk are small, like teeny shallots. Still, they make a great addition to any recipe when you need onions and are out of the big round ones.

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