Friday, October 19, 2018

The End of an Era

Hello veggie enthusiasts!

We announced to our CSA members this week that we will be shutting down our organic vegetable business after a solid 10 seasons of grubs, sweat and tears. It has been an amazing adventure for both of us and we will look back at our Luxy days with fondness. We have met so many amazing customers, employees, interns, and fellow farmers over the years. Many of the friendships we have made are for life. The skills we have acquired are priceless. It's a bittersweet end of an era.

But we're not finished yet! Right now, the crew is outside harvesting for markets this weekend. We have two Saturdays left at the Byron Park Market in Westboro and will continue to sell our veg every Sunday at Lansdowne Park Market until Christmas. We have loads of delicious Luxy garlic that will last until spring if stored properly, in addition to kale, Swiss chard, carrots, beets, potatoes, Hakurei turnips, onions, shallots and leeks.

Come by and stock up while you can! I want to thank everyone who has supported us by either buying our veg or getting your hands dirty to help grow it. We couldn't have done it without you!
I was so touched by the emails received from our CSA members that I've decided to post some of the comments below. I want our current and past employees and interns to feel the love as much as we do!

Enjoy the remainder of fall and we hope to see you at our farmers' market stall before we close for good!

Daizy & Jonny

Thank you so much for supplying us with wonderful organic veggies in the past few years.   We truly appreciated them and all your hard work to produce them.  We would like to wish you all the very best in your future ventures!
- Claire and Jim

Oh we are so sorry! We have really enjoyed eating your veggies. I have discovered so many different recipes that even my kids and husband will eat because of you. We found it such an affordable way to feel good about what we were eating. That being said I was sometimes astonished that you were able to offer such low prices. Thank you for your generosity. We wish you all the best in your future pursuits!

- Elizabeth

Sorry to hear that you're closing up. Luxy veg has been a staple in our house for the last 5 years, and we'll miss you guys.

- Brian

Hi Team Luxy, We will truly miss your wonderful produce, and getting "Luxied" every couple of weeks. For years you have taken such good care of us, and we are truly grateful. All the best in your future endeavours.  

- Louise and Howard

I am sad to see you go. We have enjoyed the fruits of your labour over the past 2 years. You taught me to cook locally and seasonally. I made a lot of wonderful discoveries. Thank you for all your hard work.
- Carole

We are so sorry to hear about the discontinuation of the farming. We have greatly enjoyed the quality and variety of food you brought to our table. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the years of service. We wish you best of luck in your future endeavours.

- Peace, Marc & Marna

We have truly appreciated and enjoyed the delicious food you have grown for us for a decade wow!  Thank you for nourishing us.
- Michele

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