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Farmgate Sales – Fall Season

We are open for farm-gate sales on Fridays & Saturdays during the fall season. Look for “Produce for Sale” signs on Sawmill Road & Snyder’s Flats Road. If signs are not up, we are not available . We look forward to having you drop in.  

Fall Harvest Coming In

Potatoes, beets, sweet potatoes, cabbage, celery root (celeriac) all coming in from the field for our customers.

Bees at Rest

The hives are silent as the wind blows and the snow falls. The bees  are tucked away forming a cluster in the center of the hives. The bees’ primary goal is to keep the queen  alive and fed. They move very slowly from the outside to the center of the cluster, where the queen is.  […]

Planning the Gardens

Now is the time I am pouring over the seed catalogs looking for new vegetables to trial and new varieties to bring additional diversity to our CSA boxes and restaurant chefs. Possible veggy trials may include; pole beans, radicchio (again), lemon balm. Possible new varieties of hot peppers,  garlic (softneck), tomatoes (heirloom). Dale

Bees are loving this summer

In the two years we have been tending bees and their hives, I can’t believe how quickly they are packing in the honey. Let’s hope they keep it up.

This is the Strangest Summer

Typically the month of August is when we experience the “dog days of summer”. So far we have had a mixed bag of moderately warm and overcast rainy days. When is the heat coming ?  Not complaining ….. moisture is good in limited quantities.  

Work Opportunities on the Farm

Our vegetable farm is looking for part time workers again this spring, summer and fall. Past experience in growing vegetable crops is not mandatory. Teenagers and adults can apply. Typically 14 to 20 hours per week. Call 519-585-7784 ask for Dale or Linda

Feeling the Itch

There’s nothing like getting your hands dirty to bring on the itch to get going with the gardens. As of last week the leeks, peppers and parsley are planted into seeding flats in the greenhouse. Can’t wait to see them poke their heads through the soiless mix.

Good News amid the Cold Weather

Good old Wiarton Willy ! 6 more weeks of winter. The cold weather this winter is great for fighting germs. So, romping in the fresh snow and skating on outdoor rinks is good for you. Similarity, the colder the weather the higher the mortality rate for those pests and plant chewing bugs hibernating along the […]