Category: News

Hello, Winter Baskets!

This past week we began our monthly basket season. It was completely full of delicious local produce, kicking us off to a great start for the season! We have had a great response to this basket in the past, and want to continue to be able to provide members with amazing seasonal, local foods all year round. As with all of our baskets, we try very hard to include staple foods (potatoes, carrots, onions, mushrooms etc.) and some fun extras (microgreens, salad greens, apple cider, squash, wild rice, apples, and more!) to make sure you’ve got good balance in what you’re eating throughout the month.

We of course try to keep things as diverse as possible to try and break down the idea that there isn’t a huge diversity local, seasonal winter vegetables in the Peterborough area! We work with some fantastic producers who have innovated the local farming sector with season-extending methods that allow us to be spoiled with things like fresh greens all winter long (we’re looking at you, Chick-a-Biddy and Tiny Greens!).

As a reminder, our basket days for this winter are as follows:

  • November 16/17 (success!)
  • December 15/16
  • January 18/19
  • February 15/16
  • March 15/16
  • April 19/20

Jump In for Fall Produce!

Often times, no matter how much you love getting BTB produce, you are just so busy during the summer months. We understand!

You may not be able to join in for our full summer basket program because of your busy summer schedule, but why not sign yourself up to join a bit later in the season when things have calmed down? Many co-op members are making the choice to jump in to our basket program part way through so they can still enjoy much of the late-summer/early-fall produce that they love so much!

To provide some consistency to our farmers by making sure they plan to grow enough food for everyone that wants it, members are securing their food with a deposit in the spring and early summer so they can jump right in when they’re ready!

Join in our Jump-In Program! Email today!

Upcoming Event: Annual General Meeting 2017

Date: Monday, June 19th, 2017
Time: 5:30-9PM
Where: Camp Kawartha Environment Centre

It’s that wonderful time of year again! This year’s AGM is fast-approaching. By the Bushel’s Executive Board  would love to share the achievements of the co-op from the year and to share our big plans for the year to come!  The official agenda and other important documents have will be sent via email to all members.

5:30– A tour of the Environment Centre’s edible garden by Cathy Hooper
6:00– Potluck dinner (please bring main dish, side dish, salad, or dessert to share)
7:00– Annual General Meeting

Family and friends are welcome to attend.  Please RSVP to! See you on June 19th!

Thanks to our volunteers

Thank you to the volunteers that came out to promote By the Bushel at the garden show.  It was good fun and we were able to talk to a lot of people about our coop and how we are working on building a strong food system in the Peterborough region and keeping our food dollars within our community.  Thanks to all our members who through supporting our coop are  growing the number of producers in our area and increasing the ability for Peterborough to support its own food needs.

Upcoming Event: Annual General Meeting

Date: Monday, August 8th, 2016
Time: 6-9PM
Where: Peterborough Lion’s Club

It’s that time of year again! This year’s AGM is fast-approaching. We would love to share our achievements from the past year with all of our members and to share our big plans for the year to come! To reach our collective goals we need your input and your vote. The agenda and other important documents have been sent via email.

The first hour of the evening will be a barbecue and potluck! The co-op will provide all barbecue items and drinks, so all we ask is that members bring sides and desserts to share.

Family and friends are welcome to attend, but only members can vote.  Please RSVP to! See you on August 8th!

Co-op Coordinator Position

We’re hiring!
By The Bushel is seeking an enthusiastic, organised and self-motivated person to co-ordinate the day-to- day operations of the co-op and to help grow our food programs through outreach, education and member engagement.
Please review our job description and submission details: BtB Co-op coordinator job posting.2016

Please send your application to:
by Wednesday August 3, 2016 at 5 pm.  Interviews to take place the following week. All the best!

Call for Recipes with your Photo

As you know, the most exciting part of finding out your basket’s contents is finding out what you can transform them into! By the Bushel tries to provide unique and interesting recipes that go alongside your produce basket to support your endeavour of seasonal eating.

We have an existing database of recipes, but we always love hearing about what YOU do with your seasonal ingredients. If you have a recipe you think is delicious and fantastic, and would like to share with the co-op, we would love to post it on our website and in basket newsletters for all to use when it is applicable.

Criteria for recipe submission:

  • Must include minimum of one seasonal ingredient (from any season).
  • Must include minimum one quality photograph*.
  • Must include name of dish, clear instructions, # of servings, prep time, and cook time (if applicable).
  • Must include credit (the name of the recipe’s creator).

*In order to maintain the quality standards of this website, we ask that the photo clearly show the food item only. We will not accept photos that are blurry, too bright/dark, too close/far away, or that feature people.

By submitting recipes and photos to By the Bushel, you agree to have them published on our website and in newsletters at any time. We will provide credit to contributors on the recipe page. Send recipe and photo submissions to today!