It all starts here…
COVID closed our “open door” policy for the past 2 years, but as things start to open up again, we decided to follow suit. If you would like to view our plants and indoor grow operations, call Tammy. She would love to show them off and answer any questions you might have.
Stay tuned. The 2023 season has yet to start. I will need many thousands of plants before I am done, but as the green things start to grow, they will be displayed here along with helpful tips for those of you who are starting plants too.
We take pride in our gardens
We consider ourselves to be “regenerative farmers.” Our focus is on the health of the soil. Each year we add tons of compost to feed the ecology, in return our gardens bless us with healthy plants that reward us with produce fill with vitality. Bugs are another story. They require elbow grease, and an awareness that not all bugs are bad. Some are good, and will help manage the bad ones… It is all part of a healthy ecology. No chemicals or pesticides are needed or used. ‘Tis a happy balance 🙂
It is said: “We should eat vegetables in a variety of colors to get the best nutritional value.” In keeping with this philosophy, we are proud to offer produce in all spectrum’s of the rainbow, and most are heirloom in their varieties.
In 2023, we will be growing the following: Several varieties of sweet peppers which include 2 varieties of no-heat jalapeno’s & habanero’s, but don’t fret, there are 14 varieties of hot peppers with varying heats to meet your needs. Greens which include, 4 types of kale, swiss chard & spinach. 4 Varieties of Cabbage, our heirloom Spanish Onions. In Root vegetables: white, yellow & red potatoes, sweet potatoes, red & gold beets, long beets, sweet orange carrots & a rainbow of heirloom varieties. Parsnips & turnips. Of course we will always have tomatoes, over 100 varieties to tantalize your taste buds. There will be 10 varieties of summer squash, a plethora of winter squash, and 8 varieties of egg plant. I almost forgot the tastiest ones. Peas! Sugar snaps and shelling peas along with 4 varieties of beans and tasty additions of garlic & herbs galore. Perennial fruit include: Black, yellow & red raspberries, rhubarb and yummy little blackberries.
Yes, those are a lot of crops to manage.
For the vegetables not listed, and as a back up supply to meet the veracious demands put on our stand, we depend on a network of local farms to fill in the gaps. We bring in local Strawberries from the beginning of June all the way to October, Red Raspberries from July to September, as well as Wild & Domestic Blueberries. Corn starts the middle of July and is brought in fresh-picked each morning until the first hard frost.
We have a driver that goes to the Niagara Region 3 times per week to bring back tree-ripened fruits as they come into season: Cherries, Plums, Apricots, Peaches, Nectarines, and Pears. We have another driver who connects us to several farms in the Eastern Townships of Quebec with a constant supply of Onions, Potatoes, Broccoli, Cauliflower, and all the salad fixings you could imagine throughout the entire growing season.
Patience, summer will be upon us again, and with it a bounty of flavor.
Steve & Tammy