Every Fall CJRB celebrates the harvest season with our local farming families through our Meals in the Field promotion!
A whole host of sponsors helped our staff to bless 4 farming families in the area with a full-course meal delivered to their farm or field.
We brought winners Michael and Jackie Bartley and their family and harvest team their noon time meal to their summit oat field just north of Killarney. "Once this chunk is done we'll be done almost 20% and then we've got about another 4,000 acres to go."
The Bartley farm raises a diversity of crops; oats, peas, wheat, canola and flax. "So far, it's been way better than last year," shares Michael Bartley, "and things are looking promising, that's for sure."
The late spring rains and cooler temperatures made for a late start for planting but the crops have made up for lost time. "They've faired exceptionally well, in my opinion," he says. "It was a little worrisome there at the start but things have sure caught up. I figured we would be maybe starting a week from now but we've been going for a week already."
What turned it around?
"Timely rains, good heat and Mother Nature," he adds with a smile.
To all the sponsors of his Meals in the Field harvest feast, Michael Bartley shares his gratitude. "I'd like to say 'Thank you very much!' It was definitely delicious and very much appreciated. I appreciate it!"
The staff here at CJRB Radio also thank all of our sponsors for their support of our own flavor of a harvest festival! We also wish Michael and his family and their harvest crew all the best during this year's harvest season!
CJRB's 2022 Meals in the Field Sponsors:
- Killarney Tire
- Rocky Mountain Equipment Killarney
- Shur-Gro Killarney
- HyLife Killarney
- Centennial Farm Supply Killarney
- Moore's Building Centre & Farm Supply
- G&R Electric Killarney
- Springhill Lumber Killarney
- Boundary Co-op
- Southwest Agencies Boissevain
- Sunrise Credit Union Boissevain
- Pembina Co-op Minto Agro Centre & Farm Supply
- The Home Hotel Boissevain
- Rocky Mountain Equipment Boissevain