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Farm Happenings...mid July, bring on the summer fruit and Corn on the Cob

Posted on July 21st, 2020 by Liz Gorzo

This summer seems to be progressing so fast... Do some of you feel like you lost a few months? 

As I continue to clean up the overgrowth of weeds on the farm properties I have this feeling it's getting too late to keep planting. However, '80-90 days to maturity' doesn't bring us to Halloween yet, so I'll still seed some cipolinni's, lettuces, spinach, radish, and transplant some golden beets and bulls blood beets.  Our tomatoes are ripening... we'll include some in the shares this week. 

- Pickling cukes have started, peppers and garlic are being picked

- Cherries are almost done, as are raspberries... we are into blueberries, plums, peaches, and sweet corn.

Ryan from Vanessa, ON texted me late last week, "Starting corn on Friday Liz, how many bags do you need?"  Norfolk County corn is always ready 2-3 weeks ahead of Simcoe County. A handful of Norfolk farmers have truly awesome corn. So good I enjoyed one 'raw' the other day! If your interested in learning a bit more about Ryan and his family farm, here is the website.  

In the spring I would struggle with what to put in the boxes each week... now I struggle with what not to put in the boxes each week.  Ontario and the Holland Marsh are harvesting so much variety.  

If you have any special requests of items you want for your shares or as addons just shoot me an email or text. I'll do my best. 

This week from Nonna's Lunch Box we have added a limited quantity of breads. The Pizza Dough and Pizza Sauce will be available every week. 

Last week there was a bit of confusion of the added pick up times. Newmarket is Saturday mornings 9:00-12:30 behind the Cachet Supper Club (Water and Main Street). Thursdays is 4:00pm to 7:00pm at the farm on Canal Road. 



PS. Below is a link with recipe ideas to spice up your butter (for your corn).