Fresh Produce

A selection of the veggie box shares from 2022

It has been our pleasure to provide fresh veg to our community for seven years through the Wiarton Farmers’ Market and weekly fresh veggie box subscriptions.

We are currently pivoting towards completing long term projects on the farm (fencing, increased perennial plantings, a more robust composting system) and away from the  constant vigilance required by annual vegetable production.

We look forward to providing more delicious fresh produce once we have our improved systems in place.

Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions. erin@polkadothenproduce.com

Bean There, Done That (Newsletter)

fresh beans for polka dot hen produce veggie boxes
Fresh beans are coming your way this week.

I’m drawing a bit of a blank tonight regarding what to write about. This heat and humidity really take it out of me. At least the evenings are cooling off a bit.

The individual days kind of blend together into one big mass. Looks like there’s a few more similar days coming our way. So my deja vu may continue.  

But these are great conditions for the “tropicals.” The tomatoes and cucumbers are growing into a jungle. And the beans, oh my. The beans continue to produce more with every rain. And the second planting will soon be bearing as well. Continue reading “Bean There, Done That (Newsletter)”

Patience is a Virtue, Right? (Newsletter)

green beans growing for polka dot hen produce shares
Little green beans are forming in the bean patch. So many veggies are on the verge of taking off. It is hard to be patient.

What was I just saying last week about taking time to appreciate the days? This week I feel like I can’t wait any longer. It’s time for certain veggies to just get on with it already! 

When I peek in the hoop house, there are cherry tomatoes just starting to turn scattered here and there among the greenery. The green beans are starting to fill in and the collards are slowly putting on some size. Little tiny eggplants are starting to form.

Deep breath. Everything in its time. Continue reading “Patience is a Virtue, Right? (Newsletter)”

A Beautiful Summer’s Day (Newsletter)

cup plant blooms at bird's nest garden farm
Cup plant reaches for the sky in July

Haven’t we had some beautiful days lately? I’m taking time to appreciate the beauty of the flowers and the activity of the birds these days. Time is passing and I don’t want to miss a thing. 

The second brood of robins that live over the garage have fledged and moved away from the house. So too, the phoebe family that nests every year under the eaves. Continue reading “A Beautiful Summer’s Day (Newsletter)”