Hello from the gardens, Always interesting this time of year with a multitude of things that could/should get done and then working with what mother nature wants to do
We have been preparing for garlic planting this weekend but the weather looks more like we should focus on the greenhouse. Please see below for plans and opportunities!
Available at Market
New this week:
Red and Russet potatoes as well as Yukon. A great time of year to put some potatoes in the cold cellar (or garage). Great deal for 50lb bag $37. Please order ahead.
Fennel bulbs, a little late to the harvest but so sweet (if you like licorice flavour). I'm roasting some tonight but they make an amazing fresh salad, a tasty addition to grain or pasta salads and just downright tasty fresh treat.
Radish, red or easter egg blend (purple, pink, white & red). Radish are a classic cool season crop and they are juicy with no heat when they get a chance to grow in the cool temps.
Green Onions, I use them in everything and this batch is a mixture of red and white stems.
Regular crops: Stocked up again on Butternut Squash as well as Sweet Potato or Delicatta. Lots of Pepper, Buttercup, Carnival and some baby Spaghetti.
Rainbow Carrots, Sweet Cherry Tomatoes, Slicing Tomatoes, Green Tomatoes, Savoy, Nappa and Green Cabbage (the savoy make amazing cabbage rolls), Beets, Peppers and even a few cucumbers.
Greens, Arugula, Kale, Chard, Salad Mix, Spicy Salad Mix
Fruit: Organic Sweet Apples from 4 Wheel Farm in Creemore, Macintosh, Golden Delicious, Ida Red (a great multi purpose apple that makes the nicest apple sauce)
Herbs, Dill, Cilantro, Parsley
This Weekend now Greenhouse time With the weather looking cool and rainy, it will be a great time to get the greenhouse ready for the winter. Want to learn about hot and cool season crops, how to prepare the soil for a new crop, transplanting, seeding, winter cropping or cracking garlic for planting? Maybe just have some time working in an awesome greenhouse! There's always extra food to take home.
Sat. am 9:30-12 or 1-3, Sun. 1-3.
Thinking roasted squash soup for lunch to keep us warm!
Please let me know if you are interested
Garlic Planting looking at the weather I am hoping that this next week between Tues. and Fri. am we will be able to get most of the garlic planted. Then as a back up the first week of Nov. actually looks good as well. Again, just let me know if you are interested and what works for you.
November Market Stand hours
We are getting away for some family time the first weekend of Nov. so will be closed Nov. 2nd, 3rd & 4th.
The rest of the weekends we will be open
Fri. 2-5, Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-2
Want to order ahead? You can preorder and pickup anytime we are open (or by arrangement). More info coming next week.
Order Now if you are interested in a turkey for Christmas (only 9 left) available Fri. Dec. 21st, $5.50/lb.
Last batch chickens for the season, available as of Nov. 28th, $4.50/lb (over half sold)
To order, drop by the market, call Tom at 705 719 8705 or email Tomkeckes@xplornet.com
Ok, time for more harvesting, tilling and hoping to get the cover crops seeded! Ah we live in hope.
Kim & Tom