Are you trying to make the most of your local Ontario produce, to reduce your food waste, or to save a few dollars? There are many reasons to try and cut down on kitchen waste, but whatever your reason there are many ways to get the job done. From repurposing kitchen scraps into meals, regrowing vegetables or even using those scraps as compost … [Read more...] about Making the Most of Your Fresh Ontario Produce: Use Your Clean Kitchen Scraps
Many of us are doing our best to eat local Ontario produce, but one of the major difficulties in the Canadian climate is how to continue this throughout the year. Whether you’re buying your fruits and vegetables from farmers markets in Ontario or you’re growing your own, preserving the nutrient-rich produce is a concern. Try your hand at food … [Read more...] about 5 Ways to Preserve your Local Ontario Produce
This weekend, with the help of my two younger children, I made some nest boxes for American Kestrels, which are small falcons that prey on mice, voles, grasshoppers. earthworms, songbirds and other small prey. They are beautiful birds, and will be returning to our area once again in late March or early April. Females (left) are larger and have … [Read more...] about What do you do in winter – part 2
That's the most frequent question I'm asked once the farm is closed for the season. What do you do all winter? So as a new year is upon us, I've decided to post weekly (hopefully) blog updates to let you know what goes on behind the scenes here at the farm. Today, I'm beginning to get plant orders placed. Just before the New Year, I had some … [Read more...] about What do you DO all winter?
With our abundance of farmers markets in the Barrie area, eating local in the summer is an easy and delicious task. Once winter arrives it can get a little harder and your creativity will have to come out. There are still plenty of options however, and with a little planning ahead you can provide yourself with canned, jarred or pickled fresh local … [Read more...] about Best Spots to Eat Local in Barrie
With the holidays and first day of winter coming up soon, there’s no better time to plan out a lovely dinner of local food recipes that will bring together your family and friends. From appetizers to dessert, we have all your local food bases covered in a delicious grouping of Ontario asparagus, strawberries, blueberries, and apples. Ontario … [Read more...] about Top Recipes Featuring Locally Grown Ontario Foods