It can be hard these days to find food you can trust.
We are all looking for food that will best nourish our bodies while least harming the environment. Food that hasn’t been sitting on a truck for days on end while its nutrients diminish to nothing.
We had the same difficulty finding the delicious fresh vegetables that we grew up eating, so we started growing our own.
We are entering our 28th year of growing vegetables from seed to plate, proudly entering our fifth year of selling those vegetables to our local community.
As you see, we are passionate about bringing our freshly harvested produce to market to share with you.
We also love to EAT here at the homestead. So if you have questions on the best way to prepare our fresh local produce, just ask! We cook and eat everything we sell. We are happy to share what we’ve learned. Check out the recipes on this site for a start!
Spring was definitely in the air, so many folks at the Wiarton Farmers Market were ready to talk gardening. It was really fun to geek out on the heirloom tomatoes. Customers were interested, or at least very kind, and let me prattle on about the wonders of Saint Pierre, Cherokee Purple and Matt’s Wild Cherry. I also learned some great new tips for using catnip and lemon balm. I could have easily spent all my earnings with the other vendors at the market. Vending next to the chocolatier…deadly. And so good. I will have to pace myself.
However, there was quite the wind-up before this long-anticipated day. So many things to learn, so many things to consider. Where to start? Continue reading “To Market”
So here we are on the verge of Thanksgiving. We have so many things to be thankful for, even though we can get caught up in the day-to-day whirlwind of life: school, chickens, garden work, cleaning up to host family for the holiday.
I’ve slowed down enough for a quick reflection here, just before I dash to meet the bus. If a picture is worth a thousand words, here are a few thousand words of gratitude from our homestead to yours.
Wishing you a very happy Thanksgiving this weekend…or in November…or both!