Thursday, September 30, 2010

Fall is Here

I can not believe that tomorrow will be October. The months have gone by very fast. Summer and then Autumn, before we know it. As a farmer, you see the time going by - by what is happening around you - not by the turn of the calendar.

On our farm, we are busy getting those turkeys that are ready for Thanksgiving sold. We have not too much problem with that, as we are usually sold out and have a waiting list. This year all our turkeys for Thanksgiving are spoken for, we are now starting our Christmas list. If you are wanting a turkey for your Christmas celebration you need to contact us now. That list is also filling up. (call us at 519 232-4105)

We just got more chicks this week, these chickens will be ready at the end of November. After this flock we will not have chicken available until next summer.
We always welcome those interested in "Knowing your Farmer" so call us, and we can arrange a visit.
Karen, Peter and Emily

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Duck, Duck Goose!

On Saturday September 18th we will have Muscovy Duck available - FRESH!
If you love to cook duck then do not miss this opportunity. Give us a call to reserve yours, we have a limited supply and we do expect to sell out.
It is always hard to estimate what weight they will come in at, we think maybe these will be around 5 - 8lbs. The price for duck is $3.50/lb.
I want to add in my post today that last night I saw the film "The Future of Food" at the London Public Library. It is well worth watching, infact you cango to the website and watch it online. Check it out of you have the time. It is another film that will make you change some of your habits when it comes to buying food.
September 18th will be a busy day for us. After our "Duck Day" at the farm - which we have asked for pick up to be from 9:30 to 11:00. We are off to the Stratford Garlic Festival, it is a great event for any garlic lover! Need to purchase some new seed this year, love all the varieties available. It is always great to try a piece of that garlic fudge that is usually there! Yes, fudge baked with garlic, it is very tasty.
If you plan to stay closer to London that day there is a Tomato Fest taking place at the Covent Garden Market from 11 - 2. I heard about it last night. It is being organized by the London City Farm Network, they plan to have tomato tastings of over 40 unique varieties. This is a great way to find out what variety you like and then can take note so next year you can plant it in your garden.
Karen & Peter

Friday, September 3, 2010

Ilderton Fall Fair

I have noticed a few of the leaves falling and it begins to remind me of the fall. Fall always makes me want to bake - apples and squash etc. I am not sure why, it must be a comfort thing.

I had some peaches that were left over from the canning I did. I had a craving for a cake, so I made a peach coffee cake. I did not have a recipe so I took a few that I had and combined them to make one up.

The flour I used was from the Arva Flour Mill, I usually do buy my flour there. I then mixed half of the unbleached flour with spelt flour, I had bought the other week from the Eagleson's at the Exeter Farmers Market a few weeks ago.

The coffee cake turned out delicious! Now I have a winner for the Ilderton Fair. I just may make another and enter it this year at the fair. If you have never been, the Ilderton Fall Fair is one of the best fairs around. This year it is October 1, 2, 3. Hope to see you there!