Archive for the ‘Farmers’ Market’ Category

Looking out over the snow-covered fields this morning, having done our last outdoor markets and having delivered our final Summer CSA shares, we can now officially feel the change of season!

It has been an exciting season here at Fiddle Foot Farm, very productive in vegetables and meat and also in the further development of our farm and of course, lots of learning!  Thank you to all those who took part in our Summer CSA program, to our market customers, and to the restaurants in the area who chose to serve locally and organically grown vegetables.

We are now accepting registration for our Winter CSA shares which will begin on November 19th.  You will find all the information posted on the Winter CSA page.

In case the blizzard kept you away from the final Orangeville Farmers’ Market, here is a glimpse of what you missed!  Snow blanketed our display but didn’t keep us from “sporting” our costumes in Hallowe’en spirit.

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Markets begin indoors in Orangeville tomorrow (November 9th) and will continue on the second Saturday of each month. The market will be in Town Hall and will run from 8am – 1pm.  Come on out if you are in the area to support local producers throughout the quieter months.  We will be bringing winter vegetables, pure pastured lard and some of our preserves made during the summer months.

There will also be an indoor Christmas market in Creemore on Saturday December 7th – hope to see you there!

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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!

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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!

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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

DSCN7410in 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!

 

 

 

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This Saturday (May 5th) is Opening Day at the Orangeville Farmers’ Market on Broadway.  We are excited to be back as vendors there after having been away for a season. If our harvest goes well tomorrow, we hope to bring fiddleheads to the market, appropriate as it is the farm’s namesake!
For those in the Creemore area, the Creemore Farmers’ Market will be starting in two weeks’ time on Saturday May 19th.  We would also love to see you there!
There are still some spaces available in the CSA for this season.  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:
Our apprentices, Rob, Sarah and Laina have all begun their seasons with us and have been an incredible help already!  Together, we have put up our seedling greenhouse which is now housing hundreds of young plants eager to find their way into the garden.
We have just begun transplanting the first plants out into the field along with some early seedings of greens, carrots, beets, peas, radishes and turnips.  The garlic and strawberries are no longer alone out there!
Hope to see you at the Market!

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