Tomorrow (May 11th) is Opening Day at the Orangeville Farmers’ Market. We are looking forward to seeing familiar faces and reconnecting with the market community. We are busy harvesting today so that we can bring: Arugula, Spicy Salad Mix, Red Russian Kale, Green Garlic, Leeks and Parsnips (over-wintered in the field) and many varieties of Tomato Seedlings. We will also be featuring a new product – Fresh Stone-Ground Flour and Rolled Oats from our friends Heather and Paul of LoonSong Garden. We missed the timing for fiddleheads, but will instead be bringing lovely wetland flower arrangements for Mom!
For those in the Creemore area, the Creemore Farmers’ Market will be starting next weekend, Saturday May 18th. We would also love to see you there!
The CSA is quickly filling up, at this time we have ten spaces left, so if you are interested, please don’t delay. Information can be found on the CSA Page of our website. CSA shares will be starting in the third week of June.
Other news from the farm:
Two of our three apprentices, Michael and Melanie, have only been here for two weeks, but are already helping out so much! They have both gotten comfortable around the cows and two new calves. Our third apprentice, Emily, will be joining the team next week – we are looking forward to her arrival.
Dixie and Lily (cows) each brought healthy young calves into the world in the last two weeks. The calves are growing fast and enjoying their new home!
This season’s pigs will be arriving on the farm this weekend to spend the season with us here at Fiddle Foot Farm.
We have begun transplanting and planting our first seeds
in the gardens, with great excitement for the growing season ahead. The garlic crop is noticeably larger every day – it won’t be too long now before the scapes appear! In the mean time, scape lovers can find pickled scapes on our market table (while last season’s supply remains!)
Hope to see you at the Market!