Small blankets of snow are just barely covering the beautiful mountains surrounding the Salmo River Ranch, which means our Farmily us hard at work getting ready for our 20th annual event, happening in just a few short months. Our production garden manager Shannon De Montreuil and her green thumb have transformed our food courts into a temporary greenhouse which will provide ingredients for the thousands of farm-to-table meals for our Shambhala Music Festival volunteers, staff, and guests of our Falls Music Lounge & Farm Fresh Cafe guests nestled in our new Savoy Hotel in Nelson, BC.
Where our beautiful Farmily friends will soon camp for Shambhala Music Festival, there currently sits ten, 100-foot rows of strawberries alongside thousands of heads of cabbage, next to hundreds of tomato and kale plants currently being nourished by the spring showers and sunshine.
Shannon, her production garden assistant Michelle Noel, and their team of over sixty volunteers of all ages from Salmo and other areas around the Kootenays, are dedicating hundreds of man hours sowing the seeds for the thousands of fruits, vegetables, and herbs that will contribute to delicious, fresh meals are just one of the things we’re thankful for here at Shambhala Music Festival.
There’s a lot of new stuff happening this year that we’re looking forward to sharing with you. Check back here for farm updates to see what’s new, what the farm looks like before our festival gets underway, and probably some really cute pictures of animals. Tune into our Instagram for more photos from Friday’s trip!