Winter finally ended and we’re looking forward hopefully to better weather than the summer of 2017.
On Victoria Day we transplanted our giant pumpkins at the farm in Richmond Hill in preparation for your Thanksgiving and Halloween displays. As in Muskoka, it was a beautiful summer day.
Fall has come around again and we are preparing for Thanksgiving and Halloween. After a particularly wet summer the pumpkins are extra large and heavy. Conversely, because of the extreme heat early this fall our local turkey grower has warned us that the fresh turkeys won’t be as big this Thanksgiving.
After a wet and cool June start, the cottage season was looking like a repeat of the past few years. Thankfully July, August and September enjoyed warmer and sunnier weather than we’ve had for some time and we all had a memorable summer. Fall is here and after Thanksgiving it’s time to start preparing for winter.
After a late winter and short spring, Ontario field-grown fruits and vegetables are beginning to reach the local markets. Asparagus leads the charge every summer and this year the quality and taste has been exceptional. There is still time to enjoy but the season always ends too soon.
Fresh Ontario strawberries are in our Port Sandfield Market now! Warm weather has made the berries extra sweet.