Farm Happenings at Fiddlehead Farm
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Farm Happenings at Fiddlehead Farm

Tomato Season & Canning Time!

Posted on August 21st, 2019
We've been sending out mixed boxes of tomatoes until now, but we've now hit peak tomato season and we can now list some varietals separately! Do you have a favourite yet?  Our Green and Red Zebras are an old favourite duo, both heirloom tomatoes. The Green Zebras are perhaps the sweetest... read more »

Tomato Season

Posted on August 17th, 2019
We've been sending out mixed boxes of tomatoes until now, but we've now hit peak tomato season and we can now list some varietals separately! Do you have a favourite yet?  Our Green and Red Zebras are an old favourite duo, both heirloom tomatoes. The Green Zebras are perhaps the sweetest tomato... read more »

Sunday Field Walks

Posted on August 11th, 2019
Each Sunday I take a walk through our fields, trying to estimate what we can offer up in our bags each week. When I went looked closer at this celebratory moment in our celery patch (it's our first year growing celery) I couldn't help but notice the flowering broccoli in the background (which we won't... read more »

Breakfast Tacos

Posted on August 4th, 2019
Breakfast tacos have managed to bridge the gap between my love of sweet breakfasts and Stephanie's love of savoury breakfasts. One particular combination of fillings has become a favourite whenever we have company and I thought it was high time we share it with you all! We enjoyed some of our fresh tomatoes... read more »

Summer Holiday Season

Posted on July 28th, 2019
It's the time of year for heading out on adventures, and we've welcomed a child of each of our mexican ladies to join us at the farm for their holidays as well as their partners! Last weekend we took them up to Steph's family cottage for a true Canadian adventure, and I we had fun teaching them how to... read more »

Now that's a green onion!

Posted on July 20th, 2019
"Green onion" refers to the plant whenever it has nice green leaves, and it can be harvested at various stages. We have beautiful luscious greens on our onions this year so it's time to share! We harvest them gradually over the summer, so you'll see the size of the bulb slowly growing here on in. Come... read more »

What is seasonality?

Posted on July 15th, 2019
Seasonality is an interesting concept in farming that captures when during the year different vegetables become available. Some plants take four months before they can be harvested for eating, others can grow in a month. Early in the summer we eat a lot more greens, because leaves grow quicker than fruits!... read more »

Packing in the greens!

Posted on July 7th, 2019
Your bags are starting to fill up nicely, and it's the time of year for greens! Have you tried putting greens on the barbecue? We drizzle with oil and place whole leaves on till they're crisp and develop a lovely flavour from lettuce to kale to beet tops. This week we've got the first of our beans headed... read more »

Garlic Scape Season & Compostable Bags Update

Posted on June 25th, 2019
We're starting to see a bit more diversity this week! The garden still feels unseasonably lean, but I'm looking forward to getting out some "small" bunches and samplers of zucchini and pattypans :) The beans and peas are almost ready for a first pick, hopefully next week. For anyone not familiar with... read more »