Farm Happenings at Mike's Garden Harvest
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Farm Happenings at Mike's Garden Harvest

A Mom Story

Posted on May 8th, 2022
With a start, I heard "Michael! You are needed imediately, it's urgent!" I don't think there is anyone that is so connected to us throughout are whole entire lives any more powerfully than our Mother. I was in my early 20's working at the Orillia Y as the Assistant Swim Coach.  It had... read more »

Our First Easter Hop

Posted on April 16th, 2022
Well, we didn't know what to expect and maybe that was a good thing...lol. Yesterday we hosted our first Easter Hop (Scavenger Hunt) which was broadcasted over the FB airwaves throughout Riverside South, Findlay Creek, Hunt Club and Uplands/Mooney's Bay. 200 plus people came all eager to hunt for eggs,... read more »

Farm Happenings for November 18, 2021- The 2021 Winter Gift

Posted on November 15th, 2021
Ever seen one of those corny family Christmas movies and there is that scene when the Dad gets caught in some sort of obviously fake Santa costume putting presents under the tree.. Well..here we are (lol). Every year, we hope to be able to offer a Winter Gift from the field. We do this for a couple... read more »

Farm Happenings for October 19, 2021 - The Fall Finale

Posted on October 17th, 2021
This is the first morning that actually feels like there is fall in the air.  I did a walk to check my squash counts. It was wet, cold and the air was clear. Quite beautiful with all the colors. This, as you know is the final week of our 16 week summer/fall season CSA season. It was an experienced... read more »

Farm Happenings for October 12, 2021 - And the Beat goes on and on..and..

Posted on October 9th, 2021
Over the past weeks we have talked about the many parts that make the operation whole.  The membership that helps fund, the staff and volunteers that lean in and the farm dog who keeps an ever watchful eye. With the potato harvest being front and centre now would be a good time to shine a light... read more »

Farm Happenings for October 5, 2021 - an ode to the farm dog

Posted on October 2nd, 2021
You will see at least one on every farm you go to.  Typically they are the first to greet you. Sometimes friendly and sometimes..well not so much.  Much like myself in that regard...lol. Seemingly part wild and part domestic I speak of course of the farm dog.   They play an important... read more »

Farm Happenings for September 28, 2021 - A message in a mushroom.

Posted on September 25th, 2021
I looked out my window Friday morning and there it was. Grown by the light of this week's full moon. I've only seen one once before, years ago now and this one was huge. Freaky huge. Like some alien life form had landed and taken residence.  Compelled, I walked up to it slowly and just stared... read more »

Farm Happenings for September 21, 2021 - the week that was

Posted on September 18th, 2021
Well...  THAT happened.   What a week!! First I decide to get creative and ambitious with the share contents and we elect to offer up a wider than ususal selection of herbs during the dog end part of the season for them. THEN, I compound the felony by deciding it would be nice to include... read more »

Farm Happenings for September 14, 2021 The Hot and 'Spicy&Spicy' edition

Posted on September 11th, 2021
As this September evokes some new routines for many of us, it is only prudent that we change the menu up a little bit :-)  Just like it is with students in the classroom, a farmer will tell you that every vegetable has its' own personality.  Radishes are the 'fast aquaintances', Lettuce is... read more »